Judas Priest – Screaming For Vengeance (1982)

Bold, magnificant, triumphant – these are just some of the words you could use to describe Judas Priest in this particular era of thier career. “Riding On The Wind” is all of these things, but coupled with a radio-friendly sensibility that no doubt effortlessly added to the band’s interstellar levels of success. My three year old son loves chanting along to the chorus of “Bloodstone” (he thinks the words are “let’s go!” but hey, that’s cool as fuck.

My favourite songs are “Electric Eye” and “(Take These) Chains”. My version closes with “Prisoner Of Your Eyes” which I guess is a ballad. That doesn’t really land, in my opinion, but otherwise this is a great effort.