Seven Iconic ’80s Rock Stars Who Were Scary, Not Sexy
So, Bob mentioned he was going to the Carrie Underwood show this weekend and hoped she would sing “Sweet Child of Mine” and do the Axl Rose dance.
I was like, EW. No THANK YOU.
Bob was surprised. “What, you didn’t think Axl Rose was one of those sexy, iconic 80s rock stars when you were young?”
In fact, Axl Rose scared me. Actually, a lot of iconic ’80s rock stars were scary, not sexy to me back in the day.
I was the girl who liked Debbie Gibson, Duran Duran and Michael Jackson (Jackson, of course, turned out the be the scariest of them all. Be he looked like a harmless Easter bunny wearing a yellow bowtie and sweater vest in that famous ’80s poster.)
So when David Lee Roth jumped onto MTV like an addled-up leap frog and started singing about “running a little bit hot tonight” and reaching down between his legs and easing the seat back, I wanted to call the police!
How was I supposed to know it was about a car? I was 13!
Sure, a lot of my friends loved hair bands. My friends Sheri and Christine loved Def Leppard, but honestly, walking into their poster-laded bedroom, filled with big hair and sweaty men (on the walls!), was a personal nightmare. Those guys were so…TESTOSTERONE-Y.
Anyway, I’ve grown up, and while I’m not completely frightened by them, these are still my Scary Seven.