EIGHTIES MUSIC.

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Post by chewy » Sat Sep 08, 2007 3:51 am

Paul's Boutique, hands down the best album of '89 :wink:

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Post by moshboy » Mon Sep 10, 2007 6:28 pm

I was always into Suicidal Tendencies, although I didn't really listen to a whole lot of music back in the eighties though.

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Post by djcarlos » Wed Sep 12, 2007 5:39 am

moshboy wrote:I was always into Suicidal Tendencies, although I didn't really listen to a whole lot of music back in the eighties though.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Fri Oct 05, 2007 7:25 pm

i know its not really eighties music and more of the Sixties.........but im really enjoying Billy Fury's music.

he was just excellent
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Post by Spector » Sat Oct 06, 2007 3:40 am

JetSetWilly wrote:i know its not really eighties music and more of the Sixties.........but im really enjoying Billy Fury's music.

he was just excellent
One of Billy Fury's last hits was a Phil Spector pastiche called "Run To My Loving Arms" which I liked. "I Will" was another one in the style of Phil. He was obviously an Elvis nut judging by his singing, but yeah he had some good years.
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Post by 1500graham » Mon Dec 24, 2007 5:10 pm

Geoffrey Daniels from Shalamar on Top Of The Pops.
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Post by luzur » Tue Dec 25, 2007 9:54 am

usually its Whitesnake and Secret Service that playing on my mp3 player, along with C64 music :P

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Post by 1500graham » Wed Dec 26, 2007 5:20 am

Howard Jones surrounded by Yamaha keyboards belting out 'Whas Is Love?'
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Post by Frank Chickens » Wed Dec 26, 2007 7:34 pm

Got a chunk for Xmas:

The Dazzlers - Collection (direct from the drummer of the band!)
The Dancing Did - And Did These Feet
The RAH Band - The Crunch and Beyond
Incognito - 100 Degrees and Beyond
Classix Nouveau - Night People
Mezzoforte - Monkey Fields


Currently listening to The Dazzlers, not bad so far.
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Post by fordie020376 » Thu Jan 10, 2008 4:09 pm

Preety much love all 80's music, what an amazing decade.

Howard Jones
Nik Kershaw
Billy Ocean
Lionel Richie
Human League
Spandau Ballet
Duran Duran

The list could go on and on.....

BUT for me it would have to be DIRE STRAITS at number 1!!!

What a band wow!!! Mark Knopfler pretty much the greatest guitarist of all time!

Anyway gonna see the genius that is Mark Knopfler in May at the Royal Albert Hall.

Can't wait to hear Money For Nothing, Sultans of Swing, Romeo & Juliet, Walk Of Live, Brothers In Arms the list could go on

You really should try and listen to a few of MK solo Albums absolutely brilliant!!!!
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Post by SirClive » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:11 pm

Can't beat a bit of Nik Kershaw.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Thu Jan 10, 2008 5:19 pm

i managed to get today:
SKID ROW by SKID ROW and WARRANT: Cherry Pie.
absolute classics.
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Post by paranoid marvin » Fri Jan 11, 2008 4:38 pm

Just bought Frankie Goes To Hollywood : Bang today
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Post by Captain Cornflake » Tue Feb 26, 2008 8:28 am

My 80s tastes fall into 2 categories:

1) What was left of the 60s/70s rock bands that hadn't disbanded by the time the 80s rolled around.

2) All the 90's rock bands that were getting started in the 80's.

Early Screaming Trees stuff, early Soundgarden stuff, Jane's Addiction, GnR, etc.

The only real "true" 80s bands I ever liked was Motley Crue, and a small handful of other glam bands that I really don't listen to that often anyways. I guess Van Halen too, but in my mind I always lump them in with being leftover from the 70s.


Otherwise, I have a severe disdain for most music to come from that decade. I hated New Wave. I hated synth-pop. And I especially hate U2.

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Post by psj3809 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:12 am

I really like 80's music, the only club i used to go to was a great 80's one down south. Was a great laugh, great music and everyone friendly.

I still play a fair bit of 80's classics (Love 'Reward' and 'Crash' and 99 red balloons) but i wouldnt go and see any of these bands really as i feel some of these reunion concerts are a bit embarassing, back in the 80's playing in front of 40,000, these years later playing in front of 300 in some village hall kinda thing.

I was never into Dire Straits, money for nothing was a classic but to me it was 'dad rock'. When your dad really likes a tune and even does some air guitar to it you dont forget those moments and you quickly go off the song/group !

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