I am a child of the 80s. As such, I have an unabashed love for all things hair metal.
After all, Bon Jovi’s “Living on a Prayer” played as I had my first awkward dance with a boy in the sixth grade.
Cinderella’s “Nobody’s Fool” was the angst-ridden power ballad I cried to during those painful middle school years.
My friends and I sighed over the golden locks of the Nelson twins and lusted after Sebastian Bach.
We rocked out to Motley Crue, Metallica and Van Halen.
We lit our lighters at Warrant concerts, and drove recklessly while jamming to “I Can’t Drive 55” by Sammy Hagar.
To this day, the sound of a gritty guitar riff stirs part of my soul, demanding I turn up the volume and roll down the windows.
And that? Is why the discovery of Rock Sugar made me smile today (and dudes? I needed a reason to smile). They take all our old favorites, mash them up and give them a new life. Sounds ridiculous, right? Well, it is. In a completely awesome way. Check this out:
See? Pure hair metal magic. I’m not ashamed to admit I’ll be buying their album in the very near future. Maybe you should too.
Oh, and fellow eighties rockers? You’re welcome.