"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".

Wednesday, 20 April 2011

VAN HALEN: "Diver Down" (1982)

Geez, the two best tracks are covers and the rest are, more or less, fillers. Eddie is a superb guitarist, Dave, the perfect frontman (please keep in mind that I wrote "frontman" - and not vocalist), but merely the debut and '1984' are great, classic 'David Lee Roth' era albums in my books. What good is the best hardrock guitarist in the world if he can't come up with any decent material??? Seriously, if you remove the smashing guitarwork, you'll end up with a clown and awful material to match the bozos.

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