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The Rockstar Ramblings: 1981 M/F/K

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30 years ago the bands Anthrax, Metallica, Motley Crue, Pantera, Queensryche, and Slayer were formed. It was also the year many important hard rock/heavy metal albums were released, laying the groundwork for the eighties. Here’s a look back at ten of these classic albums in no particular order. Same as the “1986 M/F/K” edition there is a twist as Marry/Fuck/Kill rules apply. It’s as simple as it sounds. M (Marry) is a song you want to “save” and listen to forever, F (Fuck) is the song you get one more listen to and that is it, and K (Kill) is the song you want to go away and never be heard from again.

FOR THOSE ABOUT TO ROCK WE SALUTE YOU (AC/DC)
M: For Those About to Rock (We Salute You)
F: Lets Get it Up
K: Snowballed
(NOTE: Also the year of U.S. release for “Dirty Deeds” album, big year for the Aussies!)

STANDING HAMPTON (Sammy Hagar)
M: There’s Only One Way to Rock
F: Heavy Metal
K: Piece of my Heart

COME AN’ GET IT (Whitesnake)
M: Come an’ Get It
F: Hot Stuff
K: Child of Babylon

BANGKOK SHOCKS, SAIGON SHAKES, HANOI ROCKS (Hanoi Rocks)
M: Village Girl
F: Tragedy
K: Cheyenne

HIGH ‘N’ DRY (Def Leppard)
M: High ‘n’ Dry (Saturday Night)
F: Let it Go
K: Bringin’ On The Heartbreak
(NOTE: Enough already! Much stronger “classic” Leppard than “Bringin’…”)

KILLERS (Iron Maiden)
M: Purgatory
F: Wrathchild
K: Another Life

TOO FAST FOR LOVE (Motley Crue)
M: Live Wire
F: Piece of Your Action (NOTE: One of the better Vince Neil vocals)
K: Starry Eyes

FAIR WARNING (Van Halen)
M: Mean Streets (NOTE: Still, wow!)
F: Unchained
K: Sunday Afternoon in the Park

POINT OF ENTRY (Judas Priest)
M: Heading Out To The Highway
F: On The Run
K: Hot Rockin’ (NOTE: If for no other reason, to kill the video)

DIARY OF A MADMAN (Ozzy Osbourne)
M: Diary of a Madman
F: Flying High Again
K: Believer

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David S. Grant (aka Rockstar_Scribbler) is the author of several books including Rock Stars, Happy Hour, and Corporate Porn. For more information please go to www.rockstarbooks.net or www.davidsgrant.com. You can also follow David on Twitter @david_S_grant.

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