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Are Honeymoon Suite Glam?

I've noticed Hair Nation on satellite radio is playing a lot of Honeymoon Suite lately - specifically "New Girl Now."

I love that darn song.

The more I listen, though, I think Honeymoon Suite are more new wave then Glam. There's something about the song structure and cadence of the drums that just sounds more Cars instead of Poison. Maybe it's just me. 

If you are not familiar, Honeymoon Suite are from Niagara Falls, Canada. "New Girl Now" was the band's big hit, but they've worked with a ton of famous musicians and producers and released lots of albums.

It's true the band has undergone a ton of lineup changes, but many of the original members reunited a couple years ago.

So what do you think: Glam or new wave?

Here are some videos for consideration:

"Burning in Love"

Honeymoon Suite also recorded the theme to Lethal Weapon

...and of course, "New Girl Now" (Live)

Reader Comments (12)

i think it sounds new wave because the vocalist sings in a lower register than most glam singers.. the guitar tone is very 80s hard rock though, and the drummer's a hard hitter :)
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterhair metal
makes me think new wave too but some of it kinda wanders close to glam. not bad stuff tho.
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick
These guys are straight up rock/glam they released there 12th album last year with the original line up called Clifton Hills.
The are touring Canada and the US this summer, check them out and listen to the new album at:
I have seen them 4 times and they rock!
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterlooksthatkill
I would categorize Honyemoon Suite as AOR/melodic rock. Good band...
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
^ Oh and my favorite song from them has gotta be, "Love Changes Everything"!
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenteraXe mAn
do you even know what new wave is? honeymoon suite is miles away from new wave. not even in the same realm.
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered Commenterxxxxxx
I always thought they were boring, so I vote new wave.
April 25, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterChristian
I don't think they are glam or new wave. Just bland, generic Crap Rock. They are the only band that I've walked out of at a concert (I won tickets). Yawn.
April 27, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBryon
I don't think they are glam or new wave. I'd call them AOR more than anything. I will say that, back in the day, you would hear their music on the rock stations, but not on the stations that focused more on new wave.
April 28, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterBob
they are very AOR. To compare them with another Canadian, I would say they sound more like Bryan Adams, just with a better guitar player. Too sugary for my liking, although I am friends with most of them
June 3, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterRick
they had a great ballad called "what does it take" and the popular song "feel it again" , i would call them at the forefront of hair metal but they were real similar to Glass Tiger and Survivor and Loverboy all thrown into a mixer.
October 19, 2009 | Unregistered Commentermurrrdoggg
They did their demo for a rock FM station Q107, and the demo of New Girl Now has slightly different lyrics, "COLD WINTER NIGHTS...SNOW is in the air" vs 'Hot Summer Nights' --they are back with the 1984 original lineup, and sound 100x heavier, the drummer is hard rock all the way, he quit b/c he was told to wear makeup and lipstick or leave. He left!
October 29, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterGT

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