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80's Music Thread

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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 10:21 AM
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It was a unique decade for music. Many new genres and sub-genres were created while others faded away.
Post songs that you like or just let us know of your favorite artists from this era.

I'll start this thread with a couple of songs from the Alternative/New Wave scene in the UK.

Pale Shelter - Tears For Fears


In Our Angelhood - Cocteau Twins




posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 10:31 AM
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a reply to: GreenRiverRonin

Barking up my tree with this thread:











I could go on and on but I'll leave a few songs for others. Cheers.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 12:09 PM
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a reply to: GreenRiverRonin


Love the 80's.

















posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 12:25 PM
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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 12:28 PM
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Soooo many good songs






Just a few of my favorites



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 01:32 PM
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The Church - Under the Milky Way


Frida - I know There's Something Going On


Just a couple songs I like from the era. There is such a broad, experimental feel to 80s music. Punks liked New Order, everybody listened to the Cure and the Cult. David Bowie pumped out his biggest hit ever featuring blues (!!) of all things on a dance record. The Go-Gos, The Cars, The Police, The Stray Cats, The The (all the good bands of the 80's were "the" somethings - Jimmy Rabbitte-ish).

[He types whilst listening to Camper van Beethoven's Eyes of Fatima.]




posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:15 PM
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The era of Great Australian Rock!



One of Aussies most iconic song for veterans.



I could not leave out Paul Kelly one of the best lyricists ever and not as well known over seas.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 03:21 PM
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Cant resist - 80s was my era. So how about Torch by Soft Cell. This is so cool as Marc almond sings with to the backing of the Leeds College of Music. He is from Leeds so this may be his old school.
And you can't have an 80s list without the Smiths. Only he recognised thePANIC in the streets of London (and other places):

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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 04:01 PM
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a reply to: GreenRiverRonin

Some you may like.










posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 04:16 PM
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m.youtube.com...This thread gives me life.

m.youtube.com...
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posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 04:41 PM
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Love and Rockets - No New Tale To Tell


Siouxsie and the Banshees - Cities in Dust


GreenRiverRonin, you got me on the 80's train! Seems somebody put both of these on my iPod. I had to share...



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 04:50 PM
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a reply to: TheDeathOfMillions

Embed 4 U! (This one deserves it)

Kate Bush - Running Up That Hill


Great song! David Gilmour on guitar... kind of a cool collaboration. Like Frida has Phil Collins on drums on that song I posted earlier. There were some other great cross-over things like Belew with Talking Head and Brian Eno with U2. A strange experimental time!




posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 05:21 PM
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Cuyahoga - R.E.M.


Ride Across the River - Dire Straits



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 07:43 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

Thank you.

Ive been reading the posts here for a very long time but just today created an account. Havnt learned how to embed yet.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 07:45 PM
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a reply to: TEOTWAWKIAIFF

David Gilmour discovered Kaye Bush when she was a teenager.

He helped produce her first demo I believe.



posted on Aug, 17 2017 @ 11:31 PM
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This thread is right up my alley! Some great choices so far.






posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 09:55 PM
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a reply to: GreenRiverRonin

Now that I've given others a chance I feel free to post some more. How about these one-hit wonders from the 80's:














posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 10:24 PM
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a reply to: GreenRiverRonin

I frickin' love 80's music and can't help myself. Here's some more:











And I'll leave you with this very obscure, very strange one:




posted on Aug, 21 2017 @ 10:37 PM
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From the start, 1980, I bring you Ozzy Osbourne in his first comeback gift to the world..........

Blizzard of Ozz



Followed up a year later, in 1981 with a smash........

Diary of a Madman



Even after the untimely and tragic death of the great Randy Rhodes, the Ozzman took the early 80's by storm, and in the process created a new branch of the Heavy Metal tree, spawning numerous copycat band sounds.



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