1) A cranked up, stiff non-syncopated drum
beat. The snare drum must
be very loud. This is a result of a music industry in the 1980’s
that wanted to distance itself from any of the “boring” improvisational
aspects of hard rock music.
2) Squealing lead guitar that lacks any semblance of feeling
and may be dropped into any other song on recording by said band
3) Angry lyrics about
teachers, cops and parents who are
always f-ing with you. Sometimes even librarians may be a target in videos.
4) Lyrics about
members must laugh
incessantly at all of their own responses to interviewer's questions. (David Lee Roth started this trend be he actually was funny.)