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Post by Soldier777 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 1:35 pm

What are your thoughts on how bands look and dress in Christian music in the past like Saint, Shout, Guardian, Holy Soldier, Stryper, Barren Cross and Bloodgood. Did they go to far to have that glam/classic metal look with the makeup and teased hair? Or was it necessary to get attention to get the message out? I think it was both helpful to get attention but many people didn't take the bands seriously which may of been a disadvantage. What do you think of bands that try to relive that look and pay tribute to the classic bands like Desyre:



There were/are many bands who dressed like regular joes like Petra, X-Sinner, Whitecross and Rez Band.  This thread is in not way to judge or critize bands for their look but to have a friendly discussion. I'm thinking many Christian bands would of changed the way they look if they could go back to the 80's.
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Post by sentient 6 on Sun Apr 12, 2015 2:23 pm

There is a certain look ( especially in the 80s ) that goes along with different kinds of music. I believe many of those bands simply viewed it as kind of package deal. They got the sound, and they also need the look. Marketing is also factor. You can look at many bands and pretty-much have a good idea of what kind of sound they have.
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Post by Throne of thorns on Sun Apr 12, 2015 6:06 pm

Never ever in my life liked the glam look ever.
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Post by bjorn agin on Tue Apr 21, 2015 11:13 pm

If we are to be fair, how is dressing with as glam any different than dressing like this?



In both cases it's an attempt to fit in a genre of music.

Now that I'm older I kind of think both are rather silly. I just want to hear music and don't care what the musician looks like.
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Post by Throne of thorns on Wed Apr 22, 2015 3:05 am

bjorn agin wrote:If we are to be fair, how is dressing with as glam any different than dressing like this?



In both cases it's an attempt to fit in a genre of music.

Now that I'm older I kind of think both are rather silly. I just want to hear music and don't care what the musician looks like.
LOL ahhh true so true. I like the glam gothy pop look like kings x looked like back in the day.
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Post by Candlemass on Wed Apr 22, 2015 6:14 am

"The way actors look and dress", keep in mind, they're playing a role...
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2015 10:34 am

Candlemass wrote:"The way actors look and dress", keep in mind, they're playing a role...

Are they really playing a role....or are they trying to become that role?

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Post by d@v!d on Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:55 am

Soldier777 wrote:What are your thoughts on how bands look and dress in Christian music in the past like Saint, Shout, Guardian, Holy Soldier, Stryper, Barren Cross and Bloodgood. Did they go to far to have that glam/classic metal look with the makeup and teased hair? Or was it necessary to get attention to get the message out? I think it was both helpful to get attention but many people didn't take the bands seriously which may of been a disadvantage. What do you think of bands that try to relive that look and pay tribute to the classic bands like Desyre:



There were/are many bands who dressed like regular joes like Petra, X-Sinner, Whitecross and Rez Band.  This thread is in not way to judge or critize bands for their look but to have a friendly discussion. I'm thinking many Christian bands would of changed the way they look if they could go back to the 80's.
Dude, it's cool. You don't need our approval to wear your spandex. Just go rock'em! Wink


I didn't understand glam back in the 80's. I think it was just a few years ago when it made sense to me.

I doubt if they could go back that they'd change their look. I only wish they could go back and change the thin production.
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:04 pm

d@v!d wrote:
Soldier777 wrote:What are your thoughts on how bands look and dress in Christian music in the past like Saint, Shout, Guardian, Holy Soldier, Stryper, Barren Cross and Bloodgood. Did they go to far to have that glam/classic metal look with the makeup and teased hair? Or was it necessary to get attention to get the message out? I think it was both helpful to get attention but many people didn't take the bands seriously which may of been a disadvantage. What do you think of bands that try to relive that look and pay tribute to the classic bands like Desyre:



There were/are many bands who dressed like regular joes like Petra, X-Sinner, Whitecross and Rez Band.  This thread is in not way to judge or critize bands for their look but to have a friendly discussion. I'm thinking many Christian bands would of changed the way they look if they could go back to the 80's.
Dude, it's cool. You don't need our approval to wear your spandex. Just go rock'em! Wink


I didn't understand glam back in the 80's. I think it was just a few years ago when it made sense to me.

I doubt if they could go back that they'd change their look. I only wish they could go back and change the thin production.


A lot of 80s bands have been very vocal that they are embarrassed by how they dressed and looked back then...the hair, the makeup, the clothes.

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Post by d@v!d on Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:00 pm

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Soldier777 wrote:What are your thoughts on how bands look and dress in Christian music in the past like Saint, Shout, Guardian, Holy Soldier, Stryper, Barren Cross and Bloodgood. Did they go to far to have that glam/classic metal look with the makeup and teased hair? Or was it necessary to get attention to get the message out? I think it was both helpful to get attention but many people didn't take the bands seriously which may of been a disadvantage. What do you think of bands that try to relive that look and pay tribute to the classic bands like Desyre:



There were/are many bands who dressed like regular joes like Petra, X-Sinner, Whitecross and Rez Band.  This thread is in not way to judge or critize bands for their look but to have a friendly discussion. I'm thinking many Christian bands would of changed the way they look if they could go back to the 80's.
Dude, it's cool. You don't need our approval to wear your spandex. Just go rock'em! Wink


I didn't understand glam back in the 80's. I think it was just a few years ago when it made sense to me.

I doubt if they could go back that they'd change their look. I only wish they could go back and change the thin production.


A lot of 80s bands have been very vocal that they are embarrassed by how they dressed and looked back then...the hair, the makeup, the clothes.
Really? That's lame. That's like some kind of double loser realm. Lame then and lame now for saying you were lame then.

People ought to be proud of what they did.
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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:07 pm

I believe Strauss and Clark from Messiah Prophet are among those that feel that way. At least I was told that.

A ton of secular bands feel that way.

I have seen interviews with George Lynch where he talks about how much he hated that look.

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Post by Guest on Wed Apr 22, 2015 1:21 pm

Perhaps that might be embarrassment over the general "80's look"? I know my mom always says "I cannot believe we actually thought that looked good!" when watching movies from the 80's.

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Post by Mang67 on Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:17 pm

Music is part of the entertainment industry... I have no problems with a band dressing up and going for a particular look (no matter how embarrassing), as long as the music rocks.  What I do find sad is band members hired because they have "the look" and "attitude", but not the chops... a face on tour with the band, but need a studio musician to play on the album... that's more embarrassing than teased hair and makeup.
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Post by bjorn agin on Fri Apr 24, 2015 9:02 am

A good example of a musician fitting a theatrical role is Alice Cooper. From what I understand one of his shows leans more toward a theatrical production than a mere rock concert.
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Post by sentient 6 on Sat Apr 25, 2015 9:37 pm

NoOneIsHere wrote:I believe Strauss and Clark from Messiah Prophet are among those that feel that way. At least I was told that.

A ton of secular bands feel that way.

I have seen interviews with George Lynch where he talks about how much he hated that look.


...yeah....and thats what we all say about the mullets we had back then too.cyclops
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