Honda has chosen JUDAS PRIEST‘s classic 1982 track “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” for its new campaign dubbed the “Honda Summer Clearance Event.” You can check out the 30-second commercial below.
Back in 2010, Honda used another PRIEST song, “The Hellion”, in a commercial for its redesigned 2011 Odyssey minivan. The 30-second spot featured a young, ex-rocker dad and an iconic Marshall amp.
Both “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” and “The Hellion” come off PRIEST‘s classic eighth studio album, “Screaming For Vengeance”, which celebrates its 30th anniversary this year. Released on July 17, 1982 — with a remastered CD version released in May of 2001 — it remains the top selling release of JUDAS PRIEST‘s career.
Former PRIEST guitarist Kenneth “K.K.” Downing‘s official web site, Steel Mill, earlier this week posted a new blog from K.K. on the recording, impact and legacy of “Screaming For Vengeance”. Check it out at this location.
On how “You’ve Got Another Thing Comin'” came together, Downing said, “As it happened, I seem to remember that we were quite happy with the album but decided late on that we could add one more song. I know we had some of the parts but we set about completing ‘Another Thing Comin” during the mixing sessions at Bee Jay studios. It came together quite quickly, and I seem to remember that we all had a good feeling about it as it did sound like a good driving song and possibly a good radio track.”