Helloween – Faith Healer (Starters for Ten #135) 5/10 (14)

Starters for Ten 2019 – #135: Top Ten Rock numbers: 190515

Helloween – Faith Healer (1999)

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the music. Because music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the 14th – featuring my top ten rock numbers, and running between 11 and 20 May – here’s Faith Healer, originally by ‘The Sensational Alex Harvey Band’ but covered here by Halloween on their 1999 album “Metal Jukebox”

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Disturbed – The sound of silence (Starters for Ten #025) 5/10 (3)

Starters for Ten 2019 – 25: Top Ten Spinetingler tracks: 190125

Disturbed – The sound of silence (2015

Throughout 2019 Jem of Jemtunes is taking you through 36 top tens and one top five. Tunes for a whole gamut of reasons including genre, mood, time of year or simply time itself. Sometimes there’s be words but mostly it’ll simply be the tune itself. Because the music always speaks for itself.

Continuing the third, running between 21 and 30 January and featuring my top ten Spinetingler tracks, here’s The sound of silence from the Disturbed 2015 album ‘Immortalized’

Megadeth – Rust in Peace (The ’59) #197

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Megadeth – Rust in Peace (1990)

Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, has now turned 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 32 – 1990.

Rust in Peace was the fourth studio album from American thrash metal band Megadeth, released on September 24, 1990 by Capitol Records.

Following the departure of band members Jeff Young and Chuck Behler in 1989, ‘Rust in Peace’ was the first album to feature guitarist Marty Friedman and drummer Nick Menza.  The album was nominated for a Grammy Award for Best Metal Performance at the 33rd Grammy Awards.

Two singles were released: “Hangar 18” and “Holy Wars… The Punishment Due”, which have become staples of the band’s live performances.

Metallica – And Justice for all (The ’59) #182

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Metallica – And Justice for all (1988)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Today we’ve reached year 30 – 1988.

…And Justice for All was the fourth studio album from Metallica, released on August 25, 1988, through Elektra Records. It was the band’s first studio album to feature bassist Jason Newsted after the death of Cliff Burton in 1986.

The album’s cover was designed by Stephen Gorman on a scheme provided by James Hetfield and Lars Ulrich; the album’s title is derived from the American Pledge of Allegiance.

Three songs from the album were released as singles: “Harvester of Sorrow”, “Eye of the Beholder” and “One”.

…And Justice for All was acclaimed by music critics. It was included in The Village Voice’s annual Pazz & Jop critics’ poll of the year’s best albums, and the single “One”, which also marked the band’s first music video, earned Metallica its first Grammy Award (and the first ever in the Best Metal Performance category) in 1990.

Metallica – Master of Puppets (The ’59) #171

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Metallica – Master of Puppets (1986)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 28 – 1986.

Master of Puppets was Metallica’s third studio album, released on March 3, 1986 by Elektra Records. Recorded at the Sweet Silence Studios with producer Flemming Rasmussen, it was the first Metallica album released on a major record label.

Sadly, this was the band’s last album to feature bassist Cliff Burton, who died in a bus accident in Sweden during the album’s promotional tour.

It peaked at No. 29 on the Billboard 200 and No.48 on the UK album charts. It was also the first thrash metal album to be certified ‘Platinum’.

Iron Maiden – Killers (The ’59) #140

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Iron Maiden – Killers (1981)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 23 – 1981.

Killers was the second studio album from Iron Maiden, released on 2 February 1981 by EMI Records in the United Kingdom and on 6 June 1981 by Harvest Records and Capitol Records in the United States.

The album was their first with guitarist Adrian Smith, and their last with vocalist Paul Di’Anno, who was fired after problems with his stage performance arose due to his alcohol and cocaine use. Killers was also the first Iron Maiden album recorded with the assistance of producer Martin Birch, who went on to produce their next eight albums up until Fear of the Dark (1992)

Motorhead – Ace of Spades (The ’59) #138

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Motorhead – Ace of Spades (1980)

This year, Jem of Jemtunes, born in 1959, turns 59. So ‘The ’59’ celebrates 59 years of cracking tunes with a few albums from each year – 1959 through 2018. Currently we’re at year 22 – 1980.

Ace of Spades was the fourth studio album from Motörhead, released November 8, 1980, on Bronze Records. It peaked at No. 4 on the UK Albums Chart and reached Gold status by March 1981. It was preceded by the release of the title track as a single on October 27, which peaked in the UK Singles Chart at No. 15 in early November. It was also the band’s debut release in the United States, with Mercury Records handling distribution in North America.