HEADBANGERS BALL

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Ahhh Yes .. . The memories I recall ... Every Saturday Night watchin' Headbangers Ball!

HEADBANGERS BALL

It was a Saturday Night in Nineteen Eighty-Seven ~
When the Great Metal Gods fell from Video Heaven.
We were crankin' up the tunes, as I do recall,
Sparkin' up another joint to prepare for it all!
Crackin' open a Bud as we heard the girls scream ~
"Turn off the stereo and turn on the TV!".
The room fell quiet – thick with anticipation,
As we witnessed the birth of Heavy Metal Nation! 
~~~
Thru lasers & fog - Kevin Seal appeared on the screen ~
 "Are You Ready To Rock?!" he asks, and we all agree.
We were pumping fists and we were banging our heads.
With volume loud enuff to rip our speakers to shreds!
Screamin’ in succession while Strummin’ air guitars ~
Actin’ just like we were Rock-N’-Roll Superstars.
Along with Axle we sang - Welcome To The Jungle,
While Slash in Top Hat, made his guitar scream UNCLE!
~~~
Next in the line up came a band from Germany ~
Sportin’ black leather jackets and tight denim jeans.
Klaus Meine blasted out a ballad called - Still Loving You,
Then took us for a stroll - down the streets called The Zoo!
We All swayed back and forth with our lighters in hand,
While being mesmerized by the sounds of “In Trance”!
Stingin’ all of us with - their venomous tails,
They took us all by storm with their Hurricane gales.
~~~
The next Band hailed from Britain’s Heavy Metal scene ~
Takin’ over the screen like a steel death machine.
Drivin’ his Harley - across the fiery stage,
Screamin’ Hell Bent For Leather and Screechin’ The Rage!
Living After Midnight and Rockin’ Till Dawn~
He bellowed powerfully as we all sang along.
Rob Halford was the master of Breaking The Law,
The Unholy Metal Priest left us all in awe!
~~~
Two hours had passed and the show came to an end ~
We put down our air guitars and our need to pretend.
We sat down dumbfounded in our own disbelief.
To discuss the bands and the sights we’d just seen!
We made a pact to watch it every Saturday Night ~
Not knowing the impact it would have on our lives.
~~~
Now when I hear an old Metal tune -
it takes me back to recall,
The awesome times we had rocking,
while we were watching  ~
Headbangers Ball!!!

KjK040710

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Teardrops commented on HEADBANGERS BALL

05-10-2010

my knight at a headbangers ball what a sight that would surely be . You write with the wisdom of a true rocker . Loved it and will rock with you any time Marie

knight4696

05/10/2010

Lol! :) I am a headbanger Marie. I love my Heavy Metal! Then again- maybe that's why I wear all this armor. lol! :) Thanks again my friend - I'm happy you enjoyed! :) Ken

SavVySam commented on HEADBANGERS BALL

04-11-2010

FANTASTIC!!! Ken!....This is so great! Makes me wanna break out the White Snake, Ozzy, black eyeliner, and aqua net, or maybe not...Halloween is still a ways off! lol I loved this trip..of a trip through the "Metal Mania"!

knight4696

04/12/2010

Thanks Mindy!! :) I loved that show! It was an every Saturday Night event in my household. I'm a die hard Metal fan and always will be. Ya ... you might wanna wait for Halloween for that get up! lol! :) Thanks again for the "Totally Awesome" comments! :) Ken

xintensex commented on HEADBANGERS BALL

04-11-2010

I love Heavy Metal..worked 5 ozz fest shows.sanitarium tour...the heavier the better.thankyou for taking me back..

knight4696

04/12/2010

That is so Cool Intense - I would have loved to work at a stadium during any Metal tour! Glad you enjoyed the memories! :) Thanks again! :) Ken

Marsink commented on HEADBANGERS BALL

04-11-2010

(I never intentionally banged my head) This is so full of action, lights, Dark, fire and ice with London Fog! The concerts I saw were closer to 84-86 and very 'animalated'. Great driving pulse of heart smacking energy and various vaulted voracious video images! encore! 10! (again)

knight4696

04/11/2010

Thanks Marsink! :) Me neither .. it was an involuntary reflex for me. :) Heck .. I'm still rockin' @ 50- and going strong! :) Thanks again! Ken

bluskyinthenite commented on HEADBANGERS BALL

04-11-2010

Back in the day "Headbangers Ball" My nephew's a drummer some concerts he goes to . His head just started to bang... Ouch! Rock and roll will never die... Heavy Metal and hard core music will live on through the ages....... Awesome poem

knight4696

04/11/2010

Hey Blue - I'm 50 and I still find myself headbanging to both the new stuff and the old stuff - Once a metal head, always a metal head . I guess. :) Thanks again for the "Totally Awesome" comments! :) Ken

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