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Many people miss the Hair Bands of the 80s. It was a decade of big hair fashions and metal rock bands. You could see a number of Hair Bands in concerts throughout the nation in any city. Outdoor summer music festivals featured rock band such as Cinderella, Poison and Skid Row. You could also see well-known bands such as Bon Jovi, Motley Crue and Van Halen. Many teenagers wore black jeans and t-shirts to their concerts. Many of the local Hair Bands played in area nightclubs. Rock concert tickets were often sold out right after tickets went on Read the rest of this entry »May 18th, 2013
When people talk about Moptop Madness, they always mean the Beatles. While the Beatles were certainly a great band, their songs tend to be a bit too soft for my liking. Trying to play air guitar to one of their songs is hardly any different from standing around and listening – it needs to be heavier.
Luckily, more bands have risen to the task than I could possibly list in one posting. I’m only going to list a few, but if you like them, I highly encourage you Read the rest of this entry »March 20th, 2013
Hair metal bands typically rise to fame on a powerful surge of awesome guitars and dynamic vocals. As it turns out, those same elements are essential to creating a killer power ballad. While high-energy hair classics are the perfect way to start a party, these mellow, soulful songs are the perfect way to make it through the night.
“Every Rose Has Its Thorn” by Poison
With melodic acoustic and electric guitars and emotional lyrics that were instantly familiar, this Poison tune gave every Read the rest of this entry »January 10th, 2012
No matter what anyone has to say about the trends or the fashion, the 80s was one incredible decade when it came to good music. Who could forget the likes of White Snake, Twisted Sister or even Europe? The fact that you can still hear these songs on the radio and in commercials over thirty years later truly says something and here you will find a list of the 5 greatest hair band ballads.
1. Poison – “Every Rose Has Its Thorn”
Forget about going bankrupt, undergoing debt counseling or losing your job. This ballad puts it all into perspective with a rather sour take on love gone bad.
2. Warrant – “Heaven”
A passionate and soulful proclamation of love that resonates in the hearts of anyone who actually has one. It was the defining gem in the repertoire of the band called Warrant.
3. Cinderella – “Nobody’s Fool”
Elements of the dark and sinister combine into a beautiful union.
4. Def Leppard – “Love Bites”
Underrated member Phil Collen is the real star of this piece with is incredible guitar skills.
5. Motley Crue – “Home Sweet Home”
Don’t be confused by the piano intro, this ballad is bold and powerful when it picks up.
The 80′s were good to us. If you are young enough to remember the “me generation” then these tunes will send you down memory lane. Back in the 80′s we had lots of loves and plenty of love songs like Careless Whisper by George Michael. A huge radio hit, Endless Love, with Diana Ross and Lionel Richie was a snuggling road trip favorite. Remember the steamy movie with this name, Against All Odds by Phil Collins? Your hair crunched as you sang Read the rest of this entry »July 22nd, 2011
Isn’t it peculiar the way style changes over the generations? Since the 80′s there has been more than 30 years worth of pop culture and music constantly revamping and evolving into something more updated and hip with the times. Most of us aren’t in to the same fashions or attitudes that we once were, but when we look back and see ourselves and our friends as we were we can’t help but smirk at the outstanding statements which we were so willing to make authentic models of Read the rest of this entry »July 20th, 2011
Def Leppard’s ”Hysteria”or should I say Hairsteria, Ratt’s ”Round And Round”, and Bon jovi’s ”You Give Love A Bad Name”, are just a few of the glamor bands and hit’s of the last 2 decades that made us giggle and wiggle, also leaving behind a legacy of cheesy hairstyles and a draft of dandrif and the fading scent of cheap hair spray. The dazzling guitar riffs exhibited by bands of the 80′s made up for their lack of cosmetic wisdom, but Read the rest of this entry »July 19th, 2011
The hard rock music of the 1980s and early 1990s may not have yet enjoyed the resurgences of disco, funk, blues, jazz and other rock idioms, but is nonetheless a beloved and fondly-remembered genre of music celebrating good times, easy living and that crucial feature of American life: partying. The hair-bands of this era wrote and performed music without the self-loathing and misery so inherent to all subsequent guitar-driven music, and promoted positivity and fun above all else.
Any lover of this era of music knows that Read the rest of this entry »