It got me to thinking since I've been craving music from "back then" for me. They just don't have groups like we had in the 80's that were truly ROCK! Nickelback is about the closest thing to anything I can stand in modern music. I feel so old. I found this great station on Yahoo Music that I've been listening to at work that is 1980's rock. It's not some of the pop stuff like Spandau Ballet or anything like that. It's more of the bands like Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, and Kiss among others. I have been enjoying it and making myself a list of some music I want to go download.
I know a lot of people are upset because of some groups crossing over to country. I don't see it as a cross-over as much as the fact that country has changed so much over the years. Much of it now is what I used to call Rock. I almost fell out when I saw Nickelback on CMT with their song, "This Afternoon."
Anyway, I recently saw a picture of an old rocker, so I thought it would be fun to look up some groups to see what they looked like now. Let's see how they aged. So here is my "Then and Now" for some groups I used to listen to all the time.
Def Leppard was a personal favorite of mine in the 80's and still today. Joe Elliott was HOT!
They still look pretty damn good. I saw them in concert again when they hit 20 years, and they still rock! Of course, the biggest "then and now" difference is Rick Allen being minus an arm that I believe he still had in the earlier photo. It still amazes me to watch him play the drums, and I've always admired the group for standing by him and helping him get back on stage.
I never really cared much for David Lee Roth as far as looks go, but geez let the scraggly hair go already!
I think we all knew Mike Reno (Loverboy) was going to have a weight problem, but the bandanna does not hide the fact that you are going bald, Dude!
Bryan Adams hasn't changed much at all.
Motley Crue knew how to grow hair, didn't they?
They have aged pretty well for the most part, with the exception of Vince.
I can't imagine how much money was spent on hair product and bleach for Brett and C.C. alone (Poison).
I think they still use more product than I do.
Ratt.. We knew how to do hair in the 80's, that's for sure.
Not bad here either, except for Stephen Pearcy. He needs to let the hair go, too. I bought one of their newer CD's several years ago, and it was awesome! So they still have the sound.
*Sigh* .. Bon Jovi.. Remember how they hid the fact that he got married because they were afraid he would lose fans? Ha!
He has definitely aged the best of any 80's person I've seen. I remember that CNN even covered it when he cut his hair off. My mother has even always known who he is, and she says his name right! That should tell you something.
So these are just a few who came to mind in my search. Who did you like that you listened to when you were a teenager? Have you seen them or heard what they are up to now? Do you have trouble listening to modern music or have you adapted to the new sounds and music trends? Tell me if you know of others I might need to check out that I might like.