80's metal is waaay back! Netflix 'The Dirt'

rspencer

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So sad that the '80's' are judged by the end of the 80's and not the beginning Ozzy/Rhoads, EVH, Ac Dc, Scorps, Hi n Dry, Piece of mind, Moving pictures, Priest- 'Unleashed in the east' Queensryche -The warning
Dio, Ratt, Dokken, MAIDEN

Effn EPIC era!!!
To be fair, Motley Crue was in the beginning of the 80s. Too Fast for Love was released on their own label in 1981, and on Electra in 1982. They played the US Festival in 1983 before Shout at the Devil was released. I think they just get remembered more for their late 80s MTV attention and the poppier hits.
 

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Grew up in the 90’s (‘83) and was never into 80’s hair bands. Having said that, my uncle was/is a huge Crue fan. I hated them when I was a kid but they really grew on me. They are definitely way cooler than the cheesy hairsprays and spandex pop/metal bands of the late 80’s. I will definitely watch the new roc doc on Netflix.

I love the music video scene at the end of Hot Tub Time Machine. Robb Corddry NAILS it! :rotflmao:rotflmao:rotflmao
 

Doom Man

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So sad that the '80's' are judged by the end of the 80's and not the beginning Ozzy/Rhoads, EVH, Ac Dc, Scorps, Hi n Dry, Piece of mind, Moving pictures, Priest- 'Unleashed in the east' Queensryche -The warning
Dio, Ratt, Dokken, MAIDEN

Effn EPIC era!!!
Nothing wrong with the end of the '80s. People that judge the end of the '80s with just the bad hair/glam at the time have an incredibly myopic view of things.
There was SO MUCH just outside of that narrow bubble of Sunset Strip/Hair/Glam.

The Bay Area scene was still delivering the goods, Tampa Florida was pioneering new a sound and style, East coast with some raw and energetic stuff and internationally (but heh, the US is "international" to me anyway :D) the Germans and Brazilians delivered some of the most punishing and truly heavy stuff of the '80s. And that's probably barely covering all the bases
 

Tony

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Would you mind taking the time to expand on this? What do you think he thought was old fashioned exactly? For some odd reason I find this really intriguing. I wonder if he'd think my playing was ancient history.
Not that you asked me, but as a guy who played in/around churches from ‘95 thru about ‘15, I can sum it up this way:

The typical suburban megachurch wants you to play like the Edge.

There are exceptions of course. But if you have a moderately overdriven tone, a couple delays and a big cave reverb handy they’ll love you.
 

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So sad that the '80's' are judged by the end of the 80's and not the beginning Ozzy/Rhoads, EVH, Ac Dc, Scorps, Hi n Dry, Piece of mind, Moving pictures, Priest- 'Unleashed in the east' Queensryche -The warning
Dio, Ratt, Dokken, MAIDEN

Effn EPIC era!!!
A great time to be a teenager
 

Hammered

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So sad that the '80's' are judged by the end of the 80's and not the beginning Ozzy/Rhoads, EVH, Ac Dc, Scorps, Hi n Dry, Piece of mind, Moving pictures, Priest- 'Unleashed in the east' Queensryche -The warning
Dio, Ratt, Dokken, MAIDEN

Effn EPIC era!!!
To be fair, Motley Crue was in the beginning of the 80s. Too Fast for Love was released on their own label in 1981, and on Electra in 1982. They played the US Festival in 1983 before Shout at the Devil was released. I think they just get remembered more for their late 80s MTV attention and the poppier hits.
Definitely , during the TFFL and SATD eras they were in the same camp and had the same fanbase (for the most part) as all those bands mentioned . In `85 when TOP was released and Home Sweet Home became the huge power ballad things started shifting into what would be later known as the hair era for Motley and a bunch of other bands
 

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I wasn’t really a fan but read the dirt.
That was just off the hook
Great fun read

So this is different from Dirt the movie correct?
 

Hammered

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Very cool!! I enjoy seeing stuff like this

To see Y & T with Motley Crue for $7.50.... :eeks :dude
It was a great gig a month after my 15th bday . I had just got Too Fast For Love , Earthshaker and Black Tiger a few months earlier. Nikki Sixx must have been on a bad trip he looked like he was seeing ghosts all night
 

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Me too. In the 80's I was entrenched in the alternative camp. I was the kid in your high school who dressed in black, wore eyeliner and had Robert Smith's haircut. My friends and I loathed hair metal at the time. We'd watch Headbangers Ball purely for the laughs. Now I often find myself with a false sense of longing and nostalgia for a lot of music of my youth that at the time served only as a punching bag for being painfully uncool. I actually enjoy hearing hair metal now. Same for Huey Lewis and other Top 40 80's fluff. This all speaks to me staring my age and mortality in the face coupled with the fact that my guard is down enough for me to see value in what I used to hate. Actually I'm a lot happier now not running everything through a filter. Growing up can be pretty cool.
Same here, but I was more Dave Vanian than Robert Smith lol. Got about the same reaction as you though I’m sure. I went to a rural area high school, which was not easy being as I was in the 80’s. A lot of my friends were into metal, but they were outcasts in that environment as well so it made sense to align with them. I hated more “hair” metal back then though, but have come to realize just how much I must’ve absorbed by osmosis from being around it then. It’s nostalgic for me now, and I realize I know all the freakin’ words to a lot of the songs. Like you said too...same thing with all that 80s Top 40. I heard A Huey Lewis song the other day, and suddenly I felt 14 years old again for those 3 mins.
 
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Motley Cure gets judged a certain way for a reason... example the Dirt has a new song with... Man Bun Kelly rapping in it. Joy! Isn’t that the great 80s we all want to remember again... uhhh, no.

To me it’s a return to form. Motley was always hungry for relevance inside, happy to jump on any trend to keep the party going.

They are a vapid party band. Always were, still are... now adding things that had -nothing- to do with the Dirt, like a 20 something rap guy and a Madonna cover?, bc it might improve the millennial appeal.
 

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As a child of grunge, my musical consciousness started then. Before to long, I ended up going back to Zeppelin, the Stones, Cream and worked my way forward but never made it to the 80s. I’m sure there was some great stuff. Maybe this will get me into that era.
There was, but it wasn't Crue. They were the band your sister liked.
 

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There was, but it wasn't Crue. They were the band your sister liked.
Some of the stuff most of the people here say is great strikes me as a bit cheesy but I admittedly haven’t given it enough time. I mean everyone here loves Van Halen but Hot for Teacher (if that’s the name of the song) is cheesy as hell. They probably have some great stuff. I need to get past that cheesy stuff.
 

Tony

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I wasn’t really a fan but read the dirt.
That was just off the hook
Great fun read

So this is different from Dirt the movie correct?
It appears that the Dirt movie is based on the parts of the Dirt book that don't involve orgies.
 




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