There was a time when people scoffed at Hair Metal. But now with bands like Fall Out Boy, Paramore, and Daughtry being the popular rock bands of the day…I think everyone wishes for a return to that craziness that was the 80s. Everyone thinks Adam Lambert is ground-breaking for his androgynous style. Seriously? Have you seen a Poison video? Kings of Leon are “cutting edge” because they have a song called “Sex On Fire.” What about Warrant’s “Cherry Pie,” Faster Pussycat’s “Bathroom Wall,” Winger’s “Seventeen?” I mean seriously…they may not have been the best bands to ever rock our worlds…but they at least knew how to rock.
Steel Panther (the world’s greatest metal cover band) releases their first album of all new material this week, called Feel The Steel. And even as tongue-in-cheek as their material is…it’s still far more rocking that anything else that’s out there. Before you run out and buy the album (which you should absolutely do)…here’s a look back at some of the great hidden gems of the glam metal years. Everyone knows about the Hysterias…the Slippery When Wets…the Dr. Feelgoods…but what else was there when you peeled back the top layer?
The 11 Best Hair Metal Albums You’ve Forgotten About:
- Def Leppard – On Through the Night (1980) – It Don’t Matter
- Bon Jovi – 7800 Fahrenheit (1980)
- L.A. Guns – Cocked and Loaded (1989) – Never Enough
- Motley Crue – Too Fast For Love (1981)
- Tesla – The Great Radio Controversy (1989) – Paradise
- Whitesnake – Whitesnake (1987)
- Cinderella – Long Cold Winter (1988) – Gypsy Road
- Skid Row – Skid Row (1989)
- Faster Pussycat – Faster Pussycat (1987)
- Dokken – Tooth and Nail (1984) – Alone Again
- Ratt – Invasion of Your Privacy (1985)
Buy Steel Panther’s new album, Feel The Steel, now!!