-

Jump to content



Sign up for a free account!

Signing up for an account is fast and free. As a member you can join in the conversation, enter contests and you won't get the popup ads that guests get. Click here to create your free account.

Photo
- - - - -

Your Favorite 80's Hair Bands


This topic has been archived. This means that you cannot reply to this topic.
60 replies to this topic

#1 of 61 Trevor H

Trevor H

    Second Unit

  • 336 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 18 2000

Posted October 24 2001 - 03:26 PM

I am putting together a 2-3 disc set of the best hair bands and I am looking for suggestions of bands and their most popular songs.

------------------
Trevor Harder
My HT Page
tharder@excite.com



Trevor Harder

#2 of 61 TomF

TomF

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 145 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 31 2001

Posted October 24 2001 - 03:41 PM

One of my all-time favorite bands is Heart. I prefered their harder-edged seventies sound, but they made a big comeback in the eighties--and their hair was very big--both the Wilson sisters as well as the male band members.

Their biggest hits during that period were What About Love, Never, These Dreams, Nothin' At All, Alone, Who Will You Run To, and There's The Girl. (All I Wanna Do was also a big hit but that was 1990.)

Have fun Posted Image

Tom

#3 of 61 Matthew Chmiel

Matthew Chmiel

    Screenwriter

  • 2,284 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 26 2000

Posted October 24 2001 - 03:55 PM

Dokken

Except no substitutes! Come on everybody, sing with me!

We are the dream warriors (dream warriors).... Posted Image

------------------
Posted Image
My DVD Collection / AOL IM: MrMatthew / ICQ: 96444542
"I'm a firm believer in the philosophy of a ruling class. Especially since I rule."


#4 of 61 Inspector Hammer!

Inspector Hammer!

    Executive Producer

  • 11,067 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 15 1999
  • Real Name:John Williamson
  • LocationWilmington, Delaware

Posted October 24 2001 - 08:58 PM

I don't know if I would call them a "Hairband", but to this very day, I LOVE 'Def Leppard'!

------------------
God bless the USA and the men and woman of our military and their families!

"That's Jack Bauer!!!!!! He's coming for me!!!!!" - Charles Logan

#5 of 61 Patrick Wilmes

Patrick Wilmes

    Stunt Coordinator

  • 191 posts
  • Join Date: Feb 11 2000

Posted October 24 2001 - 09:35 PM

Faster Pussycat and Skid Row were my personal favorites.

#6 of 61 Jeff_A

Jeff_A

    Screenwriter

  • 1,459 posts
  • Join Date: Mar 06 2001

Posted October 24 2001 - 11:23 PM

I will avoid many of the bands I expect to see listed here. Don't forget some of these.

Bulletboys
Kix
Loudness
Ratt




------------------
The Dark Tower

Posted Image

Fearless Vampire Killers (1967)?



#7 of 61 isobel meldar

isobel meldar

    Agent

  • 36 posts
  • Join Date: Apr 07 1999

Posted October 25 2001 - 12:20 AM

mmmm... hair bands

Stryper is by far the best, black and gold tights with giant salads and God rock to boost.

Posted Image

and honorable mention goes to:

Petra
White Lion
Cinderella


DISCLAIMER:
a hobby of mine is doing jigsaw puzzles of old hair bands and my choices have no basis on musical ability but how cool their puzzles are.

#8 of 61 brentl

brentl

    Screenwriter

  • 2,918 posts
  • Join Date: May 07 1999

Posted October 25 2001 - 01:57 AM

Oh yeah, you gotta include Ratt for sure.

Iron Maiden.

Ozzy had some wild locks

Brent L

------------------
OK guys ..... The tour of the Paradigm

plant is now being planned. GO TO THE HOME THEaTER

MEETS PAGE and register.


#9 of 61 Wayne A

Wayne A

    Agent

  • 40 posts
  • Join Date: Jun 27 2001

Posted October 25 2001 - 03:26 AM

1.Quiet Riot
2.Poison
3.Tesla


#10 of 61 Brad_W

Brad_W

    Screenwriter

  • 1,361 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 18 2001

Posted October 25 2001 - 04:08 AM

1. Bon Jovi (You Give Love a Bad Name)
2. Twisted Sister (We're Not Gonna Take It [my personal belief is that this is America's theme song while striking back])
3. Anthrax ([more thrash than hair] Among The Living)
4. Britney Fox (Girl School)
5. Slaughter (Up All Night)
6. Overkill (We Don't Care What You Say, Fuck You!)
7. Xentrix (Running White-Faced City Boy)
8. Guns-n-Roses (Mr. Brownstone)
9. Kiss (Lick It Up)
10. Vinni Vincent's Invasion (I have no idea which song)


PS: Petra and Styper are god bands.




------------------
"I was born to murder the world." -Nix (Lord of Illusions)

My Home Page http://www.geocities...ternix/DVD.html
My List O' DVDs:
http://www.dvdaficio...at=1&id=meshuga


#11 of 61 Peter Mazur

Peter Mazur

    Second Unit

  • 437 posts
  • Join Date: May 07 2001

Posted October 25 2001 - 06:07 AM

BrentL,

My God Man!!! Iron Maiden is NOT a hair band.

------------------


#12 of 61 Sean Conklin

Sean Conklin

    Screenwriter

  • 1,721 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 30 2000

Posted October 25 2001 - 07:54 AM

Quote:
My God Man!!! Iron Maiden is NOT a hair band.

I'll second this, unlike a lot of hair bands, Iron Maiden has REAL talent!!! And would not associate Iron Maiden with any "Hair" Band!!

"UP THE IRONS"

------------------
Sean

"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"


#13 of 61 Rob Tomlin

Rob Tomlin

    Producer

  • 4,507 posts
  • Join Date: Jan 08 2000

Posted October 25 2001 - 09:49 AM

I pretty much HATED all of the hair bands of the 80's, but if I had to pick one as a "least hated" it would be Motley Crue.
For ordinary men, it's a burning, fiery furnace.

#14 of 61 Aurel Savin

Aurel Savin

    Supporting Actor

  • 841 posts
  • Join Date: Nov 15 1998

Posted October 25 2001 - 11:50 AM

MOTLEY CRUE (they capture the West Hollywood lifestyle in song like no other)

KIX (the most underrated band of it's time. Fun songs and they were actually talented to boot)

DOKKEN (I'm with Matthew on this one. Good to see some of todays teens still like fun songs)

TRIXTER
WINGER
CINDERELLA
POISON

The best FUN band of today? Check the sig below ...




------------------
RIGHT ... CHEERS!
Aurel's HT


Posted Image


#15 of 61 Sean Conklin

Sean Conklin

    Screenwriter

  • 1,721 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 30 2000

Posted October 25 2001 - 12:26 PM

Motley Crue (Live Wire, Shout at the Devil) All MC rules
Kix (Don't close your eyes)
Cinderella (Nobodys fool, Night songs)
Dokken (Into the fire, Mr. Scary)
Skid Row (Youth gone wild, 18 and life)
Warrant (Uncle Tom's Cabin, Cherry Pie)
Hanoi Rocks (Million Miles away)
Quiet Riot (Mental Health)
Wasp (The Flame, F**k like a beast,Wild Child)
Ratt (You think your Tuff, Round and Round)
Stryper (Soldiers under command)
King Kobra (Hunger, Ready to Strike)
Twisted Sister (The Price, I wanna rock)
Guns n Roses (Welcome to the Jungle)And pretty much all GnR
Bon Jovi (Runaway, Wanted dead or alive)
Def Leppard (Bringing on the heartbreak) All DL rocks
Great White (Stick it)

I'm not sure I would classify all these as "Hair Bands" but have been called "Hair Bands" by some, they had big hair and TALENT to boot!

Weak Hair Bands would include:
Poison (Every rose has it's thorn)
Winger (Seventeen)
Nelson (After the rain)
L.A.Guns (Ballad of Jane)
Keel (Right to Rock)
Firehouse (All she wrote)
Trixter

Girl hair band:
Vixen (Edge of a broken heart)
Lita Ford (Gotta let go)

Gotta Go, The Chiefs are on!! OK I'm back the Chiefs suck!!!

------------------
Sean

"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"




[Edited last by Sean Conklin on October 28, 2001 at 08:42 PM]

#16 of 61 Trevor H

Trevor H

    Second Unit

  • 336 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 18 2000

Posted October 25 2001 - 02:27 PM

What about Pretty Boy Floyd would they be considered a hair band ?

------------------
Trevor Harder
My HT Page
tharder@excite.com



Trevor Harder

#17 of 61 Sean Conklin

Sean Conklin

    Screenwriter

  • 1,721 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 30 2000

Posted October 25 2001 - 02:38 PM

Quote:
What about Pretty Boy Floyd would they be considered a hair band ?

Well if they had "BIG" hair, you could call them a hair band I guess.

My idea of real Hair Bands is bands like Poison,Cinderella, Ratt, etc. Bands that girls used to rave about.Kinda girly lookin, with pretty make-up,etc.

Lets go back to my last post and I will add a good song or 2 from each of the good hair bands.

------------------
Sean

"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"


#18 of 61 Trevor H

Trevor H

    Second Unit

  • 336 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 18 2000

Posted October 28 2001 - 01:30 PM

Thanks for the responses, but I still need some more
I remember seeing a 100 Greatest Hair Bands special on VH1 but I can't find the list on their web site, do any of you know where I can get this list?

------------------
Trevor Harder
My HT Page
tharder@excite.com



Trevor Harder

#19 of 61 Brad_W

Brad_W

    Screenwriter

  • 1,361 posts
  • Join Date: Sep 18 2001

Posted October 28 2001 - 01:49 PM

Mr. Big
Bang Tango
Tuff Enuff
The Scorpions
Van Halen
White Lion
Lion


I must reiterate Britney Fox. I actually saw them in concert too. Such shame.


------------------
"I was born to murder the world." -Nix (Lord of Illusions)

My Home Page http://www.geocities...ternix/DVD.html
My List O' DVDs:
http://www.dvdaficio...at=1&id=meshuga


#20 of 61 Sean Conklin

Sean Conklin

    Screenwriter

  • 1,721 posts
  • Join Date: Oct 30 2000

Posted October 28 2001 - 01:52 PM

My wife and I are 80's rockers ourselves (Heavy Metal) and we're not sure VH-1 had a 100 greatest "HAIR" bands special, heck we've heard of most 80's bands and it is hard to believe there are 100 hair bands worthy to make a 100 greatest hair band special.But we most certainly could be wrong on this.

But we did watch a greatest "Rock" bands of the 80's special, which did feature many good Hair bands.

Remember "MY" definition of a "HAIR" band is a band like Poison(Glam, girly, flash in the pans). For example Iron Maiden had lots of hair, but are not considered a "HAIR" band.

I'm sorry I cannot direct you to a list.

But I can name you 100 great rock bands from the 80's if you like.

------------------
Sean

"I was thinking of the immortal words of Socrates who said.......I drank what?"




[Edited last by Sean Conklin on October 28, 2001 at 09:00 PM]





Forum Nav Content I Follow