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Winger, Dukakis and 'Mouth to Mouth'

Holy Glam! I found some ancient footage of Winger on MTV more than twenty years ago. The show, Mouth to Mouth was filmed in 1988. The people in the crowd are holding Michael Dukakis signs! (Incidentally, when I was in elementary school, we had student voting and I pulled the lever for Dukakis. I digress). So anyway, this MTV Mouth to Mouth interview is hilarious and we learn that Kip's favorite Winger tune is "Seventeen."

And, by the way, who named the show Mouth to Mouth? Bloody hell.

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Part 2

Reader Comments (10)

I remember that show! And incidentally, Allyson, I pulled the same lever in an actual voting booth. (and on a side note, the show was not "filmed" in 1988, it was "taped". Film would have been incredibly cost prohibitive. Come on Allyson, you should know better than that! Sorry, one of my pet peeves.)
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
Winger sucks and they always have.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterNewt
Damn Reb Beach!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterjimbo
Newt you are sorely wrong my friend. Winger is tremendous. I was not a fan of theirs until I saw a video "The Making of Pull" and have been a fan ever since. Besides they all seem like pretty cool guys.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterscott whitt
Nah. Wingjob job was always full of himself and all into his own profile. "Seventeen" IS their only decent song yet I also like "Battle Stations" from the "Bill & Ted's Bogus Journey" Soundtrack. but if I ever hear the song, "Headed For A Heartbreak", or see the video, I will practically kill myself! --Well, not literally, since I have to usually half watch it on "Metalmania" every Saturday night. It has to be one of THE most annoying songs ever committed to audiotape, as well as, videotape! (There's a subject! -- "THE Most Annoying Glam Metal Songs Of All Time"!)

But the way Kippy always carried himself, you'd think he was the biggest thing that ever hit the face of the earth.

Gotta say, though Winger may not exactly be my cup of tea, he and his band, Reb Beach, et al, turned in a flawless set at M3 two years ago. AND, gotta hand it to him, he did say, at the conclusion of their set, "Get ready for my favorite band comin' up! Kix!"

Maybe he's mellowed over time. Still, Beavis & Butthead will never cut him a break, nor, probably, will I.

p.s. I, too, pulled the lever for Dukakis, but for real, as it was my first time voting. If only Bush Sr.'s "Karl Rove", the uber-evil political dirty trickster, Lee Atwater, hadn't created
the infamous "Willie Horton" ad, completely distorting the truth and singlehandedly killing any hopes of Dukakis winning, which is
a shame, as he would have been a much better President than the Bush creeps who wound up destroying our country.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
For anyone that doesn't think much of Winger, if you've only ever heard material from the first two albums, do yourselves a favor and check out just about anything from Pull, IV or Karma; you may very well have a new appreciation for the band.
July 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Winger sucks and they always have.
@Metalboy-I'm with ya on that! As far as Winger goes, I was never much of a fan, but when I saw them on tour with Poison a few years back I was really impressed with their live show. Still not a big fan, but they were better than I expected.
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterEddieLongHair
Dont hate the Winger "haters", they might like every other 80's band but them. They do not however suck as musicians. Kip writes scores "music" for entire ballet's, he writes classical and of course rock. I just saw him two weeks ago in a small venue. Just him with a 12 string, no backup vocals, nothing taped, one tuner and some amps. Talk about no room for mistakes or to sound like crap. That to me is a true muscian and he sounded really good. Best part, he appreciates the fans. He played to about 200 in the place that holds about 1,000. He came out to the audience immediatly after for autographs and pictures. I went through a second time just to thank him again for playing and for meeting the fans. Awesome time, great show and he is a great guy to boot.
July 22, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterrich
ive seen winger a couple times live and they kicked ass, as for the haters to each there own but i woulod have to say winger was one of the better 80s bands to come out, not a big fan of winger IV but all the rest kick some ass
July 24, 2011 | Unregistered Commenterglamrockerarchie

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