Grinder

Album: British Steel (1980)
  • Guitarist K.K. Downing told Billboard magazine that he felt this was an important track as, "I think it really laid down a lot of roots for what was to come in rock and metal through the '80s - a very full-on, straight 4/4 beat a la the AC/DC thing. It really helped to commercialize metal a lot, that kind of groove."
  • Frontman and lyricist Rob Halford told Billboard magazine: "Lyrically it's just me blowing up again about humanity and the way we still don't look out for each other."

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  • Ray from OhioSong is about avoiding the grind, which is the monotonous grind of a dead end job that grinds on you. A job where you hate walking in the door, but hate when you leave because you will be back tomorrow anyway. The Grinder wants to eat away at you, don't let it.
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjI got from some of the lyrics that the person in question is a go-getter, independant (or a loner)and is always looking for thrills, and maybe someone was telling him, "You need some structure in your life," and he was going, "Got no use for routine, I shiver at the thought."
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