Re: Album Oriented Rock (AOR)--A dying radio format.
Originally Posted by marcshoe
I once saw Kip Winger in a bookstore, a few hours before his concert in Charleston, reading a magazine that he was on the cover of. He was also wearing a hand-painted jacket with Winger's logo. Somehow I've always thought this said it all about hair metal.
fwiw, no one bothered him by asking for autographs and such.
On another note, Sammy Hagar seemed like a completely different animal in the early days. I think the alien abductions messed him up a bit. Spaceships can't drive 55, you know.
I am always fascinated by how "fans" view artists.
I guess I am weird because I like all versions of Hagar and I loved Van Halen with both singers. Roth was hard to take in the moment due to his ego but in hindsight his work is superior to Sammy's. Having said that I adore 5150.
I can see how a hardcore fan would loate something like "Love Walks In," but Hagar did give them a sense of melody that Roth could never, ever deliver.
If you're watchin' a parade, make sure you stand in one spot, don't follow it, it never changes. And if the parade is boring, run in the opposite direction, you will fast-foward the parade. --Mitch Hedberg