LONGEST COMMERCIAL BREAK EVER!
HARD ROCK AND HEAVY METAL
BANDS, SONGS AND VIDEOS.
the award for Video of the Year.
VIDEO OF THE YEAR
"White Wedding" - Murderdolls (2008)
"Don't Change That Song" - Faster Pussycat (1987
with scenes from Russ Meyer's 1965 motion picture
Faster, Pussycat! Kill! Kill!)
"Hall of the Mountain King" - Savatage (1987)
"Dreamin' in a Casket" - Hardcore Superstar (2007)
"Somebody Save Me" - Cinderella (1986)
"Turn Up the Radio" - Autograph (1984)
"Balls to the Wall" - Accept (1984, lip sync circa 2006-09
performed by Japanese anime character Haruhi Suzumiya)
"Screaming in the Night" - Krokus (1983)
"Planet Boom" - Tommy Lee/Motley Crue (orig. 1994,
rereleased in 1997 on soundtrack of movie Barb Wire
"Hot and Bothered" - Cinderella (1994)
"Hide Your Heart" - Kiss (1989)
This band from Switzerland also impressed me with its
versatility and longevity. Krokus is still together and will
be releasing a new album, Dirty Dynamite, this month!
Named after (of all things) a flower, Krokus started out
in the mid 70s playing prog rock. The band achieved
much greater success when they switched to a more aggressive, hard-edged yet commercial rock style.
Along with bands like Airbourne and Rhino Bucket, both
featured in this series, Krokus became adroit imitators
of the Bon Scott era AC/DC, a sound clearly heard on such
songs as "Long Stick Goes Boom" and "Playin' the Outlaw."
"Playin' the Outlaw" - Krokus (1982)
Krokus evolved into a pop metal band, mastered the
power ballad and scored a hit with "Screaming in the Night"
due in large part to the high budget conceptual video that
ran on MTV. "Screaming in the Night" is also nominated
for Song of the Year and will take on a field of worthy
challengers in the next phase of the competition.
Please stay tuned for Part 3 of the
First Annual Shady Awards
Have a Shady day!