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    Atomic Punk bklynboy68's Avatar
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    Quote Originally Posted by DJ Work'in Hard View Post
    Any Manowar Video
    "He has a swaggering retro machismo that will give hives to the Steinem cabal" -Camille Paglia on Donald Trump

    "But, fucking with Brook is like fucking with hot shit on and ax handle. You just don't get a grip"-track5

    "Make way for the bad guy"- Tony Montana

    'This hamburger don't need no helper"- David Lee Roth

    "I wish Bon Jovi would've given me a call before he recorded all of his hits, because the lyrics would've been smarter, the melodies would've been much more smashing, and they would've sold a lot fewer records." -David Lee Roth

    "My beef is people thinking Bon Jovi is good cuz they sold lots of records to housewives." -tango

    "But being number one doesnt really mean jack fuck all. We sold twice as many records as other records that year (1984) that landed in the Number One position." ~Eddie Van Halen

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    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    I loved Bruce, but man, was that video freaking gay, even at the time!

    He's got the dancing feet, then he's sharing Belinda Carlisle moves with that annoying
    chick from Friends.

    Everyone in my family loved it.

    But there i was thinking: Ahh guys, this was the guy who broke our hearts with The River,
    or kicked our asses with I'm a rocker.
    You really think this is GOOD?
    Never seen that version of it. This is worse than the Courtney Cox video. I like the song. It's a shame. Course, at the time I would have thought it was cool. It WAS the 80s, after all.

    TK

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    This may not be as cringeworthy as some but never understood the guy in flames at the end.

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    Quote Originally Posted by LAD-1972 View Post
    Wow, hadn't heard or thought of their name since I saw the Texxas Jam in 1985. At the time I did a quick double-take of "Who the heck are Grim Reaper and Victory?" and haven't thought of them since.

    1985 (August 24) - Cotton Bowl in Dallas

    Deep Purple (Perfect Strangers tour)
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    Quote Originally Posted by ziggysmalls View Post
    This may not be as cringeworthy as some but never understood the guy in flames at the end.
    Notice the Mark Slaughter lip syncing to another dude's vocals, and the drummer was in Nelson. There is an epic level of 80's cheese going on here. Have to say it, I rocked out to that album like a MoFo when I was a little kid.
    If I don't respond to you it means I have you on ignore, which means you are a douchenozzle.

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    David Lee Roth did the impossible. He made Van Halen better. Deal with it!

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    It's weird, I'm of that generation, graduated high school in 1986. And up through high school I would say I was a fan of Ratt/Dokken/Quiet Riot and all the rest of the "hair bands" of that time. But I guess by the time I left high school and all the influence of so many other kids I just checked out of that stuff. I either listened to harder stuff like Judas Priest or got into more older stuff like Zeppelin and other 60s-70s bands, etc. So even though I was the right age at that time I was just oblivious to the last wave of 1987-1991 hair bands that grunge killed.

    It just got so silly and ridiculous that even my young dumb ass could not even enjoy it. Steel Panther seems more like a real band than most of them did at the time. Every single video I saw was exactly the same. The hair and outfits and expressions and the overly silly stage moves and posing annoyed the crap out of me.


    Every single video from that era seems to feature the singer copying exactly one or both of these expressions. Every. Damn. One. Which was great when it was Dave, but the imposters were all just boy bands.





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    Quote Originally Posted by snowdog View Post
    Wow, hadn't heard or thought of their name since I saw the Texxas Jam in 1985. At the time I did a quick double-take of "Who the heck are Grim Reaper and Victory?" and haven't thought of them since.

    1985 (August 24) - Cotton Bowl in Dallas

    Deep Purple (Perfect Strangers tour)
    Scorpions
    Night Ranger
    Ted Nugent
    Bon Jovi
    Grim Reaper
    Victory
    Nik Bowcott (so?), guitarist for Grim Reaper, was a guest columnist for a well known guitar magazine for a while. Can't remember if it was GW, GFTPM, etc., but I did read his stuff.
    "There's too many people on this basketball that's floating around the sun, who are too afraid to allow themselves to FEEL" - Edward Van Halen
    "Van Halen was never about the singer..." - A very wise fan.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave's Dreidel View Post
    Saw them on that tour...on a bill with Armoured Saint and Helloween. I remember taking the Metro down to the Warner Theatre to go to a show with a friend of mine. No way in hell would I let my young son do the same thing today.

    Trans-Siberian Orchestra worked out a little bit better for them.
    WOW! I'm guessing that was before the theater renovation? It looks so ornate. Who was best...Armoured Saint?

    Quote Originally Posted by japeape View Post
    Grim Reaper: The ugliest band that ever existed.
    At least in the top 10! Ha-Ha!

    Quote Originally Posted by snowdog View Post
    Wow, hadn't heard or thought of their name since I saw the Texxas Jam in 1985. At the time I did a quick double-take of "Who the heck are Grim Reaper and Victory?" and haven't thought of them since.
    If my memory serves correct, I bought that album under the condition that if it sucked, my friend had to buy it from me. I had my money back later that same day. When I came across the video my reaction was similar...wtf!

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    Love the band, but this one is embarrassing...

    "Always hopeful, yet discontent,
    He knows changes aren't permanent
    But change is!"

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    Quote Originally Posted by wombattt View Post
    Love the band, but this one is embarrassing...

    Floating band members seemed to be a popular theme for a little bit.

    If I don't respond to you it means I have you on ignore, which means you are a douchenozzle.

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    Nick from Grim Reaper went onto be a big deal for Marshall amplification.
    He represented the company and was the guy you'd always see talking to the big
    Marshal endorsees.

    Not sure his exact role, but Nick was/still is everywhere, when they have these Marshall demos.
    He's not playing, but he's representing the product and giving the specs, etc.
    Graver, Walking Ed, refugee from CVH & proud tone chaser...

 

 

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