Sex, drugs, rock n’ roll and a shit load of hair spray and make-up.
That was 80’s metal.
As a Gen X gal, the 80’s still stands to be my favorite decade ever, especially the music.
In kindergarten I was the go-to kid for being able to name every single member of KISS. Impressive for a 4 year old huh? I used to paint my face like Gene Simmons too.
Guns N’ Roses changed my life. When Appetite For Destruction came out, it completely rocked my world. It is by far the greatest rock album of all time. In my early teens, I got my sex education just from listening to the lyrics. My GN’R t-shirt became a uniform and my walls were covered in posters of these bad ass rockers. Other 80’s metal bands I listened to were Metallica, Skid Row, Van Halen, Aerosmith and Motely Crue.
Needless to say, I am excited to begin working on this project, a feature film about middle aged rock stars and groupies.
Which hair metal bands were playing on your record player or tape deck in the 80’s?
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