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"We're not ashamed of a little hairspray and makeup. We've always said it takes a real man to wear makeup."-Bret Michaels, Poison (1988)

 

There was a time-not so long ago-when pomp and spandex dominated MTV and pop radio playlists. American Hair Metalvisually celebrates this orgy of flamboyance, androgyny, and animal magnetism, of big-haired alpha males and the beautiful women who surrounded them.

 

Hundreds of striking photographs are surrounded by hedonistic ephemera from bands like Poison, Cinderella, Motley Crue, Skid Row, and Stryper, and wild interview quotes from major players such as David Lee Roth, Jon Bon Jovi, Sebastian Bach, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Bret Michaels, Don Dokken, and a good number of unsung heroes.

 

Interest in hair metal is currently exploding-witness the barrage of VH1 specials, arena-level revival tours, and reissue compilations that are even today best-selling CDs.

 

Author Steven Blush's brisk-selling American Hardcore(Feral House) made headlines when its eponymous documentary found kudos and major distribution after its recent Sundance premiere.

 Tawny Kitaen, who provides the introduction, is the much-Googled phenomenon known for her heavily publicized relationships with hair metal stars and her sexy turns in the genre's most striking videos.

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An extravagantly visual tribute to the 1980s glam rock phenomenon.

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Focusing on the heyday of MTV, "American Hair Metal" visually celebrates this orgy of flamboyance, androgyny, and animal magnetism, of big-haired alpha males and the beautiful women who surrounded them. Photos.

Synopsis:

“We’re not ashamed of a little hairspray and makeup. We’ve always said it takes a real man to wear makeup.”—Bret Michaels, Poison (1988)

There was a time—not so long ago—when pomp and spandex dominated MTV and pop radio playlists. American Hair Metal visually celebrates this orgy of flamboyance, androgyny, and animal magnetism, of big-haired alpha males and the beautiful women who surrounded them.

Hundreds of striking photographs are surrounded by hedonistic ephemera from bands like Poison, Cinderella, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, and Stryper, and wild interview quotes from major players such as David Lee Roth, Jon Bon Jovi, Sebastian Bach, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Bret Michaels, Don Dokken, and a good number of unsung heroes.

Interest in hair metal is currently exploding—witness the barrage of VH1 specials, arena-level revival tours, and reissue compilations that are even today best-selling CDs.

About the Author

Blush edited the successful punk rock history, "American Hardcore" (Feral House), and also wrote the screenplay to the feature length documentary of the same name which recently debuted at Sundance. Blush edited the music interview magazine, Seconds.

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ISBN:
9781932595185
Author:
Blush, Steven
Publisher:
Feral House
Subject:
Rock musicians
Subject:
Heavy metal (music)
Subject:
History & Criticism - General
Subject:
General Music
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Rock
Subject:
Genres & Styles - Heavy Metal
Subject:
Heavy Metal
Subject:
Music-Rock Songbooks
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Trade Paper
Publication Date:
20061031
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
160 Color photographs
Pages:
180
Dimensions:
8.00 x 10.00 in

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"Synopsis" by ,

“We’re not ashamed of a little hairspray and makeup. We’ve always said it takes a real man to wear makeup.”—Bret Michaels, Poison (1988)

There was a time—not so long ago—when pomp and spandex dominated MTV and pop radio playlists. American Hair Metal visually celebrates this orgy of flamboyance, androgyny, and animal magnetism, of big-haired alpha males and the beautiful women who surrounded them.

Hundreds of striking photographs are surrounded by hedonistic ephemera from bands like Poison, Cinderella, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, and Stryper, and wild interview quotes from major players such as David Lee Roth, Jon Bon Jovi, Sebastian Bach, Tommy Lee, Nikki Sixx, Bret Michaels, Don Dokken, and a good number of unsung heroes.

Interest in hair metal is currently exploding—witness the barrage of VH1 specials, arena-level revival tours, and reissue compilations that are even today best-selling CDs.

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