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post #1 of 68 (permalink) Old 08-10-2005, 11:26 AM Thread Starter
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Best guitar work on Hair/Glam Metal Bands

Well, its generally an underated genre, but there were great guitar players out there, doing some interesting stuff.

To me the most underated of them all is Winger 1st album. I mean, you can hate the lyrycs, but the guitar work in that album is great IMHO. Playing "Seventheen" is among my favourite when y like to play some rhythm guitar.

My top 5 would be:

1) Whitesnake/Slip of the tongue
2) Winger/Winger
3) Steve Stevens /Atomic Playboys
4) Europe/Out of this world (Kee Marcello s solos in this record are amazing)
5) Winger/Pull
6) Mr Big/Lean to it and
7) Extreme /3 sides of every story
8 ) Blue Murder/Blue Murder
So, what are your favourite guitar works in Hair/Glam metal ?

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I don't think it's "underated genre" rather just more musically pointless and easily forgetable.
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Well I spent a good portion of the 80's and early 90's at the infamous Gasworks & Rockn'Roll Heaven in Toronto where Hair Metal was KING. It's really what got me into guitar in the first place. Here are my picks:

1. Europe - Kee Marcello
2 Mr. Big
3 DLR (with Vai and Sheehan)
4 Extreme (Nuno rocks)
5 Dokken - George Lynch
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Well, I certainly dont forget it. I listen to winger much more often than I listen to Vai, even though I love vai. But then again I listen to Piazzolla or Pat Metheny more than I listen to Vai or Satch.

Its about tastes. I find that a lot of "shred guitar" albums are pointless compared to the albums listed above. But that has to do with my personal tastes.

May be its because I dont care for the lyrics at all. Even though I know them and understand them, I really dont care for them. May be its because english is not my native language, hence I can "ignore" the idiocy and clishes that plague those lyrics.

BTW I forgot to include:

Extreme/3 sides of every story.

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a vocal extractor would help dramatically

extreme wasn't a hair/glam band in the context of the other offenders listed above ... glen
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Same happened to me, i grew up lisening to lots of that crap ( ) when i didnt really know any english, so its the music that got me, and nowadays when i listen to those records i find myself smiling at the idiocy of the lyrics...

But man those were the times

edit: i remember Beavis & Butthead's nerdy friend (Stewart was it?) had a Winger tshirt
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Well I agree about the "vocal extractor" but may be a "lyrics modifier" would be even better. I mean, most of this guys were actually good singers, so its not the vocals, but mostly the lyrics.

I do think Extreme fits the profiles just as well as. I mean, its the same kind of sound, structure, etc. BTW I really like Extreme, so when I put them among that top 7, Im actually praising them.

Come on Glen how can you not like Kee Marcellos solos in Out of this Earth?! Or Reb Beach rhythm playing?! Even if you really dislike those CDs, the playing in there is quite interesting.
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Some of Reb's (& a few others) playing was interesting but the whole package was dreadful. If I never heard a glam song again I would certainly not feel deprived.

Here in the States, it's as hard for me to imagine people listening to (or buying) this music today just as it would be very, very, very surprising to find in 15 years people listening to J.Lo songs... glen
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Yeah, Im well aware that none of this guys are able to sell a record in the states. Not that they do sell them elsewhere.... as a matter of fact, they dont. Thats why I have such a hard time finding some videos or concerts (ive been looking for a live concert of winger for years, .mpg. avi, original DVD, original VHS, you name it).

I forgot adding one more record to the (now) top 8:

Steve Stevens/Atomic Playboy
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Too bad all of those bands suck. You know, not like these new metal bands, that have guys that can actually play and sing. (sarcasm mode OFF)




I love 80's rock above all! Was there a lot of cheese? Sure, but there's a lot in any decade. BUT, unlike now, with some of the 80's stuff that was exactly the point! Good fun rock music then, as opposed to overly serious dumbed down nu-metal. I'll take the former!

Best guitarists? George Lynch, Nuno Bettencourt, Reb Beach, Ty Tabor, the list could be virtualy endless! You guys want to remove the vocalists? Personally, I'd rather hear a tenor, or higher, than most of these tuba blowers that are out nowadays...
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BTW, the audience might not be as big as it once was, but there are still plenty of people that buy CDs, and tickets, for these bands. Some of us don't worry about being uncool, or out of style.
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Let me tell you, if you ever get into my car, you ll think you are in the DeLorean from "Back in Time".... they only thing that gets played there (with the only exception of Freak Kitchen) is 80s glam... talk about uncool!

Well I updated the list (i edited my first post). Now I feel it better reflects my preferences.
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I see you added Winger's "Pull" to your list. What a fantastic album, that got completely overlooked by seemingly everyone except for the two of us.

Looks like your as big of a loser as I am!
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I see you added Winger's "Pull" to your list. What a fantastic album, that got completely overlooked by seemingly everyone except for the two of us.

Looks like your as big of a loser as I am!
Well I know at least 1 other person that likes it, so that makes us at least 3! But then again, its Reb and Kip favourite album, so we are 5 and growing....

Hey I almost forgot! There s also Stewart (even though he s not a person we are few enough to be in need to add him to the list)
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Mötley Crüe - Girls, Girls, Girls
Mötley Crue - Dr. Feelgood (this was when Bob Rock was a good producer)
Poison - Open Up and Say Ahh...
Poison - Flesh & Blood (fantastic album)
Whitesnake - Slip of the Tongue (gotta love that)
Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation (their best album IMHO)
Extreme - Extreme (funk & metal done right)
Extreme - Pornograffiti II (strike II)

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