the best thing about rock music is the hair
i grew up in an era of short back n sides
then the beatles rebooted mens interest in hair-dos
and rocknrollers were at the forefront of the revolution
some notable cases :
the beatles. they had every style first then moved on…..
mick jagger . what a wonderful flouncy mop of boyish hair
i love the way it jiggles in time to the music circa 1969
keith . at its best his haircut was one of the holy grails of rock dos
(tho george harrison can be seen with a proto keith circa revolver)
keiths do said fuck you to the man
it said i take drugs and lots of em
it said i play cool fuckin’ guitar….etc etc
it was a sad day for rock when keiths hair started to change….
ronnie wood . another version of keiths only more shiny black n resilient
woody still has a hair do would be the envy of most 18 year olds
rod stewart . yet another variation blonde and more rooster-like
still going strong but changed to a more “moderne” sweep
ian maclagan . yet another cool variation of above cool do.
and read his excellent book too! its the best rocknroll autobio bar dylans
now lets see
oh yes marc bolan who made curly hair cool…which was quite something..
and mickey finn his offsider in T Rex who had lovely long tresses
steve tyler n joe perry. always got something interesting happening
freddy mercury . loved his do until biker phase.
like prince valiant or something..or a page boy gone wrong.
dylan…wow hes had some amazing dos my fave is blonde on blonde
neil young circa his first couple of records ..jet black n straight
he had all the gravitas of an indian chief like geronimo or somebody
led zepplin . all had silly dos round song remains the same.
ok pageys aint too bad i guess but john paul looks like an illfitting wig
plantys mane then wild only emphasises his debauched features now
bruce springsteen. had a great pseudo dylan do circa darkness on the edge
johnny n edgar winter. amazing snowy white long straight hair
eric carmen. how did he keep that lot aloft?
david bowie. the king of hairdos. i love every variation of ziggy and a lad insane
i really love diamond dogs
not so mad on young americans do
but love golden years hair
still has an amazing head o hair n some recent cool dos too
nick cave. too much black dye i reckon……
brett anderson . thought he had some cool dos
morrissey. never liked his look much myself
brian jones. sometimes his blonde prince val looked amazing
other times it looked amazingly kinda silly..
hendrix. wow! a real statement ! a statement of wild intent!
emily lou harris. looking very good still with steely grey hair
bono. never got it right tho larry looks good in early days
izzy stradlin. modern version of the keith but kinda cool
paul simenon. marvellous blonde punk do
ditto billy idol and neal x from ss sputnix
johnny rotten had a great do at the beginning too
mick jones too with his variation on the keith
peter gabriel . inverse mohawk circa foxtrot was the bees knees
simon kirke from free. loved his floppy blond do in early days
ditto the blonde one in the byrds who looked like brian jones
heavy metal . i hate the kinda hair do. it makes ya look like your auntie
ian curtis . it looked good , didnt it….?
patti smith. love her hair on first album cover . a brilliant do!
the rest of the psg always had good dos too
deniz tek. had a good do most of the time too
liam gallagher. a cross between rod n ronnie n keef (i guess)
the sweet. auntie hair dos again
dreadlocks. an impressive statement. the hair resembles ganja …!
write n tell me whose hair has inspired you
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