Yesterday, I read a fantastic article about the legendary '80s Hollywood club, The Cathouse. Co-owner Riki Rachtman (who you may know as the host of MTV's Headbanger's Ball) recounted some great stories about the club, the fantastic bands that played there, and some of the debauchery that went down (including Axl Rose chasing David Bowie down the street yelling "I'm gonna kill you, Tin Man!" after Bowie apparently hit on Rose's ladyfriend).
Needless to say, it's a good Hair Band Friday read, and in honor of The Cathouse, today's Hair Band Friday will start off with a song by Faster Pussycat -- whose lead singer Taime Downe co-owned The Cathouse with Rachtman -- and will only feature songs by LA-based or Sunset Strip bands (which, admittedly, is most of them).
1. "House of Pain" by Faster Pussycat
2. "Way Cool, Jr." by Ratt
3. "Estranged" (live) by Guns N' Roses
4. "So This Is Love?" by Van Halen
5. "Too Young To Fall In Love" by Mötley Crüe
6. "All Night Long" by Warrant
7. "Don't Give Up An Inch" by Poison
8. "Hands Off" by Junkyard
9. "Malaria" by L.A. Guns
10. "Heaven Sent" by Dokken