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Okay guys, here are the debut albums from a few of the more popular 80's hard rock artists. Just wondering who released your favourite debut of the 80's... of these artists listed here?

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I went with Warrant. Probably should have went with Dokken but Tooth and Nail was my intro to the band. Do I like Breaking the Chains better than DRFSR, no I do not. Warrant had a much better debut but Dokken has a WAY stronger catalog of music. With that, I must say that I really like DRFSR, not a filler here. Good stuff. ~C

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I went with Poison. Here's my quick summary of my list in order:

 

Poison - 'Look what the cat dragged in' ; awesome debut and IMO a defining moment in glam hard rock. Perfect stuff.

Warrant - 'Dirty Rotten Filthy stinkin' rich' ; killer debut. Love it.

Ratt - 'Out of the cellar' ; killer debut and arguably their best album.

Bon Jovi - s/t ; great disc. Great debut.

Motley Crue - 'Too fast for love' ; great debut that some argue is their best. Awesome.

Dokken - 'Breaking the chains' ; love the band, hate this CD. As Chad says, brilliant catalogue but weak first disc.

Def Leppard - 'On through the night' ; awful disc, awesome band. I hate this but love all their other discs.

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Probably the loner here... but Dokken: Breaking The Chains gets my vote.

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Bon Jovi then the Crue. I really like both of these bands, and consider both these releases to be some of the bands best stuff they have done (Too Fast For Love is my Fave Crue disc overall). Never really got into Poison, although the debut is OK, same with Warrant, Ratt & Dokken. The Def Leppard album I like as it takes me back top the times when I first saw them as fresh faced youngsters in '79 and for a debut I have heard a lot worse. It lacks alot of power, but gave an indication of what they were trying to do.

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Nuts! In my excitement I voted for Ratt by mistake...knock one off it and add it to Crue! :doh:

 

Had to go for Crue as they were so different for the time and fun. I think bands like Ratt and Poison followed in their wake to an extent.

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I went with Motley Crue(IMO their best), Def Leppard would be second, Dokken third and Ratt fourth. By how can you leave out Dedringer - Direct Line, Fastway -S/T, Killer Dwarfs -S/T, Lillian Axe -S/T and Zebra - S/T? Include these and I would say : 1-Zebra, 2-Lillian Axe, 3-Killer Dwarfs, 4-Motley Crue, 5-Fastway, 6-Def Leppard, 7-Dedringer. And if the Four Horsemen qualified they could go right to the top with Nobody Said It Was Easy!

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I go for Dio!!!!!! oops, Dio is not listed,( and Zebra is a good one) well, then, it is very close between Mcrue and BJovi but I will have to go with

MCrue for the strongest from start to finish in my opinion!!!

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Hey guys, I just put in the more commercially successful bands of the 80's so those ones you listed weren't in there on purpose. One stupid exclusion which I did want to put in there was Cinderella 'Night songs'. Grrrr.

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Hey guys, I just put in the more commercially successful bands of the 80's so those ones you listed weren't in there on purpose. One stupid exclusion which I did want to put in there was Cinderella 'Night songs'. Grrrr.

Ohhh Geoff....that one may have swayed my vote away from Warrant. Great album. :banger:

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My avatar should give my answer away. Thank you Geoff for including my favorite band on this poll.

 

:lol: No worries mate... someone had to give 'em at least one vote. :D

 

As I said in my first post, no offence to the band I love 'em too, but I just can't stand the debut. :)

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Ratt all the way, I thought that was the coolest sounding release by far when that came out, although if you had put Dio on there I might have gone for that... but Ratt woulda been a totally close second! :banger:

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My avatar should give my answer away. Thank you Geoff for including my favorite band on this poll.

 

:lol: No worries mate... someone had to give 'em at least one vote. :D

 

As I said in my first post, no offence to the band I love 'em too, but I just can't stand the debut. :)

I really liked the EP that Ratt had put out. Lillian Axe were playing dead-on covers in the local bars at the time and they had most of the songs on that EP in their set so I bought it mainly because I associated it with Lillian Axe. BTW, sometimes my friends and I would jokingly refer to L.A. as "Lillian Ratt" as a compliment to their great covers. And I really liked Def Leppard's debut; if Crue's TFFL hadn't been included On Through the Night would have gotten my vote.

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Sorry, that last reply was supposed to be to Blue Charvel's post, not Geoff's.  I still make the mistake of hitting the reply button that I think of as the top of the post that is really the bottom of the previous one.

 

Whew, that's cool! I am easily confused as it is... ;)

 

OTTN was a close one for me as well. I think that's a terribly underrated release from the Leps.

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