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On 3/3/2021 at 9:33 AM, Strawberry said:

Motley Crue, WASP, Guns & Roses, Poison (yes Poison, Every rose has a thorn was a great song) LA Guns, Ratt and Def Leppard all made the glam metal scene rock. 

Good list, what about twisted sister. Surely they belong in this list. Of course thats assuming you like there music. Surely most people quite like we're not going to take it with the funny  video. Or is it just me 🤗

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On 12/15/2014 at 10:17 PM, metallikole1999 said:

Where are the hair band threads at? Just because a lot of people don't like it doesn't mean that everybody doesn't like it. I dont really care if there's a thread about it on here or not, but I figured I post one anyway. What do you guys think of Motley Crue, Tesla, Guns N' Roses, Skid Row, Poison, Cinderella, or other 80s hair bands? Who's your favorite? What are the best glam albums?

Really glad to see a fellow hair metal fan!  I love a few Motley Crue albums:  "Shout at the Devil", "Girls Girls Girls", "Dr. Feelgood".  Tesla's 1986 album "Mechanical Resonance" is one of my favorite albums of all time, although I never got into much of their stuff after that.  Cinderella's "Night Songs" gets heavy play time through my headphones.  I really like a hair metal band called Loudness.  If you haven't heard of them, their album "Thunder in the East" is great from start to finish.  Ratt, Quiet Riot and Dokken are also great hair metal bands.  What are some of your favorites? 

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Reports today suggest the Crue/Leppard tour grossed $175M. I don't know how many shows they did but that kind of money suggest a lot of people are still into hair metal.

I still go back to it occasionally. I have my limitations in that I don't listen to anything after Dr. Feelgood for Motley Crue and nothing after Slave to the Grind for Skid Row for example.

I also drop back on some old Aussie hair metal like Candy Harlots and Cyclone Tracy occasionally just for the fun of it.

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Quite frankly, I always hated hair metal. The bands were so pompous and the musicianship usually stank. The spandex "costumes" they wore were stupid, and their hair was ridiculous. But... recently, like in the past year or so, I've come to listen to it quite a bit. It's fun, energetic music, and a lot harder than the slow beat blues rock that is so popular on rock radio. I started a hair metal radio show late last year after a friend gave me a bunch of his old HM cassette tapes. I mix it with stuff I've always loved from heavier bands like Iron Maiden, Metallica, Saxon, and older pioneer metalers like Black Sabbath. It can be embarrassing to be playing the stuff, but really, after some 40 something years, it's good fun! (even if it's hardly metal at all, lol).

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Fortunately i’m: 1. Young enough to have missed hair metal entirely, letting me go back and cherrypick which bands from the 80s I want to listen to, spoilers none of them are glam, and 2. When I wasn’t knowledgeable enough to find bands on my own, none of my friends or family who liked metal shared anything, which didn’t kick all kinds of ass.

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