Discussion in '80's Music' started by Dave78, Nov 18, 2009.
Crept into the 80's...
Status Quo - Living On An Island.
Spelt Like This - Contract Of The Heart.
Everything in the top 40, I didn't get into music from the 50's, 60's and 70's til much later.
But there was alot of good stuff in the charts back then, it was so diverse, compared to the top 40 of today.
Theatre Of Hate...and Spear...all the one.
Spear Of Destiny - Never Take Me Alive.
Real correct 80's sound...wasp and synth snare were de riguer..
The Swnging Laurels - Rodeo.
These progressed from pins & puke..
Gang Of Four - I Will Be A Good Boy.
This failed to make a noise outside club nights..shame:
Melissa Manchester - You Should Hear How She Talks About You.
From the corner of my mind...
Frazier Chorus -Dream Kitchen.
Rediffusion ran a pre- MTV channel-
Animal Nightlife - Mr.Solitaire.
12" and Cassingle mix-
Robert Palmer - Pride.
This is the decade when I've started my real magic journey into the ocean of music.
What a rich time! Hundreds of classics were released in those years. This was the peak of Heavy Metal and Hard Rock and these terms were sacred for us.
To begin with, Deep Purple and their family - Whitesnake and Rainbow were huge. These were gods for us.
Then Judas Priest and Accept blew our minds respectively with their albums Defenders of the Faith and Balls to the Wall. Followed by Scorpions, Iron Maiden, Def Leppard, Twisted Sister...
The three double live albums: "Priest... Live!" by JP, "Live After Death" by IM and "World Wide Live" by Scorps were at the head of this wave. Everybody has played them on those cassette players over and over again.
Of course, during the decade, around the above group of names, AC/DC and Pink Floyd were also always there.
I also remember how in 1984, one of my suppliers said "...hey, here is some new young band playing a new style - Speed Metal..." and we've heard Motorbreath from Kill 'Em All, so Metallica joined the feast.
In the mid 80's, the same supplier introduced to me a cassette with the live album "Real to Reel" by Marillion and I've immediately felt in love with this band. I've played this cassette thousands of times.
Many more bands supported those years too. Among them Saxon, Manowar, Ozzy, Motörhead...
Here are some of the most popular albums in my circles, released in the 80's:
Defenders of the Faith - Judas Priest
Priest... Live! - Judas Priest
Balls to the Wall - Accept
Metal Heart - Accept
Saints & Sinners - Whitesnake
Slide It In - Whitesnake
Live After Death - Iron Maiden
World Wide Live - Scorpions
Real to Reel - Marillion
Clutching at Straws - Marillion
Back in Black - AC/DC
British Steel - Judas Priest
Blackout - Scorpions
Love at First Sting - Scorpions
You Can't Stop Rock 'n' Roll - Twisted Sister
Stay Hungry - Twisted Sister
Difficult to Cure - Rainbow
Bent Out of Shape - Rainbow
Pyromania - Def Leppard
Hysteria - Def Leppard
Holy Diver - Dio
Theatre of Pain - Mötley Crüe
Rising Force - Yngwie Malmsteen
Blizzard of Ozz - Ozzy Osbourne
Kill 'Em All - Metallica
Crusader - Saxon
I've also often played in those years four particular albums of the 70's:
On Stage - Rainbow
The Wall - Pink Floyd
Stained Class - Judas Priest
Sabotage - Black Sabbath
Wasn't born a blade runner but here's an anthem.
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