Friday, June 26, 2009


In the wake of the 24/7 media mourning that's taking place over the death of The Self-Proclaimed King Of Pop, Umlaut felt compelled to state for the record that in 1982 when Thriller came out I was NOT a fan... at all... in any way shape or form. Thriller did not change my life... at all.. in any way shape or form. For the record, this is what was melting my turntable and cassette deck when 'Beat It' was making its way up the charts:
  • Accept - Restless and Wild
  • Aerosmith - Rock In A Hard Place
  • Anvil - Metal On Metal
  • Baron Rojo - Volumen Brutal
  • Blackfoot - Highway Song Live
  • Iron Maiden - The Number Of The Beast
  • Jaguar - Power Games
  • Judas Priest - Screaming For Vengeance
  • Krokus - One Vice At A Time
  • Loudness - Devil Soldier
  • Manowar - Battle Hymns
  • Mercyful Fate - Mercyful Fate EP
  • Metallica - No Life 'Til Leather Demo Tape
  • Motörhead - Iron Fist
  • Raven - Wiped Out
  • Scorpions - Blackout
  • Tank - Filth Hounds Of Hades
  • Venom - Black Metal
  • Witchfinder General - Death Penalty
  • Y&T - Black Tiger
Indeed, 1982 was a landmark year for music... but it's all a matter of perspective. For the record, THIS was THE defining moment for me in 1982 (and for many others as well..).

On another note, Umlaut thinks it's funny that when Jacko was down the media called him the "Self-Proclaimed King of Pop" but now that he's dead the same media is calling him "The King of Pop".. Respect is a dish best served cold I guess.

Maiden... always.