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.]
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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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!
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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