For those of us that remember the decade known as the 80s, it was a fun decade. There were no major wars, no economic crisis that I knew of, and gases prices were lower than we will ever see again. Metal (or rock in general) was on MTV all day and was also on the radio. When I say metal I really mean the long-haired dudes that slightly resembled chicks (See photo to the right and below if you can’t imagine what I am talking about).
I was a tween and a teenager for most of the decade. When I reflected on the 80s I realized that the music (mostly in metal) revolved around three main topics; having a good time; hooking up and/or angst-ridden love; and the third topic was a general state of being heartbroken. The latter of the three usually came in the form of the popular 80s power ballad. Every band at the time had at last one or two. This Thursday’s theme is about a genre of music known affectionately as hair metal or hair bands.