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IanB
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Edited Sep 17, 2008, 17:57
Re: NWOBHM
Sep 17, 2008, 17:55
keith a wrote:
Moon Cat wrote:


One of the odd highlights for me at the time was the often quite odd sight of a rock/metal band like Gillan or Whitesnake suddenly appearing on Top of The Pops 'performing' their hit and being surrounded by the often bewildered studio audience shuffling about sort-of-dancing with perhaps a few at the front showing some initiative and attempting a polite head bang. And as one of the few metal-heads at school I was often required to explain "what on earth was that all about?!" the next day from inquiring and bemused class-mates.


Blimey, Moonie. Who were these people still shocked by long hair and a rock beat in the 80's?!

Are you sure these classmates and people at TOTP weren't discerning music lovers who recognised that the likes of Here We Go Again were actually pop fodder with a stodgy beat?

Or am I protesting too much and I really do need Kiss in my life?

; )



Well you know what I think. Everyone should have one foot stompin' Kiss album (preferably Alive or Alive II)

BTW Here We Go Again was Ray Charles. Here I Go Again was by Whitesnake and they were crap by the time they had a hit with that song.

There is a direct (and scientifically proven) relationship between the bouffant bounce of Coverdale's hair and the diminshing quality of their albums.

Though I can think of at least one other oft critically reviled lead singer for whom the same thing could be said ;-)
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