Electric Eye

Album: Screaming For Vengeance (1982)

Songfacts®:

  • This song is about a satellite watching over everyone and seeing what they're doing. It explores the lack of privacy in the modern world, which was a concern even in 1982. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Shaz - Godville, Australia
  • "Electric Eye" wasn't released as a single but still garnered airplay on rock radio in America, where Judas Priest were making inroads thanks to another Screaming For Vengeance track, "You've Got Another Thing Comin'." "Electric Eye" became a live favorite, played at most of their shows throughout their career.
  • In the 2006 movie Tenacious D in The Pick of Destiny, there is a reference to this song in a musical number called "Break-In-City (Storm The Gates)," where Jack Black sings: "Electric Eye. Infiltrate, storm the gates!" Tenacious D are big fans of Judas Priest. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Josh - Melbourne, Australia

Comments: 7

  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI'm with Roy, Granbania, MA - Defenders and Vengeance are their 2 best albums I think. Point of Entry is good too, but my copy got destroyed, I gotta re-buy it.
  • Shawn from Green Bay, WiThis song opens many of Priest's concerts, including the Angel of Retribution tour after Halford rejoined the band.
  • Miles from West Linn, OrI actually think they may be talking about CCTV, but of course I may be wrong.
  • Roy from Granbania, MaI wish Jawbreaker had a songfacts page. In my opinion, Defenders of the Faith is Priest's most underrated album, and has some of Glenn and K.K.'s best solos, one of which is in the song Jawbreaker.
  • Bryan from West Milton, OhThis song is about sensorship not satellites watching. Priest were the victim's of sensorship
  • Josh from Melbourne, AustraliaGreat song. Judas Priest is awesome
  • Kate from Falls Church, VaI love Cold War era metal. 'Nuf said.
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