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Spurticus 04-21-2014 06:43 AM

BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
THE CHAMPIONSHIP MATCH
Vote for your favorite between these two bands


Seed #1: GUNS N ROSES











Seed #2: MOTLEY CRUE








Spurticus 04-21-2014 06:46 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
I Voted for Motley Crue

Spur's Addiction 04-21-2014 07:15 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
GNR.

Never got into Motley Crew too much. They had some good songs. But GNR definitely appealed to me more.

Legalman72 04-21-2014 07:22 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Thanks, Spurt, for running this contest.

I'm not a big fan of "hair band" as a moniker. A number of high-quality bands got swept up in the hairspray/makeup fad of the 80s. In my opinion, especially with the benefit of a few decades, this shouldn't exactly qualify them as hair bands. And I know, Spurt, what you've said about hair bands, and I agree. So, don't take this as a shot at your poll.

GnR was a bit like a shooting star. Super-talented, ego-laden, crazy, and with the ability to make timeless music. AFD is an unforgettable "debut", although some would argue that it wasn't truly their debut. Tracing their roots to the Stones with heavy doses of metal and punk, with a bit of Sunset Strip glam, GnR pounded out a number of memorable songs before their untimely demise due to over-production and Axl Rose's condition.

The Crue were a hard-driving, drug and whiskey-fueled rock band who cut a gaping swath through a decade of fantastic music. Beginning as a demonic LA band with a punk/metal sound, they ended up making radio-ready music that was good and, like their competitor, a tad over-produced in its later stages.

For me, music vs music, Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, along with select cuts from the two Use Your Illusion albums (especially the lesser known cuts, like "Dead Horse") surpass pretty much anything the Crue ever mustered.

I like both bands, so it's not easy for me to give the nod to GnR, but I did.

Spurticus 04-21-2014 07:40 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Legalman72 (Post 4139672)
Thanks, Spurt, for running this contest.

I'm not a big fan of "hair band" as a moniker. A number of high-quality bands got swept up in the hairspray/makeup fad of the 80s. In my opinion, especially with the benefit of a few decades, this shouldn't exactly qualify them as hair bands. And I know, Spurt, what you've said about hair bands, and I agree. So, don't take this as a shot at your poll.

GnR was a bit like a shooting star. Super-talented, ego-laden, crazy, and with the ability to make timeless music. AFD is an unforgettable "debut", although some would argue that it wasn't truly their debut. Tracing their roots to the Stones with heavy doses of metal and punk, with a bit of Sunset Strip glam, GnR pounded out a number of memorable songs before their untimely demise due to over-production and Axl Rose's condition.

The Crue were a hard-driving, drug and whiskey-fueled rock band who cut a gaping swath through a decade of fantastic music. Beginning as a demonic LA band with a punk/metal sound, they ended up making radio-ready music that was good and, like their competitor, a tad over-produced in its later stages.

For me, music vs music, Guns N' Roses' Appetite for Destruction, along with select cuts from the two Use Your Illusion albums (especially the lesser known cuts, like "Dead Horse") surpass pretty much anything the Crue ever mustered.

I like both bands, so it's not easy for me to give the nod to GnR, but I did.

Appreciate the props Legalman. I like doing these from time to time. I
usually run them right after football season is over to have something
to occupy the time in the off season.
Regardless of my opinion I will never take offense to someone else's
opinion in here for any reason. In fact, the major thing that made me
start doing these a few years ago was to hear everyone's opinion. The
board has always had some good discussions about music (something I
love to talk about), and that would not be the case if everyone had the
same tastes or opinion.
I knew as soon as GNR was voted in (and voted in as the overwhelming
Top seed), that they would probably end up winning this tournament. I
said right up front that I wanted to keep the guidelines simple and let
the outcome fall in place "howeve it shakes out". I didn't want to get into
specific guidelines for what was / wasn't a Hair band type of artist. I
also said that it's all for fun, and I wanted to see what the board members
thought during all this.
Whether I agree with the votes or opinions isn't important. I just stated
that I didn't think GNR belonged in this poll to begin with, and I've voted
based on that opinion when GNR was in the matchups.

It was fun, and it was interesting. That's all I care about. I agree with
everyone that GNR is the best band in this tournament. I just don't think
they should be here to start with, but the majority of voters disagrees with
that, and I'm fine with it as well. Thanks again for the props, and for
yours (and everyone who participated) views and opinions.

:thumbsup:

SanAntonioCock 04-21-2014 08:12 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Guns N Roses. I just like their music more.

ACPhilson 04-21-2014 08:38 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Tough one for me. I liked both. Strictly speaking for Hair Bands that is. Always will be a Metallica Fan, but for Hair bands, I guess I have to go with Motley Crue.

JerseyBird 04-21-2014 08:41 AM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Well, anyone who's read my previous comments in this series knows my opinion on both entities :cocky:

And that I'm not right in the head, but that's besides the point :-?

Spur's Addiction 04-21-2014 09:22 AM

BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
If Slash's hair doesn't qualify GnR as a hair band....

uscjeremynca 04-21-2014 12:03 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Crue's music wasn't that good. As a band and image, they were fantastic. As musicians, bleh!!

GnR had all the drama, some hair, and much better music.

Regalcock 04-21-2014 01:04 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
I never considered GnR a hair band but whatever. I give them my vote as y'all said. Overall, just a better band with better music.

spareparts 04-21-2014 01:13 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
I voted in this tournament for the first time. My criteria was, which band kicks more ass?

GnR had some songs which kicked ass, but quite a few which kicked no ass at all.

No ass was kicked by November Rain, Civil War, and Live & let Die.

In fact, they should be penalized for Live & Let Die. That was crap.

Crue, on the other hand - they were not the best musicians, they just kicked more ass.

Too Young To Fall In Love is an example. That kicks ass. So do most of their other songs.

Girls Girls Girls doesn't *technically* kick alot of ass, but if you saw it at a strip club when you were in your 20's like I did, it kicked serious ass at that moment.

So Motley Crue wins, because hair metal is about kicking ass, and Guns n Roses were wimpy in the kick ass department. This is because of all the piano power ballads that sucked.

Also, I saw both bands live (GnR in Charlotte in like 1994 or 5, Motley Crue at some crappy state fair in 1999 or something) and Motley Crue kicked more ass live.

Legalman72 04-21-2014 01:29 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spareparts (Post 4139819)
So Motley Crue wins, because hair metal is about kicking ass, and Guns n Roses were wimpy in the kick ass department. This is because of all the piano power ballads that sucked.

Hmmm...






spareparts 04-21-2014 01:36 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
All of those videos are of songs that blow away the power ballads by GnR I mentioned. Anything you can offer by Motley Crue in the "sucks" department is trumped by Live & Let Die. That tips the scales.

In fact, had Guns & Roses not been popular at that point, I am confident that Live & Let Die would have gotten them alot of ridicule. That's how bad that crap is.

When Axl sings "when you were yoooooouuuunnnnggg" - like his voice right there on the "young" part - is freaking terrible. No person in their right mind would have ever thought that shit was any good, except by that time they were already super popular and their fans were prepared to buy anything they did, regardless if it was any good or not. They could have put out an album of them burping and farting, and everyone would have run right out and bought it.

In fact, the next best thing to burping and farting was "Use Your Illusion II" which sucked.

So regardless of the shitty power ballads that Crue had, they were still better than that moment in "LIve and Let Die" when Axl sings "when you were yaaaaahhhhnnngggg".

Legalman72 04-21-2014 01:40 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Hey, it's your vote. I choose to judge the best, by the best of what someone produced...or, at least, by the overall body of work. If the worst moment in a band's history defines that band, many great artists would be crap.

spareparts 04-21-2014 01:47 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Legalman72 (Post 4139840)
Hey, it's your vote. I choose to judge the best, by the best of what someone produced...or, at least, by the overall body of work. If the worst moment in a band's history defines that band, many great artists would be crap.

Look at it this way. Two hot girls, which one would you ask out? They are both smokin hot. Both have their fair share of issues, but they are both the Top 2 available.

Suddenly, one of them cuts the cheese right there in front of you - she's off the list immediately, I don't care who you are.

That's how I feel about this poll

snruter amabon 04-21-2014 01:58 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
GNR came in at a time that we really needed some edgy music & it caught on. The lollipop bubblegum shit was running rampant & GNR squashed it like a bug. That being said I really liked GNR in the moment, when I listen these days I kind of feel silly for being a fan (BTW fox 102 really loves them some GNR). However, I never ever was a fan of Motley Crew so this one is a toss up. I voted GNR

Legalman72 04-21-2014 02:02 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spareparts (Post 4139845)
Look at it this way. Two hot girls, which one would you ask out? They are both smokin hot. Both have their fair share of issues, but they are both the Top 2 available.

Suddenly, one of them cuts the cheese right there in front of you - she's off the list immediately, I don't care who you are.

That's how I feel about this poll

Well...if you put it that way. Ha!

Acockolypse Now 04-21-2014 02:13 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
The winner of this tournament turns out to not be a hair band at all.

Regalcock 04-21-2014 02:21 PM

Re: BEST HAIR BAND TOURNAMENT: Final Round (#1) Guns N Roses vs. (#2) Motley Crue
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by spareparts (Post 4139845)
Look at it this way. Two hot girls, which one would you ask out? They are both smokin hot. Both have their fair share of issues, but they are both the Top 2 available.

Suddenly, one of them cuts the cheese right there in front of you - she's off the list immediately, I don't care who you are.

That's how I feel about this poll

Hold up Tex!

So you're saying that you cut the hot chick that clearly does anal?


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