sunnuntai 24. huhtikuuta 2011

Metallica - ..And Justice for All

..And Justice for All is Metallica’s fourth studio album and first after Cliff Burton’s death. It was released on August 25, 1988

The album has certified 8x platinum by the RIAA in 2003.

The front cover depicts the statue of Lady Justice cracked, bound by ropes, her breasts exposed, and both of her scales filled with dollars.

Track listing

 "..And Justce for All"
 "Eye of the Beholder"
 "The Shortest Straw"
 "Harvester of Sorrow"
 "The Frayed Ends of Sanity"
 "To Live Is to Die"
 "Dyer's Eve"

"One" was their first Top 40 hit single, reaching number 35 on the Billboard Hot 100 and also was the first music video filmed by Metallica.

sunnuntai 17. huhtikuuta 2011

Stryper - To Hell with the Devil

To Hell with the Devil is second full-length album and third release from the Christian glam metal band Stryper. It was release on October 24, 1986 and sold platinum after being three months on Billboard’s album charts. The album also received a Grammy Award nomination.

Songs like “Calling on you”, “Honestly” and “Free” were frequently played on MTV in 1987.

Track Listing:

"To Hell with the Devil"
"Calling On You"
"The Way"
"Sing-Along Song"
"Holdin' on"
"Rockin' the World"
"All of me"
"More Than a Man"

“Honestly” is Stryper’s top hit, reaching #23 on the Top40 charts

Throughout 1987, both music videos for "Free" and "Honestly" ranked #1 on Dial MTV, the nightly MTV list of most requested videos.

maanantai 11. huhtikuuta 2011

Lita Ford - Lita

On February 2, 1988 Lita Ford released her third solo and commercially most successful album. She had Sharon Osbourne as her manager and produced it by herself.

The album features hits such as “Back To the Cave”, “Kiss Me Deadly”, “Falling In And Out Of Love” and duet with Ozzy Osbourne “Close My Eyes Forever” it was her only Top 10  Billboard Hot 100 Hit, reaching #8.

Track listing:

"Back to the Cave”
"Can't Catch Me"
"Kiss Me Deadly"
"Falling In and Out of Love”
"Fatal Passion"
"Under the Gun”
"Broken Dreams"
"Close My Eyes Forever" (with Ozzy)

 "Kiss Me Deadly" was named the 76th best hard rock song of all time by VH1.

 The song "Close My Eyes Forever" is featured on the video game Karaoke Revolution Presents: American Idol Encore.

tiistai 5. huhtikuuta 2011

Def Leppard - Pyromania

Def leppard released their third studio album on 20 January 1983. Phil Collen was new guitarist on the album to replace Pete Willis who was fired due to excessive use of alcohol.

The album even charted number 2 on the Billboard 200 list and three songs “Photograph”, “Rock of Ages”, and “Foolin”, became Top 40 singles in the United States.

The album sold over six millions copies in 1983 and only Michael Jackson’s Thriller held it off top of US album chart.

Track listing:

Rock Rock ('Til You Drop)
Too Late for Love
Die Hard the Hunter
Rock of Ages
Comin' Under Fire
Action! Not Words
Billy's Got a Gun

    In 2004, the album ranked number 384 on Rolling Stone's 500 Greatest Albums of All Time also in 2006, O magazine placed the album at number 35 in its list of "40 Best Albums of the '80s".