Friday, January 25, 2008

Fav Band as a teenage girl?



When I was a teenager, I based my liking a band on one thing: Is the lead singer cute? Is the band full of cute guys? HAHA Sad but true.. the ONLY exceptions to my rule were if the lead singer could sing really well and I could sing along with the record (or CD as we call it , these days). This explains why my favorite band in the 7th and 8th grade was Duran Duran..Oh come on!! Those guys couldnt sing!!!!! They could barely play their instruments! But man o man could they just sit there and look HOT! I remember watching John Taylor and LITERALLY drooling! We all remember Ah Ha.. What the heck were they about? But who cares, the lead singer was pretty cute and so were all the other guys in the band.. haha Another band I loved was Loverboy..Mike Reno was hot back in the day and I could ALSO sing along with the music, so there was an added plus! I would have DIED before I would listen to Rolling Stones, Aerosmith, or Led Zepplin ( ahhem..ROCK ICONS).. Everyone else liked them but me. They werent cute and were basically my parents age back then..So basically, they BORED me.. When I think about it, ugghhh, they are my age NOW.. GEEZZ.. Anyway, there were a few bands that I loved that had not so cute lead singers but, I could sing with them..My all time favorite band as a teen was Journey..Steve Perry was not much to look at but man, could he wail! I dont think there is ANYONE around nowadays that could hold a candle to his vocal ability..Last night, my husband and I were looking at You Tube videos of him, when he was with Journey..This is what lead me to ask this question.. Where is he now? I am going to be looking into this.. I read somewhere that he had an accident that lead to a major hip injury that has basically made it impossible for him to perform anymore..I also read that he couldnt hit the high notes anymore and used the hip injury as an excuse not to tour with the band anymore..Who knows.. But I know this much: Steve Perry's voice is missed!! I hope he comes out of hiding soon!

2 comments:

Leigh said...

Dont even get me started. The guuy looking good didnt matter as much to me..it was the guitarist. If he rocked, then the band was in for me. Never did like Duran Duran. I liked the hard and hair metal bands AND STILL DO:
TESLA, AC/DC, Cinderella, KISS, Van Halen, Slaughter, Bon Jovi (huge), Ratt, Trixster, Mr Big, WhiteSnake, Lita Ford, Fleetwood Mac, Led Zep, Aerosmith, Kingdom Come,Soundgarden, Quiet Riot, Ozzy, Motley Crue (hate them now),Extreme, Steve Via, Stevie Ray Vaughn,to name a few....

Michelle said...

OMG!! Why do you hate Motley crue now? I LOVED them back in the day.. haha I went to see them in concert for my 18th birthday..What an eye opener! :) I STILL love Bon Jovi!