J is for Judas Priest

Despite last week’s pop hit “Come On Eileen”, I was a little metal head in the 80s. I know, not much has changed. 20 years later and I still rock out and bang my head along with my favorite musicians. I can’t help it.

I blame my sister.

And my uncles.

Oh, and my aunt.

It’s all their fault, really. When they were around, I listened to Black Sabbath, Grand Funk Railroad, Jethro Tull, AC/DC, Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Molly Hatchet. I added my own taste by watching MTV, but those were the core bands I listened to.

When I saw I had J this week, my first thought was Jethro Tull, but then I remembered Judas Priest. *sigh* I didn’t get into listening to Jethro Tull on my own until I was about 13 or so, but Judas Priest and Iron Maiden were two bands I listened to all the time while my sister was in high school.

Imagine, it’s 5 o’clock in the morning and you’re snug in your bed trying not to have a nightmare about Halloween when you hear this:

Blaring through the house. My sister would take about two hours to get ready everyday for school (big hair means you spend a lot of time fixing it) and the walls would vibrate from songs like this one or others.

20 years later, when I hear this song, I have to crank it up and jam out. Like my sister said when she mentioned listening to the 70s channel on her satellite radio, it makes me feel 6-years-old again. I’m sure if I really searched my memory, I can even remember how to make my hair 5 inches higher.

Ah, the 80s.

About danicaavet

Danica Avet lives and writes in the wilds of South Louisiana. Unmarried with no children, she's the proud pet of two cats and a dog. With a BA in History, she decided there were enough fry cooks in the world and tried her hand at writing. Danica loves losing herself in the antics of her characters and blushes more often than not at the things they do. She likes to define her work as paranormal romance with a touch of Cajun spice, but most times her characters turn the notch up to "five-alarm fire"!
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8 Responses to J is for Judas Priest

  1. Tonette says:

    Ah, the YOUTH, Danica! I was 2 when Elvis went on Ed Sullivan and my sister was 9, but not too young to grab every record he came out with! Then , when I was nine, The Beatles hit The Ed Sullivan Show and my sister “was just 17, you know what I mean”. The 80’s were YESTERDAY!


  2. jeff7salter says:

    big hair?
    Post pix to prove it. Ha.


    • danicaavet says:

      I was too young for the big hair thing, but watching my mom and sister fix theirs for years has given me the knowledge of how to do it. I just won’t. I was a grunge girl, you know, flat, unfixed hair. Kind of like now 🙂


  3. jeff7salter says:

    I’ve never heard that entire song before — just the title (repeated).
    but I enjoyed it.


  4. I love this song, too! Most of the ones you post are awesome. I think we’ve disagreed maybe twice since I’ve known you- that’s pretty good, huh?


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