My buddy since 8th grade (which trust me was a looong time ago) Tormentor sent me a little surprise Christmas Present which came today. He knows I love 80's Metal (yeah I know I'm showing my age).
He found a group neither of us had heard of before: Riot. Hey cut us a break there was no internet back then. : ) Anyways here is the album cover.
Call me crazy but Christmas makes me think of Heavy Metal and Gamma World! Before you think I'm off my rocker let me explain, my cousin would fly into town from California to visit every year over the Christmas holiday and stay with us for two weeks, he'd bring a sack of cool Heavy Metal cassettes (that's what came before CD's for you gentle young readers) to show off to us (we didn't have access to such music in our town back then) , Tormentor would come over and the three of us would listen to Heavy Metal while playing non-stop marathon sessions of Gamma World for days on end, we'd play without sleep until we'd get so cranky that we'd end up fighting and our folks would send us to bed! Good Times!!
Merry Christmas!! We may be hundreds of miles apart but some memories and friendships never fade!