Showing posts with label Hair Metal. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Hair Metal. Show all posts

Thursday, May 14, 2020

Steel Panther AKA Danger Kitty - Love Rocket (2001)

Discover® Card commercial (2001)

 "The year was 1983 and Danger Kitty released their hit single 'Love Rocket'. With it came instant fame and fortune. They bought mansions, cars and the finest women's clothing. But by 1984 the fans left, the fortune was gone and the dream was over. Desperate for money, Danger Kitty last performed at the Smuckler bar mitzvah."

Love Rocket lyrics:

"I want you,
You want satisfaction
But are you ready for a...
Nuclear reaction!?
I'm your - Love rocket!
Love rocket!
To feel the burn, well... you just have to unlock it
I'm your - Love rocket!"

Danger Kitty biography

The year was 1983. Rock and Roll was in a season of change. Punk Rock was on the downturn, anti-establishers were establishing, and gone were the days of "just be yourself". People were looking to be someone else. They were looking for an escape, for a new sound. Well, lucky for them, the music industry, and purveyors of fine hairsprays worldwide, just such a sound was being formed in a tiny garage outside the town of Mulch, WV. It was a sound that would soon blow the roof off the Rock and Roll industry, not to mention the tops off of millions of adoring young fans. The sound would be known as Glam Rock. The band would be known as Danger Kitty. This is their story.

Packing all their gear and fashion accessories into an old, rusted out funeral hearse, Danger Kitty set off for L.A. in January of 1983 with dreams of making it big some day. "Hey, if we can rock the @#?! out of the bars in Mulch, we can rock the @#?! out of the bars in L.A," lead singer Michael Diamond would say. "Rock and Roll has no boundaries, man! @#?! yeah!"

However, once in the city, it seemed that a life of poverty was never far away. Since Rock and Roll was in a transition phase, some bars were reluctant to let the new sound of Danger Kitty loose. It wouldn't be until about two months after their arrival that they got their first big break. It just so happened that the lead singer for "Bust You in the Mouth" came down with a severe case of pink eye causing the band to cancel their show at the Hollywood Hills Starstruck Inn. Needing a replacement band quickly, Starstruck manager, Eduardo Navas, made the call to Danger Kitty. "If it hadn't been for Eduardo's foresight, man, who knows where we'd be," Diamond would say. "Maybe the Blue Marlin Inn."

Pretty soon it was a gig here and a gig there. More gigs here, more gigs there. Things began to pick up for Danger Kitty. Their dreams were beginning to materialize. And in a relatively short period of time, they had developed a large following of fellow ascot-around-the-knee wearers. The future was bright.

It was the Spring of 1983 when the bomb exploded. Danger Kitty began to take the club scene by storm. Rocking out tunes like " Bang On The Wall Of Rock" and "Venom In My Veins", Danger Kitty was soon selling out venues and raising industry eyebrows. But it wasn't until they released "Love Rocket" would the world really know what it meant to wear leopard print pants. "Love Rocket" rocketed them to instant stardom. They signed a megamillion dollar deal with Bouffant Records and toured the states the way a tornado tours a trailer park. They were the epitome of rock stars. There was nothing they couldn't have. Nothing they wouldn't buy. The lead guitarist, Rikki Ratchet, even bought his pet elephant a manicurist. It was Glam Rock at its mightiest. And it was the beginning of the end for Danger Kitty.

In October of 1983, the mascara had begun to run. Overspending, poor money management and copycat Glam Rockers soon knocked Danger Kitty off the teased hair scene. Achieve a little fame, get a little money and buy the most expensive women's clothing you could find. It was an all too familiar path traveled by a many would-be rock stars who let the success go to their heads. Danger Kitty had fallen into the trap and by February of 1984, their assault on the fashion industry had come to a screeching halt.

Reduced to private parties and PTA meetings, Danger Kitty frontman, Michael Diamond, kept a positive outlook during the lean years. "Look man," said Diamond "life runs in circles. Boxer shorts, man? They're back. Back in a big way. And platform shoes? Back. Now, will Glam Rock be back? Man, I don't know. But what I do know is boxer shorts and platform shoes - and they're back, man. They're back."

Words never rang truer, for only a couple months ago, Danger Kitty was approached by Discover Card to star in their latest ad campaign. It took all of about 2.3 seconds for the band to come back to Discover Card with a resounding, "$@#! yeah, dude, what are you kidding us, of course, where do we sign, anyone got a pen?!!"

The Kitty was back.

"Listen man," Diamond said after signing the Discover Card deal, "if selling out to these corporate, fascist, pinko-lovin', yes-men is what we've got to do to get back to the top, then that's what we're gonna do. They're giving us exposure, a cd deal, a sponsored gig or two, and some of those really nice frilly things you attach to your sleeve to look like a pirate. It's cool, man. It's cool."

Yes, Michael, it is cool. Now the only question that remains is if the world will think it cool. Are they ready for another onslaught of ripped jeans, teased hair, and uninspired lyrics? No one knows for sure. But, if Danger Kitty can return to their magical 1983 form, well, let's just say hairspray sales should dramatically increase.


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Friday, May 1, 2020

Steel Panther - Heavy Metal Rules [Official Video, lyrics & T-shirt]

Steel Panther - Heavy Metal Rules  #PMRC

A really nice music video with a lot of boobs!!!

Steel Panther - Heavy Metal Rules (Lyrics)

Couldnʼt make no money as a singer Didnʼt seem to get too far
So I sell pot brownies and Vicodin From the back seat of my car Movinʼ back to Chicago
Gonna rest my achinʼ head Spotify took my last 2 cents And the butter for my bread

Gene Simmons said it Rock and roll is dead

I never did it for the money I only did it to get laid
But I canʼt buy shots for the ladies If thereʼs no way to get paid
Now I canʼt get make money on my good looks Canʼt make it on applause
So I sell nose beers to the kiddos And thumb my own nose at the laws

But Iʼm never ever gonna stop playing Even though rock and roll ainʼt paying Cuz heavy metal rules
Heavy metal rules Heavy metal rules
And everybody else can suck my fucking dick

Gonna make my money stealing hub caps
And selling black tar on the streets Taking handbags from old ladies
While they respond to Trumpyʼs Tweets Apple came to town a ringing
A death knell for the band
If I canʼt make money selling records Gonna make it any way I can

And Iʼm gonna keep on rocking your ass
As long as Iʼm on the right side of the grass Cuz Heavy Metal rules

Heavy Metal rules
Heavy Metal rules!
Madonna, she’s a dick!
That punk shit belongs on Mars!
Dokken, Van Halen,
They all fucking Rule!!!!
And everybody else can suck my fucking dick

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019

2001 Documentary on 80s Hair Metal

2001 Documentary on 80s Hair Metal

(Just interviews, music edited out.) Interesting profile featuring interview clips with Dee Snider, Rob Halford, Phil Collen, CC DeVille, Kip Winger, Jani Lane, Slash, Bret Michaels, Richie Sambora, filmmaker Penelope Spheeris and many others. Hosted by Shannen Doherty, they talked first about the pioneers of metal in the 70s going into the early part of the decade (Led Zeppelin, AC/DC, and especially Van Halen) and how it started off in the early 80s as more underground music that edgy dudes listened to, but started going more mainstream with kids and female fans because of MTV exposure circa 1983. This unexpectedly sparked the PMRC and especially conservative religious parents of teenagers to be against it as it gained popularity. They even showed a flashback clip of this one bitch talking about her "de-metal-ing" program to get kids out of heavy metal clothes and albums. On the flip side, afterwards they covered how the rise of pop influenced mainstream metal bands like Bon Jovi, Whitesnake, Poison, Motley Crue (though they were the heaviest of the pop bands) and Def Leppard's Hysteria album made it really accessible by 1987. They also covered the heavier, louder thrash metal in contrast to the mainstream stuff, and Guns N Roses kinda bridging the gap between the two genres later on. Then finished with how the glam bands started getting overexposed which paved the way for grunge rock in 1991. After the hair bands faded, it was only the heavier bands like Metallica (that weren't trendy) who kept being popular.

Saturday, November 30, 2013

Glam Metal / Hair Metal

This is a republication of

Glam Metal 

I am not the author of this cool article.


Glam Metal, or Hair Metal as it's often called, is a genre of music dedicated to sex, drugs, rock n' roll, and pretty men with long hair wearing a shit load of makeup.

Finnish Glam Punk band Hanoi Rocks: Yes, the blonde one's a dude

Just The Facts

  1. Glam Metal was invented in the 1980s as an extension of British Glam Rock... like every American version of something British, ours is dumber and sluttier
  2. Glam Metal is pop-y, with lyrical content primarily about sex, and occasionally about drugs, or getting in fights.
  3. Glam Metal is generally shunned by fans of other genres of Metal because it's... well yeah.
  4. Glam Metal musicians have been known to get laid more than musicians in any other genre of music.
  5. Glam Metal dudes are the only guys who can get laid by thrusting their hips at a girl and asking if she "wants a ride"
  6. The author of this article thinks glam metal dudes are sexy.
  7. There are three basic looks in glam metal "Glam Pirate" "Glam Cowboy" and to a lesser extent "Glam Biker"
  8. Shiny objects and tits are the easiest way to get a glam metal dude's attention.
  9. Glam Metal is actually really fucking manly, in as much as these dudes did nothing but bang hot chicks, do drugs, and get in fights.

Glam Metal in General

Glam Metal is a genre of heavy metal influenced mainly by glam rock (David Bowie, T. Rex, Roxy Music, The New York Dolls) and the chicago electric blues, and typified by long teased hair, bright or dramatic makeup, flamboyant costumes, showy live performances, and decadence beyond any normal human's wildest imaginings. These guys took the "sex, drugs, and rock n' roll" motto and took it further than it had ever gone before or has ever gone since.
Bands include Poison, Motley Crue, Twisted Sister, Pretty Boy Floyd, Dokken, Kiss, Guns n' Roses, Skid Row, Ratt, Faster Pussy Cat, W.A.S.P (Which might stand for: Without Acronym, sorry people), Van Halen, Danger Danger, Hanoi Rocks (technically glam punk), Cinderella, and many others too numerous to name.
The look usually involves lots of leather, metallic and neon colors, fishnet, spandex, chains, chiffon, leopard print, and occasionally fur. One will often see a lot of men in boots, popular styles being decked out cowboy boots, motorcycle boots, and platform heeled hooker boots. Generally the look is a mixture of slutiness and badassitude that was basically created by putting on all the items of clothing dudes associate with stuff they like at the same time (fishnets, cowboy boots, scarves cause pirates are badass, makeup cause hot chicks wear makeup, and leather cause leather is sexy and badass)
Habits of Glam Dudes
  1. Glam Metal dudes frequently use their boots as pockets, keeping knives, cigarettes, lighters, and lipgloss in there because their pants are too tight for the pockets to be anything more than decorative.
  2. Glam Metal dudes address everybody as: babe, dude, bro, baby, sweetie, darlin' or honey. Unsurprisingly "babe" is a gender neutral form of address. They do this because they're usually too inebriated to remember people's names.
  3. Glam metal's drugs of choice are generally cocaine and alcohol.
  4. Glam dudes are generally a pretty macho bunch, despite spending three hours on their hair. Insult them at your own peril, lugging around amps and having sex constantly means they're usually stronger than they look, and they like to get in fights, and if you lost, seriously imagine the shame, man.
  5. Glam dudes are required to have dated at least one stripper in their life before officially being considered glam dudes. They do this by shopping for clothes at the same places as strippers... or so I suspect.
  6. Glam dudes have an inordinate fondness for bandanas, wearing them as skull caps, head bands, tying them to belt loops, and tourniquet style around their arms. This is because bandanas serve a myriad of purposes to glam dudes, as they can be used to keep rampant hair out of the way, as a tourniquet in preparation to inject heroin, for an impromptu bondage device with a groupie, to absorb the effects of a cocaine induced nose bleed, or to dab away sweat that might otherwise ruin their makeup... also because bandanas remind them of pirates.
In the 80s this was the face of badass.

How The Hell did That Start?

Glam Metal first appeared in the late 70s/early 80s in Los Angeles around the Sunset strip, by such bands as Van Halen, London (the first band of Motley Crue's famously slutty and strung out bass player Nikki Sixx), Kiss, and Quiet Riot, with guys that liked both Led Zepplin and T. Rex... and also liked strippers and cocaine.
After Quiet Riot's record hit the genre became famous, and record companies realized that these guys had hit on some magical formula that both managed to impress teenage boys (songs about sex, blending in with the babes in their music videos) and to make teenage girls swoon (hip thrusting and glitter, teenage girls fucking love glitter)
This formula also worked to get these guys laid like crazy, one musician famously having had sex 4,000 times. This proves that long blonde hair and slutty outfits don't just work for getting male attention, women are just as likely to fall for scantily clad members of the opposite sex with pretty hair.
In any case soon enough plenty of new bands were popping up bringing more pop influence, and taking the look up a notch.
Motley Crue whorin' it up

The Golden Age

In the mid to late 80s glam metal grew to epic proportions because it was accessible and about the world's most relatable subject matter. This was the era when fame allowed even more rampant debauchery than before, and guys in bigger bands could go through thousands of dollars worth of drugs a day, and have an endless parade of groupies advancing through their bedrooms.
Hair got bigger, egos somehow managed to increase, and yet more spandex was added, because why the hell not? Similar genres like Glam Punk (a more cerebral, more political version of glam metal) emerged creating bands like Hanoi Rocks, and Dogs D'amour who sang songs that weren't about sex sometimes, and also liked The Ramones.
In other cases bands like Twisted Sister, and Lizzie Borden took the look to a disturbing drag-queenish extreme, making up in shock value what they lost in sex appeal (and god did they lose in sex appeal).
Twisted Sister: The unholy love child of a drag queen and the monster under your bed
During this period, Motley Crue's vocalist (Vince Neil) and bass player (Nikki Sixx) had a who could go longest without bathing and still fuck groupies contest, which ended when a groupie threw up on Nikki.
More and more bands hopped on the band wagon, leading to bands like White Snake humiliating everyone in later life, and Bon Jovi being momentarily awesome... a moment he never forgot and has been trying to recapture since.
However Dee Snyder being terrifying aside, this era was filled with hard rocking, rampant drug abuse, dudes in makeup, babes in little to no clothing, a complete and utter lack of angsty crap, and guitar solos that showcased both the musical abilities and flexibility of the performer. In other words this era fucking kicked ass.

Later Glam Metal - Modern Glam Metal

In the early to mid nineties glam metal/hair metal bands were still producing plenty of new material, especially bands like Skid Row, Guns N' Roses, and The Bullet Boys, but despite this the genre fell out of favor because men got sick of holding themselves to the same standards of grooming they held for women, and pretending to be deep and sensitive seemed easier, so everyone got into grunge and pretended to care about crap.

Kurt Cobain: The guy who ended the era of constant sex and partying and brought us angst.
Modern Glam Acts
Despite the mainstream death of glam metal, an underground following for it has continued to exist, biding its time until the world wants to party again. Modern bands that follow in the tradition include Dirty Penny, Wildstreet, Veins of Jenna, The Dirrty Angelz, and many more. Somehow, despite these bands being relatively underground, they continue in the tradition of their forebearers having massive numbers of groupies and doing tons of cocaine.

Lyrical Genius in Glam Metal

Glam Metal is "well known" for its "deep and thoughtful" lyrical content... but some lines shine out among the rest, those lines are showcased here.
"Taste the fire, lick the wind" - Poison - Ride The Wind
Not drink the wind, lick the wind, they want you to lick it. To add insult to injury they then go on to repeatedly misuse the phrase "midnight sun" which is only supposed to refer to Alaska... and unless that song is somehow about riding motorcycles through Alaska it makes no goddamn sense, actually even if it were about riding motorcycles through Alaska it wouldn't make any goddamn sense.

"I got my finger in the pie
my hand in the cookie jar
It's Just A Lick And A Promise
In The Back Seat Of My Car" - Motley Crue - Bad Boy Boogie
Crue's grasp of metaphor is so subtle and delicate, it's quite stunning.

"I know a thing or two about -- sweet little sister
Her mama kill her if she knew what she do -- sweet little sister
She'll love ya black and blue -- sweet little sister
Mona Lisa with a new tattoo
She's my sweet little -- sweet little sister" - Skid Row - Sweet Little Sister

What's great here is you have no idea what to focus on, the fact that he's implying his little sister is a whore, the fact that he's implying his little sister is a dominatrix... or the fact that he's implying that both of these facts turn him on.

"We got the fist, the fist of fury
We're fighting for love
We're not giving up," - Wildstreet - We Got The Fist
Am i the only one who thought about fisting here? Seriously?

Glam Metal Style

As stated before there are three basic looks in glam metal, which are "Glam Pirate/Glam Gypsy," "Glam Cowboy," and "Glam Biker/Glam Mercenary." This is because the idea is to basically look like a lawless badass who doesn't play by the rules, including the rules about men not wearing makeup. Admittedly this section is largely an excuse for me to put up pictures of pretty pretty men in makeup.
The Pirate Glam/Gypsy Glam Look
Pirate glam and gypsy glam share a sort of half destroyed decadent look to them, with a lot of sort of frayed and distressed velvet, scarves, and tons of jewelry. Glam dudes like dressing like pirates because pirates are bad-ass, don't play by the rules, collect shiny things (treasure, dubloons, jewels), and also because a quick glance at the romance novel section in any bookstore or by the checkout of a grocery store will tell you that women go nuts for pirates... thus pirate glam. Captain Jack Sparrow bears an uncanny resemblance to a lot of glam metal dudes.

Hanoi Rocks: Glam Pirates

Captain Jack Sparrow: Hm, eyeliner... wild hair... bandana head band...lots of jewelry... open shirt, this all seems strangely familiar.
The Cowboy Glam Look
The cowboy glam look is usually quite brightly colored and glitzy, borrowing elements more from the outfits of country musicians than actual cowboys, heavily embellished cowboy hats and boots, and blinged out belt buckles are usually involved. Glam dudes like cowboys because they're free roamin' badasses in a lawless wild desert, because they wear bandanas, because their boots have a heel and pointed toes, because spurs are shiny, and because much like pirates, women fucking love cowboys.

Nikki Sixx: Glamin' it up cowboy style
The Biker Glam/Mercenary Glam Look
Biker glam and mercenary glam tie in together because they both tend to involve lots of black leather, and often peaked military caps, as well as chains, and more skulls than you'd normally see in glam metal. This works well because glam dudes like leather, shiny things like military decorations, and excuses to wear chaps (See: Cowboy Glam)
Pretty Boy Floyd: Glam Bikers
The "Generally Not Reccomended" Look
There is actually a secret fourth glam metal look which is the "generally not recommended." It goes something like this:
Wasp: Generally not recommended

Groupies: To Compensate the Male Readers

If you didn't enjoy the previous sections, here are some of the babes who dated/slept with glam metal dudes to make up for it.
Susie Hatton: Brett Michael's ex-girlfriend
Pamela Anderson: Tommy Lee's ex-wife
Brandie Brandt: Nikki Sixx's ex-girlfriend
Donna D'errico: Another of Nikki Sixx's ex-girlfriends

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Monday, February 4, 2013

Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy

Tesla - Modern Day Cowboy
Music video by Tesla performing Modern Day Cowboy. (C) 1986 UMG Recordings, Inc.

Kick ass song.  A somewhat shitty video but not as shitty as the short mullet of the drummer.  Grow your hair faggot!  You're in a metal band!!  The singer looks like... well, crap.

Modern Day Cowboy lyrics

Stormy night under jet black skies, Billy pulls into town
The thunder rolled and the lightning bolts come crashin' to the ground
Cold as ice, hard as stone, as he walks into the room
With another man who was feeling the same way, all hell's breakin' loose

Bang bang, shoot 'em up, bang bang, blow you away

It's a showdown in the no man's land, for the cowboy of the modern day
Come sundown, don't be hangin' round, 'cos the cowboy'll blow you away

Al Capone and the Bad Boy Jones, on the wrong side of the law
Johnny D and his company, always first to the draw,
Gangster lean, feelin' so mean, try to take more than their share
'Cos all they saw was ruling it all, the scent of blood was in the air



So here we are and we've come this far, but it's only getting worse
Foreign lands with their terrorist demands, only cause the good to hurt
The U.S.A., the U.S.S.R., with their six-guns to their side
I see the message, written on the wall, too much anger deep inside

Bang bang, shoot 'em up, bang bang, blow you away


Tuesday, January 22, 2013

Big House - Dollar In My Pocket (Pretty Things)

Big House - Dollar In My Pocket (Pretty Things)   official video 1991 Canada

This song is fuckin' cool!  One of my favorite song!!

Dollar In My Pocket (Pretty Things)

Like yo favorite thing
Dressed 2 please
Got U on yo knees
Diggin the Pretty Things
If U can baby
U can sleep alone
If its good that way
What U aint got U dont need anyway yeah
If U dig the Pretty Things yeah

Oooh Come along
I got a Dollar in my Pocket 4 U
Oooh Come along
& U can have it if U want it

She wuz 17 when she caught my eye
She held me close she made me cry
She said 'Come on, boy
Show me yo Pretty Thing', yeah
Now lil' sister
She wants me now
Wants me 2 show her, show her how low
2 dig the Pretty Things!!

Oooh Come along (Ah come along, yeah)
I got a Dollar in my Pocket 4 U (Oh I got a Dollar in my Pocket)
Oooh Come along (Ah come along)
& U can have it if U want it, baby
Oooh Come along (Ah come along, yeah)
I got a Dollar in my Pocket 4 U (Oh I got a Dollar in my Pocket)
Oooh Come along (Ah come along)
& U can have it if U want it, baby

Nows time wont U do me, yeah

Now Papa never told no lies
Mama never blinked her eyes
She knows about her boy
Luvs a Pretty ... is a Pretty Thing
And U can dance
If U cant sing boy
U laugh until yer cryin
If U dig the Pretty Things!!

Oooh Come along (Come along yeah)
I got a Dollar in my Pocket 4 U (Oh I got a Dollar in my Pocket)
Oooh Come along (Ah come along)
& U can have it if U want it, baby
Oooh Come along (Ah come along yeah)
I got a Dollar in my Pocket 4 U (Oh I got a Dollar in my Pocket)
Oooh Come along (Ah come along)
& U can have it if U want it princess

Last chance wont U do me, yeah

Oooh Come along (Come along)
I got a Dollar in my Pocket 4 U (Oh I got a Dollar in my Pocket)
Oooh Come along (Come along)
& U can have it if U want it

U got 2 have it
Got 2 want it!!

Like yo favorite thing
Dressed 2 please
Got U on yo knees
The Pretty, Pretty, Pretty Things

Sunday, January 20, 2013

Steel Panther - Death To All But Metal

Steel Panther - Death To All But Metal

A 2003 single when their band name was Metal Shop / Metal Skool
reutilized in 2009 on the Steel Panther album Feel The Steel


"Death To All But Metal"

All right!
C-c-come on!

Fuck the Goo Goo Dolls, they can suck my balls
They look like the dorks that hang out at the mall
Eminem can suck it, so can Dr. Dre
They can suck each other, just because they're gay

They can suck a dick, they can lick a sack
Everybody shout, "Heavy metal's back!"

Death to all but metal
Death to all but metal
Death to all but metal

Death to Papa Roach, Blink 182
All those fucking pussies sounds like doggy-doo
Wearing baggy pants, spiking up their hair
They're not worth the crust on my underwear

Where is Def Leppard? Where is Mötley Crüe?
Why do all my lyrics sound like Dr. Seuss?

Death to all but metal
Death to all but metal
Death to all but metal

Kill those fucking fuckheads who program MTV
They can suck my ass with all the record companies

Death to Britney Spears, kill the little slut
Kill Madonna too and then fuck her in the butt
Fuck Mariah Carey, death to Sheryl Crow
They can kiss each other on their camel toe

50 Cent's a fag, so is Kanye West
Shooting hot sperm on each others' chest

Death to all but metal
Death to all but metal
Death to all but metal

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