Memorial Day weekend is the unofficial start to summer. I always think there are "summer" bands and "winter" bands. This might be ridiculous since most acts tour in the summer, but it's more a vibe I get from music rather than a live show.
I've always considered Cinderella a "winter" band. Maybe it's because of Long Cold Winter - or maybe it's because the band's videos always seemed to have somewhat dark imagery.
On the other hand, I've always felt Poison a true summer band. Many people - including myself - equate parties with summer. Poison is the ultimate party band. If you need a good time, just dial up Bret, Rikki, Bobby and C.C.
Another band I've always considered a "winter" act is White Lion. Again, maybe it's the black and white imagery often used in White Lion videos, but it seems to me Mane Attraction sounds better when I'm locked up inside during a snow storm.
Like Poison, I consider Def Leppard a summer band. While bands like Cinderella and White Lion used black and white film and severe images for videos, Def Leppard pretty much always kept their themes light - or at least in full color. Even the video for "Love Bites" alternated between black background and full color. Plus, the Leps always have a big laser show and that to me is the epitome of summer.Here's Cinderella "Heartbreak Station"