On a side note: what the hell does everyone have against Poison? Just because they wore makeup, they are gay? Just because Bret Michaels is an amazing singer, he is effeminate? Just because they were mainstream with hits like "Nothin But a Good Time" (my favorite song), "Every Rose Has Its Thorn", "Talk Dirty to Me", "Unskinny Bop", etc, they are crap sellouts? People should just appreciate the music for the music itself. Value what a guitar legend C.C. DeVille was and still is. Maybe people are just jealous because they have never gotten laid before.
Furthermore, I think people are coming of as huge hypocrites when they say they hate glam metal but think Van Halen Guns N Roses and Def Leppard are metal gods.
Though the 80's have past, there are still big Glam bands such as
Poison, KISS, Tigertailz, Van Halen.
These bands make us Hair metal fans proud.
Doesn't matter how many people discard it at not metal, it truly is apart of metal history.
If anything, Nu-metal should be getting the criticism, this is how i see it.
Nu-metal is alienated from metal, musically, because it is based on alien musical influences, namely rap. Glam metal may have been "watered down" for commercial consumption, but it never pretended to fuse metal with anything. To change a Poison song into something that would be universally regarded as traditional heavy metal you need only speed it up, thicken the guitars, change the vocals and tweak the rhythms and such. To change a Korn song into traditional heavy metal you have to completely deconstruct it, and remove something fundamental to it--namely, the rap elements. There is thus a great musical difference between glam metal and Nu-metal.
So, For those who don't agree that glam metal is metal and prefer to call it rock music, I would suggest you are attempting to re-write history. Calling bands from this genre un-metal or unworthy would ruffle many feathers of longtime fans of metal that know glam metal does have it's place in metal.
Glam Metal Was The Most Dominant Genre Of Music In The 1980's
Got more action then every hater of the genre will ever get.
"Shut the fuck up, virgin."
There aren't many deep songs in glam metal. I personally can only stand it when i'm driving around somewhere. If you're in the mood to listen about sex and drugs, then go for this.
Anyway to all the people calling it homosexual...well I agree with one of the previous posters on here. The guys in these glam metal bands probably got laid hundreds of more times than you ever will. And look up some of the lead singers bios. They've dated some of the most beautuful women in the world. And you call that gay?
Sure you can bash someone for their horrible style, but calling them gay for it, makes you an asshat.
On a side note:
Motley Crue, Van halen, Poison, and Whitesnake are some of the more famous glam metal bands.
Some new glam metal bands include: Crashdiet, Dirty Penny, Steel Panther, Hardcore Superstar, etc.....
Grunge person (All alone, depressed, smells like grease and crap): We don't play guitar solos, those are stupid
Glam Metal Musician (Surrounded by hot blonde groupies with huge tits): No, its not that you don't play them, its cause you can't play them!! hahahahahah!! Loser!!! Hahahahah!!!