Top 10 Albums that are Called Hair Metal/Glam Rock but Aren't
I strongly agree with this - Axl used to wear a bandana like the glam guys but this can't make their music glam. Their music is hard rock. - Metal_Treasure
I have always considered this a Hard Rock album considering that Guns N' Roses didn't want a image like most glam metal bands wanted - christangrant
I think people refer to this era of Queen as "glam rock" in the original term- Ziggy Stardust, T.Rex, Mott the Hoople, etc. Having said that, I don't think they were a glam band in that sense either. - Gg2000
Queen was never a Hair Metal band - christangrant
Great album, but yeah.
Van Halen is not Hair Metal - christangrant
Agree again - Whitesnake have always been a pretty underground hard rock band. What can mislead you are 2-3 glam-mish videos of 1987.
Story: a producer offered Coverdale to promote their music in the mainstream sector and the band made those glam-mish video clips for MTV. They also re-recorded some old songs with more poppy arrangements to fit the MTV standards.
Coverdale agreed because the band had a big debt due to bad management. their debt was strange because the band had previous albums with double platinum status. Coverdale said it wasn't something he wanted to do but this saved the band. - Metal_Treasure
I don't consider this Hair Metal I consider it Hard Rock - christangrant
David Coverdale also said that he didn't even know how much hair spray to put on his hair before shooting those video clips and he made some mistakes, LOL.
I mean, these guys aren't glam deep inside. They were made look like glam for the purposes of the MTV business. - Metal_Treasure
I consider this Hard Rock - christangrant
This was on the Best hair metal albums list... - christangrant
Only their first 3 albums are glam - christangrant