Living After Midnight

Album: British Steel (1980)
Charted: 12


  • In June 2007, lead vocalist Rob Halford was one of a number of rock musicians interviewed for a BBC series about heavy metal. He said the song "Living After Midnight" came about when he was trying to get some sleep. The band were using a house once owned by John Lennon, and lead guitarist Glen Tipton's riffing woke him up. Halford looked at his watch and noticed it was after midnight. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England
  • The American rock band Disturbed covered this on Metal Hammer magazine's Tribute to British Steel compilation in 2010. It was also featured on Disturbed's The Lost Children compilation in 2011. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Charlie - Las Vegas, NV

Comments: 8

  • Doug from Buffalo, NyMrsteel you silly homophobe manchild! He never sang anything of the sort. Though there are some that say live he may have sang "I'm gonna blow ya'" instead of "I'm gonna floor ya'". In any case, the song is a standard hard rock party anthem that originated as a boring got woken up story. And the Live Aid version is great, other than the feedback!
  • Mrsteel from United StatesAfter Halford came out of the closet as being gay it made the lyrics a little more interesting "living after midnight, taking a bone in the rear, then I'm gone, I'm gone..."
  • Zero from Nowhere, NjWell, that's not a very interesting story how they came up with the song. Great song though!
  • Cyberpope from Richmond, CanadaJP was THE group to smoke weed to in the 80s!

    Buddy of mine got a good deal on a 8-speaker concert amp!

    Put that sucker out the 2nd floor window & cranked it -- we could hear JP playing a mile away! *LOL* (yeah, kind of outside the city!)
  • Marissa from Akron, OhJudas Priest
    :D :D :D
    they rule
  • Esteban from Iquique, ChileThis song it's perfomed in live aid
  • Jon from --------, SwedenIt's also been covered by Iron Savior.
  • Niklas Mørup from CopenhagenThis song has been covered by Toronto Hardcore band Microedge; as well as by The Donnas on their album The Donnas Turn 21.
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