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  Hair metal - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Hair metal is a term used to describe a type of heavy metal music, and its associated fashion, that arose in the late 1970s in the United States.
Hair metal was aggressive, with lyrics often focusing on girls, drinking, drug use, and the occult.
Despite hair metal’s popularity at the time, many began to consider it unimportant or derisory, due to a common perception that the bands were more focused on their make-up, clothing (usually spandex), lyrics, and stage shows, than on their music.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Hair_metal   (904 words)

 Heavy metal music - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Ultimately, "pure" heavy metal would position itself at the periphery of pop culture, never quite at centre, and metal denizens contend that the move towards the centre was a commercialism that compromised both the artistic integrity of the form and the opportunity for messages to be taken seriously.
The era of mainstream metal, or "Hair Metal," came to an end with the emergence of Nirvana and other bands that were labeled "grunge" by the record industry and the music media.
Metal's profound influence on contemporary popular music is again seen in its effect on several bands in the garage rock revival set of the early 21st century.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/Heavy_metal_music   (4735 words)

 The Hair Hole: Nu Metal SUCKS!
Anti-hair metal, revisionist rock historians would have you believe that hair metal was dying out by 1987.
Kurt Cobain struck the fatal blow to hair metal, and, worse, he was proud of it.
Hair metal is not coming back to relive its glory days of the late '80s.
www.angelfire.com /80s/hairhole/numetal.html   (906 words)

 The Rock Hole: hair metal vs. grunge   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hair metal was so perfect for the '80s and so desperately out of place in the '90s that even the bands who were breaking sales records in the '80s had a tough time of it the following decade.
Grunge became just as much a movement as hair metal: armies of flannel shirts, unwashed hair, and huge boots and forced misery were cashing in on the trend just as much as hair metal bands were a few years previously, jumping on a bandwagon just to make a buck.
Hair metal, on the other hand, is, in the words of Joe Perry, just American rock and roll taken to the extreme.
rockhole.bravepages.com /grunge.html   (1882 words)

 Hair metal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hair metal is a type of heavy metal music that arose in the mid/late 1970s in the United States and was a strong force in popular music throughout most of the 1980s.
By the early 1990s hair metal bands were increasingly formulaic wonders.
A few Hair Metal bands perhaps most Bon Jovi who are often regarded as the progenitors have managed to stay commercially viable the 1990s.
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 : Hair Metal History :
Hair metal arose in the late 70s as a mix of traditional metal and "arena rock" bands such as Boston, Journey, and Styx.
As a result of their mainstream appeal, hair metal bands managed to convert a huge portion of rock fans and sold millions of albums throughout the 80s before their decline at the hands of the Seattle grunge movement.
Hair metal owes most of its success to the advent of MTV in 1981.
www.people.virginia.edu /~ecb5z/mdst110/lab3/history.html   (278 words)

 Hair metal - Art History Online Reference and Guide
Hair metal is a type of heavy metal music that arose in the late 1970s, in the United States, and was a strong force in popular music throughout the 1980s and early-1990s.
Hair metal performers became infamous for their debauched lifestyles, their long, teased hair, and effeminate use of make-up, clothing, and accessories, (traits somewhat reminiscent of glam rock.) Following Def Leppard's wildly popular Pyromania, and Van Halen's seminal 1984, hair metal became ubiquitous on radio and television.
In the early 1990s, hair metal became widely ridiculed, and increasingly formulaic, (for example, the music of Firehouse, Vixen, and Slaughter.) In 1991, the surge in popularity of grunge music, performed by Alice In Chains, Nirvana, and Pearl Jam, led to a decline in hair metal's popularity.
www.arthistoryclub.com /art_history/Hair_metal   (731 words)

 Hair Analysis: A Cardinal Sign of Quackery
Proponents of hair analysis claim that it is useful for evaluating a person's general state of nutrition and health and is valuable in detecting predisposition to disease.
Hair grows slowly (1 cm/month), so even hair closest to the scalp is several weeks old and thus may not reflect current body conditions for purposes of health diagnosis.
The use of a single multielemental hair analysis test as the sole means of diagnosis violates basic tenets of medical practice that laboratory findings should be considered together with the patient's history and physical examination, and that the practitioner should keep in mind that laboratory errors occur.
www.quackwatch.org /01QuackeryRelatedTopics/hair.html   (1794 words)

 : The Home of All Things Hair Metal :
Before we begin our journey into the inner workings of hair metal, we must first acknowledge that it, as a genre, is easily the least respected branch of "metal" music ever created.
Metal was made to be so loud and obnoxious that people your parents would absolutely hate it.
By fusing the limitless possibilities of metal with the pop sensibilities of the 80’s, the music industry inspired a wave of musicians who were judged more on appearances than musical stylings.
www.people.virginia.edu /~ecb5z/mdst110/lab3/thoughts.html   (434 words)

 PopMatters | Columns | Audrea Lim | Notes from the Margins | A Love Affair with Hair Metal: Kitsch, Irony and Posterity
As metal with pop-sensibilities, hair metal is caught in the limbo stage between the earlier, musically respectable metal it grew out of and the MTV-driven, image-based pop music of the 80s.
I wasn't old enough during the hair metal craze to have been exposed to it then, so that now when I listen to Poison or Warrant and watch their videos, it is from an entirely different standpoint than those people who actually experienced it at the time.
It may seem that the majority of people that listen to hair metal either seriously rock out to it or find it hilarious, but this is perhaps a crude method of categorization, for the same features of music can illicit very different but simultaneously occurring reactions in us.
www.popmatters.com /music/columns/lim/040505.shtml   (1362 words)

 Music.com ||| Hair Metal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Hair Metal is a derisive term applied to the slick, pretty, and pop-oriented heavy metal and hard-rock bands of the late '80s.
Wearing flashy clothing, heavy makeup, and large, teased hair, the bands had an appearance that was more distinctive than their music, though both their look and their sound became a curse in the early '90s.
After Nirvana brought grunge and alternative music to the top of the charts in 1991, hair metal bands quickly died, losing all of their popular support.
www.music.com /style/hair_metal/1   (234 words)

 Hair Metal Confidential
Mullets were NEVER a part of hair metal.
Metal Wire — I knew first-hand when model Rachel Hunter and Kip Winger broke up.
Although there are some exceptions, one should avoid any hair band after their third album.
www.globalpopconspiracy.com /confidential/hairmetal   (498 words)

 Epinions.com - Hair Bands and Headbangers: Top 10 80's Metal Albums
A harder-edged band at the time, this metal album was one of the driving forces behind the burgeoning popularity of metal in general.
Some of the more ‘mainstream’ bands - particularly the hair metal bands - had lead the way, but G n’ R took over from the instant this album came out.
Mixing bluesy metal and great riffs, their style was unique at the time, and still stands out as some of the best of the genre.
www.epinions.com /content_3522732164   (2003 words)

 MP3.com - the source for digital music!
Both records were criticized for being more pop than metal, as well as being targeted toward teenyboppers, yet the group managed to subtly change its image in the early '90s, moving away from metal and concentrating on straightforward arena rock and big ballads.
Of all the glam/pop-metal bands that crawled out of hair salons coast to coast during the mid- to late '80s, one of the more talented acts was New York's White Lion, led by singer Mike Tramp (originally from Denmark) and guitarist Vito Bratta.
In the glut of hard rock and heavy metal bands of the late '70s, their first albums got somewhat lost in the shuffle, although they were fairly popular in Europe and Japan.
www.mp3.com /genre/374/subgenre.html   (3957 words)

 Music.com ||| Pop-Metal   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
The least metallic variation of heavy metal, pop-metal became the most popular form of hard rock during the '80s.
Some pop-metal bands emphasized metal's most important building block -- the guitar riff -- more than others, but pop-metal's main attraction were the huge, catchy hooks that owed a great deal to the fist-pumping choruses of arena rock.
Pop-metal and hair metal (and the excess and formula that had come to be associated with both) were effectively wiped off the musical map by grunge in 1991; some pop-metal bands continued to record for smaller labels and cult audiences, but the music's reputation had suffered too much to restore its former glamour.
www.music.com /style/pop-metal/1   (474 words)

 New Wave Outpost Message Board - New Wave or Heavy metal?
To me hair metal was Led Zeppelin heavy metal dressed-up and amp-up to a comical degree.
The last and final metal genre to emerge in the 1980s was what is called Hair Metal.
Hair Metal was like some huge, ellaborate joke that even it's most rabid fans didn't seem to be in on.
www.nwoutpost.com /forum/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=4477   (612 words)

 Guitar Tricks - Hair Metal
Well first off Guns n roses are not hair metal, they are heavy metal.
Hair metal is basically glam rock and heavy metal mixed together,
When you say that hair metal is all about the hair, take a look at Dave Mustaine...Now thats a set of hair he has, all curled up.
www.guitartricks.com /forum/showthread.php?t=9875   (1061 words)

 The Rock Hole Rough Guide   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-11-07)
Anyway, this is my little potted history of hair metal, and anything else which doesn't really fit anywhere else on the site.
In the early days, the hair metal sound was much heavier, and still quite removed from the slick pop-rock we heard by the end of the decade.
If by "hair metal" you mean any band around in the '80s with a mullet then Tesla are just as much a hair band as Winger.
rockhole.bravepages.com /rough.html   (995 words)

 U R favourite popmetal,hair metal,glam rock band - amaderGaan Forum
Well maybe Judas Priest isn't a hair metal band (depending how you catagirize it) but from the mid 70's to early 90's metal wasn't metal without hair and slow or heavy they were all hair metal...
look rycubpa hair metal doesnt mean the guys must have long hair.its another trande of music.or u can say another branch of rock music.def leppard changed their music style from late 80.but they cant never be called a hair metal band.here is some comments about from world biggest metal site-
yes MM is using metal without being very metallic.but the name is established(band formed in mid 95).we hope that u can hear some pure metal songs from our next album.we r under prossesing for recording now.another thing we r not in battle....just discussic and shareing what we know.take care....
www.amadergaan.com /forum/showthread.php?t=9264   (1591 words)

 APS proves Beethoven had heavy metal hair
Beethoven’s hair was cut and kept as a memento.
The team performed nondestructive X-ray beam experiments involving side-by-side testing of six Beethoven hairs, a standard hair of known lead composition and a thin film of standard "lead glass" with a known lead composition.
The group plans to use microimaging to look at the distribution of lead in and on the hair to identify the presence of any surface effects and to determine the degree of recent lead exposure.
www.anl.gov /Media_Center/Frontiers/2002/c3facil.html   (531 words)

 Metal Mayhem - Heavy Metal CDs and Videos - Rare and Hard to Find
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 The Hair Hole: Who had the biggest hair?
If hair metal was a genre that was about being larger than life and about image, presumably the aim was to have the biggest image possible.
Still, Dee is probably hair metal's most infamous and recognisable figure, and he certainly typifies the image.
In a version of heavy metal that was devoid of anything remotely heavy, and where anger was replaced with smiles, Jon Bon Jovi was the leader.
www.angelfire.com /80s/hairhole/bighair.html   (1334 words)

 Epinions.com - The Top 10 Hair Metal Greatest Hit Albums of All Time
But most importantly, the musical era that was known as "hair metal." For those who need a brief definition, "hair metal" was a style of music that combined elements of pop and heavy metal.
While they had the dress and attitude of a hair metal band, it was obvious during their early years that they were trying to be something more.
As time progressed and as hair metal came to fruition, Dokken jumped on the bandwagon and created a more mainstream sound, and crafted two of the best power ballads of the 80's as far as I'm concerned: "Alone Again" and "It's Not Love." They have that sweet sounding melody mixed with dark, brooding guitar work.
www.epinions.com /content_1773904004   (2054 words)

 Hair as a biopsy material. V. Hair metal as an index of hepatic metal in rats: copper and zinc -- Jacob et al. 31 (3): ...
Hair metal as an index of hepatic metal in rats: copper and zinc -- Jacob et al.
Hair metal as an index of hepatic metal in rats: copper and zinc
Hair copper in 500 day-old adult rats was found to correlate directly with
www.ajcn.org /cgi/content/abstract/31/3/477   (178 words)

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