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Tuesday, February 1, 2011

British Steel, oh yeah!

"I guess up to that point, it was the definitive heavy metal album," ventures bassist Ian Hill, a bold statement, but when you think about it, pretty defensible given the lyrics about metal and the solidifying of a whole metal package, including the leather of studs look and all told, an overt declaration of the love of metal. "It also crossed over into other areas. There was, as you know, a couple of very good radio-friendly tracks on there, in 'Living After Midnight' and 'Breaking The Law'. So the radio stations started to pick up on those songs, and it started to gain us fans from areas we wouldn't necessarily pick them up from. Maybe people who'd never go see us live, or bothered to be into the things we were into at the time (laughs). So it probably started heavy metal on its way to its popularity, if you know what I mean."

- Read the full Ian Hill interviw on HardRadio.

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