Good one today boys from the WSRH department. White Lion was one of the first day bands at Rocklahoma that really brought it. It was tough for those bands that were playing in boiling heat (ala Bulletboys, Y&T) to keep people interested, but they did a real good job. Mike Tramp wasn't as motivated as I would have liked, and the new guitarist kinda made me miss Vito, but the show overall was very positive.… Continue
Alright people, Alicia won that last round in an absolute rout. So let's get an early jump on this one--we need artist and title on these....On your mark, get set, GO!
1. "Cuz you and me could
do what we want in the night"
2. "What do you mean I hurt your feelings
I didn't know you had any feelings"
3. "Make us fight on the hill
in the early days"
Girlschool, a pioneering British all female heavy metal band that gained a cult following in the late seventies through early eighties. They were closely associated with Motorhead throughout their career, joining forces to record Please Don't Touch, which became their highest charting sinlge reaching #5 on the British charts. The band went through several lineups through the years but the "classic" lineup included Kelly Johnson (guitar, vocals), Enid… Continue
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It's been 20 years since Keel's self titled release hit the local record stores, so let's grab Somebody's Waiting from that record as our OMSOTW. I liked this band and this song, although they draw mixed emotions from most true metal fans. Ron Keel is a polarizing figure in hair metal, as he left his true roots in the 90's and began doing....It even hurts to write this...country music. He seems to really embrace his metal roots though, and I always thought he was a talented and genuine guy.…Continue
This was on the front page of my MSN news this morning;
Added by Big Robbo-MFA Admin/Deity on July 28, 2007 at 7:39am — No Comments
Obviously, hair metal was not a phase to anyone hitting this site. It's a way of life. I was a guy that always went through a "phase" every now and then. What I mean is I went through periods where I would listen to one band or artist that I thought was the most important to me at the time, and had a hard time listening to anything else. I went through a huge Dokken phase where Under Lock and Key didn't come out of my tape deck (yep, I said tape deck). I went through a Maiden phase where I…Continue
Whole Lotta Rosie (the studio version) tonight on the way back from dinner and it got me thinking about Angus. From all reports and stories I've read about him from guys who rip and shred, he's an overrated guitarist. I've seen 'em live twice, and although I don't play, the guy seems like he has chops to me. I think there are a few guys in our metal that don't get the props they deserve for their skill. Every time I've seen Poison (which has been many… Continue
Ok, here's the deal.
You are going to live on a desert island for 3 years. You can only take 5 CDs. You are not allowed to take compilation discs(either official releases or CDRs) or greatest hits CDs. You will only have these 5 discs for the duration of your stay on the island.
They have to be 5 official LPs.
I will have to think about my 5 and get back to you, but what discs do you take?
As in songs we like but won't admit in public. Metal or non metal, I like these:
Listen to Your Heart--Roxette (a metal ballad in pop clothing this song is)
Anything off Purple Rain (masterful record, I grudgingly admit)
Drive by the Cars (Jr. High dance classic)
Take My Breath Away by Berlin (see Drive above)
Space Age Love Song by Flock of Seagulls (an oft missed 80's classic. My old man saw this band the first time on MTV in the 80's and dubbed…Continue
Rob & Crew (I know there was Steve, Josh, and I'm sorry, but I've forgotten a name)
Added by Tigerdriver on July 26, 2007 at 9:31am — No Comments
During Twisted Sister's performance in Rocklahoma, Jay Jay French talked about the disrespect the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame has given "hair" metal artists throughout the years. I looked at the inductees since the hall opened and I'd have to agree with him. Only Aerosmith, AC/DC, Black Sabbath and Van Halen represent our lot. I have to believe at least Poison and Bon Jovi belong in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame. I kinda wavered on Poison when I thought about them only having two albums that…Continue
Is anyone listening to the songs I have been posting on my page here? I ask because I was thinking of taking all these off and adding some cool cover tunes. Any interest there. God, this blog makes me seems like I think I am the be all and end all of posting tunes on his page. Not what I was meaning. I just wondered if anyone has any interest in the cover tunes.
This is a good one. Slam has been after me to feature Monkey Business by Skid Row on the WSRH for a while. It's a good one to be sure. Slave to the Grind surprised me when it came out, following up the hard hitting yet often melodic Skid Row. Slave is a heavy, heavy, heavy record for hair metal guys. It was a critical and fan favorite, and it more than the debut makes me long for what Skid Row could… Continue
us a new Monday tradition around here. Everyone needs a little pick me up on Monday, so we can get into the swing of the week with some good 'ol fashioned metal comraderie and competition. Nothing gets a group of people together like music and the burning feeling that someone is a damn cheater :)....We will call our little Monday Melees the Lyrical Challenge. The rules are simple : I'll give a verse or parts of a verse and you will give me the artist and title. The verses will be from our…Continue