Albums are never an easy process for any band. Once you're put into a studio, you have to really hunker down your sound and deliver some of the best tunes you can so that A) your fans will stand behind you OR B) you aren't dropped by your record label. If the pressures in the studio weren't bad enough, these bands had to deal with some of the worst obstacles imaginable to get their music on tape.
Across the decades, a lot of these records have come out under unbelievable pain and strife. Whether it was an A&R breathing down their neck or the imminent danger of the band members, a lot more than time and effort went into these tunes than you may realize. Many of these frustrations could sometimes lead to either rough performances and even outward hostility towards the other band members.
However, like every good underdog story, these bands persevered and were still able to deliver some of the most captivating hard rock music to every come through a set of speakers. It may seem easy on the surface, but the inner workings of these records have put many musicians through Hell. So next time you throw these records on, just remember that it may have taken a great deal of effort to do so much as mic the kick drum.
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