Monday, August 15, 2011


He's gone.


J. Kev said...

So, some hair-band dude is dead?

By my calculations, an angel just got his wings.

I was in high school/college when hair bands were the rage. I stand on the same opinion today that I did then: other than fag bands (REO Speedwagon, Journey), hair bands did more to damage rock and roll damage than anyone.

It wasn't about music, it was about hairspray, spandex, tying multiple bandanas around your legs, choreographing tumbling stunts on stage, and writing totally un-clever lyrics that might seem cool to 14-year-olds.

Poison and Journey are the worst bands of all time.

Kingfish said...

Let me guess. Someone told you when you were two there was no Santa Claus or Easter Bunny.

I didn't care for the hair bands, gimme some Nirvana instead but damned if I don't like that one song and video.

Shadowfax said...

Takes Jackson Jambalaya to an all time low. Congrats.

J. Kev said...

So, what was your favorite part about the SONG itself? The cookie-cutter guitar solo(s)? The really "cool" double entendres relating actual cherry pie to, well, you know....women's body parts?

My guess is, the video.

Like I said, it was never about music. It was about image.

And Nirvana was awesome. Kurt Cobain was like a genius, man. He knew like four chords. And stuff.

Anonymous said...

I stand on the same opinion today that I did then ... hair bands did more to damage rock and roll damage than anyone.

Right. Back in high school you were already some f'ing expert on rock.

Anonymous said...

Oh, lighten up! This was an era of crazy stuff and those of us in college during that time had fun dancing to all the "hair band" music.

We never took it seriously, just was fun.

Anonymous said...

I remember when people thought Zep and Deep Purple were hair bands.

Anonymous said...

Journey sucked, but Neal Schon is a fine guitarist . . . when he's not playing Journey songs.

Ironghost said...

Man, someone takes Rock way too seriously.

Anonymous said...

"down boys" was the better song..

Anonymous said...

That type music give me a headache.

Anonymous said...

Screw that guy ..... who's the hot piece of ass in the video!

J. Kev said...

3:45 --

Wouldn't call myself an expert, but I did know that the Stones, The Who, Zeppelin and The Band were doing/had done something much more substantive and authentic than any of the hair bands ever would.

Music is too cool to waste time on foolishness.

Anonymous said...

Never heard of them....and they suck. Just sayin'

Anonymous said...

J. Kev, I don't like what you have to say about many other things, but on this we can agree. I can remember growing up here, when the only bands that would come to town were hair bands. It was not a good time for music.

Anonymous said...

Jani Lane had pudding face.

Anonymous said...

He's gone? I didn't see any he, just a bunch of trashy teenage girls jumping around to the sound of a disposal.

Anonymous said...

Useless trivia time. Bobbi Brown (hot blonde in video) and now deceased lead singer Jani Lane (more like Lame) were married and have a daughter. One can only imagine how bad her hair is...

Anonymous said...

j.kev do you bitch about sunny days at the beach with a cool breeze in your face and a cold budweiser in your hand? or is this your time of the month. either way it sounds like you need a hug.

Anonymous said...

more trivia: what kind of car is that in the video?

J. Kev said...

@9:35 --

Only if some retard with no taste is blaring Journey or Poison or some other shitty music.

Anonymous said...

What is everyone on here Lawrence Welk lovers? The 80's hair bands were just a part of music history like Lynyrd.

Shadowfax said...

Seein' as how this is 'political season', I'm assuming this thread is one of the entries in the 'worthless piece of 2011 please remember to vote contest'. Either that or the contest to 'See how many stupid comments I can draw not counting that of SFax'.

J. Kev said...


To compare Synyrd with the hair band of the 80s is freaking blasphemy. There were plenty of great Skynyrd songs other than the 3 you can hear on Clear Channel stations (Freebird, Tuesday's Gone, and Gimme three Steps).

Skynyrd made music that will stand the test of time. Poison never did, nor warrant.

When I was 14, I was digging on this, though it was 10 years removed from being on any real music station.

Check this out and learn something.

I'm a dick when it comes to music only because I'm effing right.

stilettoGOP said...

I'm personally a fan of this mess. I liked me some Warrant. Hey, whatch'all bet they played "Heaven" at the funeral? know they did..

Anyway, I subscribe to XM just for the Hair Nation channel. Ozzy and Cinderella back to back?..YESSSSSSSS

Anonymous said...

J. Kev, you know, when I was in high school, I thought like you did. Anyone who didn't like the music I liked was, obviously, not educated in the ways of music, was an idiot, etc. Then, I grew up, became an adult, and realized, you know, it's actually NOT all about me. The disco I loathed in the 70's (and roundly chastised others about) is now looked upon fondly by me. No, it's still not, by a long shot, my preferred music, but what I DIDN'T take time to consider back then was: the girls LOVED it.......I spent a lot of time trashing it, while I should have just ignored it and had a lot more fun! Fast forward to present day: You, my friend, need to get over yourself. While Warrant isn't a band I have in my collection either, it DOES conjure up a lot of great memories from times gone by. Were there better bands then: without question. Was Warrant a good one: I realized long ago that's not for me to decide. It's rock n' roll, and it's supposed to be fun!

By the way, to give you a critique of my own: you showed your true colors by posting a link to a VU "Sweet Jane" video that omits what is, arguably, one of the best intros to a song of that era. It's a CLASSIC! You're quick to advise others on what's "good music" and what's not, so here's a little advice back to ya:

Now quit being a douche bag!

DRB said...

Bottom line: it's just rock n roll. Enjoy it all.

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