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« on: April 24, 2009, 09:57:22 PM »

Inspired by RCMERCHANT's thread, what are your favorite '80s acts? 
Mine in no particular order:

THOMAS DOLBY 
TALKING HEADS
KATE BUSH
DON HENLEY
THE TRAVELING WILBURYS
BAUHAUS
THE POLICE
PRINCE
ROBERT PALMER


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« Reply #1 on: April 24, 2009, 10:49:07 PM »

XTC


RATT


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« Reply #2 on: April 25, 2009, 06:53:30 AM »

Pat Benatar
The Cars
Dokken
Journey
Metallica
Foreigner
Van Halen
Joan Jett and the Blackhearts
J Geils Band
Chicago
Asia
Blondie
Kim Wilde
John Cougar
Aldo Nova
Ozzy w/Randy Rhoads
Def Leppard
Whitesnake
White Lion

Etc., etc., etc.  You could basically list anyone in rock/hard rock/heavy metal/hair metal/pop/new wave and I've probably got some CD's by them.
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« Reply #3 on: April 25, 2009, 07:25:27 AM »

Accept, Agent Steel, Alan Parsons Project, Alexander O'Neal, Alice Cooper, Autograph, Armored Saint, ABC, Alcatrazz, Billy Idol, Britny Fox, Cheap Trick, Cinderella, Cyndi Lauper, Dead Or Alive, Def Leppard, Depeche Mode, Dio, D'Molls, Don Henley, Dokken, Duran Duran, Europe, Exodus, Fastway, Flock Of Seagulls, Genesis, Go West, Great White, Guiffria, Hall & Oates, Hanoi Rocks, Heart, Helix, Honeymoon Suite, Irene Cara, Jeff Healy, Jennifer Rush, John Parr, Judas Priest, Keel, King Kobra, KISS, Kix, Krokus, L.A. Guns, Laura Branigan, Lillian Axe, Lionel Richie, Lita Ford, Lizzy Borden, Loudness, Madonna, Manowar, Mary Jane Girls, Megadeth, Metal Church, Michael Jackson, Missing Persons, Motley Crue, Mr. Mister, Overkill, Peter Gabriel, Pointer Sisters, Poison, Phil Collins, Pretty Boy Floyd, Prince, Queensryche, Quiet Riot, Ratt, Renee & Angela, REO Speedwagon, Riot, Run DMC, Running Wild, Savatage, Scorpions, Simple Minds, Skid Row, Slayer, Stevie Nicks, Stryper, Tears For Fears, Testament, Tigertailz, Tommy Shaw, Twisted Sister, Vinnie Vincent Invasion, Vixen, Wang Chung, Warlock, Warrant, W.A.S.P., Wham!, White Lion, Whitesnake, Winger, XYZ, Y&T.......
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« Reply #4 on: April 25, 2009, 08:46:13 AM »

There's too many to name, so I'll limit my list

Twisted Sister
Talking Heads
Beastie Boys
Run DMC
Anthrax
Public Enemy
NWA
Metallica

and, this one guy who's still going strong almost thirty years later:
Weird Al Yankovic
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« Reply #5 on: April 25, 2009, 11:16:48 AM »

favorite 80's bands....hmmm....
.BLACK FLAG
.DEAD KENNEDYS
.FEAR
.the GERMS
.DRED ZEPPILIN
.the BAD BRAINS!!!

Small | Large


...I'll list more later...

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« Reply #6 on: April 25, 2009, 12:59:52 PM »

One of my favourite decades for music!

-Ultravox;
-The Smiths;
-The Style Council
-Madness;
-Billy Idol;
-Talk Talk;
-Duran Duran;
-The Stone Roses;
-New Order.
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« Reply #7 on: April 25, 2009, 01:49:45 PM »

Rock/Pop: Tom Waits, The Pogues, The Mekons, The Cowboy Junkies, XTC, Paul Simon, They Might Be Giants, David Sylvian, The Dead Milkmen, The Waterboys, Leonard Cohen, Camper van Beethoven

Jazz: Lauirindo Almeida, Max Roach Double Quartet, Stanley Jordan, Bobby McFerrin (excepting "Don't Worry, Be Happy"), Wynton Marsalis, The Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Harry Connick Jr., Turtle Island String Quartet, Pat Metheny
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« Reply #8 on: April 25, 2009, 03:45:42 PM »

Very difficult to decide what to list because 90% of my Ipod rotation is 80s.  However, if I had to say what I have listened to/enjoyed the most...these are my nominations...

The Cult, Duran Duran, Madonna, Metallica, Michael Jackson, Prince, Ratt and Testament

Honerable mentions:
Aerosmith, Belinda Carlisle, Bobbie Brown, Britny Fox, The Cars, Culture Club, Def Lepard, Depeche Mode, Hall and Oates, Motley Crue, New Order, Power Station, Wham! and Winger

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« Reply #9 on: April 25, 2009, 06:12:29 PM »

Well, if Tom Waits can qualify as "80's" music, then I can still say Frank Zappa and Captain Beefheart, as they were making records in the '80's -- I'll even say Frank for '90's, when that thread inevitibly starts up, though the mighty Captain had retired to a trailer park in Pennsylvania by then --

I guess I spent most of the '80's just following people who had existed prior to that decade:  David Bowie, the names above, Brian Eno, King Crimson (The Adrian Belew years), etc.  I hung out in a club in those years called Tulagi, which was one of the first clubs to play MTV on its monitors, so I saw Flock of Seagulls, The Buggles, etc. etc. etc., but they never really grabbed me.  Especially not Grace Jones, who I found too S & M -- Around this time, I was getting into more of the local bluegrass/spacegrass/weirdo-noise music scene, as Boulder, Colorado, was a hotbed of strange local acts that made all the new pop/rock acts seem, well, boring by comparison. 

The local music scene is nowhere as interesting as it used to be, sadly, as the venues have dried up, and Denver is really the only town that seems to care about local live music these days.  Though it is really a pain in the tuchus to drive the 80-miles round trip to see strange & interesting local acts these days, I still do --

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« Reply #10 on: April 25, 2009, 08:34:36 PM »

favorite 80's bands....hmmm....
.BLACK FLAG
.DEAD KENNEDYS
.FEAR
.the GERMS
.DRED ZEPPILIN
.the BAD BRAINS!!!

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xZur5v3uLJI

...I'll list more later...



I'd give you karma, good sir, but well, can't.  Dead Kennedys, Bad Brains AND Black Flag? Good choices there. 
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« Reply #11 on: April 25, 2009, 08:38:01 PM »

A few more:
They Might Be Giants
Adam Ant
The Cure
Butthole Surfers- Didn't find much success until '96, but formed in '81.
The B-52s.
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« Reply #12 on: April 26, 2009, 12:10:09 AM »

I know most of these bands actually started in the late 70's, but I think they are generally considered to be 80's bands.

Dead Kennedys
The Freeze
The Misfits
DOA (the Canadian hardcore punk band, not the hairbag band with the same name)
Bad Religion (I stopped liking them when the album Recipe For Hate came out, but
                   that was in the 90's)

...and a whole slew of other hardcore punk bands, too many to list
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« Reply #13 on: April 28, 2009, 06:28:19 PM »

Killing Joke (still active and great as ever!)
Talk Talk
The Psychedelic Furs
Skinny Puppy (still going strong)
Early Def Leppard (pre Hysteria)
The Obsessed
Prong
Images In Vouge
The Motels
ANY NWOBHM band (ie: Tank, Diamond Head, Angel Witch, Trespass)
Venom
Celtic Frost
Fields Of The Nephilim
Sisters Of Mercy
Swans (yes, I am a pathetic fanboy)
...too much great music from many different genres to mention...


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« Reply #14 on: April 28, 2009, 06:46:09 PM »


The Motels




Wow.  I didn't think ANYONE would name them.  Good call.
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