>>61870267 Around 1993 all the hair bands bands panicked to find a different sound which resulted in Slang, Warrant's Ultraphobia, KISS' Carnival Of Souls, and that one Motley Crue album with the pig heads.
>>61870518 >Around 1993 all the hair bands bands panicked to find a different sound which resulted in Slang, Warrant's Ultraphobia, KISS' Carnival Of Souls, and that one Motley Crue album with the pig heads.
Actually MC first tried an alternative rock sound on the S/T which predates Generation Swine by three years.
There's a story that one of those hair metal guys (forget the group) went into the record label's offices one day to discuss their next album and he seems a huge Pearl Jam poster on the wall and was all like "Uh oh..."
"Videos are what killed heavy metal. The image became more important than the music. It was an awful thing especially for those of us who grew up before the video age since we were forced to do something we totally opposed in order to compete. The end result was some...thing like this (holds up a copy of Look What The Cat Dragged In). I mean, they had makeup and everything...that's not metal. And the worst part is that the real metal groups got lumped in with them. You had something that was more Bon Jovi and less Led Zeppelin."
>>61870986 He's not wrong. A lot of glam rock groups were actually very good musicians, but they were forced to adopt that slicked-back boyband sound/look to get on the radio. I don't think a lot of them wanted to actually do it, but they didn't have a choice. That's what the record labels demanded. Bands like Whitesnake and Racer X were heavier than their pastel-colored appearance suggested.
>>61871135 >>61870986 Bon Jovi got huge in the late 80s and all of the record labels demanded that bands copy them. That's what it boils down to. Whether you think they didn't have a choice or not is one thing, but you could also say they had no balls because Metallica et al refused to have any part in the MTV hair metal thing. Result: They're seminal, respected bands with multiple generations of fans while Cinderella is a joke reduced to playing at county fairs.
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