Was this the first ever Speed Metal song? Accept lead singer Udo Dirkschneider thinks so, as do a legion of other Metal musicians who followed, including Charlie Benante
, who got his gig drumming for Anthrax by playing this song in audition.
While The Scorpions were the most popular German Rock band, Accept was probably the most influential. Led by frontman Udo Dirkschneider, they broke new ground with their blistering tempo. "Stefan Kaufmann [Accept's drummer] came up with just a fast song," Udo told us. "The really funny thing was in the beginning, we said, 'Bah! No, we cannot play songs like this.' But we didn't know that we were exasperating "Speed Metal." So that was completely new." (Here's our full Udo Dirkschneider interview