First heavy metal song ever?

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  1. A-Bone

    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Townshend, so much to answer for.
     
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    That's a lot of deeds for a single guy on a single song, as talented as he might have been.
     
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    Rite of Spring - Igor Stravinsky
    Mars Bringer of War - Gustav Holst
    Black Sabbath - Black Sabbath
     
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    A-Bone Montonero, MOY, Multitudes Gold Supporting Member

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    Setting aside proto-metal and influences and all, I tend to trace the origin of the genre to this tune:

     
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    In the 80's there were reports of hearing this song down by the huge clay pit and along the railroad tracks at the edge of the 70 foot drop off where all the dirtbikers had most excellent fun concurring that cliff edge and the next morning the neighbors while investigating the area found headless chickens and goat parts, exhausted bon fires and a giant creepy pentagon on the ground.
    :omg
     
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    Sounds like the 80s.
     
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    On the funny side we all just chalked it off as a revolt against the rising condos that where stealing our riding area. :aok
     
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    Was Deep Purple a metal band?
     
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    Not really. Elements of what they did were very influential - the classical elements, the moody virtuoso guitarist, the cucumber in the trousers etc.

    But by today’s standards they were more of a heavy blues band than metal.
     
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    I would have never guessed, but hearing it with that in mind I can believe it.
     
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    i thought about citing this along with the kinks tune, some of the earliest use of deliberately distorted electric guitar, but said guitar is kind of loose and strummy, not the punchy focused power chord riffs that we associate with the music that evolved into heavy metal.
     
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    Elements of Deep Purple got added to the metal mix, speed, classical and also Paice's double bass drums on Fireball which Lars mentions.





     
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    A revolt against Subdivisions ?
     
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    birth of the chug, 3:27 (video cued to that point)


     
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    Great summary.
    And early Judas Priest!
     
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    I beg to differ ;)
     
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    ha, duly noted
     
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    There have been many metal version of Baba Yaga.

    This cover is a bit different but I find it brilliant.
     
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    Later that whole area I was talking about was built up is all. In fact many of our so called riding areas were built on or developed. Times were a changing is all.

    I just arbitrarily said 'revolt' in that the bon fires, beheaded chickens, blood, pentagons, loud music etc. were a ploy to scare away the incoming settlers. I didn't even live in the area but I knew people there and deduced by what I observed and heard that certain people in the area were against the up and coming influx of people. That and there was a mental hospital not that far away where escapees were always about wandering the nearby farms.
     

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