Ram It Down – Judas Priest – 1988


Ram It Down is the eleventh studio album by the British heavy metal band Judas Priest, released in 1988 by Columbia Records. It was the last album to feature drummer Dave Holland, who left the band after the Mercenaries of Metal Tour. The album marked a return to a heavier and faster sound, influenced by speed metal and power metal. The album included a cover of Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode”, which was also used for the soundtrack of the movie Johnny Be Good. The album received mixed reviews from critics, who praised the band’s performance but criticized the songwriting and production. Ram It Down was certified gold in Canada and the US, and reached the top 40 in several countries.

Ram It Down is a controversial album, but it is also one of Judas Priest’s most interesting and experimental albums. It is a flawed but important album that shows the band is not afraid to take risks.


The personnel of the album Ram It Down by Judas Priest, released in 1988, are as follows:

  • Rob Halford – lead vocals
  • Glenn Tipton – guitar, co-producer, arranger
  • K.K. Downing – guitar, co-producer, arranger
  • Ian Hill – bass guitar
  • Dave Holland – drums
  • Tom Allom – producer
  • Henrik Nilsson – engineer
  • Bill Dooley – additional recording
  • Mark Wilkinson – artwork
  • Jim Silvia – tour manager
  • Jayne Andrews – UK coordinator
  • Anne Weldon – USA coordinator
  • Bill Curbishley, Jackie Curbishley, Trinifold – management
  • Tom Calcaterra – equipment supervision

Source: Wikipedia

The different versions published for this album :