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Mr. Big is tagged as: hard rock, rock, classic rock, 80s, hair metal

Mr. Big combined two popular musical trends of the rock scene in the 1980s: a particular brand of hard rock, focused on melodies and listener-friendly choruses, and impressive technical proficiency, then called shredding. The seeds for the group were sown when bass player Billy Sheehan (considered one of the top bassists of rock, often thought to be the bass equivalent of guitarist Eddie Van Halen) left David Lee Roth’s solo band in 1988. Almost immediately after his exit, Sheehan began piecing together a new outfit, with the help of Mike Varney from Shrapnel Records, a label specialized in the shredding genre. The band comprised Shrapnel artist and former Racer X guitarist Paul Gilbert, Pat Torpey on drums, and singer Eric Martin, who had a number of album releases throughout the 1980s with his Eric Martin Band. By 1989, the newly formed quartet had already inked a recording contract with Atlantic, resulting in the release of a self-titled debut the same year. Despite causing a buzz amongst musicians, the album failed to crossover to a mainstream rock audience stateside; however, Mr. Big was an immediate smash success overseas in Japan.
The band’s breakthrough came with their second album, Lean Into It, in 1991. It featured two ballads that established the band as...
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Top 10 Mr. Big Songs
To Be With You
Wild World
Just Take My Heart
Take Cover
Addicted To That Rush
Green-Tinted Sixties Mind
Promise Her The Moon
Colorado Bulldog
Goin' Where The Wind Blows
Alive And Kickin'
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Top 10 Mr. Big Albums
Lean Into It
Bump Ahead
Hey Man
Greatest Hits
Mr. Big
Actual Size
Deep Cuts: The Best of the Ballads
Rhino Hi-Five: Mr. Big
Big, Bigger, Biggest! The Best of Mr. Big
Get Over It
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