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Underrated bands of the 80's

Discussion in '80's Music' started by jimmyn321, Oct 28, 2006.

  1. aeroplane

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    cinderella
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    vinnie vincent invasion
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    firehouse
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    Re: Who is the most underrated band of the 80's?

    YES.



    The OTHER great Canadian progressive rock band from the late 1970s. This song debuted almost 27 years ago but still rocks like nobody's business!
     
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    I too prefer the Police.

    But the Culture Club are one of those bands that I feel the whole public really missed on Whenever someone I know tells me they hate the band, they give a very frivolous reason like "oh he's gay".

    I mean, they effortlessly combined rock, soul, reggae, motown to create some really catchy tunes that I find myself listening to every now and then.
     
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    Disappointed to see nobody mentioning Wall of Voodoo here. Despite their one (novelty) hit, they had something unique. They dove head first into the New Wave and came out with a psychotic, hypnotic mishmash of Devo, Split Enz, and (of all things) Ennio Morricone -- it was completely different from what anybody else with access to a synthesizer and a drum machine was doing at the time. They had a fully developed style that set them apart from whatever else was going on in pop music at the time, which probably explains why they never had a lot of mainstream success... and when Stan Ridgway went solo, he took most of their uniqueness with him.
     
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    Mexican Radio is IMO an underrated cult classic.

    And yes, Ridgeway did some good solo stuff too, although you're lucky to find it on your radio these days.
     
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    I caught that as well and agree!

    They always seemed to be another one of the Aussie bands during that time period that kind of got lost somewhere between the UK/Europe and Australia. They have sort of an interesting story

    Jim
     

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