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Old 01-17-03, 07:52 PM
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Originally posted by Mordred
You win the honor of being cool in my book Actually you're right. Some of those bands, particularly Saxon, had more than just 15 minutes of fame, but I'd say they're pretty much forgotten now (even Saxon who are still around and releasing new albums).

Some more:
Arcade
Contraband
Warlock (Doro still does alright in Europe)
Enuff Z'Nuff
Fastway
Hanoi Rocks
Laaz Rockit
Leatherwolf
McAuley-Schenker Group
Riot
Saigon Kick
Steelheart
Vinnie Vincent Invasion
Virgin Steele
Y & T

If you want REALLY obscure try Grand Prix. I think I'm one of 5 people who've heard their album.
Never heard of Grand Prix or Laaz Rockit
Arcade/Contraband was Pearcy from Ratt, right?
Enuff Z'Nuff still play here (as said already)
Fastway was pretty popular
Hanoi Rocks - Popular band - Razzle the one who died 'cause of Vince Neil
Y&T - best strip band - Dave M. was great.
VVI - old kiss guitarist - one ugly dude
Steelheart - hometown band - knew some of them - Mike sings on the Rock Star soundtrack.
Remeber Doro Pesch (sp?)/Saigon/MSG
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Old 01-17-03, 07:55 PM
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AH- Paul Gilbert? (Mr. Big)

Here are a couple......
Danger Danger
Love/Hate
London
Junkyard

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Old 01-17-03, 09:26 PM
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Originally posted by grunter


Ahhhhhhh - there.

That should end this thread real quick.



Mods - feel free to shutter this sad thread "homage" to stripey spandex, acid-wash jean jackets, teased mullets and strawberry wine coolers.

Yor forgot to mention the make-up. Nirvana can't stop it this time. Although a great band, Nirvana is no more.

Some of yous are repeating bands.

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Old 01-17-03, 09:48 PM
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Originally posted by Flashback
Never heard of Grand Prix or Laaz Rockit
Arcade/Contraband was Pearcy from Ratt, right?
Enuff Z'Nuff still play here (as said already)
Fastway was pretty popular
Hanoi Rocks - Popular band - Razzle the one who died 'cause of Vince Neil
Y&T - best strip band - Dave M. was great.
VVI - old kiss guitarist - one ugly dude
Steelheart - hometown band - knew some of them - Mike sings on the Rock Star soundtrack.
Remeber Doro Pesch (sp?)/Saigon/MSG
Grand Prix was the first band of Robin McAuley of McAuley/Schenker fame. As far as I know they released one album, probably only on Vinyl. I have a nice mp3 rip of it. They would have turned into a great hair band if McAuley hadn't joined up with Schenker.

Laaz Rockit was an LA glam metal band that gradually drifted towards thrash. I didn't realize they were so obscure.

Doro Pesche was the vocalist for Warlock and she's still releasing new albums. Reviewed her latest on my website a few months ago.

Arcade was Stephen Pearcy. I think he's back releasing albums with them since he got replaced in Ratt.

Contraband was Michael Schenker and Tracii Guns on guitar, Bobby Blotzer (Ratt) on drums, Share Pedeson (Vixen) bass, and Richard Black (Shark Island - never heard them) singing.

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Old 01-18-03, 01:31 AM
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Originally posted by Snowmaker
Although a great band, Nirvana is no more.

Good call... This is when I lost EVERY bit of respect or like of them....
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Originally posted by Flashback
AH- Paul Gilbert? (Mr. Big)

Here are a couple......
Danger Danger
Love/Hate
London
Junkyard
Junkyard.....great first album.
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Please, please can I thread crap? Please!!!
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Old 01-18-03, 09:58 AM
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Giant
Craaft
McQueen Street
Blue Tears
Hardline
Jackyl
Southgang
Ugly Kid Joe

Wildside still makes it into my CD player on occassion!
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Giant!! That's the other CD I used to have that I couldn't think of. That has been bugging me since yesterday. Thanks. I still have the Hardline one.

Here are a few more:
Every Mother's Nightmare
Vixen
Raging Slab
Tora Tora
Heathen
D'Molls
TNT
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Old 01-18-03, 12:57 PM
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Forgot about Every Mother's Nightmare. I must have skipped over that one when scanning my CD's.

How about...

Savatage
Lynch Mob
Little Caeser
Corrosion of Conformity

Ever visited this website?.... http://www.heavyharmonies.com

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Old 01-18-03, 01:35 PM
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Originally posted by gtr986
Forgot about Every Mother's Nightmare. I must have skipped over that one when scanning my CD's.

How about...

Savatage
Lynch Mob
Little Caeser
Corrosion of Conformity

Ever visited this website?.... http://www.heavyharmonies.com
Savatage is still doing great and is puts out an album every year or two. Lynch Mob seems to come and go depending on what George feels like at the time. Also I don't think you can include CoC because they achieved their greatest success in the mid and late '90s and are still around.

Btw, Hardline just released a new album as well, although Neal Schon isn't back with them on guitar. And as for Giant... well "I'll See You In My Dreams" is one of the greatest rock ballads ever.

Was this the CD Cover you were asking about Snowmaker:
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Neal Schon is supposedly doing an album with Sammy Hagar, and Michael Anthony. Could be interesting.
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Old 01-18-03, 05:42 PM
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you all can't forget Stryper or WASP, those guys ruled. Actually WASP still rules.
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Old 01-18-03, 07:54 PM
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Originally posted by Mordred
Was this the CD Cover you were asking about Snowmaker:
Yes, thank you! I got the band name earlier from someone's post, but didn't look for the CD cover yet. I knew I had the right image in my head! I think we are the only two people that still really give a $#!t about all these bands.

I have both Little Caesar CDs still and the Lynch Mob ones.

W.A.S.P. and Stryper don't really count. They had much more success than all the bands we're talking about here.
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Originally posted by gtr986

Craaft
We have a winner!

But I'll up you a Zed Yago.
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Old 01-19-03, 12:09 PM
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Originally posted by Snowmaker
Yes, thank you! I got the band name earlier from someone's post, but didn't look for the CD cover yet. I knew I had the right image in my head! I think we are the only two people that still really give a $#!t about all these bands.
Feels like it sometimes. I review a lot of this stuff on Culturedose when it comes out, but I often wonder if anybody ever even bothers to read it.

Also, in a strange act of Kismet, I was driving home from a hockey game last night and heard American Hairband by Tuff for the first time ever. Man that song is funny. I downloaded a copy as soon as I got home. Great stuff.

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Old 01-19-03, 12:35 PM
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Also, in a strange act of Kismet, I was driving home from a hockey game last night and heard American Hairband by Tuff for the first time ever. Man that song is funny. I downloaded a copy as soon as I got home. Great stuff.
That's funny. I've had it for a while (mp3). I love that song. I hope you got the unedited version. Their CD cover is even is a parody of Kid Rock's:
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Old 01-19-03, 01:40 PM
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Mordred,

I tried emailing you, but your listed email doesn't seem to work. I keep getting failure notices. So I'll just post it here:

I was just wondering if you listen to any of today’s progressive or power metal, such as Symphony X, Vanden Plas, Blind Guardian, Gamma Ray, Angel Dust, Angra, etc? With your apparent music variety, I would assume you have. But if not, I strongly suggest checking some of these out. I myself am a Moderator over at the Vanden Plas message board (www.faroffgrace.com).

Assuming you are Kevin, it looks like you have already reviewed the new Symphony X.

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Old 01-20-03, 02:29 PM
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Woops, looks like I hadn't updated my e-mail addy in a while

Actually I am familiar with all of those bands. However, for some reason or another I've never been able to get into Blind Guardian despite all the praise heaped on them. Guess you need to have my Power-Metal card revoked

I'll check out the Vanden Plas site later today.

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Actually I am familiar with all of those bands. However, for some reason or another I've never been able to get into Blind Guardian despite all the praise heaped on them.

I'll check out the Vanden Plas site later today.

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I almost had to force myself to like BG. I really didn't see the facination at first either. Seeing them in concert helped too.

Definatally come over to the Vanden Plas message board (or at least check out their music). I accidentally turned myself onto them a couple years ago by coming across their cover of Dokken's Kiss of Death. Then it just branched out to all those other bands from there.
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One of my personal favorites:

Helloween
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Thanks to this thread, I just discovered Tuff's "American Hairband" -- thanks!!
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"Futureworld" was pretty cool.
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Thanks to this thread, I just discovered Tuff's "American Hairband" -- thanks!!
Glad to help. I think everyone that was an 80's metal fan should have that song.
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