Glenn Tipton says:
“A killer song, if you ask me, and probably one that was quite daring for us as a metal band at the time because it starts out with a reggae riff. Who would have expected that from Judas Priest?
“Also, the fact that it starts out with that riff makes everything even more forceful when the metal comes pouring in. I love The Rage. It’s probably one of my favourites.“
KK Downing says:
“A bit more moody, this one. We were always trying to broaden our horizons and expand what heavy metal could be. So you’ve got the reggae beginning and my solo is a bit bluesy and Paul Kossoff-like. He was a brilliant guitar player.
“Like with a lot of the other songs, we wanted to throw it to all the people who were putting us down. We were raging, hence the title. It was loads of fun to record.”