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Discussion in 'The Pub' started by Ljiljan, Jun 11, 2011.
Long live the 80's.
Post your favourites
ahh the 80's, so many good songs. even if i wasnt even born then, i still like the music.
Steely Dan - Third World Man
George Thorogood - Bad to the bone
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Happy House
Edit: How could I forget:
Tanita Tikaram - Twist in my Sobriety
I was very busy away from pop music in the 80s, so none of it 'sticks' to my experiences, if you know what I mean....
But I've always thought that Bruce Springsteen is grossly over-rated, really.....
mmmm, might start a thread about 60s and 70s music, nearly everybody here would be echoing JimmyD's words
Possibly, I wouldn't know. I think those two are well deserved though.
Probably, but for some reason there seems to be an aura about the 80's that gets the attention of several rock stations. It may be that generation is highly represented in listener deomgraphics, but for whatever reason they get a lot of airplay. In 08 triple M played 80's exclusively all November when the GEC hit and star1045 dedicates about 3 or 4 hours a day to 80's music.
Either way, I hope people look back at this decade of music and hang their heads in shame.
The 3D animation in the Dire Straits video is extremely impressive for the time in which it was made. They would have been using every ounce of processing power that they had.
had to add the best video of all time
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer
Simple Minds - Alive and Kicking, sums up 80's with class
I always enjoyed this one with the sound off:
But you can't go past Duran Duran for best 80's film clip.... Girls on Film. This comes with a very NSFW warning...:
love 80's music,
its great, most people i know prefer older music to the new crap (90's mostly with a bit of early 2000's) but thats cause we grew up to it (im ony 19 [yes redgum refrence intentional])
anyway cant forget the aussies
love paul kelly
Hanging out in biker bars in the UK made the music more like this for me:
[URL="]Cycle sluts from hell[/URL]
here's an obscure one for the guitarists
eric johnson - 'trail of tears'
Not an exhaustive list by any measure, but I thought redgum should get a mention, and cold chisel, dire straights, and the gunners.
The Springstien examples should have included Tramps Like Us. That's a bikers song.
I think the kids call it Glam Metal/Retro?
Cinderella, Bon Jovi, Van Halen, Poison, Guns n Roses...well you get the idea!8-[
Black Sorrows - Hold On To Me
- The Chosen Ones
Who else knew that an Eighties Music thread would be mostly a cringefest..?
It's as though the charts were taken over by angst-driven Synth-Pop songs performed by pasty Emo bedwetters.
Gamers who played Xenon 2 will recognise this bit of relief -
John Fogerty was keeping it real -
Having been a teenager in the 80s I can vouch for the fact there was some truly evilly shit music in the 80 (and somewhat sadly Mozilla didn't recognise "evilly" as a misspelled word).
Attending any 80 retro night will see these corrupt Mcdonalds music earsores wheeled out as the sound of the 80s. Thankfully most of the songs mentioned thus far in this thread represent the true sound of the 80s, not just the sound of the 80s for pre-pubescent teenage girls.
Although Ah-ha, Tiffany, Mel and Kim, hot chocolate and Ice house drag the thread down.