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    Atomic Punk I Coulda Hada VH's Avatar
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    Van Halen was a totally original group of 4 super talented guys who were the masters of melodic hard rock that spawned a myriad of imitators and wannabees that became know as Hair Bands.
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    Yes - to other bands.

    No - to the general masses. That would be Motley Crue, Maiden, Ozzy and even Zep.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sam Vs. Dave View Post
    I don't know, man, I've always thought of Van Halen as a Hair Band. But they fall into the Hair Band niche titled "Hair Bands that we say aren't Hair Bands because we like them." Tesla also falls into this category for reasons unknown. I'm sure there are a couple more?

    For me, Hair Bands rule and VH is the leader of the pack.
    Van Halen is no hair band.

    They get that reputation because of some of Dave's nonsense. Nothing more, nothing less.
    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Van Halen is no hair band.

    They get that reputation because of some of Dave's nonsense. Nothing more, nothing less.
    Show, don’t forget VH’s hair. There’s a clip on here where Journey (I think) is talking about an early festival gig they did with VH. It was right around the release of VH1 and they were pointing out their hair. If you look at Eddie’s ‘do’ back then it was piled high. That was copied by everybody on the strip after that.



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    Quote Originally Posted by Get The Show On The Road View Post
    Van Halen is no hair band.

    They get that reputation because of some of Dave's nonsense. Nothing more, nothing less.
    That + they had some great hair back in the day.

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    Quite possibly the template for all of the copycats and wannabees that came afterwards …

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    Quote Originally Posted by BlofeldsCat View Post
    Yes - to other bands.

    No - to the general masses. That would be Motley Crue, Maiden, Ozzy and even Zep.
    I would say Motley Crue is most definitely a hair band. One of the hair bandiest, up there with Poison. Or is that what you're saying? Maiden and Zeppelin, no way. And I should point out, I don't think being a hair band is necessarily a bad thing. Like every other genre, some bands are good some are not.

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    Quote Originally Posted by I Coulda Hada VH View Post
    Quite possibly the template for all of the copycats and wannabees that came afterwards …

    Don't know why my phone filmed this sideways but it doesn't change the sound.

    The only genre I really know is Van Halen.

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    1982/83. Ratt, Dokken, Crue….that was the start of the "teased out" hair look.
    VH might have dun it before but it was nothing to the level those guys took it.

    Were there hair bands in 1977? Don't know how anyone could say they belong in the hair band category when they originated in a different time. Different decade.

 

 

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