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slipper
Dec 5, 2003, 02:35 PM
hey guys, the 80's is a little bit before my time as i am a a998 high school grad however i still love listening to the music. i would much appreciate it if you could give any recommendations from and similarly to Sting, REM, lionel, etc.

thanks

iGav
Dec 5, 2003, 02:54 PM
Originally posted by slipper
hey guys, the 80's is a little bit before my time as i am a a998 high school grad however i still love listening to the music. i would much appreciate it if you could give any recommendations from and similarly to Sting, REM, lionel, etc.

thanks

We've Got A Fuzzbox And We're Gonna Use It! ;) :eek: :D but they sound nothing like R.E.M. or Sting.... :p

I'd say buy 'Duran Duran - Greatest' cos, the Durannies are going to be huge in '04! just like '84 my man! :D

You'd like 'The Smiths' me thinks, maybe look at the bands that R.E.M and The Smiths influenced, like Ride, or The Sundays, or James.

If you want the essential 80's experience though, I'd start with....

Duran Duran
Ultravox
Animotion
Blancmange
A Flock Of Seagulls
Lotus Eaters (Actually they kind of have a R.E.M. ish' thing going I suppose)
Japan
Tears For Fears
Tubeway Army
The Thompson Twins
Icicle Works
Talk Talk

All have done atleast 1 cool track, and most only the 1.... heheheh!, also you'll need 1 luminous Yellow sock, and 1 luminous Green, big rule of the 80's... never wear matching luminous socks. ;) :D :p :p

pivo6
Dec 5, 2003, 05:40 PM
Originally posted by slipper
hey guys, the 80's is a little bit before my time as i am a a998 high school grad however i still love listening to the music. i would much appreciate it if you could give any recommendations from and similarly to Sting, REM, lionel, etc.

thanks

If you're in the U.S., you should watch "I Love the 80's" on VH1. Plenty of recommendations there. Gav had good suggestions. I would just add:

Simple Minds
Naked Eyes

wolfpacker
Dec 5, 2003, 09:45 PM
The Cure: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintigration
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead, Strangeways Here We Come
REM - Murmur, Reckoning, Document, Life's Rich Pageant
Psychedelic Furs - All of this and nothing (greatest hits)
The Police - Synchronicity, Outlandos de Amour, Regatta de Blanc, Ghost in the Machine
Clash - London Calling
Elvis Costello - get a greatest hits
Jane's Addiction - Nothing Shocking
The Cult - Love, Electric
Depeche Mode - Violator, 101
Jesus and Mary Chain -
Living Colour - Vivid
New Order - Substance
Peter Murphy - Deep
Pixies - Doolittle, Bossanova, Surfer Rosa
Prince - Purple Rain, 1999
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk
U2 - Joshua Tree, War, Boy
Replacements - Let it Be, Pleased to Meet Me
Rush - Moving Pictures
Guns n Roses - Appetite For Destruction

just to start....

gemio17
Dec 8, 2003, 01:16 PM
Here's some starters-some may be early 90's but that's sort of the same right??

Bon Jovi-shot thru the heart, livin on a prayer,wanted dead or alive, you give love a bad name
Journey-Don't stop believin, who's cryin now
Cory Hart-I wear my sunglasses at night
Men at Work-Down Under
Michael Jackson-all
Tone Loc-Funky cold Medina, wild thing
Toto-Africa
Peter Gabriel
Madonna-immaculate collection of greats
Depeche Mode-Enjoy the silence
Air Supply-Even the nights are better, making love out of nothing at all
Tears For Fears-Everybody wants to rule the world
Bangles-eternal flame
Cyndi Lauper-time after time, all thru the night, true colors
Poison-greatest hits!!
BellBivDeVoe-Poison

sketchy
Dec 9, 2003, 09:21 AM
Originally posted by wolfpacker
The Cure: Kiss Me, Kiss Me, Kiss Me and Disintigration
The Smiths - The Queen is Dead, Strangeways Here We Come
REM - Murmur, Reckoning, Document, Life's Rich Pageant
Psychedelic Furs - All of this and nothing (greatest hits)
The Police - Synchronicity, Outlandos de Amour, Regatta de Blanc, Ghost in the Machine
Clash - London Calling
Elvis Costello - get a greatest hits
Jane's Addiction - Nothing Shocking
The Cult - Love, Electric
Depeche Mode - Violator, 101
Jesus and Mary Chain -
Living Colour - Vivid
New Order - Substance
Peter Murphy - Deep
Pixies - Doolittle, Bossanova, Surfer Rosa
Prince - Purple Rain, 1999
Red Hot Chili Peppers - Mothers Milk
U2 - Joshua Tree, War, Boy
Replacements - Let it Be, Pleased to Meet Me
Rush - Moving Pictures
Guns n Roses - Appetite For Destruction

just to start....

I'll add
Siouxsie And The Banshees - Peek A Boo, Cities in Dust
Pop Will Eat Itself - Any of it-- old is college Rock, newer is new wave
Eurythmics
madness
Talking heads

Awimoway
Dec 10, 2003, 01:42 AM
The 80's weren't really my thing, and I lived through all of them. So most of the following is my friend's words and list:

Yes the 80's were before your time. Most of the recommendations you've recieved are fine. But here is some additional required listening:

B-52's
Phil Collins/Genesis
Berlin
Soft Cell: Tainted Love
Human League
Pet Shop Boys
Culture Club
Wham
Dire Straits
The Police/Sting
Peter Gabriel
Tears for Fears
Inxs
Aha: Take Me On
Van Halen
Poison
Bon Jovi
Bryan Adams
Bruce Springsteen
Beastie Boys
Run DMC
The Clash
Bangles
Go Go's
Heart
Starship
Chicago
Howard Jones
Huey Lewis and the News
Mötley Crue
Billy Idol
Men without Hats
Echo and the Bunnymen
Men at Work
The Buggles: Video Killed the Radio Star
Cyndi Lauper
Billy Joel
Eurythmics
Michael Jackson
New Edtion
Pat Benatar
Belinda Carlile
Stacey Q

Edit: Remembered another - UB40

Tequila Grandma
Dec 15, 2003, 01:05 AM
Some of the best albums of the 1980's:

"Horse Rotorvator" by Coil
"Closer" by Joy Division
"Computer World" by Kraftwerk
"Black Celebration" by Depeche Mode
"Daydream Nation" by Sonic Youth
"Isn't Anything" by My Bloody Valentine"
"Power, Corruption, and Lies" by New Order (although be sure to listen to the original UK tracklisting, WITHOUT "Blue Monday", which was only released as a single, and was never supposed to be part of the album)
"Doolittle" by The Pixies
"The Head on the Door" by The Cure

There ya go! Now you can WIN!

lavar78
Dec 15, 2003, 08:38 AM
Crowded House - Crowded House
Temple Of Low Men - Crowded House

Temple is available on iTMS, but only 2 tracks from CH are. If you're looking for their biggest hit, "Don't Dream It's Over" (a.k.a. the "Hey Now, Hey Now" song), there's a live version from Neil Finn (the now-solo lead singer) from his 7 Worlds Collide CD on iTMS.

eyelikeart
Dec 15, 2003, 06:04 PM
Someone actually named Bell Biv Devoe. :eek:

Good try...but they were early 90's... ;)

U should go for The Wedding Singer Soudtrack if u want a great sample of 80's hits.

gemio17
Dec 18, 2003, 10:49 AM
Originally posted by eyelikeart
Someone actually named Bell Biv Devoe. :eek:

Good try...but they were early 90's... ;)


Which is why I started off my response with this disclaimer
"Here's some starters-some may be early 90's but that's sort of the same right??"

:D

vollspacken
Dec 28, 2003, 05:30 PM
kraftwerk
duran duran
new order
mantronix
gary numan
Prince
flock of seagulls
Fingers INC
Francois Kervokian
Black Uhuru
TSOL
Minor Threat
Talking Heads/TomTom Club
Yazoo
Arthur Baker
Sade

AND..... Michael Jackson!!!

just a few that pop into my mind

vSpacken

Duff-Man
Dec 28, 2003, 11:21 PM
Duff-Man says....the Stranglers "Aural Sculpture" and "Feline" are great early 80's disks.....and also Killing Joke's "Nightime" and "Brighter Than A Thousand Suns"......oh yeah!

TyWahn
Dec 29, 2003, 06:50 PM
Erasure
Petshop Boys
Duran Duran

MrSmith
Jan 13, 2004, 09:41 AM
Blondie
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (the best IMHO)
Love and Rockets
Sinead O'Connor
Visage

iGav
Jan 13, 2004, 10:33 AM
Originally posted by MrSmith
Blondie
Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (the best IMHO)
Love and Rockets
Sinead O'Connor
Visage

OMD ruled.... I've got their Peel Sessions 79-83 CD, 'Enola Gay' is just like seriously lo-fi compared to the studio version yet 'Electricity' is totally spot on ;) both retain a simplistic charm to them.

Visage were mucho underrated IMHO, especially the 'Anvil' album... that was laced with some serious synths and guitar work... but what do you expect from the Uvox and Magazine main men! :D Visage started it all....

I'd also add Midge Ure to my original '80's list, 'The Gift', and 'Answers' are 2 storming solo albums. ;) :D and the guy is a genius guitar player ;)

SilvorX
Jan 13, 2004, 03:59 PM
some lesser known and big bands from the end of 70s/early 80s:
Trooper
Streetheart
Loverboy
Red Rider/Tom Cochrane
Styx
Queen
Boston
Bryan Adams
Billy Idol
Sass Jordan
The Boss
Van Halen
David Bowie
Guns N Roses
Aerosmith
AC/DC...cant forget that ;)