Heavy Metal Thunder

Album: Strong Arm of the Law (1980)

Songfacts®:

  • Yeah, right, we all know where this cliché comes from, "Born To Be Wild," right? As for all the other clichés in this song, how long have you got?

    Still, if you like your music loud, and especially if you like the sound of guitars, you might just like this. It is also the title of a documentary which covers the band's history. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Alexander Baron - London, England

Comments: 1

  • Frank from Osnabrueck, GermanyBiff Byford stated once in an interview for german Rock Hard magazine:
    "The song was actually slower when we recorded it. Late at night, while we were sleeping, the producer worked alone in the sudio and speeded the whole thing a little up. That´s why my voice sounds a bit weird and very high on that song. We liked the version though and left things that way."
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