September 27, 2006 Playlist

"Lightning To The Nations" by Diamond Head
Diamond Head "Lightning To The Nations" 1980 (UK)
Released independently in a plain white sleeve with only the band members' signatures on the front, Diamond Head's debut album is an unsung landmark in the development of heavy metal and one of the true classics of "NWOBHM" (the "New Wave of British Heavy Metal.") Metallica has covered most of the songs on this album ("Helpless", "Am I Evil", "The Prince", "Sucking My Love" and "It's Electric"), and their influence on early Metallica is pretty obvious:  the huge riffs, the long multi-section song structures, the unstoppable freight train grooves, the streetwise look and attitude . . . 

R = Listener Request

"The Day The Metal Died"
Clifford Lee Burton, 1962-1986
A Tribute to Cliff Burton
on the 20th anniversary of his death.
Judas Priest - Victim Of Changes
Budgie - Breadfan (covered by Metallica)
Black Sabbath - Sabra Cadabra (covered by Metallica)
Deep Purple - Pictures Of Home
Thin Lizzy - Black Rose
Queen - Stone Cold Crazy (covered by Metallica)
Metallica (Hetfield, Ulrich, Ron McGovney, Dave Mustaine) - Hit The Lights (Metal Massacre version 1982)
Trauma (Cliff's band before Metallica) - Such A Shame
Exodus (Kirk Hammett's band before Metallica) - Warlord (demo)
Megadeth (formed by Dave Mustaine post-Metallica) - The Mechanix (early Metallica song co-written by Mustaine)
The Misfits - London Dungeon (covered by Metallica as their alter egos Spastik Children)
Metallica (Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Newsted) - Last Caress / Green Hell (Misfits cover - R) *
Metallica (Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett) - For Whom The Bell Tolls
Diamond Head - Am I Evil (covered by Metallica)  CLASSIC ALBUM OF THE WEEK
Witchfinder General - Invisible Hate
Raven - Chainsaw
Samson (Bruce Dickinson's band before Iron Maiden) - Bright Lights
Iron Maiden (Paul Di'Anno vocals) - Iron Maiden
Metallica (Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett) - Blitzkrieg (Blitzkrieg cover)
Tankard - Maniac Forces
Destruction - Bestial Invasion
Sodom - Volcanic Slut
Possessed - Pentagram
Hirax - Warlord's Command
Slayer - Angel Of Death
Metallica (Hetfield, Ulrich, Burton, Hammett) - Master Of Puppets
Mercyful Fate - Satan's Fall
Voivod - To The Death!
Piledriver - Metal Inquisition
Metallica (Hetfield, Ulrich, Hammett, Newsted) - To Live Is To Die *
* cut from webcast version of the show

For further reading on all things metal, Dave 3000 recommends Ian Christe's book and website:
"Sound of the Beast" 

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