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    Default who invented heavy metal

    black sabbath

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    The Who didn't invent Heavy Metal either...

    You are giving the Who WAY WAY too much credit tonight.....
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    Some combination of Link Wray and Dick Dale.
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    Link Wry started the broken speaker distortion with the song rumble
    But I believe heavy metal was more what zeppelin was doing
    Or at least that when the phrase came about
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    The first band I ever heard the term heavy metal applied to was BLUE CHEER. They were around before Sabbath.

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    IIRC, the first band to use the term "heavy metal" in a song was Steppenwolf (Born To Be Wild) in 1968.
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    Sabbath and Zeppelin.
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    My Mom and she said to go play some.
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    You know a lot of people don’t know this but it was actually invited by Nikolai Tesla & then subsequently stolen by the CIA upon his death....

    Personally I think he was channeling aliens & the ghost of Gorge Washington at the time he did this but nobody knows for sure & it’s a topic of great debate. Mostly because it’s also possible that he could have been talking to the devil & channeling the ghost of Marry Queen Of Scott’s instead???
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    I've always figured it was mostly Led Zeppelin. The Immigrant Song, Kashmir, Heartbreaker, When the Levee Breaks, Black Dog, Communications Breakdown . . . these all kinda paved the way for metal to come. Dark sounding, intricate guitar playing, heavy riffing.
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    Weird Al would be my guess...

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    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Cheer

    More proof for Blue Cheer. Please note that Clapton even said Blue Cheer was the first metal band. Think he would know?

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    Who invented Heavy Metal? SANTA!!!





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    Quote Originally Posted by LLL View Post
    IIRC, the first band to use the term "heavy metal" in a song was Steppenwolf (Born To Be Wild) in 1968.
    Yes - but the term refers to the car of interest in the song. American "Heavy Metal" is a name for a type/style of vehicle. It had no reference to the sound of the music.
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    I want to hear these Blue Cheer metal songs.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Clint 55 View Post
    I want to hear these Blue Cheer metal songs.
    You are joking, I take it. Who the hell has not heard Blue Cheer?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Aceman View Post
    Yes - but the term refers to the car of interest in the song. American "Heavy Metal" is a name for a type/style of vehicle. It had no reference to the sound of the music.
    The lyrics are not specific...but it is generally accepted that "heavy metal thunder" is referring to the sound of an American motorcycle. Mars Bonfire has stated that he was inspired to write the song by a motorcycle poster that he saw that said "Born To Ride" on it.

    Steppenwolf was not a heavy metal band, though they certainly had some proto-metal elements. As you said, the lyrics do not refer to music in any way. They're talking about Harleys, basically.
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    Quote Originally Posted by ItsaBass View Post
    You are joking, I take it. Who the hell has not heard Blue Cheer?
    Quit being such an uppity fck and maybe use your enormous brain to think of another interpretation for my post. Which songs specifically do you think are metal? Cuz it sounds pre proto metal to me.
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    I know who Blue Cheer is, and I know they covered "Summertime Blues."

    I'm turning 40 in a few months, and I only know who they are because when I was growing up, my dad used them as a benchmark for bands that played too loud or "used too much distortion" to crap on whatever I was listening to.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ICTGoober View Post
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Blue_Cheer

    More proof for Blue Cheer. Please note that Clapton even said Blue Cheer was the first metal band. Think he would know?
    Actually, no I don't think he would know.

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