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Artists/bands that saved the 80s from total oblivion

Discussion in '80's Music' started by snakes&ladders, May 31, 2009.

  1. Khor1255

    Khor1255 Senior Member

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    Except for the Oasis bit I could have written every word of that. But then I know hardly anything about them except that someone in the band once compared them to The Beatles and I find their music pretentious and boring.

    Bravo.
     
  2. Big Ears

    Big Ears Music Lover

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    Oasis copied The Beatles, but not in a good way (imho). Pretentious and boring would be my take on them. They became massive here and, although not my cup of tea, they did sweep away the synth bands. All that remained for Oasis was to break through in the US, but they failed and I do not know why, but there are several possibe reasons.
     
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    Oh, they were pretty big here but there was a deluge of different styles that were mainstream around the time they broke and I think they just got lost among the other noise.
     
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    Big Ears Music Lover

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    ^ That would be Coldplay!?
     
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    CP/M User Ace in the Hole

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    OT: Funny I always felt Oasis' "Wonderwall" was a leaflet out of Paul Simon & Bruce Woodley "Red Rubber Ball" song, which the record company took and gave to a band called the Cyrkle (pronounced "Circle"), which made a big hit from.
     
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    rocknrollpestcontroll Jammin On The Drums

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    A FLOCK OF SEAGULLS "I RAN (SO FAR AWAY)" is a pretty well know 80s song as far as bands, BON JOVI, DEF LEAPPERD, LOVERBOY, DURRAN DURRAN, RICK SPRINGFEILD, and let us not forget about RED RIDER! (aka tom chocrane)
     
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    The Smiths, U2, Joy Division, and (I know some of you will disagree) Pink Floyd's 80 stuff was really really good.
     
  8. Big Ears

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    ^ You are right, Pink Floyd's 80s stuff was good.
     
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    recgord27 Walking down a dusty road

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    The 80's had some pretty impressive music, here are a few, some of which I don't think have been mentioned yet -
    AC/DC - Back in Black
    The Cramps - Songs the Lord taught us
    The Cure
    Motorhead - Ace of spades
    Judas Priest - British Steel
    Joy Division - Closer
    Iron Maiden
    The Jam
    The Specials
    Fun Boy Three
    The Pretenders
    Elvis Costello
    The Cure
    Crowded House
    Madness
    Violent Femmes
    Tori Amos
    R.E.M.
    Tom Waits
    ZZ Top
    Meat Puppets
    Tina Turner
    Lloyd Cole andthe Rattlesnakes
    Bruce Springsteen
    Suzanne Vega
    The Smiths
    Kate Bush
    Metallica
    Talk Talk
    Depeche Mode
    Husker Du
    Tracy Chapman
    PixiesStone Roses
    Bonnie Raitt
     
  10. Dєƒ Lєρραr∂

    Dєƒ Lєρραr∂ Classic Rock Addict

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    Def Leppard! :3
     

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