80's Metal: Classic Or Dud?

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I say a resounding CLASSIC!!!
Think about it. Motley Crue, Whitesnake ,Guns N Roses ,Poison, Warrant,Winger, Love/Hate,Skid Row, Cinderella, Faster Pussycat(the most underrated band of all time), Tesla, Firehouse and so much more! Great classic bands. Who were REAl men. Knew how to party hard ™
They took drugs,shagged audience members had hundreds of groupies.They acted like how bands should.
The fans, especially the ladies could dress up and look like proper chicks. Instead of that darned grunge where it made everyone dress like a dyke. Girls should be allowed to make upa nd look feminine if they want. Sadly Nirvana/Pearl Jam /Grunge killed off the most exciting scene in the 80s.
Sadly the particular success of Pearl Jam killed off Glam Metal.
Leading to the whining , depressing state of 'rock' called Nu Metal as it is now.

Oh how i wish for the halycon days of 80s metal. The audience is out there. But not on VH1. Did you see how excited the kids were on MTV Awards last night when Axl Rose belted out the finest rock songs of our generations.
The boys are back in town!
Lets hope more bands find the hairspray,the make up and amps turned up to 11! and show that metal is the most dangerous form of music alive. By being 'pop metal' it can subvert the kidz.
Welcome back Axl.

Jonathan, Friday, 30 August 2002 12:55 (nineteen years ago) link

Guns N Roses, Motley Crue etc may still be going....but then again so are Gerry & The Pacemakers..... Chicken in the basket 80s metal means nothing to the kids of today.
About as relevant as Ki$$ or ZZ Top or Hanoi Rocks or Alice Cooper (and nowhere near as good)
All those bands you mentioned removed PUNK ROCK from the music. NY Dolls,Aerosmith,Hanoi Rocks knew about attitude and punk rock. Sadly the airbrushed,turgid mtv hair metal bands didnt.

Ben, Friday, 30 August 2002 13:13 (nineteen years ago) link

punk was the worst thing to happen to the music industry. Look at it now. dreadful skate punk or ska punk. At least ska punkers have fun. just a pity the music is so shit.
If the industry realised that theres good party metal bands out there then the kids would buy that instead. Proper music.
At least back then there was guitarists who werent ashamed to be good!
Its time rock went back to state of the art modern production like they did in the 80s. Its the only way to get new sounds.
I hope we get a new wave of glam bands and the older ones make as succesful a comeback as G N R.

jonathan, Friday, 30 August 2002 13:23 (nineteen years ago) link

"The fans, especially the ladies could dress up and look like proper chicks. Instead of that darned grunge where it made everyone dress like a dyke. Girls should be allowed to make up and look feminine if they want."

How civilised of you. Do you wish a return to the dark ages too?

wilma, Friday, 30 August 2002 13:39 (nineteen years ago) link

Sorry, but I was a teenager when it was at its height & have bad memories. It seemed to lack any subtlety, whereas some great things came out of punk - the independent thing for one, which spawned new interest in virtually every other form of music at a time when major labels would only sign rock bands (alongside the ubiquitous manufactured stuff).

Jez, Friday, 30 August 2002 13:41 (nineteen years ago) link

I WUB ILM!!!!

jess (dubplatestyle), Friday, 30 August 2002 13:51 (nineteen years ago) link

The music you speak of was what the industry served the masses to keep them away from the good music of the 80s. It was obedience training for the slavish 90s.

Bands like Slayer were contemporaries of the crap acts you named!

"Real men" eat shit! Viva Turbonegro!

matt riedl (veal), Friday, 30 August 2002 13:52 (nineteen years ago) link

80s metal: Slayer, Kreator, Destruction, Napalm Death, Morbid Angel, Death, Possessed, Bathory, Terrorizer, Hellhammer, Venom, Sodom, Dark Angel: CLASSIC!!! Together with Detroit techno the best thing that happened to music in that decade. The downside is that for the last five, six years or so, literally *every* new metal band is playing 80s retro thrashriffs.

80s sleaze/rock'n'roll/hair/glamrock: Motley Crue, Bon Jovi, Def Leppard, Warrant, Ratt, Pantera, Guns 'n Roses, Twisted Sister: DUD!!!! Gimmicky 70s rock 'n roll which traumatized a generation. Red spandex, poodle hair and pink makeup. A Ziggy Stardust nightmare. I've-got-clamps-on-my-testicles vocals, endless guitar masturbation and sloppy AC/DC ripoff rhythms. DIE DIE DIE!!!!!

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Friday, 30 August 2002 13:56 (nineteen years ago) link

Saxon = ace
Everything else = rubbish

I mean, the singer was called Biff!

Microkomputer (Microkomputer), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:02 (nineteen years ago) link

Kreator, Destruction

When I looked at this I thought it said Kitchens of Distinction, and then I read it as Kreators of Destruction.

Kreators of Destruction would be the best band name ever of all time.

Andy K (Andy K), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:06 (nineteen years ago) link

What about Nelson? they had great hair! The best thing about the 80s metal/glam bands was they looked good. Image is sometimes secondary to the music. Lets face it MC5,Stooges,Velvet Underground,Bowie had great images but the music wasnt that good.

brenda, Friday, 30 August 2002 14:14 (nineteen years ago) link

"Everyone knows that Heavy Metal is the most conservative of all the loud rock music. No gym teacher could ever get that many people to dress alike!"

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:19 (nineteen years ago) link

The fans, especially the ladies could dress up and look like proper chicks.

Weird, most of the female metal fans that I knew in the eighties wore T-shirts and blue jeans everyday.

Oh, and Cinderella were Classic, but mostly in their later, bluesier period. Ratt were Classic because they blessed us with "Round And Round." Guns And Roses were Classic because they fooled everyone into believing that they were Classic. All of the others that you mentioned are Duds.

Then again, my idea of a real man is Tom Verlaine or Kurt Cobain, so what do I know?

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:24 (nineteen years ago) link

The best thing about the 80s metal/glam bands was they looked good
But their music sucked? Agreed?

And they're total fucking dumbasses.

And the metal ballad - my god, the pinnacle of shit. Fuckin hacks, all.

dave (Dave225), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:33 (nineteen years ago) link

.. And Spinal Tap proved that anyone with a guitar can make a heavy metal record.

dave (Dave225), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:34 (nineteen years ago) link

The fans, especially the ladies could dress up and look like proper chicks.
I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned that this unfortunately-formed sentence actually captures one of 80's metal's key appeals: the guys could dress up and look like proper chicks too, just like the guys in the bands!

http://www.geocities.com/SoHo/Studios/2786/poison1.jpg

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drc400/c471/c47120fa169.jpg

Sean Carruthers (SeanC), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:35 (nineteen years ago) link

Kreator, Destruction
When I looked at this I thought it said Kitchens of Distinction, and then I read it as Kreators of Destruction.

Kreators of Destruction would be the best band name ever of all time.


Kitchens Of Destruktion would be even better surely?

Ian, Friday, 30 August 2002 14:37 (nineteen years ago) link

It was all great!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:39 (nineteen years ago) link

hey how about showing more pics of badly dressed,badly hairstyled 80s metal bands?
Who can come up with the worst(best?) pic?

Ian, Friday, 30 August 2002 14:40 (nineteen years ago) link

'dress up and look like proper chicks' -> obviously you were marking out to the christina aguilera & britney spears outfits from last night. hey wait wasn't britney's outfit worn by motley crue's backup singers on the dr feelgood tour?

and i wore black jeans, not blue, most days.

anyway.

on the headbangers' ball tip:

classic: love/hate, la guns, tesla, faster pussycat pre-industrialization, cinderella, 'someone like you' by bang tango, the day i cut school to be in the crowd for a trixter video, 'thc groove' by the bulletboys, electric angels, 'i do u' by kingofthehill, 'all lips 'n hips' by electric boys, enuff z'nuff (even though they were hardly metal, but eh), spread eagle, dangerous toys, 'seventeen' by winger, the second skid row album, warrior soul, 'stranger than paradise' by sleeze beez, 'down boys' by warrant, metal-sludge.com.

dud: most of the ballads (excepting 'don't know what you got ('til it's gone),' 'the ballad of jayne,' ), hericane alice, those cleopatra vocalists-meet-industrial-dudes tribute comps, tora tora, that whole jackyl-lumberjack thing, any band with a keyboard player except those listed under 'classic.'

maura (maura), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:46 (nineteen years ago) link

Whats wrong with 80s pop metal?
If we're gonna have metal i'd rather have it POP than noisy crap like Sepultura,Slayer,Slipknot or indulgent arty metal bores like QOTSA, Tool,Kyuss.

As for "The music you speak of was what the industry served the masses to keep them away from the good music of the 80s. It was obedience training for the slavish 90s."

Give me cinderella,twisted sister,G N R , Ratt,Dokken, Scorpions, Motley Crue,Poison,Warrant and their pop metal musings ahead of overrated media darlings like Husker Du,Pixies,Smiths,Wedding Present,MBV, Primal Scream ANY day.

brad, Friday, 30 August 2002 14:50 (nineteen years ago) link

sorry, but qotsa != boring.

maura (maura), Friday, 30 August 2002 14:52 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm surprised that no one else has mentioned that this unfortunately-formed sentence actually captures one of 80's metal's key appeals: the guys could dress up and look like proper chicks too, just like the guys in the bands!

Anyone else remember John Mendelsson's explaination for this? He said that they dressed that way so that groupies would know how they should be dressed when they went backstage.

Maura: I saw black jeans occasionally, too. I should have just said jeans.

Also, I thought that Jackyl was an nineties band. They're classic, too: any metal band that has the sense of humor to put a chainsaw on one of their records is a classic in my book.


Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Friday, 30 August 2002 15:31 (nineteen years ago) link

I'm still not sure how you can go this many posts about 80s metal without mentioning either Iron Maiden, Judas Priest, Metallica or Megadeth.

Those hairspray bands sucked. Freakin' Dio or Accept was a whole lot better than any of those bands.

I am so glad SST used to run those ads in Hit Parader.

earlnash, Friday, 30 August 2002 15:32 (nineteen years ago) link

isn't megadeth sort of assumed knowledge though? it's sort of like why i didn't mention guns n roses -- 'yeah yeah, we know.' i wonder if dave mustaine wrangled a deal so he could collect royalties off mtv news' use of the 'peace sells' bass riff in their 'you hear it ... first' bits.

maura (maura), Friday, 30 August 2002 15:36 (nineteen years ago) link

At least around the thugs I grew up with, if you liked Megadeth, you shure as hell didn't like Winger or Britany Fox, that was wussy music.

Looking back, Judas Priest has to be one of the most subversive groups ever. You have definitely got another thing coming.

earlnash, Friday, 30 August 2002 15:42 (nineteen years ago) link

well this is just proof that metal gurls were more enlightened than boyz!!

maura (maura), Friday, 30 August 2002 15:49 (nineteen years ago) link

When dad wouldn't let 13-year-old me buy the Poison album because the guys wore so much makeup, I knew I was onto something. "I Want Action" is a lost Ramones song.

http://image.allmusic.com/00/amg/cov200/drd900/d933/d93311eg41h.jpg

I quickly moved on to the Cure (love those eyeliner boys) after a brief stop in Anthraxville, and yes, it was way too much at a time, but there's some great stuff there to be rediscovered.

teeny (teeny), Friday, 30 August 2002 15:52 (nineteen years ago) link

I'll give you that... The only thing your average 80s Megadeth fan "enlightened" was a bong.

earlnash, Friday, 30 August 2002 15:55 (nineteen years ago) link

The US Poison: terrible.
The German Poison: great.

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Friday, 30 August 2002 17:23 (nineteen years ago) link

gwar to thread

chaki (chaki), Friday, 30 August 2002 19:10 (nineteen years ago) link


http://www.kuci.org/~brianm/ile/covers/pbfloyd.jpg

BEST


ALBUM


EVER


donut bitch (donut), Friday, 30 August 2002 20:02 (nineteen years ago) link

...if only for the cover.

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Friday, 30 August 2002 20:16 (nineteen years ago) link

earlnash: I agree, Judas Priest and Metallica were wonderful. But every one of the bands that Jonathan mentioned were hair metal bands, so I figured that he wanted to talk about that particular subgenre of metal.

Subject for discussion: The eighties were the decade in which hard rock/heavy metal replaced pop as the mainstream of rock music. Or should I say the nineties?

Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Friday, 30 August 2002 20:27 (nineteen years ago) link

I cant believe anyone would listen to hair metal. Pop and metal shouldnt mix. If anyone grew up in that decade then they would know how bad that music was.
It was metal for people who didnt like metal. I remeber at high school some people liked those bands and they always said to others"Its not heavy metal,its more soft rock" as if it justified it all!
Those who listened to it were the ones who believed rock was proper music and pop wasnt. Yet they were listening to the most mainstream chart orientated music at that time.

tim1, Friday, 30 August 2002 23:09 (nineteen years ago) link

tim/jonathan/ben/wilma/brenda/ian/brad, explain to me the appeal of making up dozens of different "characters" to post when you all talk in EXACTLY the same way, and then doing the same thing over and over again on different threads, based round TOTALLY LAME ARGUMENTS!!

mark s (mark s), Friday, 30 August 2002 23:18 (nineteen years ago) link

OK, a hurt Baron Smedley just emailed to assure me that he and his pals are all different people with different opinions and styles, but they all share the same Broadband. So cool and fair enough and sorry for being as bit mean and gruff there. But don't just hang a round in a bunch talking to each other!! It's a party!! Mingle!!

mark s (mark s), Saturday, 31 August 2002 07:52 (nineteen years ago) link

Much of it was enjoyable but I don't know that it was a lot better than any other period of rock music. It wasn't exactly a creative high point, you know? We just like it more because we grew up on it. Most of the 70s movements that preceded it were probably more substantial but it might have been as good as grunge. It didn't produce many great albums. (I'm curious how many of its advocates here listen to Pride or Open Up And Say Ahhh. . . or the first Skid Row album on a regular basis.) Contemporary modern rock radio probably has more interesting music to offer in all honesty. Much more variety, more efforts at hybridizing different genres including the incorporation of non-rock elements. I'm not really sure that classic rock radio has improved since it started playing Def Leppard more than Deep Purple.

sundar subramanian, Saturday, 31 August 2002 10:06 (nineteen years ago) link

80s metal worries me, mainly because it's become too enshrined with smug, self-satisfied, Top Shop irony in the past few years. "Hey, Tara, Krispin, Emily, let's go listen to some Poison records!" "Smashing idea Tarquin, I can wear my stupid fucking poncey ironic Iron Madien top whilst we're doing it"

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 31 August 2002 10:24 (nineteen years ago) link

that's a bullshit reason for actually disliking the stuff itself, though, dom: they're embarrassed to admit they actually quite like something they nevertheless consider a bit naff, you're hostile to it because of the naffness of the people currently saying they like it, what's the difference here?

mark s (mark s), Saturday, 31 August 2002 10:38 (nineteen years ago) link

No, I don't judge the music on that... well, in a way I do. It makes me feel uncomfortable to listen to it because of all the baggage that goes with it. (I actually really do like early GnR, and someone mentioned Anthrax at the thread's top, who were quality). However, I can't call myself a "fan" of it, not only because most of it fails to appeal to me (on the whole, I don't like guitar driven music that much), but, secondly, it makes me feel like the consensus view on this is that it's great to like, as long as you don't really like it, which is a view I'm fucked if I'm subscribing to. It's exactly the same way that student cheese parties have made me slowly despise "Build Me Up Buttercup", which I used to love before university. Maybe I'm wrong, but... it makes me feel uncomfortable.

Dom Passantino (Dom Passantino), Saturday, 31 August 2002 10:47 (nineteen years ago) link

Siegbran: Tell me more about the German Poison.

80s metal worries me, mainly because it's become too enshrined with smug, self-satisfied, Top Shop irony in the past few years. "Hey, Tara, Krispin, Emily, let's go listen to some Poison records!" "Smashing idea Tarquin, I can wear my stupid fucking poncey ironic Iron Madien top whilst we're doing it"

Most of the people that I know that like 80s hair metal like it for nostalgic reasons, not ironic ones.


Christine "Green Leafy Dragon" Indigo (cindigo), Saturday, 31 August 2002 11:41 (nineteen years ago) link

The German Poison played excellent thrash/proto-black metal (like "In The Sign Of Evil"-era Sodom) and became quite a cult band with their demos. The resulting album's good too. The band is long dead, although some members started a new band with the very silly name of "RU Dead?". Never heard any recordings of that band though.

From the BM list:

Poison: Germany 1982-1987
# Right, not *that* Poison
Sons of Evil/demo/1984
Black Angel/demo/1984
# A promo
Bestial Death/demo/1985
Awakening of the Dead/demo/1986
Live Terror/demo/1986
Into The Abyss/1986 [Music Collection/?]
# Re-released on CD in 1993. This is not an EP although there are only
# four tracks

I'm still searching for the CD rerelease of the debut, so if anyone has it....

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Sunday, 1 September 2002 10:58 (nineteen years ago) link

hey someone posted about pretty boy floyd in this thread -- that'll show me not to click back after i've said something.

going through my mp3s, and my filepile list, made me realize just how much of a classic love/hate is. their first two album are great, if you can get a hold of them.

maura (maura), Wednesday, 11 September 2002 01:34 (nineteen years ago) link

Shouldn't this be a "Search & Destroy"?

Classic: Guns 'N' Roses (duh), Megadeath (more Punk than Metal), "Pour Some Sugar On Me" (more Pop than Metal), "Ace Of Spades", Ozzy, "Back In Black", Basket Full Of Puppies.

Dud: METALLICA (yes, I hated them pre-Napster. Yes, pre-"Load", too.)

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 11 September 2002 13:58 (nineteen years ago) link

Basically, you like metal as long as it sounds like rock, pop or punk?

Siegbran Hetteson (eofor), Wednesday, 11 September 2002 18:55 (nineteen years ago) link

six months pass...
i bought "DRFSR" by warrant yesterday, i think i'd forgotten just how great warrant are. i listened to it in the bath with my bottle of champagne. i really love songs about getting with country girls.

di smith (lucylurex), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:40 (eighteen years ago) link

my top five men i wanted to marry in the late 80s: 1) CC DeVille
2)Rikki Rockett
3) Jani Lane
4) Sebastian Bach
5) Joey Tempest.

di smith (lucylurex), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:47 (eighteen years ago) link

80's metal? Well, apart from Shout At the Devil, make mine N.W.O.B.H.M.!

Alex in NYC (vassifer), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:48 (eighteen years ago) link

this "jonathan" character was a joke, yes?

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 19:59 (eighteen years ago) link

"Great classic bands. Who were REAl men. Knew how to party hard ™
They took drugs,shagged audience members had hundreds of groupies.They acted like how bands should.
The fans, especially the ladies could dress up and look like proper chicks. Instead of that darned grunge where it made everyone dress like a dyke...Its time rock went back to state of the art modern production like they did in the 80s. Its the only way to get new sounds."

top class trolling...

weasel diesel (K1l14n), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:02 (eighteen years ago) link

"Everyone knows that Heavy Metal is the most conservative of all the loud rock music. No gym teacher could ever get that many people to dress alike!"

But most metal fans don't dress like that. So you don't know they're metal fans.

Other music have dress codes too.

Punk, Goth, Indie, Rap...

mei (mei), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:16 (eighteen years ago) link

With the exception of Def Leppard's "Pyromania" and "Hysteria" albums, plus Van Halen's "Jump" single: DUD!

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:26 (eighteen years ago) link

erol alkan played 'sweet child o' mine' at the last bugged out! and i have rarely seen a club explode in that way. CLASSIC!

michael wells (michael w.), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 20:48 (eighteen years ago) link

I still have Warrant's "Cherry Pie" on tape. I'm always tempted to buy Winger's greatest hits, I dunno why, as "Miles Away" was their only good song.

jel -- (jel), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 22:15 (eighteen years ago) link

you are all fucking nuts: the best metal ever

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 22:18 (eighteen years ago) link

But Iron Maiden is extremely melodic, Geir!

Siegbran (eofor), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 22:20 (eighteen years ago) link

geir what are your feelings on mutt lange?

jess (dubplatestyle), Tuesday, 11 March 2003 22:21 (eighteen years ago) link

Yeah, Maiden probably had better melodies than Leppard. They were more prog too. You'd probably like them.

sundar subramanian (sundar), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 00:10 (eighteen years ago) link

geir what are your feelings on mutt lange?

As a producer (and that is his job, isn't it), he is really good. Doesn't mean that every single album he has ever produced is great though, because that depends on the songs therein. But I have a lot of respect for Mutt Lange anyway.

Geir Hongro (GeirHong), Wednesday, 12 March 2003 00:15 (eighteen years ago) link

Looking back, all those bands were awful. But they looked so great! I wish they'd been good....

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 14 March 2003 14:02 (eighteen years ago) link

nine months pass...
I just heard Poison's "Nothing But a Good Time" again for the first time since I was...5? and it sounded awesome... really quite fresh, infinitely better than I remembered.

OCP (OCP), Friday, 9 January 2004 12:51 (seventeen years ago) link

I've been listening to the AC/DC back catalog extensively in the last few months, and the more I listen, the less I like the Mutt Lange produced albums.

But 80s metal = still classic. More NWOBHM nostalgia: Angel Witch, Witchfynde, Agent Steel, Cloven Hoof, Razor, Jag Panzer...

Siegbran (eofor), Friday, 9 January 2004 15:43 (seventeen years ago) link

Kreator, Destruction
When I looked at this I thought it said Kitchens of Distinction, and then I read it as Kreators of Destruction.

Kreators of Destruction would be the best band name ever of all time.

-- Andy K (), August 30th, 2002 3:06 PM. (link)

Someone help. I just peed a little bit.

Johnny Fever (johnny fever), Friday, 9 January 2004 15:54 (seventeen years ago) link

CLASSIC!! I listened to Nuclear motherfuckin' Assault today. There's some great pics on their website of the band playing - still just as drunk and crazy as they always were. There's a great one of John Connelly with an empty Budweiser case over his head rockin' out lying on the stage. The next time Slayer does one of their alcohol tours they need to get Nuclear Assault on the bill and I'll follow the tour everywhere and be at every show.

Poison wasn't 80's metal - they were 80's drip.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:20 (seventeen years ago) link

(you guys are so going to love/hate the 1988 cdr "go!" extravaganza)

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:23 (seventeen years ago) link

You better have a Nuclear Assault song on there!!

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:25 (seventeen years ago) link

(there can be if they have anything on iTunes)

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:26 (seventeen years ago) link

(though, ostensibly, Survive is not really a prime moment for them)

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:28 (seventeen years ago) link

Oh, still classic, a staple like pasta.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:29 (seventeen years ago) link

Taking sides: paying for a great metal song on iTunes for a buck vs. paying for a used vinyl copy of a late 80s anonymous Enigma/Metal Blade/Combat/Relativity metal album for a buck or two.

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:30 (seventeen years ago) link

Go one better, make sure it's a CD still packaged in a generic Enigma/Metal Blade longbox.

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:31 (seventeen years ago) link

downloading is sorta anti-metal, I think. It's not the same, just not at all.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:33 (seventeen years ago) link

note: tygers of pang tang aren't that great, hanoi rocks are.

jel -- (jel), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:34 (seventeen years ago) link

Well, if they only showed a skull-shaped progress bar filling up with blood instead of a normal progress bar while downloading metal, then maybe it would be cool, but jel has a point.

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:35 (seventeen years ago) link

Is there a Grim Reaper screensaver?

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:36 (seventeen years ago) link

yeah, jel has a point on the end of SHARP RUSTY METAL BLADE READY TO ROCK YOU TO A MERCILESS JOURNEY OF DESPAIR AND MAYHEM.... *OOOGABOOGAOOOGABOOGA WAAAA-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-A-H YEEEEEAH!*

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:37 (seventeen years ago) link

Though having said that, I did find this great site with hair-metal MP3's!...Must find that link...

jel -- (jel), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:37 (seventeen years ago) link

http://www.sleazeroxx.com/audio.shtml

Wow!

jel -- (jel), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:39 (seventeen years ago) link

Jel, I kiss you... KISS YOU KISS YOU KISS YOU!

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:43 (seventeen years ago) link

MY TONGUE IS LIKE POISON, IT FILLS UP YOUR MOU-OU-OUTHHHHHH

Ned Raggett (Ned), Friday, 9 January 2004 20:44 (seventeen years ago) link

80's speed/thrash/death metal, classic. As for hair/glam metal, don't care for it. It reminds me too much of county fairs, nausea, and babysitters inviting ther boyfriends over and ordering me not to tell my parents. And Freddy fuckng Krueger.

latebloomer (latebloomer), Friday, 9 January 2004 22:32 (seventeen years ago) link

note: tygers of pang tang aren't that great, hanoi rocks are.

Wow, Jel = otm x 1000

Pashmina (Pashmina), Friday, 9 January 2004 22:36 (seventeen years ago) link

Survive is by far my favorite Nuclear Assault album - go figure. The one before it was too hit and miss and they lost some of the hardcore edge on Handle With Care - especially on the Glenn Evans tracks.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Friday, 9 January 2004 22:46 (seventeen years ago) link

Yay! that site had Vain....no one ever remembers them but they had a great, sad, kinda minor key glam metal album in the late 80s called no respect...they split the difference between the first LA Guns record and D.A.D....awesome!

M@tt He1geson (Matt Helgeson), Friday, 9 January 2004 22:50 (seventeen years ago) link

hundreds of streaming 80s Hair/Glam metal videos are available here!
http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/glamdaddy/

Candy, Friday, 9 January 2004 23:08 (seventeen years ago) link

(Well, hopefully Nuclear Assault are iTunes friendly. i'm curious)

donut bitch (donut), Friday, 9 January 2004 23:09 (seventeen years ago) link

Tuff
I Hate Kissing You Goodbye
Poison
Every Rose Has It's Thorn
Poison
Life Goes On
Poison
So Tell Me Why
Poison
Something To Believe In
Poison
Unskinny Bop
The London Quireboys
Hey You
The London Quireboys
I Don't Love You Anymore
Badlands
The Last Time
Barren Cross
Imaginary Music
Bulletboys
Talk To Your Daughter
Alice Cooper
Poison
Cry Wolf
Pretender
Faith No More
Epic
Faster Pussycat
You're So Vain
Faster Pussycat
Nonstop to Nowhere
Def Leppard
Stand Up, Kick Love Into Motion (Uncensored)
Dio
Wild One
Enuff Z'Nuff
Life Is Strange
Enuff Z'Nuff
Wheels
Great White
House Of Broken Love
Lynch Mob
Wicked Sensation
Lynch Mob
River Of Love
Mr. Big
To Be With You
Vince Neil
You're Invited (But Your Friend Can't Come)
Queensryche
Eyes Of A Stranger
Quiet Riot
Cum On Feel The Noize
Ratt
Lovin' You's A Dirty Job
Ratt
Shame Shame Shame
Saigon Kick
Love Is On The Way
Richie Sambora
Ballad Of Youth
Skid Row
Monkey Business
Skid Row
Quicksand Jesus
Skid Row
Wasted Time.
Slaughter
Real Love
Slaughter
The Wild Life
Southgang
Tainted Angel
Southgang
Love Ain't Enough
Southgang
Tug Of War
Chrissy Steele
Love Don't Last Forever
Chrissy Steele
Love You Til It Hurts
Stryper
Always There For You
Stryper
Shining Star
Twisted Sister
I Wanna Rock
Type O Negative
Black No. 1
Vixen
Cryin'
Vixen
Love Made Me
Vixen
How Much Love
Vixen
Love Is A Killer
W.A.S.P.
Arena Of Pleasure
Warrant
Family Picnic
White Lion
Tell Me
Winger
Easy Come Easy Go
all at http://www.angelfire.com/ar2/glamdaddy/

Candy, Friday, 9 January 2004 23:12 (seventeen years ago) link

'Fight To Be Free' and 'Survive' are still some of the most intense metal songs I've ever heard. One of my all-time favorite metal moments is where John Connelly screams "Its time to stand up and make yourself FREEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" on 'Fight To Be Free'

You can probably tell I really love that album. Its an all-time favorite. I hope theyre iTunes friendly too. Whatever that means.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Saturday, 10 January 2004 17:05 (seventeen years ago) link

'Rise From The Ashes' is probably the best song though. I remember listening to that shit so loud and that part where Dan Lilker plays that really fast bassline by himself and they go into that fuckin INSANE fast part - thats just amazing. They were and still are such an underrated band. They are right behind Slayer for me when it comes to just brutal, agressive hardcore metal.

Johnny Badlees (crispssssss), Saturday, 10 January 2004 17:11 (seventeen years ago) link

two months pass...
I just love how that Britny Fox picture appears on every 80s metal thread.

Rock bastard, Saturday, 20 March 2004 04:04 (seventeen years ago) link


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