Judas Priest at IJsselhal, Zwolle, The Netherlands – 14th of May 1988.
After the controversial “Turbo” album received a mixed bag of reviews, mainly as they openly flirted with glam metal and the use of guitar synthesizers, Judas Priest had put their reputation on the line which was reflected by the fans’ response and that of the press. The band’s follow-up album “Ram it Down” was again produced by Tom Allom and contained some songs which were written during the previous Turbo-sessions. But now the end result of this album was more heavy metal oriented compared to its predecessor. Before the official start of their “The Mercenaries of Metal Tour”, to support this brand new release, the band played in April a few warm-up shows including one in a later well-known notorius club called “The Roxy” in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. This venue also became the scenery of the video clip of “Johnny B. Goode”. After this tour and due to family issues longtime drummer Dave Holland left Priest.
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