It's been about 20 years, right? Glam should be coming back as "retro" any day now. Maybe it's already started in your town? I was shopping the used bins at my favorite record store yesterday and I picked up a used copy of Motley Crue's Decade of Decadence ('81-'91) It had been years sense I'd rocked out to the Crue. The first album I ever owned was Motley Crue - Shout at the Devil. (It was really an album too, as in 10" vinyl record album.) That was '84 and I was in the 4th grade, but I was only a fan for a few years - then it wasn't "cool" anymore and I moved on to bands that my friends approved of Well, it's 20 years later and I think for myself, so I bought that CD yesterday... WoW - Motley Crue was a really good band. I'm not saying they were super technical, like jazz player types or anything - The were rockers and they rocked. Vince Neil has good range and his voice has a unique timber that he really makes work with their sound. Nikki Sixx can play bass and his lines are solid with interesting fills here and there, fit their style and you can hear him. Mick Mars is more of a shredder than I remember - dude can wail. Tommy Lee is a fantastic drummer. Tommy is a lousy tabloid celebrity, lousy amateur pornographer, lousy guitarist and a lousy singer - but after listening to him drum for a bit I remembered why he got famous. I like his beats and I think Tommy should go get a drumming gig, like today. Motley Crue was a rock band that had it together. They had style, they had a sound, they dripped sex drugs and rock & roll from every pore and they rocked. I'm sick to death of pop-punk and emo garbage. I'm sick of politically correct musicians and "rock stars" that look like the guys you play basketball with. I'm ready for over the top hard rocking, walk the walk and talk the talk Rock Stars to rule the planet again. These guys that teased their hair and put on make up - they were into the music and played the role from the time they woke up until the time they passed out. We need more of that. I'm going home tonight and I'm going to dig up a copy of Poison - Look What the Cat Dragged In. I think a lot of what happened in the LA Glam scene in the '80s could come back and revitalize our current popular music. Comments? Go ahead, I've got my flame resistant spandex on, so go ahead.