Was the Hammerjack's video from the '80s or '90s?
When I posted the awesome Hammerjack's video earlier this week, I noted that it was from the '90s.
I said it was from the '90s and not the '80s because in the video, the narrator notes how it's near the end of the 20th century.
The hair styles might look like they were straight outta the '80s, that doesn't mean it was actually the '80s. It could have been 1994 -- or even later.
Heck, it's 2010, and some corners of Baltimore are still stuck in the '80s.
Anyway, Dave Adams, who used to work security at Hammerjack's, thinks it's from the '80s ...
Adams looked at the video and saw Tom Perry, who was a manager at Hammerjack's. According to Adams, Perry retired from the police force about two years ago after 20 years on duty. Perry didn't work at Hammerjack's in the mid-'90s.
Hammerjack's owner Lou Principio, who is also in the video, had too much hair for it to be the '90s, Adams said. Hee hee.
Anybody know for sure when this video was shot? Also, you get bonus points for naming the band in the photo. Not sure if this group played Hammerjack's or not, but I love the hair.
UPDATE: OK, so, according to a Baltimore Sun article, the original Hammerjack's opened on South Charles Street in 1977. So if this was shot 12 years after it opened, as the narrator said (and Owl Meat noted), that means it was filmed in 1989. (Which means it was still 1983 in Baltimore.) Bam!
What the video could never foresee was the grunge movement, which would lay waste to hair metal bands everywhere in about three or four years. Bye bye, big hair. Hello, flannel!