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Offline Skeever

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Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« on: September 19, 2017, 05:47:30 PM »
I know the genre gets a lot of flack, but I tend to think it's a lot of fun in appropriate measures (like anything else).

Anyway, I think I'd have to go with Ratt. A lot of the other big players of the time came off as just kind of silly, but Ratt seem more like a poppy Judas Priest.

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #1 on: September 19, 2017, 05:48:17 PM »
Check out my tee shirt man  ;D  :metal
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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #2 on: September 19, 2017, 06:19:38 PM »
I am still confused with which bands are under this label. Is Extreme a hair band? If so, then they are my favorite.

If not, I would go with Bon Jovi. They are a hair band, right?

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #3 on: September 19, 2017, 06:26:33 PM »
Definitely not Ratt. They were a flash in the pan. They had one headline arena tour in 1985.


Bon Jovi is the answer, even though while I don't really consider them a hair band, they were responsible for Hair Metal's success.

Other than that, you're looking at Motley Crue and Poison.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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« Reply #4 on: September 19, 2017, 06:30:09 PM »
I can't speak for everyone here, but I think I got a feeling that some people will say Winger around here as the best "hair" band.

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #5 on: September 19, 2017, 06:30:39 PM »
Some people are crazy.
would have thought the same thing but seeing the OP was TAC i immediately thought Maiden or DT related
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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #6 on: September 19, 2017, 06:33:39 PM »
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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #7 on: September 19, 2017, 06:57:56 PM »
I'm thinking White Lion or Ratt .

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #8 on: September 19, 2017, 06:58:42 PM »
Extreme, although they really transcended the hair thing.

Motley Crue were pioneers of the style and probably the best for "pure" hair metal.
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« Reply #9 on: September 19, 2017, 07:06:04 PM »
Extreme, although they really transcended the hair thing.

Motley Crue were pioneers of the style and probably the best for "pure" hair metal.

Extreme with Nuno ( spelling ) , dude could shred . Early MC had some fun tunes actually .

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« Reply #10 on: September 19, 2017, 07:16:24 PM »
Or , if Racer-X can get in on this. Man their cover of " Heart of a Lion " is insane .

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nwVQ7sLmVLI


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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #11 on: September 19, 2017, 07:26:06 PM »
In terms of talent, Winger would probably be it.  However, I think Motley Crue and Poison are the archetypal hair bands.
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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #12 on: September 19, 2017, 08:06:12 PM »
Steel Dragon.
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« Reply #14 on: September 19, 2017, 09:15:52 PM »
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Damn, and I was going to say 'Heart' before that picture showed up

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« Reply #15 on: September 19, 2017, 09:20:42 PM »
Based solely on this pic, I'd say Nitro.

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #16 on: September 19, 2017, 11:00:54 PM »
Winger, cause Tim says so.

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« Reply #17 on: September 19, 2017, 11:24:12 PM »
Steel dragon.
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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #18 on: Today at 12:20:46 AM »
If people consider Van Halen to be a hair band (mainly because every hair band of the 80's tried to rip off Van Halen's music), I'd say Van Halen by far. Though, I wouldn't call VH a hair band, I could see how someone who is uninformed could try to lump them into that category.

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #19 on: Today at 01:08:11 AM »
If Bon Jovi count, then Bon Jovi.

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Re: Who were the best "hair" band? Why?
« Reply #20 on: Today at 02:04:07 AM »
Wasn't the label "hair metal" and not just "hair"? Although most of the bands were rock, maybe hard rock but not really metal.

Van Halen is no hair metal band, they were around long before hair metal became a thing. Extreme is no hair metal band either. Sure they look like it on their first records (and so does even DT), but their music was way different.

For me White Lion, early Bon Jovi, Motley Crue, Cinderella are the best.