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Subject: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: woops on 04/21/04 at 8:00 pm

My choice: Def Leppard  



BTW, bands like Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, The Cult also count as "other"  8)




Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: SmithsGirl on 04/21/04 at 8:41 pm

Guns n' Roses!!  ;D

with Def Leppard a close second



SmithsGirl

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: MLB on 04/21/04 at 9:37 pm

  I voted Def Leppard but a close second for me would be classic Van Halen.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Meltd0wn on 04/21/04 at 9:45 pm

Yes I'm the rare oddball who loved
Stryper

I even went to see them earlier this year when they got back together. hehe

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: NbC on 04/22/04 at 2:02 am

Scorpions

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 04/22/04 at 2:17 am

Def Leppard, hands down!  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: ragebass on 04/22/04 at 3:02 am

Iron Maiden and AC/DC

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Bobby on 04/22/04 at 5:28 am

I voted Def Leopard. Pure some sugar on me, Love bites and Animal are excellent.

I like Europe's 'Final countdown' but I'm not going to vote 'other' based on one song.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: rubixgirl on 04/22/04 at 11:41 am

I put Poison. I like the hair/glam bands. Wasn't into the heavier metal, like Megadeath and Metallica.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: duranchick on 04/22/04 at 2:43 pm

Rubixgirl - I'm with you about Poison, but for me Metallica is a close second.

I heard not long ago that Brett Michaels signed a contact with a country record label.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: rubixgirl on 04/22/04 at 2:47 pm


I heard not long ago that Brett Michaels signed a contact with a country record label.
  :o

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Dagwood on 04/22/04 at 7:17 pm


Yes I'm the rare oddball who loved
Stryper

I even went to see them earlier this year when they got back together. hehe


I love Stryper, too.  I would have loved to have seen them this year but they aren't coming to my area.

I chose other because I don't just have one fave...Stryper, White Lion, Europe...I love the hair metal.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Izod on 04/22/04 at 8:57 pm

My overall favorite would be hard to choose, but out of the one's you listed I choose Motley Crue.  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Tony20fan4ever on 04/23/04 at 12:28 am

How about these bands:
Megadeth
Iron Maiden
Motley Crue
Ratt
Motorhead
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
Anthrax(remember 'I'm The Man' and 'Bring the Noise' as well as 'Indians'?)
Venom('Black Metal' is one h*ll of a LOUD and HEAVY album!)
Skid Row
The Cult

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Izod on 04/23/04 at 12:33 am


Anthrax(remember 'I'm The Man' and 'Bring the Noise' as well as 'Indians'?)



Oh yeah! Also, "Got The Time" by them as well.  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: stingr22 on 04/23/04 at 7:19 am

Van Halen (Dave or Sammy)

I'm going to go see them this summer!  ;D

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: pennsygirl on 04/23/04 at 11:04 am

I'd have to go with AC/DC on this one or Judas Priest

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Tbullsr on 04/23/04 at 11:10 am

RATT-n-ROLL

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Tbullsr on 04/23/04 at 11:11 am


Yes I'm the rare oddball who loved
Stryper

I even went to see them earlier this year when they got back together. hehe


You're not an oddball. Stryper rocks

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: CatwomanofV on 04/23/04 at 11:15 am

Bon Jovi



Cat

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: bahmer on 04/23/04 at 2:47 pm


My choice: Def Leppard  



BTW, bands like Metallica, Ozzy Osbourne, The Cult also count as "other"  8)






Dokken

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Vapor Trails on 04/23/04 at 9:19 pm

My write in would be Dokken. Loved Ozzy's stuff in the 80s!

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: sputnikcorp on 04/25/04 at 11:55 am

from the list, guns and roses. not on that list, iron maiden.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: gamblefish on 04/25/04 at 4:13 pm


Yes I'm the rare oddball who loved
Stryper

I even went to see them earlier this year when they got back together. hehe


Stryper KICKS dude!!

On the list hands down...Guns 'N' Roses

Write in...toss up twixt Megadeth and Metallica. That's for the Eighties.

In the Nineties, Megadeth continued to get better and better and Metallica flushed themselves down the terlet (that's Archie-Bunker-speak for toilet...).

Imagine, a heavy metal band cutting their HAIR!! I mean, metal bands are like Samson...their power is in their HAIR, man. Sheesh...

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: AL-B on 04/25/04 at 5:43 pm

Back in the 80's, my favorite metal band was Guns N' Roses. It was as if this cool 70's badass hard-rock band traveled forward through time and dropped themselves right in the middle of the poofy-hair-spandex cheese-metal era. I loved it.
    Right now I really like a lot of Ozzy's stuff from the early 80's Randy Rhoads era. (One of the best guitarists ever!)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Lanie on 05/03/04 at 4:29 pm

Bon Jovi followed closely by Def Leppard.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Cheetara on 05/03/04 at 4:32 pm

Bon Jovi

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Tbullsr on 05/03/04 at 4:57 pm


Yes I'm the rare oddball who loved
Stryper

I even went to see them earlier this year when they got back together. hehe


You are not odd, STRYPER is excellent.

Tim
RATT-n-ROLL

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Rapture Man on 05/04/04 at 1:46 pm

STRYPER all the way.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: RockandRollFan on 05/04/04 at 1:54 pm


Def Leppard, hands down!  8)
I also went with Def Leppard :) I chose VanHalen/Hagar second though.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: resinchaser on 05/04/04 at 2:02 pm

Iron Maiden. Hands down.

I also liked WASP

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Powerslave on 05/04/04 at 4:05 pm

I chose GNR off that list, but Iron Maiden will always be my favourite 80s metal band, followed by Metallica.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: moonbaby345 on 06/09/04 at 6:40 pm

Def Leppard

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: PoPCultureGirl on 06/09/04 at 8:28 pm

Guns N' Roses followed closely by The Crue ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: resinchaser on 06/09/04 at 11:16 pm


Guns N' Roses followed closely by The Crue ;)


I grew up with my older cousins who were the biggest Crue fans going. We used to do little concerts in the basement with our imaginary instruments :P After seeing the video for "Wildside" I wanted to be just like Tommy Lee, unfortunately I have come up a few inches short ;)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: PoPCultureGirl on 06/10/04 at 7:02 am


I wanted to be just like Tommy Lee, unfortunately I have come up a few inches short ;)


I'm so sorry to hear that! ;D ;) :P

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: poison7j on 04/21/05 at 2:03 am

I would defininitely vote for poison..I would also pick..skidrow,ratt, twisted sister, quiet riot... 8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/21/05 at 5:52 am

Well Queen certainly had their hard-rockin moments, but just in case they don't count as "other", I'll say Metallica and AC/DC 8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: migi on 04/21/05 at 5:59 am

Mötley Crüe followed by Bon Jovi.
How is it possible that Poison's got as many votes as Mötley??? They are not even close compared to Mötley's achievements and how many hits they had....maybe 2-3.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: NullandVoid on 04/21/05 at 1:27 pm

I laughed at the selections I was given...I'm vote for Metallica

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: _adam_ on 04/21/05 at 2:10 pm

Def leppard

This poll should be called favorite 80`s hard rock/soft metal band

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Marty McFly on 04/22/05 at 2:46 am

As for "overall" selection of songs, I went with Van Halen 'cause I'm maybe one of the few who likes both eras. Dave & Sammy both have some cool solo material as well ("California Girls" and "One Way to Rock" being my favorites, respectively).

I was very tempted to put Bon Jovi on there though - simply 'cause Slippery When Wet was the very first "metal" album I ever heard, let alone was into (yeah, it was poppish, softer metal, even for 1987 let alone now, but still). I can remember when my mom bought that tape, I was listening to it alot. Took me a bit to get used to it, but once I did, I guess you could say I was a pretty cool 5 yr old, LOL! :)

However, outside of Slippery, the only songs by them I've been completely crazy about are "Runaway" and "Bad Medicine" although their first 4 albums are fairly good start to finish.

Basically it was SWW that got me "used to" the sound of heavy metal, thus the reason I was able to get into, say Judas Priest, Ozzy or even Metallica several years later. That's why I still would put them into the metal categoty, however laughable that may be to most people! ;)

However, I should say I've never liked hardcore or death metal at all. Maybe a couple of Pantera's less brutal songs if I'm in the right mood, but other than that, I like more 'catchy' metal.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: GoodRedShirt on 04/29/05 at 4:22 am

Def Leppard

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 04/29/05 at 5:36 am

Bon Jovi

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: Gis on 04/29/05 at 9:31 am

Dog's D'amour or the not very well known Electric Angels

Lillian Axe were a BIG favourite too as were Saigon Kick.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: iluvthe80s on 04/29/05 at 9:43 am

Tough choice, since I love most of the bands on the list, but I went with the Crue.  8)

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: whistledog on 05/21/06 at 9:48 pm

One Hard Rock band I really liked were The Headpins.  They were a Canadian group formed by Brian McLeod of Chilliwack.  They had several great songs that were mainly only hitsi n Canada, though they did reach the U.S. charts once in 1983 with the fantastic "Just One More Time"

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: rich1981 on 05/21/06 at 10:32 pm

Guns N' Roses

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 05/22/06 at 1:05 am


SPINAL TAP
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Actually, I didn't think of Spinal Tap until after I'd selected Van Halen. I mean, I hated ALL those bands back then, but retrospectively, Van Halen was definitely the best.

Subject: Re: Favorite '80's Hard Rock/Metal Band

Written By: HawkTheSlayer on 05/22/06 at 3:50 am

Hawk's Top 8 Hard Rock/Metal Bands Of the '80s-

(Y'all ready fo' dis???)

8. Scorpions
7. UFO (Phil Mogg & Co.- Too Hot To Handle, Lights Out, Just Another Suicide, Love To Love You, etc.)
6. Accept (The German duo- Balls To the Wall)
5. Ozzy Osbourne- Need I expound?
4. Krokus (The Swiss answer to hard rock- Midnite Maniac, Ballrm. Blitz, Eat The Rich, Headhunter, etc.)
3. Dokken (Only heard one song- Heaven Sent- but it rocked some serious @$$) :o
2. AC/DC- Again, need I expound?
AND! The Slayer's All-Time Hard Hitting favorite of the '80s:
1. Joan Jett ("Why, oh why can't we see thigh-to-thigh?")

Honorable Mentions- Spinal Tap, Judas Priest, and Twisted Sister

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