Bringing the 80’s back

Bringing the 80’s back

Morgan Smith

Lasley and Adams, fans of 80’s rock, pose to show off their vintage 80’s fashion.

Walking around the halls of OHS, you might see a few kids with their heads full of hair and band T-shirts on their backs. But their images don’t only reflect the music they listen to, it also reflects the music they play in their free time.

Tom Lasley (10) is a sophomore at OHS who is active in two bands.

“I’m in a country/ southern rock band called 12 Point Buck and an alternative band with Austin Lininger and Nathan Haskenhoff,” Lasley said.

His alternative band is still yet to be named, but they have been together since the end of July. 12 Point Buck has been together since March.

Jason Aldean, Brantley Gilbert, and Big and Rich are the influences for Lasley’s country band. However the influences for his alternative band with Lininger and Haskenhoff changes drastically. Their influences include “ old Green Day”, Nirvana, and Tool.

Lasley’s music roots go a little deeper than those two genres however. His core love of music is 80’s metal and thrash music. Metallica, Pantera, Anthrax, Slayer, and Havoc are Lasley’s favorite bands. Cliff Burton (original bassist for Metallica) is Tom’s inspiration. He has even been playing bass for about 2 years now.

A goal new goal of Lasley is to start an 80’s metal band with his fellow 80’s fan Jack Adams (11). You might have seen Adams also roaming around the halls of OHS. All you have to do is look for a blonde 80’s mullet and you’ve got him.

“Joe Elliott (Def Leppard) inspired my hair,” Adams explains.

Adams has been playing guitar for 2 years now.

“Steve Clark (Def Leppard) and 80’s music in general inspires my love for guitar,” Adams said.

Adams would like to be a professional musician out of high school. He wants to be able to play on stage just like his idols from Def Leppard. Adam’s has also has band experience from being in a band at Zarkie Music on Telegraph.

Even in present day OHS you can get a blast from the past from these 80’s inspired boys. Maybe in 5 years we’ll be seeing them on the stage instead of roaming the halls of Oakville.