1978 Metal: Judas Priest: ‘Stained Class’

1978 metal

Hello and welcome to the Rock n Coasters podcast, I am one of your hosts, Michele Forto. We are starting something new every week to kick off the new year. We will talk about the top metal albums of the year and share some cool facts from back in time. Sit back, kids, this is going to be a wild ride.

It’s 1978. World Changing Event: Louise Brown, the first “test-tube baby,” was born healthy in Oldham General Hospital, UK. The Top Song was Night Fever by The Bee Gees

The Quotes

“Za Plane! Za Plane Boss!”
-Tattoo (Hervé Villechaize), Fantasy Island

“Nanoo Nanoo!”
Robin Williams as Mork (from Ork)

Let’s talk about the top metal album.

1978: Judas Priest, ‘Stained Class’

 As Judas Priest continued to map out the cornerstones of the traditional heavy metal realm, they moved the furthest yet from their rock roots in 1978 on ‘Stained Class’ and nothing could have been more evident of this than the raging speed metal opener “Exciter.” With the sultry lead work and piercing falsettos of “Saints in Hell,” Priest’s vision seemed more apparent than ever, especially with the galloping might of the title track and “Savage” in tow. While the metal was indeed flowing, the Brits still delved into the progressive nature of the ‘70s with the mystical “Beyond the Realms of Death,” one of their most moving and enduring tracks.

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Oh, one last bit of trivia. Jim Jones got  909 followers to commit suicide (including many children) by drinking poisoned Kool-Aid in his Jonestown commune. This is how the term “Drink The Kool-Aid” came into being. On that note, please head over to patreon.com/firstpawmedia and sign up today, and you will get access to behind-the-scenes content, exclusive merch, and more.

I am your host, Michele Forto, see you next time.


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