Saturday, January 30, 2010

Forgotten Classic Video of the Week

I've been learning to play "Every Rose Has Its Thorn" on the guitar, so I thought about posting a lesser-known Poison video today. However, the very first song that came to mind was "Big Talk." Yeah, the Warrant song. Hmm. I guess that proves where my hair band loyalties lain back in the day. (Lain? Is that right? If it is, I missed a golden opportunity to make a Jani Lane pun. But that guy's probably tired of being a punchline by now.)

Anyway, I hadn't heard this song in a really long time, so I figured I'd post it. And it fits the category since most people only remember two Warrant songs: "Heaven" and "Cherry Pie." I have no idea what made this pop into my head (or why I remember ALL of the lyrics), but now it won't GET OUT. Ah well. The video is ridiculous, but the song certainly isn't the worst one I've ever had stuck in my head. And, honestly, the really high part at the end of the song is extremely fun to sing. Especially if you have a terrible voice like mine.

By the way, I used to have quite the crush on Jerry Dixon (the bassist with the ginormous eyebrows). When I mentioned this to another blogger years ago, she told me that a groupie friend of hers reported that, sadly, he pretty much drank his penis into submission. I don't know why I'm mentioning this. It's not really important. But perhaps Jerry will stop by to refute the claims that his Dixon doesn't work.


Ian said...

I don't care what anyone says, Warrant was awesome in their prime. Ever since I got into "hair metal" they've been one of my favorites from the genre. In a just world Jani Lane would be recognized as a great songwriter and a good singer before his voice gave out.

"Every Rose" is a good fun-and-easy guitar song. Skid Row's "I Remember You" uses a similar chord progression, so it's almost like learning two hair band classics at once.

Steam Me Up, Kid said...

Oh man. I loved Jani Lane so hard. I just recently (sorting through old boxes) threw out my collection of cut-out-of-magazines Jani Lane heads.

This was a goodie.

Penny said...

hahahhaah rock horns are out!

words...words...words... said...

I'm shocked. I was a metal dude in high school and don't recall ever hearing this song. I think even the shittiest of bands still usually have one great song, and I think Warrant's is "Down Boys".

Shelly said...

Warrant was awesome. Down Boys is great. I think Warrant and Skid Row were my favorite hair bands.

Jay Amabile said...

I always thought of Warrant as a great band, but I never thought much of Jani Lane. The rest of the guys are superior musicians and have done production work for various bands as well. IMO, their best songs are Down Boys and Uncle Tom's Cabin. This video is a blast from the past though...I haven't seen it since I was a kid.

Playing Rock Guitar said...

I actually enjoy some of the Bands Nirvana killed off. Good for nostalgia.


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