Ten things I think about hard rock/metal in 1987
1-Despite having numerous songs severely overplayed on the radio, Whitesnake's self-titled album has still held up pretty well.
2-It's a shame Possessed broke up because I think they were just coming into their own with the "Eyes of horror" ep.
3-I still don't understand why Anthrax thought it was a good idea to record "I'm the man".
4-The "Eternal Idol" was a pretty solid album, but I still have problems accepting it as real Sabbath.
5-The $5.98 ep still cost more than it was worth.
6-The Ozzy/Randy Rhoads Tribute album was easily better than the two Jake E. Lee studio albums.
7-I think Celtic Frost were really onto something with "Into the pandemonium".
8-Armored Saint put out another killer album in "Raising Fear" but went largely unnoticed.
9-This was the year I realized that Motley Crue were never going to get back to the level of "Too fast for love"and "Shout at the devil".
10-Guns and Roses' "Appetite for destruction" livened up the metal scene and probably extended the life of metal by a couple of years.
***What do you think about hard rock/metal in 1987?