"Forgotten" Hair Metal Guitarists

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  1. DustyRhodesJr

    DustyRhodesJr Supporting Member

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    I really like that era, but it seems like only a handful of players from
    then have stood the test of time.

    A lot of them have been forgotten, for lack of a better term.

    Here are some I really liked- Harry K. Cody of Shotgun Messiah, Mick
    Sweda of Bullet Boys, and Kee Marcello of Europe.

    Not sure if they are doing much these days, but all three could really play.

    Do you have any forgotten favorites from that era?
     
  2. NorCal_Val

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    Ronnie Kayfield; played on the first Waysted album.
    Mitch Perry; played on the Talas album “Live Speed On Ice”
     
  3. Matt L

    Matt L Member

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    Kee Marcello was definitely bad-ass.

    Carey Howe and Geoff Gayer from Leatherwolf-they were awesome on the Street Ready album.

    i can’t remember some of the names-

    Spread Eagle’s guitarist was really good.

    Victory’s guitarist was very good.

    The guy from T-Ride who Satch taught, killer.
     
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    Snake Sabo - killer vibrato and tone.
    Steve Lynch - took tapping to a new level.
     
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    rumbletone Silver Supporting Member

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    If White Lion are considered hair metal: Vito Bratta!
     
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    Guy Mann Dude. Greatest hair metal name ever...:D
     
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    I still have his cd around here somewhere.:dude
     
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    You could just ask Harry.
     
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    Geoff Tyson - I saw T-Ride open for Satch once and Tyson was reallly on fire.

    Pete Lesperance of Harem Scarem and Kim Mitchell (solo artist and Max Webster) are two others that many might not be familiar with that were very good
     
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    This.

    The dude is epic.
     
  11. GuitarMakerNyc

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    The band Giant had a guy who could play a little bit. I think his name was Dann Huff. I'm pretty sure his career waned like most of the hair metal guys. Doubtful he could have achieved the lasting success of a band like Whitsnake.
     
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    This is sarcasm, right?

    Dann Huff became one of the biggest names in Nashville, playing on tons of records and then turning into a producer of massive hit songs and albums.
     
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    You don't say?
     
  14. robyogi

    robyogi Ampaholic Silver Supporting Member

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    Kee Marcello would be my main pick. Great player. Vito is awesome but I don’t think of him as forgotten.

    Pretty sure Huff has had a long and accomplished career including playing on a lot of albums and producing some.

    edit: gtrdave beat me to it
     
  15. Wyatt Martin

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    I'm too lazy to look up his name but I always thought the guitarist from XYZ was pretty good.

     
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    I have mixed feelings about the sarcasm emoji. On one hand, it ruins obvious jokes (which are sometimes pretty cringy, to start with).

    On the other hand, some people won’t catch it, no matter how thick you lay it on.
     
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    I don't know about forgotten, but definitely names you don't hear every day.

    Akira Takasaki from Loudness
    Brent Muscat from Faster Pussycat
    Ronnie Younkins from Kix
    Mark Kendall from Great White

    And who remembers that Andy Timmons was in Danger Danger?
     
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    While not necessarily hair metal but Rowan Robertson's too short stint with Ronnie James Dio was a crime. I am basically the same age as him and was very curious to see where he was going to go.
     
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    If?
     
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  20. FiestaRed

    FiestaRed Supporting Member

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    :facepalm

    Hard to forget Harry Cody when he's a regular member here
     
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