Tag Archives: heavy metal

memories of the ’80s – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

For metal band Whitesnake, the second time round was the winner for the song Here I Go Again. First recorded in 1982 for their fifth studio album, Saints & Sinners , the song was written by lead singer David Coverdale … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – MCMLXXXIV by Van Halen

The sixth studio album from Van Halen kicked up the charts, cemented their status in the 1980s hard rock category:  MCMLXXXIV or 1984 by Van Halen. With this album, Eddie Van Halen wanted to create a new sound for the … Continue reading

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memories of the ’70s – Van Halen

The self-titled debut album from Van Halen may not have been a critic favourite, but fans made it one of the best-selling albums of the decade and all time. An appearance at the Whisky a Go Go in Los Angeles, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – You Shook Me All Night Long by AC/DC

For hard rock lovers, AC/DC was hitting its peak, but despite a tragedy, emerged into the 1980s with a new lead singer and a hot track: You Shook Me All Night Long. Finding success with their previous album Highway to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – US Festival

In the early 1980s, a music festival launched in 1982 to celebrate community and technology: the US Festival. Created by Apple II founder Steve Wozniak and promoter Bill Graham, the US Festival held its inaugural edition on Labour Day weekend … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Here I Go Again by Whitesnake

The mid ’80s weren’t just about dance bands and pop songs – the metal ballads were in demand like Here I Go Again by Brit metal band Whitesnake. The song was first included on Whitesnake’s 1982 album Saints & Sinners, but … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Quiet Riot

The 1980s heavy metal scene was dominated by the bands of Los Angeles, and one of the early favourites was Quiet Riot. Mach 1 was formed by Randy Rhoads and Kelli Garni in 1973, which morphed into Little Women and then … Continue reading

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