Release date
14 Apr 1986
Running length
11 tracks
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    Track     Duration Listeners
1 Turbo Lover 4:39 3,812
2 Locked In 4:19 37,920
3 Private Property 4:29 36,686
4 Parental Guidance 3:24 38,622
5 Rock You All Around the World 3:39 35,531
6 Out in the Cold 6:25 47,309
7 Wild Nights, Hot & Crazy Days 4:39 32,964
8 Hot for Love 4:13 25,748
9 Reckless 4:17 26,805
10 All Fired Up 4:43 7,838
11 Locked In (Live) 4:24 3,390

About this album

Turbo is the 10th studio album by British heavy metal band Judas Priest.

The album was recorded at Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas and mixed January - February 1986 at Record Plant Studios in Los Angeles, California. This album was first released on April 15, 1986. A remastered CD was released in 2002, adding two bonus tracks. The album marked the band’s first use of guitar synthesizers.

Following the success of their previous album, Defenders of the Faith, Judas Priest initially recorded a double album called “Twin Turbos”, which was never released. Instead, the material was split, with the more commercial songs appearing on Turbo. While it sold well initially, going Gold (RIAA) on June 10, 1986 and Platinum on July 24, 1987 and reaching #33 in the UK and #17 on Billboard 200, the reaction from fans was negative. Sales tapered off and the live album from the subsequent tour tanked.

“Reckless” was asked to be on the Top Gun soundtrack, but Judas Priest declined, both because they thought the film would flop and because it would have meant leaving the song off Turbo. The Album ‘Ram It Down’ had a release of Johnny Be Goode for the movie of the same title that was a box office flop.

“Parental Guidance” was written and recorded in response to Tipper Gore’s attack on the band. Her organization, the Parents Music Resource Center (PMRC), placed “Eat Me Alive” (from Defenders of the Faith) at #3 on their list of offensive songs (a.k.a. the “Filthy Fifteen”), as it allegedly was about performing oral sex at gunpoint.

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  • DreamyGirl-


    21 Jan 3:56am Reply
  • MetalDragon42

    One of my Fave Priest albums, never got why it gets so much hate still more metal then a lot of the shit that's out there now days \\m/

    11 Dec 2014 Reply
  • MadThespian

    I had forgotten how bad this album was. The songs aren't very good, and the 80's MTV production smoothed out the sound far too much.

    12 Nov 2014 Reply
  • frosa

    love it!

    4 Nov 2014 Reply
  • valkyrie199

    Out In The Cold wins the album

    16 May 2014 Reply
  • nlventura93

    Good album. Priest don't have bad albums, just different.

    6 Apr 2014 Reply
  • FrameBuster

    I really don't understand why this album receives so much hate.

    12 Jan 2014 Reply
  • TallicLizzy

    Great album

    30 Oct 2013 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    V Hell yeah!

    5 Sep 2013 Reply
  • LukasCOF

    Out in the cold is 1 of the best concerts opener in the rock/metal history :)

    13 Aug 2013 Reply
  • LukasCOF

    Still brilliant

    12 Aug 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    underrated shit

    14 May 2013 Reply
  • rOnieAirhead

    I fucking love it!

    13 Oct 2012 Reply
  • MikeySchenker

    "Rock You All Around The World" really sucks stinky squishy cheeseballs to me. Really, REALLY can't stand it. With Halford, for me, this is the weakest album. Few good tracks here, some others I really can't stand: like 50/50 I guess... Out In The Cold is however, is one of my alltime favourits of Priest!

    17 Sep 2012 Reply
  • LexaStarZ

    13 Aug 2012 Reply
  • Peace_Sells86

    Has some good songs on it like Private Property, Rock You All Around The World and Turbo Lover. I like this album too even if it is one of the weakest works they did.

    29 Jul 2012 Reply
  • CharlesTP

    Love this album :D

    19 Jul 2012 Reply
  • Phyllobius

    Plastic sound, but great songs.

    20 May 2012 Reply
  • octopuss22

    Awesome album. I don't know why most of the fans don't like it. Well it's not their best of course, but still a very decent album!

    10 Feb 2012 Reply
  • MrRafaelBCK

    Judas Priest, putting metal to the pedal! This is Priest back in the day when they were fast, loud and reckless, who gives a fuck if there are syntethizers and an occasional stupid lyricism in the mix? I was a hot pedal enthusiast once and the title track is the best car tribute song I've ever heard.

    23 Jan 2012 Reply
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