This article originally appeared in the November issue of Los Angeles magazine. Every city has a soundtrack, but sometimes Los Angeles seems like a soundtrack that has a city. The songs that have come out of L.
Sign in. Nightly chaos involves their customer base Stu Bailey and Jeff Spencer were the wisecracking, womanizing private detective heroes of this Warner Brothers drama.
Glam metal also known pejoratively as hair metal and often used synonymously with pop metal is a subgenre of heavy metalwhich features pop -influenced hooks and guitar riffsand borrows from the fashion of s glam rock. It was also popular throughout the mid-late s and early s bringing to prominence bands including PoisonSkid RowCinderella and Warrant. Glam metal is associated with flashy clothing, makeup and notable for an overall androgynous aesthetic.
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So check your local listings! They were the female unsung heroes who lived and died for a unique group of bad-ass rocker boys, who came to Hollywood and dared to dream…. Once upon a time there was an unprecedented decade of debauch and decadence known as the s.
On the Sunset Strip, everything was tight: the jeans, the torn T-shirts, the hooks and the drum fills. And of the iconic club where it all went down, the Whisky A Go Goeach night was packed with voracious fans looking to feast their eyes upon who may be the next great heavy slayers of hair metal. Hair metal was a scene, born from word of mouth and generating real heat on the streets of Los Angeles.
Almost Famous ' relative lack of cynicism was one of its many laudable aspects: After a decade and a half of misanthropic, Spinal Tap -derived comedies, it was refreshing to see a film that addressed rock music with warmth and empathy rather than hip disdain. But a lack of cynicism can only take a film so far, judging from Sunset Stripan earnest comedy-drama that aspires to be an Altman-esque look at the rock scene in early-'70s California, but ends up feeling more like a VH1 version of Boogie Nights. Set inSunset Strip focuses on a strangely homogeneous group of rock stars, hangers-on, and wannabes congregating around the titular street, including hard-living songwriter Rory Cochrane, hapless wannabe rock star Nick Stahl, and Simon Baker, a colorblind photographer nursing a secret crush on rock-star-crazy collaborator Anna Friel.
And nowhere was the party crazier, sleazier or more glam-rockin' than the Sunset Strip, where big-haired dudes and the girls who loved them turned the boulevard into their own personal playground. Or Led Zeppelin, who in the following decade would rent out up to six floors of the Hyatt on Sunset, a. Guns, Faster Pussycat and the rest of the Eighties glam lot were more than happy to take on. The Sunset Strip was a cesspool of depravity.
I was 13 years old when my brother placed a round, grooved disc of vinyl on the record player, dropped the needle and introduced me to the Doors, an L. Music has a profound power to shape the world around us. What we listen to can influence our friendships, what we wear, where we dine, even where we lay our heads at night.