The Big MVD Hair Metal Battle!

The Big MVD Hair Metal Battle!

In the 1980’s one kind of rock band ruled over all the others so we take a look back and ask who were the ultimate hair metal band? When I was younger heavy metal and rock music was my life. I had the denim jacket, read Kerrang! and accumulated a nice little collection of singles, albums and later on CD’s. Iron Maiden, AC/DC, and Black Sabbath were what I considered to be proper heavy metal bands. The other side of the coin was a succession of bands I considered tinny, over-produced, and lacking any real balls. Hair metal, christened as Read more »

Rico Suave vs. Mr Loverman: Battle of the Tiny Todgers

Rico Suave vs. Mr Loverman: Battle of the Tiny Todgers

For this One On One I want to explore two videos that might be said to be plumbing the depths of both misogyny and actually quite hilarious sexual braggadocio. Having watched them back-to-back (yes, I did really did that!) I realised that Gerardo and Shabba Ranks have much in common: they’re both one-hit wonders who’s one hit was basically a personal sexual manifesto; they’re both from countries outside the pop mainstream (Gerardo is Ecuadorian, Ranks is from Jamaica); and they both in all probability (and based on the wholly scientific, completely provable ‘Brag-Horn Principle’ which states that the level of Read more »