This Is '80s Hair Metal

September 27, 2005 | Format: MP3

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Disc 2
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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: June 10, 2003
  • Number of Discs: 3
  • Label: Cleopatra Records
  • Copyright: (c) 2003 Deadline Records
  • Total Length: 3:03:20
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  • ASIN: B000R00N28
  • Average Customer Review: 2.9 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (24 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #67,546 Paid in Albums (See Top 100 Paid in Albums)

Customer Reviews

Bad collection of songs and inconsistent quality.
Chris
Then I popped in the first cd into my cd player and was very disappointed to find out that these are not the original recordings of these songs.
A. Marbach
This is an excellent retrospective of the '80's metal scene which has been mostly forgotten.
TJ Cumbie

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21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By Amazon Shopper on August 20, 2005
Format: Audio CD
I definitely appreciate the positive comments of some of the previous reviewers, but I think that for most of us, this set is an absolute zero.

I imagine that why most people are buying this set is to hear the familiar hooks that will remind them of a time now twenty years in the rearview mirror. I'm not going to go into many specifics of the album--see the previous review--but I imagine that when most of us want "80's hair metal", we want the music from the 80's, recorded in the 80's. To me, Warrant covering their own songs years later, when Jani Lane's voice is noticeably lower and the guitar playing is not nearly as flashy is not "80's hair metal". Bret Michaels doing a one-man acoustic version of "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" is not "80's hair metal". Kip Winger's solo studio outtake of "Headed for a Heartbreak" is not "80's hair metal".

Deadline Records violated their corporate responsibility by publishing this album without a LARGE NOTICE that tells consumers that these are not the original recordings of the songs. I have little doubt that Deadline's lawyers would carefully craft a statement, saying "Nowhere on the record do we claim that these are original recordings." But I also have little doubt that they are only too pleased when people buy and open the discs thinking that the songs are originals, and then find themselves unable to return opened CD's.

If you want to dance at a rave to a techno version of Faster Pussycat's "House of Pain", then this is the set for you. If you want to actually hear 80's Hair Metal, then go to a bar and listen to cover bands--it's nowhere to be found on this set.
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20 of 23 people found the following review helpful By William Matson on August 29, 2004
Format: Audio CD
"This is 80's Hair Metal" is part 1 of a 2 part series (so far). Part 2 is another 3-cd set called "More 80's Hair Metal." I will start by responding to other reviewers concerns.

Some reviewers comment on the remakes/rerecordings on this cd. This album, you will notice, came out on Deadline Records. Deadline is a label that specializes in the following:

1. Rerecorded versions of hit songs by the original artists, these are marketed as 'greatest hits collections' (example: "Greatest and Latest" by Warrant, represented here on cd's 1 and 3)

2. Tribute albums featuring members of various 80's rock/metal bands doing the cover songs (i.e. "Leppardmania-Tribute to Def Leppard" or "Snakebites-Tribute to Whitesnake", the latter represented here on cd 3)

3. Live albums (i.e. "Lita Ford-Greatest Hits Live", represented here on cd's 2 and 3)

4. New studio albums ("Liquifury" by Hurricane, represented here)

5. Solo releases by members of 80's rock groups (i.e. Kip Winger from Winger, Mike Tramp from White Lion, etc.), in some cases they do new songs and others, Deadline has them rerecord material from their original band. Sometimes, it is a live solo album in which the artist does hits from their original band. This sort of stuff is on this album. In the case of Kip Winger, it was an 'unplugged' solo release from the studio.

6. Reissues of out of print albums ("Pissed" by Dangerous Toys, represented here on cd 1)

7. Albums of demos/unreleased songs that never made a studio release (King Kobra "The Lost Years", represented here on cd 1)

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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A Customer on July 28, 2003
Format: Audio CD
this is a great sampling of the mid-1980s, LA, Sunset Strip, heavy metal scene...unfortunately, some of the cuts were apparently remakes by some of the former members of various groups seeking to make a quick buck off the old days (some of the tracks definitely aren't the original releases!), so don't expect to hear a note-for-note rendition of the original...
some other things that could have made it on this collection but didn't were alternative outtakes, rarities from undiscovered but highly influential artists (Hanoi Rocks being a prime example), or anything prior to 1983 (Quiet Riot's "Cum on Feel the Noize" is the earliest dated release, i believe). it was nice to hear one-off collaboration efforts, such as Ronnie James Dio and Yngwie (finally!) together for a remake of "Dream On", and the live CD provides decent takes by various artists, although the cover of "Ain't Talkin' 'Bout Love", by LA Guns, sounds like it was recorded at the bottom of a swimming pool...
also, if you are a fan of certain heavy metal sub-genres (speed metal, death metal, punk-metal, etc.), then you aren't going to find what you're looking for on this collection...no chances of Suicidal Tendencies or Slayer on this CD...very much the focus on the glam part of the LA metal scene...
finally, to settle forever an age-old debate, anybody who releases something as limp and lame as "Sister Christian" is not, and has never been, Heavy Metal!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful By A. Marbach VINE VOICE on April 26, 2005
Format: Audio CD
When I first received this cd set I was excited: A decade's worth of big hair music on a three cd set...I was in heaven. Then I popped in the first cd into my cd player and was very disappointed to find out that these are not the original recordings of these songs.

The first cd is a major disappointment - in my opinion the only decent songs on disc one were the Quiet Riot song and the Bullet Boys (!) song...the live album...that one was ok...great for car trips...it is nice to have a live album....the third cd (power ballads) is ok...except for the bizarre mix version of Faster Pussycat's House of Pain...and while I will be the first to admit that I am not a big FP fan...I did like this song...the orginal...this version made me want to rip the disc out of my player and throw the cd across three lanes of highway.

Despite this fact...I think that it is still an OK cd set...but purchasers should not expect the original versions of the songs they know and love...because you will NOT find it on this cd. Overall I would say that cd is mediocre at best.
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