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#191252 - 01/09/08 12:04 PM Re: Metal [Re: Ken.C]
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Reminds me of the way Beavis and Butthead saw it too. If I recall, one of them wore a Metallica shirt and the other wore AC/DC. The kid they didn't like and made fun of walked around in a Winger shirt.

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#191262 - 01/09/08 12:24 PM Re: Metal [Re: Zarak]
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I always considered hair bands as commercial metal, it was good for air play. I still like to listen to them now and again.
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#191265 - 01/09/08 12:31 PM Re: Metal [Re: jakewash]
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No, you must never admit this! No good can come of saying that you actually enjoy "Pour Some Sugar on Me" or "Dead or Alive!"
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#191271 - 01/09/08 12:40 PM Re: Metal [Re: Ken.C]
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I admit I have Pyromania and Hysteria in the house and do in fact play them willingly. Sorry guys, I know I have now dropped out of your good books(if I ever was in there).
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#191300 - 01/09/08 02:27 PM Re: Metal [Re: jakewash]
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Technically, back in the 80's if you liked Metallica, Iron Maiden and Slayer, you were a "metalhead" , if you liked Poison, Danger Danger and Bon Jovi, you were a poseur \:\( which was a particularly disparaging term to an adolescent male.

Ironically,Judas Priest was a metal band, even though Rob Halford had seriously "alternative" tendencies. Back in the day, he was a badass. I think many of us were too young and naive to know what he stood for...besides metal!

My group of friends in high school were of the intelligent type, even though we had long hair and listened to metal. We were not the typical "loser" stereotype. We listened to whatever we thought sounded good, be it metal or other forms of music. (Yes there was obviously some bad metal

I recently looked, and Slayer's classic album Reign in Blood is strangely out of print....
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#191305 - 01/09/08 03:27 PM Re: Metal [Re: Nachosgrande]
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Registered: 10/05/06
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Loc: PEI, Canada
Now I wish I hadn't thrown out all my old cassettes. I'm afraid I listened to all of the above.

All Genres have good and bad and their unfair stereotypes.
It's easy to make fun of
-- the long haired metal head,
-- the long haired, but afraid to wear the pentagram jacket, hard rock guy
-- the punk haired punks
-- the punk haired but frilly sleeved techno guy
-- the preppy sweatered pop guy
-- the jeans and white t-shirted Merl Haggard fans

I listened to all those kinds of music back in high school but never really got labeled because I couldn't afford any kind of clothes aside from basic jeans and t-shirts. I also strangely had good friends in all of those genre groups or 'clicks' as we used to call them. A teacher who couldn't figure me out once labeled me as a high school Switzerland because it was odd to be able to wander all of the different cultured hallways unscathed.

About the only person who we all universally agreed to make fun of was the one single guy with the Bright Red, Micheal Jackson, Leather Jacket. That was just wrong. LOL!!!
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#191309 - 01/09/08 03:48 PM Re: Metal [Re: Murph]
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I was never into hair bands, but I have always thought that High 'n Dry was good, Pyromania was pretty good too. They lost me with Hysteria, but I still don't hate it. I don't think the first two count as hair band albums.

To me the best "hair band" album I have ever heard was from a band called Wildside and the album was called Under the Influence. Hardly anyone has heard of the band, but you may remember a song in 91 I think called, "Hang on Lucy" that was on the radio a little bit. That was actually my least favorite song on the album. It's pretty much impossible to find that album now.

It's cheesy as hell, but that doesn't seem to bother me with this album for some reason. I rarely listen to it, but it's good when I do. Anybody heard of it?



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#191310 - 01/09/08 03:51 PM Re: Metal [Re: Murph]
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 Originally Posted By: Murph

About the only person who we all universally agreed to make fun of was the one single guy with the Bright Red, Micheal Jackson, Leather Jacket. That was just wrong. LOL!!!


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Wrong in sooo many ways.

I too pretty much listened to everything except country back in H.S., but mostly it was Def Leppard, VH, AC/DC, Iron Maiden and the like.
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#191316 - 01/09/08 04:31 PM Re: Metal [Re: jakewash]
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Registered: 06/20/03
Posts: 8294
Loc: Tacoma
I think sometimes people get too hung up on slotting music in genres.

I have always been a big AC/DC fan; I bought new releases of theirs in Jr. High and HS before Bon died. I thought Scorpions and Def Leppard were the shiznit when I was in college ~25 years ago. I generally like Pearl Jam and Nickelback. But I just don't enjoy speed metal and a lot of traditional metal (Metallica, etc.).

A couple of harder-edged bands I have enjoyed a lot lately are Red Jumpsuit Apparatus and Autopilot Off. But I don't know if they're metal, punk, emo, screamo or adult alternative.
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#191339 - 01/09/08 07:26 PM Re: Metal [Re: tomtuttle]
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Registered: 09/26/06
Posts: 259
Loc: New York
There is a documentary on VH1Classic right now- Heavy: The Story of Metal. good stuff!
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