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|Top 5 Glam Metal/Rock Albums|
Big hair, spandex, guyliner, and hooks. The top 5 glam metal/rock albums out there.
You may ask, what the fuck is this doing here. And I will just say, I get it. Judas Priest are heavy metal gods not glam metal gods, but for whatever small amount of piss or salt it may be worth, they made a solid glam metal album. That counts for something. Also, hasn't Rob Halford, the metal god Himself, always been glam oriented?
|4||New York Dolls|
New York Dolls
God bless Johnny Thunders, man. No New York Dolls would mean no glam rock/metal. Depending on your opinion of the genre you may be glad at that, but...
The Last Command
Blackie Lawless is a maniac. Chris Holmes, bless his soul, is famous for drinking vodka in a pool on camera. Their lyricism is so over the top it's ludicrous. But this album has "Wild Child" on it and that is easily one of the best songs to come out of the 80's LA Metal scene. W.A.S.P., on this album especially, found the right mixture of commercial accessibility and in your face rock swagger, and that's a formula as hard to get as the Krabby Patty secret formula.
This album is a glorious sonic mess. It sounds like it was recorded on a spoon. The album cover has a shirtless man woman with makeup on grinding a microphone stand. It's not all that musically proficient. But goodness is it a good album. Has balls in all the right places, and a whole lot of spunk.
Shout at the Devil
I mean. Easily. This album is the consummate glam metal record. Huge drum sound? Check. Over the top imagery? Check. A nice little touch of faux Satanism? Double check. Shout at the Devil was released in 1983, preceding the glam boom by just a hair. I mean, there was a lot of hair involved, but you get it. The songs are heavy, raw, and punchy, but still commercial and catchy. That's the ideal formula for glam metal if you ask me.
|No Bowie, T. Rex and Slade is no glam rock you silly billy.|
|Silly billy me, but they'd be there on a Top 10 or 20|
|I'd give skid row the nod at 1 personally. Never liked SATD|
|NY Dolls always at 1.. the best and purest glam band.. and everything Thunders did after with the Heartbreakers and solo.. |
Hanoi Rocks and Alice Cooper '71-'73 would be on my list too..
|5 is the best album ever|