[ Video ] Winger: Down Incognito

Winger signed with a major label when the hair metal fever was at its climax (also right before the movement’s death – it’s male stuff, after all). Back then, anybody with bleached hair and two guitars could sign a record deal (they once sang about making out with a girl, which was nothing unusual, except shouting “She’s only seventeen” – in a song aptly titled Seventeen). Winger went through the standard lifecycle of a hair-metal band, one album by one: Metal (Winger) > Pop (In the Heart of the Young) > Grunge (Pull) > Obscurity (disbanded). Staple song: Headed for a Heartbreak