Proof that the 80s didn't totally suck.
“Nearly a quarter of a century after they dominated the charts, bands like Motley Crue, Twisted Sister and Whitesnake still have a loyal audience,” says Hair Apparent executive producer Kim Mulligan. “Whether the critics want to acknowledge it or not, it’s obvious the enduring popularity of these bands must have a little something to do with the quality of their songs. It’s not easy to strike a common chord with millions of people worldwide or else everyone would have done it, right?”
The concept behind Hair Apparent was to present the songs in a variety of musical genres and let them stand on their own. The musicians on Hair Apparent are not covering these songs; they are re-interpreting them. “Stripped of the hairspray, the spandex, the videos and the excessive behavior, these are really solid songs and well worth repeated listening,” Mulligan adds.
The line-up features artists as diverse as Bob “Derwood” Andrews (former member of the punk band Generation X) with a version of the Slade/Quiet Riot classic “Cum On Feel The Noize,” and guitarist Sean Eden (formerly of Luna; currently with Elk City), lending his considerable talent to Helix’s “Heavy Metal Love”, re-imagined by LaBooze. Dennis Dunaway, who co-wrote the Alice Cooper classics “Schools Out” and “I’m Eighteen” is also on Hair Apparent with his version of Spinal Tap’s “Big Bottom”.
artists turned these songs upside down and inside out. They’re
really nothing like the original versions,” says Keith
Roth, who is also one of Hair Apparent’s executive
producers. “Hair Apparent puts a whole new spin on these
80s classics,” Roth explains.
Labooze - Heavy Metal Love
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