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Best Songs About Motorbikes

Top 11 Best Songs About Motorbikes

Best Songs About MotorbikesIt’s from the association of motorbikes and rock music that heavy metal was born. Steppenwolf’s cry of “heavy metal thunder!” on their 1969 Easy Rider soundtrack anthem gave us a description of both the bike and the sound of distorted electric guitars and drums, spearheading the imagination of an entire genre. The look and attitude of 50s and 60s biker gangs – denim, leather, studs, patches, long hair – remains a crucial element of metal’s aesthetic, but the lyrical obsession with these iron horses and stallions of the highway was largely confined to the 1969-82 period. Here’s a list of Top 11 Best Songs About Motorbikes :


11. Creedence Clearwater Revival – Sweet Hitch-Hiker (1971)

A fair old rocking headbanger from Creedence Clearwater Re...

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Top Live Albums-II

25 Top Live Albums-II

Ah, the live album. In the days pre-dating the internet, the only way to experience your favorite band live was to hope they’d be playing a city near you so you can attend the concert, bootlegs from private recorders and soundboard audio and, yes, an officially released live album! Capturing the perfect performance is always elusive and partly why so many live albums take recordings from multiple shows. Sometimes it’s done to mask flaws in the set and other times to boost the power of a performance to ensure fans receive the full impact of a lights out performance (and their money’s worth for purchasing the album)...

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Songs that Forged Metal-I (1964-1978)

Songs that Forged Metal : Part-I (1964-1978)

Songs that Forged Metal 1From The Kinks to Black Sabbath, MetalRulz guides you through the Songs that Forged Metal 1 (1964-1978).


The Novas – The Crusher (1964)

This relentless slab of garage surf rock from 1964 is an ode to 50s American wrestling legend Crusher Lisowski. Vocalist Bob Nolan puts in such an OTT performance that it literally pre-dates death metal vocalists such as Tom G. Warrior of Celtic Frost by some 20-plus years.


The Kinks – You Really Got Me (1964)

Up to this point had there been a rock riff so direct and in your face as You Really Got Me? Well, maybe there was, but it’s hard to think of one.


Jimi Hendrix Experience – Foxy Lady (1967)

Stoned, heavy and seriously groovy, Hendrix’s Foxy Lady is cool as hell from top to tail.


Pretty Things – ...

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Judas Priest

Judas PriestJudas Priest are a British heavy metal band formed in Birmingham, England, in 1969. The band has sold over 45 million albums to date. They were ranked by MTV as the second “Greatest Metal Band” of all time (after Black Sabbath), and VH1 named them the 78th greatest artist of all time in 2010. Despite an innovative and pioneering body of work in the latter half of the 1970s, the band struggled with indifferently-produced records, repeated changes of drummer and a lack of major commercial success or attention until 1980, when they adopted a more simplified sound on the album British Steel, which helped shoot them to rock superstar status...

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1980 : Greatest Year for Heavy Metal

Ten Albums of 1980 that put Metal on Top of the World Again

In October 1979, US rock magazine Creem ran a cover feature asking the provocative question ‘Is Heavy Metal Dead?’ Perhaps the magazine’s editorial team saw KISS doing disco (with I Was Made For Lovin’ You) and Zeppelin embracing synths (on In Through The Out Door), guitarist Joe Perry walking out of Aerosmith and Black Sabbath firing frontman Ozzy Osbourne and concluded that the writing was on the wall for the genre. They couldn’t have been more wrong. In the 12 months that followed, bolstered by the emergence of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, metal was re-born, with the release of a clutch of albums that would come to be viewed as all-time classics...

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Glam / Pop Metal

GLAM / POP METAL (1978-present)

Glam Metal (also known as Hair Metal, Sleaze Metal and often used synonymously with Pop Metal) is a sub-genre of Hard Rock and Heavy Metal. It combines elements of those genres with Punk Rock and Pop Music, adding catchy hooks and guitar riffs, while borrowing from the fashion of 1970s Glam Rock.

Pop MetalThe style can be traced back to acts like Aerosmith, the Alice Cooper group, Boston, Cheap Trick, KISS, The New York Dolls and Van Halen. It arose in the late 1970s and early 1980s in the United States, particularly on the Los Angeles Sunset Strip music scene, pioneered by bands such as Mötley Crüe, Quiet Riot, Ratt and the New Jersey band Bon Jovi...

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Power Metal

POWER METAL (1976-present)

Power Metal is a sub-genre of Heavy Metal combining characteristics of traditional metal with speed metal, often within symphonic context. Generally, Power Metal is characterized by a more uplifting sound, in contrast to the heaviness and dissonance prevalent in styles such as Doom Metal and Death Metal. Power Metal bands usually have anthem-like songs with fantasy-based subject matter and strong choruses, thus creating a theatrical, dramatic and emotionally “powerful” sound.

Power MetalThe term was first used in the middle of the ’80s and refers to two different but related styles : the first pioneered and largely practiced in North America with a harder sound similar to Speed Metal, and a later more widespread and popular style based in Europe (especially Scandinavia, Ger...

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Early / Classic Metal

EARLY / CLASSIC METAL (1966-1971)

Traditional Heavy Metal, also known as Classic Metal, or simply Heavy Metal, is the seminal genre of Heavy Metal music before the genre “evolved and splintered into many different styles and sub-genres.” It is characterized by mid-to-fast-tempo riffs, by thumping basslines, crunchy riffs, extended lead guitar solos, and clean, often high-pitched vocals and anthemic choruses. It is not generally categorized as a sub-genre of Metal, but the main genre of it.

Terminology

Classic MetalThe short, original, and proper term for this genre is “Heavy Metal”, but as Michka Assayas notes in his Dictionary of Rock, the term “Heavy Metal” may sometimes be used in different senses...

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