Still lovin' my 80's metal!

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  1. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Sitting here recuperating from a recent car accident (yes, I'm fine thanks) and revisiting some 80's metal goodness.

    Sure, there was a great deal of cheese that was being pumped out at the end of the decade, but there's no arguing there was a ton of solid stuff that still holds up. It was a good time for music; nobody was taking anything too seriously...the circus was in town and it was all good as far as I'm concerned.

    Feel free to share! Here's a few samples of what I've had on today. I'll start with the more well known and touch base on some lessor known bands that I still enjoy.

    Maiden's "Wasted Years" (Can't help but air jam on this one) Iron Maiden - Wasted Years (Official Music Video) - YouTube

    Krokus' "Screming in the night" (Makes me want a beer) KROKUS - Screaming In The Night - YouTube

    Motley's " Knock 'em dead kid" (Shout at the devil is just a raw album...good stuff) Mötley Crüe - Knock 'Em Dead Kid - YouTube

    Judas Priest "Don't go" (always liked the video...rabbits and ****!) Judas Priest - Don't Go - YouTube

    Ratt 'The morning after" (80's metal royalty) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YcT0x9W0G6o

    KISS (yes, I count Creatures of the night as a metal album) Just a crunchy bad-* song that's infectious: "Saint And Sinner" KISS - Saint And Sinner - YouTube

    Twisted Sister "Love is for Suckers" (Sure it's poppy but still makes me head bang while in the shop) That's of course when I don't have whiplash. :unsure
    Twisted Sister - Love is for suckers - YouTube

    Dokken, "It's not love" (C'mon, it's Dokken!) Dokken - It's Not Love (HD music video) - YouTube

    Stryper, 'To hell with the devil" (Still out there killing it and one of the most underrated bands of the of the decade) Stryper To Hell With The Devil - YouTube

    A few lessor known bands that if any of you enjoy, I'm sure we would be instant bros. :thumbsup

    Enuff Z nuff, "We're all Allright" (I almost stuck these guys up top, but they came and went so fast that I had to list them down here. Howard Stern and I are in agreement that these guys were one of the better bands of the 80's that just didn't quite catch. Enuff z'nuff - We're All Alright - YouTube

    Vain, "No Respect" VAIN - No Respect - YouTube

    Pretty Maids, "Future World" Pretty Maids - Future World - YouTube

    Saxon, "Ride like the Wind" (A cool cover...always liked these guys) Saxon Ride like the Wind - YouTube

    More later!

    Note: Yeah, I get it. A few of you are itching to chime in about how much 80's metal sucked, etc. This thread wouldn't be for you. This is for the older bucks.

    -Rylo
     
  2. slave1pilot

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    mrs.slave1pilot is forever stuck in the 80's and loves her hair metal.
    Just this morning she was watching the "It's not Love" video on DVD.
     
  3. gunnerk19

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    Rock as a whole was great in the 80's...

    Maiden, Whitesnake, Metallica, Journey, Toto, Rush, 38 Special, Queensryche, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Slaughter, Nelson (yes, Nelson), Tony McAlpine...
     
  4. Rylo

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    Love me some Dokken! 'Live at the Sun' is a great album.

    -Rylo

     
  5. El Duderino

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    This music always gets me pumped!
     
  6. Rylo

    Rylo Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Interesting how Vinnie Vincent invasion simply became Slaughter without Vinnie, isn't it!?

     
  7. gunnerk19

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    yup yup
     
  8. sebastian

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    Never enough Maiden or Kiss in my opinion. Best concerts I ever went to were these bands shows.

    I have two boys under the age of twelve that can't get into my "old guy" music. That kills me.

    Cheers

    Sebastian
     
  9. Flagg

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    I still love a bunch of the 80's metal. OzzY, Metallica, Queensryche, Dokken, Megadeth...

    These are the guys that got me started playing guitar and I blame George Lynch for causing my carpal tunnel syndrome trying to learn Mr. Scary.
     
  10. Rylo

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    George, Jeff and Brown are going out as, "Tooth & Nail" without Don. Don didn't want to work with them so they said **** him, Jeff can sing! He can, too!

    I mean, really well! Check it out:

    Dokken - Just Got Lucky (Live) Jeff Pilson Singing - YouTube

     
  11. knightdriver2001

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    I spent yesterday at work listening to some of my 80's CD's.

    Made it through all of my Twisted Sister Stay Hungry album then
    jumped around between Ozzy, Metallica and Motley Crue.

    My boss wasn't fond of it so........

    It was a good day indeed!
     
  12. Rylo

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  13. WarPig

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    More often than not I tune in the "Hair Metal" channel on Rhapsody as I work :D

    Although it may not technically be Metal, Mr. Big (Paul Gilbert on guitar) is a fave when I feel like banging my head on the laptop. And let's not forget Quiet Riot...
     
  14. Rylo

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    Dude, Paul Gilbert is amazing and does indeed count.

    I've loved his old band Racer X since day one.

     
  15. Flagg

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    Lynch Mob had some great stuff. George is such an amazing guitarist. I remember hearing that the last album he did with Dokken he just recorded all his stuff separate and handed it in so he wouldnt have to be in the same room as Don Dokken. lol
     
  16. gunnerk19

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    .......
     
  18. Wes R

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    If it wasn't for vh1 classic and the 80s videos my days would be boring as nothing else is ever on. Nearly every cd I owe is from the 80s as after the 90s started music went to crap.
     
  19. Sluis Van Shipyards

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    I still have all kinds of that stuff on my MP3 player. I can't stand Judas Priest, with a few exceptions or Pink Floyd.
     
  20. Eopie Herder

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    So great to see all the love for Dokken! Lynch is who inspired me to pick up the guitar way back in 87....I can still listen to all of those albums. ( the first ones, that is...after they broke up and re-united briefly I didn't care for those) Lynch Mob had some great songs too.

    I've had the privilege of meeting George a few times, this one was a few years ago at a guitar clinic in Raleigh.

    [​IMG]
     
  21. slave1pilot

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    I saw George at Disneyland a few years back
    he was waiting in line for Jungle Cruise.
    I did not disturb him.
     
  22. trooper

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  23. MFP 2020

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    Good plan. The man got HUGE! :eek

    Ah, good times. Loved Dokken, Ratt, Priest, Cinderella, Accept, Kix...

    Still do. I had a Dokken mix CD as my gym music for most of the 90s.

    I was never a huge Ozzy fan (although I did buy "Bark at the Moon"), but even now I'll listen to "No More Tears" and marvel at how well-constructed a song it is.
     
  24. Rylo

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    Bon Jovi did not sign the band. He hooked them up by simply suggesting his A&R rep take a look which led to them getting a deal.

     
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  25. slave1pilot

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    I also like my hair metal.
    I just put new knobs on the Strat tonight;
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  26. trooper

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    huh, i always heard he signed them on, dont remember where i heard it, i thought it was mtv....ya know, back when they actually played music videos :lol
     
  27. Eopie Herder

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    Are those the licensed knobs that Fernandes ( I think) released about ten years ago?

    I used Gentle Giant Bust-Ups heads for mine.
     
  28. mike5150

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    I'm a big fan of 80's hard rock and metal!! Scorpions, Ratt, Dokken, Ozzy, Tesla and the list goes on and on.
     
  29. slave1pilot

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    yes they are.
    1 STAR WARS GUITAR VOLUME KNOB | eBay
     
  30. Cpl Smith

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  32. madmax

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    EEEEERRRRRRR hello Guns n Roses,when g'n'r ripped the scene apart in 1987 it kicked the old and sometimes stale rock/metal world in the butt.
    Now, well Slash still rocks,velvet revolver are ok(sorry i hate scott)and G'n'r really don't have it.But they inspired soooooo many bands back then.

    Also Gary Moore's wild frontier album rocked,AC/DC back in black,all Ozzy stuff,and of course Motorhead

    I still have long hair(i'm almost 41),still play guitar and still listen to rock/metal everyday


    LONG LIVE ROCK N ROLL
     
  33. Bobtherocker

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    i'm also having a hair metal renaissance at the moment.
    My band at the time supported Saxon in the early 90's. Biff Byford was a total legend even though he was now playing smaller venues.
    He still came out with his trademark cup of tea LOL.

    Heard ride like the wind on a dance remix at work recently. All the younger folk i work with didnt quite understand my excitement and sudden burst of vocal energy.
     
  34. Clutch

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  35. Stormy320

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    :coolI love Metal
     
  36. Rylo

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  37. Scareb

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    I'm pretty pumped, I got floor tickets for when Maiden comes to Edmonton in July. This will be my second time seeing them.
     
  38. Eopie Herder

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    I always wanted a Kamikaze, really cool looking guitar! I did have one of the 25 Skull and Bones replicas that ESP made back in '99. I stupidly sold it a few years later.
     
  39. mike5150

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  40. gunnerk19

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    I think Maiden is the reason I got Tinnitus :lol :facepalm

    New Haven, CT 1987 Seventh Son tour, 6th row center. Couldn't hear right for 2 days afterward...

    And Frehley's Comet (opener) sucked... :thumbsdown
     
  41. Clutch

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    I was finally gonna get to see Maiden live when they were with Ozzfest. A few days before the show comes to my town and they drop off the tour!@!@L$@$@ I also kick myself every now and then for not seeing Van Halen on their 1984 tour when I had a chance to go.
     
  42. Krull

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    There's a few bands I like Maiden,Megadeth,some Metallica,Twisted Sister,GWAR et cetera.

    But-how about one I never hear talked of? Stormtroopers of Death?

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o7rpVRnuAcQ

    I know they go back to 1985 so that should mean they count.
     
  43. cayman shen

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    I still routinely play Megadeth, Slayer, GNR, Metallica (all 80s pre-suck), and much, much more. Once a metalhead, always a metalhead. If I hear "Dream Warriors" or RATT or "Final Countdown" or whatever, it puts a great big fat smile on my face.

    A couple of my random, less heard of faves were D.R.I. and Sacred Reich. Also, remember Dangerous Toys?
     
  44. mike5150

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    Yeah I remember Dangerous Toys! Do you remember Danger Danger?
     
  45. cayman shen

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    I don't but I'll have to look them up!

    I used to have a Dangerous Toys shirt that said "Sprotin' a Woody" in huge hot pink letters on the back. My teachers loved that, let me tell you :lol
     
  46. Qui-Gonzalez

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    More Maiden, LESS Dokken! How in the hells did Van Halen put Metallica before Dokken on the Monsters of Rock tour? I could quite literally feel my clothes moving with how loud(And awesome) Metallica was on that tour. I used the Dokken bit to go get a t-shirt and walk around til the Scorps came on.
     
  47. slave1pilot

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    I saw Dangerous Toys open for Warrant back in 88-89?
     
  48. slave1pilot

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    I saw that Tour
    Rice Stadium in Houston july 2, 1988
    [​IMG]
     
  49. Qui-Gonzalez

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    Kingdom Clone...wow. I had tried to forget about that band.
     
  50. slave1pilot

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    we showed up late due to being pulled over en route for open containers, so we "missed" Kingdom Come.
    Arrived just as Dokken took the stage.
     

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