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    I am writing this from the Cleveland area. About 4 or 5 years ago as an April fools stunt, a radio station known as "the buzzard" played songs from the mid to late '80's all day long...leading me to believe they had changed their format. I loved it! I caught it on the way home from work, stopped and grabbed a 12, and went home and listened till I passed out. Every town has a "classic rock" station but I am curious if any radio station is formatted to the "hair band" genre. Isn't this "classic rock"? I hope a radio guy reads this and gets a wild idea...the audience is there.
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    A few years ago there was a station here that played "harder-edged" classic rock, meaning it was heavy on the '70s and '80s metal. It wasn't strictly "hair metal" per se, but it did include a lot of it. Still, even though I enjoyed listening to it at first, it got repetitious REAL fast. The station stayed with the format less than two years and is now an FM talk station.

    BTW, speaking of "hair metal", I absolutely loathe that term [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img] , especially since most pop music of the past 25 years has had something to do with hair. How come early-eighties pop (a la Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran, et al) isn't called "hair pop" or red/purple-dyed punk haired bands of the 1990s weren't called "hair grunge" or "hair alternative" or "hair punk"? Why single metal out?
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    Excellent point, ScottRoberts!
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    Originally posted by ScottRoberts:
    BTW, speaking of "hair metal", I absolutely loathe that term [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img] , especially since most pop music of the past 25 years has had something to do with hair. How come early-eighties pop (a la Flock of Seagulls, Duran Duran, et al) isn't called "hair pop" or red/purple-dyed punk haired bands of the 1990s weren't called "hair grunge" or "hair alternative" or "hair punk"? Why single metal out?
    If I remember correctly, there were a bunch of those bands back then that were called "Haircut Bands" (I think because of bands like "Haircut 100" and "Cutting Crew").

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    I don't like the term "hair band" either but it did simplify my question. I think that label cheapens what was in my opinion some great music and an actual demonstration of musicianship.
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    The local radio station around here does some things with the "Hair Bands". Everyday they do the 4:00 haircuts where they play 2 songs from the 80's bands, and on the weekend when they play "Rock Blocks" all weekend, which is 3 or 4 songs at a time from a certain band, sometimes they will throw in a "Hair Band" block. I grew up on these songs so I love it when they play the old 80's tunes, takes me on a trip down Memory Lane. [img]graemlins/thumb.gif[/img]
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    Originally posted by ScottRoberts:
    A few years ago there was a station here that played "harder-edged" classic rock, meaning it was heavy on the '70s and '80s metal. It wasn't strictly "hair metal" per se, but it did include a lot of it. Still, even though I enjoyed listening to it at first, it got repetitious REAL fast. The station stayed with the format less than two years and is now an FM talk station.
    Yes indeed, it was a sad, sad day.

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    ...i only once remember hearing an all metal format, it was an am station out of portland, oregan that ran for a little while in the late '80s or early '90's...yahoo's launch.com has pretty well every niche format you might wish for...
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    same problem here in Ireland...there's not even 1 rock station.. So at work I'm now listening to msn radio.. on the following link:
    http://entertainment.msn.com/style/?style=1883
    there are radio stations for
    Arena Rock
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    metal classics
    Guitar Rock

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    Here in SF classic hard rock station The Bone came charging out of the gate a few years ago leaning very heavily on the '80s metal stuff for its identity. But after its first 6 months of operation it was apparent that they weren't going to fight the good fight forever (no pun intended). The Def Leppard and Crue and even VH slowly started to slip as the station diluted more and more traditional classic rock into their playlist.

    In the last 4-6 months I've been hearing a lot of Doobies, Eagles and even Creedence on this station, and I've just about given up hope. Don't get me wrong - I dig plenty of MOR classic rock, but The Bone was supposed to be a station that stuck to the heavier stuff. In less than 5 years it's morphed from a solid German beer into a watered-down Budweiser.



    Incidentally my band played on Bob Coburn's Morning Show at this station last year, and we had a great time. I'm disappointed that our songlist no longer closely matches the station's standard artist playlist.

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    I can't even remember the last time I had an actual radio station on. There's always been a couple good rock stations here in Seattle though, but I have no idea what they play anymore. The only stations I turn on our on our DirecTivo. It has several music only stations dedicated to different styles of music. One in particular called "power rock", is all the stuff you're talking about. They just played Kiss of Death by Dokken for example. No DJ, no crossfading songs, just one after another all the time. Lots of VH too. It's cool when i'm in the mood for that stuff.

    But then, you can't get that in your car. So..

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    Originally posted by Cabo Kid:
    </font><blockquote>quote:</font><hr />Originally posted by ScottRoberts:
    A few years ago there was a station here that played "harder-edged" classic rock, meaning it was heavy on the '70s and '80s metal. It wasn't strictly "hair metal" per se, but it did include a lot of it. Still, even though I enjoyed listening to it at first, it got repetitious REAL fast. The station stayed with the format less than two years and is now an FM talk station.
    Yes indeed, it was a sad, sad day.

    RIP, "the Rock". [img]graemlins/cry.gif[/img]
    </font>[/QUOTE]I liked The Rock...until about the 1000th time they played Fastway's "Say What You Will". [img]graemlins/irked.gif[/img] It's a kick ass tune, but did they need to play it every two hours?
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