I posted four more videos:
Mark Knopfler - "What It Is"
I was reminded of this song when reading Jess's last post. It's a beautiful song. Subtle, understated, and the guitar just kills me.
White Spirit - "Watch Out" and Persian Risk - "50,000 Stallions"
Two songs I first heard on a compilation of obscure NWOBHM bands. I bought it on cassette in about 1989, and I'd love to find it on CD. These two songs are among my favorite, and a good idea of what heavy metal was in 1980.
Trouble - "At the End of My Daze"
Somewhat late in the heavy metal heyday, this song is deep into Trouble's doom-metal career, when they started going psychedelic (inventing stoner metal in the process). Great stuff, though. Enough bottom end to satisfy Sir Mix-a-lot.