My favourite "metal" albums:
Vain - No Respect
White Lion - Pride
Bon Jovi - Slippery When Wet
Bonfire - Point Blank
Faster Pussycat - Faster Pussycat
Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
The Dogs d'amour - (Un)authorised Bootleg
Love/Hate - Blackout In The Red Room
Marillion - Clutching At Straws
Aerosmith - Permanent Vacation
Black Crowes - Shake Your Moneymaker
Enuff Z Nuff - Strength
Pretty Boy Floyd - Leather Boys With Electric Toys
Racer X - Second Heat
Little Caesar - S/T
Saigon Kick - S/T
Poison - Flesh & Blood
L.A. Guns - s/t
Company Of Wolves - s/t
And then the ones worth finding:
Shotgun Messiah -
Child's Play - S/T
Electric Angels -
Big House - S/T
Babylon AD - S/T
Cinderella - Long Cold Winter
The Royal Court Of China - Geared & Primed
Lillian Axe - Love + War
Smashed Gladys - Social Intercourse
Rock City Angels - Young Man's Blues
12" remixes (to come)
White Lion - Wait (extended)
King Swamp - Is This Live? (12" remix)
Electric Boys -
Faith No More -
Gun - Better Days (Extended Remix)
Unreleased albums -
finally made available:
Rock City Angels - Midnight Confessions (demos for what would have been their 2nd album)
Kingofthehill - Unreleased (finally released in 2005 this would have been their 2nd album)
Vain - All Those Strangers (finally released in 2010, this should have been their 2nd album)
Junkyard - Joker and XXX
- two albums of demos that would have been albums 3 and 4.
Jet Red - 2nd album available on Sun City Records
Unreleased albums - not yet available
My Favourite "metal" songs
- mostly "Hair Metal/80's metal"
No particular order:
Dear Mr President - Hey Daddy Have You Ever Been Arrested?
Every Mother's Nightmare - Long Haired Country Boy
Junkyard - Simple Man
Babylon A.D. - Sally Danced
Big House - L.A.
Faster Pussycat - No Room For Emotion
Aerosmith - F.I.N.E
L.A. Guns - One More Reason
Noiseworks - Take Me Back
Nelson - (Can't Live Without Your) Love & Affection
Damn Yankees - Coming Of Age
Skin N Bones - Resurrection Love
Tigertailz - Livin Without You
Briar - It's Illegal, It's Immoral, It's Unhealthy (But It's Fun)
Dirty Tryx - Die For Me
Bands That Sold Out To Grunge & other genres: (Some of them later repented)
Wildside (Grunge 2nd album)
Kik Tracee (Grunge 2nd mini album)
Asphalt Ballet (Grunge 2nd album)
Shotgun Messiah (Industrial - 3rd album (but quite good!))
Sven Gali (Grunge 2nd album)
Bon Jovi (went Mainstream after New Jersey)
Metallica (Grunge/Alternative - they slowed down!)
Testament (They followed)
Xentrix (So did they)
Mindfunk (went Grunge and lost their menace)
Trixter (have you heard Undercovers? Awful)
Has anyone any information about a band called D.Rose or maybe Derose, De Rose or even Deerose?
They were on The Friday Rock Show - In Session around 1987/88/89?
The songs they did were: "To Be Content", "D.Rose", Step Into My Living Room" and "Can You Feel It" . They MIGHT have been French - judging by a lyric. Not that they sound French. they are more like Company Of Wolves mixed with The Dogs d'amour. Cheers.
The best little known songs that British bands added to Metal, featuring:
Dirty Tryx, Smashed, FM, No Sweat, Briar, Broken English, The Grip, Sweet Addiction, Gun, Shy, Lixx, Cry Wolf, First Strike, Thunder, Skin, Jagged Edge, Cheap & Nasty, Heartbreak Angels, The Dogs d'amour, Zodiac Mindwarp, Tigertailz, Dawn After Dark, Horse (London), Red Dogs, The Quireboys, Tattoed Love Boys, Soho Roses, ..........
When I was a teenager I got into Metal.
My eldest Brother said to me that it was "just a phase". Well, over 20 years later, I still LOVE it. Mostly I love the bands I first fell in love with, but I still discover new bands and like some of the current crop. Bands linke Slipknot who bring something new, for instance. But as I get older I like less and less new bands - basically because I have heard it all before. As a kid I heard the second generation of bands copying off the first and adding new twists along with the first generation still continuing. I don't care much for the third genereation copying the copyers. So I guess I was in a privileged position of being there for the early years of some genres such as Thrash Metal, Alternative Metal etc. I heard bands like Metallica develop and Faith No More offer something new. I saw the biggest new 80's bands liike Skid Row break into the scene and saw new styles materialise - I remember seeing Nine Inch Nails (I already loved Pretty Hate Machine) play in front of a hostile audience at Wembley supporting Guns N Roses. The crowd didn't consider them "Metal", I wonder what they think now. Metal is a broad church and I love lots of it.