White Lion: Pride/Big Game
The two hit records from the thinking man’s hair-metal band.
They looked like so many other rock bands of the late 80s. The big hair, the tight pants, the blond himbo singer who pouted just like David Lee Roth. And yet the song that gave White Lion their biggest hit was not a party anthem, or even a regulation power ballad. It was a protest song; softly played on acoustic guitar, with that pretty-boy singer delivering an anti-war message in a voice croaking with emotion.