What is Glam Metal?
What is glam metal? I think that it’s no need to describe everything, so I’ll place here only basic informations. It shouldn’t be very difficult question. It was a subgenre of heavy metal, popular in the whole 80s decade. It can be assumed, that it was continuation of 70s glam rock music.
Generalizing, music was extremely this same as in heavy metal. The main difference was appearance of the singers. They often used to wear women’s clothing and makeup 🙂 .
A lot of 80s’ bands had covered best glam rock songs. For example, originally released by Slade in 19731, refreshed and propagated by Quiet Riot “it was released on Metal Health album in 1983”.
Quiet Riot – Cum On Feel The Noize
Slade – Cum On Feel The Noize
According to wikipedia.org articles, glam metal was popularized in Los Angeles. It was most popular music style then, thanks to MTV, many songs and videos were showed to crowds of spectators. In 90’s it was becoming replaced by new metal/rock subgenres. Moreover, a majority of bands changed their niche too. Nowadays, glam metal is forgotten, but new bands are still arising.2
The best and most recognizable bands were: Ozzy Osbourne, Ratt, Kiss, Alice Cooper, Scorpions, Guns n’ Roses, Whitesnake, Bon Jovi, Poison, Dokken, Quiet Riot and another bands 34.