Metal Mania - My Top Ten Favorite Headbanging Metal Songs

Crank it up!

To begin, metal is my hands down, all time favorite genre of music. In all honesty, I love most genres of music but metal has a special place in my heart. It doesn't have a bit of politically correct in it. It's brutally honest, at times. Metal personifies the rage against the machine attitude. I hope you enjoy the jams!

This hub is dedicated to the one, the only, the King of Hub-dom poetry, the Epigramman. You asked for it. You got it!

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1.) Iron Maiden - “Hallowed Be Thy Name”

I dearly love this song. I have since the first time I heard it. More over I love it because I had the distinct pleasure of seeing them perform it live in Houston, TX more years ago than I am going to admit to. It was the first metal concert I ever went to. Let’s just say I was still under 18.


Now that 18 is long past, I have to ask myself, if I had a younger teenage daughter, would I allow her to attend such a concert with just one other person? Honestly, sorry young ladies, HELL NO!
This is not to say I would not trust a young teen or anything like that. It is to say that such events can be dangerous.


That night I saw one of the most horrific live acts of violence and that was just walking in to the building. A guy, I guess around 16-18, was just standing on the curb holding a shirt. I assume it was a concert jersey. About 10 or so younger teens jumped him all at once. They beat his face into the curb and left him laying in a pool of his own blood. Me being the stubborn dumb-ass that I often am, I wanted to jump in.


Talk about stupid. I would not have stood a chance. Was it brave? Not really, if you can’t help, your just adding to the problem. Luckily for me my date was significantly older than I and much wiser. While he was, and still is huge, he said flat out it’s too late now. The whole thing happened so fast.


Lesson: Ladies, travel in packs to such events if you feel the need to attend.

2.) Metallica - “Master of Puppets”

This band has been deemed by many the kings of metal. They have also been labeled as sell outs by some of their original fans. They slowed down to get more of a following.


The die hard crowd among us never forgave them. I still like them be the music old or new, but hey, that’s just me. One thing is for sure, slowing down brought them to a level of ticket sales never before seen.

3.) Metallica - One

This song, especially, I like for the sad story it tells. It speaks of a soldier and the horrors he lived through. He would have been better off not surviving.


It’s so tragic and more so because it is true for many of our brave men and women who give of themselves so the rest of us can remain free. Have you thanked an American soldier today? I would not want to dwell on where we would be without them. It surely would not be free.

4.) Scorpions - “Rock You Like a Hurricane”

There were too many nights I don’t remember that began by jamming on these guys. Thinking back on it conjures up memories of pool halls and bars I was not old enough to be allowed in, men I was not old enough to date, cars that were way too fast, and other things I refuse to put in print.


Needless to say, I was more than a little wild and very good at getting my way, especially since I didn't bother to ask for permission. In hindsight, I know now where the expression do as I do not as I say came from. It came from parents who must have done the same!

5.) Judas Priest - “Rage”

I had the great honor of seeing Judas Priest live, too. They put on one heck of a show. Rob can blow like no other.


Hm, how to describe the night? Imagine eight people crammed into a camaro flying up highway 45 so as to not miss the show after having slipped out.

Think too many people crammed into the Summit and some fool chick taking a stage dive off the second story seating. Word to the wise - Don’t do that. She never attended another concert, or anything else for that matter. It was not a pretty sight.

6.) Ronny James Dio - “Last In Line”

He will be greatly missed. Dio was a member of Black Sabbath for a time and was also known for his solo work.


Some thought him too old to really rock. I have to disagree. Ronny James Dio was a metal treasure.


Thanks to the wonder that is the Internet, his music will live on forever in halls of metal fame.

7.) Iron Maiden - “Run to the Hills”

While many say this refers to how God’s children should run to the hills in the final days, it actually tells of how the white man slaughtered the Native Americans. Ironically, this is a British band.


The show they put on is rich and layered with lights, sounds, props and full on crazy. I would not recommend this for impressionable children even with parental supervision.


A word to the wise, you might not want to sit in the first three rows... I'm just saying. (Trust me on this, some stains don't wash out.)

8.) Black Sabbath - “Heaven and Hell”

I had the chance to go see these guys and blew it! Lesson learned: Never, ever get caught. You will get grounded.

Never think you can take a nap and still make it home on time after partying with Jose gold label all afternoon and half the night. He packs one heck of a punch!

Also, scalping tickets is a crime and it's hard to sell them when you are not allowed out of your room. By the time it's dark and you can leap from the window to the tree and scurry down, anyone wanting to go is already gone.

9.) Black Sabbath - “War Pigs”

This song speaks for itself. It is as true today as the day it was written. Some may say it came out before the advent of real metal, and that may be true.


Without this band, metal may never have been born.

While Sharon and the kids may run the show now, Ozzy was a beast in his day. One of the old man's favorite pieces of rock and roll memorabilia is his guitar pick from Randy Rhodes. Different band, I know, but still.

10.) Metallica - ‘Wherever I May Roam”

It just blows the doors off!

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Music is also a universal language.

In many ways rock of all forms exemplifies the spirit of America. It does not back down. It’s in your face but can be kind at the same time.

Many a rocker has supported our nation in one way or anther. Typically, on the news, we only hear the bad.

They love to never mention how musicians go play for troops overseas, often for free, how they raise money for charities, how they bring attention to worthy causes and so on. Don’t let what you see or hear in the media color your opinions.

Listen and form your own.

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Rock and Roll is a big family.

All forms of rock are related to metal be they grandfathers as in the case of American folk rock, big brothers as in the case of classic rock or even distant cousins and little sisters as in the case of punk and alternative.

Each generation is in some way defined by its music. Metal was mine. While it drove my parents nuts, it gave me many hours of total escapism and head banging good times.

I still crank up the jams and rock around the house to this day. Now, it’s typically with a cleaning apparatus. Growing older can sucketh royally, but it doesn’t have to. Turn up the tunes and go back in time to when life was simpler, louder and always proud.

I like many forms of music and have thus decided an honorable mention category is required. Think of it as a family reunion.

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The Outlaws - “Green Grass and High Tides Forever”

How wonderful is gaming?

This song is now loved by kids world wide thanks to video game home machines. Many a future guitar hero is being born right now playing this song as his or her fingers bleed all over mom's freshly mopped floor.

Parents, ear plugs are not that expensive. Give the little ones time. They will improve with practice.

Ted Nugent - “Great White Buffalo”

I could listen to this all day. I have seen Ted a few times and was never disappointed. Now, I know many don’t like his political views. Regardless of how you feel about his politics, you must admit, the man can rock. I have heard his TV show is decent too but I admit, I don't watch it. Who wants to watch TV when there are hubs to read? Seriously, the idiot box rots the brain.

ACDC - “If You Want Blood, You Got It”

This song was so good live! If you have never seen ACDC play live, I’m sorry. It’s one heck of an experience. Angus is so much fun!

He is a true guitar legend and arguably one of the best showman in rock and roll. If you have never seen them, it is well worth the ticket price. Take a chance, have some fun and be prepared to rock!

The Firm - “Satisfaction Guarenteed”

This was one of the best concerts I have ever been too! For whatever reason, that I don't know, it did not sell well. It ticked Jimmy Page off.

He addressed the crowd stating, "For those of you who bothered to show up, I'm about to give you one hell of a f_cking show!" He lived up to his word.

Motorhead - “Ace of Spades”

These guys are like metal on steroids!

It's hard core, driving beat is hypnotic. There will be no sleeping while this band plays. You won't need coffee or caffeine of any kind. Being still is out of the question.

You may be inspired to thrash about wildly. If nothing else, it's great exercise! No gym fees are required so you will save money too. You can't beat that.

Ladies, I do apologize for the lack of eye candy.

Greg Allman - “I’m no Angel”

OK, OK. I know, it’s kind of weak by the standards of the other songs listed. I still love it.

Did you know he was at one time hooked up with Cher?

He's not bad to look at either. Or wasn't in his day. I have not seen him lately, but you know what they say. Women get old. Men grow distinguished.


Blue Murder - “We All Fall Down”

This band is the typical hair metal band but I love the song. Try not to look at the hair. It has been known to hypnotize.

This band never really got much recognition but the song rocks. Actually, the CD has several good songs on it. I think by the time they hit the scene there was just too much competition.


Guns and Roses - “Welcome to the Jungle”

I'm no fan of the lead singer. Personally, I think he should be thrown under a jail house and never let out. That is why I refuse to see them live. It's still a good song.

In case you don't know, he's a "beater". That means he likes to hit women. I don't know if he is in or out of the pen at the moment, but I sincerely hope if he continues his abusive ways he meets up with the wrong woman. One like my aunt was. She had a saying that I think applies well in his case. Everyone sleeps. We all have a cast iron skillet in the cabinet. Enough said.

Evenescence - “Tourniquet”

This girl has the best voice! For all you guys, she’s considered hot too. Her lyrics are unique, her videos inspiring, and her fashion sense rules. Evanescence is truly one of my favorite newer bands.

In conclusion

We all need to cut lose sometimes. Crank it up! If it’s too loud, you're too old. Bang your head, shake your money maker, and have some fun!

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Inkwell780 4 years ago

I remember you telling me about concerts you had attended. You have good stories here to go along with the music. All I can say is Rock On Randy Rhodes, tis a shame about the plane accident. I really want to attend a concert myself... However my favorite, current, band the Arctic Monkeys are not visiting Cleveland anytime soon. Dio was a voice smith, enough said. I also like Metallica, not as much as Sabbath but close. I agree that "music is a universal language". Great hub. Eclectic in information, reflection and art as always Rhonda. Sincerely, Matt.


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epigramman 4 years ago

......great comment from above .....and yes my dear sweet Rhonda you have helped me with my dreams (that is why Brian Wilson wrote a song about you - Help me Rhonda)

and put together what I think is the ultimate heavy metal hub of all time - it really doesen't get any better than this so I will make sure I promote it like there's no tomorrow - lol - and I will start with a posting on my Facebook page - love your selection of tunes and you went right back to its roots with the Godfathers of Metal - Black Sabbath

Had a lot of fun with this on Sunday morning - it's a true labor of love and it always shows in everything you do and write

....by the way I love your opening introduction and your thoughts of the day - that's a great idea because you can keep it topical and day to day - I remember seeing the original Billy Jack as a kid and I have the song One Tin Soldier (still to this day on 45rpm record)

.....I think some people have to see this hub and rejoice - let me gather up the troops ......thank you for your dedication Rhonda

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I will bookmark this hub for my own personal use so I can keep coming back and go over some of the videos again

my two personal favorites from this list: War Pigs and Ace of Spades


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Adrian Lavelle 4 years ago from Galway, Ireland

That was awesome, rocking out to the songs, I love Metallica, I've seen them twice in Dublin, One band I always wished I saw play live when they were together were Pantera, I never got the chance, a crying shame what happened to Dimebag, very sad, at least I still have their music to rock out to...


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MartieCoetser 4 years ago from South Africa

As you said: “Honestly, sorry, (young ladies), HELL NO!” :)))

This is one of the pleasures of being ‘matured’. We may admit our ‘sins’ without getting condemned.

I really never liked rock metal. It scared me. It does provoke fear, anger and imbalanced, or should I say irrational, thoughts. Interesting to see they refer to it (or some of it) as ‘trash metal’. Though my son, a professional tuba and bass guitar player, did try to draw my attention to the ‘excellent’ talent of the musicians. Of cause with no avail. I see them as the clowns, acrobats and stunts in the world of music.

CCR was the nearest I got to hard metal. Oh, and I loved them and I still do.

This is a suburb hub about hard metal music. Voted UP and awesome.

Rhonda, I’m posting this comment on Epi’s FB-page as well, where you are pimped :)))


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cleaner3 4 years ago from Pueblo, Colorado

Vix, Great hub.

I prefer AC-DC, myself

but you have a lot of good ones on here.

Now i have to rest my head it is sore from banging it.


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TheManWithNoPants 4 years ago from Tucson, Az.

Rhonda,

I just realized that I've got an identical twin in a female body. As a crusty old rock 'n roll musician, I've got some crusty old personal stories I can share about Ted Nugent, Greg Allman, and an old dude who's not up here by the name of John Kay.

As always, I'm impressed by the professional way you lay out your work., Up, Awesome, and groovy!

jim


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SubRon7 4 years ago from eastern North Dakota

Poetvix, I love your choices in music! Unfortunately I took time to listen to just Guns'N'Roses, and then I read what you said about the lead singer. I guess I'm not surprised that Rock stars can be "beaters" too, yet it didn't make me happy to read it. You have your own file in my computer, so I'll be back to read and listen to more. These days I don't take much time to listen to music, and the car I've been driving for 18 months the radio doesn't work, but, no budget...!

Thanks for the good hub, my friend!


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The Suburban Poet 4 years ago from Austin, Texas

Great hub! I was struck by the idea that Metallica was abused because of the "Black" album. It's my opinion that nobody deliberately passes up a great song. Nobody. If you have it in you then you write it. It is possible that people explore the minor chords and experiment with volume and staccato and whatever but people like fame and they like fortune. To me Metallica grew and grew until those songs appeared on their minds and their instruments. It's the same with Pink Floyd. Listen to their earlier stuff and then listen to Dark Side of the Moon. They just blossomed.... anyway that's the way I see it...


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Inky - Thank you so much for dropping by. I do hope you are having a good morning. I forgotten about the Arctic Monkeys. I remember listening to them off a link you sent.

It really was a shame about Randy. I remember where I was when I heard. It's so sad. We lose many of the best just that way. I can't wait to read your new hub! Anyone that has not read Inky's work, it's deep. He can play on words like no one else. God bless Matt and may all of your hubs be happy.

*Epi - Ironic you bring up the Brian Wilson song. My father told me a long time ago, God rest his soul, that he named me after that song to help him get over the death of my older sister. I hated that song growing up! Not because of him of course but because boys used to tease me with it on the playground. How silly is youth?

Thank you so much, more than I can say, for your kindness and encouragement. You are the most generous soul.

When I was around 10 or so I was determined to grow up and marry Billy Jack. I think his girlfriend, Jean, in the movie is why I have a hard time getting along with blondes to this day... jealousy! Now that I am grown I have all the Billy Jack movies even the horrid third one. The pre-quill was really hard to find! It's a biker flick, one of the first I think.

War Pigs still gets me every time I hear it. Have a most blessed day, my friend.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Adrian - Thank you so much for your time and commenting. You saw Metallic? I stand in awe. I have always wanted to but the tickets are too expensive for my blood.

Pantera rocked! God bless and happiest of hubbing.

* Martie - Thank you so much for checking this out, especially in light of the fact that you don't like metal. I too am a big CCR fan! They are a southern staple.

Sometimes I feel like such a hypocrite telling young people not to do what I did. But, then I think about how many of my friends didn't make it and I run my big mouth anyway.

I'm LMAO about the "pimped" part! Hehe, I guess you could say that, huh? Too funny. Epi is the sweetest as are you. Thank you so much for your kindness. You are always a classy lady. We are lucky to have you here at the Hub.

* Cleaner3 - Thanks bunches for the read and comment. I understand about the needing a rest. I was jammed out by the time I finished this. It was fun. Have a great day and God bless.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

TheManWithNoPants - I don't think I will ever see that screen name without giggling. Holy crap Batman! You partied with some legends. If you ever want to write a book, that's a topic that would take you to the top of the charts.

Thank you so much for your time and your kind comment. I know how valuable your time is. May God always bless and keep you and watch over you. Happiest of hubbing, bud and rock on!

* SubRon7- As always, it is an honor and a privilege to see you. I'm glad you like the tunes. My own file? Gasp! Now, I'm blushing. You made my morning and once again I thank you for courage and bravery. Your letting me have you as a character in Obamica is a debt I can never repay. You are about to find yourself on the hill. I just have to figure out in my head how to get you there. You have an important, ongoing role to play in the story, for your country. God bless you always and I hope that radio decides to act right. You could try the female trick. Bang on it til it dies for good or decides to act right! Happiest of hubbing!

* The Suburban Poet - It's great to see you. Thank you for the read and comment.

I know, isn't it sad how they were treated? After all the killer tunes to have their own fans turn on them because they didn't like a new album. I will never understand. Kiss experienced something similar when Simmons dated Cher. I don't know where fans get off thinking they have the right to expect, well really anything out of the people they supposedly love. Famous types are people too. They grow and change and are layered just like we are. Go figure.

God bless you and I hope all of your hubs are happy.


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epigramman 4 years ago

....there is a video link waiting for you on your Facebook page - I've always loved the sound of the cello and another favorite is the viola da gamba - and praise to Martie for reviewing your spectacular hub and not really being a metal fan (at all) lol lol -

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and thank you for helping me Rhonda (lol) make this dream come true .....


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PhoenixV 4 years ago from USA

My best friend was playing Metallica One on a Hughes & Kettner head with Peavey and Marshall speakers cabinets the other night. He was getting a particularly good sound I thought during the cool change around 4:30 min into the song "One". It sounded like 300 watt Crate on steroids.

We must be about the only FIRM fans that I know of. I saw FIRM a long time ago. There was a heavy storm with lots of lightening that cut the electricity out for 30 minutes, but Paul Rodgers and the audience just started singing a cappella. I was about 5 rows back on Pages side of the stage and when the lights came back on Page got out his bow and played for about 30 minutes. After he was done I raised my arm and just kept it there and I was close enough I would swear he made eye contact. It was one of the best concerts I ever saw. That and 2112 with RUSH, backed up by April Wine and REO long ago.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi - I shall to hop on over to FB post haste. Thank you for thinking of me. Martie is a dear isn't she? Truly, she exemplifies the term real lady. And you, my dear man, are a true gentlemen. God bless you.

* PhoenixV - I'm laughing at the technical equipment terms as they take me back to dating guitar players in my youth.

I love the firm. Seriously, Paul and Jimmy together! You just can't do better. I'm a huge bad company fan too. Paul's voice is pure and well, Jimmy Page is Jimmy Page. I stand in awe at the Rush and April Wine viewing. Talk about a show to see. I wish I could have seen them both.

Thank you so much for taking the time to jam and comment. God bless and happy hubbing!


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epigramman 4 years ago

..2 more video links to blow your fine mind on your Facebook page - and I own a lovely cd tribute to PINK FLOYD covered by a string quartet

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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dear Epi - Thank you so much. The last one made me wish I still had my toe shoes. That is the kind of music ballet was made for when one loves metal and classical dance. Have the best night!


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epigramman 4 years ago

...well I simply adore the classical ballet too - and have seen many of the great dancers and companies in the world .......one last little treat for you - on your FB page and this one should make you laugh - I've seen them a couple of times - they really are superb!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi - Thank you. I can't wait to see it. Ballet is something I left behind so long ago, but I still love to watch it. I was truly blessed as a teen to get to do it for so long and my mother, God bless her, gave me such a gift by making me do it. I learned so much about self discipline and work. It's enchanting, powerful, more than I can describe when done well, though I'm not saying I could do it well. Totally captivating I guess might come close to describing it.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Hi, I knew it! if we came from the same side of the pond we would have been out there! lol! this was FANTASTIC! my music through and through, I have everyone of the above songs and groups, my favorite of all time is the Scorpions though love them still, and I play them most days! I do a mean head bang and hair swirl! lol! I was a metal fanatic, messed with punk safety pins through noses etc, then went back to my first and only love, metal! I also love those boots at the top, most of mine even now look like that! mind you I have to tone it down a bit in my sleepy little town! loved it! rated up and up! cheers nell


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nell - Thanks bunches for dropping by and for your kind comments. It's a shame we are so far apart. I think we would enjoy partying together. I have calmed down a lot over the years but still like to cut lose on occasion.

The Scorps rule! I didn't include it here, but "Alien Nation" is one of my favorites to jam on at any time. Metal will never die. Rock on girl, rock on!

God bless one of my all time favorite hubbers, Nell Rose.

If any of you are not familiar with her, you really should give her a read.


Sueswan 4 years ago

Hi Poetvix,

I am not into heavy metal but decided to listen to a few of the videos. Our taste can change. Mind hasn't. ;-)

I like Greg Allman and I knew he use to be with Cher.

Voted up and interesting.

Have a good evening.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Sueswan - Thank you so much for dropping by, especially since you don't like metal. It's totally cool. A lot of people don't. God bless and happiest of hubbing!


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WillStarr 4 years ago from Phoenix, Arizona

My son is also metal fan, which is why he moved out. Now we get along famously!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

WillStarr - Thanks for dropping by. I totally understand. I feel about rap the way it seems you feel about metal. God bless and happiest of hubbing!


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PhoenixV 4 years ago from USA

Thanks for your comments poetvix. It was your favorite metal hub here that got me to writing about rock bands. I have been on hubpages for some time and have been literally languishing writing recipes and what-not lol. It was pure punishment to write 200 words about whatever. Now I am writing an easy thousand words on a subject I actually know or enjoy. And the best part is I listen to the songs as I write:) Thank you so much.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

PhoenixV - Thank you! You just made me smile. I wrote this and the one on 10 fine guys to lighten up after doing a series of political pieces. I think I felt kind of guilty about it as if lightening my mood is something to feel that way about. I can be so ridiculous at times. I'm glad you found something to write about you enjoy and very thankful your comment somehow made me snap to the fact that it's OK for me not to be so serious all the time. Funny how things work out. God bless you, happy hubbing and Rock On!


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epigramman 4 years ago

..just in case 'they' missed it the first time around - I am re-posting this classic hub once again to Facebook as it's always good to revisit a classic - and oh yes I am up late because I am a night shift worker on a night off - and I have a video link for you on your Facebook page Rhonda that will blow your mind. are you ready?

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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

What a great hub;all your obvious hard work has certainly paid off. It has to be awarded my' up up and away.'

Take care;

Eddy.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi - Thank you so very much for revisiting this little fluffy hub. Your ongoing support means so much. Thanks bunches too for the share. I will have to hope over to Face book and check it out. You know I only do that for you! I am not a Face Book fan, but for you, it will be a pleasure. God love you! Enjoy the night off.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Eiddwen - Thanks bunches for reading, voting and for your kind comments. Have a most blessed day and happy hubbing always.


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Eiddwen 4 years ago from Wales

You are so very welcome poetvix.


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Nell Rose 4 years ago from England

Thanks poet, lost this one in all my scrambling about! haha! suddenly realised I hadn't come back to read your comment, Alien Nation is turned up full blast in my house! but my favorite is We all live under the same sky!


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Nell - Oh! That's a good one. It's hard to find one from them that isn't now that I think about it. Have a most hubtastic day you darling, dear!


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Alastar Packer 4 years ago from North Carolina

Hey vix, heavy metal came in the early 80s while I was learning how to shag dance cause the girls liked boys who could show them off on the dance floor lol. This a cool list though; you shoulda been around when some of these bands were just starting out like Black Sabbath; no one had ever heard anything like that before. Iron Man was the big radio hit. Oh and are the Outlaws really considered metal or proto-metal?


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Alastar - Thanks bunches for the read and the kind comment. Iron man rules! I love that song. I would have loved to have been around when they were first starting out. By the time I hit high school metal was the norm.

The outlaws are not metal in any form that I am aware of but rather classic rock I think. I had to include them anyway for the song is stellar jams in my book. I like many classic rock bands and even some folk rock. Actually, sh... I like classical too! There's not much music I don't like other than rap. I just don't get it. I don't do a lot of country but I do like a small amount of it as well. For me though, metal will always be number one on the list.

God bless and happiest of hubbing for you!


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TheHeavyReview 4 years ago

Great hub! Here are a few thrash tunes that always get me moshing:

Exodus- Piranha

Overkill- Wrecking Crew

Anacrusis- Sense of Will

Megadeth- Mechanix

Sepultura- Inner Self

Coroner- Skeleton on Your Shoulder

Again, you've got a killer list there! I love Iron Maiden, Metallica, etc.... all the classics.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

TheHeavyReview - Oh, you hit on one I dearly love, Megadeath! Thank you so much for taking the time to read and comment. Have an awesome evening. God bless and happy hubbing!


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I LOVE that you did this, and listed what all you have!

I didn't get past the first one - "Hallowed Be Thy Name" is easily one of my faves of all time too!

(also, you can see how very far behind on my reading that I am...forgive me!)


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Todd - Thanks for dropping by. Don't give the behind thing a second thought. I live there!

Maiden is so good. I can listen to them all day.

Have an awesome weekend and get your jam on!


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epigramman 4 years ago

..Hello Rhonda - just checking in with you and sharing this hub subject, one of my favorites by you, at my new FB group - Let's just talk music or cinema - with a direct link back here - lake erie time 12:34pm and sending you warm wishes and good energy


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dear Epi - Hi there! It's always good to see you. I'm going to have to get over there. You know I don't do FB much. Thank you so much for the warm wishes and energy, sending it right back at you! God bless and happiest of hubbing dearest, Epi.


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marcoujor 4 years ago from Jeffersonville PA

Wow, Rhonda,

What a treat... you might suspect I am a HUGE fan... and oh the Scorpions are #1 in my book!

I gotta warn you, once you go to epi's site... you will be a goner! It is purely addictive for music lovers.

Voted UP & across the board. Your personal experiences were pricelessly memorable and kinda funny! Hugs, mar.


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Marcoujor - Thanks bunches for the visit and the kind words. I'm always glad to meet another metal fan. I need to get over to Epi's. Have a most hubtastic week and turn it up!


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FreedomMetal 4 years ago from Somewhere In Time

Great hub!!!!! I am a HUGE Maiden fan (and metal fan) and can't wait until June 21st, which will be the first of many Maiden shows for me this summer \m/


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

FreedomMetal - Thanks bunches for stopping by. I will always love Maiden. I'm pea green with envy at your getting to see them this summer. Enjoy! Happy hubbing.


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epigramman 4 years ago

Hi Rhonda that was so cool and awesome to hear from you once again. I have truly missed you and I sincerely hope all is well with you and that you are healthy and happy and still listening to great music. I sent you a link last night to your FB page and this is still one of my all time favorite hub tributes because I love your passion and righteous good taste here - sending you warm wishes and good energy from lake erie time ontario canada 5:58pm


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poetvix 4 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dear Epi - Thank you. I'm sorry. I have yet to see the link. I have not been to FB for a few days. I'm trying to stop my addiction to Farmville cold turkey and write something, anything, for the first time in months. Other than lesson plans that is. I'm smiling here. Students come back Monday and I spent five hours this morning writing lesson plans. Some of the best I have ever done I think, even if I do say so myself.

I have missed you. I'm not sure what was up with me but I had to withdraw for a while. I'm hoping that's over and I'm hoping to get a new hub up. I started it in word last night, but it has a long way to go. It's so good to know you are well. I was keeping tabs on your FB feed while I was lost in the mind numbing vortex that is Farmville. I don't really understand the pull. I mean sure the unicorns are just so God awful cute, but still. But it sucks me in like a moth drawn to a flame. It's nuts. I know this. They need to make a support group for recovering gamers. The old man is currently addicted to Rift.

I inhaled your poems like I do coffee not realizing how much I had missed it until I tasted it yet again. God bless you, our most dear poet with the heart of a saint. Peace!


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SkySlave 4 years ago from Olympia, WA

A bunch of kick ass music fills this article. I could read hubs like this all day!


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

SkySlave ~ Thank you! I have not been to this hub in a long time. It was great to see your comment. I had fun jamming again too! God bless and happy hubbing!


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epigramman 3 years ago

Another return to a classic of yours and one of my all time favorites.

I just posted it on Facebook and here I am Rhonda and Elwood sending you warm wishes from Colin and Tiffy and Gabriel on this sunny summer sunday morning with last cup of coffee and some loud soundtrack music by Nino Rota.

I guess you know that Black Sabbath are touring again with Ozzie this summer.

lake erie time 10:10 am say hello to Texas and yes I can smell your home cooking all the way to Canada , yum yum says Colin's tum tum , lol


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poetvix 3 years ago from Gone from Texas but still in the south. Surrounded by God's country. Author

Dearest Epi - It's so good to see you here this afternoon. I was jamming on some of these the other day when doing a new article. I'll email you the link for the jams. I warn you, the Gaga video I put up there is shocking.

Elwood and I send you our best from a beautiful, bright, sunny day in Texas. He's a bit wound up right now. He just finished driving off a battalion of squirrels from the back yard and is most pleased with himself. He declared war on the squirrel population years ago. Luckily for them, he's not as fast as he used to be. Have an awesome day, dearest Epi. God bless you and Miss Tiffy and Master Gabriel. Rock on, Sir Epi, rock on!

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