Discussion in '80's Music' started by Music Wench, Oct 18, 2005.
I love the harp in this number:
I grew up in the 80's with MTV: Hair Metal and non-hair metal, Madonna, Prince, Tom Petty, John Mellencamp, Cyndi Lauper, Van Halen, Violent Femmes, B-52's, The Police, Genesis, Cheap Trick, Ozzy, Billy Squire... all that stuff. I love it all.
The 80's was one big ball of pop culture. Everything started to meld together back in the MTV generation-movies, music, sports, TV. I still can't listen to Cyndi Lauper's Good Enough without thinking of The Goonies! it definitley was an enjoyable era for music.
Just a note about metal in the 80's:
There was "hair metal" and there was real metal. I hate how all the metal bands from the 80's get lumped into the "hair metal category", so i'm separating them into 2. I'm sure there will be some disputes but, IMO:
Guns n Roses
Motley Crue- this one could go either way, they were so glam, but they still kicked ass!
Def Leppard- again could go either way
Echo & the Bunnymen
Tears for Fears
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Huey Lewis and The News
Men Without Hats
Men at Work
Tears for Fears
hate to admit it , but I did then and still do dig the stuff that Rick Springfield did . Ya gotta admit he had some cool hooks ( and the cheesy videos on Mtv were just the shi-ite ) . Springfield is as 80's as it gets
ASIA - Thats where it starts and ends... well not really starts, but you know. Original ASIA is still touring, and they can still tear it up
I loved the Hair Metal scene. Bands like Bon Jovi, Europe, Ratt, LA Guns, Motley Crue etc.
Official Reunion Site:: The Four Original Members of Asia - Omega
even though they only put out one album in the 80's (and an absolutely brilliant one imo), im gonna give them the nod as one of my favorite 80's bands
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