The Core Dump

A strong conviction that something must be done is the parent of many bad measures

[By Nic Lindh on Sunday, 28 November 2004]

Most awesomely bad metal song

Just watched the end of VH1’s Most Awesomely Bad Metal Songs … Ever. And the winner was … yes! The Final Countdown, by my compatriots Europe.

You can already hear that damned synthesizer riff, can’t you? Dah-dah-DAH-DAH! And now it will be stuck in your head for the rest of the day. Sorry about that.

Watching the show did bring back a lot of atrocious 80s poodle metal I had successfully managed to repress. Including Winger. Remember Winger? Shudder

**Listening To: ** Stream from Groove Salad

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