Electric Eye

Album: Screaming For Vengeance (1982)
  • 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. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Shaz - Godville, Australia
  • In the 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
Please sign in or register to post comments.

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.
see more comments

Mike Scott of The WaterboysSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Whole Of The Moon" and "Red Army Blues," and why rock music has "outlived its era of innovation."

Kip WingerSongwriter Interviews

The Winger frontman reveals the Led Zeppelin song he cribbed for "Seventeen," and explains how his passion for orchestra music informs his songwriting.

Laura NyroSongwriting Legends In Their Own Words

Laura Nyro talks about her complex, emotionally rich songwriting and how she supports women's culture through her art.

JJ Burnel of The StranglersSongwriter Interviews

JJ talks about The Stranglers' signature sound - keyboard and bass - which isn't your typical strain of punk rock.

Adam Young of Owl CitySongwriter Interviews

Is Owl City on a quest for another hit like "Fireflies?" Adam answers that question and explains the influences behind many others.

Modern A Cappella with Peder Karlsson of The Real GroupSong Writing

The leader of the Modern A Cappella movement talks about the genre.