Bands who got buried because of the "hair band" moniker.

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  1. DGTCrazy

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    I had friends who were smoking outside the schoolgate or right in the middle of the schoolyard. Not sure we knew what vaping was in the 1990s. I think it's more of a 2010s thing.
     
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    Interesting. Must be a regional thing then.
     
  4. Doomrider78

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    So you're judging music by looks, now?
     
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    Have they changed the lyrics yet?

    She's only 49.
     
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    Those are great choices but Hardline is new to me. They have a good sound but I'm inclined to put Loudness in that #3 position and also add that Akira Takasaki had one of the better guitar tones of his era.

     
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    I thought Kip Winger was the guilty party after that ballet move he did in one of their videos.
     
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    Not in the deep south or redneck country. Marrying young was still a thing.
     
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    Yes, the “power ballad” killed hair metal.
     
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    I was going to mention them as well. If they had gotten rid of the makeup and the dumb band-matching names and positioned themselves with the School of Fish, Jellyfish crowd of the early 90s i feel like they would have gone a lot farther.
     
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    I saw the original EZN numerous times over the years and they always delivered live. If Donnie Vie could have gotten his act together years ago he probably could have carved out a lucrative career as a songwriter for other acts. Unfortunately stupidity and drugs appear to have gotten in the way.
     
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    WHEN YOU RIDE A WAVE
    YOU WILL BE THERE
    WHEN IT BREAKS
     
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    Come on.
    In the 80's, with one look at a picture like that, you knew exactly what you were in for.
    By track 4 it was time for the heartfelt 'I miss you cause I'm on the road' ballad. Formulaic, predictable, disingenuous.
    It's a shame, too, cause there were a lot of great musicians and bands who got railroaded into the gig by an industry that was dedicated to the pretense, and not the music.
    Music was being created for video for the first time, you better believe it was about the look.
     
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    He who lives by the hair dryer dies by the hair dryer.

    Randy Piper, former guitarist of W.A.S.P. And Animal, used to rent a rehearsal room from my drummer.

    We would sometimes chat during breaks in the mid-1990s.

    I remember him telling me: “Nirvana killed my career”.

    They killed careers for lots of hair bands.
     
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    I don’t remember if the term existed, but there was definitely an “us vs them” aspect to it all.

    I’m 47, so that puts me at the tail-end of it in my teens. I hated the glam rock/metal of the time, but can also admit I was the worse of the snobs: a progressive hard rock/metal fan.

    Rock in-general was probably the music I listened to least, but I did have long hair. No makeup. That was for assholes LOL! I hated the music and actually felt disdain whenever I’d run into people at shows at the Cap Centre who had more makeup that a prostitute.

    I remember in my teens you had the Slayer/Maiden/Priest crowd, then you had the hair crowd... which was mostly girls or guy who wanted to be noticed by girls. So many bands succumbed to the look and sound of that time and wound up dying with the fad, just like any band that jumps on a fad. You become associated with it and die with it.

    IIRC, that was their really early stuff, so they still went on to success after that. Kip Winger, again IIRC, actually was trained in ballet. It really was Stewart wearing the Winger shirt that killed them and they said they saw its effect immediately. Ironically, Pull was probably their best album to-date at that time.
     
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    Daddy says she’s too young...
     
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    Stop overthinking things a bit

    I was making the point that they the song i posted is NOT the usual stuff you hear from the people who dislike the music, they basically know 1-2 songs and judge them on that

    LOL

    How much of the thread did you read?.. honestly
     
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    At almost 47 now I agree with it being creepy lol!

    However I was 15 when that song came out, just discovering girls and "she" was an older chick so yeah I was down with that song! Plus being a beginner guitarist at the time that riff was pretty "bad"!

    I think at 15 I was the target audience. I don't think that song was written for my parents. Just like our parents before how much do we know of what our kids are listening to now?
     
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