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John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Judas Priest (1986) and Black Sabbath (1970)
June 6, 2022 6:00pm


John Hells Live Bootleg Bonanza
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza - Monday 6-8PM Pacific - Judas Priest (1986) and Black Sabbath (1970)
John Hell's Live Bootleg Bonanza
Monday's 6-8PM Pacific

I need to burn some sage or something to get this past few months off of me. I guess some metal sage will have to do.
Growing up in the 80s meant a lot of metal in my life. Luckily for me I never cared what my friends thought of my musical taste, so there was rock, metal, punk, rap, and the good ol' Grateful Dead.

But for tonight I really need to blistering guitar solos. I can't think of a better duo than these two headliners: Judas Priest and Black Sabbath.

Let's start off with some British Steel! Judas Priest with the double guitar assault of KK Downing and Glenn Tipton. In the 80s nothing could compare to these two. I still hold Priest up there as one of the greatest metal bands of all time. They set the standard of what heavy metal was supposed to be. I can still hear their influence in almost every band that calls themselves metal, today.
This show from September 10, 1982 at the Civic Center in San Antonio, Texas is the perfect example of a heavy metal band firing on all cylinders. The vocals of Rob Halford have never been better. The classic metal quintet is en fuego!

Lineage: Pre-FM Master Tape -> M-Audio Micro Track 2 -> Adobe Audition -> .alac -> dbPoweramp -> .flac (level 8) -> xAct MP3 (320kbps)

I truly believe there wouldn't even be a genre of metal if it weren't for our headliner tonight. Black Sabbath burst on the scene in 1969 and starting with their self-titled debut, blew the doors off every other band within a 100 mile radius. By 1971 a good one hundred bands around the world were trying to sound just like them. Even the great Flower Travelin' Band out of Japan covered "Black Sabbath" on their debut album just a few scant months after Sabbath released it.

I have quite a few Sabbath shows from throughout their career, but call me a purist, I really prefer the original quartet. This show from December 20, 1970 shows the prowess that is Black Sabbath. I would have loved to have been in the room during these early shows, when they were still finding their footing, and the audience was right along there with them.
Lineage: Soundboard Recording for TV Broadcast

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