Eight Steps to Becoming a Legendary Hair Metal Guitarist
Want to become a legendary hair metal guitarist? Just follow these eight simple steps.
08. During Music Videos, Point at the Camera Before Executing a Trick
A power slide into a ground-level camera and a simple jump off the drum platform were mandatory scenes in every music video.
Back then, superb guitar playing wasn’t good enough; guitarists needed to “wow” their fans by performing a stunt during the solo.
To give a “This is slightly dangerous, but I’m going to do it anyway to blow your mind” heads-up to viewers, guitarists always pointed to the camera before executing a low-risk trick. However, a pre-point is not needed if you prefer a post-stunt wink instead.
Illustrations: Jordan Hart
Jordan Hart is the author and illustrator of Steel Rainbow: The Legendary Underground Guide to becoming an ‘80s Rock Star (Lyons Press). His spare time is spent collecting albums, designing concert posters, playing the drums excessively loud, split kicking off any elevated surface and shredding on one of his way-too-many guitars. You can follow him on Twitter @Jordan_Hart.
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