Posted by Lewis on October 13, 2003
In Reply to: Heavy metal posted by schoolbully on October 11, 2003
: I believe that William Burroughs was the originator of the expression 'Heavy Metal' as applied to the rock'n'roll genre.
Are you sure that "Steely Dan" was heavy metal?
(or is it some other Burroughs reference?)
I wonder whether the Quicksilver Messenger Service or Steppenwulfram thought themselves HM...
You never hear about the 'light metal' bands - there could have been bands doing LM - I suppose Hydrogeneration X, the Chemicaluminium Brothers, Tin Machine or Zinc Zinc (Bottle) Top might be included.
Just a thought...