Sleaze rock is the bastard child of heavy metal, as the term
defines a musical genre that has almost as much to do with attitude
as songs. The music itself is rebellious, aggressive and downright
nasty. The PMRC hated it, as did your parents. Whether it was
Zodiac Mindwarp claiming to be the Tattooed Beat Messiah,” Spread
Eagle getting Back On The Bitch,” L.
A. Guns wanting some Sex Action,” or Rhino Bucket begging fans to
Ride The Rhino,” the attitude remained the same as they gave the
general public the middle finger. Often sleaze bands came across
better live then in a studio that tried to harness their
aggression. They were at the top of their game when touring on the
road, abusing drugs and alcohol and having sex with your daughters
The look and attitude also separated them from other bands. Long
hair that looks like it’s been washed with used motorcycle oil,
black leather jackets and tight pants, and tattoos proudly
displayed from head to toe are all trademarks of a true sleaze
band. They truly were the outlaws of rock ‘n’ roll.
As you can see, this site encompasses more than just sleaze.
Similar underrated genres such as glam metal, album oriented rock,
hair metal (and other silly terms such as mullet and cock rock),
southern rock, heavy metal and simple hard rock are appreciated
here. So sit back and discover some new groups, or just reminisce
about your old 80’s hard rock favorites.