Monday, January 5, 2009

I was a Die Hard Manowar Fan!

Have you heard Manowar? That 80’s heavy metal band known for writing songs based on Heavy metal genre. I am a big fan of them. I have been a die hard fan of Manowar since early teens and though am a big fan today, things were different back then. Their lyrics and their lifestyle have very important impact on my life, though living their lavish rock n roller life was not included.

I seriously don’t remember when I fall in love with this genre, called ‘Heavy Metal’, but I affectionately blame it to my Dad, plus grateful to him that he introduced me to it. My dad love metal and blues, I still remember when he gifted me the ‘Heaven and Hell’ by Black Sabbath, one of the best metal album ever. No doubt, Black Sabbath stands on the top list of my favorite metal bands. But the way Manowar influenced me was different.

I’ll write about Black Sabbath’s influence in my life some other day. Today I just want to write about Manowar. During my early teens, there wasn’t a single day that I did not wake up to the song ‘Metal Warrior’, from the album ‘The Triumph of Steel’ by Manowar. Metal Warrior would end up playing at least 20 times a day. The reason why I love this song is because of its lyrics, especially the chorus part, which goes:

Now the world must listen to our decree
We don’t turn down for anyone, we do just what we please
Got to make it louder, all men play on ten

If you’re not into metal, you are not my friend


Seriously I believed and followed the line ‘If you’re not into metal, you are not my friend’. The result, I hated people who were not into Metal. I had very few friends back in my school days because of this song (no I don’t regret that I was not popular, am thankful that I was so influenced by this song). There was a time, when I even stopped talking to non-metal heads.

Thinking about this makes me laugh so much, now. I was a very extreme metal-head. Though nothing much has changed now, am still very much into metal, I still have only those friends who were my buddies back in high school, plus blogger friends. But I have become more Liberal towards the different genre of music. But that doesn’t mean that I listen to other genre of music. But today I talk to people who listen to other genre (LOL)..One thing am starting to like country music…