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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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Post by Bub&Bob » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:24 am

psj3809 wrote:I was never into Dire Straits
I hear that! Dire indeed
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Post by psj3809 » Tue Feb 26, 2008 9:30 am

Harsh i know but i put Dire Straits into the same box as Chris de Burgh. Its true 'parent' music

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Post by Technomancer » Tue Feb 26, 2008 12:11 pm

I am listening to much 80's music at the moment.

My favorites:

A-Ha, Planet P Project, Depeche Mode, Alphaville, Kraftwerk, Vangelis.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:03 pm

Technomancer wrote:I am listening to much 80's music at the moment.

My favorites:

A-Ha, Planet P Project, Depeche Mode, Alphaville, Kraftwerk, Vangelis.
a couple of good selections, especially A-ha and Depeche Mode.
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Post by Technomancer » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:16 pm

JetSetWilly wrote:
Technomancer wrote:I am listening to much 80's music at the moment.

My favorites:

A-Ha, Planet P Project, Depeche Mode, Alphaville, Kraftwerk, Vangelis.
a couple of good selections, especially A-ha and Depeche Mode.
Yeah, can't get enough of them.
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Post by JetSetWilly » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:20 pm

still can't bet a bit of Journey, though.
i did see a copy of the TRON soundtrack up in London with ONLY SOLUTIONS on in HMV. should have got it as it was only £8.
love the synth-style.
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Post by Technomancer » Tue Feb 26, 2008 4:22 pm

JetSetWilly wrote:still can't bet a bit of Journey, though.
i did see a copy of the TRON soundtrack up in London with ONLY SOLUTIONS on in HMV. should have got it as it was only £8.
love the synth-style.
I love Tron, it's one of my favorite movies. The soundtrack is quite cool too yeah.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:39 am

Technomancer wrote:
JetSetWilly wrote:
Technomancer wrote:I am listening to much 80's music at the moment.

My favorites:

A-Ha, Planet P Project, Depeche Mode, Alphaville, Kraftwerk, Vangelis.
a couple of good selections, especially A-ha and Depeche Mode.
Yeah, can't get enough of them.
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Post by Bub&Bob » Thu Feb 28, 2008 7:40 am

psj3809 wrote:Harsh i know but i put Dire Straits into the same box as Chris de Burgh. Its true 'parent' music
I'd like to put Dire Straits and Chris de Bastard in the same type of box as Buddy Holly, Jimmy Hendrix, Marc Bolan.........
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Post by Frank Chickens » Thu Feb 28, 2008 4:09 pm

Technomancer wrote: I love Tron, it's one of my favorite movies. The soundtrack is quite cool too yeah.
If you like the soundtrack then I recommend Digital Moonscapes, also by Wendy Carlos, as the CD is all in the same vein.
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