song recomendations please, 80's

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    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.

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    Re: song recomendations please, 80's

    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
    A Flock Of Seagulls
    Lotus Eaters (Actually they kind of have a R.E.M. ish' thing going I suppose)
    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
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    Re: song recomendations please, 80's

    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
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    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....
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    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
    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!!
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    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
    Talking heads
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    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:

    Phil Collins/Genesis
    Soft Cell: Tainted Love
    Human League
    Pet Shop Boys
    Culture Club
    Dire Straits
    The Police/Sting
    Peter Gabriel
    Tears for Fears
    Aha: Take Me On
    Van Halen
    Bon Jovi
    Bryan Adams
    Bruce Springsteen
    Beastie Boys
    Run DMC
    The Clash
    Go Go's
    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
    Michael Jackson
    New Edtion
    Pat Benatar
    Belinda Carlile
    Stacey Q

    Edit: Remembered another - UB40
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    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!
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    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.
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    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.
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    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??"

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    duran duran
    new order
    gary numan
    flock of seagulls
    Fingers INC
    Francois Kervokian
    Black Uhuru
    Minor Threat
    Talking Heads/TomTom Club
    Arthur Baker

    AND..... Michael Jackson!!!

    just a few that pop into my mind

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    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!
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    Petshop Boys
    Duran Duran
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    Lloyd Cole and The Commotions
    Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (the best IMHO)
    Love and Rockets
    Sinead O'Connor
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    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 ;)
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    some lesser known and big bands from the end of 70s/early 80s:
    Red Rider/Tom Cochrane
    Bryan Adams
    Billy Idol
    Sass Jordan
    The Boss
    Van Halen
    David Bowie
    Guns N Roses
    AC/DC...cant forget that ;)

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