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Release date: 14 April 1986
Style: Heavy metal, Hard rock

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01. Turbo Lover
02. Locked In
03. Private Property
04. Parental Guidance
05. Rock You All Around The World
06. Out In The Cold
07. Wild Nights, Hot And Crazy Days
08. Hot For Love
09. Reckless

2001 re-release bonus tracks:
10. All Fired Up [Recorded during the 1985 Turbo sessions]
11. Locked In [Live at Kiel Auditorium, St. Louis, Missouri, USA in May 23, 1986]

Lyrics (11)


Line-up
Robert John Arthur "Rob" Halford - vocals
Kenneth "K.K." Downing - guitar, synths
Glenn Raymond Tipton - guitar, synths
Dave Holland - drums
Ian Frank Hill - bass


Additional info
Produced by Tom Allom.

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SBGMetal - 16.08.2010 at 04:42  
Rating: 7 Reckless is so cool
Martin_metal - 20.01.2012 at 21:19  
Rating: 8 It´s not their best album, and it´s softer and so on.. But I think it´s cool =)
At least they could get back to "form" after this with albums who were more like classic Priest.
Like other band for example metallica who never get back to form after black album..
Cuca Beludo - 12.04.2012 at 23:32  
  My second favourite.
tea[m]ster - 12.04.2012 at 23:34  
Rating: 7 Ha, a guilty pleasure of mine. I am not a Priest fan at all but I like the guitar-synth oriented music on this album.
RavenKing - 13.04.2012 at 01:02  
  As radio-friendly as popmetal can be.
Ace Frawley - 11.05.2012 at 06:30  
Rating: 6 Catchy songs but a long way from metal and the glory days of an album like Stained Class. Too much guitar synthesizer and cheesy lyrics.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.05.2012 at 08:21  
Rating: 3
Written by Ace Frawley on 11.05.2012 at 06:30

Too much guitar synthesizer and cheesy lyrics.


Most of Judas Priest's lyrics are cheesy as hell and totally crap to boot
Ace Frawley - 11.05.2012 at 13:06  
Rating: 6
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 08:21

Written by Ace Frawley on 11.05.2012 at 06:30

Too much guitar synthesizer and cheesy lyrics.


Most of Judas Priest's lyrics are cheesy as hell and totally crap to boot


Yeah, had another listen and most of the lyrics on Turbo are downright embarrassing. Not sure what they were thinking - probably just interested in commercial success. I think the lyrical content on earlier releases was much better.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.05.2012 at 14:34  
Rating: 3
Written by Ace Frawley on 11.05.2012 at 13:06

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 08:21

Written by Ace Frawley on 11.05.2012 at 06:30

Too much guitar synthesizer and cheesy lyrics.


Most of Judas Priest's lyrics are cheesy as hell and totally crap to boot


Yeah, had another listen and most of the lyrics on Turbo are downright embarrassing. Not sure what they were thinking - probably just interested in commercial success. I think the lyrical content on earlier releases was much better.


On their earliest releases the lyrics were oay to good but quite uqickly they went down the slippery slope, not just on Turbo they are horrenndous, also on Ram It Down and quite a few other albums, although there it is not every single song that has horrible lyrics.
Angelic Storm - 11.05.2012 at 14:53  
Rating: 7 This is probably one of the very small amount of albums that could legitimately be called "glam metal". The glam and poppish bent of the album is impossible to ignore, but there's also a metallic edge to some of the songs which is certainly abscent in most other glam acts such as Poison, Bon Jovi, et al.

This is most prominent in many of the solos, and some of the riffs. Such as the intro riff in "Rock You All Around The World", a song which also contains a very metallic solo section. Overall, yes, this album is weak, and not a patch on their classics. However, songs like "Out In The Cold" (which is musically great, even though the lyrics are a bit cheesy!), "Rock You All Around The World", and "Hot For Love" are actually very good songs, and certainly more than a cut above what most other glam associated acts were producing at the time, lyrics aside. There are some utterly horrendous tracks on "Turbo" though, such as "Parental Guidance", "Private Property", and the totally ridiculous "Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days". But overall, even a bad Priest album isn't terrible, and whilst this definitely was a low point in Priest's career, they still produced some good stuff even here.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.05.2012 at 15:17  
Rating: 3
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.05.2012 at 14:53

But overall, even a bad Priest album isn't terrible, ...



I beg to differ. This one is terrible as is Nostradamus and some of their live stuff.
Angelic Storm - 11.05.2012 at 15:24  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 15:17
I beg to differ. This one is terrible as is Nostradamus and some of their live stuff.


Whilst I disagree, I can quite easily see why some Priest fans would find "Turbo" a terrible album. "Nostradamus" isn't terrible, but it is a very patchy, and overlong album.
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.05.2012 at 15:42  
Rating: 3
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.05.2012 at 15:24


"Nostradamus" isn't terrible, but it is a very patchy, and overlong album.


Nostradamus is a terrible album due to its pretentiousness, being overlong extremely patchy sonsg and downright crap interludes and fillers and it boring as hell done to death subject matter.
Angelic Storm - 11.05.2012 at 15:49  
Rating: 7 ^^ I see you've dropped your rating now from 5 to 3...
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.05.2012 at 15:53  
Rating: 3
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.05.2012 at 15:49

^^ I see you've dropped your rating now from 5 to 3...


It used to be 4, but it''s more like 3.5
Angelic Storm - 11.05.2012 at 16:00  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 15:53
It used to be 4, but it''s more like 3.5


What is it about the album that stops you from giving it a 1 or a 2?
Marcel Hubregtse - 11.05.2012 at 16:13  
Rating: 3
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.05.2012 at 16:00

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 15:53
It used to be 4, but it''s more like 3.5


What is it about the album that stops you from giving it a 1 or a 2?


it is not THAT bad, they can still play their instruments...
Angelic Storm - 11.05.2012 at 16:26  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 16:13
it is not THAT bad, they can still play their instruments...


I have a feeling your criteria for giving an album a 1 or 2 is very similar to mine...
RavenKing - 12.05.2012 at 00:58  
 
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 15:42

Nostradamus is a terrible album due to its pretentiousness, being overlong extremely patchy sonsg and downright crap interludes and fillers and it boring as hell done to death subject matter.


If you ask me to mention an album that exemplifies pretentiousness, the first one to come to my mind is "Nostradamus".
Overlong, over-pretentious and, in the end, an epic failure.
Ace Frawley - 12.05.2012 at 10:38  
Rating: 6
Written by Angelic Storm on 11.05.2012 at 14:53

This is probably one of the very small amount of albums that could legitimately be called "glam metal". The glam and poppish bent of the album is impossible to ignore, but there's also a metallic edge to some of the songs which is certainly abscent in most other glam acts such as Poison, Bon Jovi, et al.

This is most prominent in many of the solos, and some of the riffs. Such as the intro riff in "Rock You All Around The World", a song which also contains a very metallic solo section. Overall, yes, this album is weak, and not a patch on their classics. However, songs like "Out In The Cold" (which is musically great, even though the lyrics are a bit cheesy!), "Rock You All Around The World", and "Hot For Love" are actually very good songs, and certainly more than a cut above what most other glam associated acts were producing at the time, lyrics aside. There are some utterly horrendous tracks on "Turbo" though, such as "Parental Guidance", "Private Property", and the totally ridiculous "Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days". But overall, even a bad Priest album isn't terrible, and whilst this definitely was a low point in Priest's career, they still produced some good stuff even here.


Agree with two points you make here - this is the worst Priest album but even then, the album has merit.

Personally, I think it is difficult to overstate the significance that Judas Priest has had in the metal genre. And with a career that has gone on so long, there are bound to be highs and lows. Amazingly, after a few weak albums, they came back with something as incredible as Painkiller. Shows their true greatness.
Angelic Storm - 12.05.2012 at 11:37  
Rating: 7
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.05.2012 at 10:38
Agree with two points you make here - this is the worst Priest album but even then, the album has merit.

Personally, I think it is difficult to overstate the significance that Judas Priest has had in the metal genre. And with a career that has gone on so long, there are bound to be highs and lows. Amazingly, after a few weak albums, they came back with something as incredible as Painkiller. Shows their true greatness.


Yep, it's very similar to "Point Of Entry" in that regard, which was also a weak Priest album that still had merit and some good songs. POE is a bit stronger than "Turbo" though...

I can't think of a single band who has been going for 20 years or more (and which has released several albums) where every album they've made is of a very high and similar quality. Especially a band who experimented with their sound so much over the years as Priest did. One thing Priest have never been is predictable, and that is definitely commendable in a genre like metal. Whilst I don't think "Painkiller" is Priest's best album, it was certainly a landmark album for them. Just when people thought they were a spent force, they unleashed that metal monster to the world!
Cüca Beludö - 17.07.2012 at 16:28  
  Glam or not, still awesome.
monur - 22.09.2012 at 12:12  
Rating: 7
Written by yanivush147 on 07.03.2012 at 16:56

I Think Out In The Cold is one of their Exciting songs.


I agree with you on that one, but overall the album is not good.
tkayzer - 22.09.2012 at 16:17  
  Not bad..Out In The Cold..I think the most beautiful song on the album..
Vasil de Shumen - 24.11.2012 at 13:02  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 12.05.2012 at 10:38


this is the worst Priest album ...



I totally disagree
The worst albums are recorded after 1990.
Vasil de Shumen - 24.11.2012 at 13:23  
Rating: 9 songwriting - 9
originality - 9
lyrics - 7
arrangements - 9
performance - 10
Ace Frawley - 24.11.2012 at 23:55  
Rating: 6
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 24.11.2012 at 13:02

I totally disagree
The worst albums are recorded after 1990.


You might be right - I've never listened to anything they've done after 1990. Interesting that you give Turbo a rating of 9. Man, you must like it.
Vasil de Shumen - 25.11.2012 at 00:33  
Rating: 9
Written by Ace Frawley on 24.11.2012 at 23:55

Written by Vasil de Shumen on 24.11.2012 at 13:02

I totally disagree
The worst albums are recorded after 1990.


You might be right - I've never listened to anything they've done after 1990. Interesting that you give Turbo a rating of 9. Man, you must like it.

Yes, I like this record.
Marcel Hubregtse - 25.11.2012 at 10:45  
Rating: 3
Written by Vasil de Shumen on 24.11.2012 at 13:02

Written by Ace Frawley on 12.05.2012 at 10:38


this is the worst Priest album ...



I totally disagree
The worst albums are recorded after 1990.

Turbo is their worst, closely followed by Nostradamus, both albums with Owens on vocals are masterpieces compared to both Turbo and Nostradamus
Angelic Storm - 25.11.2012 at 16:01  
Rating: 7
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.11.2012 at 10:45
Turbo is their worst, closely followed by Nostradamus, both albums with Owens on vocals are masterpieces compared to both Turbo and Nostradamus


Both of the Ripper albums are very underrated, imo. Especially "Jugulator". And I would say that both albums are better than "Turbo" and "Nostradamus".
Mountain King - 09.01.2013 at 21:15  
 
Written by Angelic Storm on 25.11.2012 at 16:01

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 25.11.2012 at 10:45
Turbo is their worst, closely followed by Nostradamus, both albums with Owens on vocals are masterpieces compared to both Turbo and Nostradamus


Both of the Ripper albums are very underrated, imo. Especially "Jugulator". And I would say that both albums are better than "Turbo" and "Nostradamus".


Jugulator and Demolition are better than Nostradamus? Have u guys listened to the album? cause that's funny. Nostradamus has tons of great songs. And I mean great songs. "Pestilence and Plague" "Nostradamus" "Prophecy" "Future Of Mankind" "Alone" "Exile". I just don't get it...Jugulator is a very good album but in the end just typical heavy metal and demolition is way worse. Nostradamus has a something deeper...
Angelic Storm - 09.01.2013 at 23:50  
Rating: 7
Written by Lustful Maid on 09.01.2013 at 21:34
Turbo - Masterpiece (Judas Priest's one and only Alternative Hard Rock album) - 9
Nostradamus - Long winded, lost focus, eventhough there are some good compositions - 7
Jugulator & Demolition - APOS ! only first 2 songs are good, the rest are fillers - Both 4
(Yes, I dont think they have finished listening the full albums)
* Owen Ripper has a great voice. Unfortunately his talent is limited to singing other people's songs. He is not good at interpreting a new song in his own way. That's way he has never stay in any band for a longer period of time.


You don't think I've listened to the full albums? I'm one of the biggest Priest fans you're ever likely to find. I've listened to all their albums in full, many times, even the ones I consider to be weaker overall. I'd be willing to bet I've listened to them more than you have, for a start.

I've listened to both Jugulator and Demolition countless times, and think they are both fine albums, especially Jugulator as it's more consistent, and focussed. "Turbo" a masterpiece? Again, I have listened to this album in full many times over the years, and it forever remains a very weak entry in Priest's catalogue for me. I certainly don't dislike it, or hold it in the same contempt that some Priest fans did/do, but it's waaay off from being a masterpiece. I do enjoy most of the songs on the album, although around 3 of them are just abysmal. But in the Priest canon, it is definitely one of their weakest efforts. Priest have made some masterpieces in their time, like Sad Wings Of Destiny, and Stained Class, but Turbo certainly isn't in the same league as those albums.

And what you say about Tim Owens is just false. The reason why he didn't last in Priest or Iced Earth had zero to do with his vocal ability.

The only thing I'd agree with you about is what you said about Nostradamus.
Ace Frawley - 10.01.2013 at 08:20  
Rating: 6 I never thought I'd see the day that Turbo would be called a "masterpiece" but if you live long enough, I suppose anything is possible.
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.01.2013 at 13:29  
Rating: 3 My god you are totally full of ****, aren't you?

If you want Motley Crue in Priest then Turbo might indeed be considered a great album.
And what are you on about ALternative Hard Rock, nothing alternative about any of Priest's works.
!J.O.O.E.! - 10.01.2013 at 17:48  
  Oh it's the guy who thinks new In Flames sounds like Dark Tranquillity Clearly the guy to go to to talk about "genres."
Marcel Hubregtse - 10.01.2013 at 17:50  
Rating: 3 Write coherent English and people might understand you, because once again you make zero sense at all. Just like all your other posts.

And apparently you can't read either, because nowhere did I say that you said Turbo sounded like Motley Crue. I said it was a Motley Crue Judas Priest sort of album. So, clearly crap, since Crue have always made crap music.

Yes I know what alternative entails, ffs I am probably way older than you and when alternative hit was in my mid twenties while you probably still had to be born.

to quote you from an earlier post where you mumbling along about Turbo:
Quote:
Dont keep on waiting for Rob's screaming, this is an Altenative Hard Rock

thus implying Turbo or maybe some other Priest albums can be considered alternative hard rock.

and your
Quote:
Pal, Read more..to improve your understanding skills.
is frankly hilarious because I most probably got more knowledge and understanding about metal in my left little toe than you in your entire body. Especially due to the fact I experienced most of it first hand unlike you who has to read about it in secondary and tertiary sources and probable gets most of his knowledge from forums on the internet, where every moron spouts his own opinions not hampered by any facts.
Alex Fenger - 10.01.2013 at 18:09  
Rating: 4
Written by !J.O.O.E.! on 10.01.2013 at 17:48

Oh it's the guy who thinks new In Flames sounds like Dark Tranquillity Clearly the guy to go to to talk about "genres."

Well that's a riot.
I really don't like this album, I don't want to get mixed up in silly genre debates... just saying... I hate this album... a lot... ...
Angelic Storm - 10.01.2013 at 18:30  
Rating: 7
Written by Lustful Maid on 10.01.2013 at 09:46
1) Too much into it. Probably that's why you have lost your accurate judgements.
2) It depends you are looking Judas Priest in Judas Priest, Motley Crue in Judas Priest or Van Halen in Judas Priest. Dont keep on waiting for Rob's screaming, this is an Altenative Hard Rock. Expecting great performance from K.K and Glen is more practical.
3) Frankly, Tim's tempo in music is not that good. That's why he is in-borned a great singer but really failed to deliver the "feelings/atmosphere" to the fullest like what Rob is capable. There are many singers are weak in singing but good at delivering the "mood", making them a better singer.


1) Emm... no. If I was "too much into it" and that was affecting my judgement, I'd give equal praise to every album Priest have ever made. Or I'd childishly disown them for making albums which are below the standards of their best works. Seeing as neither of those things is the case, I'm certainly not "too much into" the band for it to cloud my objectivity. You on the other hand...

2) Alternative hard rock? Nothing Priest have made falls into that catergory, far less "Turbo", which is anything but alternative!

3) I would agree that Rob in his prime is better than Tim, but Rob at his best is better than 95% of metal vocalists ever, so that's no disservice to Tim. As for Iced Earth, Jon only fired Tim, because so many fans wanted Matt Barlow back in the band. I love Matt, but Tim did a fine job when he was in the band. Too many fans didn't even give him a chance.
Azarath - 14.01.2013 at 23:53  
Rating: 6 Yes, it's pretty bad. I really like "Turbo Lover" (especially how they build up to the first chorus by adding more and heavier guitar) and "Reckless" is great. "Locked In" and "Out In The Cold" are good as well. The rest is pretty dire, except for maybe the pre-chorus to "Hot For Love". And let's not talk about the lyrics.

It's still a better album than Ram It Down.
ManiacBlasphemer - 10.03.2013 at 23:47  
Rating: 8 You know, I do not have anything against this album, since I pretty much enjoy every rock/metal genre and sub-genre without being ashamed nor prejudiced. In the end tastes are tastes and I do not judge bands by their past records, I prefer to judge them by who they are now, in the present.

Judas Priest clealy went along with the 80s wave of glam rock/metal artists and wanted to attract some audience from this genre, Turbo is a much better album compared to what most of the classical glam bands came forward. While I do not go into extremes such as saying that Motley Crue makes crap music (since I pretty much liked what they did until 1989, with one of my favorites, Dr. Feelgood) simply because making music for an audience that you do no identify with does not give you the right to say what sucks and what doesn't, Judas Priest has the right to write their music how they want it to, they have the right to follow a trend as well. Turbo has some good moments, some bad moments as well, but it is not an album that sucks, but rather barely remains at the surface situating itself in a moderate position.

Also, Jugulator is one of the most underrated metal albums. It is underrated not because it "sucks", but mostly because there is no Rob Halford singing. Honestly, the thrashy aspect of the album is very appealing, and Owens has a brilliant performance, in his own way. Demolition was a let-down indeed, though even this one was a little bit exaggerated by Rob Halford's nostalgics.

As for Nostradamus, this album is just the beginning of a new approach. While it is not perfect, it leaves a lot of hope for improvement. Who knows, maybe they pull something better from this recipe with this upcoming album.
Jaeryd17‍ - 27.03.2013 at 21:36  
Rating: 6
Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 16:13

Written by Angelic Storm on 11.05.2012 at 16:00

Written by Marcel Hubregtse on 11.05.2012 at 15:53
It used to be 4, but it''s more like 3.5


What is it about the album that stops you from giving it a 1 or a 2?


it is not THAT bad, they can still play their instruments...


Holy shit, you rated this a 3? Harsh. Your album votes must've been fuckin' awesome. When I joined this site you had already deleted all of your votes--I wish you had kept them so I could get an at-a-glance view of your opinion on a bunch of albums.

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