Guest wrote:Guest, I honestly do not know if Poison's members are any more talented than the Bangles.
Go back and read your original message. It is not as neutral as you would like to think. Also, "what's your damage" is a joke, you know, from back in the day. Every post you've written has a little dig. Now it's me being offended means something. I just apologized for my little dig back since you seemed offended.
In my original post I outright said I HATED "that kind of music". You say "that kind of music" was dismissive? "Hated" is definite. I hate hair metal. I cannot listen to it enough to even tell if Motley Crue is a wealth of talent, but... please, really? And the look? They all had big hair and wore makeup. Kind of like drag queens without padding.
You really think Ratt is better than R.E.M.? That Poison is better than Black Flag? I just don't agree. You don't agree that Culture Club is probably just as good as Warrant. Actually, probably better.
You asked me to answer why Bananarama, Culture Club, and the Bangles aren't around. Dance music is distressingly popular right now, so the first two may come back any second.
I have thought about this at least three minutes. "Talk Dirty To Me" is kind of a fun song. C.C. Deville said he wrote it when he was 15. It kind of sounds like it. But, even though it's fun, I have absolutely no interest in hearing it ever again. I could listen to the Violent Femmes though.
The problem is, if you don't listen to them, you can't judge them. Only pick hand some of them, not necessarily they are valid for everybody. I don't know who Black Flag was, so I can't tell. I can't tell about Ratt either, the same reason.
Behind all those hair, padding and make-up, there were talents, which survive until now. Bon Jovi, Guns 'n Roses, Cinderella, even Poison (via Brett Michaels). Metallica was also born at the same era. They have the hair, sans make-up but still in the rock genre. Either they were better than the others, I can't say, since liking or disliking music style is totally taste question. Their quality will be proven when the fashion is gone, and they still make music, which is liked by many, or if other musicians claim to be influenced by them.
Popular, that's the word. Or hyped. Like Disco, as soon as the hype is gone, so is the thing.
Sorry, if I can't get the joke. WTF is your damage, doesn't sound very funny to my ears. I didn't like the mullet or the colorful horrible fashion either, but I can't say that it wasn't popular or that not so many people wore them. Just like the hairy metal, which IMO, is the best thing that happened to music in 80s. And to my understanding, putting them into 'that kind of music' is derogatory. You sound like my parents when they talked about The Beatles or Led Zeppelin.
And the reason I mentioned names like Bananarama or culture club was because they were one of the big names in 80s; I didn't have any intention to send any dig. It was a kinda 'surprised' that you answered me in rather aggressive tune. I could mention Ultravox, too. Though they were formed in 1974, they were huge in 80s. But I wasn't sure if you'd recognize the name.
Anyway, there's nothing wrong with the Bangles/Bananarama or any other name. They were nice to dance, but that was it for me. They had nothing that interested me further. God, please I hope their kind of music won't return. It's bad enough to hear autotuned, talent-protected singers/groups and then to listen full electric music again... or perhaps they should, as long as they kick those autotuned, talent-protected clowns' asses!