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PostSubject: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Fri Jun 29, 2007 11:29 pm

One of the things I like so much about 80's metal were the hooks that all the great bands had. Hair metal bands like Bon Jovi, Warrant, Cinderella, Winger, Def Leppard, White Lion, etc. as well as more regular metal bands like Tesla, Skid Row, and even Judas Priest all knew how to write that great hook that made the song stick in your head for hours.

There was no better hook-writer than Michael Sweet. Stryper, to me, is the grand master of the hook. No one did it better.

Where, oh, where is the hook today?!?!
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Sat Jun 30, 2007 12:30 am

Hey FOJ... awesome to see you here bro!

Yep--Hooks and 80s metal go hand in hand!!!!

I instantly think of Angus and Malcom Young when I think of the hook masters... but you're right--it seemed to be "part of the genre" of that day... And the fact that it's just not part of the modern rock--I guess--is part of the reason I struggle to really get into it... I mean it's heavy and and all... but it doesn't "stick with me"... you nailed it... afro
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PostSubject: hooks   Mon Jul 02, 2007 9:24 pm

Yep the 80's was the era for hook laden songs. One thing that i loved about those songs was that the chorus stuck in your head for ever!!!!!!!
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Wed Jul 04, 2007 7:36 am

I know! Who hasn't had some of the following stuck in your head:

To Hell With The Devil
Livin' After Midnight
Breakin' The Law
Youth Gone Wild
Wait
Gypsy Road
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Thu Jul 05, 2007 10:06 am

Oh Yeah!!! Let's add to that list...

Unchained...
You give love a bad name...
Rock N Roll ain't noice pollution/For those about to rock!
Fantasy
Lunatic Frenge
Lick it up
Crazy Train

ON AND ON WE COULD GO....
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PostSubject: HELP!   Tue Oct 16, 2007 7:04 am

I need help! Will someone out there please tell me what a "hook" is? I know it has to do with a guitar.
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Fri Oct 19, 2007 11:47 am

A "hook" is basically any part of the song that has an extremely addicting melody, could be a guitar line though. Usually, the hook is the a chorus you can't get out of your head.
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Wed Nov 07, 2007 1:32 am

Common dude... everyone knows that a hook is that little curved sharp thing that you catch fish with!!!! What a Face

Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked Shocked

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PostSubject: ???????   Thu Nov 29, 2007 10:40 am

I don't know who to believe? Lifemetal777 or PB? Both definitions of the "hook" sound great! scratch
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Sun Jan 18, 2009 4:24 pm

STRYPER spandex is a privledge not a right What a Face
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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Fri Nov 13, 2009 3:07 pm

I must admit the Hook is missing so much of today's metal.... there are many who are still using it, but a lot of bands aren't....

Gotta have the songs.... no one remembers screaming without a melody.....

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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Fri Nov 13, 2009 8:22 pm

Agreed.... but you know what... THE HOOK is so naturally appealing -- it's destined to make a comeback someday soon... it just has to! cheers

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PostSubject: Re: The 80's - the era of the HOOK!   Sat Nov 14, 2009 2:50 am

Let's hope so Brother....

Music sadly needs it!!!

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