Friday Fun Facts: Solid Ball of Rock

Did ya know…?

Solid Ball of Rock is the tenth studio album by heavy metal band Saxon released in 1991.

The album is notable for being a rock opera about a rock and centers on the solid ball of rock, Feeval McStone, as he navigates his way through the seedy world of the rock business – starting as a low-level rock tech all while performing in his off-hours in his rock band The Heavies. As The Heavies get more popular, Feeval struggles to avoid common rock trappings: mud, rolling down a hill, getting put in some shitty garden somewhere. Throughout his struggles, Feeval comes to understand how to be both a better rock and a better person. The final track on the record, “The View From Way Up Here”, was forever memorialized by its music video which featured a rock strapped to a seagull’s back as they fly together over the Jersey Shore.

…So now ya know!

Friday Fun Facts: Solid Ball of Rock

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