Anthrax drummer Charlie Benante has revealed the list of the albums that changed his life. The list includes the bands such as AC/DC, KISS and Queen.
He said that, AC/DC’s Powerage and Back In Black albums that changed his life. Here’s the statement:
“To me, these two albums define AC/DC. The way Bon Scott approached singing on Powerage is just awesome. I love everything about it.
But then you have Back in Black, which is a flawless record, especially coming after the stuff that happened to the band [Scott’s death, and Brian Johnson joining]. If you think about the amount of time they took to bounce back, it was fairly soon. And they bounced back with that.”
On KISS’ “Alive!” album, he said:
“Probably the biggest thing that influenced me was Kiss. I loved Kiss and knew about Kiss, but it wasn’t until Alive! that I became a total Kiss maniac. That record — to this day — gives me goose bumps.
I completely became the general of the Kiss Army, y’know? I couldn’t get enough of them. Look, I know all about this record at this point – that it was done a lot in the studio. But I don’t care. The way those songs were performed on that record, it was just so bombastic. Like, “What the hell is going on here?”
Here’s the full list:
- The Beatles – Revolver (1966) & Sgt. Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band (1967)
- Led Zeppelin – IV (1971)
- Black Sabbath – Vol. 4 (1972)
- KISS – Alive! (1975)
- Cheap Trick – At Budokan (1979)
- Queen – News of the World (1977)
- Sex Pistols – Never Mind the Bollocks… Here’s the Sex Pistols (1977)
- Van Halen – Women and Children First (1980)
- AC/DC – Powerage (1978) & Back in Black (1980)
- King’s X – Gretchen Goes to Nebraska (1989)
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