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    Let's face it, most groups that the media labled as "hair bands" were utter crap and were, for the most part, resposible for the downfall of rock n roll and made legitimate, talented 80's metal bands look bad. For example:


    Bad Hair Bands:

    Cinderella
    Poison
    Warrant
    Firehouse
    Britney Fox
    Faster Pussycat
    Europe
    Many, many more.......

    However, there were a handful of bands which were filed under the "hair band" label I feel were talented, solid songwriters. Granted, these bands definately put out their share of crap, but they produced enough quality, hard rock/metal songs to command some sort of respect. A few of my choices:

    Ratt
    Skid Row
    Dokken
    Badlands

    I can't think of any more at the moment. Anyone else?

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    I make no apologies for this but I actually like Warrant. Most people associate the band with Cherry Pie and Heaven but they have a much better assortment of material. Check out the albums Dog Eat Dog, Ultraphobic and Belly to Belly. Tons of good stuff on those albums.
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    i also diasagree Cinderella fuckin rocks, listen to their live album, way better than RATT

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    Cool:

    -Bulletboys
    -Cinderella
    -Poison
    -Warrant
    -Motley Crue
    -Great White
    -Mr. Big
    -W.A.S.P.
    -Quiet Riot
    -Winger
    -Slaughter
    -Whitesnake

    Not Cool:

    -Faster Pussycat
    -Vixen
    -Europe
    -Yngwie Malmsteen
    -Accept
    -Twisted Sister
    -Dangerous Toys
    -Pretty Boy Floyd
    -Britny Fox (this is what happens when you cross Poison with Cinderella)
    -Kingdom Come
    -White Lion
    -Lita Ford
    -Dio

    Jury's still out:

    -L.A. Guns
    -Ratt
    -Krokus
    -Dokken
    -Kix
    -Helix
    -Y&T
    -Badlands
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    I happen to like every one of these bands. Guess I'm the only one though.
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    Originally posted by Vince G.:
    Cool:

    -Bulletboys
    -Cinderella
    -Poison
    -Warrant
    -Motley Crue
    -Great White
    -Mr. Big
    -W.A.S.P.
    -Quiet Riot
    -Winger
    -Slaughter
    -Whitesnake

    Not Cool:

    -Faster Pussycat
    -Vixen
    -Europe
    -Yngwie Malmsteen
    -Accept
    -Twisted Sister
    -Dangerous Toys
    -Pretty Boy Floyd
    -Britny Fox (this is what happens when you cross Poison with Cinderella)
    -Kingdom Come
    -White Lion
    -Lita Ford
    -Dio

    Jury's still out:

    -L.A. Guns
    -Ratt
    -Krokus
    -Dokken
    -Kix
    -Helix
    -Y&T
    -Badlands
    This is just my opinion bro, but I can't imagine a universe where Winger is cool and Dio isn't.

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    I can handle Dio with Sabbath and Rainbow, but I just don't like his solo material.
    "Think of how stupid the average person is, and realize half of them are stupider than that."

    "This is a lttle prayer dedicated to the separation of church and state. I guess if they are going to force those kids to pray in schools they might as well have a nice prayer like this: Our Father who art in heaven, and to the republic for which it stands, thy kingdom come, one nation indivisible as in heaven, give us this day as we forgive those who so proudly we hail. Crown thy good into temptation but deliver us from the twilight's last gleaming. Amen and Awomen. ."

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    Out of some of the bands I see being listed as good or bad:

    Accept: would not classify as a hair band. Talented,leather wearing twin guitar attack ala Judas Priest, Iron Maiden and Scorpions.

    Cinderella: If this band (as well as others) came out in t-shirt and levis(Tesla) verus the "hair" look they may have been viewed as a talented metal/hard rock band. At least for the first album.

    Faster Pussycat: OK,OK I liked their second album. Thick guitars, kinda Guns N roses sound.

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    VH is really the only "80's" band I listen to consistently now (but they're still by far my fave of all time)--I'm more of a Rage/Korn/Tool/Slipknot kind of guy . . . but here's the stuff I will actually listen to if it's played on the radio:

    White Lion: I'm sorry but Big Game was an awesome album

    Warrant: I still love them, but not nearly as much as I did in Jr High

    Tesla: rockin!

    Extreme: all albums actually find their way into my CD player on occassion--I've loved them since being introcuced by Bill S. Preston Esquire and Ted Theodore Logan

    Saigon Kick: 'tis a shame they were lumped into the "hair band" category--awesome band--One Step Closer was really my "gateway drug" into heavier music

    Skid Row: they opened for Bon Jovi at the first concert I ever went to

    honorable mention: Damn Yankees, Slaughter, Ratt

    Bands that I want to kill due to Vh1-Behind the Music overexposure: Def Leppard, Motley Crue, Poison (although I can tolerate the non-CC album)

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    Hair bands that on more than one occasion cracked me up then and on occasion crack me up now...

    *Iron Maiden ("7 deadly sins...7 ways to win...7 lonely paths to HELLLLLLLLL..."; even "Run To The Hills" cracks me up)

    *Winger (the choreography in the videos and the never-ending panty-wetting shots of Kip)

    *Megadeth ("...you try to take his BA-ALLLSSS..."; ..."What do you mean I can't pay my BILLLLLLS?"; why do so many of Dave's vocals sound like they were recorded while he was taking a sh*t? [img]graemlins/wtf.gif[/img] )

    *Accept (the infamous Heidi intro [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] ...f*cking classic)

    *Green Jello ("Little pig, little pig, let me in")

    *Helloween (The name alone makes you bust out laughing)

    *Cannibal Corpse (The following tune titles are Comedy Hall-Of-Fame caliber: "Devoured By Vermin", "Eaten From Inside", Mummified In Barbed Wire", "Perverse Suffering", "Relentless Beating", "Disfigured", "Orgasm Through Torture" and my personal fave "Puncture Wound Massacre". Kinda makes you wanna ask 'em: "But what's the band REALLY about?" Oh, all those tunes are off the album 'Vile' [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img] )

    *Judas Priest ("THIS...IS...THE-PAIN-KILLER...MWAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!" . [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] [img]graemlins/scared.gif[/img] Maybe the funniest metal vocal of all time!)

    ...I'll probably think of more later...

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    I might get flamed for this, but Winger was actually a great hair band. You oughta listen to their last basically unheard record,PULL, to know what I'm talking about. They really redeemed themselves with that record, but it was too late since Nirvana "slayed" the hair bands.
    Others I like:
    Skid Row
    Def Leppard
    Scorpions
    Saigon Kick
    Tesla
    Cinderella
    Queensryche

    Groups like Warrant, Poison, and a slew of others ruined it for everyone, IMO.

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    I liked some of the bad ones, such as Britny Fox, just because they'd have some hot chicks in their videos. (Man, I like that one "rebel" Catholic school-girl in Britny Fox's "Girl's School" video! It also brings back memories of that 90's group (forgot the name) that did the "Van Halen" song. They had a hit with "Popular" and had an equally hot school-girl cheerleader in their video!)
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    A few favorites would include:

    Tesla (underrated band that got lumped in with the rest of the "Hair Metal)

    Def Leppard (PRE Adrenalize)

    Warrant (Dog Eat Dog album actually kicks ASS!)

    I don't consider Iron Maiden a "Hair Band" but whatever~
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    hmmm, hairbands that were good...hmmm..still thinking.

 

 

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