To be completely honest I used to think the same way,I used to put bands like Bon Jovi and Dangerous Toys in the same bag/label(glam/pussy rock bands), but then I said to myself: how bad they can be? I give 'em a listen, some of them were popy crap but some others actually has an edgy sound(Skid Row, early Motley Crue, Tigertailz and Dangerous Toys), most of the bands labelled as sleaze rock were bands doing a more edgy and less panzy hard rock, they had some ballads but the edgy sound was predominant and the lyrics were more about street/drinking life than lovey dovey crap, in contrast with the Cinderella, Poison and Bon Jovi crap glam/teen girl music, that's why I like the sleaze rock bands I listen,I have no mixed feeling with othrer more extre music I listenI mean I have no problem listen Dangerous Toys's "Hellacious Acres" and then later give a listen to Deströyer 666 "Phoenix Rising" or Vomitor's "Bleeding The Priest", matter of tastes I guess.
Oh, by the way, as curious data the Dangerous Toys vocalist was also vocalist of the technical thrash metal band Watchtower, plus the guy is also a big Priest fan, this is an ecerpt form an interview:
FIB MUSIC: I was privileged to catch a performance of Sad Wings, your Judas Priest tribute band, at a show in Dallas. You guys seemed to have a lot of fun with that. What's it like to do that project?
JM: I love Priest. I have toured with Priest, I can die a happy man being able to say that. The Sad Wings gig is just alot of fun, me and some friends came up with the idea to form the tribute after seeing a few tributes around the Texas area having so much fun, it was a no brainer that we needed a Priest tribute in Austin. There is one in Dallas as you know called Judas Rising, they have been real cool and we are playing with them June 20th in Dallas.
PD: If you are interested, give 'em a try:
Edited at: Thursday, May 06, 2010 12:25:17 AM