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Re: Hair metal

Post by KristinNirvana » Thu Nov 15, 2012 2:58 pm

tracheae wrote:
I might have misinterpreted messages on previous pages, is glam metal = hair metal?
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Re: Hair metal

Post by nicos » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:23 pm

Sweet69 wrote::weird: Don't think I would ever call Van Halen a "hair metal" band, no way!!!! They were just plain hard rock/arena metal but no way were they into that hair stuff.Maybe they've influenced,but Van Halen was not a hair band. Hair metal was Motley Crue and Ratt NOT Van Halen. That's like calling the Scorpions or Led Zeppelin hair metal.

Anyways I like very little of hair metal. Dokken and Kick Axe are the few hair metal bands I can get into. Actually the first Ratt album isn't bad either. Like rap music,I only listen to hair metal on a rare occasion. I never really liked what they stood for and was so glad when Nirvana came around.
Yeh and I wouldn't put GNR in that Category either. Like them or hate them I don't care. I think they were more what people called sleaze rock,either that or Glam punk just like Hanoi Rocks (Who they admit inspired them a lot) or maybe they were a bit of both i dunno. but they were quite different from what became the generic 80's glam metal band and Glam metal did get quite generic after awhile

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Re: Hair metal

Post by Scarabola » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:27 pm

But the Scorpions are slightly pop metal :)
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Re: Hair metal

Post by nicos » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:28 pm

SKUNCHBAG wrote:Leather, sunglasses and a motorcycle is like the pinnacle of coolness and badassery.
yeh so is wearing thick makeup, wearing your little sisters tight fitting tank top,and stuffing your crotch

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Re: Hair metal

Post by Scarabola » Thu Sep 26, 2013 12:32 pm

Watch out we got a serious individual, here.
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Re: Hair metal

Post by XsInMyEyes » Tue Feb 19, 2019 12:57 pm

I'd never seen this before, and it interested me enough to share. Chris Cornell discussing the difference between the LA bands and Seattle bands.
I miss the comfort in being sad.

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Re: Hair metal

Post by XsInMyEyes » Sun Mar 31, 2019 12:18 pm

I have been dismissive of Hair bands...but now... I may actually be becoming the lead vocalist and possibly rhythm guitarist in someone elses Hair Metal band.
I miss the comfort in being sad.

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Re: Hair metal

Post by Canucker » Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:14 pm

As a kid growing up I saw the video for We're Not Gonna Take it and loved the hell out of it....its simple and its got a great beat and like Dee Snider said the video is basically a Warnerbrothers cartoon where the bad guy keeps hurting only himself. I wanna Rock was a stellar follow up. I was 9. I found other glam videos really creepy they way they objectified women.... I was a little kid and not interested in girls yet so it didn't excite me.... I just viewed it as "there is something not right about this and it makes me feel uncomfortable, its not real life". Twisted Sister was funny and total cheese... other bands projected a projected a pretty wasted lifestyle or at least what filtered down to me. When I was older I bought a copy of Circus Magazine cus it had a year end thing and Nirvana and Pearl Jam on the cover....I was in highschool at the time....glam was dead but that magazine was behind i the times for the most part cus glam was its bread and butter for years i guess.... it made me happy that i skipped the glam era because it was the stupidest thing I ever read. I honestly think it was written for fourth graders. So yeah I never had a great relationship with Hair Metal.

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Re: Hair metal

Post by XsInMyEyes » Tue Apr 02, 2019 5:23 pm

I liked Hair...when I was about ten and had just discovered real rock n roll...even still though I was more into the 70s rock scene.
I do still like some like Skid Row... but GnR, Bon Jovi...the more I revisited them, the more corporate, manufactured and shallow they came off.
Canucker wrote:
Tue Apr 02, 2019 2:14 pm
As a kid growing up I saw the video for We're Not Gonna Take it and loved the hell out of it
Oh...I know a song that’s way better! 8-)
In fact...itd not surprise me if Twisted got their chorus from this one
I miss the comfort in being sad.

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