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After the Rain

Posted on Sunday, March 23, 2008 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments15 Comments
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I believe I have found the single MOST Glam photo of the entire genre. Look at the hair! The clothes! The glowing chests! The hair! The guitar! The hair!

Seriously, though, I dare you to discover a more Glam photo. Nelson get a bad rap and people bitch and moan about their music, but one thing is for sure: those little twin boys had blonde locks so divine even Goldilocks was jealous. It's too bad both brothers hacked off their hair in an attempt to look "modern."

Oh yeah: I went to The Nelson Brothers Online and noticed the boys are selling merchandise. No big deal except you can buy shirts: one says Team Gunnar and the other Team Matthew.  My only quandary is how do I wear both shirts at one time without looking bulky? Tisk, tisk.


Happy Easter Glam fans!

Reader Comments (15)

the one on the left looks like he has a hairlip.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterdon
dang...I wish I could post a ridiculous old picture of me with Nelson. I did their publicity for Canada when I used to work at a their record label. Nice guys actually.

Now they're in Scrap Metal with Mark Slaughter. (I also used to work with Slaughter back in the day.)

I remember seeing Nelson play and thinking (about the entire band)...holy crap, stop posing...and start playing! haha
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
Hi Allyson..Happy Easter to you and Eric also..I met Nelson years back with Enuff Z' Nuff when they played together..all super cool guys. They put on an awesome show too. Take care and talk to you soon =)..Also..HAPPY EASTER GLAM FANS!!!!!..Hope you all had a great day.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
What's so funny is that my mother idolized the Nelson twins's father, Ricky Nelson, and here I was, listening to the sons!

My brother and I went to watch them play a softball tournament here in Richmond for charity, against the team from Q-94. Q won! What was funny was watching the morning jocks with blond wigs and trying to m.c. the event, and all that long hair! :) About a year or so later, they did a phone interview with Nelson, and I think Gunnar admitted that Q was the only team that year to beat them!

(It must be spring, I'm talking about softball! Does anybody remember the Rock & Jocks games they used to play on MTv?)

Happy Easter! >^..^<
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChessie
I might be in the "minority" by saying this, but I think that "After The Rain" is a really good AOR album.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
AxeMan --

I agree about After the Rain. I do think it's a great effort - even if it is constantly mocked.

Allyson
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterAllyson
I think After the Rain is extremely underrated. It still ranks as one of my favorites.

I do find, however, how the twins take advantage of their fans with the merchandising now a little pathetic. They charge ridiculous amounts of money for crap. Still, I wish they'd release a new album already.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTyk
Nelson was a cool band, and Scrap Metal is just as cool. Like Vicky said, Mark Slaughter is also in the band, as is Night Ranger's drummer (can't think of his name right now). When I talked to Mark a few months ago, he kinda hinted at a possible Scrap Metal album with new songs, but in their concerts they only play the hits from their and their guests' former bands. When I saw them in South Bend, Joe Lynn Turner sang with them, and so did Jack Blades. It was a great show.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJT
I have the "After the rain" CD and also the cassette when it first came out..I love the song "Only time will tell"..very pretty song.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterJoe
lots of hair - good
not enough makeup - bad
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered Commenterbrendan leflaneur
JT...Kelly Keagy is the drummer's name.
March 23, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterVicky
I have the After the Rain cassette and cd as well, and I love it. I saw Nelson in concert (ok, it was a county fair.. but still) and I loved them.
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterHeather
I love Nelson! My best friend and I always sing "Love & Affection" at the top of our lungs whenever we're in the car together. I still have my Nelson concert t-shirt from the 90's when I saw them with Cinderella and Lynch Mob. Good times! :)
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterChristine
MOST OF THE HARD ROCK FANS HATED NELSON WHY? AFTER THE RAIN WAS A GOOD MELODIC ROCK AOR DISC ANYBODY HEAR THE "IMAGINATOR" CD ITS BETTER THAN "AFTER THE RAIN" CHECK IT OUT
March 24, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterALEXX
Imaginator was a very good album... a little more rock on it. "Kiss Me When I Cry" is one of my favorite tracks on any album. I saw the band live on the ATR tour, and they were excellent - a lot heavier live.
March 26, 2008 | Unregistered CommenterTyk

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