The eighties hard rock, which wasn't hair metal, thread.

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  1. Blazer

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    In general eighties heavy metal is always split into two categories:
    - Hair Metal which was poofed up hair do's, eye make up and bright neon spandex.
    - Metal which had subdivisions such as, Doom, Power metal, Speed metal and Thrash. Where everything was just full on: double kick drums, snarling lead singers, machine gun riffs.

    So the fact that there was a third category, is something that has been forgotten by the general public over time. Because we also had Hard rock, which was neither of the two.


    Def Leppard - Animal


    Vandenberg - Friday night.


    Sleeze Beez - Stranger than paradise
     
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    Accept, scorpions, judas priest, europe, banjovi...

    My favorite genre of the 3 you mentionned is death metal though.
     
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    hmm... I guess I say the stuff you posted leaned a little close to hair metal, but didn't slink down to the level of Poison, for example.

    I think you point was that the hard rock bands of the era were not as heavy as the metal and not as annoying & better than the hair bands...right?

    Off the top of my head I'd throw Tesla, Mr Big & Skid Row into your hard rock category too







     
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    aerosmith ?
     
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    G 'n' R were the last real rock band.

    They sucked up all contemporary influences and made it their own brand of rock 'n' roll.

    They owe far less to Robert Johnson and Company than The Stones, Zeppelin, Foghat or even Aerosmith.


    Izzy Stradlin's "Juju Hounds" solo album is a worthwhile buy for Stones fans. Izzy managed to create "The Lost Rolling Stones album".

     
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    Def Leppard were hard rock for their first 3 albums.

    After that they became soccer mom rock, sadly
     
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    Izzy has put out many albums since then, all great.
    He was the coolest one from his old band, wrote the best songs, and had the balls to walk away from it all at the very zenith of their popularity
     
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    So here's the question that vexes-
    DLR-era VH, hard rock, or hair metal?
     
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    Those bands were all considered either Hair or Heavy metal at the time by everybody I knew.
     
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    I completely disagree with this notion.
    Top of my head, with little to no effort: Parlor Mob, Big Wreck, Black Country Communion, Winery Dogs, The Sheepdogs, The Raconteurs
     
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    Tell ya how it went for me...

    I was hangin' out at CBGB every Sunday afternoon. "Hardcore" bands went "Chunk, chunk, chunk, chunk". Four to the bar. Got to the studio one Monday, Scotty picked up a copy of Metallica "Master of Puppets" at Tower Records that weekend.

    Never mind bands that came before, yer Motörhead, yer Priest 'n' such. Some people even mention MC5 in context of Metal, the same way some people mention the (relatively irrelevant) New York Dolls in context of Punk.

    After Master of Puppets, there were Metallica Babies (metal) and there was everyone else.


    Richie Sambora managed to play a whole lot like EVH only with more taste and more style. Anyone have karaoke versions of Bon Jovi so I can just listen to Sambora's guitar parts?

    :D :D :D

     
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    They were AC/DC for their first few. I LOVE Pyromania and Hysteria FWIW.
     
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    Def Leppard's first album sounded nothing like AC/DC. That came with Mutt Lange's influence when they did High 'n Dry.
     
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    You are correct and I wasn't thorough or clear.
     
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    Right.

    How many of those have you heard at basketball games?
     
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    There’s an awful amount of big hair being shown by these apparently non-big hair bands

    What’s hair got to do with it, as Tina Turner said? (Apparently)
     
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    Concrete Blonde
     
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    Which has exactly what to do with being a "real" rock band?
     
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    This is a song by unknown band Pearl Black recorded in the late eighties. Borrowed Time.
     
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