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Old 09-07-12, 08:08 PM
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Glam metal

Why so much hatred towards this genre?There are tons of glam bands that have a lot of skill i like all metal except satanaic
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Old 09-07-12, 08:51 PM
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See Gary Glitter.
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Old 09-08-12, 12:46 AM
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I really hate seeing the "glam" or "hair" title applied to 80's rock/metal. A lot of it was actually very good music. I really don't care what they looked like, when they were up on stage, entertaining their fans. Beats standing around in flannel shirts, staring at your shoes, while playing bland morose music. (Yeah, I was there when Nirvana killed rock and roll. I will never forget.)

Always gets me, when they start calling Tesla a "hair band." or a "glam band." Everyone forgets that they were the self professed "last T shirt and blue jeans rock band."
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Well, I think it depends on where in the world you are. I know in Finland and some other parts of Europe, there are a lot of "Glam metal" bands that are popular. I'm talking men with makeup, men in crazy clothes, men with big hair. But then, other parts of the world seem to be a little less uptight about that stuff than the US is. If you pull that here, you are going to lose the frat boy/redneck segment of your fanbase automatically--due to homophobia or some such nonsense--because those things are no longer "cool" like they were in the 80s
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
Why so much hatred towards this genre?There are tons of glam bands that have a lot of skill i like all metal except satanaic
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I am about to go nuts listening to what ever rap band there listening to.Id call the cops but i hate to waste resources on this stuff
Let's flip it a little here.

Why so much hatred towards this genre?There are tons of rap bands that have a lot of skill. I like all rap except gangsta.
I am about to go nuts listening to what ever glam band they're listening to. I'd call the cops but I hate to waste resources on this stuff
It's all a matter of perspective. If you want tolerance, you have to give tolerance. What goes around comes around.

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Originally Posted by Greyryder View Post
I really hate seeing the "glam" or "hair" title applied to 80's rock/metal. A lot of it was actually very good music. I really don't care what they looked like, when they were up on stage, entertaining their fans. Beats standing around in flannel shirts, staring at your shoes, while playing bland morose music. (Yeah, I was there when Nirvana killed rock and roll. I will never forget.)

Always gets me, when they start calling Tesla a "hair band." or a "glam band." Everyone forgets that they were the self professed "last T shirt and blue jeans rock band."
Kids today don't know what good music is!!! What ever happened to Flock of Seagulls and Led Zepplin and the Beatles and Elvis and Bing Crosby and Moon Mulligan and Duke Ellington and...
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Originally Posted by windhchaser View Post
Why so much hatred towards this genre?There are tons of glam bands that have a lot of skill i like all metal except satanaic
Because it's not polka
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Lotta misinformation. Glam lasted from '72/3 to mid '77 and was the precursor to both proto-punk and hair-band metal. Slade was the missing, common link, and also spawned power rawk. It was kind of an evolutionary offshoot that managed to take root and bear significant fruit; but there is also a direct line from The Kinks to Husker Du, with barely a full step in between.



THERE. This should be good for at least 5 pages, now.
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Originally Posted by Greyryder View Post
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Always gets me, when they start calling Tesla a "hair band." or a "glam band." Everyone forgets that they were the self professed "last T shirt and blue jeans rock band."
WAY better than they were ever given credit for. And any band bold enough to name themselves after the the very best nerd of all time has my undying respect.
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Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
The Kinks to Husker Du, with barely a full step in between.
Huh, we probably know each other. I have direct links to Grant Hart's band members; used to jam with them in basements in north Minneapolis when I was 12 and didn't even know who I was having the privilege of jamming with.

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Originally Posted by Captain Blight View Post
Lotta misinformation. Glam lasted from '72/3 to mid '77 and was the precursor to both proto-punk and hair-band metal. Slade was the missing, common link, and also spawned power rawk. It was kind of an evolutionary offshoot that managed to take root and bear significant fruit; but there is also a direct line from The Kinks to Husker Du, with barely a full step in between.



THERE. This should be good for at least 5 pages, now.

Yeah, I always called them 'hair metal'
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