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From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Time to get away from Trump and have some fun.

Post until we run out of names. The more obscure the better.

I'm coming in hot off the bat:

Enuff Z'Nuff

27-Dec-17
Steel Heart

27-Dec-17
Slaughter

Cinderella

Faster Pussycat

Poison

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Cinderella, Kix, Poison, Skid Row, Motley Crew, Van Halen, KISS, Bon Jovi, Ratt, Dokken, Def Lepard, Ozzy, Twisted Sister....

Sure some were around before the 80’s and some were around after the 80’s.

From: Shuteye
27-Dec-17
Lynyrd Skynyrd.

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
One band per post. Let's see how many posts. Lol.

From: NvaGvUp
27-Dec-17
Given I've never even heard of half of these bands, is it fair to assume Mitch Miller and Count Basie don't make the cut?

From: slade
27-Dec-17
White Snake

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Britny Fox

From: Two Feathers
27-Dec-17
Hair bands - I wasn't even thinking music.

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Warrant

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Sorry Bowfreak I probably got close to half in my first post. Lol

My first concert was Bon Jovi (7800 Fahrenheit) opened up for Ratt (invasion of your privacy) you should have heard the place when Ratt sang Round and Round.

From: JTV
27-Dec-17
Taylor Swift .. (well, she was born in the '80's) ;0)

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Nice Slade....who doesn't remember Tawny Kitean!

From: HDE
27-Dec-17
Guns n Roses

From: HDE
27-Dec-17
Metallica

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Oh...and

Mr. Big counts.

From: HDE
27-Dec-17
Iron Maiden

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
HDE!

How dare you!

Iron Maiden is straight up METAL!

Bullet Boys

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
WASP

From: sleepyhunter
27-Dec-17
AC/DC, Sammy Hagar, Judas Priest.

From: HDE
27-Dec-17
I was going to list WASP next...

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Extreme?

From: NvaGvUp
27-Dec-17
The Beatles were the first true 'Hair Band." End of story.

Kids who came to school with 'Beatles haircuts' were often ostracized and it wasn't uncommon for the school administration to send them home with orders not to return until they'd cut their hair.

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Winger

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Slade

How could we forget them?

From: Rhody
27-Dec-17
Spinal Tap.... ;o]

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
I'm embarrassed it took me this long for this one:

Jackyl

27-Dec-17
Fastway

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Aldo Nova

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Love Aldo nova.

Two best I’ve seen in concert. #1 warrant. Jani lane best songwriter.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
#2 ratt. Warren de martini. And robin Crosby. Best guitar duo.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
#2 Ratt

Warren de martini and robin Crosby. Best guitar duo.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
And from the 70s. Mathias jabbs and Rudolph Schenker. Scorpions.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Gotta throw Tesla in there #3.

From: HDE
27-Dec-17
Dang - haven't thought about Jackyl for years...

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
L.A Guns

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Great White

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Scorpions

27-Dec-17
The rockets

From: Hawkarcher
27-Dec-17
Dokken

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Saigon kick - not very well known

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Tots Tora

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
I like poison a lot too. City of lost souls. C C Deville was a hoot.

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
White Lion

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
AC/DC was the best live act. Saw em 5 times. Twice with Bon and 3 with Brian. Angus is THE man.

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Hanoi Rocks

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Journey with Steve Perry was fantastic. Neal Schon is fantastic. Raised on Radio was a super with Randy Jackson on bass. What a hoot.

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Quiet Riot - come on feel the noise

27-Dec-17
Loverboy

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Loverboy with mike Reno. Those leather britches. Ooooooo

He was 30/32 and ended 36/30. :-).

From: JL
27-Dec-17
Don't leave the girl bands out....the Bangles.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Dokken was great. George Lynch was a guitar master.

Loved the dream warriors album. Nightmare on elm street stuff.

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
JL I would love to be in there bedroom back when that song came out.

From: sleepyhunter
27-Dec-17
Saw AC/DC open for Journey in 1978, after that I was hooked. They blew Journey off the stage.

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Steelheart.

It looks like the hair metal aficianados are starting to shine.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
And don’t forget high infidelity with reo speedwagon. Kevin Cronin had a nice head of hair. And Gary richraft was a guitar virtuoso.

From: Rocky
27-Dec-17
Motley Crue.......Shuteye, I saw Skynrd at Asbury Park NJ in '77'. Three months later it was all over. I will never forget it.

BTW......not a hair band by any means but I just want to drop his name because I was so impressed when he stole the show at Bethel (Woodstock).....Santana. I know you play and would appreciate his solo in Samba Pi Ti. His career was left for dead when he moved from Latin Rock and then broke out again with Smooth.

The Rock

From: Chuckster
27-Dec-17

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Warlock with Doro Pesch-Yowza...

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Loved the outfield. Play deep was a favorite.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Rocky. Wanna go back to the 70s? I’ll go there too. Start a new thread. :-).

From: Bowfreak
27-Dec-17
Warlock!

Lol. Nice!

From: Bowbender
27-Dec-17
Y&T

Summer Time Girls!!!

I knew Joey Ward was gonna bring up REO.... :)

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
Love me some reo , man. Kevin bought me a couple beers in a bar one night. We had a great conversation. Very nice guy. Fun to talk to.

From: Joey Ward
27-Dec-17
And from the 70s. Mathias jabbs and Rudolph Schenker.

From: Michael
27-Dec-17
Dio

From: Bowbender
27-Dec-17
There is not a single time that I hear Roll With the Changes that it doesn't leave me smilin' like a fool. From the opening slide riff to the closing notes.... just something about that song!!

From: Hawkarcher
27-Dec-17
Ronnie James Dio. Michael that’s a good one. Queensreich is another.

From: Nomad
27-Dec-17
Angel

From: HDE
27-Dec-17
Surprised ZZ Top hasn't been thrown out there...

From: slade
27-Dec-17

From: Jim Moore
27-Dec-17

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Lita Ford

From: SB
27-Dec-17
What the hell is a hair band? Other than those you obviously put in your hair.

From: AZOnecam
28-Dec-17
No RUSH? WTF? ZZ Top, I went to more Metallica and Guns & Roses & Motley Crue concerts that any mullet-headed boy should be allowed.

Ratt is still one of my fav's. I used to be really into art and literally drew every album cover and poster I had hanging on my walls. Dokken, Ozzie, Y&T...

But ever hear Shark Island headlining above Ratt and Motley Crue? Been there.

From: AZOnecam
28-Dec-17

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Voice of Coverdale, good one for sure..

From: AZOnecam
28-Dec-17
Yngwie Malmsteen, Neil Pert - best of the best.

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
NENA 99 luft balloons

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Femme Fatale

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Cyndi Lauper

From: PECO
28-Dec-17

PECO's Link
the original girly glam hair band?

From: PECO
28-Dec-17

PECO's Link
the original girly glam hair band?

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
I don't see Van Halen, love me some early Van Halen. Nothing after the 1984 album, and that was even kinda weak.

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
OK I'm done.

From: K Cummings
28-Dec-17

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Speaking of "hair bands," not many people can say that KISS took part in their homecoming festivities, were their own float in their homecoming parade, and capped it all off with a concert in their high school gym.

:)

KPC

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
I'm thinking of the episode when Cliff was one Jeopardy except it's Joey Ward. Categories are: Famous Auburn Athletes, Bowhunting, Automotive Diagnosis and Hair Metal Frontmen. LOL!

From: nowheels
28-Dec-17
Lots of good ones listed here. PECO, your link reminds me of another one not mentioned yet- Krokus. They did a remake of Ballroom Blitz. In the early 80s, it looked like they would become one of the really big groups, but they never really took off after that.

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
Skid Row

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
Nelson

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
The Cult

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
Bang Tango

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
Twisted Sister (Editor's note: I did not necessarily listen to the bands named !!)

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
AzOnecam, I'm fightin' any man who wants to classify Rush as a "hair band." lol

28-Dec-17
Vixen

From: Joey Ward
28-Dec-17
Bowfreak, too bad for me, those subjects rarely come up here. :-)

I’m with you, owl. But I will say in the 70s, on their Farewell to Kings tour, Geddy, Alex, and Neil had some nice heads of hair. Seems though, Geddys hasn’t changed very much. :-)

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
True Joey... Never saw RUSH and Neil's refusal to tour, now, really stings.:/

As long as we're defining "80s hair bands" as rock bands with long hair who played in the 80s, Aerosmith.

From: HDE
28-Dec-17
MEGADETH

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
OK guys....I am getting uncomfortable with Metallica and Megadeth being lumped in with hair bands.

Maybe we should say 80s hair glam rock bands. :)

Of course then someone would say David Bowie.

From: JL
28-Dec-17
Kevin, I seen a KISS documentary that included interviews and a segment showing KISS flying into Cadillac on a helicopter. Pretty cool.

From: Joey Ward
28-Dec-17
Def Leppard was mentioned. They really took off here in the 80's. Great harmonies and to watch Steve Clark and Phil Collen bounce riffs off each other on stage was awesome. Steve had that great hair and slung his guitar down low. His solos were some of the best.

And you could always bet the best lookin' ladies were going to be there. In force. Lawdy! :-)

From: K Cummings
28-Dec-17
It really was JL. I was 15 at the time and it was quite an event.

If you think a band like KISS is loud in an arena, try listening to them in a high school gym. I think my ears rang for days.

:)

KPC

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
When I was a kid, I thought KISS was pretty cool. Then I heard their music. lol

Bowfreak, I'm having problems with a lot of inclusions but I'll go with it for the trip down memory lane. :)

Alice Cooper.

From: Franzen
28-Dec-17
What about Pantera?

From: elkmtngear
28-Dec-17
Night Ranger

From: HDE
28-Dec-17
Huey Lewis and the News.

From: Salagi
28-Dec-17

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Here's something Def Leppard did almost 2 years ago when they were on tour that I thought was pretty neat.

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
Pantera?

NO! They are nothing but flat out METAL and I am sure, if he were still alive, Dimebag Darryl would punch someone in the face for an accusation of a hair band. LOL!

From: Michael
28-Dec-17
Yeah I don’t think you can include Pantera or Megadeth in the group of 80’s hair bands. Heck even Metallica is on the edge. Depends on early or later Metallica. Honestly I like there later stuff better then there earlier stuff.

Some of my favorite songs were Kix - blow my fuse Motley Crue - 10 seconds to love Cinderella - nobody’s fool Slaughter - up all night Lita Ford / Ozzy - close my eyes forever

The list can go on and on...

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
Pantera?? Look, we have to stop naming bands with members having long hair. Though, didn't Phil Anselmo sing in a hair band prior to?

Agreed, Joey. I saw Def Leppard before Steve died. Great experience and one of the most underrated guitar duos in my estimation - album sales notwithstanding.

From: Salagi
28-Dec-17
Alice Cooper Cheap Trick Those are courtesy of my wife. I mentioned a couple and she indignantly informed me they weren't hair bands, just rock. I was more of a old country fan even as a young man in the 80's. ;)

From: Rhody
28-Dec-17

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Nina Hagen(not of 99 Luft Balloons) opera gone punk. David Bowie found her. One of the unique voices of punk/pop rock.

From: Michael
28-Dec-17
Wow the good old days. Growing hair out like all the rockstars. Wearing Levi’s 501 button fly jeans. We were cool as cool could be.

We all wanted to be the next star. Most my friends tried playing guitar. Me though I was into the drums. I wanted to be the next Tommy Lee or Rick Allen.

My hockey coach never did care but my football coach sure did hate the long hair. Haha

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
This has turned into a hard hitting thread.

Michael, we are opposite with regard to Metallica. Give me Kill em All, Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning and Justice and you can have the rest. The Black Album is good but not what I cut my teeth on....

Regardless of this minor disagreement, I am impressed with your 80s hair band fandom. Owl, At least GWAR has not been mentioned. They probably had long hair under their masks you know. :)

From: slade
28-Dec-17
Come on now, Alice Cooper? He was playing and popular in the early seventies.

Huey Lewis and the News? Great band, but not a hair band.

From: slade
28-Dec-17
XYZ

From: Chuckster
28-Dec-17
WOW!! XYZ? Forgot all about those guys.. Anybody get their "hair band" fix on house of hair with Dee Snyder on Saturdays? He plays some pretty obscure bands.

From: Michael
28-Dec-17
Bowfreak, thank you most my friends felt the same way you do. I don’t know why but I never cared for there older stuff. I think Enter Sandman was the first song I really liked.

I never really liked any of the heavy metal. Pantera, Megadeth, Rollins Band (Henry Rollins) etc.

From: Franzen
28-Dec-17
Fair enough. When I saw the likes of Metallica mentioned, I just threw Pantera out there. Agreed that several aren't really what I would consider 80s hair bands.

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Vixen and Nina Hagen!

From: HDE
28-Dec-17
"Huey Lewis and the News? Great band, but not a hair band."

No, just throwing it out there. One of those that defined the 80's though.

From: nowheels
28-Dec-17
House of Hair is a great show.

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
XYZ...LOL! Good one!

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
Does Grim Reaper count?

From: foxbo
28-Dec-17
Ten Years After. One of the best rock albums of all time is Ten Years After, Rock and Roll Music To the World. Check it out. They were at Woodstock.

28-Dec-17
I don't think Slayer or Anthrax have been mentioned...

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Woodstock was in the 80's?

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
"Come on now, Alice Cooper? He was playing and popular in the early seventies."

I agree, slade. Not the "hair metal" sub-genre. But neither are many of the others. I am just interested in keeping this thread going. :) Besides, Kip Winger played bass for Alice and Alice DID get a little "light" in the 80s. See "Poison."

From: HDE
28-Dec-17
What about David Lee Roth Band...?

From: Heat
28-Dec-17
I didn't see anyone put Loudness on the list, or Stryper. Loudness' guitar player is bad to the bone.

First rock show was David Lee Roth with Cinderella opening in like 1987 or so. Steve Vai about blew my ear drums out!

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
"and Neil's refusal to tour" Neil lost his wife and daughter, the first time he quit touring. I believe now he has health issues, he can't play well anymore. Good reasons to "refuse to tour." Now I am a huge Rush fan, but they put out some cheesy albums in the 80's which qualifies them as a hair band. Anything after Moving Pictures (except Exit Stage Left, which was their second live album) sucked. Their 90's music sucked also, "Here we go vertigo" what the hell was that? That song belongs on a Styx album right after Mr. Roboto. Not sure Styx was mentioned yet either, I am a huge early Styx fan.

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Hmmm the 80's, does Boy George/Culture Club qualify as a "hair band"? ;^)

From: Rocky
28-Dec-17
foxbo, Yes they were at Woodstock with the fastest fingers in the West, Alvin Lee, lead singer and guitar. They tore it up but unfortunately they just about peaked there just like Country Joe. The big winners Santana, Joe Cocker, Johnny Winter. There was only about 25% of the people left in the bowl if that when Hendrix took the stage. The Dead were..well...literally dead and The Who should have been. Three day pass was 18.00. ;-) I still have the leaflet from Woodstock framed. What most people do not know is that 3 weeks previous to Woodstock was the Atlantic City Pop Festival whose lineup rivaled Woodstock and drew nearly100,000 people to the racetrack. Man what a time it was back then.......I can't believe it sometimes. Three day Pass... 15.00.... and you had to pay unlike further north.

The Rock

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Roll With the Changes just came on the radio, right on time!

From: Hunting5555
28-Dec-17
REO play our high school prom back in the late sixties before they made it big. Saw them open for Def Leppard last year. Great show.

I didn't see anyone mention Foreigner. I believe Joan Jett would qualify.... Aerosmith came back strong in the late 80's. Most others have been mentioned.

From: Owl
28-Dec-17
PECO, I know about Neil's family and his year long catharsis on his motorcycle. Didn't know he was in poor health, though. He was never comfortable with people or the fame from what I heard.

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
I saw a concert that was Pat Benatar, REO Speedwagon, and Fleetwood Mac. Pat put on a great show, REO was the highlight. Fleetwood Mac, very, very disappointed. They played well, but neither Stevie Nicks nor Christie McVie was with them for the show.

From: Bowfreak
28-Dec-17
Slayer and Anthrax? How dare you!

From: HDE
28-Dec-17
All of these bands listed at the time were "all the same" and not until later were they classed as they are. Moms and Dads knew MTV would be the undoing of us all.

We all wore 501 button fly jeans, high tops with the laces undone and the tongues pulled up with pants tucked in, and some had parachute pants with bandanas tied around your ankle, above the calf, or just above the knee. Some had hairdos like Van Halen and some like Bon Jovi. Blockbuster movies were things like 'The Karate Kid', 'Top Gun' and the sort and "think McFly, think" became a coined phrase.

At least that's how I remember it, 30 some odd years ago...

From: foxbo
28-Dec-17
Ten Years After Rock and Roll Music to the World was the very first 8 track I ever purchased, back in December of 1972. It is still the best rock album I've ever listened to. Alvin Lee may not have been an "eighties hair band", but he was rocking well past that time frame. There is nothing close that sounds as good. If you don't believe me, check them out. If you've never heard that album, you need to.

From: Michael
28-Dec-17
“We all wore 501 button fly jeans, high tops with the laces undone and the tongues pulled up with pants tucked in, and some had parachute pants with bandanas tied around your ankle, above the calf, or just above the knee. Some had hairdos like Van Halen and some like Bon Jovi. Blockbuster movies were things like 'The Karate Kid', 'Top Gun' and the sort and "think McFly, think" became a coined phrase.”

I resemble that. I sure do miss it.

Urgent and jukebox hero from Foreigner are still some of my all time favorite songs.

Some of these groups mentioned would fall under classic rock I believe.

From: HDE
28-Dec-17
Yep, a lot of it is classic rock today. The 80's was a great time to be a teen/young adult.

From: Solo
28-Dec-17
Since we've evaded the 80's, here's one from 1974.... "Bridge Of Sighs" by Robin Trower... (Full Album). For some reason Trower didn't amass a great deal of fan fare, but I think every song on this entire album should've been a 'hit'.....

Track List:

  1. Day Of The Eagle – 5:04
  2. Bridge Of Sighs – 5:05
  3. In This Place – 4:28
  4. The Fool And Me – 3:57
  5. Too Rolling Stoned – 7:29
  6. About To Begin – 3:43
  7. Lady Love – 3:21
  8. Little Bit Of Sympathy – 4:20

From: Bowbender
28-Dec-17
Since this thread has morphed....thought I'd share this early version of "In The End" by Rush. It's off their 5th Order of Angels album. This was always one of my favorite Rush songs, but this version blew me away.

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Since we are all over the map, did anyone mention Peter Frampton? Talk about big hair!

From: wooddamon1
28-Dec-17
Ah, the good old days. Faster Pussycat. I'm more of a metal guy myself. Metal Church. I'm half deaf from all the concerts and gunshots in my younger days back then. Anyone remember when Ronnie James Dio sang on a Sabbath album? Not too bad. Paranoid with Ozzie on one side and Heaven Or Hell with Dio on the other. Cassette of course, cutting edge tech, lol.

From: Rocky
28-Dec-17
Cassette? Try 8 track with the group Blue Cheer the originators of heavy metal before heavy metal was a dream putting the hatchet to Out of Focus and Summertime Blues. The good old days is right. All metal that followed played off of these head banger's at the time. Little known to many who followed rock.

Joey, How about the Seventies kings Zeppelin, Deep Purple, Uriah Heep.

The Rock

The Rock

From: PECO
28-Dec-17
Anyone still have a quality turntable and spinning vinyl? Talk about the good old days. I feel deeply for the youngsters who did not experience album art and the warm sound of analog music.

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
Peco, Yep. Kenwood turntable and the vinyl to go with it encompassing the giants The Doors Beatles, Stones. On Sgt Peppers Cover right there in really small type almost hidden is "Welcome the Rolling Stones" if you look for it. The Rock

From: Jim Moore
29-Dec-17
8 Track tapes. Always handy to have a pack of matches around. Careful application would keep your Aerosmith from double trackin'.

Ole Nugent had him some hair back in the day. Saw him in Reno back in 79 or 80. Crazy sumbitch.

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-17
Ah yes, the 70s. THE vinyl frontier. :-)

When rock and roll was GREAT! My first ticket concert. Led Zeppelin in ‘74. Stairway was 20 minutes. Jimmy played the double neck. Used a violin bow. What an introduction for a punk kid from the heart of Dixie. :-)

Got hooked on humble pie, faces, Uriah, purple, The Who, et al. Some great ones from Florida. Outlaws, hatchet, .38, petty, swampers..... Muscle Shoals had some big names pass through.

And disco. Tony Manero wasn’t the only one that could dance. Or had perfect hair, I tell ya! :-)

29-Dec-17
Europe

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
How can we ever forget Pink Floyd, Queen, with the best vocals and front man that ever lived Freddie Mercury and Brian May on strings, Skynrd, speaking of "swampers" with Ronnie Van Zant. I have to say that Deep Purple was the most talented overall on the circuit employing the greatest and simplest riff of all time in Smoke on the Water. When If I felt a little "pop" I would delve into the Ramone's. Main steam popular I know but I just couldn't take the Eagles.

The Rock

From: Bowbender
29-Dec-17
"I just couldn't take the Eagles."

Blasphemer!!! Heretic!!!

From: PECO
29-Dec-17
You can check out any time you like..... but you can never leave.....

From: slade
29-Dec-17

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-17

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My old buddy and his wife celebrated with Don on his 70th birthday.

We got to meet Henley, Frey, and Felder on seven bridges road back in ‘79 when they passed through town on their Hotel California tour. I especially liked Felder. We all had lots more hair back then. :-)

He taught guitar before the eagles and actually taught Tom petty some in Jacksonville Florida.

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
Bowbender, Different wine for different tastes. ;-) If the Eagles came on someone would always say...not again..... not everybody... but some of us including me. ;-) They were immensely popular like I said but we did not want to be our fathers, until later on when it was unavoidable. :-) I was just thinking about the 80's again and speaking of blasphemy nobody mentioned Robert Palmer, who unlike the corny Eagles (to us anyway but we where pretty much late 60's leftovers) in Hotel California, Palmer was the coolest performer of the time, and wrote the greatest one line in rock in Simply Irresistible..... " "She's so fine there's no telling where the money went"...back to the early mid- seventies....who could forget T.Rex and Bolan. They were the height of our ACID ingested period. Whew......

From: OkieJ
29-Dec-17
Bob Seger and the Silverbullet Band.

Yes I know he started in the70's

From: Michael
29-Dec-17
Rocky that song is a good one. I sure wish I could post YouTube videos on here. I always liked that video.

Speaking of the 80’s. Back then mtv was cool. Now days you get to watch teen mom all day. Lol

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-17
Palmer....T-Rex......Power Station...bang a gong. :-)

Speaking of Power Station and Palmer, I’m glad they didn’t stay together too long. Because I LOVE Duran Duran. They are soooooooooo good lookin. :-) seriously though, I do like their music.

From: Salagi
29-Dec-17
"Anyone still have a quality turntable and spinning vinyl?"

Yep, my good turntable from 35 years ago bit the dust last summer. My youngest daughter (she's 25), said no problem, I have an extra you can borrow. I noticed when I was over at her house last week, she had a couple of dozen albums that actually belong to me or my wife. Maybe I should say "belonged", as I got dirty looks and what sounded like a growl when I got too close to them. ;)

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
Salagi.....your daughter obviously recognizes musical talent and composition. Michael, Robert Palmer's Doctor Doctor 1979 release was about as beat as it gets. If that didn't get you movin you were either comatose from whatever or dead. Addicted to Love and I Didn't Mean to Turn You On sent the girls sky diving with his super sharp tailored suits and clean classy good looks. Rock Star..Period. Okiej.....always loved Seger Ballads and that raspy voice....another Star. Joey, You are right. Duran Duran was killer as was Steely Dan and Power Station never would have been if Duran don't go underground for a spell. I must mention Starships lead singer Marty Balin when he was with them and went solo with Hearts. When I wanted to get tight with my honey and then my bride I would always turn to Balin. Unique set of pipes. Man have I lived.

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-17
WRT Starship, Rocky, I always felt Mickey Thomas was the better voice. They put some cheese out during his tenure like “we built this city” but “Find you way back” and especially “Jane” was some asphalt kicking(as the DJs used to say) rock and roll.

From: Michael
29-Dec-17
Rocky I was in Second grade in 79. I had all the girls looking because I was always Luke Skywalker on the playground. The good old days. I still remember voting for Reagan in the mock election we had in school. I am trying to remember the music my parents had. I still remember the stereo they had and all the 8 track tapes. I know they had Blondie, Grass Roots, Linda Ronstad...... My uncle had one of the first vhs players sometime around then. That thing was as big as a suitcase. Lol

From: DL
29-Dec-17
Any of you remember the Movie Crossroad??

https://www.facebook.com/DoctorFeelGoodMzHyde/videos/1020288854780445/

From: Heat
29-Dec-17
Scorpions with Uli Jon Roth is where its at! Tokyo Tapes is one of my favorite live albums ever.

From: PECO
29-Dec-17
Has anyone mentioned Ann and Nancy Wilson?

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
Joey, Jane was bad a$$ rock with Craig Chaquico's solo cutting a long swath. Balin with Miracles, With your Love, Count on Me and Runaway, although more POP, cut me to the quick when I wasn't in a rockin mood which was very rare but sometimes emotions get in the way. You know your music man. Michael, ......2nd grade. You missed the show but not the entire show.:-) Heat...Scorpions didn't get much airplay drowned out by Sabbath, Judas Priest and their like in the early years. Later I was out of heavy metal altogether, always that hidden southern rock in my heart.

DL, No I do not but I will. Bet your a$$ on that. ;-) PECO, I wasn't a Heart fan although they had some good releases. How in the hell did I not mention and forget Frank Zappa one of the best musicians ever to pick up an axe? I apologize.

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-17
Rocky, in the late 70s I won a Jefferson Airplane “picture disc” from a local radio station with those songs. Picture disc was a unique vinyl album. In this case, had a picture of the group on it. There are some info on if in the web. It was Jefferson Airplane Gold. Pretty cool.

And yea, I always felt Graig was very underrated and not mentioned as often as he should’ve been. He and Neal Schon have some great guitar instrumental stuff out there on YouTube. Both are great guitarists.

From: peterk1234
29-Dec-17
Billy Idol

From: peterk1234
29-Dec-17
Not my kind of music but....Duran Duran...major hair, but kind of a one shot wonder.

From: Outside
29-Dec-17
Someone mentioned Pantera...they were a hair band when they started out...look up their albums prior to cowboys from hell. It’s funny too see them like that. Phil arrived and DImebag really came into his own...they went to the metal side!!!

From: DL
29-Dec-17

DL's Link
Sorry here’s the crossroads link.

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
peterk, 100M records sold...21 Billboard Top 100..14 singles in the top 10....A star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame...... I don't think that is a one hit wonder qualification.

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
29-Dec-17
And lots of that was before warren cuccurullo joined. :-)

Rocky, ever seen warren do ordinary world instrumental? Check it out sometime on YouTube. It’s awesome.

From: Rocky
29-Dec-17
No Joe but I will.

The Rock

From: Solo
29-Dec-17
Joey, that's such a cool story about meeting those members of the Eagles. Reading your posts often makes me wanna move back down south and cruise places like the seven bridges road and a buncha others in the old Florida backwoods that frequently haunt my memories. But every time I go back to visit I find how much it's grown up and/or somehow changed for the worse.

I'm saddened to say that the old saying "you can never go home" rings loud & true to me.

From: Joey Ward
30-Dec-17
Solo, there’ always gonna be change. Some for the better, some for the worse. Ya just gotta Roll with the changes. :-)

But yeah, I’ve been lucky and got to meet a variety of great musicians from the past. Hope to meet more. :-)

One if the bad changes is that many of the local venues that hosted bans before they made it big are gone. Seems that because the interest in playing and loss of venues in the larger cities around here and along the Florida pan handle may be long gone. I hope someday they come back. :-)

But some examples.......I got see bands like the black Crowe’s, blue oyster cult, brother Cain, mothers finest, the commodores, rem, driving and cryin, Styx, and some a few other local piano bar players that went on to be session musicians and backup singers and song writers around the Nashville area. Great fun and experiences.

Tommy Shaw was a couple years ahead of me in school but I got to hang around with his first band. Harvest. They played at al local schools for dances and such. And through him I got to meet some other bands musicians like jack blades and Brad Gillis of night ranger. And Damon Johnson of Brother Cain.

Anyway, yes it seems, you can’t “go back home”. :-)

To good memories. Cheers!

From: Rhody
30-Dec-17
Marly brought in to the mix ska-bands.

From: Rocky
30-Dec-17
Rhody,

..as I mellowed I they filled a void in a 180 to rock but always returned to Santana who provided the feel of rock with smooth edges like ska.

The Rock

From: JL
30-Dec-17
Surprised no mentioned the Stray Cats. Good rockabilly and cool hair right there.

From: PECO
30-Dec-17
Patty Smyth of the band Scandal, the Warrior song.

From: PECO
31-Dec-17
Oh come on, she was not that bad to end this thread!

From: Rocky
31-Dec-17
PECO, Too short a body of work for me. The quintessential 80's mock group. Trump has been heard humming one of their hits all the time .."Goodbye to You".

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
31-Dec-17
Y’all know she’s married to one of the best tennis players ever? John McEnroe? :-)

From: Rocky
31-Dec-17
I did not know that Joe. I liked McEnroe's game when he played though. Sometimes I wanted to give him a crack. ;-)

The Rock

From: Joey Ward
31-Dec-17
I loved John. Played like me. To win. :-)

Liked Patty more than Tatum. Though Tatum was a bad news bear. And could throw a mean fastball. :-)

From: Brotsky
02-Jan-18
Toto....Kansas...these go together like peas and carrots!

From: Joey Ward
02-Jan-18
Brotsky, saw 'em both in the late 70's. Around the time Boston took off. :-)

Matter of fact, saw Toto at local college campus, gym, in '78/'79. Anyhoo, their bus broke down about 3 blocks from the campus. Myself and couple of friends had just passed them when one of them said they thought that was Toto's tour bus. We whipped back around and pulled in behind to see if we could help. Got to meet the band. Have always liked Steve Lukather since. Nice guys.

From: Tonybear61
02-Jan-18
Damn Yankees, Skid Row, Rainbow

From: Michael
02-Jan-18
Damn Yankees is a tuff call on the 80’s hair band label. They formed the group in 89. They were pretty popular in the 90’s.

I listened to the “Damn Yankees” song over and over during the 92 olympics.

From: PECO
02-Jan-18
I saw the Damn Yankees in Duluth Minnesota in 1991 while in the Coast Guard stationed on the bouy tender USCSC Sundew. They were rowdy! Uncle Ted rocked! Bad Company played after them, they rocked also.

From: PECO
02-Jan-18
double

From: Brotsky
03-Jan-18
Flock of Seagulls

From: South Farm
03-Jan-18
Heart

Asia

Firehouse

From: Michael
03-Jan-18
I listened to Firehouse a lot at the end of the 80’s and early 90’s. Great group.

From: Joey Ward
03-Jan-18
I like their sub samiches. :-)

From: Solo
03-Jan-18
lol.... How about King Crimson? As in, "21st Century Schizoid Man"? ... (Greg Lake, of EL&P, and others, back in the late 60's)

And I have to add this one....just for the sake of ambiance.... ;^)

03-Jan-18
Temple of the Dog

03-Jan-18
Soundgarden

From: Joey Ward
03-Jan-18
But Mike, before that, it was Mother Love Bone and Andy Wood. :-)

Chloe Dancer/Crown of Thorns and Stargazer.

From: Rocky
04-Jan-18
Joey,

..was listening to Sirius radio today what comes on? Steam...Richie DeCarlo...Na.. Na.. Na..hey hey Kiss Him Goodbye. I played it 10 times on youtube. If you didn't know you would bet that this was a black group with his voice. All time great and one hit wonder.

The Rock

04-Jan-18
Just because a band had extravagant hair, doesn't make them a "hair band." Billy Idol was pop-punk. He was not a hair band. He wasn't even a band. Sound Garden was not a hair band. Flock of Seagalls was not a hair band, they played pop music.

Hair bands were bands with huge curly hair that played a heavy distortion-laced guitar rock, usually with a lead and rhythm guitar and sometimes a keyboard, that sang their lyrics loudly and passionately, usually to the point of corniness and usually at high pitches.

Bands like Poison, Warrant, and White Snake are prime examples.

From: Joey Ward
04-Jan-18
Rocky, the most played song in sports. Right in front of we are the champions by queen. :-)

And yea, idyll, I always associated hair bands with those groups that plastered their ads all up and down the sunset. Lived in a one room apt and spent all their money on hairspray and makeup. And lived off the chicks paying for pizza and alcohol. :-)

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