The 80s -- Love them or loathe them?

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Re: The 80s -- Love them or loathe them?

Postby shireling » Wed Mar 06, 2013 11:57 am

I am, too. I love Stone Roses, Simple Minds, Super Tramp, Blondie and the Smiths (thanks for the video, Candy :) .) It wasn't until I was in my late twenties that I finally felt I had music to call my own.
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Postby TomCotton » Wed Mar 06, 2013 1:28 pm

There are some songs that really trigger the memory banks of the 1980's when heard.
"Every Little Thing She Does Is Magic" The Police
"Valerie" Steve Winwood
"Rapture" Blondie
"Steppin Out" Joe Jackson

For some reason when those songs are heard the memories come flooding back.

A few years ago I was watching "Steppin Out" on YouTube and reading the comments. Some twits thought Joe Jackson was Michael Jackson's father. :bang:
Same name but they look nothig alike.:roll:
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Postby shireling » Wed Mar 06, 2013 2:44 pm

TomCotton wrote:...Some twits thought Joe Jackson was Michael Jackson's father. :bang:
Same name but they look nothig alike.:roll:

Even Michael didn't look like his father :/ .
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Re: The 80s -- Love them or loathe them?

Postby Padfoot » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:06 am

:lol: Yeah, but I like this Joe Jackson...

Simple Minds, Supertramp and The Smiths. The early U2 and R.E.M. Jackson Browne and *coughDuranDurancough* etc. etc. etc. :D
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Postby shireling » Thu Mar 07, 2013 6:49 pm

I liked the very first video Duran, Duran did - which I can't remember the name of :/ .

Oh, gosh - Culture Club, Berlin, Pet Shop Boys, Queen, the Eurythmics,...if I really think about it, there was a bunch - and most from across the pond.
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Postby Candy Kane » Thu Mar 07, 2013 9:42 pm

Ah, yes, the good stuff!
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Postby shireling » Sat Mar 09, 2013 1:24 am

And I forgot to mention the B-52s :redeyeroll: .
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Postby TomCotton » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:02 pm

Remember how after a few years MTV started having a big influence on the pop/rock music scene, especially during the mid 1980's, and if you did not kowtow to them you would not get air time and heavy rotation on the network and thus not very good album sales?

Then remember when Dire Straits released "Money For Nothing" with it's brown nosing to MTV?
"I want my, I want my, I want my MTV" and "You play the guitar on the MTV'.

Then remember all of those music gatherings where acts performed other acts' songs? Then remember when someone did "Money For Nothing" at one of those gatherings and instead of "I want my MTV" they sang "I want my own TV", trying to show their independance from MTV? Hah, that did not last for long. :roll:

'Course now MTV dosen't play much music at all.
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Postby Padfoot » Sat Mar 09, 2013 7:11 pm

Yeah, B-52's - the Party Bombers! :D I turn up the volume every time "Love Shack" is on the radio... the song just gives me a huuuge smile. :lol: :lol: And how could I forget Queen? :paperbag:

That Duran Duran video - was that "Hungry like the Wolf"? I don't really remember..

Hah... yeah. MTV... They did put pressure on the musicians.... :P What was supposed to be supportive turned into an abuse of power (as it does most of the times). Well, the times they played music has long gone. The internet has taken over, I think.
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Re: The 80s -- Love them or loathe them?

Postby MsBrandybuck » Sat Mar 09, 2013 8:02 pm

I liked Queen, The Police, Eric Clapton, Blondie, Pat Benatar, etc...... I was married in 1982, and slowly came around to what my hubby liked to listen to, which was country music.
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*comes back slowly*

But in my defense, 80's country music was great! Alabama, Garth Brooks, Clint Black, Alan Jackson, and you could still here other country greats on the radio occasionally like Johnny Cash, Conway Twitty, Merle Haggard, Waylon Jennings, Willy Nelson, etc.
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Postby shireling » Sun Mar 10, 2013 11:25 pm

I remember 80's country music like you do, and it was great. I bought Gretchen Wilson's first CD when it came out, but that's the only country I own.

I like the 'story songs' the best. When you play them backwards, your house comes out of foreclosure, your wife cancels the divorce and your hound dog's waitin' for you on the porch :) .
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Re: The 80s -- Love them or loathe them?

Postby Padfoot » Mon Mar 11, 2013 7:07 am

which was country music.
*ducks and runs*
*comes back slowly*

Don't run. I listen to them, too. :) :lol:
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Re: The 80s -- Love them or loathe them?

Postby TomCotton » Mon Mar 11, 2013 11:57 am

I listen to some country music too. Not so much of the stuff that passes for country music now, though :roll:. When Claude King died a few days ago it was a loss. "Wolverton Mountain" is a song that has stuck in my head for 50 years. He played at the Louisiana Hayride at the Shreveport Municipal Auditorium a lot in his early carrier. The Shreveport Municipal Auditorium is the building that Elvis left when "Elvis has left the building". :D

VH1 used to have a program called Band Reunited that brought back some of those bands from the 1980's for a one off concert. It was very interesting to see how the band members had changed not only in age, but in appearance and presentation also. :)
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