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Two more bitchin songs from two obscure, underrated and/or under-appreciated bands from the 80's:

Y&T "Summertime Girls" (damn you, 80's half-shirts!)
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TNT "10,100 Lovers (In One)"
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Two more hits from two flash-in-the-pan 80's bands:

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I'm not saying they're kick-ass, I'm just saying they're 80Z!

Swatches were cool too.

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Hey, any of you guys into Vito Bratta's guitar playing? I always thought he was even better than Eddie tbh.
 

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Hey, any of you guys into Vito Bratta's guitar playing? I always thought he was even better than Eddie tbh.
First and foremost, back in the 80's, there were a lot of us that referred to him as Vito Van Halen, an obvious comparison to Eddie, even though he really didn't sound or play that much like Eddie. Vito was a hell of a player. I always liked White Lion, but from a talent perspective, he was FAR better than anyone and everyone else in the band. The guy was oozing with talent.

When White Lion broke up (originally), Vito just kind of went into seclusion. He was always the quiet one in the group before that, and he would do the interviews, but for the most part, he was pretty quiet and reserved. I've read multiple reports, commentaries, etc regarding his time after White Lion. One thing that I've read a few times is that he didn't get into any other band because he felt he didn't have anything else to offer, musically (or something like that). I know that about 8-10 yrs ago (maybe more) he finally did an interview with Eddie Trunk or maybe it was That Metal Show (which is also Eddie Trunk) where he said that he had spent several years taking care of his father who had some health issues. I don't remember many more details other than that. Also, as @Trickster pointed out, he did have some hand or wrist injury that prevented him from playing the way that he wanted to play.

So, I think it was a combination of things that caused him to step away and stay away.
 

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^^^ I was just reading an article with Mike ***** and i guess Vito and Mike do not get along!

“The thing is that I would not wanna play with Vito Bratta for anything in the world, I wouldn’t wanna spend any time with him… We have not talked for many, many years. There’s nothing to talk about. He has nothing to add to the table, and I will let him rest in peace. Because I don’t need him and I will not go back and do that."

I also read that Vito took ***** to court and Vito owns the name WHITE LION.
 

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^^^ I was just reading an article with Mike ***** and i guess Vito and Mike do not get along!

“The thing is that I would not wanna play with Vito Bratta for anything in the world, I wouldn’t wanna spend any time with him… We have not talked for many, many years. There’s nothing to talk about. He has nothing to add to the table, and I will let him rest in peace. Because I don’t need him and I will not go back and do that."
yeah, I've heard that as well. Maybe not this exact quote, but something similar.


I also read that Vito took ***** to court and Vito owns the name WHITE LION.
Yep, Vito owns the record label that owns all of White Lion's first few albums. I think this is part of where ***** and him don't get along because ***** has wanted to either buy back some of his rights and Vito wouldn't do it, or something like that. ***** sold his rights back in the 90's
 

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And here's some phenomenal 80s sounding bands from the 2000s - replete with the big production and tunes so catchy they're worthy of ABBA:


STRANDED







ALL I KNOW





DREAMHUNTER







PRIDE







H.E.A.T







WIG WAM





I totally agree with you! Grunge didn't just lead to the death of hair metal. It led to the death of melodic hard rock and heavy metal in general, and took hard rock from a widely popular and diverse fanbase to a niche market. Today, in 2019, rock songs almost never get anywhere close to the top 10, whereas from the 70s to about 1993, hard rock regularly topped the charts. Rock music in the 80's/early 90s was awesome!
 

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