TODAY the Mixtape is EPIC! I show off my vinyl Dio with the epic track “Rainbow In The Dark” from the album – ‘Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986’! Tune in and turn up! 

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Monday March 8th

Do you have a case of the Mondays? Well no more! We are making Mondays Epic so stick around for Halloween, Krokus and Durbin just to name a few!

But first… Hear N’ Tell!

Dio – Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986

Today I bring you a Hear N’ Tell from my personal collection of Live Vinyl.

It’s Dio – Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986

I chose one track off of this record to show you and hear it is…

Here’s Dio with the epic track “Rainbow In The Dark” from the album – Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 right here on Hair Metal Mixtape!

That was Dio with the epic track “Rainbow In The Dark” from the album – Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986

Dio’s  album – Finding The Sacred Heart – Live In Philly 1986 is also what is called a video album, so this record was rebranded like a DVD when rereleased and renamed Sacred Heart “The Video”. Let’s see what the Wiki Jedi Council has to say about this…

Sacred Heart “The Video” is the third video album by the American heavy metal band Dio, containing footage of a live concert performance recorded at The Spectrum arena in Philadelphia on June 17, 1986. The concert was filmed during the tour supporting the album Sacred Heart, and the live performance involved complex mechanical devices and laser effects, which cost an estimated US$250,000 to build and transport.[2]

The video was only released on VHS, Beta and VHD (Japan only). When it was re-released in DVD format in 2004, it was retitled Sacred Heart “The DVD”. The DVD also added an interview with singer Ronnie James Dio and guitarist Craig Goldy. A complete, remastered performance of the show was released as a DVD/cd/180 vinyl by Eagle Vision in 2012 with the title Finding the Sacred Heart, along with extra videos and interviews.

There you have it folks! What did you think?


…And that was your Hear ’N Tell!

The Mixtape!

OK, Mixtapers! It’s time to take back the bummer of Mondays and turn it into EPIC MONDAYS!!! (ARENA VOICE) That’s right, when I’m not making Mondays Epic with  Motley Mondays on the first Monday of the month, I’m gonna make Mondays Epic with EPIC MONDAYS!!! Like all of these new roads traveled it may be bumpy at first until we get a good grip on what we want on Epic Mondays, but for now when I thought of this, in my head the epic was the likes of classic metal like Helloween, Dio, Judas Priest and current bands like Durbin, Inglorious and even Joel Hoekstra’s 13. So not necessarily a specific kind of metal, but something that just feels … Epic. 

And speaking of Epic, that brings us to our first song of the set which inspired this Mixtape and Day. Helloween’s “I Want Out”

I Want Out” is a song by the German power metal band Helloween from the album Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, that was released as a single in 1988.[1] It was written by Kai Hansen, who said in an interview that it was a hint of him really wanting “out” of the band. Musically, the song is characterised by a recognisable introduction and Michael Kiske‘s trademark high pitched singing in the chorus. It is also punk-influenced (especially the rebellious lyrics) in contrast to other Helloween songs, or Hansen’s post-Helloween work. It is one of the Helloween’s most recognizable songs, and is often performed live by Helloween and both Hansen’s and Kiske’s current bands Gamma Ray and Unisonic. The song was covered by HammerFallSonata ArcticaAvalanch and Skylark.

So here’s Helloween with “I Want Out” from their 1988 album Keeper of the Seven Keys, Pt. 2, , to kick off today’s “Epic Monday” Hair Metal Mixtape! Yeargh!

That was Accept and “Zombie Apocalypse” from their latest album TOO MEAN TO DIE

Too Mean to Die is the sixteenth studio album by German heavy metal band Accept, released on 29 January 2021.[1][5] It is the first Accept album to feature Martin Motnik, who replaced original bassist Peter Baltes in 2019, and rhythm guitarist Philip Shouse, who joined the band that same year.

And that is today’s Hair Metal Mixtape #351 – Epic Monday

Phew, I got that off my chest. Today, I raised my horns and thanked the gods of Metal. Thanks for tuning in and thanks for sticking around. I appreciate and respect your time.

That’s it folks! Thanks for listening! 

I hope you are maintaining your physical distance from your friends and loved ones for now and yet also engaging in social connectivity.

Keep your vinyl clean!

Be Kind, Rewind

Peace, Love, Hair Metal!

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