a weekend with Anvil - the Attic Years
- So - my girlfriend lives 400 miles away...which makes for a lot of
That gives me lots of time to listen to music....which is pretty
This weekend...the "Attic" years took a roadtrip with me...and helped
me rock all the way down to the beautiful Chelsea.
Hard 'n' Heavy - a great rock 'n' roll album...not really an typical
Anvil metal record...but I guess it really wasn't when it was
recorded...it was a Lips record after all.
Metal on Metal...oh man - what a classic!!! It's great to revisit
this album once in awhile and not take it for granted. Every song
rules...."Heat Sink" - the underrated song on this record...would
love to hear it creep into the set-list next time I see them.
Forged in Fire....yes!!!! another absolute classic!!! I don't
know...I may actually like this one better than Metal on Metal.
There's something darker about it. All the songs are great...."Never
Deceive Me" is, in my opinion, the best Anvil song which Dave Allison
Backwaxed...OK - OK....not an album Anvil ever probably wanted out
there...not a album put together in any sort of real way....but the
songs are still really good. The song "Backwaxed" could have been my
soundtrack to the weekend with Chelsea, if you know what I mean.
Anvil = great driving music.
- I don't drive Jeff, and it's weird to write that but I think that all
women are dangerous on the road...It's really what I think. The
only woman I can go to get a ride with, is my younger sister.
I prefer the bus: if there's an accident, I'll be a survivor.
"Heat sink" must be the heavier song on MoM, it's my
opinion. "Mothra" is unusual by the topic, the sound of the
instruments and the different tempos. But "Heat sink" got a pure
Heavy Metal of the 80's, and it's speeds up by Anvil. This only beat
that belongs to them. The lyrics are about sex, but it's well
described and perfectly written. Metal on Metal is an hymn, for many
metalheads is the song that represents Anvil. It's a point of view
that is not mine.
"Never deceive me" pleased me more than "Stop me". I remember at the
opening of the "Number of the Beast" Maiden tour, Allison's groupies
were in front of the stage,with big
banners showing "Stop me" on it. I don't know...maybe I'm a macho
woman (???), but for me a guy who wear leather, chains, who is
longhaired and who looks hot......is not supposed to complain about a
kiss or a love deception. On side B, LIPS made me afraid with 666
(the devil that acts through some men like Manson, etc.), and on the
side A: Dave that missed a kiss.
"Heat sink" is one of my fave. They have so many albums, well if they
have to choose, I guess it's hard to remove "March of the crabs" of
Were you "happy" to see your girlfriend, captain hahahaha!! Did you
her "Tease me, please me"?