What is a mullet? When it comes to the definition of the ultimate hockey hairstyle, I defer, as I usually do, to the Beastie Boys. In the band's "Mullet Head," released, not coincidentally in my mind, around the same time as EA Sports' NHL '94, the greatest video game of all time, the trio shouts, "Cut the sides, don't touch the back!" This is the essense of the mullet. Having long hair and greasing it back over your temples does not count.
It is a look that has inspired great art, as in the Warhol image above. Yes, that's an honest-to-God Andy Warhol. It is an item that shows up on the menus of fine restaurants like Henri. (Oh, that's a fish? That sounds better to put in your mouth.) Rock critics like to claim that Nirvana killed hair metal. Fools. It simply moved to the ice. As you will see, our list stretches into the 1990s, '00s, '10s.
Who did we overlook? Leave your arguments in the comments below.
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