"WORST OF HAIRMETAL 1980-1992"
"WORST OF HAIRMETAL 1980-1992" - Worst of? Well... there's no point adding the really "obscure" hairmetal releases. They were (more or less) rubbish in the first place anyhow, thus why the CD's are scarce and people are paying stoopid $$$ for them at eBay. Nope, you won't find the likes of Boycott, Brinx, CCCP, Radioactive Cats, Rock Candy, Steffaine, Tarzen, etc, etc. I'd literally have to add 100's and 100's of them. This is merely crap albums by so-called "semi-famous" and/or the "MTV famous" hairmetal artists of the golden era of 1980 to 1992. This is a work-in-progress project as I'm sure I forgot about plenty of stuff. ATTENTION!: Please keep in mind that I really do like/enjoy/luv many of these acts other releases, or/and many many other acts from this era of hardrock, it's NOT meant to be a slag at the entire genre of "hairmetal".
Tuesday, 19 April 2011
MR.BIG: "Mr.Big" (1989)
Yeah, yeah. G-R-E-A-T musicians... utter shite music. And the next one had "To Be With You"... my oh my. They sound like a watered down version of Van Halen vs. all those British blues hardrock acts of the early seventies (Free, Bad Company, etc). Much like Man City football a "dream-team" without a winning concept. Eric Martin in the role of Carlos Tevez, Paul Gilbert as David "Racer X" Silva, Billy Sheehan as "Bad" Kompany and Pat Torpey as Girlie Joe Hart. Originally formed in San Francisco, but later moving to Los Angeles, the band recorded their debut album with producer Kevin Elson. Now there's a strange choice considering they wanted to sound rough and "seventies". The bottomline, Eric Martin is a superb vocalist and the rest are all top notch musicians. It's merely a shame they're all below average songwriters on this platter.