Once upon a time in America there was a show called "Headbangers Ball" on a TV station that now disappoints too much to be mentioned.

And this show had an intro or interlude composed of short clips of different heavy metal songs. I look for a particular song that was featured in this intro/interlude. It was shown for about 2-3 seconds and my memory is very vague but I will do my best to describe it.

The scene is in black and white, there is tall tree without leaves, Just eerie branches. There is a sound of a electric guitar (riff) and a few words. Perhaps, and I stress perhaps, the lyrics goes "my kind of lovin...".

Sorry this is all I can remember, if anything comes up I will add it. So are there any bells ringing?


After a dig through the 80's Grounge music this clip from a song Crown of Thornes by Mother Love Bone sounds "familiar". Can somebody confirm that this was used in MTV Headbangers ball intro, or similar show.

Link to youtube

Yes this is the song, thank you for sharing ❤️

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    These interludes had various videos (explosions, blasts, car crashes...) but I don't see trees and branches... could you send us a link to this interlude ? Youtube has several Headbangers Balls videos.
    – Bebs
    Sep 22 '17 at 9:11
  • @Bebs I know. Sorry I cant give you the link because I do not have it. I search for this same clip also. I know it would be much easier to make any progress. Now I have doubts it was a clup exclusive to Headbanger's ball. Perhaps it was some MTV interlude related to heavy metal music. MTV at that time had plenty of such short clips. But at the time, this clip was shown often.
    – o115208
    Sep 25 '17 at 6:15
  • The song used from Megadeth was "Wake Up Dead"
    – The Ripper
    Jun 8 '18 at 3:17
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    It would definitely help if you named not only the channel but which country you were watching it in and the rough time period.
    – tripleee
    Jun 8 '18 at 4:19


What you were and I were thinking was an intro was in fact a PROMO... as linked below. We actually probably heard it WAY more than the intros! :)


Mother Love Bone - Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns... at least it was in the UK for the early 90s


Your lyric recognition was good.... "this is my kinda love..."

  • Can you confirm their song was used as intro or interlude for Headbangers Ball?
    – Bebs
    Oct 18 '19 at 6:56
  • Uh, yes. Didn't I just do that above? Oct 19 '19 at 7:58
  • It's not clear in your post. My research with "headbangers ball mother love bone Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns" didn't lead to that confirmation.
    – Bebs
    Oct 21 '19 at 8:58
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    Correction, and an ultimate answer for the original question... The song you are thinking of IS Chloe Dancer, but it was not a intro... it was a promo...thank you You Tube for having the answer. I remember it playing all week... really got you pumped for Sunday! youtube.com/watch?v=CVy9rEpVEgg Oct 26 '19 at 3:27
  • Great! Thanks for your edit.
    – Bebs
    Oct 26 '19 at 6:09

The only one I can instantly remember was Megadeth's "Peace Sells But Who's Buying"! They used the bass riff at the start of the track. I doubt this was what you're after, although I will search the memory banks...

  • Thanky you. I have listened through this track, but it is not what I am looking for.
    – o115208
    Nov 6 '17 at 10:27

I remember SOD (StormTroopers of Death) was used in a lot of those short interludes. "March of the SOD" if I remember correctly.

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