Definitely can't argue with that. Painkiller's first half is only really let down by "All Guns Blazing", I feel like that's the most filler-ish song on that album. Sweet solo from Glenn (of course), I can't help but compare it to the title track, I don't think it quite captures the same energy as that song.I prefer Painkiller over Defenders, although the latter has the best A side of all records
I wonder if the logistical reasons have anything to with not having sold enough tickets...Judas Priest said:“Due to circumstances totally beyond our control we are extremely sorry to have to announce that because of logistical and technical reasons the South African shows have been cancelled - we are very disappointed that this has happened as we were looking forward to performing in South Africa for our fans there for the first time - we have been touring the world for nearly 50 years and have always honoured our commitments - we are all very upset about this situation”.
Physically and technically Ripper is a better singer than Rob because Tim was always in tune. Rob is good. Rob got better after he started using in-ear monitors.
Ripper would murder the show and we’d come offstage and the fans would be saying good show but when’s Rob coming back?
The Painkiller album wasn’t very big when we first released it; it was just medicore. But it started to gain momentum year after year, and it started to become a big album.
That's where you realize that a good management is crucial: how many records are deemed "classic" and yet the bands that have created them are not that big...Does really the Painkiller album wasn't very big when it was released back in 1990 ?
I thought it was an instant classic. For me it was and I think the fans really liked it and considered it to be a classic from day one. Although, K.K. says otherwise: