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originally posted by: StallionDuck
originally posted by: mtnshredder
I’ve always hated the term “heavy metal” because it’s very open to interpretation. I think you have to give credit to Dave Davies of The Kinks for inventing distortion back in 1962. He used to slash his speakers with razor blades to get a distorted sound without that tone metal as we know it wouldn’t exist.
The Scorpions started in 1965 and were very heavy come the early 70’s. Judas Priest started in 69 but their early stuff wasn’t really Metal. Bands like Cream, Iron Butterfly, Mountain, Deep Purple, Hendrix, Zeppelin all had heavy guitar but I’m not to keen on labeling them Heavy Metal. If I had to say one band that was responsible for Metal I think it would be Sabbath but again, Im not a big fan of the term Heavy Metal.
Tom Sholtz of Boston invented the "RockMan".... So maybe Boston invented Heavy Metal...