Everyone has an opinion, which is fine. I certainly have my opinions and I spout them freely. This is the reason I don't feel bad in saying that the Houston Press fails big time when it comes to talking about 80s metal bands. Yesterday, the Houston Press blog released their list of "The Worst Metal Bands of the 80s." Basically, the list is a giant joke of mega-selling bands that people in all corners of the earth love, so yeah. Here's the list:
09. Def Leppard (this is the most ridiculous band to make the list in my opinion.)
08. Twisted Sister
02. Nitro (okay, I'll maybe give the author this band. Maybe.)
01. Winger (the most musically talented group on the list!)
Seriously. This is the list of the worst bands of the 80s? Give me a break. I'll never understand why people (er, "writers") that proclaim to love music just turn around and tear down bands for "fun." Whatever. Oh, and it further irks me that the original post is just peppered with insults and profanity. Writers lean on insults when they don't understand their subject matter and they want to appear tough. If the Houston Press wanted an actual post with real information regarding bad bands from the 80s, they could have contacted a real music writer that is an expert on the subject. Trust me, there's zillions of us out there. When I'm given an assignment on a subject I don't know much about, I research, research, research. And then you do some interviews with people that do know the subject matter before you write your piece. This is journalism 101.
Now it's your turn. What do you think of this list of the worst bands of the 80s?