Go back to 'Rock School' with that other heavy-metal Aussie act

29

October

In the ‘80s, the grudge match between school football players vs. the world was popular fodder for movies highlighted by Ogre & and the rest of the jocks in 1985’s Revenge of The Nerds. While Revenge of the Nerds relied on pranks as a means of warfare, leave it to the Aussie heavy metal band Heaven to escalate the fight in their 1983 video for Rock School.

Formed in 1980, Heaven hoped to duplicate the success of fellow countrymen AC/DC but chart and long term success eluded their grasp. However, their reputation lives on in Rock School, a song that features the background vocal contributions of Ronnie James Dio and Lita Ford. The video is rowdy with the band attacking the football team and taking over the school until the principal shows who is the big man on campus – and I mean real big.

Heaven was still touring as of 2012, even though they haven’t released an album since 1985.

[Last modified: Tuesday, October 29, 2013 9:03am]

Join the discussion: Click to view comments, add yours

Loading...