Before Warrant, there was this band Warrant who didn't have Jani Lane. I think the original dude left for a band called Hot Wheelz. Then they get this guy Jani from a band called Plain Jane who writes "Heaven" and the rest is history. Hot Wheelz go nowhere. Dude questions his decision for the rest of his life. That part is speculation, but obvious. And then there was this band Redline that I don't remember shit about.
The big difference between Warrant and Poison back in the day? Well, Warrant were proud to be shirtless Americans while Poison handed me a flyer with a chick's fantastic ass on it. And at the age of 16, a chick's ass beats shirtless long-haired dudes every time.
That's right, "not just for breakfast anymore"....hands down the stupidest slogan Poison came up with for a flyer. At least they weren't the band Rocktopus, who used to put ads in BAM Magazine which asked..."What has 8 arms and rocks?".
No band would ever get away with passing this flyer out on the streets today, but Poison knew how to draw the dudes as well as the ladies. It is important to note the bottom of the flyer, "Proceeds go to M.D.A" (Muscular Dystrophy Association). I just hope that's not what caused the guys to grab that poor girl's ass.
Not a more prophetic flyer will you find, considering all the original gunners are still alive after trying for years to kill themselves with booze and drugs. Also ironic since the real G&R has been dead for years.
Flyer for two "lethal" nights with Geffen Recording Artist G&R and Elektra Recording Artist's Faster Pussycat & Jetboy. Elektra dropped Jetboy before releasing the record and they ended up on MCA, the Musical Cemetary of America for glam bands at the time.
...used to stand for "The Sleazy Rock Manager", but these days you can just go with the Sleaze Rock Man I reckon. As a companion to my blog "The Hair Up There", where I post rare records and demos of the most obscure 80's hair metal I have, I present "Walk the Strip", featuring scans of original band flyers from Hollywood's 80's hairday...I mean heyday. Growing up in LA, my friends and I used to walk the Sunset Strip every weekend, the hallowed sidewalks between the Whiskey and the Roxy (but not as far as Gazarri's, that's where the Warrant fans hung out). You couldn't walk two feet without a band member shoving a flyer in your hand, and luckily for you, one of my friends saved some great ones. In addition I'll be adding scans of band ads from local rags such as BAM magazine and L.A. Rocker fanzine. Click on the flyers for high-res versions to print out. Enjoy your walk down the Sunset Strip...
As for "The Hair Up There", I only post records that I believe to be so obscure they're not commercially available. If you are the legal copyright holder and wish to have the content removed, please contact me and I'll remove it immediately if that's your wish.