A to Z of '80s Rock

A to Z of '80s Rock

by Garry Sharpe-Young, Dave Reynolds


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Fueled to the max by bubblegum power chords, skyscraper backcombed hairdos, eyeliner, and spandex, artists such as Quiet Riot, Ratt, Mötley Crüe, Skid Row, Dokken, Guns N' Roses, Warrant, Slaughter, L.A. Guns, Great White, W.A.S.P., and Bon Jovi reigned supreme in the 1980s. Established bands too fully embraced the "image is everything" culture and Kiss, Aerosmith, Van Halen, Alice Cooper, Whitesnake, and Heart all enjoyed renewed flushes of success. This book chronicles every cheap thrill and maps out every mascara-caked moment. Each and every band, whether able to pack out Wembley or Wigan, is documented with full biographies and global discographies direct from the world's biggest rock-devoted database—Rockdetector.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781901447217
Publisher: Cherry Red Books
Publication date: 07/01/2003
Series: Rockdetector Series
Pages: 735
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 9.20(h) x 1.83(d)

About the Author

Garry Sharpe-Young is an author, artist, and heavy metal journalist. The founder of Rockdetector, his titles include A to Z of Black Metal, A to Z of Death Metal, A to Z of Thrash MetalBlack Sabbath: Never Say Die!, Metal: The Definitive Guide, and Sabbath Bloody Sabbath.

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