Why did you listen to Poison?
June 10, 2011 10:59 AM Subscribe
Heavy metal hair band music. What made it popular? What was it -- musically -- about Def Leppard, Poison, Motley Crue, Ratt, Warrant, Cinderella, etc. that made it hyper attractive and super popular for its time? What were you listening for
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It's been more than twenty years since Nirvana killed the hair band, and there hasn't been an expected resurgence in that particular style, but its direct predecessors (Zeppelin, KISS, etc) continue to be considered classics.
So, what was it that made it popular?
Was it the power chords? All three of them?
Was it the lyrics? "♪ Do you take sugar? ♪ One lump or two? ♪"
Was it the relentless 4:4 beat? Used in nearly all rock music everywhere?
Was it just MTV?