Mars Attacks Podcast 253 – 1981 Discussion

Mars Attacks Podcast Episode 253 1981 Patron Discussion


During this week’s episode of the Mars Attacks Podcast, my Patrons join me to discuss the year that was 1981.

1981 was a great year for hard rock and metal fans! Here are some of the top albums from that year. Whether you’re into classic hard rock or shredding metal, there’s something here for everyone. So put on your leather jacket and grab your air guitar – let’s get rocking!

What’s this year’s importance when it comes to the evolution of hard rock and metal music? Forty years ago, how do some of the classic albums hold up?

The Patrons voted for 36 albums in total, but what albums made the top 10? The list is disputed throughout the episode. Do you agree with the outcome? What would your top 10 albums of 1981 list look like?

1981 was a landmark year for hard rock and metal. It is not an understatement to say it’s arguably the most important year in this genre of music, with some of the best albums ever released coming out that year by artists like Ozzy Osbourne, Black Sabbath, Iron Maiden, Van Halen, Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Rush and more!

Let us know what your favorite album from that era is in the comments below or on our Facebook page/group, Twitter or Instagram!

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Signals From Mars December 3, 2021 1981 Discussion


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