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Spurticus 03-17-2014 06:21 AM

BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Vote for your favorite between these two bands

CINDERELLA






BON JOVI




Spurticus 03-17-2014 06:38 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Toughest choice for me so for in the tournament. I had both these bands
on my nominations list, and both were listed in the top 5 by priority. I
loved the music and live shows by both these bands. Cinderella was a band
that was CLEARLY an act you could define as "Hair Band / Hair Metal ...."
But they were the best at it of any of those 80s bands that jumped on
that bandwagon. Loved the energy and sound that they put out there. Not
overly "cartoonish" with their music. They had a bluesy style to most of
their hits, and the music they played on stage often covered some classic
Blues and Rock tunes from other great artists.

Bon Jovi was an anomaly as a band for my taste. I wasn't really that crazy
about the majority of their stuff, but what you heard on the Radio and
MTV (the hits they produced) were good solid songs with a BITE ! IMO,
they matured well. In a couple of years their music became more of what
you'd define as Serious Rock n Roll and in their latter days, what they had
become was not what I'd call "Hair / Glam / Bubblegum Metal" etc....
However, the stuff they recorded and did live early, the stuff that made
them a NAME, was more in line with that style / genre. As their career
winded down (in their prime), and you looked back at what they'd done,
it was clear that they were a FORCE in the 80s regardless of what
niche you wanted to put them in.

Really tough pick here, BUT

My top pick on my priority list of nominations, and my favorite Hair Band
of the 80s was Cinderella. I'm sticking with that priority here. I hate to
vote against Bon Jovi, but I can't vote against Cinderella.

CINDERELLA gets the vote

Legalman72 03-17-2014 08:47 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
I voted Cinderella since that's who I'd rather listen to. But Bon Jovi's body of work is incredibly impressive. Hit after hit after hit after hit.

JerseyBird 03-17-2014 08:56 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Despite being from NJ (or at least living here since age 8), I'm not really a huge BJ (or {gasp!} Bruce) fan, plus like you said I think Cinderella fits the Hair Metal category better. Plus Cinderella was really good, although as I've stated that's not necessarily the top criteria here ;-)

So Cinderella for me :rock:

Spur's Addiction 03-17-2014 09:44 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Cindarella was good.

But I voted for Bon Jovi. They cranked out some hits and have stood the test of time IMO.

TKE226 03-17-2014 10:57 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerseyBird (Post 4114839)
Despite being from NJ (or at least living here since age 8), I'm not really a huge BJ (or {gasp!} Bruce) fan, plus like you said I think Cinderella fits the Hair Metal category better. Plus Cinderella was really good, although as I've stated that's not necessarily the top criteria here ;-)

So Cinderella for me :rock:

Never heard anyone say that before...

Spurticus 03-17-2014 11:04 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TKE226 (Post 4114896)
Never heard anyone say that before...

If that was a joke then

:lol:

If it wasn't, I can tell you that I've met more than a few people who aren't
big fans of Springsteen either. I didn't really care for him too much, but I
do think the guy was a brilliant song writer. His Live shows to me were
a lot like The Doors. Just way too much of a Dark / BLAH kind of mood around
his performances. He was "OK", but he was no where as good as the critics
and media made him out to be.

Acockolypse Now 03-17-2014 11:06 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
I know Cinderella's going to lose this one, but they shouldn't. Cinderella was a more talented band in every respect but one: they didn't write radio-friendly hits or smooth out their sound once the hair metal craze waned.

JerseyBird 03-17-2014 01:49 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TKE226 (Post 4114896)
Never heard anyone say that before...

Guessing that has more to do with my using initials instead of the full name - behave!

Transmaniacon 03-17-2014 03:47 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
I voted for Jovi, even though it felt a little wrong. I just think they are a better band. Better writing, better musicians, and "Wanted Dead or Alive" still gets to me. And, the drummer is named Tico Torres (or something like that). I awarded 5 points for that alone. Cindarella was pretty good, though.

Regalcock 03-17-2014 04:09 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
I voted for Cinderella.

I just don't see Bon Jovi as a hair metal band even though I thought at their best they were stronger than Cinderella.

TKE226 03-17-2014 04:25 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JerseyBird (Post 4115048)
Guessing that has more to do with my using initials instead of the full name - behave!


it was about the use of initials...and it was a joke...I couldn't resist

But on the subject, I voted for Cinderella. I think they fit the Hair Metal idea more than Bon Jovi. And I think Cinderella could have lasted if it wasn't for the lead singer's voice.

Cockholio 03-18-2014 09:48 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
A little piece of trivia for you guys..

"Cinderella got their big break when Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia and recommended that his A&R rep Derek Shulman who knew of the band, see them too."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella_(band)

Check out the cameo at the end..

uscjeremynca 03-18-2014 02:54 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Agree with Spurt. Toughest one for me. Both bands were solid. Bon Jovi has incredible longevity. Cinderella one of my favorite of all time. However, hard to pick against Bon Jovi. Like them or not, they have some good stuff. Going with Cinderella solely because they rank a little higher as a hair band. Hard to vote against Bon Jovi though.

Spurticus 03-19-2014 09:42 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Cockholio (Post 4115726)
A little piece of trivia for you guys..

"Cinderella got their big break when Jon Bon Jovi saw them perform at the Empire Rock Club in Philadelphia and recommended that his A&R rep Derek Shulman who knew of the band, see them too."

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cinderella_(band)

Check out the cameo at the end..

^
I said to myself Sunday night to make sure to include this in the discussion
thread after posting the matchup, but completely forgot about that until
you mentioned it here. It was Bon Jovi who gave Cinderella their big break
in the industry. Interesting side note for this matchup !

:thumbsup:

Gaichon 03-19-2014 12:30 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
BJ has some decent stuff, but Cinderella was an easy choice for me this round.

Spurticus 03-22-2014 05:50 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
BON JOVI wins a close contest and moves on to the third round.

The next matchup of Round Two will be posted early Monday Morning
around 6:am

uscjeremynca 03-24-2014 07:15 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
I like Bon Jovi. However, this seals it for me. I'm not voting in any other threads but one. Cinderella didn't deserve to lose this.

Transmaniacon 03-24-2014 09:07 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
^That's a little dramatic, you think? No one "deserves" any particular level of popularity on Cockytalk. It' just a poll. I think better bands than Cindarella didn't even make the tournament, but it's nothing to get worked up about. Plus, everyone knows GnR is gonna win. If Jovi beats GnR, I may change my stance and join your insurgency.

JerseyBird 03-24-2014 10:24 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT ROUND 2: Cinderella (#4) vs Bon Jovi (#5)
 
Hair Metal Insurgency would be an excellent name for band that you would think rocks out but actually plays like polka or something :bow:


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