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#1
I'm more heavy metaller but I do enjoy good old hard rock and heavy rock also.
Lets discuss about those 80's heavy and hard rock bands that kicked ass. I'll go ahead:

THE RODS - Ronnie James Dio's cousin David Feinstein's band. These guys played very ballsy hard rock with huge drumsound and crispy guitars. Riffs were stong but also very plain, perhaps little one-dimensional but very much in-your-face heavy rock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9hxjZTkN2A

WASP and Mötley Crüe- well almost anyone knows them so no introductions needed.
#4
Dokken - Hard Rock/Hair Metal, Had one of the best vocalists and one of the best guitarists of the 80's
#5
dude you should check out Extreme, their famous for their song 'more than words' but you should listen to songs like decadence dance. The guitarist Nuno Bettencourt is very underated and has sick skills
#6
Omg this is my new favourite thread in history, Savatage and Dokken, Wasp and the crue, iam literally in heaven.

Anyways also La guns, cinderella, tesla, shotgun messiah (most underated band ever, second coming is fantastic), skid row, loudness, leaatherwolf, the mighty Poison, hardline, firehouse, the almighty, zodiac mindwarp and the love reaction, Y&T, XYZ and finally vicious rumors
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#7
Yeah Savatage and Vicious Rumors are great! Though I'd propably put them more on heavy metal than heavy rock / hard rock. But anyways, agreed! With Dokken I am not so familiar with, I've always skipped the name. Maybe I'll take better look on them.

German hard rock band Victory was pretty decent also, perhaps a bit mainstream but they have some good songs.
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#8
Huge Vr fan, Victory is pretty cool but speaking of german 80's bands Running Wild, easily one of my all time favorites.

Check out Blue Murder, John Sykes after Whitesnake it's like a heavier Whitesnake.

Vow WoW is another great J metal band similar to loudness, been around a little while longer I believe Akira mentioned their guitarist as an influence once.

M.A.R.S. one album, Project Driver and it ****ing rocks a "super group" collab between Rob Rock, Tony MacAlpine, Tommy Aldridge, Rudy Sarzo

Crimson Glory
Check out Tony Martin era Black Sabbath
Keel
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Pretty Maids

Pretty much all good stuff in this thread though W.A.S.P., Dokken, Savatage, Loudness, Firehouse. Can't go wrong all got my stamp of heavy approval
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Huge Vr fan, Victory is pretty cool but speaking of german 80's bands Running Wild, easily one of my all time favorites.

Check out Blue Murder, John Sykes after Whitesnake it's like a heavier Whitesnake.

Vow WoW is another great J metal band similar to loudness, been around a little while longer I believe Akira mentioned their guitarist as an influence once.

M.A.R.S. one album, Project Driver and it ****ing rocks a "super group" collab between Rob Rock, Tony MacAlpine, Tommy Aldridge, Rudy Sarzo

Crimson Glory
Check out Tony Martin era Black Sabbath
Keel
Malice
Pretty Maids

Pretty much all good stuff in this thread though W.A.S.P., Dokken, Savatage, Loudness, Firehouse. Can't go wrong all got my stamp of heavy approval


Running Wild is propably THE all time favourite of mine also It's the band who actually got me listening (heavy metal) music, also first full discography I ever fully bought and owned was Running Wild
#11
There were 4 guys from Pasadena that rocked slightly...Van Halen was the name of the band...
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I'm more heavy metaller but I do enjoy good old hard rock and heavy rock also.
Lets discuss about those 80's heavy and hard rock bands that kicked ass. I'll go ahead:

THE RODS - Ronnie James Dio's cousin David Feinstein's band. These guys played very ballsy hard rock with huge drumsound and crispy guitars. Riffs were stong but also very plain, perhaps little one-dimensional but very much in-your-face heavy rock.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=B9hxjZTkN2A

WASP and Mötley Crüe- well almost anyone knows them so no introductions needed.


The Rods were a great band and a nice bunch of guys. the first album is still my fav however the last one (with singer smalick avigal) was really good as well.

a few more bands for the list

Frank Soda and the Imps - canadian band with axe slinger frank soda. they tried to be more pop towards the end which kinda sucked but Live At The Tube is still a smokin album.

Gamma - Ronnie Montrose led band that had 3 decent albums

Immaculate Mary - Rochester NY based metal band that put out one album. tommy brunett was the guitar player and he was awesome.

Fastway - fast eddie clark from motorhead's more commercial hard rock band from the 80s.

Waysted - pete way from UFO with excellent guitarist paul kayfield.
#14
Great thread. Im with jhy on Extreme. Check out Mr. Big ( Paul Gilbert on guitar and Billy Sheehan on bass). Queensryche rocks too!
#15
That would have to be Van Halen. Especially their first three albums. It was amazing and Eruption--nothing more needs to be said.

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#16
guns n roses. nothing's more sleazy, angry, and intense all at once like appettite for destruction.
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guns n roses. nothing's more sleazy, angry, and intense all at once like appettite for destruction.

I beg to differ. Only 4 words: Shout At The Devil.

With that being said, the mighty kings: Motley Crue! I just can't turn the volume up enough and it's frustratring. My CD player goes loud as hell but it's like 10 years old and kinda muddy, my laptop has mind blowing quality but is not as loud as I'd wnat it to be when listening to SATD or Dr. Feelgood... or Girls, Girls, Girls... or Theatre of Pain... or Too Fast For Love... aaah! Saints of Los Angeles, while released in 2008, kicks major ass as well. All hail the Crue in all its Motleyness!

Then there's Cinderella, with great blues rock influences which make their music even more rockin'. RATT, Tigertailz, Wrathchild (the british ones)...
#18
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Dokken - Hard Rock/Hair Metal, Had one of the best vocalists and one of the best guitarists of the 80's


Like dude,i remember Dokken as well.

Queensryche,The Scorpions as well.

Geoff Tate has got pipes.
#19
Van Halen, Motley Crue, Guns 'N Roses - surely! I would also add The Cult, massively underrated band.

But I personally can't stand the bulk of the ballad-driven, typically 80es hair bands.
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Motley Crue and Guns n' Roses.

Love the Crue and their balls-to-the-wall mentality (back then anyway).
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#26
guns n roses. motley crue. warrant. van halen. poison. whitesnake. twisted sister.....and the list goes on.
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#29
I could say that here we are talking about the glam metal era Ac/DC and Zeppelin should be included as well and also we have to mention Black Sabbath and Queen (they are a little bit in the pop rock but anyway).
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#30
This may not be OT as it seems different from what most other people are posting but, dude, The Cult. Kickass english hard rock, they had a bit of proggy/psychadelic influence to but not too much. Check out the album Love.
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#31
Well, the most obvious example would be Guns N Roses. Some of their stuff was just awesome--November Rain, Welcome to the Jungle, Paradise City, Sweet Child O Mine, etc. I could go on and on.

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#37
Add Tank, Victory, Adam Bomb, Great White, Fates Warning, Whitesnake to the list above and you've got it mostly covered.
#38
Damn brilliant thread, will read again.

This has taken me back to my teens. I remember bands coming and going. I'm going to have to dig up my old Guitar for the Practicing Musician magazines.
#39
Vicious Rumors oh jesus christ what a band. Their music was AMAZING it had everything, cool harmony solos, classic riffs and a ****ing amazing singer RIP Carl Albert.

I suggest that if you guys are all really into your 80's classic rock/metal you check these guys out.
#40
Motley Crue & Whitesnake ruled. But no one has mentioned the sleaziest of them all. Faster Pussycat!!! Just a raw rocking band! Great guitar tones also. Didn't use alot of effects...just Marshall tone!
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