BANDS I'M EMBARRASSED TO HAVE LIKED IN THE 1980S
I dislike the veneration of pop culture. Not all contributions should endure.
- •The Cult: the apotheosis of dumb rock music. The band got lucky with the generally okay song, She Sells Sanctuary. Then it unnecessarily reinterpreted the excesses of Led Zeppelin.
- •Cinderella: blues-influenced hair "metal." Haven't listened in years, and I feel no loss.
- •White Lion: Elton John-influenced hair "metal." The band wrote treacly schlock that pains the ears.
- •Skid Row: bad "metal" fronted by Canadian tenor, Sebastian Bach. The band might be early 1990s, but the years blur somewhat.
- •Bryan Adams: my 1st band, Audible Violence, played the Summer of '69 at a high school show. My second-last band did a Minutemen-inspired cover of It's Only Love. He's a one-man aural cheese factory.
- •Haircut 100: inoffensive Brit pop that had one disposable single, X Love Plus One. There's no there there musically.