Friday, July 11, 2008

another story that the kids are never going to believe

In the period from approximately 1986 to 1991, glam-metal was such a dominant force in the world of rock that literally all hard rock was covered by the press* as being "metal". Black Crowes? Metal. Drivin' N' Cryin'? Metal. Janes Addiction? Metal. You get the idea.

*For the purpose of this blog post, "the press" includes mostly guitar magazines and poster magazines**. I wasn't smart enough to read things like Rolling Stone so I don't know how they handled it.

** Defined as magazine which might contain articles but whose real purpose is posters of rock bands for kids to decorate their rooms with. Basically the non-sexual version of pinups.. does this type of publication even still exist?