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    She's got Bette Davis Eyes

    Ok, List your favorite recordings from the 1980's.....easily the most bizarre decade of music.

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    Quote Originally Posted by superpanavision70mm
    Ok, List your favorite recordings from the 1980's.....easily the most bizarre decade of music.
    I won't bother listing all the recordings but this is what I took out of the 80's (among other things):
    Rush, Genesis, had great stuff early on.

    Metallica, Megadeth of course...And Guns N' Roses.

    I think Stevie Ray Vaughan had "Texas Flood" and "In Step" in the 80's, no?

    Jane's Addiction started late in the decade, as did Nine Inch Nails.

    Can't forget Iron Maiden...

    I try to forget an aweful lot of the rest of the 80's though...Whitesnake, anyone?

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    Armored Saint, Queensryche, one or two of the Priest cds.

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    She's Got Marty Feldman Eyes

    Stan Ridgway- Mosquitos
    XTC- Big Express
    Ultravox- Vienna
    Group 87
    Zappa- Tinseltown Rebellion
    The Bears
    King Crimson- Discipline
    Pete Townshend- White City
    Wall of Voodoo- Dark Continent
    They Might Be Giants- s/t
    Marillion- Misplaced Childhood
    Crowded House- Temple of Low Men
    Rupert Hine- Immunity
    Thinkman- The Formula
    Oingo Boingo- Only a Lad
    Thomas Dolby- Flat Earth
    Peter Gabriel- Security
    Rush- Moving Pictures
    The Dukes of Stratosphere- Chips off the Chocolate Fireball
    Joe Jackson- Night and Day

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    The entire catalog of The Smiths and the following come to mind:

    Close Lobsters - What Is There To Smile About
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
    Black Flag - Damaged
    Suicidal Tendencies - s/t
    Misfits - Walk Among Us
    Violent Femmes - s/t
    Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad
    Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    Husker Du - New Day Rising; Flip Your Wig; Warehouse
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light
    Stone Roses - s/t
    The Cure - The Head On the Door
    The Replacements - Let It Be; Tim; Pleased To Meet Me
    Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy; Darklands
    Jane's Addiction - s/t; Nothing's Shocking
    Fugazi - s/t EP
    Devo - Freedom Of Choice
    Connells - Boylan Heights
    Wonder Stuff - The Eight Legged Groove Machine
    Corrosion of Conformity - Technocracy EP
    Wild Swans - Bringing Home the Ashes
    The The - Infected
    Lucinda Williams - s/t
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
    Rites of Spring - s/t

    I'm sure I forgot some.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    Wow, that's a great list, and with very few exceptions, I'd be very happy with it. I'd add the following, some of which I think Davey had posted...

    Johnny Thunders—Hurt Me
    Roxy Music—Avalon
    Beastie Boys—Licensed To Ill, Paul’s Boutique
    Elvis Costello—Get Happy!!!
    The Clash—London Calling
    Psychedelic Furs—Talk Talk Talk
    Joe Jackson’s Jumping Jive!
    Ramones—Pleasant Dreams, End Of The Century, Too Tough To Die, Animal Boy
    Husker Du—Zen Arcade
    Fear—The Record
    Circle Jerks—Group Sex
    Bad Religion—No Control
    The Cult—Love, Electric
    Public Enemy—Yo! Bum Rush The Show, It Takes A Nation Of Millions To Hold Us Back
    LL Cool J—B.A.D.
    Run-DMC—Raising Hell, Tougher Than Leather
    The Minutemen—Three-Way Tie (For Last)
    Bruce Springsteen—Nebraska
    Violent Femmes
    Lou Reed—New York
    Cowboy Junkies—The Trinity Session

    I don't like others.

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    Too many to list them all.
    Anything by Rush, AC/DC, Pink Floyd, or VH.
    WARNING! - The Surgeon General has determined that, time spent listening to music is not deducted from one's lifespan.

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    Too many man too many:

    David Bowie - Scary Monsters (his last great album)

    The Waterboys - Any

    The Rainmakers - Any

    Bob Dylan - Oh Mercy

    Daniel Lanois - Acadie

    Martin Stephenson and the Daintees - Boat to Bolivia

    And many many more already mentioned.

    Peace

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    Favorite '80s albums...

    Violent Femmes
    London Calling
    Get Happy
    The Queen is Dead
    Crazy Rhythms & It's Only Life
    A Bell is a Cup
    Our Beloved Revolutionary Sweetheart
    Head on the Door
    Skylarking
    New Day Rising
    High Land, Hard Rain
    Strange Times
    Ocean Rain
    From The Lions Mouth
    Sound Affects
    Psychedelic Furs
    Solid Gold
    I Just Can't Stop It
    Fervor
    Viva Hate
    New York
    Kaleidescope
    Graceland
    Pontiac
    So
    Lucinda Williams
    On Fire
    At The Chelsea Nightclub
    Signing Off
    Night Nurse
    King Yellowman
    The Pretenders
    If I Should Fall from Grace with God
    Second Edition
    Avalon
    Murmer
    Gun-Shy
    Go For It
    Fear of Music
    Aural Sculpture
    How Will The Wolf Survive
    Mind Bomb
    Stone Roses
    Tim
    Spirit of Eden
    In A Chamber
    The Days of Wine & Roses
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    Quote Originally Posted by Troy
    Stan Ridgway- Mosquitos
    XTC- Big Express
    Ultravox- Vienna
    Group 87
    Zappa- Tinseltown Rebellion
    The Bears
    King Crimson- Discipline
    Pete Townshend- White City
    Wall of Voodoo- Dark Continent
    They Might Be Giants- s/t
    Marillion- Misplaced Childhood
    Crowded House- Temple of Low Men
    Rupert Hine- Immunity
    Thinkman- The Formula
    Oingo Boingo- Only a Lad
    Thomas Dolby- Flat Earth
    Peter Gabriel- Security
    Rush- Moving Pictures
    The Dukes of Stratosphere- Chips off the Chocolate Fireball
    Joe Jackson- Night and Day
    Troy, have you heard "Feline" byThe Stranglers? I think you'd like it.
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    Talking Heads, Remain in Light, The Name of This Band is...
    Planet P Project, Pink World
    Marillion, Misplaced Childhood (all four Fish albums)
    Talk Talk, The Colour of Spring and Spirit of Eden (all their albums, actually)
    Tear Garden, Tired Eyes Slowly Burning
    King Crimson, Discipline
    Oingo Boingo -- all three of the glorious trifecta: Only a Lad, Nothing to Fear and Good for Your Soul (and So-Lo and Dead Man's Party, for that matter)
    The The, Infected & Soul Mining
    New Order, Power Corruption & Lies and Low-Life
    Yello, Stella and One Second
    Depeche Mode, Music for the Masses, Black Celebration and Construction Time Again
    Ultravox, Vienna, Rage in Eden, Quartet, Lament
    Midge Ure, The Gift, Answers to Nothing
    Fixx, Shuttered Room, Reach the Beach
    Peter Gabriel, (that third album) and Security
    Joe Jackson, Beat Crazy
    Rush, Permanent Waves, Moving Pictures
    Tangerine Dream, Tangram, Exit, Logos, White Eagle, Hyperborea, Tyger
    Klaus Schulze, Dig It
    Al Di Meola, Splendido Hotel, Electric Rendezvous
    Al Di Meola, Paco De Lucia, John McLaughlin, Passion Grace & Fire
    Keith Jarrett, Concerts, Dark Intervals, Paris Concert
    Pink Floyd, A Momentary Lapse of Reason
    Legendary Pink Dots, The Golden Age, Any Day Now, Island of Jewels, Asylum, The Lovers
    Jean-Michel Jarre, Les Chants Magnetiques (Magnetic Fields), The Concerts in China, Zoolook
    Blue Oyster Cult, Fire of Unknown Origin
    Human League, Dare
    Bauhaus, Dare, In The Flat Field, Burning from the Inside
    Soft Cell, Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret
    Orchestra Manouevres in the Dark, Architecture & Morality, Orchestra Manouevres in the Dark, Organisation, Dazzle Ships and Junk Culture
    Ministry, With Sympathy, The Mind is a Terrible Thing to Taste, Twitch
    Nine Inch Nails, Pretty Hate Machine
    Laurie Anderson, Big Science, Mister Heartbreak, United States Live
    Vangelis, Soil Festivities, Chariots of Fire
    Mike Oldfield, QE2, Five Miles Out, Crises, The Killing Fields

    As usual: I'm sure I'm forgetting something...
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
    My list is most like Troy's:

    Fixx, Shuttered Room, Reach the Beach
    As much as I like some of the songs on these albums, I've never found them to be all that good overall. I just listened to both of these recently because a co-worker of mine asked me about The Fixx. I think I found them even more underwhelming than I did when they were released. Have you been a fan of these since they came out, or have you recently taking a liking to these?

    Quote Originally Posted by Dusty Chalk
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    This one, which isn't talked about much, could definitely be on my list too.
    And the world will turn to flowing pink vapor stew.

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    I'm in the midst of a Dinosaur Jr revival so I'll add "You're Living All Over Me" and a couple from their SST label mates Sonic Youth - "Evol" and "Sister".

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    As much as I like some of the songs on these albums, I've never found them to be all that good overall. I just listened to both of these recently because a co-worker of mine asked me about The Fixx. I think I found them even more underwhelming than I did when they were released. Have you been a fan of these since they came out, or have you recently taking a liking to these?
    I've been a fan of them since they came out, more or less. Reach the Beach in particular, is one of those albums that just seems to go way too fast, because every track on it is so strong, despite it being a 'normal' length, and not particularly fast-tempoed or energetic, it just seems to really rock from beginning to end.

    Shuttered Room though, I have to admit, I have my favourite tracks on (the two big hits and "The Fool").

    I have to add:

    Comsat Angels, Land and Chasing Shadows
    Black Sabbath, Heaven & Hell, Mob Rules
    Metallica, ...And Justice for All, Master of Puppets, Ride the Lightning, Kill 'em All
    Megadeth, So Far So Good...So What? and Peace Sells... But Who's Buying?
    Stranglers, Dreamtime
    New Model Army, Thunder and Consolation, Ghost of Cain, No Rest for the Wicked
    Golden Earring, Cut, N.E.W.S.
    Tonio K., Amerika
    Devo, New Traditionalists (just to be a little different)

    I really wish I could think of more rockers. I just wasn't that into hair metal like Queensryche or indie metal like Big Black or the Minutemen.

    And I should change my initial statement -- my tastes (from the 80's, anyway) match yours, Jim Clark's and Dave G.'s a lot, too (were they to pipe in).
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    Quote Originally Posted by superpanavision70mm
    Ok, List your favorite recordings from the 1980's.....easily the most bizarre decade of music.
    Blue Oyster Cult - Fire Of Unknown Origin / Club Ninja
    Billy Idol - Rebel Yell
    Rush - Moving Pictures / Signals / Grace Under Pressure
    Yes - 90125
    Donald Faygen - The Nightfly
    Don Henley - Building The Perfect Beast
    Talking Heads - Little Creatures
    Devo - New Traditionalists / Oh No! It's DEVO
    Roger Waters - Radio KAOS
    Ozzy Ozbourne - No Rest For The Wicked
    Kieth Richards - Talk Is Cheap
    Thomas Dolby - Aliens Ate My Buick
    New Order - Technique
    XTC - Skylarking / Oranges and Lemons
    Robert Plant - Principle Of Moments
    Pixies - Doolittle
    Fixx - Reach The Beach
    Judas Priest - Defenders Of The Faith
    Queensryche - Operation Mindcrime
    Guns N Roses - Appetite For Destruction
    John Mellencamp - Lonesome Jubilee
    DIO - Holy Diver / Last In Line
    The Firm - s/t
    Billy Squier - Don't Say No
    Peter Gabriel - So
    Genesis - Abacab
    ZZ Top - Eliminator
    AC/DC - Back In Black
    Zebra - s/t
    The Kinks - State Of Confusion
    The Cars - Shake It Up / Heartbreak City
    Prince - Around The World In A Day / Sign 'O' The Times
    Police - Zenyatta Mendatta / Ghosts In The Machine / Synchronicity


    Well...that's all I could think of at the moment...and yeah, there are some notables missing, but I'm taking the question to its literal hilt and listing '80s albums that I actually listened to in the '80s.

    I know as soon as I hit the submit reply button I'll go, "Doh!"

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    Ok, so what are 80's songs and or artists that we still listen to today? Are there people on this list that are still making valuable contributions to the world of music???

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    Quote Originally Posted by superpanavision70mm
    Ok, so what are 80's songs and or artists that we still listen to today? Are there people on this list that are still making valuable contributions to the world of music???
    Good question!

    The hard fact is, there are only about 10 of these albums I still listen to, and only three or four of these artists have continued to make albums past the '80s or '90s...and only one or two of them as of late.

    BTW: Where's your list?

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    Well, I don't have a list yet...but I guess I could make one here quickly...

    Don Henley's BUILDING A PERFECT BEAST
    Metallica's MASTER OF PUPPETS
    David Bowie's LET'S DANCE & SCARY MONSTERS
    Sting's THE DREAM OF THE BLUE TURTLES
    Tears for Fears SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR
    Depeche Mode MUSIC FOR THE MASSES
    Alan Parsons Project EYE IN THE SKY
    Billy Idol WHIPLASH SMILE
    Queen THE GAME
    Peter Gabriel SO
    Beastie Boys LICENSE TO ILL
    Run DMC RAISING HELL
    Aerosmith PERMANANT VACATION
    John Mellencamp AMERICAN FOOL
    Bryan Adams CUTS LIKE A KNIFE
    Echo & The Bunnymen OCEAN RAIN
    Culture Club COLOUR BY NUMBERS
    Neil Young FREEDOM
    Van Halen 1984
    Air Supply LOST IN LOVE
    Rush MOVING PICTURES and SIGNALS
    Elvis Costello IMPERIAL BEDROOM
    Paul Simon GRACELAND
    AC/DC DIRTY DEEDS DONE DIRT CHEAP
    The Scorpions LOVE AT FIRST STING
    Public Enemy IT TAKES A NATION OF MILLIONS TO HOLD US BACK
    Deep Purple PERFECT STRANGERS
    Moody Blues THE OTHER SIDE OF LIFE
    Human League DARE!
    Whitney Houston Self Titled
    Tom Petty FULL MOON FEVER
    Lindsey Buckingham LAW AND ORDER
    Stevie Nicks BELLA DONNA
    The Cure THE HEAD ON THE DOOR
    The Smiths THE QUEEN IS DEAD
    New Order TECHNIQUE
    U2 WAR
    The Cars HEARTBEAT CITY
    A-Ha HUNTING HIGH AND LOW
    Naked Eyes BURNING BRIDGES
    Alphaville FOREVER YOUNG
    Toto TOTO IV
    The Red Hot Chili Peppers MOTHER'S MILK

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    Wow, this thread started poorly for me...

    Quote Originally Posted by Stone
    The entire catalog of The Smiths and the following come to mind:

    Close Lobsters - What Is There To Smile About
    Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
    Black Flag - Damaged
    Suicidal Tendencies - s/t
    Misfits - Walk Among Us
    Violent Femmes - s/t
    Oingo Boingo - Only a Lad
    Hoodoo Gurus - Stoneage Romeos
    Pixies - Surfer Rosa
    Husker Du - New Day Rising; Flip Your Wig; Warehouse
    Talking Heads - Remain In Light
    Stone Roses - s/t
    The Cure - The Head On the Door
    The Replacements - Let It Be; Tim; Pleased To Meet Me
    Jesus and Mary Chain - Psychocandy; Darklands
    Jane's Addiction - s/t; Nothing's Shocking
    Fugazi - s/t EP
    Devo - Freedom Of Choice
    Connells - Boylan Heights
    Wonder Stuff - The Eight Legged Groove Machine
    Corrosion of Conformity - Technocracy EP
    Wild Swans - Bringing Home the Ashes
    The The - Infected
    Lucinda Williams - s/t
    Metallica - Master of Puppets
    Minutemen - Double Nickels on the Dime
    Rites of Spring - s/t

    I'm sure I forgot some.
    ...until you and J came by and laid down some great titles. I think we good fit the Dream Syndicate in there somewhere, and maybe Richard and Linda Thompson's "Shoot Out the Lights".


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