“I get British Steel, I like British Steel, but I didn’t buy that album the day it came out – I got into it a little later. Screaming came out when I was in high school, and for me, it was another record where I took a trip up to the mall to get it. So it has a lot of meaning for me in how it fit into my life.
“I think it’s one of their fastest and heaviest records. They’re not known for being fast, really – they were just really heavy, and the twin-guitar attack was their thing – but this one is pretty relentless.
“Electric Eye gets a lot of speed going, and The Hellion is a killer opening track. I love when bands open their records with an instrumental to sort of set the mood. It’s like they’re saying, ‘Light up the joints, open that beer and get ready.’ OK, there is a weak spot on here – Fever was never, ever good. That’s a real clunker. But the song Screaming For Vengeance is amazing. It’s one of my favorites.”