Awesome Hair: Metal promo shots from the 80s

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Expert at heavy metal theater, Obsession's act was once summed up as "Nazi Rockettes in a heavy metal cartoon" by City Pages.

In a world without MySpace, the promo photo was a sort of currency for bands seeking exposure to booking agents, clubs and the press. And it was an excuse to look awesome. Behold the stylings of Twin Cities hair metal. Read more about these bands in our feature story and Reporter's Notebook. Also see City Pages' show advertisements from the era. For an updated take, see the slideshow of modern hair metal heroes Hairball.

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