It’s time we all agreed that the 80s tended to be a little corny.
Who are we laughing at ? With the amount of over-the-top music videos floating around, it’s no wonder the grunge revolution took the exact opposite direction for the next few years. That doesn’t mean you should dismiss the rest of the decade on principle, though.
Outside of the grittier aspects of the 80s, there are just as many unknown songs worth listening to after all these years. From every rock music band, you could find people in their respective genres with great songs that you couldn’t hear on the radio, whether it was the era of synth rock coming into the pipeline or hair metal. which graced the charts at the same time.
There were even a handful of old guard groups coming out of the woodwork again, showing us that they could still be knocked down like they did in their prime. Even with dated production, these songs deserve more than just the occasional mention here and there.
For all things neon-colored, these were the tracks that made the 80s truly larger than life.
The end of the hair metal revolution ends up seeming all the sadder in retrospect.
For example, look at this Cinderella album cover. It’s the kind of thing your parents probably have in a junk drawer or a music box of shame. If you put this baby in the stereo, there’s nothing to be ashamed of this opening track.
Yeah, don’t let the high hair and 8-inch heels fool you on this one… there’s actually a lot more to take with the Night Songs track. Compared to the usual pretty boy singers coming out at the time, Tom Keifer has quite a shout out to him, almost as if he was going for a mix somewhere between Steven Tyler and the fiercer side of Janis Joplin.
The backing track alone doesn’t seem to belong in the hair metal conversation, being more in the vein of ZZ Top’s playbook. While most bands were looking to serve up the end result of what the party rock world wanted to see, it’s always nice to see a band doing what they want to do and not caring what other people think. of them. The journey you’ll have on this track doesn’t sound like much fun on the surface, but if you have those riffs in mind, it could be a more enjoyable journey into the night.