My 14 year old son has developed a taste for 80’s hard rock/metal from all the long hours playing GTA: Vice City with me, his loving mother. For those not familiar, one radio station on the game is VROCK and they play Ozzy, Tesla, Autograph, The Cult, Quiet Riot and Judas Priest. Kiddo liked the tunes so much that I made him a cd of them and he plays it constantly.
And just the other day he was singing ‘Ballroom Blitz’ under his breath while taking the garbage out. Makes a mom so proud… <sniff>
Anyway, I could really use a few suggestions for a hard rock/ metal mix that wouldn’t reveal the whole hair-band-y truth just yet but give him a good sampling of what the 80’s have to offer. What I’ve compiled so far is:
Tommy Tutone - 867-5309/Jenny (cause he likes it)
The Tubes - She’s A Beauty
J. Geils Band - Centerfold
Sweet - Ballroom Blitz
Knack - My Sharona
Cinderella - Shake Me
Cinderella - Somebody Save Me
Cinderella - Push, push
(yes, I have a Tom Keifer fixation - stop laughing…)
What else in that vein would be good?