Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Lest Ye Be Confused

Here are some official definitions from urbandictionary.com

1.BUTT ROCK

Butt rock is the any Heavy Metal music from the eighties that is so horrible that it is both hysterical and hella rad at the same time. These bands usually have amazingly ugly members who wear exceedinly tight pants big hair and make up. One good way to tell if a band is "Butt Rock" is if during their music video, the drummer blows a kiss to the screen while drumming
Quiet Riot and Twiztid Sister are the best examples of butt rock. If you really want to know about the radness of butt rock download the song "Cum on feel the noise!" by Quiet Riot

2.BUTT ROCK

Any rock or hard rock band from 1983 to 1990 that wore spandex and wailed about chicks & cars. Also, hair was either mullet or highly gooed with hairspray. Glacier washed denim and leather were the fashion of butt rock.
Slaughter, Dio, Dokken, Ratt, Poison, Great White, White Lion, Steelheart, Tesla, Grim Reaper, Def Leppard, Vixen, Danger Danger, Skid Row and Bullet Boys.

3.BUTT ROCK

Eighties era 'heavy metal'. Some bands even continued into the early 90's, while scant others exist today (aerosmith). Fashion items include, but aren't limited to, tight spandex (with or without leopard print), colored boas, leg warmers (over the pants), really tight leather jackets with studs in them, denim galore,etc. Hair was generally teased up with an insane amount of hairspray, known as the metal afro. Members wore copious amounts of makeup lending to a very sassy look. I can't believe this was once considered cool.
That old dude with the rusted out firebird in his front yard was blasting butt rock the other day.

15 comments:

JustRandi said...

Oh, how lucky for you! You got a little concert. I hope he completed the whole experience byt wearing the leopard spandex pants.

ewwwww!

jchristensen said...

THAT was hilarious! My favorite is the "metal afro". One thing butt rock has is some seriously great ballads.

Melissa said...

Butt Rock... wow... who knew? Thank you for teaching me something new today :)

Maddy said...

Well that's my educational bullet point for the day!
Cheers

kristen said...

I love that Quiet Riot song. That time period is just classic.

Movie Queen said...

Jessica, I was going to say the exact same thing. I hate the hard rock 80's stuff, but the Monster Ballads are the BEST!!!

hatch said...

You know I have never really liked to say, "butt rock" it just sounds so yucky! However it is a perfect way to describe that era.

Tharker said...

Yeah, that was "hella rad"!

Sarah said...

When I was in grade school, one of my good friends had an older sister that would pick us up from school sometimes and she totally thought she was punk rock and was always blasting some Poison from her beat up car. Ahhh....those were the days.

"Vern" said...

All I have to say is, "COME ON FEEL THE NOISE...GIRLS! ROCK YOUR BOYS!" I think Quiet Riot says a little something about that too.

debsters said...

Thanks for the clarifications. I'm set now if ever it comes up in a trivia contest.

Brynn said...

I totally remember "butt rock" I dont think I loved it but compared to some music now it was pretty good. Thanks for the definitions. They were funny.

Jan said...

And I thought it was our back side "hineys" swaying back and forth. But I do remember some of those 80 disasters.

Stacia said...

Thanks for clearing that up! Never heard of butt rock, you are always so informative! -Stacia

Holly Homemaker said...

I started reading your blog a few days ago with the dishcloth entry. The latest ones have only added to my joy in reading your blog. Hello, new friend!

The 80s were something, huh? I'm not sure what.