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Title: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 18, 2008, 02:40:01 PM
Oh Lord.

Okay, this is the thread where you can find me torturing myself to Hair Nation (http://www.sirius.com/hairnation) for 8 hours on Sunday, October 26th, 2008. I will begin at 10am (1pm EST) and go as long as my bleeding ears or sanity allows.

My front door will be bolted shut to prevent the murder of fellow citizens.

(http://www.80srewind.net/80s/images/poison_80sbighair.JPG)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 18, 2008, 10:54:06 PM
You know what? I might tackle this one with you just for fun.  See if I can finagle one of those free trials and listen to some Sirius.

I'm somewhere in the middleground with hair metal.  I was young and impressionable and played guitar enough to listen to hair metal and like it, but not so young and impressionable and into mainstream that a big part of me wasn't aware that most of it sucked ass.

So I don't know which way I'd go if I listened for 8 hours.  Would I re-capture some youthful innocence or ride a nice wave of nostalgia?  Or would I just realize what a dumbass I was when I was 15?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 19, 2008, 05:18:24 AM
Just for FUN???

I'm already waking up in the middle of the night with cold sweats thinking about all this! But that would be neat. I'd give you my password, but my account only allows for one person to be listening to it at once.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 19, 2008, 01:31:06 PM
Good luck! Less than a week away!
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 20, 2008, 12:05:28 AM
It can't be worse than Paula Cole.  Nothing could be worse than Paula Cole.

If they stick with the known hair metal stuff, I figure I've heard it all 100 times and probably played it as well.  How bad could it be?

Now if they start delving into the Bang Tangos and groups like that, it could be a long day.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Bronzetree on October 20, 2008, 09:00:25 AM
Bang Tango ain't bad. It's bands like Black n Blue, Tuff and Pretty Boy Floyd that might make it rough...
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: dennisbabcock on October 24, 2008, 12:21:48 AM
Gonna get my codpiece out of storage for this one!
I listen to Hair Nation like all the time.  I also heard it's like the highest rated Sirius station.  It truly rocks. 

I was thinking of signing up for the charify event to force myself to listen to "Center Field" which to me is the closest thing to true torture.  (Paula Cole also sucks - agree with rva) On my Birthday this year, I almost purchased a vinyl copy of the CenterField album to destroy.   On second thought, the next copy I see I'm buying just to destroy.  Not because I like to be violent, but just to have 1 less copy in existence.  Just for the record I don't hate CCR or anything.   I just particularly hate that 1 song.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 24, 2008, 12:51:50 AM
Gonna get my codpiece out of storage for this one!
I listen to Hair Nation like all the time.  I also heard it's like the highest rated Sirius station.  It truly rocks. 

I was thinking of signing up for the charify event to force myself to listen to "Center Field" which to me is the closest thing to true torture.  (Paula Cole also sucks - agree with rva) On my Birthday this year, I almost purchased a vinyl copy of the CenterField album to destroy.   On second thought, the next copy I see I'm buying just to destroy.  Not because I like to be violent, but just to have 1 less copy in existence.  Just for the record I don't hate CCR or anything.   I just particularly hate that 1 song.

I challenge you to listen to Center Field for 8 hours...
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Dan on October 26, 2008, 12:04:14 PM
I was thinking of signing up for the charify event to force myself to listen to "Center Field" which to me is the closest thing to true torture.  (Paula Cole also sucks - agree with rva) On my Birthday this year, I almost purchased a vinyl copy of the CenterField album to destroy.   On second thought, the next copy I see I'm buying just to destroy.  Not because I like to be violent, but just to have 1 less copy in existence.  Just for the record I don't hate CCR or anything.   I just particularly hate that 1 song.
Okay, now THAT was hilarious.
:)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 01:04:33 PM
10am

First Song= Dokken: Into the Fire         

No joke, about 10 seconds into this garbage I contemplated diving off of my balcony into a glass of water.

I did do some extensive training this morning though like pushing a horse and running through the snow, so hopefully I can get through this:

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Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 01:10:49 PM
I actually was looking forward to commercials just for a break, but I forgot that Sirius has no commercials. But there was a funny song break that said "Keeping spandex, hair spray and mascara makers in busines....Hair Nation Channel 23."

Next up= Kix: Girl Money.

Kix? Who the fuck listens to this shit???

Kix: (http://www.spirit-of-metal.com/les%20goupes/K/Kix/pics/1.jpg)

Oh, and a DJ just blessed me with his presence a second ago, surely to further educate me on the theory of life for the next 8 hours.

Loser.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 01:14:24 PM
Oh god, 10:13 and Bon Jovi already!!!!      :o

Never Say Goodbye


I don't know guys, I'm not sure I'm going to make it through the whole day....
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 01:56:22 PM
I swear, every one of these songs sound the same: Crap guitar riffs layered with vocals of men trying to sound like women (usually singing about 'wild nights' or something), crappy chorus where the whole band chimes in on vocals, another verse of vomit, another chorus that leads into a 'radical' guitar solo, another piss verse followed by a closing chorus of them repeating the same crap over and over about 3 times instead of 1.

Past few songs:

Poison (talk dirty to me)
Def Leppard (who cares)
Keel (Rock and Roll Outlaw)
Scorpions (Big city night)
Nelson (can't live without your love and affection)
Motley Crue (Primal Scream)

Now the Nelson song was a real twist and a song I had LONG forgotten about: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PHaI4uZ4oeg

Oh, and I've learned the DJ is "Dangerous Darren" that I'm listening to.

Fuck Dangerous Darren.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 02:16:12 PM
Since when is Nelson hair metal?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 02:19:03 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
Poison (talk dirty to me)

Still love this one. An excellent pop song.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 02:20:25 PM
So there IS a guilty pleasure song that I'm hoping they will play.

But there is finally a song I can stand playing: Tesla= Signs

I still kind of like this song and thought it was great when it was new and I was a kid. Though I admit I felt a little slighted when I found out it was a cover by the band The Five Man Electrical Band

Oh god, but now a song I'll bet even Wherle doesn't know: Sport'n A Woody by Dangerous Toys

And these losers are still around?????? There is a reason the guy with his cell phone camera is in the front row.....because NO ONE IS AT THE FUCKIN' SHOW!!!!

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Well there' women in the city that make me feel shitty
And there's some that make me pack a wad
But the ones that are fine, oh will never be mine
They won't even give me the time of day

1st Chorus:
I ain't got no money, i ain't got no home
I gotta find me a bim to live with tonight

2nd Chorus:
Sport'n a woody, when you're walkin' by
Sport'n a woody, when you're titties fly
Sport'n a woody, rippin' my fly
Sport'n a woody, till the day i die yeah

Well my woody gets big when you're takin' a swig
And your drink's makin you loosen up
Starts a-talkin' to me, well look down and you'll see
What the hell i been talkin' about

1st Chorus

2nd Chorus

Don't know what i'm gonna do, can't stop lookin' at you
'Cause you're sure lookin' nice to me
Well i wish you were sedated
So i could at least penetrate you
For an hour, maybe three yeah

I can't go downtown much, all the working girl butts
ya know they really make my woody happy
But in the night clubs and such
And all the corner sluts
Might just make my waistband go snappy!

Sport'n a woody
Sport'n a woody
Sport'n a woody
Sport'n a woody
Sport'n a woody, for the rest of my life I'll be...

2nd Chorus
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 02:35:25 PM
Okay, another decent one: Civil War by Guns n Roses.

I've never hidden that I'm a fan of GnR. And I thought they were great all the way up until the Spaghetti Incident.

Yeah, AXL wore the makeup and had the tight leathers, but his excuse was that he was (and is still) clinically insane. I liked GnR because the music was actually GOOD and Slash was a fantastic guitarist. Yeah, they were lumped into the hair metal club, but they were more ballsy and hardcore than Poison, White Lion (the sissies i'm listening to now) and all the other crap.

It'll be really interesting to see what happens with Chinese Democracy coming out soon, but I think it will flop and officially end Axl's career. He's the ONLY original member left. The guy did have great vocals though and I always liked how he sang in several different voices and changed it up a little.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 02:38:22 PM
I'm only an hour and a half in and the second Def Leppard song is now playing: Photograph.

What has 9 arms and blows? DEF LEPPARD!!!                :D




Oh, and I had to laugh at this MAJOR announcement: The 'heavenly cruise' has been cancelled: http://hairbangersradio.ning.com/events/event/show?id=742905:Event:38314

Skid Row, Firehouse, Warrant, Trixter & L.A. Guns    I mean, I'm not hoping another terrorist activity would ever happen again, but if that ship would have sank...... ;)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 02:40:54 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
But there is finally a song I can stand playing: Tesla= Signs

That's so funny. This is one song I never liked. But I loved "Little Suzi." Still have the 45 for it.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 02:47:05 PM
I like Kix.  Did you know that Poison's entire stage show, from the guitars they play to the colors and patterns, to Brett Michael's stage patter and all his moves, even how he does his vox and every single one of every single member's move is ripped-off wholesale from Kix?  They basically stole that band's complete gimmick.  And then they stole Easy Action's "We Go Rockin'" and just changed the lyrics to get "I Want Action."

I hate Poison, man.  
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 02:50:44 PM
I also like Tesla, but "Signs" is kind of lame.  They really were more a 70's style hard rock band than hair metal.. not quite as hard rock as GNR, but definitely more like Aerosmith than Britny Fox.  Basically "Signs" sounds a lot like the stuff they actually do, only a cover and not as good.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 02:59:05 PM
Extreme: Hole Hearted

"There's a hole in my heart...."     Yeah, well the neighbor is going to have a hole in his head if he doesn't turn off that god damn weed eater soon.


Winger: Seventeen.   I mean, really? Wasn't this even dirty for maybe even 20yr olds back in the day???
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 03:00:31 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
I'm only an hour and a half in and the second Def Leppard song is now playing: Photograph.

Ha! Love this song. ;D
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 03:01:48 PM


I hate Poison, man.  

Amen, brother

(http://i35.photobucket.com/albums/d179/BZep236/hacksaw_jim_Duggan_james_duggan_5.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 03:12:02 PM
2 hours down, but boy, this one is really like nails on the chalkboard:

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Ah yes. I'm sure many times in the midwest, a 37yr old woman, after dropping off her kids at soccer practice thinks about how bored she is with her current sex life with her husband of 16 years. Then she turns on the radio and this ridiculous song comes on, reminding her of that time when she was 16 and in the back of a car parked just off the side of the road. And Jimmy Smith was telling her "it will all be okay, you trust me, don't you?" He then pushes the tape into the dash and "Love is on the way" comes over the crappy speakers. Then she proceeds to lose her virginity.

Well guess what. Jimmy is now a toothless hack with a beer gut, not even enough hair for a good mullet and he makes 5 bucks an hour working at the gas station in the same town you graduated from.

Yet more proof that EVERYTHING FROM THIS GOD DAMN ERA WAS A MISTAKE!!!!!!!!!!!!!

 >:(          >:(                  >:(                  >:(
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:13:40 PM
That first Extreme album is okay, but they went downhill and sissy in a hurry.  Nuno can play, though.

And Pyromania is a fantastic album.  I still pull that out and listen to it several times a year.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 03:19:56 PM
It's disappointing Nuno kind of disappeared after Extreme. Hell of a talent.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:21:59 PM
Now see, Saigon Kick is another one.  Not really that glam.  A lot of these bands had good talent and songwriting chops, they were just stuck in that age.  Partly because that's what sold, and partly you're just influenced by what's around you.  Jason Bieler is a pretty good musician.

See, my prediction is that at some point later today when you're done with the torturethon you are going to fire up some indie shit.  And the thought will go through your head, "Where's the fucking guitars?!?"  The Britny Fox's and Poison's aside, most of these guys had a fuckton more talent and musicianship than the average indie rocker, who is more or less a retard that just stumbled into some quirky style that suits them.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:24:09 PM
Nuno was playing with Perry Farrell for awhile last year.  I don't know what he's been up to since then.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 03:31:38 PM
Now see, Saigon Kick is another one.  Not really that glam.  A lot of these bands had good talent and songwriting chops, they were just stuck in that age.  Partly because that's what sold, and partly you're just influenced by what's around you.  Jason Bieler is a pretty good musician.

See, my prediction is that at some point later today when you're done with the torturethon you are going to fire up some indie shit.  And the thought will go through your head, "Where's the fucking guitars?!?"  The Britny Fox's and Poison's aside, most of these guys had a fuckton more talent and musicianship than the average indie rocker, who is more or less a retard that just stumbled into some quirky style that suits them.

I am already planning on silence. Sweet silence.

But I feel differently about the talent quote on a lot those musicians. They played THE EXACT SAME SHIT as the other pussies on MTV. Yeah, I've admittedly heard good guitar solos and all, but they sound just like the one I heard 3 songs earlier. Every guitar is tuned the same, they all play most of the same riffs. There is nothing catchy.

While you might have a good point on the indie-rock musical talent thing as far as guitars, perhaps they trade that in for better songwriting?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:39:29 PM
All right, after some dorking around with Sirius not working and having to change my temporary password, I'm in..

Just in time for "Rock of Ages."  Excellent. 
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 03:40:58 PM
Jeeebus, ANOTHER Leppard song?

Rock of Ages

it just followed Dokken (again), Kiss (again) and Faster Pussycat
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 03:42:45 PM
All right, after some dorking around with Sirius not working and having to change my temporary password, I'm in..

Just in time for "Rock of Ages."  Excellent. 

Welcome to the Terrordome
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:47:34 PM
Sweet.  GNR's Move to the City.  Haven't heard this in one a long time.  Sort of a B+ effort from the band, but maybe more enjoyable than some of their better stuff for having not been overplayed.

And now some classic Ozzy/Rhoads.  Rawk!!  Love, love, love this solo.  I'm enjoying this tremendously so far.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 03:52:54 PM
Which Faster Pussycat song did they play?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:53:36 PM
urk. Danger Danger.  That's not so cool.  Naughty Naughty, not to be confused with Bang Bang.  Real wordsmiths, these guys.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 03:55:50 PM
Cool.  Bon Jovi. 
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: trixi on October 26, 2008, 03:58:06 PM
(http://imagecache2.allposters.com/images/pic/153/gn0139~Danger-Keep-Out-II-Posters.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:00:37 PM
Which Faster Pussycat song did they play?

I don't even remember, sorry. It only gives you the past 5 songs updates. Dangerous Darren can only handle so much....
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:02:23 PM
Cool.  Bon Jovi. 

Cool, my ass!

Did you hear that HORRIBLE shrieking of backing vocals? Even you couldn't have thought THAT was cool....

Now it's Dream Theatre with Pull Me Under. I wish I could be Put Under right now.

Anyone know Jack Kevorkian's phone number?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:09:21 PM
So my reason for doing this on a Sunday was that I can watch football for 8 straight hours.

Unfortunately, Drew Brees kicked a hole in me in both of my leagues and I'm getting dusted.

Special Thanks:

Nice Job Terrell Owens with 33 yards....yet again. You piece of shit.

And apparently the Bills' defense spent the night out boozing last night because Miami is just down their throats. I could go pick up the Scorpions and 5 homeless drunks around the corner and Miami probably couldn't score 25 points against us.

Assholes.

And now it's Skid Row with Sweet Little Sister. So I was only a kid in the 80s, but what was with all the songs about being with young girls? Was that the big fad to score with the pre-teens???
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 04:12:14 PM
See-- I like Dream Theater, too. :-[

Too prog-rock for me to listen to in large doses, but they've got some good stuff.  John Petrucci is amazing.  So are Myung and Portnoy for that matter.

hmm... One of the better Skid Row songs.  Sebastian Bach is an amazing singer, but he shows off way too much like he's trying out for American Idol: Glam Rock Edition.   The worst is "I Remember You" where he just has to go "Ooohoohoooh.... yeah!" through like two octaves or some shit.  They keep it nice and simple here.  Snake and Bolan are kind of generic B level guitarists.  Fast, but only because they are playing pretty standard (and boring) licks.  
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 04:13:17 PM
This is BY FAR the least painful Warrant song they could have played.   Alas, least painful<>not painful.

There's some early Crue stuff I like, but Dr. Feelgood sucks serious ass.  I like the way it starts and it does have that cool riff in it, but the rest of the song is just so weak.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 04:17:55 PM
I like Warrant's "I Saw Red" and "Uncle Tom's Cabin."
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:22:46 PM
A brief NASCAR update between songs.

S H O C K E R

You mean, people who like Hair Nation might be interested in NASCAR? You don't say!

(http://api.ning.com/files/jnr6Dbg3YZ1Qjp3XEyXCsZDajMRFa-XkzeK1T8UHxw4_/mullet1.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 04:26:25 PM
Yeah, you're right.  Uncle Tom's Cabin isn't too awful.  Hair Nation's definition of Hair Metal is pretty expansive.  

King's X is straight up prog-rock to me; even more so than Dream Theater... and now it's Queensryche, another band I consider prog-rock.  Seriously, Pink Floyd could cover "Silent Lucidity" and you'd never know it wasn't an original.

Ty Tabor and Chris DeGarmo... two monster players.  I just don't see how even if you don't like metal or whatever you can't listen to their guitarwork in these songs and recognize game.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:33:12 PM
Poison. AGAIN.    "Cry Tough"


My buddy about shit his pants when he met CC
(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/macburns/CC2.jpg)

Losers.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:42:26 PM
Saigon Kick: Hostile Youth

This just makes me think of Kelly Bundy in a short, hooker dress whipping her hair around.

Actually, that's not a bad thing....

(http://images.marketworks.com/hi/50/49711/mp0023.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 04:42:43 PM
Before Poison hit it big, they were called Paris. Except for CC, who's from New York, the other three are from Pennsylvania. They'd play the local circuit and I DJ'd a few times at their shows (pre-show, between sets, etc.). I want to say the original guitarist was named Matt. That was a long-ass time ago.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:44:04 PM
Before Poison hit it big, they were called Paris. Except for CC, who's from New York, the other three are from Pennsylvania. They'd play the local circuit and I DJ'd a few times at their shows (pre-show, between sets, etc.). I want to say the original guitarist was named Matt. That was a long-ass time ago.

Were they pricks, partiers, tame, plain?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 04:46:44 PM
Always liked this Cinderella song although again... not truly very hair metal-ish (though many of their songs were).

My biggest beef so far is that most of the crap they play isn't really hair metal to me.  Everyone thought Winger, Poison, and White Snake sucked at the time.  White Snake was playing regular pop/rock of an almost aor-ish nature.  You could hear that on any radio station.  People just wanted to see Tawnee Kitaen rolling on car hoods.  

Winger and Poison were sort of that generation's boy bands.  Chicks bought their albums; most dudes thought they sucked.  Although tbf, Kip Winger is actually a very good bass player.



Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:51:13 PM
Always liked this Cinderella song although again... not truly very hair metal-ish (though many of their songs were).

My biggest beef so far is that most of the crap they play isn't really hair metal to me.  Everyone thought Winger, Poison, and White Snake sucked at the time.  White Snake was playing regular pop/rock of an almost aor-ish nature.  You could hear that on any radio station.  People just wanted to see Tawnee Kitaen rolling on car hoods.  

Winger and Poison were sort of that generation's boy bands.  Chicks bought their albums; most dudes thought they sucked.  Although tbf, Kip Winger is actually a very good bass player.





One of my co-workers hung a picture of Warrant at my desk the other day for fun. We both laughed at how they all looked like women. Then my other co-worker commented on how at least one of them scored more than I'll ever dream of.

I wept in anger.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:53:05 PM
MSG: On and On

Come on rva, even YOU couldn't have liked THAT song!!!

I'm almost halfway there, but this is just getting really annoying now. I can't get any work done because when I get close to the computer I start getting mad. And I can't focus on the work that needs to be done.

I don't know how you guys can do this at work.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 04:53:10 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
Were they pricks, partiers, tame, plain?

Partiers, but then again we all were. Bret was always a nice guy; I think that's why I always want to give him the benefit of the doubt when it comes to crap like "Rock of Love."

Don't recall anything paticularly negative about Rikki or Bobby, but it also wasn't like I hung with them.

Now Fred Couri from Cinderella? There's an asshole for you.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 04:57:12 PM
4 Def Leppard songs in less than 4 hours

 :'(

Let's Get Rocked
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 04:57:34 PM
I thought Jani Lane came off as kind of a cool guy on Celebrity Fit Club, so my stance towards the band has softened somewhat.  Not for the guitarists, though.  They used to get people to write their solos.

other thoughts:

I always liked Carlos Cavazo.  Because he was good, but not real good.  He was always the guy who for me was like "Hey, maybe I can do this."

And now we are onto some truly putrid Def Leppard, which is pretty much anything post-Pyromania.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 05:01:05 PM
I thought MSG sucked... but then again, Cozy Powell and Michael Schenker are both amazing musicians who can (and have) played any style of music they want.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 05:06:58 PM
I have a good Warren DeMartini story.  My friend went to see Ratt last year, and said Stephen Pearcy and the rest of the band squeezed into the tight leather pants and teased what hair they had left.  But DeMartini was just wearing t-shirt and jeans, not even tight jeans.  He looked kind of like a hip dad.  I thought it was kind of cool that the band probably had a conversation like "C'mon Warren, we need to bring these fans the real RATT!!!"  "um... look guys, I'll do the tour but I'm not wearing that shit."

Warren DeMartini, another incredible guitar player.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 05:56:18 PM
The Torture part of this is really sinking in and I've certainly hit a wall. For a while it was fun to make fun of these guys and look at the silly pictures and videos, but this is getting really tough. It's damn near like listening to the same song over and over.

Twisted Sister covering "Leader of the Pack" a while ago really pushed the needles into my skin.

But just now was KISS. I think KISS is to blame for this mistake that some called a generation of music. Zep and Sabbath had paved the way with a metal sound and then Kiss comes along (with very little music talent at all) and dresses big and scary, which was unique at the time and it turned heads. But it was a gimmick, hiding nothing under the face paint.

So then in the 80s these jerk offs started trying to copy Kiss with the make-up and the hair, but instead started making the hair a little poofy and (for some unkown reason) women bought it, and it all took off. Some still held on to the metal riffs that they had learned from Page and company, but it slowly morphed into the cheesy pop crap that rva talked about with Poison.

Motley Crue slowly veered away from this, mostly with the debauchary though. But then Guns n Roses picked up the ball and ran with it. It was rock and metal, tough and badass and they owned the world. They were suddenly making the pop hair bands a little less cool, and then when Nirvana, Pearl Jam and the others came along,  SQUASH           No more hair metal.

I remember as a kid I liked a lot of this stuff I'm hearing today, but I also lived in a small town in Ohio where this was my only option. From the time I heard the Doors at a very young age, I always felt there was probably something better out there musically than Poison, Whitesnake, Ratt and all the other crap that was being forced upon me. But I continued to listen to it because I knew no better.

Then there was the "grunge" music and it all changed for me. I knew I was right that there was better out there.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 05:58:29 PM
Warren DeMartini is SMOKIN' HOT.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 06:01:13 PM
Fastway:  Trick or Treat.

5 Def Leppard songs. Less than 5 hours.

Ugh.


Anyways, I always felt like the Hair Metal thing was a fad and as soon as the grunge years arrived, I was like "what were we thinking? that wasn't good!"

Then the Boy Band phase hit in the 90s and I thought "am I nuts? why do people like this?"

Then the Butt Rock bands like Korn, Limp Bizkit and Creed got big. Again, I thought "am I nuts? why do people like this?"

But I always felt like that music and time frame from the grunge era in the early 90s was the real deal and I still feel the same way. All these others, including Hair Nation, nothing but a mistake.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 06:07:10 PM
Okay, this is seriously starting grate on me now.  This is like the fifth Def Leppard song in four hours.  I don't understand how this is an improvement over regular radio at all.  It's the equivalent of classic rock stations where it's not truly classic rock but rather the same 10 groups over and over.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 06:08:28 PM
Have they played "Don't Treat Me Bad" by Firehouse yet? Or "Summertime Girls" by Y&T?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 06:09:06 PM
Okay, this is seriously starting grate on me now.  This is like the fifth Def Leppard song in four hours.  I don't understand how this is an improvement over regular radio at all.  It's the equivalent of classic rock stations where it's not truly classic rock but rather the same 10 groups over and over.

How the fuck do you think I FEEL????
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 06:13:18 PM
Thinking of Warren DeMartini and Nuno Bettencourt compels me to do a random 5 list of "hottest guys in hair metal."
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 06:13:52 PM
Have they played "Don't Treat Me Bad" by Firehouse yet? Or "Summertime Girls" by Y&T?

I don't think so, but again, they all sound the same at this point.

I just emailed the new DJ, Long Paul, pretty much telling him to go jump in a lake


Right now Bon Jovi is singing about losing his breath. If only it could be....
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 06:30:23 PM
Motley Crue: Without You

I remember slow-dancing to this at basement parties in junior high.

And I remember Vince Neil in VH1's behind the music talking about the hair days saying they were like "hey, just because we wear makeup doesn't mean we can't kick your ass." 

Actually, it kind of does!



Oh no, now it's Jackyl: The Lumberjack. This bluesy song with the chainsaw solo is actually making me laugh a little.

I've been cooped up in this apartment all day and it's a gorgeous day out. I've got to get outside so I think I'm going to go drive around a little. I have Sirius in the car and it should only take about 30 seconds to get to the car. I'll check in later....
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 06:38:16 PM
I don't see how Kip Winger wouldn't be on the list of 5 best looking men of their generation ever.  The hair, the stubble, the chest hair, the cheeks, and did I mention the chest hair?   He's the Simon LeBon of hair metal.  Draw the perfect look for a particular genre of music, and you'll draw those two.

Man, I have never really liked the Scorpions all that much.  They've got some okay stuff but I dunno... there's something I guess foreign about them where they never seemed to quite grasp the US concept of rocking.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 06:41:38 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
And I remember Vince Neil in VH1's behind the music talking about the hair days saying they were like "hey, just because we wear makeup doesn't mean we can't kick your ass." 

Actually, it kind of does!

I've gotta say, while I've met you in person and am confident you could hold your own, I've also met members of the Crue. They'll hurt you. And that includes Mick Mars.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 06:48:01 PM
Quote from: rva
I don't see how Kip Winger wouldn't be on the list of 5 best looking men of their generation ever.

Oh he's on there all right. Warren, Nuno, Kip, and Nikki Sixx, who I met in 1987 and who simply leveled me.

The fifth slot is undecided, but I think it might go to Bret Muscat from Faster Pussycat.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 07:08:13 PM
Mick Mars would be the one I'd be most afraid of BY FAR.  Dude's absolutely nuts.  Beyond that, you're that small and you dress and act like that, you've got to learn to fight.  Vince seems like he might be kinda athletic if he applied himself.  If I have to fight one, I'm going for Tommy Lee.  He seems kind of lanky and maybe uncoordinated away from the drums.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 07:15:11 PM
"Finally some friggin' Dokken."  What are four words I thought would never leave my mouth?

But for serious, close to five hours of hair metal and like 10000 Def Leppard songs.  I've been wondering for the last two hours if they were ever going break some Dokken out.

George Lynch-- Insane guitarist.  Probably too skilled for his own good, actually.  Some of his solos are kind of out there.  Would guess he also rates very high on the looks scale (at least pre-bodybuildng/steroids).  Best looking member of his band by far, including the supposedly hot Don Dokken.


Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 07:27:31 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
And I remember Vince Neil in VH1's behind the music talking about the hair days saying they were like "hey, just because we wear makeup doesn't mean we can't kick your ass." 

Actually, it kind of does!

I've gotta say, while I've met you in person and am confident you could hold your own, I've also met members of the Crue. They'll hurt you. And that includes Mick Mars.

HORSESHIT. I wouldn't let myself lose to them and I can hold my own. But they were all pussies and have said how they used to gang up on people. I'd leave Tommy Lee alone though. Because if I lost and he beat me with his "member" afterwards....well, that would be shameful.

Anyways, I just drove around town a little to get some air for this last haul. I went to visit some friends but I think they were hiding inside so they wouldn't have to come out to my car and listen to Hair Metal (can't blame them).

Sons of bitches.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 07:28:12 PM
Who the hell considers Don Dokken hot? Other than Don Dokken? And probably Mother Dokken?

I once heard a comedian do a hysterical bit about not being able to get tix to a Jewish service in Los Angeles, so he had to settle for tickets to a Dokken concert. On the night of the show ...

Don Dokken: Hey, Los Angeles, are you ready to ROCK?!?

Comedian: Uh, no, uh, actually I'm NOT ready to rock, Mr. Dokken. In fact, Dokken, you sukken. Get a jobben, you slobben."

Somewhere I still have a mix tape called "Hey Dokken, You Sukken."
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 07:37:23 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
HORSESHIT. I wouldn't let myself lose to [Motley Crue] and I can hold my own.

I'm telling you, man, Mick Mars will gnaw your face off. Bitch is crazy.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 07:39:35 PM
Oh, and I about flipped my shit when driving around and heard Winger's version of Purple Haze by Jimi Hendrix. WHY OH WHY, Hair Nation, couldn't you just PLEASE play one damn good song!?! The Jimi version!!! It wasn't as bad as one of those sad-rock bands like Disturbed or Staind (can't remember and don't care) covering Lennon's Imagine, but it was still pretty disgraceful. Honestly, I was near the Golden Gardens cliff and considered driving over the edge Toonces (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BQkL9LpvKl0) style when I heard this.         GRRRRRR

Fuck Kip Winger and Fuck Chest Hair.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 07:42:24 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
HORSESHIT. I wouldn't let myself lose to [Motley Crue] and I can hold my own.

I'm telling you, man, Mick Mars will gnaw your face off. Bitch is crazy.

In the name of good music, I will end him. You set up the match. Pay Per View event.

If he dies, he dies.

(http://www.thefertighaus.com/images/Blonds/IvanDrago.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 07:44:52 PM
Aww come on!!!!!!!

David Lee Roth doing Just Like Paradise. I mentioned earlier that I have a guilty pleasure song and it's Hot For Teacher by Van Halen. WHY NO VAN HALEN on here? Look, I HATE Van Halen, but I like that song a lot, especially the opening drumming. But wouldn't Van Halen be considered in that genre? They certainly wouldn't be considered a metal band, would they?

Actually, I better keep quiet before they start playing other Van Halen songs     ;)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 07:47:43 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
In the name of good music, I will end him. You set up the match. Pay Per View event.

If he dies, he dies.

I like where this is going.

Need to come up with an opening matchup (or maybe two) before you and Mick as main event.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 07:54:18 PM
David Lee Roth. bleh.  Now see, I could have gotten into some Yankee Rose.  I mean, it's a horrible, horrible song, but it's FUN kind of horrible.  This song... yuk.  

However, needless to say Steve Vai=incredible guitar player.

It's weird.  A friend of mine dragged me to see Joe Satriani the other night, and I was talking about how Kirk Hammett was like Satch's LD student.  I mean, you've got guys like Charlie Hunter, Alex Skolnick, Larry LaLonde and Steve Vai who are just incredible and play these crazy out-there songs.... and then you got Kirk Hammett who never made it past some elementary taps, a few arpeggios, and was just like "Hey, I'll add wah!"

Then my friend said he also taught Third Eye Blind guitarist and Counting Crowes dude.  So... Kirk Hammett was not Satriani's worst student.  That kinda sucks, because for twenty years I'd always been amused at the idea of like Vai and Hunter pointing at Hammett like "Come on, man.  We're trying to learn Mixophyrgian 11th scale patterns and you're holding us back!  'A', dude.  It's just an "A".  Fifth fret.  Come on."
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: lpAZ on October 26, 2008, 07:55:27 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
HORSESHIT. I wouldn't let myself lose to [Motley Crue] and I can hold my own.

I'm telling you, man, Mick Mars will gnaw your face off. Bitch is crazy.

In the name of good music, I will end him. You set up the match. Pay Per View event.

If he dies, he dies.

(http://www.thefertighaus.com/images/Blonds/IvanDrago.jpg)


pffffft....check out this jokers myspace, CC DeVille could kick his ass. You really shouldn't talk shit on the Internet.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=169761478
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 07:59:25 PM
Yes, yes, yes!  More Carlos Cavazo.  I love playing this solo.  I actually practiced this one just last year. *runs downstairs an grabs guitar*
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 08:10:31 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
But wouldn't Van Halen be considered in that genre?

In my opinion, no, they're not hair metal -- nor are they metal metal. They're rock.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:12:24 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
HORSESHIT. I wouldn't let myself lose to [Motley Crue] and I can hold my own.

I'm telling you, man, Mick Mars will gnaw your face off. Bitch is crazy.

In the name of good music, I will end him. You set up the match. Pay Per View event.

If he dies, he dies.

(http://www.thefertighaus.com/images/Blonds/IvanDrago.jpg)


pffffft....check out this jokers myspace, CC DeVille could kick his ass. You really shouldn't talk shit on the Internet.

http://profile.myspace.com/index.cfm?fuseaction=user.viewprofile&friendid=169761478

Shheeiiiittttt.

I'd just have to throw some flour on the floor in front of CC and watch him dive to the floor. Then when he looks back up, throw some water on his face to get his mascara in his eyes, then give him the death punch. Useless junkie.

And sweet! Long Paul (the DJ torturing me with this filth) responded when I told him the glory days are over and to cut the mullet:

"So?

I go to your myspace and get Pink Bullets? Caring and compassionate as you'd
say.

Go grab a cup of coffee and stare at your shoes some more. You don't get it
and that's okay."

He's Right. I DON'T get it and I'm damn proud! And I also told him the Shins are ten-fold better musicians than most of the shit I've heard today...


 ;D
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:14:38 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
In the name of good music, I will end him. You set up the match. Pay Per View event.

If he dies, he dies.

I like where this is going.

Need to come up with an opening matchup (or maybe two) before you and Mick as main event.

CR vs. Siouxsie?

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:22:53 PM
The lead singer from Whitesnake actually sounds a lot like Robert Plant in this song: Slow An Easy

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Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 08:28:13 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
CR vs. Siouxsie?

Nah, I was thinking about keeping the hair metal theme.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 08:29:25 PM
Of course he sounds like a really crappy Robert Plant.  He's been riding Plant's coattails his whole life.

Deep Purple=Led Zep soundalikes.  David Coverdale=soundalike for Deep Purple's original vocalist.  White Snake = Coverdales' attempt to recreate lousy Deep Purple.  It's a crappy imitation of a crappy imitation of a crappy imitation of the real Led Zeppelin.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 08:33:54 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
The lead singer from Whitesnake actually sounds a lot like Robert Plant in this song: Slow An Easy

Yeah, that was Coverdale's shtick. Remember when he and Jimmy Page formed Coverdale Page?

Regardless, I loved "Slow & Easy." Still have the Slide It In record by Whitesnake on vinyl around here somewhere.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:35:50 PM
Of course he sounds like a really crappy Robert Plant.  He's been riding Plant's coattails his whole life.

Deep Purple=Led Zep soundalikes.  David Coverdale=soundalike for Deep Purple's original vocalist.  White Snake = Coverdales' attempt to recreate lousy Deep Purple.  It's a crappy imitation of a crappy imitation of a crappy imitation of the real Led Zeppelin.



Speaking of Zep, if the rumors are true and Scott Stapp becomes their new singer, I might cut off a finger:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scott_Stapp

Along with Myles Kennedy, Sammy Hagar, Chris Cornell, and David Grohl, Stapp is one of the rumored singers to be currently rehearsing and recording new material with legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, who are planning a reunion tour and possibly a new album that might exclude Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:38:32 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
CR vs. Siouxsie?

Nah, I was thinking about keeping the hair metal theme.

Axl vs. Slash

Dee Snider vs. Tipper Gore

Mini-me vs. Long Paul

The Scorpions vs. Ear Plugs
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 08:40:37 PM
Chris Cornell might be able to pull it off.  None of the rest have the same vocal styles.  But I think Page just starts these rumors to goad Plant into playing with him.  In fact that's what Coverdale-Page was.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:41:59 PM
I will give out a little credit though. Though the same band might be more than once an hour, I don't think I've heard the same song twice all day.

And Long Paul seems to be playing a little better selection. But yeah rva, I'll bet this is probably the 6th or 7th Dokken song (Mr. Scary) today. It's actually not AS bad as the other stuff today because I'm not listening to some sissy hit high notes the whole song. There really are some good, strong guitar licks in this tune.

But man, 19 minutes can't get here fast enough....
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 08:42:08 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
Along with Myles Kennedy, Sammy Hagar, Chris Cornell, and David Grohl, Stapp is one of the rumored singers to be currently rehearsing and recording new material with legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, who are planning a reunion tour and possibly a new album that might exclude Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant.

A reunion tour? How the hell can they do a reunion tour if three of the original four members aren't there? This better be bullshit. I will never forgive Jimmy Page if it isn't.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:43:27 PM
SHOCKER ALERT:

DEF LEPPARD: Armageddon It                :P

Oh, that's right, it HAS been within an hour! Silly me.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 08:44:29 PM
Goddam fucking Def fucking Leppard.   Everything they did after Pyromania sucks ass.  Why do I have to hear this shit over and over?!?

Are you getting it?  Really getting it?  No, you're not getting it.  Or you wouldn't be playing Armageddon It.

Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 08:47:42 PM
Quote from: JohnnyRoyale
DEF LEPPARD: Armageddon It

Ugh. Hated that whole album, whatever it was called. It had "Pour Some Sugar on Me" on it, too. Feh.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:49:21 PM
Let's not forget where thousands of LOSERS meet once a year (http://www.rocklahoma.com/).

But I just came up with an idea: Next year, when they all flock to Oklahoma for this *laughs* festival, why not put up fences around Oklahoma and trap all of them and the musicians in there? Let's face it, most of the people who would want to hear those bands will already have them, and most of the fans to the bands will already be there. It's a winning situation all around! Besides, we don't really need Oklahoma anyhow, do we?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 08:50:50 PM
Hysteria.  It also had Animal and Love Bites.  Basically it sounded like shit but still had a ton of big hits and then after that everyone realized how bad they sucked and stopped listening.  Steve Clarke's alcoholism and death didn't help.  

Actually, come to think about it the big difference between Pyromania and Hysteria was probably less Steve Clark influence, and the difference between Hysteria and the even worse stuff after was no Steve Clark.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:53:43 PM
Autograph: Turn up the radio.

Who the hell is Autograph?

This might be the best video I've seen all day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNb8po-ufu8

And to think that a female has probably had sex with AT LEAST one of them!

 ???
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 08:57:11 PM
Was Steve Clark dead before Hysteria? For some reason I thought it was after that, but my memory is crap on this stuff anymore. So was ... what's his name ... Adrian Campbell? ... what the hell was his name ... the little guy with the dark curly hair ... Vivian Campbell? ... Whoever he is, was he in Def Leppard for Hysteria, or did he join the band later?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 08:58:28 PM
Dangerous Toys: Scared

3 minutes left, so I guess there is time for ONE LAST BAG OF SHIT

I don't think I've heard Poison for about 40 minutes, so that's my guess.....
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 26, 2008, 09:02:44 PM
Well, the close is NOT Sammy Halen, but Sammy "Tequila" Hagar

There's Only One Way To Rock

(http://www.pe.com/imagesdaily/2007/10-12/hagar_voa_300.jpg)

Oh, it's 6:00 and I'm NOT finishing this song.

Fuck it, I'm done.

Thanks for hanging rva

I am officially agitated and pissed off. Seriously. I don't get mad very easy at all, but I kind of feel like just punching someone in the face right now (like Mick Mars!)

But, it's all for charity. I'll post my money totals in the sponsorship thread later.

For now, I head to silence. And a shower.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 26, 2008, 09:07:39 PM
Excellent job, JR! Congrats on getting through it!
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 26, 2008, 09:34:59 PM
Good job, dude!

Whigs, it was Vivian Campbell who replaced Clark.  Clark played on Hysteria but I think at that point he was already kind of far gone.  He died halfway through Adrenalize.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 27, 2008, 12:29:52 AM
And I would like to apologize for my excessive foul language also. The music brought it out of me and I feel like I just woke up from a blackout.

Feel very exhausted and it's time for bed.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Bronzetree on October 27, 2008, 04:00:23 AM
Well, I've got eight pages to go through, so I'm gonna quote and comment in one post here (hopefully). If I comment the same as someone else already has, I apologize.

Keel (Rock and Roll Outlaw)
Sport'n A Woody by Dangerous Toys
MSG: On and On

Man, they really dug deep for some of this stuff.

I don't know that I'd consider Keel hair metal, but I guess they have some of the attributes.

Sadly, I do know that Dangerous Toys tune. I was never into them, but one of my best friends in high school dug 'em a lot and we rode to school together, so I heard it in the car a lot. Bleh.

Barring that, you forget, I watched Headbangers Ball EVERY Saturday night for years. Unfortunately, they played hair metal about every third or fourth song in between the good stuff.

Quote from: rva
I also like Tesla, but "Signs" is kind of lame.  They really were more a 70's style hard rock band than hair metal.. not quite as hard rock as GNR, but definitely more like Aerosmith than Britny Fox.  Basically "Signs" sounds a lot like the stuff they actually do, only a cover and not as good.

Agreed. Tesla were one of the borderline hair bands I actually liked along with Def Leppard, Ratt, Dokken and a few others.

2 hours down, but boy, this one is really like nails on the chalkboard:

Saigon Kick had two bad songs, and "Love Is On the Way" was one of 'em. I absolutely LOVED these guys. Another borderline hair band.

urk. Danger Danger.  That's not so cool.  Naughty Naughty, not to be confused with Bang Bang.  Real wordsmiths, these guys.

SUCK SUCK!

Now it's Dream Theatre with Pull Me Under. I wish I could be Put Under right now.

Okay, whoever programs this station is stupid. Dream Theater weren't even CLOSE to hair metal. Not to mention they were and are completely fuckawesome.

King's X is straight up prog-rock to me; even more so than Dream Theater... and now it's Queensryche, another band I consider prog-rock.

No disrespect, but have you heard much Dream Theater? They're about 10 times more prog than King's X, who is another fave of mine.

And lumping Queensryche in with hair metal, again, is a sin.

I'm glad I wasn't listening today. I'd have sent Dangerous Darren a message or two...

Saigon Kick: Hostile Youth

Fuck yeah!

And sweet! Long Paul (the DJ torturing me with this filth) responded when I told him the glory days are over and to cut the mullet:

"So?

I go to your myspace and get Pink Bullets? Caring and compassionate as you'd
say.

Go grab a cup of coffee and stare at your shoes some more. You don't get it
and that's okay."

So, lpAZ is that DJ? Funny!

The lead singer from Whitesnake actually sounds a lot like Robert Plant in this song: Slow An Easy

He always got compared to Plant. That's why I thought it was funny when he and Jimmy Page made an album together.

Along with Myles Kennedy, Sammy Hagar, Chris Cornell, and David Grohl, Stapp is one of the rumored singers to be currently rehearsing and recording new material with legendary rock band Led Zeppelin, who are planning a reunion tour and possibly a new album that might exclude Led Zeppelin lead vocalist Robert Plant.

Let's forget for a minute that a reunion without Plant is the stupidest idea ever, but the only singer in that group that can hang with Plant is Myles Kennedy, who wouldn't get the job because nobody knows who he is.

Are you getting it?  Really getting it?  No, you're not getting it.  Or you wouldn't be playing Armageddon It.

BWAHAHAHAHA!

Alright. I had to resist the urge to comment on EVERY post, but I hit all the spots I really wanted to.

Kudos, Mac. And kudos W for hanging in as well. That was a fun thread to read.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: MissKitty on October 27, 2008, 12:40:56 PM
Autograph: Turn up the radio.

Who the hell is Autograph?

This might be the best video I've seen all day:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yNb8po-ufu8

And to think that a female has probably had sex with AT LEAST one of them!

 ???

I'd completely forgotten Autograph but now that you've mentioned them, I met them once.

In fact, I've met about half of the bands you've mentioned during the 'thon, thanks to working at Dingleberry's in the 80's.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Bronzetree on October 27, 2008, 02:01:57 PM
Riffing off of MK's meeting of the bands at Dingleberry's...

I just went and grabbed my stack of ticket stubs from that era (yeah, I still have them, fuck you very much). Bands mentioned in this thread that I've seen live:

Dangerous Toys (my buddy made me)
Extreme (they opened for Saigon Kick)
Saigon Kick (three times)
Dream Theater (five times)
King's X (twice)
Queensryche (eight times)
Jackyl (ugh)

And nearly every one of my ticket stubs is plastered with their signatures as well, so I met most of these dudes.

I distinctly remember waiting almost two hours outside an arena in Columbus for Queensryche to come out after the show. Three of the five guys eventually came out, shook hands, signed autographs, and for a good half hour or so, chatted up the group of about 15 or 20 of us who'd waited. While they were talking to us, Chris DeGarmo and Scott Rockenfield eventually came out and got straight on the bus without so much as a hello. I don't think I've ever been more pissed at two musicians. They didn't owe us anything, but if they'd taken 5 or 10 minutes to say hi and sign a couple autographs, everyone there would've went home happy. Eddie Jackson even did that shrug move where you kinda grit your teeth as if to say, "Sorry, guys." Michael Wilton had gotten on the bus and actually came back out after those two douchebags got on to hang even longer. Respect.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: MissKitty on October 27, 2008, 02:36:08 PM
I can't even remember all the bands that came through the store now, but Dingleberry's was hair-band central in the 80's (much to my chagrin). A few of the bands that I remember meeting - mainly because there is photographic evidence:
Ace Frehley
Dokken
Winger
Queensryche
Poison
Faster Pussycat
Kix
Bullet Boys
Autograph
Honeymoon Suite
Four Horsemen
Sleeze Beez
Great White
Savatage
Cinderella
Lynch Mob
Vixen
Warrant
XYZ
Britny Fox
Firehouse (oh how I wanted it to be firehose instead)
Skid Row

I know there were others but I've successfully purged them from my memorybanks.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: MissKitty on October 27, 2008, 02:37:43 PM
Oh yeah Scott, your posted reminded me - Dangerous Toys. ugh.

And I wish I could forget meeting Steve Stevens. What a tool.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 27, 2008, 05:11:03 PM
No disrespect, but have you heard much Dream Theater? They're about 10 times more prog than King's X, who is another fave of mine.

But doesn't King's X have all those weird concept albums, usually having to do with some sort of vague Christian theme?  Although come to think of it, I guess Dream Theater has a concept album as well, probably also having to do with some sort of vague Christian theme.

Regardless, the point is that none of them (or Queensryche) are anything remotely approaching hair metal.  Prog-metal, perhaps.  Not being a prog-guy at all, with the exception of perhaps Pink Floyd (who I really view as more of a fantastic blues/rock band that just happened to release concept albums) I have a lot of respect for all three bands, and enjoy their music in small doses, but they just aren't my bag.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Rafe on October 27, 2008, 05:28:25 PM
And I would like to apologize for my excessive foul language also.

What foul language?

I just read through this whole thread and found it hilarious. Great job for hanging in there JR, and some extremely funny asides from everyone else. Wish I could have been around to help you lot with the commentary and tell my Lita Ford story, but that can wait until another time.

I'm late to the Torturethon game this time around, but you can add $10 to the kitty from me for this one. Nice work!

PS: They didn't play Hanoi Rocks the entire time you were listening? Godfathers of Hair, let alone Hair Metal, those fuckers.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on October 27, 2008, 06:23:13 PM
Good job!

Did they play any Ratt? Or - hair metal experts - are they not considered hair metal?
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: rva on October 27, 2008, 06:38:16 PM
They played a couple Ratt songs.  I can't remember which... "Wanted Man" and something else.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 27, 2008, 07:29:17 PM
Now I want to listen to Out of the Cellar.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Bronzetree on October 27, 2008, 07:50:10 PM
But doesn't King's X have all those weird concept albums, usually having to do with some sort of vague Christian theme?  Although come to think of it, I guess Dream Theater has a concept album as well, probably also having to do with some sort of vague Christian theme.

Regardless, the point is that none of them (or Queensryche) are anything remotely approaching hair metal.  Prog-metal, perhaps.  Not being a prog-guy at all, with the exception of perhaps Pink Floyd (who I really view as more of a fantastic blues/rock band that just happened to release concept albums) I have a lot of respect for all three bands, and enjoy their music in small doses, but they just aren't my bag.

Yeah, but I consider prog to be the guys that use a lot of odd time signatures, complicated riffs, tight stops, etc. King's X do that, but not even remotely to the degree Dream Theater do. And I'm not sure I'd put Queensryche in the prog category either. Maybe more power metal.

But, I agree: neither are anywhere close to hair metal and are out of place on a station devoted to it.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: trixi on October 27, 2008, 10:07:57 PM
Well done Mac! 
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 27, 2008, 10:58:51 PM
And I would like to apologize for my excessive foul language also.

What foul language?

I just read through this whole thread and found it hilarious. Great job for hanging in there JR, and some extremely funny asides from everyone else. Wish I could have been around to help you lot with the commentary and tell my Lita Ford story, but that can wait until another time.

I'm late to the Torturethon game this time around, but you can add $10 to the kitty from me for this one. Nice work!

PS: They didn't play Hanoi Rocks the entire time you were listening? Godfathers of Hair, let alone Hair Metal, those fuckers.

Thanks Rafe!!

And yes, Ratt was played. And yes, it sucked. I'm in a much better mood today, but man, I haven't been that mad in years. Probably since Bush got re-elected.

And Wherle, yes that was the dj from the station who posted and I thought his email was hilarious. Very clever of him to pull up my myspace page.

And Mick Mars is still a pussy.
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 28, 2008, 08:29:10 PM
Just saw this and thought of the earlier conversation on this thread ...

Quote from: BBCNews.com
Zep warned off 'pointless' tour

Led Zeppelin should not hit the road for a major tour with a new singer, promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said.

Members of the legendary rock group have auditioned vocalists to take the place of frontman Robert Plant.

"I certainly don't think they should do a big tour because I can't see the point of it," Goldsmith said.

Goldsmith, who promoted the band in the 1970s and '80s, as well as their one-off reunion last year, added there may be "some opportunities" for a reunion.

He added that, should guitarist Jimmy Page, bassist John Paul Jones and drummer Jason Bonham recruit a new singer, they would be likely to tour under a different name.

"I doubt it will be called Led Zeppelin," Goldsmith told BBC News.

But he said: "I just think it's a lot of talk, I think it's wishful thinking. Whether they all come together and do something in the future, they may.

"I think some of the band really want to go out and do it and other parts of the band need to understand why they're doing it, and if there's no compelling reason to do it, then they shouldn't do it.

"I think that there is an opportunity for them to go out and present themselves. I don't think a long rambling tour is the answer as Led Zeppelin."

"It's a question of whether they want to do it, and you've got to want to do it," he went on.

"Otherwise it's done for the wrong reasons, and when things are done for the wrong reasons, they don't work."

Speaking at the MusExpo music conference in London, Goldsmith said he would "hopefully" be involved in any comeback.

Any potential gigs could be "cause related", he said, or "opportunities to view them in a different way".

The band, including Plant, performed at a tribute gig to late Atlantic Records boss Ahmet Ertegun at the O2 in London last December. That was their first show for 19 years.

Last month, the singer said he would not be going on the road with the group. His former bandmates have now confirmed that a new singer is being sought.

Jones told BBC Radio Devon: "We are trying out a couple of singers.

"We want to do it. It's sounding great and we want to get on and get out there."

He said they did not want a replica of Plant. "It's got to be right," he said. "There's no point in just finding another Robert.

"You could get that out of a tribute band, but we don't want to be our own tribute band.

"There would be a record and a tour, but everyone has to be on board."
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: whigsgeek on October 29, 2008, 12:01:05 PM
Have they played "Don't Treat Me Bad" by Firehouse yet?

Yeah! They're playing it right now on Pandora's Hair Metal station! Wahoo!  :laugh:
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: foolsgold on October 29, 2008, 12:33:10 PM
That was a very entertaining way to spend the lunch.  Nice work, JR, but I think you'll actually end up wanting to hear more.

You know, because you don't know what you got ('till it's gone.)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: JohnnyRoyale on October 29, 2008, 08:32:32 PM
That was a very entertaining way to spend the lunch.  Nice work, JR, but I think you'll actually end up wanting to hear more.

You know, because you don't know what you got ('till it's gone.)

(http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v290/macburns/stfu5.jpg)
Title: Re: Hair Nation 10/26
Post by: Ella Minnow Pea on April 04, 2009, 09:44:20 PM
I finally have the chance to listen to Hai Nation on the trip back to NC (in a minivan!). Not sure how you guys managed this.