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Best Bands of the 80's

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  1. CAC

    CAC Ace of Spades

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    Slayer
    Metallica
    Duran Duran
    Culture Club
    The Clouds
    Infectious Grooves
    Urban Dance Squad
    KISS
    Dire Straights
    Cocteau Twins
     
  2. ColHessler

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    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
    The Smiths
     
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    U2
    Talking Heads
    The Police/Sting
    Fleetwood Mac
    Peter Gabriel
    Hüsker Dü
    Crowded House
    Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
    Lyle Lovett
     
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    All of the above are incorrect. I'm ashamed of all of you. The only 80s band/musician worth considering was Stevie Ray Vaughan.

     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    I have a theory about long time bands. They often seem to operate on a 'bell' curve, especially those active through the 1980's. The first couple albums are 'rough', but you see nuggets of what you eventually come to love about them. The middle period where you often like every track on them and finally the end phase where they seem either to go fully commercial or way out there.

    I grew up in the prog-rock period so tend to bands from that era, Genesis, Pink Floyd, ELO, ELP, Rush, Kansas, Yes Supertramp, Styx. Sadly most of these went 'pop' in the '90's.
     
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    Not sure I've ever bought an album I loved every song on. Indeed most if not all have at least one song I don't care for on them.
     
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    George Patton Canadian Refugee

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    I agree. A couple exceptions I can think of are the Eagles' Hotel California, and Electric Light Orchestra's Out of the Blue (even then, "The Whale" is a solid contender for a dud).
     
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    Queen
    Madness
    The Specials
    OMD
    The Thompson Twins
    ABC
     
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    Starting top40 UK following and music listening early 1980´s I always remember when I tried to buy OMD´s Enola Gay single or their album in a Finnish music shop. Trying to explain the name of the band was a job to do and actually led to nothing....
     
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    belasar Court Jester Staff Member Patron  

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    There is always one that doesn't work for me, usually a vanity track, but on some albums you could tolerate it if the others were great.
     
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    Stevie.
    Ray.
    Vaughan.

    My top three.


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    Slipdigit Good Ol' Boy Staff Member Patron   WW2|ORG Editor

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    I was right fond of:
    Lone Justice. Maria McKee could get my motor running
    Dire Straits Sultans of Swing gave us such hope in the late 70s that Disco was about to find the door.
    R.E.M. the early stuff mainly. South Central Rain, (Don't Go Back To) Rockville, Driver 8, The Voice of Harold
    Zebra, even if they did sing in a falsetto
    Rush
    AC/DC
    Talking Heads
    The Blasters
    Jason and The Scorchers
     
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    Oh yes, agree with that.

    Anyone mentioned The The yet ?
    Saw them back in '89 on the Mind Bomb tour.

    I'm off to see Kim Wilde in concert later this month.
     
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    The the and Matt Johnson? My definite favourite after Infected. So sorry his brother died of hematology malignancy.
     
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    Yup, with Johnny Marr on guitar.
     
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    Since 'Infected it has been my favourite album ever . Love his ideas .'
     

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