Favourite Bands from the 80's?

 
    • Chadwick88 a dit :...
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    • 16 déc. 2006, 16h20m
    The House of Love
    New Order
    Big Country
    The Spoons
    Ultravox
    The Church
    Indochine

  • Talking Heads
    Joy Division/New Order
    We Have A Fuzzbox And We're Not Afraid To Use It
    The Church
    Tears for fuckin' Fears!
    and yeah, Indochine

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  • lamejoketeller said:
    Tears for fuckin' Fears!


    I've not seen such an enthusiastic endorsement outside of Metallica. Well done.

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    • DJGVale a dit :...
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    • 25 déc. 2006, 17h26m

    Impossible to say...

    I'd rather choose some of them: Depeche Mode and Pet Shop Boys, with New Order coming right after them... But also Tears for Fears, Level 42, a-ha (the first one I really became fan!), Smiths, Cure...

    I also have to mention brazilian rock act Legião Urbana.

    "I have learned that to be with those I like is enough."
    (Walt Whitman)
    • fabfranco a dit :...
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    Duran Duran
    Depeche Mode
    The Smiths
    Alphaville
    Bronski Beat
    Wham!
    Re-Flex
    Strawberry Switchblade
    The Cure
    Echo & The Bunnymen
    New Order
    Joy Division
    Classix Nouveaux

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  • Depeche Mode
    Frankie Goes To Hollywood
    Propaganda
    Pet Shop Boys
    Duran Duran
    The Cure
    Madonna
    Ultravox
    Visage
    U2 (only early stuff)

    • cunnilinux a dit :...
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    • 8 jan. 2007, 17h37m
    fields of the nephilim
    siouxsie & the banshees
    the cure
    /* earliest */ cocteau twins
    bauhaus
    dead kennedys
    cassandra complex
    klaus nomi

    /* when i was teen, i loved psychic tv, coil, laibach, einstürzende neubauten... but i can't stand that kind of music since i went into techno & reggae/dub stuff */

    • HTUK a dit :...
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    • 11 jan. 2007, 13h34m
    A-Ha
    Big Country
    Dire Straits
    Genesis
    Howard Jones
    Level 42
    Living in a Box
    Nik Kershaw
    Pet Shop Boys
    Simple Minds
    Talk Talk
    Talking Heads
    Tears for Fears
    The Smiths
    U2
    ... to name just the main ones.

    Some of those predate the 80s, but it's their 80s era material I most like and more often listen to to this day.

  • Duran Duran
    Depeche Mode
    Talking Heads
    U2(only 80' stuff)
    Pet Shop Boys...etc

    I Really like You A Lot ! :)
    • FanExpress a dit :...
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    • 1 fév. 2007, 19h27m
    Devo
    Dinosaur Jr
    Talking Heads
    XTC
    The Cure
    New Order
    Mission of Burma
    Wire
    Pixies
    Joy Division
    The Smiths

    What a decade!! xD

  • Chadwick88 said:
    The House of Love
    New Order
    Big Country
    The Spoons
    Ultravox
    The Church
    Indochine


    Big Country! Oh my god, I had utterly forgotten about them until I read this. How amazing were they? I just googled them and found their website, off down memory lane I go. :-) Sadly it appears the Stuart Adamson died in 2001.

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    • trent576 a dit :...
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    • 7 fév. 2007, 20h31m
    has gotta be Yazoo!!!

  • Moved to tears, driven to listen.

    The music was the lifeline that somehow reached me at my nihilistic nadir. It was 1978 and junior high school was excruciating, music was terrible, and I was just learning to use my fists to stop the madness inflicted on me by other kids. Difference then was the same as difference now, something to be hated, avoided, and driven out. The music didn't pull me out of the madness, but it lended me buoyancy and kept me from being assimilated.

    I found in music what I hadn't found anywhere else--a sense of true intellect, beauty, and fun. Politics, sex, love, anger, violence, it was all there in the songs. The lyrics were intently listened to and the melody was something immediately recognizable as not of the society that hated me. All it asked was that you listened and if you liked it, you were accepted. "I sit and wait alone, in my room." Yaz

    The few other punks in my neighborhood were beginning to clump together. We were becoming aware, in this subdivided suburb north of Detroit, that the music was being made. We were too young for cars, concerts, or much of anything, but we had turntables and with our meager earnings from mowing lawns or delivering newspapers, had just enough to buy the new imports in their thick plastic sleeves, so different from the cellophane shrinkwrapped garbage that was being shoveled into the gullets of the consumers of the day. Before long, it was 1979 and then 1980 and we were collecting Crass singles, Wire, New Order, XTC, public image, etc. We were so thrilled and would put the headphones on, alone in our rooms, feeling the words and music fill our heads. This lead to long conversations in the woods, in bedrooms, and walking the streets. We thought about what they were saying and we were raging in our own way, our hormones running amuck and our bodies in rebellion.

    The high school years were some of the most creative and outcast years we had experienced thus far. I will continue this in a few days.

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    "'Course they do, course they do!"
    "Do they owe us a living?"
    "'Course they fucking do!"
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    • 15 fév. 2007, 1h00m
    NENA AND PETER SCHILLING R.U.L.E.Z !!!! YEAH

    • MoodIndigo a dit :...
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    • 18 fév. 2007, 4h44m
    To name a few: The Smiths, Siouxsie and the Banshees, Depeche mode, Bauhaus, the Cure, Duran Duran, a-Ha, Rod Stewart, Dire straits, Communards, Bronski Beat, Devo...

    ...and how could I forget to place Ultravox in this list!

    (btw...vinyl?)

    Footloose & fancy free
    Rod Stewart
  • Favourite Bands from the 80's?

    So where does one start? I moved to Germany in '77 just as punk was breaking the first windows. Yet living in D gave me a different insight to music than I would've had back in the UK. In retrospect, it wasn't a bad relocation. So lots of favourites. I could write a very looong list and still be missing a few, but here goes:

    Prince
    Depeche Mode
    Bel Canto
    A-ha
    Soft Cell
    Scritti Politti
    Black
    TJAMC
    Duran Duran
    The Bible
    Cocteau Twins
    New Order
    Danielle Dax
    Icehouse
    The Fall
    The Field Mice
    China Crisis
    Nik Kershaw
    Billy Idol
    Anna Domino
    Dead Can Dance
    The Bible
    Propaganda
    Madonna
    Talk Talk
    XTC
    The Smiths
    Depeche Mode
    Heaven 17
    Frazier Chorus
    Hall & Oates
    David Sylvian
    Japan
    Jeanne Mas
    Dissidenten
    Fields of the Nephilim
    The Cure
    Steely Dan (yes, they were still around)
    Imagination
    A Flock of Seagulls
    Level 42
    Simple Minds
    Wendy & Lisa
    Drum Theatre
    and Depeche Mode.
    and the list goes on, and on. I have at least one album for every one, vinyl or CD. But let's call it a day for now.

    • eroxo a dit :...
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    • 2 mars 2007, 21h01m
    Dead Can Dance and New Order (although i prefer them prior to Ian Curtis' suicide, as Joy Division, but they're 70's...)

    • jay_f_k a dit :...
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    • 14 mars 2007, 17h18m
    Duran Duran,Depeche Mode,Cure,Madness, The Jam, Smiths, New Order, Tears for Fears, Simple Minds, Ultravox, Blancmange

    We need to get some of these bands in the top 400 chart here in lastfm. Only like 4 of them are in the charts and ranked rather low

    • [Utilisateur supprimé] a dit :...
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    • 18 mars 2007, 12h00m
    Most of my stuff it's from the 80s!

    Depeche Mode
    Pet Shop Boys
    Madonna (I like her 80s career than her other works)
    Simple Minds
    The Human League
    A-ha
    ...
    and so forth :P

    • waveshock a dit :...
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    • 21 mars 2007, 18h22m
    Pet shop boys, Queen, The communards, Rick Astley, INXS, Spagna...

    Posees aquello que puedes salvar en un naufragio
    • Raphaelxxx a dit :...
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    • 22 mars 2007, 4h23m
    black flag
    the smiths
    sonic youth
    jfa
    minor threat
    guns and roses
    run d.m.c
    void
    descendents

    and others

    Jazz for Hooligans
  • My list of favorite 80s bands that I still listen to today:

    INXS
    Cyndi Lauper
    Howard Jones
    Billy Joel
    Heart

    • AdamAntzx a dit :...
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    • 17 mai 2007, 6h37m
    Queen
    Journey
    Styx
    Rush
    Duran Duran
    Kraftwerk
    Men at Work
    Emerson, Lake & Palmer
    Electric Light Orchestra
    Boney M
    Tears for Fears

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  • Kim Wilde
    Nena
    Yazoo
    Depeche Mode
    Modern Talking
    Eurythmics

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