Favorite 80's Metal Songs #10 - "Balls to the Wall"
July 16, 2017 10:27pm CST
I normally don't jump the gun like this, but I've only got one Mission song left, so that series is pretty much done. I am also doing an electronic music series, so I thought I'd also give equal time to loud guitars. Hence, my Favorite 80's Metal Songs countdown. We begin with #10: "Balls to the Wall" by German metal band Accept. Although he is no longer in the band, original vocalist Udo Dirkschneider fronted Accept from 1968 to 1987. And man, could he bring it, as evidenced on the band's signature tune, 1984's "Balls to the Wall." "Balls to the Wall," according to guitarist Wolf Hoffman, is a song about human rights, that one day the oppressed would rise up and kick some keister. I don't see any evidence of chart success, but the song's video received regular play on MTV, and propelled the Balls to the Wall album to gold status here in the states. The highlight? Dirkschneider riding a wrecking ball into a building. Enjoy! (Info verified by Wikipedia)
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