The 1980s are a highly underrated decade for music

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28 Sep 2022, 9:11 am

This wasn't a hit (#82 in the UK) but should have been imo:


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28 Sep 2022, 10:52 am

Rossall wrote:
This wasn't a hit (#82 in the UK) but should have been imo:



Love it! Good blend of male and female voices. Happy, but with sad undertones. Shouda been a hit.

It competed with two other songs from the same era, with similar themes, but both were more overtly dark.

One was also British, the other song was American.




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28 Sep 2022, 12:39 pm

There is only one rock channel I can pick up on the truck radio and it’s all bad eighties pop music.Stuff I hated when I first heard it ,and I still hate it.


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28 Sep 2022, 2:05 pm

Yes...we do hafta confront the Turkies of the era. Including this song... tops many lists as the worst song of all time!


https://youtu.be/K1b8AhIsSYQ



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28 Sep 2022, 5:20 pm

On the same station a crazed preacher runs an ad that Rock and Roll is the true highway to hell and leads everyone to Satan. :lol:


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28 Sep 2022, 7:58 pm



I saw the Diver Down tour in 1982. :heart:



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29 Sep 2022, 9:37 am

naturalplastic wrote:
Yes...we do hafta confront the Turkies of the era. Including this song... tops many lists as the worst song of all time!


https://youtu.be/K1b8AhIsSYQ

Even the great ones have clunkers


A better song on the same theme


Maybe the best


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29 Sep 2022, 9:57 am



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03 Oct 2022, 10:19 pm

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It's strange how certain music can sound better four decades later.

Yeah I am 39 and starting to get older.

"In my day, we didn't ______" is probably a phrase I will start saying soon.

The 1980s definitely a happy decade for me personally, and the 1990s started a rain of crap on my life. My mother died in 1990 when I was 7 and the 1990s were this depressing slog. The 1990s Nirvana "I want to kill myself" music appealed to me at that time.

But I am happier now and what surprises me is Nirvana sounds completely different to me now. They used to be my favorite band when I was like 15. Now I am finding myself liking Depeche Mode over Nirvana, if I had to choose which songs to take with me on an interstellar flight.



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04 Oct 2022, 1:46 am

I always admired and was a 1970s enthusiast over 80s.



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04 Oct 2022, 2:13 am




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04 Oct 2022, 11:37 am



Terrorizer's 1989 classic World Downfall.


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