- Hell Bent for Leather (song)
Name = Hell Bent For Leather
Released = 1979
Recorded = 1978 at Utopia,
Basing Streetand CBS Studiosin London
Genre = Heavy metal
Length = 2:41
Label = Columbia
Writer = Tipton
Producer = James Guthrie
"Hell Bent For Leather" is a song by the heavy metal band
Judas Priest.It's from the album Killing Machineand was the title track of the USrelease.
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 Halfordusually 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'.
* [http://members.firstinter.net/markster/KILLINGMACHINE.html Hell Bent for Leather info]
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