Originally Posted by Acockolypse Now
My list is based off of bands I liked rather than those that fit the "definition" of hair metal. You'll note that Warrant and Poison are not on my list. That's because they sucked, not because they're not "hair metal."
2. Motley Crue
5. Skid Row
6. LA Guns
Exactly ! And I agree with your opinion of Hair metal bands.
I don't necessarily agree with some of your picks above, but because
in my opinion they sucked as well, but it's not my place to agree
with your picks on your list. I do however think you have a good
determination of what separates "Hair Metal / Glam Rock" bands of
the 80s vs Rock n Roll bands that sprang up during the 80s
Ratt , LA Guns, Winger etc.. were bands that I just could not seem
to like because they were (IMO) just trying to copy another band from
the 80s and the music was "cookie cutter" stuff. I know a lot of members
here have selected Guns n Roses as their most popular band along with
Def Leppord etc... There were some good R&B rock bands that came along
in the 80s as well, but I think a lot of people lumped them into the same
catagory as Hair metal bands. ..... INXS, Foreigner, Men At Work,
Guns n Roses, The Pretenders etc... were good Rock bands that came out
of the 80s. If I were pushed to choose a tag for Def Leppard, I'd also
call them a R&B Rock band instead of "Hair Metal" along with some of the
"new wave true metal bands" of the 80s Like Metalica and Judas Priest.
Good list up there bruh !