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Why I Love the 80's

Discussion in '80's Music' started by The Rover, Apr 12, 2006.

  1. The Rover

    The Rover 'Ol Timer

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    I love the 80's because of MTV.

    I really fell in love with all of the cool Muisc videos from so many bands.

    This was 80's when MTV focused on pop and pop-rock.

    I think there should a Music channel on cable that plays nothing but Muisc Videos from the 80's.....

    Oh......the Memories.... :grinthumb


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  2. Big Generator

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    Rover - I am with you all the way!
     
  3. Reverend Rock

    Reverend Rock cool music and hot coffee

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    I loved the 80s because songs still had melodies you could remember and even sing along to. I thought all those unusual electronic sounds were cool as well. Pop and rock music were still moving forward then. Now it's all just stuck in neutral. Everything sounds like tired rehashings of punk, grunge or hip hop. And most of the bands and artists can't sing or play their way out of a wet paper bag.
     
  4. kath

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    yeah, MTV really was cool.. and surprisingly open... when it started. sooo many different types of music. now it's pretty much cookie-cutterville, but back then, you could watch for an hour and see ... a buffet.

    kath
    i almost said a shoney's buffet, and then i realized that would prolly give the wrong impression.
     
  5. Music Wench

    Music Wench Rock and Roll Grandma

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    I love the 80s because MTV used to actually be good and actually play music videos. Also love the 80s because of R.E.M., U2 and a whole bunch of other bands, too numerous to mention. The 80s were great. :)
     
  6. The Rover

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    My 3 Most Favorite MTV Videos from the 8O's:

    • The Police -- Synchronicity II
    • Frankie Goes to Hollywood -- Relax
    • The Cars -- Drive
     
  7. Drummer Chris

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    I Like:
    The Motels-Suddenly Last Summer and Only The Only
    WhiteSnake-In The Still Of The Night-hahahaha
    Twisted Sister-We're Not Going To Take It
     
  8. Reverend Rock

    Reverend Rock cool music and hot coffee

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    Steve Winwood's Back in the High Life...perhaps the last truly great adult pop album.

    Brian Wilson's first solo album. Childish at times, but brilliant and vital.

    The Joshua Tree...sheer greatness.

    The Travelling Wilburys...sheer fun. Who could resist Bob Dylan doing a hilarious send-up of Bruce Springsteen or Roy Orbison singing one of the finest love-lost songs of his already legendary career?

    McCartney's Tug of War and Flowers in the Dirt...his two very best albums up to that time, in my opinion.

    Paul Simon's Graceland...why wasn't world music the "next big thing"???

    Yes' 90125...You gotta love any decade when Yes can have a number one pop single ("Owner of a Lonely Heart")...

    Yes folks, the Rev thinks the '80s were alright.
     
  9. Spike

    Spike Rock & Soul Archaelogist

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    Totally agree on the first three, Rev, and I've just been introduced to the fourth. ;) But I would also add:

    REM - "Fables of the Reconstruction"

    The Blasters - "The Blasters"

    Elvis Costello - "King of America"

    Martha and the Muffins - "This is the Ice Age"

    Camper Van Beethoven - "Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart"

    Los Lobos - "How Will the Wolf Survive?"

    The Fine Young Cannibals - "The Raw and the Cooked"

    Squeeze - "Argybargy"

    The English Beat - "I Just Can't Stop It"

    Spike
     
  10. Big Generator

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    So true Reverend...so true.

    God...I'd be here all day if I started listing great albums and songs from the 1980s. For me, 1980-1987 really was the Golden Age of American Music and if I woke up tomorrow and found myself in 1985 I'd be absolutely delighted.

    And then I could go out on the town with these guys:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iBwXKSNue6A&search=debarge
     
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