This site is something I’ve put together to share my affinity for music. I’m a fan…pure and simple. I do not work for a record label nor am I endorsed by any person/company.
I have been a long time music fan since I was at least six years old. The musical catalyst which initially fed my young brain was courtesy of my Mom (Santana, Chicago, Doobie Brothers, Earth Wind and Fire) and my sister and cousin (Billy Joel, Led Zeppelin, YES, Cheap Trick, the Cars, Elton John, and Fleetwood Mac). The rest of it was by the magic of radio.
I lived in New Jersey at the time and WPLJ out of New York City became my addiction as I heard Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Boston, Alice Cooper, Deep Purple, Van Halen, Ted Nugent and Rainbow (to name a few). My friends in the neighborhood were hooked on KISS and I fell into the KISS Army soon after.
My taste in music evolved and I went from Hard Rock to Heavy Metal in a blink of an eye. The 80′s was a whole new ball game for me. I was into everything – Judas Priest, Iron Maiden, Metallica, Saxon, Armored Saint, Raven, Testament, W.A.S.P., Slayer, Anthrax, Overkill, Ratt, Scorpions etc.
I went to the local record stores weekly and fell in love with many of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal (NWOBHM) after reading through fanzines and import Rock/Metal magazines (Metal Forces was a favorite). The rest is history…..