My dad was a big fan of heavy and hair metal (even though he would never use either of those terms because the music he liked was just “rock ”), so I got a full dose of Motley Crüe, Def Leppard , Scorpions, Ratt and loads more bands all through my childhood . . . and to be totally honest it’s still my favorite kind of music to listen to now. I just bought Ratt’s Out of the Cellar on vinyl because it just really felt right spending $5 on it. One of the funniest things I ever witnessed happened while I was watching VH1 Classics . My dad sauntered into the living room having heard “Round and Round” by Ratt playing and as soon as he saw them he yelled , “What in the hell are they wearing!?! They look like ugly girls. Sick.” Yep, Dad, these bands produced great music and they also had great (well, maybe not great but BIG) hair (and inescapably revealing tights). Twenty years of listening and he had no idea what his favorite bands looked like. Haha. Here’s to them foolin’, Dave!
Check out some of our lullaby renditions of our fave long-haired rockers below.