YES! By age, I am squarely in the Gen X/Grunge Generation, but I rejected it, then and now. And their little revolution only survived about 5 years before imploding. Long live the'80s!Because I've taken so much crap from younger players about my 80's style of playing seeing all this come full circle is particularly satisfying!
Me too. I doubt it was the same one. We had 44 graduates after the car accident.Yessir. I graduated from Sacred Heart High School in May of 1988.
Oh, don't worry. Some of us judge the 80's by everything you've listed.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
Most of my friends had late 70's/early 80's f-body's or just had to drive the beater family car, but one had a 1970 Chevelle. I had a '65 Mustang and I have managed to hold onto it all these years. It needs a light restoration now, but still has original paint and no rust on it, despite living its life in the midwest. (I drove a spare pickup during the winter to avoid the salt on the Mustang.)I get a little sad remembering the cars my friends & I drove back then, when I see what it costs to get one now. I had a 1970 Barracuda. Had friends with a 69 Camaro, 1965 Mustang, 1969 Mustang, 1967 Cougar, several 1967 Mustangs, on & on.
VH is as cheesy lyrically and conceptual as any of the following hair metal. They're a bit wider ranging musically, but mostly the get a pass because of EVH being the first of big name shred players going into the 80's.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.
That's mostly me. I really enjoyed, and still occasionally enjoy, those first two albums. They following albums shifted direction, with just the occasional tune I really enjoyed.Those were certainly my formative years as a listener and player. Shout At the Devil was my intro to Crue followed closely by Too Fast For Love. Loved those albums then and still do today. Everything after that was a disappointment to me. Some good stuff in there but didn't hit me as hard as those first 2.
Definitely true. Some of those bands get played on Ozzy's Boneyard too. However, every 4th song is either Ozzy, Sabbath, or Zakk. Lately, I've been listening to 313 Rock Bar a lot as it has some more variety, including some newer stuff.@lp1987x I listen to Serius Hair nation too, a lot of crap with the same 10 bands on heavy rotation. Crazy how they neglect Ratt, Dio, Dokken for a huge dosage of Europe sappy ballads, Cinder Fella, Kiss, GnR and Bon Jovi every 4 or 6th song. And why heck can't they play some Steel panther???