"Heavy Metal" is a 1981 Canadian fantasy-animated film directed by Gerald Potterton and produced by Ivan Reitman and Leonard Mogel, who also was the publisher of Heavy Metal magazine, the basis for the film. The screenplay was written by Daniel Goldberg and Len Blum.
The film is an anthology of various science fiction and fantasy stories adapted from Heavy Metal magazine and original stories in the same spirit. Like the magazine, it has a great deal of graphic violence, nudity, and sexuality. Its production was expedited by having several animation houses working simultaneously on different segments, including CinéGroupe and Atkinson Film-Arts.
The sound tract to the film featured such acts as Journey, Cheep Trick, and (believe it or not) Blue Oyster Cult.
One of the biggest "hits" off of the album was by Sammy Hagar, replacement of David Lee Roth in the band Van Halen
It was called "Heavy Metal" and I will post a follow up with the link to that music but first, I want to point out that there were two tunes on that sound tract with the title "Heavy Metal" and the lesser known of the two tunes was my favorite off of the album.
It was officially called "Takin a Ride(Heavy Metal)" and was recorded by Don Felder (member of the Eagles)
* follow up link * Sammy Hagar HEAVY METAL-Sammy Hagar-Heavy Metal
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