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View Poll Results: COCKYTALK BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: Round 1
Seed #8: THE SCORPIONS 7 36.84%
Seed #9: SKID ROW 12 63.16%
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Old 02-17-2014, 07:17 AM   #1
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Default BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

I had both these bands listed on my nominations list. I had Skid Row
listed fairly high though. ... IMO they were a better band with a gritty
and harder edge. Closer to Rock than to Glam Metal. Loved Sebastian
Bach's vocals ! .... One of the front men that stood out in the 80s. His
problem was that the overuse of Drugs and Alcohol made his live shows
a tossup as to what form of Skid Row you'd see for your money.

The Scorpions were an older band from Germany that couldn't find success
outside their local region while they experimented with different "sounds".
Eventually they got into the Hair Metal wave in the early 80s and found
their niche. I liked their "sound". Not really that outstanding as for Talent,
or Appeal.... Hell, they were actually closer to all those things that made
me dislike the later 80s hair metal bands, but they were different enough
to make me like their music. Don't know if it was the accent or the
writing, but to me, they were just fun to listen to.

Liked both these bands, but in this matchup, I'm choosing Skid Row, they
were the better of the two IMO.
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

Like any proper 8 vs. 9 matchup, this one's a tossup to me. I liked the Scorpions a lot more musically, but Skid Row is definitely more representative of Hair Metal, so I will also go with Skid Row.
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Old 02-17-2014, 11:28 AM   #4
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

I honestly didn't expect Skid Row to have a single vote. Unbelievable.
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)



This song alone blows Skid Row's entire library out of the water.
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

I love Skid Row, but Scorpions kill them in all aspects of music. Writing, composition, performance, etc. I saw an "unplugged" show with Scorpions a few weeks ago, simply amazing.

Skid Row, while a great band, shouldn't stand a chance in this matchup.
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

I like both bands, but the Scorpions body of work far outweighs Skid Row IMO.
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Old 02-17-2014, 03:23 PM   #8
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

Not a fan of the Scorpions.

Skid Row doesn't have a huge body of work, but Slave to the Grind was one of the best metal albums ever.









I have an amazing amount of respect for them for releasing this album. They could have followed up their debut album with more formulaic hair-band crap about chicks and beer, but they chose to release a heavy monster of an album.
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

#9 takes the upset
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Old 02-18-2014, 01:15 PM   #10
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

I like both bands but disagree with Spurticus. Scorpions are a far better band than Skid Row. They are incredibly talented musicians. Klaus Meine may not be the people's favorite vocalist. However, I loved the band. They do have their roots in the 70s and I really wouldn't classify them as a hair band - just a rock band. They have a little bit of a harder sound than most hair bands and they aren't quite as pop oriented. To me, they don't fit the hair metal genre even though they thrived in the 80s. Hands down, more talented than Skid Row but Sebastian Bach is probably a better front man, big personality, fits the mold of a hair band singer, fantastic voice, and absolutely dwarfs Klaus Meine (Kalus is 5'4, Sebastian is 6'3).

I voted for Scorpions. They are a better band with better quality music over a long period of time. Skid Row fit the mold of the hair metal band though. It really depends on your criteria and the factors that influenced your voting. Best band? Scorpions. Best hair metal band? Skid Row.
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Can't believe the Scorpions are losing this one.
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Just spent some time listening to a lot of Scorpions songs. If they don't win this, it's a shame. Again, I like Skid Row but they don't even deserve to be on the same stage as the Scorpions. Please vote for the better band in this one.
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Default Re: BEST HAIR METAL BAND TOURNAMENT: The Scorpions (#8) vs Skid Row (#9)

I went with The Scorps. They have a signature sound, long history, and at least 3 songs I can say I love (Blackout, Hey You, and The Zoo). And, Sebastian Bach still acts like a 14 year old.
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SKID ROW wins, and will move on to Round Two of the Tournament
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An absolute disgrace. I spent a lot of time listening to the Scorpions yesterday. If you voted for Skid Row because they are more hair metal than Scorpions, I understand. If you voted based on music and quality, this is an absolute disgrace and you should be shamed of yourself. And I say this as someone who likes Skid Row. But this is absolutely no contest - Scorpions is a vastly superior band to Skid Row and it's not even close.
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An absolute disgrace. I spent a lot of time listening to the Scorpions yesterday. If you voted for Skid Row because they are more hair metal than Scorpions, I understand. If you voted based on music and quality, this is an absolute disgrace and you should be shamed of yourself. And I say this as someone who likes Skid Row. But this is absolutely no contest - Scorpions is a vastly superior band to Skid Row and it's not even close.
I liked both bands in this matchup, but I thought Skid Row was the better of
the two. For my taste anyway. I would not have thought anything out of the
ordinary had The Scorpions won, but apparently there were more people who
voted that felt the same way as I did.

All for fun anyway. ... as I've said in the Nominations round. I still can't
believe that Guns n Roses is even in this contest, let alone the #1 seed, but
they have enough CT members who feel like they are a "Hair Band" and they
were the cream of he crop. .... so They are in the Contest.
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The next set of matchups will be posted around 6:am Monday Morning.

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