Reversing the Numbness

Saturday, March 24, 2007

Name That 'Do


Six rockers. Six different 'dos. Can you name them? If anyone gets F right, I'll buy and send you a copy of A Confederacy of Dunces.

34 comments:

Zee said...

Whew. Tough. Here goes:

A- Johnny Winter. Or Maybe Edgar.

B- Dee Snider of Twisted Sister.

C- Nikki Sixx.

D- Sebastian Bach?

E- I'm gonna go with Brett Michaels of Poison since my other guess (Vince Neil) already has a bandmate represented in here.

F- Axel Rose.

OK, I'm really really 80s-era metal heavy here, but they were called "Hair Bands" for a reason.

SleekPelt said...

Nice job, Zee, you four out of six right, but NOT the prize-winning F.

Zee said...

Which other one was wrong? A? That was a total shot in the dark. I mean, white hair? I'm out of albinos after the Winters.

SleekPelt said...

Okay, good point -- I didn't choose a very good photo for A. The color is bad. He's actually got brown hair.

SleekPelt said...

Oh, and here's the bonus question, since Zee already got four out of six: who's hair is on Zee a few posts down?

Wildflower said...

Is Zee wearing a Robert Plant wig?

Clash said...

First of all, how can you have a "Name That Do" without a little Ziggy Stardust?

I think Zee may be stylin' with David Coverdale's hair from Whitesnake.

A & F are tricky.

SleekPelt said...

First and foremost, I offer my sincere apologies for spelling 'whose' incorrectly above.

Wildflower: Nice guess, but nope. Here's a hint -- the scale is off. I left the hair bigger than it really is so zee would have a nice, full head of hair. If you were to see the real photo, the hair wouldn't look that big. One other hint -- he's a guitar player.

Clash: I kind of went with a hair-metal theme, hence my neglecting to include Ziggy.

getto said...

A little stumped on F. Is it Sammy Hagar on Zee?

SleekPelt said...

No, not Hagar -- it's a guitar player. A good one.

Zee said...

Yngwie Malmsteen on me.

SleekPelt said...

Nope, not Yngwie. Zee's hair came from this guy.

As for F, one final clue before I reveal the answer. He's a drummer for a band with a very distinctive shtick that sets them apart from all other successful hair bands of the '80s.

Zee said...

Eddie? That was Eddie's hair? Damn.

getto said...

Is "F" Eric Snider of Kiss?

SleekPelt said...

It is not.

Okay, seriously, this is it. Someone has to get it with these clues.

1. If you're older than 30, you know the band, but you probably can't name a single person in it. (You'll have to look them up to find the drummer's name.)

2. They were known for throwing something into the audience during shows, but most audience members already had one.

C'mon. I'm giving it away here.

Clash said...

Spinal Tap's drummer.


Oh, wait. I forgot they had a bunch of drummers, all of whom have died under very odd circumstances.

Anonymous said...

Is F the drummer from WASP?

-RS

SleekPelt said...

Nope. In fact, you could argue he's the opposite of that.

SleekPelt said...

Oh, and welcome, RS. I read you regularly.

Anonymous said...

STRYPER!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

-RS

Anonymous said...

It all makes sense... Throwing Bibles to a crowd that already had them...

SleekPelt said...

And the mystery is solved! The mystery man behind the F is none other than Robert Sweet, the drummer behind the biggest Christian rock band of all time, Stryper. They brought their ritghteous yellow-and-black attack down on all of the evil bands of the era, like WASP, who we all know were Satan's people.

Stryper actually tried a non-religious album at one point, but when it completely bombed, they went back to God, and I it looks like they're still kicking full force. I noticed on Sweet's MySpace page that he has a big upcoming gig at a Methodist church.

For all the kiddies who didn't get to witness the spectacle that was Stryper, don't miss this.

Jiveturkey said...

How do you reach the ringleader of Blogger. This trivia needs to go on the homepage. BTW, I was/semi-am the proud owner of the F. This was too close to my heart to participate. As Enuff Z'Nuff once said, "Rock On!"

Clash said...

Good call, RS!

I spent far too long on this and now I can rest.

Anonymous said...

If the offer still stands, send Zee the copy of Confederacy. He needs some literature in his life other than the sports page, legal briefs, and "Men's Briefs".
-RS

SleekPelt said...

I think I gave too many clues for anyone to get the prize this time around, especially the guitar player who couldn't name Eddie Van Halen's hair. Never fear, I'll offer it up as a prize for something in the future.

Zee said...

Enuff Z'nuff also said "Fly High, Michelle." Anyway, Who was the proud owner of Hair A?

SleekPelt said...

Ah, forgot to mention that. getto boy and Dalai Mama both got that right, but I guess it was in person.

Meet Rocker A.

Zee said...

Axel. My original guess for A. Damn! If only the color was right...I still never would have gotten F.

SleekPelt said...

Jiveturkey: I not only owned a couple of Stryper albums, but I saw them in concert at the Clarksburg Armory. We had great seats, and when a bible flew near me, I sort of lunged and tried to get it. Another dude got there at the same time and we ended up getting into a big fight, he got the bible, and I got a bloody nose. So I told him to go to hell.

getto said...

I have a similar story of concert swag violence, but mine involves Blues Traveler and a harmonica. I won!
I like the "go to hell part."

Matt A said...

Damn, I can't believe I missed this.

Zee said...

My concert-violence-over-an-object-thrown-from-stage-story involves Van Halen (fronted by Hagar) and a denim jacket. In the end, the security gaurds won.

A fight over a Bible takes the cake, though.

SleekPelt said...

I just made that up, actually. Would have been funny though!