Judas Priest Unveil Live Version of ‘Locked In’ From ‘Turbo’ 30th Anniversary Edition
With the release of Judas Priest's 3-CD reissue of Turbo coming up in a little more than two weeks, the band has unveiled a live version of "Locked In" that you can check out above.
It was recorded at a 1986 concert in Kansas City during the Turbo tour, and is one of the 20 songs from that show that's part of the reissue. It also includes a remastered version of the original album packed with classics like "Turbo Lover" and "Parental Guidance."
Frontman Rob Halford spoke with Billboard about the recording of Turbo. "I think we were just having a good time, man," Halford recalls. "It was the first time we were able to relax a bit and not have to do the big world tour, then take a two-week break and go into the studio and make a record and get back on the road again. We were luxuriating in the cocaine-fueled environment and...God, just think Miami Vice."
Halford continues, "It's just a lot of that, just a lot of being surrounded by those circumstances and atmospheres and everything else. I think we were just playing in all that, just feeling like, 'Hey come on, let's just kick back' and make some music that has a different kind of temperament attached to it in tone and lyric."
Turbo's closing track "Reckless" could have been part of the Top Gun soundtrack, but the band decided against it. "My God, that was a big fiasco -- the coulda, shoulda, woulda," Halford chuckles. "I remember the passionate discussion about this film and the fact that if we lease this track it couldn't go on the record. They wanted exclusivity. We were a little naive, I think. I think the feeling was it wasn't going to be a successful film; Now we're like, 'Are you kidding me?!' But there you go. If we knew then what we know now..."
The band is also working on material for the follow-up to 2014's Redeemer of Souls. Halford gives an update, saying, "We're tracking and everything is coming together. We're just doing what we do. We still love going to the studio every day and sitting down and hanging out and writing metal."
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