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33 Reasons Why Hair Metal Is The Greatest Musical Genre Ever To Exist On Planet Earth

The greatest era of music is highly underrated and here are things that only us hair metal fans really understand

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1. Wearing spandex was a way of life

Stryper
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Stryper

Jaime St. James from Black 'N Blue
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Jaime St. James from Black 'N Blue

Vixen
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Vixen

2. The bigger the hair the better

Nitro
Britny Fox
Scarlet Red
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Scarlet Red

Pretty Boyd Floyd
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Pretty Boyd Floyd

Vinnie Vincent Invasion
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Vinnie Vincent Invasion

Tuff
Roxx Gang
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Roxx Gang

David Coverdale from Whitesnake
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David Coverdale from Whitesnake

3. Wearing more makeup than your female fans was totally acceptable

Poison
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Poison

Tiger Tailz
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Tiger Tailz

4. The crazier the guitar the better

Nitro
Chris Holmes from W.A.S.P.
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Chris Holmes from W.A.S.P.

George Lynch from Dokken
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George Lynch from Dokken

Erik Turner from Warrant
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Erik Turner from Warrant

Dangerous Toys guitar
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Dangerous Toys guitar

Mark Kendall from Great White
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Mark Kendall from Great White

C.C. DeVille from Poison
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C.C. DeVille from Poison

5. MTV was great, especially Headbanger's Ball

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Riki Rachtman

6. Power ballads made our day

7. "That Metal Show" is the only TV show worth watching now

8. It was cool to misspell your band's name

Kix, Britny Fox, Enuff Z' Nuff, Trixter, Ratt, Sleeze Beez, Tuff to name a few
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Kix, Britny Fox, Enuff Z' Nuff, Trixter, Ratt, Sleeze Beez, Tuff to name a few

9. During a concet, you didn't move an inch when a drum solo was happening

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A.J. Pero from Twisted Sister

10. KNAC was THE radio station to listen to

11. Mandatory monthly reading

Included MetalEdge, Hit Parader, RIP, Circus
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Included MetalEdge, Hit Parader, RIP, Circus

12. Screaming was singing

Dee Snider from Twisted Sister
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Dee Snider from Twisted Sister

13. The Sunset Strip was the place to see and be seen

Rainbow Bar and Grill, The Whiskey a Go Go, The Roxy Theater, The Troubador, The Starwood, Gazzarri's
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Rainbow Bar and Grill, The Whiskey a Go Go, The Roxy Theater, The Troubador, The Starwood, Gazzarri's

14. Shirts were overrated

Kip Winger from Winger
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Kip Winger from Winger

Jani Lane from Warrant
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Jani Lane from Warrant

Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns
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Tracii Guns from L.A. Guns

Kik Traceee
Lillian Axe
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Lillian Axe

Vain

15. It was totally ok to wear this

Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P.
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Blackie Lawless from W.A.S.P.

16. And this...

Motley Crue
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Motley Crue

17. And this...

Poison

18. And this...

Holy Soldier

19. And this...

Twisted Sister
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Twisted Sister

20. And this...

Ratt

21. And this...

Cinderella

22. Sure why not...

Shotgun Messiah
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Shotgun Messiah

23. And this...

Wrathchild U.K.
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Wrathchild U.K.

24. And this...

Madam X

25. And this...

Kiss

26. And this...

Quiet Riot
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Quiet Riot

27. And this...

Autograph
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Autograph

28. And this...

Krokus

29. And this...

Vyper

30. And this...

Lita Ford
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Lita Ford

31. This too...

Bon Jovi

32. But most of all, the music was amazing and still sounds just as good today

33. Keep on rocking like it's 1985

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Motley Crue