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Glam Enough For Ya?

Posted on Thursday, July 12, 2012 at 12:01AM by Registered CommenterAllyson B. Crawford | Comments37 Comments

The daily comments by regular reader GNR got me to thinking: maybe I should do a real post where we all say the song we listened to on our way to work today. Since I write these posts hours early so readers can check out the site first thing in the morning, I'll use my song from yesterday.

Yesterday, on my short commute to work, I listened to two things, courtesy of Sirius XM: news (Morning Joe) and Hair Nation. I'm pretty sure I came in on the end of Dokken, "Breaking the Chains" but I didn't hover on the music station for long. I try to always listen to news in the morning. Now that I think about it, it was hours before I actually turned on any music while I was working. I'm mired deep in a couple of big projects, so I guess I just sat down and started working. When I did turn on music, I went to YouTube so I could listen to the new Aerosmith song again.

What did you listen to on your commute this morning?

Reader Comments (37)

I was listening to Krokus' Long Stick Goes Boom from their classic One Vice At a Time.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBarry
I been rocking the new Trixter and Tyketto cds.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKenny Ozz
I've been stuck on an Alice Cooper mix CD that I made for my son prior to the Louisville show a few weeks ago. The last thing I listened to before that that I can recall is Airbourne's debut.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJT
After not listening to the new Steel Panther, I now can't stop listening to it. Was listening to Party All Day - classic cheese.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMEWIZEMGIC
Everyday I woke up with Green-Tinted Sixty Minds... but only the intro!!!!!!

Today the first ramdom song on my iPod was Falling Rain from Crashdiet...

At work I'm always with my headphones sounding... Today I'll make a Beatles Day... only Fab Four's music...
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLucas Serpa
"Wild Times" by Harlot's Webb. If ya want to party like it's the Summer of 1990, check it out on YouTube. Same with "Rough Stuff" by Adrenalin Kick from 1991, also checkoutable on YouTube.

I queued up "Wild Times" and caught just the beginning of "Rough Stuff" on my iPod for the cruise into work as it only takes me 4 minutes and 30 seconds by bicycle door to door.

This stuff and more is on heavyharmonies.com if ya want to discover all of the stuff you've been missing -- hidden gems both old and new -- all of this time. It duzn't get any more Glam than "Wild Times", at least sound wise -- You'll hear what I mean when ya check it out on YouTube. Just to give you an idea, you could also classify it as "Party Metal".

There is a treasure trove of nearly 600 Glam Metal acts and even more Hair Metal bands (80's/early 90's Hard Rock and AOR) most of you have never heard of featured on Heavy Harmonies.

I have been rightfully accused of deriving much of my knowledge about our music from Wikipedia (and what's wrong with that? -- I'm mainly fact checking my own misguided memory most of the time) but heavyharmonies.com is where I'm really learning about all of the rest of our music that either got only local or regional radio play and usually never got on MTV but had hit worthy material that's as good or better than the stuff that got exposure and in many cases, overexposure.

If you want to break the chains, pun intended, and do more than continue to bang your head on the head of a pin, I strongly suggest you take a stroll over to heavyharmonies.com (just make sure you come back). It will set you free.

Hey, GNR, watch the official video of "The Last Mile" by Cinderella. Is that Glam enuff for ya? I picked a bone with Eddie Chump at M3 a couple of years back (no, we weren't fighting over a fried chicken leg at the concession stand) regarding a statement he made on "That Metal Show" that he felt Cinderella wasn't Glam. He, like alot of other Neanderthals, have a real struggle with the Glam Metal image as I think they suffer from acute homophobia.

Of course, he had zero rebuttal because (1) He actually knows very little about Metal except what he's memorized from the back of album covers or press releases and (2) He just saw 'em 5 minutes before I called him out and he knew what he just witnessed was not only so BADASS(!), it was 110% Glam Metal!!!

GNR -- One other thing... I, too, have been amused like Allyson by your "Is That Glam Enuff For Ya?" entries. I want ya to know I appreciate it and I check 'em all out and I respond. Thing is, I wish you would still comment on the posts, as well, as I miss your comments -- and of course, messing' with ya. I look forward to your next entry. Rock On, Brother! And don't forget to get Glammed Out on Heavy Harmonies!
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
Mellow morning for me today - Journey Don't Stop Believing and Bon Jovi - Hearts Breakin Even.

Yesterday morning was a Beatles day for me, first time in a long time. Listen to the White Album. Brings me back in time always.

MetalBoy! I did bookmark Heavy Harmonies and it really is a great site. Thanks for mentioning it before.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRita
Cool, Rita! There are many bands in the vein of Bon Jovi and Journey on heavyharmonies.com. Just start plowin' through and you'll find 'em. It takes a little doing but say ya just put aside 15 minutes a day and systematically go down the list of just American bands for starters, you'll find ones might like based on the comments about a particular act you've honed in on.

Then ya gotta hunt for 'em. It's amazing what's floating out there in the Internet MP3 World if you can live without the CDs (as that can get pretty crazy $$$ wise). Always listen on YouTube. I'm amazed at the amount of stuff on there.

Probably a lot of people on here have that app that let's ya turn a YouTube clip into an MP3, something I have to get as I now wish I had it already cuz I found a killer 80's Hair Metal version of The Doors, "Riders On The Storm" and now I can't find it for the life of me.

And, of course, as GNR has now immortalized, you will always have to ask the question, whether it's something Allyson or one of her other BBG! contributors posts or a band you found on heavyharmonies.com or HairNation or anywhere, for that matter, "Is It Glam Enuff For Ya?!"
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMetalboy!
New Y and T !!!!!!
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterKevon
I've been obsessed with both the newish Billion Dollar Babies CD as well as the Stala & So (Stala is the old drummer from the band Lordi but his stuff is soooo not Lordi music)...both are from Sweden which is the new Sunset Strip for sure.

Love the new wave of glam coming from Sweden....
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJAT
While driving into work this am, I listened to LILLIAN AXE, Poetic Justice! Pulled that one from the archives yesterday!
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
HEY METALBOY, i've just decided that you have earned your own "METALBOY" playlist in my ITUNES. Stay tuned for what I put together - I gotta make ya proud (kinda hoping it rains all day saturday so i can work on it). This Fair Glam Princess is on a Mission!
HAHA
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterkari
In honor of today being the 50th anniversary of the Rolling Stones, I went with a collection of Mick, Keith, Charlie, Bill, & my favorite Stone, (the ultimate rock star of his day,)Brian Jones.

"2000 Man" "Mother's Little Helper" (Satanic Majesties Request)
"It's Only Rock & Roll" & "Hot Stuff"

And if 60's/70's era Stones isn't glam enough for ya, I don't know what is!

Happy 50th "Birthday", Boyz!
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAce Steele
I have the new LA Guns going in the car today.
Good CD too, took a few spins for me to really get into it, but now I'm diggin' it quite a bit.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJack
Taking Dawn - Time To Burn album
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTony
I have a 2 song drive in to work. Today was Anytime- MSG & Never Enough-L.A. Guns. I think that's pretty glam.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeo2
The new Black N Blue.
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterBrian L
Champaigne Suicide-Flowers and Dancer-All This Time....a little old school underground glam!!
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGlamfly
I had a 4 hour round trip to the airport and back this morning... So I had time to spin a few CDs.

HESSLER - "Bad Blood"
ADAM BOMB - "Pure SeXXX"
CHEAP TRICK - "Next Position Please"
VAIN - "All Those Strangers"
JOAN JETT and the BLACKHEARTS - "Sinner"
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterRock-It
Work 10 minutes from my house (lucky me!!) I start at 2:30 am (unlucky me) so it's always something pretty heavy to wake me up. Today was Symphony Of Destruction from Megadeth....
July 12, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGary

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