The Mostly Metal Magnificent 10: Thunderstone …

…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Apr 18, 2021.

(Sunday 8:00 – 10:00PM US Central, replay Wednesday at 10:00pm … stream on wvlp.org)

Thunderstone is really good at lead tracks and closing tracks. Five of these songs are one or the other (2 lead tracks, 3 closing tracks).

10. Forevermore, off Evolution 4.0 (2007).

9. Dirt Metal, off Dirt Metal (2009).

8. Virus, off Thunderstone (2002).

7. Barren Land, off Apocalypse Again (2016).

6. Tool of the Devil, off Tools of Destruction (2005).

5. Eyes of a Stranger, off Thunderstone (2002).

4. Land of Innocence, off Tools of Destruction (2005).

3. The Path, off Apocalypse Again (2016).

2. Without Wings, off Tools of Destruction (2005).

1. Evil Within, off The Burning (2004).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by The Moody Blues …

…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Apr 11, 2021.

(Sunday 8:00 – 10:00PM US Central, replay Wednesday at 10:00pm … stream on wvlp.org)

10. Send Me No Wine, off On the Threshold of a Dream (1969).

9. Your Wildest Dreams, off The Other Side of Life (1986).

8. I Know You’re Out There Somewhere, off Sur La Mer (1988).

7. The Afternoon, off Days of Future Passed (1967).

6. New Horizons, off Seventh Sojourn (1972).

5. Question, off A Question of Balance (1970).

4. I’m Just A Singer, off Seventh Sojourn (1972).

3. The Night, off Days of Future Passed (1967).

2. The Voice, off Long Distance Voyager (1981).

1. The Story in Your Eyes, off Every Good Boy Deserves Favor (1971).

My Top 10 Favorite Songs by Judas Priest

.…as played on Mostly Metal, 103.1FM, Valparaiso, IN the week of Sun Apr 04, 2021.

Now here’s the thing about this particular Top 10 List. Unlike many other bands, I need to designate two entirely different top 10 lists for Priest. If I was going to come up with my top 10 high energy songs that I firmly expect to be in a concert set-list, things like Painkiller and Freewheel Burning would surely be in it. Some “famous” songs like Living After Midnight would be there, too. This is not that list. Instead, this is a list of songs from Priest that I want to hear when I’m home, alone, with headphones on, just chilling out. So it has a lot of the more grandiose offerings from Priest, maybe with some songs that I don’t expect they’ play live anymore – if ever. There are a couple of tunes that would appear on both lists, and maybe some day, I’ll make that other list. But for now, here you go: Ken’s Oddball Judas Priest list.

10. Delivering the Goods, off Hell Bent for Leather (1978).

9. Island of Domination, off Sad Wings of Destiny (1976).

8. Rapid Fire, off British Steel (1980).

7. Desert Plains, off Point of Entry (1981).

6. Blood Red Skies, off Ram It Down (1988).

5. Touch of Evil, off Painkiller (1990).

4. Persecution, off Nostradamus (2008).

3. Sinner, off Sin After Sin (1977).

2. Riding on the Wind, off Screaming for Vengeance (1982).

1. The Sentinel, off Defenders of the Faith (1984).