pre-history of "heavy metal"

Jonathan Lighter wuxxmupp2000 at GMAIL.COM
Sun Aug 5 21:05:41 UTC 2012

Maybe no more than coincidence, but heavy metal *is* loud:

1956 S. L. A. Marshall  _Pork Chop Hill_ (N.Y.: Morrow) 160: The Chinese
artillery and mortars ranged in and where the earth was not shaking from
heavy metal, bullet fire was pinging off the rocks and cutting the grasses.


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