10 Reasons Why Judas Priest’s ‘Turbo’ Is Better Than You Remember
When engaging in any Judas Priest discussion, every metalhead agrees on classics like Sad Wings of Destiny, Stained Class, British Steel, Screaming for Vengeance, Defenders of the Faith, Painkiller, etc. But when the conversation steers toward the band's output in the back half of the '80s, that's where things tend to get a bit dicey.
Just the mere mention of Turbo is often met with scrunched faces and cocked heads as ardent headbangers are reluctant to accept the guitar synth-driven 1986 album. It was a time where new technology was being embraced by every corner of the music market and even metal dabbled. Hell, Iron Maiden even put out Somewhere in Time in the same year, adapting to the latest trend as well and there was no escaping it. So why is Turbo always the album in the crosshairs?
Everyone likes to point out the cheesiness of the leading track, "Turbo Lover," but more than 30 years have passed. Is there any justification for staying this angry at the record? We don't think so! In fact, we're here to champion this album, to take the unpopular opinion and defend our faith in Judas Priest and their daring experimentation.
When was the last time you even gave Turbo a listen from start to finish? By the time you're done reading through our "10 Reasons Why Judas Priest's Turbo Is Better Than You Remember" in the slideshow above, we're sure you'll find yourself revisiting this record with a new outlook. Trust us.
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