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Will Any 80's Band Make It Out Alive??

Discussion in '80's Music' started by newdawnfades, Jan 30, 2006.

  1. India_Blue

    India_Blue Geronimo's Gal

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    I agree with all of that... those are the top contenders! My favorite is the RHCP. I think REM paved the way for the more alternative rock sound that grew in the 90s.
     
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    how is not staying true to their original sound (or vision) different than calling them sellouts?
     
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    newdawnfades Senior Member

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    The difference is the intent. Did they not stay true to experiment or did they do it to make a buck?
     
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    The difference is the intent. Did they not stay true to explore new artistic ground or did they do it to make a buck?
     
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    eccentric man Senior Member

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    right, and in the case of the chili peppers i think it's pretty clear that their change in style had a lot more to do with exploring new artistic ground than making a buck. metallica on the other hand, i'm still not convinced hehehe
     
  6. Music Wench

    Music Wench Rock and Roll Grandma

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    And the RHCP did get a LOT better from their skate boarding/surfing video days. It seemed more of a natural progression for them.

    As for Metallica, I think they went in the opposite direction. From good to bad. But that's just my 2 cents.
     
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    The bands that started their big albums in the 80's and have made it out "Alive and Well" and will probably keep their place in Rock history to me seem to be:
    U2
    REM
    Ozzy (solo)
    Duran Duran
    Def Leppard
     
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    It's recently been announced that Rick Rubin is producing the new Metallica album...so expect a big return to form for them.
     
  9. Martin Q. Blank

    Martin Q. Blank The Happening

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    I can't believe The Smiths haven't been mentioned.
     
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    The Smiths split up in 1988...so they didn't make it out of that decade alive. Was the 'legacy' even that influential after the 80s?
     

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