MTV Hive

MTV Hive (September 11, 2012)

A Flocculent Situation: The Pros and Cons of Growing Rock-Inspired Facial Hair

I can think of only one rock guy who’s ever tried to bring back the toothbrush stache. Ron Mael, the keyboardist for L.A. electronic-pop duo Sparks. When he and his brother played “Top of the Pops” in 1974, it freaked out a lot of people, including former Beatle and facial hair trailblazer John Lennon, who purportedly exclaimed “Christ, they’ve got Hitler on the telly!” According to the band’s website, there were 3000 articles written about them between 1974 and 1975, and only two didn’t mention Adolf Hitler. Which is arguably not a good thing, regardless of how “punk” you’re trying to appear...

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