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Cock Rock Top 10

Okay, for the uninitiated, Cock Rock was an alternative name for what was known as Hair Metal (erstwhile GLAM - Gay L. A. Music).

Mike Åkerfeldt the lead vocalist of Opeth was asked to list his top cock rock albums, so here's a list. Personally, I don't take this stuff that seriously because the Hair Metal was never considered serious or respectable genre of Metal anyways, but still this list is an interesting one whichever way you look at it. Well back to post du jour...

1. Whitesnake – Whitesnake
(1987 Geffen)

2. Whitesnake – Ready an’ Willing
(1980 Geffen)

3. Whitesnake – Live…in the Heart of the City
(1980 Geffen)

4. Whitesnake – Lovehunter
(1979 Geffen)

5. Whitesnake – Trouble
(1978 Geffen)

6. Badlands – Badlands
(1989 Atlantic)

7. Phenomena II – Dream Runner
(1987 Arista)

8. Blue Murder – Blue Murder
(1989 Geffen)

9. Winger – Winger
(1988 Atlantic)

10. Whitesnake – Slip of the Tongue
(1989 Geffen)

When asked why Whitesnake occupies 60 percent of his Top 10, Åkerfeldt said:
“David Coverdale is a superstar! Whitesnake’s self-titled is the only proper cock rock album ever. It’s a classic. I still put that on whenever we party. Everyone goes insane. Whitesnake is pure party rock with a little metal thrown in. Perfect! I mean if you put on Celtic Frost’s To Mega Therion at a party, it’s OK. But if you put on 1987 Whitesnake, people are going to have a great time. I grew up listening to Whitesnake, Scorpions, and bands like that. You know, Klaus Meine says “Come on, baby!” when he addresses the audience. He stole that from Coverdale.”


via Decibel.

Parting Shot:
I have been listening to the latest Opeth album Watershed for past 2 weeks, it is an interesting album. It is not like Damnation nor is it an extension of their previous Ghost Reveries. What struck me was the fact that Watershed is more like the part 2 of their amazing concept album My Arms, Your Hearse (this album lists below 2 in my Opeth chart). Watershed is more inaccessible, progressive album that they were itching to make. Line-up changes notwithstanding, it is almost like a whole new band since Ghost Reveries. The songs are melodic, brutal and sometimes both at the same time. Perhaps it is an interesting release from the Swedish metallers.

Apart from that I am listening to the latest Cynic promo which is just amazing. More about it later...

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