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    Default Underrated 80s hair/glam bands!

    Recently ah've happen upon Great white, and ah honestly have no idea how they havn't got as big as say, Van Halen or Ratt. They have some really great songs!

    Why not post some bands here that don't get alot of love compared to some of the others out there.

    List of underrated bands that deserve alot more than they got (for me):

    Great White (Mark Kendall really has some great feel)
    Dokken (this one can be argued however, it seems a lot of people in the guitar world/obsessed with the 80s know about 'em)
    Tesla
    White Lion (Vitto Bratta has some really nice melodic leads)
    Cinderella


    Anyone else wanna pitch in?

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    Gonna post a coupla live clips of these bands in concert
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    Rella!
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    Lion!
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    (couldn't find a decent youtube clip of them back in the 80s)

    Finally, Tesla!
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    Here are a few of mine:

    Thunder
    Giant
    Babylon AD
    Steelheart
    Y n T


    Dann Huff was probably my number 1 rated under rated guitar player ever. Listen to Time to Burn from Giant. Whoa mama

    Also don't miss the chance at some new ones as well! CrashDiet and Crazy Lixx are GREAT new 80's style bands

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    Lots of good ones in this thread.

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    The problem is most bands that made it big in the mid 80s got lumped into the "beginning of the end." The sad part is, when all the copy cat bands popped out there was little concern about whether they were talented or not. it was all about the fad. Looking back on them more objectively now it's easy to see there was a lot of outstanding talent hidden under all that hair.
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrScary View Post
    Giant
    Y n T


    Dann Huff was probably my number 1 rated under rated guitar player ever. Listen to Time to Burn from Giant. Whoa mama
    Absolutely. Dan Huff was THE man. He wasn't all that underrated, tho. In the late 80s he was the best booked session and studio guitarist in L.A.

    And, yeah, Time to Burn (song and whole album) is a must listen to.


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    A few of my all time fav bands. Huge influence on my playing.





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    Quote Originally Posted by Heinz View Post
    JUNKYARD

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    junkyard kicks ass also crywolf,spread eagle.sleezebees,tora tora and yes that dude from giant rocked as did the dude from europe kee marcello and ofcourse all of the bands above dont forget smashed gladys
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    Quote Originally Posted by MrScary View Post
    Here are a few of mine: Steelheart .Eric
    +1 on these guys here !!!
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    Quote Originally Posted by JarrodTheBobo View Post
    List of underrated bands that deserve alot more than they got (for me):

    Great White (Mark Kendall really has some great feel)
    Dokken (this one can be argued however, it seems a lot of people in the guitar world/obsessed with the 80s know about 'em)
    Tesla
    White Lion (Vitto Bratta has some really nice melodic leads)
    Cinderella
    How old are you Jarrod? I wouldn´t call any of those bands underrated, they all made it quite big back in the day, except maybe Tesla
    My neighbours always listen to good music...Either they like it or not!!!!

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    White Lion kinda had a short shelf life...I was lucky enough to open for them two weekends in a row at small clubs, then they exploded. Shortly after, Vito left and they were never the same.


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    Quote Originally Posted by Bastardo View Post
    How old are you Jarrod? I wouldn´t call any of those bands underrated, they all made it quite big back in the day, except maybe Tesla
    Yep, TESLA was huge and exploded with their "FIVE MAN ACOUSTICAL JAM" Album (at least in europe) in 1990 and with "Psychotic Supper" they cashed in really big in 1991 and the next 2 or 3 years. Before 1990, tho, they were underrated.
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    Quote Originally Posted by KickstartMyHeart View Post
    Yep, TESLA was huge and exploded with their "FIVE MAN ACOUSTICAL JAM" Album (at least in europe) in 1990 and with "Psychotic Supper" they cashed in really big in 1991 and the next 2 or 3 years. Before 1990, tho, they were underrated.
    Oddly enough, I cross paths with TESLA tomorrow - they are playing in the showroom and we're in the nightclub.

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    Ah'm only 16 so ah can see what ya mean.

    Honestly just compared to some of the other bands out there, espeically Def Leppard, Poison, Ratt, Van Halen, and Motley Crue, ah almost never hear anything from any of the bands that ah listed, as well as many of the ones ah've seen posted by you guys.


    But then again my generation has absolutely no taste in music so...there is always that ultimatum as well.
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    Quote Originally Posted by popvamp View Post
    Oddly enough, I cross paths with TESLA tomorrow - they are playing in the showroom and we're in the nightclub.

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    Man that sounds like it'll be cool, heheh.

    Almost went to see Tesla myself last year, they were playing at the Casino Ballroom in Hampton Beach.
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    +1
    Always liked these guys.

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    XYZ was a little known but awesome band from late in the era.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dymqd4yuq5M

    And a hot chic cutting fire wood in the video is always cool - She can cut my wood anytime
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    I'm a huge fan of Pantera's glam era. I think most people write them off because of what they became, but their independent albums are definitely worth a listen. I like Pantera's first two major label releases, but I think their independent stuff is much, much better. Here's a couple worth listening to.



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