Ram It Down is the 11th album by Judas Priest, the last with drummer Dave Holland and producer TOM HALLOM. In 1986, they want to release a double album, half more hard rock and half heavier.
Columbia Records didn't like a double album, and the project was splitted into two releases, 1986's "Turbo", and 1988's "Ram It Down".
The band recorded a cover of Chuck Berry's classic "Johnny B. Goode" and was the album's first single. It was also played during the first few concerts of the band´s 1988 tour, along with the title track and three other songs from the album. The only Ram It Down songs to have been played on later tours are "I'm a Rocker", on Retribution Tour; and "Blood Red Skies", on Epitaph World Tour.