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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:09 AM
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Poll question: Best Hair-Band Song!
This is my last for the nite...

Best Hair-Band Song!

Sorry, Guns & Roses, Van Halen, etc. are ineligible. They're a bit more than just hair bands...

Sorry, polls are turned off at Level 3.

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MrSlayer Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:13 AM
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1. Motley was cool in 1982. Looks that Kill.
Crue was cool until they went total poser on "Theatre of Pain".
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:13 AM
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2. Sorry Guns & Roses!
:)
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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:18 AM
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4. Their first couple of records are unbelieveable - still hold up today...
But how the heck did Axl go from this:


To this:



Ecchh.
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freetobegay Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:21 AM
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5. Sweet child of mine
Brings back soooooo many memories!
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chrisesq Donating Member (238 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:26 AM
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6. In my opinion, GnR doesn't really qualify as a hair band
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 05:15 AM by chrisesq
No makeup, the only video that had any poofy hair was "Welcome to the Jungle" and that was probably due to marketing considering the era in which they came into their own.

Axl always had it completely straight on every thing after that debut video. Only ballad that dealt with the "I love you so much it hurts" kinda genre was still a farily heavy song at the end (Sweet Child o Mine)

Their music was much more bluesy and done in minor keys unlike the upbeat bubblegum major keys that most hairbands were playing. Very little pentatonic major and aeolian scales used in the guitar solos which is common in most pop-metal (yes I am a music nerd) Most of the GnR scales are based off of an A minor blues scales.

Duff was an old punk-rocker. Listen to the bass. Much more involved than the quarter note time that most hair-metal bands used. That and Duff used much more of the fretboard than them too.

They were all filthy. I mean dirty bastards. Looked like most of them had not had a shower in days. Tell me if Poison or Warrant could go without using some salon purchased conditioner for more than 24 hrs.

There area many more reasons, but I think I've stated my case.
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Qanisqineq Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:16 AM
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3. this brings back memories
of high school. I don't think I can choose!
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 05:49 AM
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7. Eh.
"Headed for a Heartbreak" would be a much better (worse?) Winger option than "Seventeen."

And I am a bit perplexed as to the exclusion of Bad English's "When I See You Smile." True, they were a bit older, didn't have as much makeup -- but that soaring ass ballad, written by the incomparable (for ass ballads) Diane Warren, deserves a spot.
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SmileyBoy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:00 AM
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8. Ugh. Hair bands make me PUKE!!!
The worst part of the 80's. Just awful.
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Redneck Socialist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 08:30 AM
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11. You are so wrong
I mean, c'mon, how can you not love this. :P

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LosinIt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:16 AM
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9. What? No Queensryche? Oh yeah, they actually had some talent.
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Mobius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 06:26 AM
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10. Seventeen - Winger no contest
Edited on Sun Apr-18-04 06:27 AM by Mobius
I see no Queensryche, which is disappointing, however I understand you only had 10 choices.
I chose Winger because Reb Beech, is such an underrated guitar player. One of those great players that got stuck in a hair band, because closed minds cant accept players can tear up the fretboard AND still have amazing phrasing and vibrato...sad :(
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toddzilla Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:52 PM
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14. is reb still playing for dokken?
I saw him with dokken a few years ago. He was really good.

The shop i work at has a signed ibanez reb beach model for sale.. nobody wants it.. heh

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Delano Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:39 PM
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12. kick?
?
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NightTrain Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Apr-18-04 04:47 PM
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13. How about the Scorpions' "Rock You Like A Hurricane?"
Always liked that one!
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