Judas Priest – British Steel

Today is the 11th anniversary for the wedding of my lovely wife and I.

She’s a brave lady, lemme tell you.

Now, according to Hallmark and the rest who want you to buy shit every year, the 11th anniversary is steel. Honestly, I don’t know who came up with this stuff, I mean, it could just as easily be sod. However, this year (so say the people who make this shit up), it’s steel.

So, of course, I had to write-up this record for today. Right? RIGHT.

You know, usually, I write up an album song by song, throwing in my thoughts, witty comments, and things I noticed as I went along in my listening. Well, as soon as Rapid Fire hit, all of that went right out the fucking window. I turned it up, then turned it up louder again, and away we went.

You know this album. Hell, you probably own this album. I don’t need to tell you a damn thing about this album. Let me just tell you that I am with you. It is awesome. The big hits (Breaking The Law and Living After Midnight) stand equally beside all the rest. You knew that. This entire thing’s huge.

Here is all that needs to be said about it:

Rapid Fire / Metal Gods / Breaking The Law / Grinder / United / You Don’t Have To Be Old To Be Wise / Living After Midnight / The Rage / Steeler

Mine is the bonus track remaster, so it has:

Red, White & Blue / Grinder (live)

Oh yes.

Happy anniversary INDEED!  \m/  \m/


Posted on September 20, 2014, in posts by aaron and tagged . Bookmark the permalink. 12 Comments.

  1. This day and age people getting past 5 yrs is a miracle! Congrats ….and keep crankin The a Steel!


    • Thanks Deke! It hardly seems like 11 years… well, together 5 years before that, too. But I’ve known her for 35 years (same schools all the way through since kindergarten) so really, there’s no surprises for either of us, at this point. 🙂

      Oh man, British Steel is so good. Get it in the stereo and GIVE ‘ER!


  2. Congrats to you and your lovely wife! 11 years is nothing to sneeze at!


    • Thanks, Sarca! We hardly even notice the passage of time – we’re generally having too much fun. When we hit last year, ten years (ain’t the round numbers always grand!), we looked at each other and said “whuh?” But then we got thinking about everywhere we’d been (moved and travelled), everything we’d done, and the family we started and, yeah, that’s about the right timeframe.. Crazy stuff. She truly is a brave lady.


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