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Three For Throwback Thursday: JUDAS PRIEST

Three For Throwback Thursday  - Judas Priest

Three For Throwback Thursday featuring:  Judas Priest.  The theme of the week is usually revealed below the last video, however, in celebration of the release of Judas Priest’s 17th studio album, Redeemer Of Souls, Hard Rock Daddy is doing a special Three For Throwback Thursday to honor the 45-year history of one of the most influential heavy metal bands in music history.  In addition to writing numerous classic metal songs, Judas Priest has put their stamp on the cover songs that they have recorded in such a meaningful way, that you forget that they didn’t pen the original versions.  Between 1977 – 1978, Judas Priest recorded three cover songs that ended up becoming fan favorites…

 

 

This week’s “Three for Throwback Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:              Judaas Priest

SONG:                “Diamonds & Rust”

ALBUM:               Sin After Sin

RELEASED:          April 23, 1977

ORIGINAL VERSION:     Joan Baez (1975)

 

 

 

ARTIST:               Judas Priest

SONG:                 “Better By You, Better Than Me”

ALBUM:                Stained Class

RELEASED:           February 10, 1978

ORIGINAL VERSION:     Spooky Tooth (1969)


 

 

 

ARTIST:               Judas Priest

SONG:                 “Green Manalishi (With the Two-Pronged Crown)”

ALBUM:                Hell Bent For Leather

RELEASED:           October 9, 1978

ORIGINAL VERSION:     Fleetwood Mac (1970)

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Three For Throwback Thursday: Twisted Sister, Dio, Black ‘N Blue

Three For Throwback Thursday - Twisted Sister, Dio, Black 'N Blue

Three For Throwback Thursday featuring:  Twisted Sister, Dio and Black ‘N Blue.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Throwback Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:             Twisted Sister

SONG:               “We’re Not Gonna Take It”

ALBUM:              Stay Hungry

RELEASED:          May 10, 1984

WEBSITE:            www.TwistedSister.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Dio

SONG:                “The Last In Line”

ALBUM:               The Last In Line

RELEASED:           July 13, 1984

WEBSITE:             www.RonnieJamesDio.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Black ‘N Blue

SONG:                 “Hold On To 18”

ALBUM:                Black ‘N Blue

RELEASED:           August – 1984

WEBSITE:             www.BlackNBlueOfficial.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

Summer of ’84 Hard Rock Anthems

 

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Three For Throwback Thursday: Cinderella, Motley Crue, Dillinger

Three For Throwback Thursday - Cinderella, Motley Crue, Dilliinger

Three For Throwback Thursday featuring:  Cinderella, Motley Crue and Dillinger.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:             Cinderella

SONG:               “Coming Home”

ALBUM:              Long Cold Winter

RELEASED:          May 21, 1988

WEBSITE:            www.Cinderella.net

 

 

ARTIST:               Motley Crue

SONG:                “Home Sweet Home”

ALBUM:               Theatre Of Pain

RELEASED:           June 21, 1985

WEBSITE:             www.Motley.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Dillinger

SONG:                 “Home For Better Days”

ALBUM:                Horses & Hawgs

RELEASED:           August 13, 1991

WEBSITE:             https://www.facebook.com/dillingerband

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

THERE’S NO PLACE LIKE HOME!

 

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Three For Thursday: Great White, Night Ranger, Jack Starr’s Burning Starr

Three For Thursday - Great White, Night Ranger, Jack Starr's Burning Starr

Three For Thursday featuring:  Great White, Night Ranger and Jack Starr’s Burning Starr.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:               Great White

SONG:                “Substitute”

ALBUM:               Great White

RELEASED:          1984

WEBSITE:            www.GreatWhiteRocks.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Night Ranger

SONG:                 “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap”

ALBUM:                Somewhere In California

RELEASED:           June 21, 2011

WEBSITE:             www.NightRanger.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Jack Starr’s Burning Starr

SONG:                 “Fire And Rain”

ALBUM:                No Turning Back

RELEASED:           1986

WEBSITE:             www.BurningStarr.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

“JACK” OF ALL OBSCURE COVER SONGS – (A Special Dedication)

The key player in each of these bands is named Jack (Jack Russell – Great White, Jack Blades – Night Ranger, Jack Starr – Jack Starr’s Burning Starr).

Each of these songs are cover versions that are not known by the masses…

“Substitute” by Great White is a cover version originally done by The Who.  Great White is known for their cover version of Ian Hunter’s “Once Bitten, Twice Shy,” but few people know about the cover of “Substitute” from their self-titled debut album.

Night Ranger is known by even the most casual fan for their song, “Sister Christian.”  In 2011, they released a cover version of the AC/DC classic – “Dirty Deeds Done Dirt Cheap.”

Jack Starr’s Burning Starr is an underrated band that has reunited in recent years; their history goes back to the 80’s.  Their cover of James Taylor’s “Fire And Rain” brought the song to an entirely new level.

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Three For Thursday: Led Zeppelin, Sammy Hagar, Y&T

Three For Thursday- Led Zeppelin, Sammy Hagar, Y and T

Three For Thursday featuring:  Led Zeppelin, Sammy Hagar and Y&T.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:               Led Zeppelin

SONG:                “The Ocean”

ALBUM:               Houses Of The Holy

RELEASED:          March 28, 1973

WEBSITE:            www.LedZeppelin.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Sammy Hagar

SONG:                 “Swept Away”

ALBUM:                VOA

RELEASED:           July 23, 1984

WEBSITE:             www.RedRocker.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Y&T

SONG:                 “Summertime Girls”

ALBUM:                Down For The Count

RELEASED:           November 9, 1985

WEBSITE:             www.YandTRocks.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

SUMMER – The ocean, beaches and summertime girls

 

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Three For Thursday: Skid Row, Slash’s Snakepit, Aerosmith

Three For Thursday - Skid Row, Slash's Snakepit, Aerosmith

Three For Thursday featuring:  Skid Row, Slash’s Snakepit and Aerosmith.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:               Skid Row

SONG:                “Monkey Business”

ALBUM:               Slave To The Grind

RELEASED:          June 11, 1991

WEBSITE:            www.SkidRow.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Slash’s Snakepit

SONG:                 “Monkey Chow”

ALBUM:                It’s Five O’Clock Somewhere

RELEASED:           Februaary 14, 1995

WEBSITE:             www.Snakepit.org

 

 

ARTIST:               Aerosmith

SONG:                 “Monkey On My Back”

ALBUM:                Pump

RELEASED:           September 8, 1989

WEBSITE:             www.Aerosmith.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

MONKEY SONGS – A special dedication

 

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Three For Thursday: Shinedown, Poison, Helix

Three For Thursday - Shinedown, Poison, Helix

Three For Thursday featuring:  Shinedown, Poison and Helix.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:              Shinedown

SONG:                “Amaryllis”

ALBUM:               Amaryllis

RELEASED:          March 27, 2012

WEBSITE:            www.Shinedown.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Poison

SONG:                 “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”

ALBUM:                Open Up And Say Ahh

RELEASED:           May 3, 1988

WEBSITE:             www.PoisonWeb.com

 

 

ARTIST:               Helix

SONG:                 “Without You (Jasmine’s Song)”

ALBUM:                Long Way To Heaven

RELEASED:           November 9, 1985

WEBSITE:             www.PlanetHelix.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

MAY FLOWERS – Amaryllis, Roses and Jasmine all bloom in the month of May

 

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Three For Thursday: Avenged Sevenfold, Velvet Revolver, Steelheart

Three For Thursday - Avenged Sevenfold, Velvet Revolver, Steelheart

Three For Thursday featuring:  Avenged Sevenfold, Velvet Revolver and Steelheart.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:               Avenged Sevenfold

SONG:                “So Far Away”

ALBUM:               Nightmare

RELEASED:          July 23, 2010

WEBSITE:            www.AvengedSevenfold.com

 

 

ARTIST:                Velvet Revolver

SONG:                 “Fall To Pieces”

ALBUM:                Contraband

RELEASED:           June 8, 2004

WEBSITE:             www.VelvetRevolver.com

 

 

ARTIST:                Steelheart

SONG:                 “Mama Don’t You Cry”

ALBUM:                Tangled In Reins

RELEASED:           July 10, 1992

WEBSITE:             www.Steelheart.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

REMEMBERING LOST LOVED ONES – (Dedicated to Mom for Mother’s Day)

 

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Three For Thursday: Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah, Avatar

Three For Thursday - Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah, Avatar
Three For Thursday featuring:  Five Finger Death Punch, Hellyeah and Avatar.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:               Five Finger Death Punch

SONG:                “The Bleeding”

ALBUM:               The Way Of The Fist

RELEASED:          July 31, 2007

WEBSITE:            www.FiveFingerDeathPunch.com

 

 

ARTIST:                Hellyeah

SONG:                 “Sangre Por Sangre (Blood For Blood)”

ALBUM:                Blood for Blood

RELEASED:           June 10, 2014

WEBSITE:             www.HellyeahBand.com

 

 

ARTIST:                Avatar

SONG:                 “Bloody Angel”

ALBUM:                Hail The Apocalypse

RELEASED:           May 13, 2014

WEBSITE:             www.AvatarMetal.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

Heavy Metal Blood

 

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Three For Thursday: Lynch Mob, Black Stone Cherry, Alice Cooper

Three For Thursday - Lynch Mob, Black Stone Cherry, Alice Coooper

Three For Thursday featuring:  Lynch Mob, Black Stone Cherry and Alice Cooper.  The theme of the week is revealed below the last video.

 

This week’s “Three for Thursday” songs:

ARTIST:              Lynch Mob

SONG:                “No Bed Roses”

ALBUM:               Wicked Sensation

RELEASED:          October 15, 1990

WEBSITE:            https://www.facebook.com/LynchMobOfficial

 

 

ARTIST:                Black Stone Cherry

SONG:                 “Me And Mary Jane”

ALBUM:                Magic Mountain

RELEASED:           May 6, 2014

WEBSITE:             www.BlackStoneCherry.com

 

 

ARTIST:                Alice Cooper

SONG:                 “No More Mr. Nice Guy”

ALBUM:                Billion Dollar Babies

RELEASED:           February 25, 1973

WEBSITE:             www.AliceCooper.com

This week’s Three For Thursday theme is…

“BAD ENGLISH”

LYNCH MOB – “No Bed Of Roses” (double negative – “never said it would be no bed of roses”)

BLACK STONE CHERRY – “Me And Mary Jane” (it doesn’t sound as good in song, but “Mary Jane and I” is proper grammar in this case)

ALICE COOPER – “No More Mr. Nice Guy” (“I got no friends…” should be “I have no friends ’cause they read the papers” but Alice Cooper does make the slang dialect sound cool).

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