I am a huge hard rock music fan, but at the same time I love to rock out as hard to some great hair metal. I understand that hair metal is not to everyone’s taste, but I have just as find memories listening to these guys as I did the likes of Maiden and guns n Roses.
Slippery When Wet – Bon Jovi
I know it is so obvious to pick this, but if I am honest I do not feel that until These Days that they came anywhere close to having an album as good as this. They simply knocked it out of the water. Is there every a top 80’s tv or radio show that does not feature Livin on a Prayer? I also think that Bon Jovi are one of the best live acts around. And while I may not be the biggest fan of there newer stuff I still love to listen to there music from this era.
Open Up And Say Ahhh -0 Poison
Poison are without a doubt my favorite hair metal band. I know that many think that they kind of tried to emulate Bon Jovi on this record, but I really do not see that at all. This is an album that just has hit after hit on it. Nothin But A Good Time has to be one of the greatest hair metal tracks of all time. Also it has the beautiful Every Rose Has Its Thorn.
Get A Grip – Aerosmith
I love Aerosmith and this album from 1993 a time when they were supposedly done and past it features there very best work. Livin On The Edge, Crazy, Cryin, Amazing, Shut Up And Dance are all on this album. Not only that, but the rest of the album is certainly no filler either. I know not every one considers Aerosmith as hair metal, but I certainly do.