If you're favorite band didn't make my top ten best glam list, no worries. We all have opinions and this is an open forum to debate music and all things glam.
During this countdown, I reevaluated my band selections every single night. It got to the point where my husband was begging me to just write all the articles at one sitting so I wouldn't continually change my mind every five minutes. While music is a pastime and hobby for most, it's also my passion. I take what I do here very seriously and try very hard to make informed recommendations for my readers. To that end, there were three bands I kept taking in and out of the countdown for various reasons. They are (in no order):
While I didn't weight the band's ranking solely on album sales, I did let this factor into my higher placement on the list. That said, all three bands on this honorable mention list had major hits. I also happen to like these three bands more than some of those on my top ten list, but I felt their impact wasn't as big on newer bands or were too similar to other bands of the glam heyday.
I love Faster Pussycat so much I want a cat named Taime. Their self-titled debut is killer and a must own for every glam fan. I still believe "Bathroom Wall" is one of the best songs of the genre. Unfortunately for Faster Pussycat, they were overshadowed by Guns n' Roses and Appetite for Destruction.
Cinderella remains an underrated band. Lead singer Tom Keifer has a very raspy voice that gives the band an interesting sound. Cinderella reminds me of Aerosmith, so it's no surprise I love this band, too. Night Songs is a great debut album. The song of the same name might very well have been written with me in mind:
"Workin' this job ain't payin' the bills/
Sick and tired rat race takin' my thrills/
Kickin' down a road, not a dollar in my pocket/
Nighttime falls and I'm ready to rock it/"
*Fun fact: Eric, Heather and I flew to Rocklahoma out of Columbus, Ohio. It's about a 90 minute drive from Dayton, so we listened to Rocked, Wired & Bluesed: The Greatest Hits the entire trip.
There isn't much to say about RATT, other than they really rock. In fact, I gave up my opportunity to be in the Rocklahoma pit during Poison to see all of RATT's set. Warren DeMartini is a great guitar player and the band produced some really fun tunes. Odds are you already know this, or you wouldn't be reading a website called Bring Back Glam! in the first place.