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I just turned 37, and one of the best birthday gifts I received is a recently published book called "American Hair Metal." Friggin' hilarious. It's chock full of photos of 80's hair metal stars, resplendent in leather pants, animal prints, studded belts, and AquaNet coiffures. As I was taking a first pass over the book, I was surprised/disturbed/pleased/confused/disgusted to see that one of the popular accessories was a belt, worn gun-belt style, with a Triumph tank badge on it. Lest you think me a liar, click here. (That's Stephen Pearcy on the far left, sportin' the tank-badge gun belt.) Now, having been born in 1970, I grew up with these bands and do have a general recollection of the manner of dress. But a Triumph tank badge?