Listening to this band reminds me of why I think the tags "hair metal" or "hair band" can be dangerous, potentially hiding some good material from bands that formed before the glam style got popular around 1986. Today's selection is a case study.
To me, "hair metal" implies a visual look of teased hair, makeup, spandex, and headbands; a musical style of power chord riffs, catchy hooks, and shouted or sing-along choruses; and lyrics about (a) partying (b) girls (c) partying with girls (d) rocking hard about partying with girls.
There certainly was a lot of this stuff in the back half of the 80s - what we thrash metal/speed metal/nwobhm freaks of the time joined our heroes in calling "posers" - and it wasn't all limited to the L.A. sunset strip, either.
Certainly a number of bands come to mind whose success was pretty much limited to the hair metal heyday: Poison (for sure the #1 leader)…