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    Recent vid: Winger still sounds great

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    #2
    Awesome!

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      #3
      Imma watch all this later. Probably more than once.

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        #4
        Consistently great no matter where they play.

        I loved watching them when they came to N.C. a few years back.
        It's a shame they were never got bigger. Because they've written some killer tunes even after the 80's.






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          #5
          Originally posted by Ghost. View Post
          It's a shame they were never got bigger. Because they've written some killer tunes even after the 80's.
          It's true.

          When you watch those documentaries about the scene in the 80s, they kinda make clear after VH and Quiet Riot got signed, basically anybody that had "the look" got a record deal. There were a lot of acts that were really just a Maybelline commercial with a bunch of studio magic and session dudes to make it into a "band", but were not a viable, legitimate band.

          Then you had some bands on the back end of the scene like Winger or Slaughter that were absolutely INSANE musicians that got lost in the shuffle. Lotta dudes that were nutso good and as a result, have been going out and killing it for 30 years since while guys like Vince Neil funnel themselves into spandex and waddle around on stage for $100,000 a night.

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            #6
            Thanks to your posts I've just discovered Slaughter, Rando. Randy

            The industry was totally fooked at the time, to the point where Winger were touring with a record company stylist giving Kip advice on which T-shirt to wear. I'll pull the guitar mag article mentioning this out of my stash, it's really pretty funny, the journo lost his rag with Kip over some basic politeness issue and shits on him constantly for being a poser whilst inadvertently making it clear to anyone who can read as well as write that Winger were about the music, not the bullshit.

            Ghost. Pull has some savagely heavy tunes on it. That's a good example. In general, Winger can be hard as fuck. While out with my old thrash band, I was getting shit from some local scene guys for wearing plain black T-shirts onstage and hence not showing everybody what I was into. They cornered me and demanded to know what my favourite bands were because I wasn't wearing the uniform. The incredulous looks I'd get when I'd say, errrr, "Dunno... Extreme? Winger?" :tremarm: As if that ruled out liking stuff with cookie monster vox made by ugly dudes or Scandis?!

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              #7
              The Rickenbacker just doesn't' look right for hair metal.

              I saw Kip's solo acoustic thing a bit before Covid hit and he was fantastic then too. They're all talented as hell.

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                #8
                Originally posted by Chris View Post
                The Rickenbacker just doesn't' look right for hair metal.

                I saw Kip's solo acoustic thing a bit before Covid hit and he was fantastic then too. They're all talented as hell.
                It's actually a Spectorbacker... he's been a big Spector guy for a long time and I guess convinced the owner of Spector to build one a few years ago.

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                  #9
                  That was pretty cool. Was reading posts during the verses, had to scroll up quick when I could hear solos comin.

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                    #10
                    Originally posted by Randy View Post
                    There were a lot of acts that were really just a Maybelline commercial with a bunch of studio magic and session dudes to make it into a "band", but were not a viable, legitimate band.
                    So basically 99% of popular touring acts today?

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                      #11
                      Originally posted by Chris View Post
                      The Rickenbacker just doesn't' look right for hair metal.

                      I saw Kip's solo acoustic thing a bit before Covid hit and he was fantastic then too. They're all talented as hell.
                      Will confirm, I was never even a fan - before my time - and he put on a great acoustic show.

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                        #12
                        Winger wasn't really my style at the time, but talented without a doubt.

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                          #13
                          Another one from that concert. Of course the camera dude turns right at the best part of the solo 😜

                          anyway, kip rocking the headset mic again

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                            #14
                            Originally posted by Dominic View Post
                            The industry was totally fooked at the time, to the point where Winger were touring with a record company stylist giving Kip advice on which T-shirt to wear. I'll pull the guitar mag article mentioning this out of my stash, it's really pretty funny, the journo lost his rag with Kip over some basic politeness issue and shits on him constantly for being a poser whilst inadvertently making it clear to anyone who can read as well as write that Winger were about the music, not the bullshit.
                            Took me a while, but here's the article. You can really tell that the GW staff felt it necessary to finish the 80s on a high: the article jumps all over the place within the magazine's pages for no reason apparent to me. I've included the "lesson" column with Reb, too, 'cause I love Reb!

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                              #15
                              Yeah, so I couldn't get all the pages onto one post, either. Chris If you'd prefer, I can share links from my Flickr instead, save storage space, etc.
                              Attached Files

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                                #16
                                Well. All that repeat viewing of the Winger clips sent a very clear message to YouTube's algowossnames.



                                So, who wants to know what happened to all the hot girls attending Winger shows before Beavis and Butthead cancelled them?





                                OTOH, I ain't 17 no more and she seems to be terribly calculating, modelling her makeup "looks" on Avril and Joss Stone. My wise ol' momma says "16 at the back, 60 at the front", which seems fairly accurate. She might even be flattered... :|

                                Anyway, here is the interviewer, shakin' what she got:



                                (Keen listeners will note that Kip is careful to mention that he will be available to her daughter, a dancer, after the show.)

                                Where did I put that wahwah pedal?

                                Oh yeah, and special guest appearance by Reb's koa RBM Ibanez right at the very end. :drool:

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                                  #17
                                  I love where this thread has gone.

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                                    #18
                                    God that band's song was awful. Palette cleanser:

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                                      #19
                                      Originally posted by scole View Post
                                      God that band's song was awful. Palette cleanser:

                                      I didn't post the video for you to listen to, you fruitcake!

                                      Randy If you're talking about the scans of old guitar mag articles on Winger, I have lots more of those...

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                                        #20
                                        Keep em coming

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