Friday, June 05, 2009

Rainbow in the Dark

This is the silliest song I've ever heard.

It has so many reasons to embrace its craziness. The title alone is the pinnacle of early 80's metal with too much symbolism for its own good. The keyboardist (who is not allowed on stage) is the loudest thing in the whole song. And when Dio talks to the audience he sounds like a magician. And yet, I've had this song stuck in my head for the past 26 years.


Cromely said...

This song has "closing credits" written all over it.

Anonymous said...


I loved this song when it first came out, but I was young and times were different. You're absolutely right that this stuff sounds silly today. Dio was part of the Deep Purple, Rainbow metal groups of the 80s. Crucifixes and the devil and all that symbolism. What a time.