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The 1980's Music Scene!!
27 December 2017
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PurplishRain
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Hey Everybody. Here is a forum where you can talk about all of your favorite artists who were big in The 80's!!

 

My Favorites Include

Prince (If you haven't known that already)

Def Leppard

Motley Crue

Duran Duran

Joan Jett

George Michael/Wham!

Michael Jackson

David Bowie (Let's Dance Period was Awesome!)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (Yeah, he was big in the Late 70's, but had some 80s hits)

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PurplishRain said
Hey Everybody. Here is a forum where you can talk about all of your favorite artists who were big in The 80's!!

 

My Favorites Include

Prince (If you haven't known that already)

Def Leppard

Motley Crue

Duran Duran

Joan Jett

George Michael/Wham!

Michael Jackson

David Bowie (Let's Dance Period was Awesome!)

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers (Yeah, he was big in the Late 70's, but had some 80s hits)  

Thanks Purplish Rain (like that pic -- Fred Armisen did a phenomenal impression of Prince, and Maya Rudolph as his assistant was priceless):

I'm on an extended project to expand my musical horizons, and I'm always looking for new names of musicians & bands (new to me, that is) to sample.  Part of my project is to at least give some of these a chance -- listen to a few songs -- even if I have had a bias against them without really giving them a chance before.  Mostly they are names I've heard for years but never bothered to give a listen (I used to be quite snobby and think "I don't need to listen to that"). Bowie and Tom Petty I already appreciate, as well as Michael Jackson. But all the other names I will add to my list for sure.

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27 December 2017
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@Pineapple Records That's good to hear! I've been doing that a lot lately and have been finding myself enjoy artists i never thought i ever would. If you want any recommendations from these artists i will be glad to assist

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I love Let's Dance! I usually don't like 80s music too much, but David Bowie is always amazing.

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28 December 2017
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@Purplish Rain -- Thanks -- if you could recommend a song for each of these that would be great:

Def Leppard

Motley Crue

Duran Duran

Joan Jett

George Michael/Wham!

(I forgot to mention I also appreciate Prince and have already begun listening to a lot of his stuff)

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28 December 2017
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Yeah, Prince was almost certainly my favourite "big" 80s artist, the only one whose work sustained my interest throughout the decade. 

My other 80s faves were largely semi-underground rockers who didn't have a lot of commercial impact, particularly the Minutemen, Butthole Surfers, Replacements and Husker Du.

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29 December 2017
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If you want to know what Def Leppard is all about just listen to Pour Some Sugar On Me. I love that song. 

And @PurplishRain left off Van Halen from the list, my personal favorite 80s band. 

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OMG how could I forget Van Halen! one of the greatest six-pack of albums of alltime! I guess kinda subconsciously I think of them as more of a 70s-straddling-80s band. Also, I've liked none of the humourless Van Hagar stuff I've heard. 

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Von Bontee said
Yeah, Prince was almost certainly my favourite "big" 80s artist, the only one whose work sustained my interest throughout the decade. 

My other 80s faves were largely semi-underground rockers who didn't have a lot of commercial impact, particularly the Minutemen, Butthole Surfers, Replacements and Husker Du.  

Ah, more names for my list,thanks. I've heard of 3 of those, but not "Husker Du".

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Two letters: M J

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30 December 2017
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I'm not personally big on the 80s because classic rock died a death (deaths of Lennon, Bonham, Moon etc in the lead up and early years of the decade, split up of various bands, awful work from the Stones, Queen, Aerosmith etc) and was replaced by vomit worthy hair metal such as Bon Jovi (I can enjoy the odd song from these), Motley Crue, Cinderella, Poison etc. 

That said, I do love the 80s indie rock scene. You had the jangle pop revival with The Smiths followed by a host of imitators who made some brilliant obscure tracks.

Some of my favourites -

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3-2cfhfGjEw
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o_pe__cfziE
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cJRP3LRcUFg

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sir walter raleigh said 

And @PurplishRain left off Van Halen from the list, my personal favorite 80s band.   

I sure did didn't I? Well, I'll Throw them in the list too

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@Purplish Rain -- Thanks -- if you could recommend a song for each of these that would be great:

Def Leppard

Motley Crue

Duran Duran

Joan Jett

George Michael/Wham!

(I forgot to mention I also appreciate Prince and have already begun listening to a lot of his stuff)
  

Def Leppard- Pour Some Sugar On Me

Motley Crue- Dr. Feelgood and Kickstart My Heart

Duran Duran- Rio

Joan Jett- Crimson and Clover

George Michael- Faith

Wham!- Careless Whisper

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