It was almost taboo to listen to these guys when I was in elementary school. Where I was, kids into metal were the slackers and the bullies. That was the impression anyway. I mean, the first line of “You Give Love A Bad Name,” is about gun violence!
The Demon of Screamin’ screams a bit too much for my taste, but his vocal range is sure impressive. I only like a handful of their songs, but this one I will always listen to if it’s on. The line, “Without thinking you lost everything that was good in your life to the toss of the dice?” has a great rhythm and crescendo and hat tip to Tyler who has the lungs to pull it off.