Hell Bent for Leather (song)


Hell Bent for Leather (song)

Infobox Song
Name = Hell Bent For Leather
Artist = Judas Priest
Album = Killing Machine
Released = 1979
Recorded = 1978 at Utopia, Basing Street and CBS Studios in London
Genre = Heavy metal
Length = 2:41
Label = Columbia
Writer = Tipton
Producer = James Guthrie Judas Priest

"Hell Bent For Leather" is a song by the heavy metal band Judas Priest.It's from the album Killing Machine and was the title track of the US release.

The song is very popular amongst fans and it's played live since it's release. Contrary to popular opinion, "Hell Bent For Leather" was not used as the Harley song since the idea was born. That was "Tyrant", and this was used as the song where Rob Halford usually enters the stage using his motorcycle. Around 1982, the band permamently dropped "Tyrant" from its set, and Hell Bent For Leather was used as the new Harley song. This can be seen in the "Live Vengeance '82" DVD.

The title of this song is rumored to have been taken from The Blues Brothers' remake of "Rawhide", where the first verse starts out, 'Rain, wind and weather/Hell bent for leather'.

References

* [http://members.firstinter.net/markster/KILLINGMACHINE.html Hell Bent for Leather info]


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