Originally Posted by Revering4Blue
Maybe it is just me, but I see no correlation at all between Foreigner 4 and the advent of Big Hair Rock.
So to my question, is there anything other than the once thriving Hollywood Strip that helped usher in Hair Rock? When did American rock-n-roll switch from power chords and big muscle to over-production and big hair? Side question, was Van Halen the last of the great rock bands or the first of the hair bands?
I understand that there probably aren't cut-and-dry answers, but I would love to read what happened in the rock world from '78-'85 from the RZ perspective. For my 10th birthday I received the first three "rock" albums I ever owned and I asked for all three: Billy Joel's The Innocent Man, Van Halen's 1984 and Quiet Riot's Metal Health. Everything before that is a blur that I try to put back in order, buy it's as clear as an impressionist painting. Everything since then I understand through the lenses of my reality.