Wow, now that's shallow...!
Posted by: John Q ()
Date: November 30, 2000 07:28AM

Kris, if you get off on guys looking like chicks - make-up, poofed out hair, threads from Gary Glitter's yard sale, etc. - because it signals 'the look' for you - so be it. But your 'the shorter the hair = the worse the music' analysis is about the most ridiculous thing I've ever read. Poison got worse with every layer of lost Revlon? Ditto for Cinderella? Def Leppard was boring, pre-'Hysteria' (ever even listened to 'Pyromania' & 'High N Dry'?!)? Great White didn't have a pulse before Lardie came on board (The EP, the s/t album ('Streetkiller' anyone?) & 'Shot In The Dark' are weak?)... are you SERIOUS?! Did your beloved XYZ start to suck the day Terry Ilous got a mohawk...? Your Hollywood mentality, i.e. only people with full heads of long beautiful hair and non-donut affected bodies really know how to rock is truly sad and a reflection of the shallowness that ultimately helped kill 80's hard rock/metal as a mainstream force. You can be 'larger than life' and have a 'look' w/o making a fool of yourself and undermine your whole credibility - that's why Metallica, Megadeth, Iron Maiden, Dream Theater, etc. are still going strong after all these years while 95% of all the MTV bands from the 80's are doing clubs and selling a few thousand albums - IF they're still together that is. The unfortunate thing is that had bands like Winger or House Of Lords, very talented musicians one and all, toned down their whole Ken Doll approach they might still have a career. The 80's image you think is sooo cool (and was cool back in the daze...but so was the Brady Bunch look in the 70's. Now there's fashion nightmare from hell...) - is an albatross, a dead end, and does a disservice to a band's credibility. Talk to Kip Winger about that some time...

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Bands that look COOL.... 268Kris11/29/2000 03:55PM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 135 Daniel 11/29/2000 09:14PM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 140 Maciej 11/30/2000 08:56PM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 137Peter M. Bietenholz11/29/2000 11:11PM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 118Kris11/29/2000 11:50PM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 119joe11/30/2000 02:08AM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 153 sfk kurt 11/30/2000 02:08AM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 146Gav11/30/2000 04:54AM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 124 sfk kurt 11/30/2000 05:47AM
RE: Bands that look COOL.... 124 RAMMY 11/30/2000 06:14AM
Wow, now that's shallow...!127John Q11/30/2000 07:28AM
RE: Wow, now that's shallow...! 134Kris11/30/2000 11:55AM
RE: Speak for yourself, not for others! 146Peter M. Bietenholz11/30/2000 07:53PM
Go Kris! 129 fanof1982 12/01/2000 04:49AM

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