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Axelton
8th July 07, 11:08 PM
Whats everyone favorite band from the 80s?(I wish we would bring back the 80s already, it had the best musical talent IMO). I'd have to say Ratt. Ratt and roll baby!

WarPhalange
9th July 07, 12:02 AM
Iron Maiden, Manowar, Slayer, Metal Church, Metallica, Megadeth, pretty much all good metal came from the 80's.

Steve
9th July 07, 12:20 AM
Whats everyone favorite band from the 80s?(I wish we would bring back the 80s already, it had the best musical talent IMO). I'd have to say Ratt. Ratt and roll baby!

I know someone who would love you if he was gay.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
9th July 07, 12:39 AM
no one, the 80s was terrible

Steve
9th July 07, 12:52 AM
How would you know?

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
9th July 07, 01:11 AM
residual movies, music, and people

ojgsxr6
9th July 07, 01:15 AM
I swear I'm not gay, but I just realized how many songs I like from Erasure. OK it's only 3, but it's still a lot for an 80's band.

Steve
9th July 07, 01:23 AM
I have doubts.

ojgsxr6
9th July 07, 02:56 AM
So does my dad. But honestly, how am I supposed to tell the difference between lip gloss and chapstick?

Steve
9th July 07, 03:22 AM
By where you apply them.

emboesso
9th July 07, 07:21 AM
I'm not a metal fan, so for me the 80s were a parade of pop bands and one-hit wonders.

Their gheyness aside, "Culture Club" had a pretty creative sound, well-produced, good percussion parts, and smooth harmonies. "Church Of The Poisoned Mind" was not really a hit, but a great tune nonetheless.

anarki13
9th July 07, 10:18 AM
Iron Maiden, Manowar, Slayer, Metal Church, Metallica, Megadeth, pretty much all good metal came from the 80's.

Amen.

erm.. you forgot PANTERA!

also: rockwise: AC/DC, Aerosmith.

my absolute favorite: Stevie Ray Vaughan & Double Trouble.

Sun Wukong
9th July 07, 10:44 AM
no, no, not aerosmith. i hate aerosmith.


i always think of blackie lawless whenever i think of 80's bands. not the best, but certainly the best thorn in the side of Tipper Gore. It's totally Al's fault he married such a harpy... but i forgive him.

KhorneliusPraxx
9th July 07, 12:15 PM
http://static.last.fm/proposedimages/original/6/1006525/22682.jpghttp://i21.photobucket.com/albums/b262/uncle_alex/oingo_boingo.jpghttp://www.80smusiclyrics.com/images/boingo.jpghttp://image.listen.com/img/356x237/3/4/2/9/509243_356x237.jpghttp://www.kevdo.com/boingo/danny.jpghttp://images.amazon.com/images/P/B000002O2E.01.LZZZZZZZ.jpghttp://www.perrific.com/cds/covers/oingo.jpghttp://eur.i1.yimg.com/eur.yimg.com/xp/premiere_photo/20050906/09/46705900.jpghttp://www.usfestivals.com/performers/oingoboingo/ob1.jpghttp://www.yamoslair.com/pics/oblogo.gifhttp://www.bsnpubs.com/aandm/irs74000.jpghttp://static.rateyourmusic.com/album_images/s31081.jpg


Oh, and incase you haven't figured it out...

Here is my dog, Boingo.

anarki13
9th July 07, 03:17 PM
no, no, not aerosmith. i hate aerosmith...

well, truth is, not much Aerosmith as much as Joe Perry (ZOMG! Joe Perry #1)
and those Tyler genes ;)

http://www.poster.net/tyler-liv/tyler-liv-photo-liv-tyler-6207094.jpg

also, correcting myself earlier: Pantera DID start in the 80's, but the stuff i like was mostly done after 1990 (after the arrival of Phil Anselmo)

so sry if the inclusion was wrong.

WarPhalange
9th July 07, 06:27 PM
I was about to say, Pantera was more 90's.

MEGA JESUS-SAMA
9th July 07, 07:07 PM
Not to mention dead.

frumpleswift
9th July 07, 07:43 PM
The tyler genes fuglied that girl up something awful.

Does Rush count as 70's, 80's or 90's?

WarPhalange
9th July 07, 07:54 PM
I didn't put Rush in because they were already successful in the 70's.

frumpleswift
9th July 07, 08:36 PM
okay...in that case um...the 80's did not have many consistenly good bands. there were many great songs but a lot of crap to boot. The 70's would have been even worse, but it can claim Pink Floyd, Rush, Queen, and Bowie. Technically Oingo Boingo would be 70's too, with the whole Mystic Knights thing.

Then it is not until the 90's that you get Dream Theater, Tool, Soundgarden, etc.

So basically the 80's had a bunch of one hit wonders and Metallica.

Edit: And while we are talking eras, the 60's gave us Simon and Garfunkel, which is one of the best groups ever.

anarki13
9th July 07, 09:02 PM
The tyler genes fuglied that girl up something awful..
Nooooooooo! :)


hmmm..

oh: Guns n Roses?

frumpleswift
9th July 07, 09:20 PM
What does Guns n Roses have to do with Liv Tyler being fugly? I mean if her father was Slash she would certainly look even worse, but it really doesn't matter, Steve Tyler's ugliness did enough damage.

anarki13
9th July 07, 11:38 PM
What does Guns n Roses have to do with Liv Tyler being fugly? I mean if her father was Slash she would certainly look even worse, but it really doesn't matter, Steve Tyler's ugliness did enough damage.

no no no you got me wrong there:

GnR doesnt have anything to do with Tyler, i just read your comments here


The tyler genes fuglied that girl up something awful.

Does Rush count as 70's, 80's or 90's?

and here:


okay...in that case um...the 80's did not have many consistenly good bands. there were many great songs but a lot of crap to boot. The 70's would have been even worse, but it can claim Pink Floyd, Rush, Queen, and Bowie. Technically Oingo Boingo would be 70's too, with the whole Mystic Knights thing.

Then it is not until the 90's that you get Dream Theater, Tool, Soundgarden, etc.

So basically the 80's had a bunch of one hit wonders and Metallica.

Edit: And while we are talking eras, the 60's gave us Simon and Garfunkel, which is one of the best groups ever.

and so was trying to find another good 80's band and messed up with my answer..
thass all :)

KhorneliusPraxx
10th July 07, 07:33 AM
Technically Oingo Boingo would be 70's too, with the whole Mystic Knights thing.
Somebody looked at a Wiki timeline and has know idea what they are talking about.

"Early success for the group came in 1980 with the song "Only a Lad" from their eponymous EP. The song aired frequently in Los Angeles on KROQ and complemented the station's then-unusual New Wave format. Although the song was classified as New Wave and was compared to Devo, Oingo Boingo defied easy categorization. Their use of exotic percussion, a three piece horn section, unconventional scales and harmony, and surrealistic imagery was an unusual combination. Following regional success of "Only a Lad," the group released its first full length album, also titled Only a Lad, in 1981. Oingo Boingo also appeared in the 1981 film Longshot, performing their unreleased song "I've Got To Be Entertained".
Cult success followed, especially in Southern California. The band, recording for A&M Records, released albums in 1982 (Nothing To Fear) and 1983 (Good For Your Soul) that continued to draw comparisons to Devo and later, Wall of Voodoo.
A dispute with A&M led to Danny Elfman cutting a 'solo' record in 1984 for MCA -- in fact, it was a group effort released under Elfman's name simply to circumvent a clause in Oingo Boingo's A&M contract. Subsequently, the band was allowed to record under their own name for MCA.
[edit]Oingo Boingo: The MCA Years (1985-1990)
With the move to MCA, the band made two personnel switches: Mike Bacich took over on keyboards from departing member Richard Gibbs, and John Avila replaced Kerry Hatch on bass.
The group's first MCA album (1985's Dead Man's Party) contained Oingo Boingo's first real hit singles, which included "Weird Science" and "Just Another Day". However, it was exposure in motion pictures, not on radio or MTV, that really catapulted the band into the public eye.
To this day, Oingo Boingo is probably best known for appearing on a number of soundtracks in the early- to mid-1980s. Their most well-known song, "Weird Science", was written for the John Hughes movie of the same name, and was later included on Dead Man's Party. The song was one of the band's least favorites. It was rushed out of the studio for the film before they were finished with it, and it was almost never performed live.
Later, the band made an appearance playing their hit "Dead Man's Party" on stage in the movie Back to School. Three more songs from Dead Man's Party were used in soundtracks: the song "No One Lives Forever" was featured in Tobe Hooper's The Texas Chainsaw Massacre Part 2, "Stay" was used as the theme music for the popular Brazilian soap opera Top Model, and "Just Another Day" opened the 1985 film adaptation of S.E. Hinton's That Was Then, This Is Now. (for more soundtrack appearances, see below under "Soundtracks and references in popular culture")
Oingo Boingo's 1987 album BOI-NGO didn't make a huge impression on the charts. After this album, Bacich was replaced by new keyboardist Carl Graves.
The band's 1988 release Boingo Alive was actually recorded live on a soundstage, with no studio audience, and contained a selection of songs from earlier albums, plus two new compositions. The Boingo Alive track "Winning Side" became a #14 hit on US Modern Rock radio stations.
Beginning with 1985's Pee-wee's Big Adventure, Oingo Boingo vocalist and composer Danny Elfman had been scoring major motion pictures with increasing frequency. On 1990's Dark at the End of the Tunnel Elfman's growing orchestral soundtrack career was obviously playing a big part in his songwriting. Unfortunately, the college party fan base Boingo had developed over the years wasn't ready for such a leap in maturity and the album met with limited commercial success."

In case you missed that, I will repeat..."Following regional success of "Only a Lad," the group released its first full length album, also titled Only a Lad, in 1981."

Sun Wukong
10th July 07, 07:37 AM
Not to mention dead.

well, when dime bag darryl got killed it kinda made it hard for them to release any new material.

KhorneliusPraxx
10th July 07, 07:39 AM
Don't challenge me on these things, or I will have Boingo hypnotis you.

anarki13
10th July 07, 10:29 AM
well, when dime bag darryl got killed it kinda made it hard for them to release any new material.
tell me about it.
at least they didn't stay together long enough to do a St.Anger. pfft.

fes_fsa
10th July 07, 12:09 PM
i have favorites... but not a favorite. duran duran, the cure, depeche mode, oingo boingo, tears for fears, the clash, suicidal tendencies, art of noise...........

does it have to be actual bands?

Yiktin Voxbane
10th July 07, 12:24 PM
Dead Kennedeys
Anti-Nowhere League

Fearless Ukemi
10th July 07, 01:53 PM
http://i26.photobucket.com/albums/c137/mchalmers002/wzombie0.jpg

Fearless Ukemi
10th July 07, 03:01 PM
I'm not even sure if I should consider them an 80's band since they didn't release anything worth listening to until 1992.

frumpleswift
10th July 07, 04:39 PM
i have favorites... but not a favorite. duran duran, the cure, depressed mode, oingo boingo, tears for fears, the clash, suicidal tendencies, art of noise...........

does it have to be actual bands?

by any chance do you look like this?

http://www.dearbloodymary.com/images/turning_goth_girl_lg.jpg

Kiko
10th July 07, 04:58 PM
Faves at the top, but I remember all these sorta fondly for some reason or another..
The Police
Dire Straits
Pet Shop Boys
Thompson Twins
Robert Palmer
Elvis Costello
A-Ha
Asia
Billy Squier
Alan Parsons Project
Howard Jones
A Flock of Seagulls
The Fixx
Fine Young Cannibals
Bruce Hornsby & the Range
Men at Work
Men Without Hats
Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
The Power Station
Hall & Oates
Stray Cats
Talking Heads
Traveling Wilburys
Wang Chung
Wham!
ZZ Top

frumpleswift
10th July 07, 05:02 PM
Faves at the top, but I remember all these sorta fondly for some reason or another..
Fine Young Cannibals


Roland was great on Highlander

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/7c/250px-Roland_Gift_Xavier_St_Cloud.jpg

Kiko
10th July 07, 05:03 PM
I just remember "Good Thing" and "She Drives Me Crazy".

frumpleswift
10th July 07, 05:06 PM
He was all about Xavier St.Cloud

LX8VD69
15th July 07, 12:09 PM
id have to say the best 3 bands from the 80s are ACDC, cold chisel and guns and roses

cheers adam

KhorneliusPraxx
16th July 07, 07:50 AM
While working on my Knights of Tzeentch, I listened to The Smiths and Morrissey all weekend (very Loudly).

billy sol hurok
16th July 07, 08:24 AM
Roland was great on Highlander

http://content.answers.com/main/content/wp/en/thumb/7/7c/250px-Roland_Gift_Xavier_St_Cloud.jpg

Also decent in Sammy and Rosie Get Laid. (http://us.imdb.com/title/tt0093913/)

frumpleswift
18th July 07, 09:14 PM
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and (not 80s but) an awesome cover
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And I do realize the irony of posting music from an album released in 1990 on an 80's band thread...but Queensryche was definitely 80's

Bukow
18th July 07, 09:41 PM
Rudi Peni, Jane's Addiction, Metallica (up through Master of Puppets,) The Cure, The Smiths, Echo & The Bunnymen, the Lime Spiders, Prince, Slayer, off the top of my head.

Halfrican
18th July 07, 11:34 PM
Depeche Mode

Olorin
19th July 07, 01:24 AM
Wham!

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If I ever had a fight I wold use this as my entrance music just to fuck with people.

bob
19th July 07, 01:41 AM
Pixies, The Cult, The Pogues, Dead Kennedys, The Cure, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, Red Hot Chilli Peppers, Joy Division, Nick Cave, Jesus and Mary Chain

Neildo
19th July 07, 04:26 PM
Oh i get to be the one?


I do?

Oh goody.

http://www.bullshido.net/gallery/data/500/nwa.jpg

Fuck tha police
Comin straight from the underground
A Young nigga got it bad cuz I'm brown
And not the other color so police think
They have the authority to kill a minority

frumpleswift
19th July 07, 06:09 PM
Depressed Mode

Fixed

Goldenmane
20th July 07, 10:20 AM
Technically speaking, AC/DC would be considered a '70's band, surely? Bon Scott died in 1980. High Voltage was '75, Highway to Hell was '79.

Or are we counting them as '80's because Brian Johnson took over the mic after Scott's death and Back in Black (their first album with Johnson fronting) was their biggest seller?

Hey, I like both incarnations of AccaDacca, but I'm just trying to clarify.

And Echo and the Bunnymen get a vote from me, too.

anarki13
20th July 07, 05:34 PM
Technically speaking, AC/DC would be considered a '70's band, surely? Bon Scott died in 1980. High Voltage was '75, Highway to Hell was '79.

Or are we counting them as '80's because Brian Johnson took over the mic after Scott's death and Back in Black (their first album with Johnson fronting) was their biggest seller?

Hey, I like both incarnations of AccaDacca, but I'm just trying to clarify.

And Echo and the Bunnymen get a vote from me, too.

well, me likey Back in Black the most, and i like Johnson's voice kinda more than Scott.. so.. :)

The_Tao
20th July 07, 07:15 PM
motorhead, metallica (period) , Slayer.

LX8VD69
20th July 07, 08:34 PM
[quote=anarki13i like Johnson's voice kinda more than Scott.. so.. :)[/quote]

wtf? how can you say brian johnson is a better front man for ACDC then bon scott, man are you smoking something? and besides let there be rock is the best album i reckon

Bukow
21st July 07, 12:03 PM
Bon Scott was incomparably cooler than redneck-hero Johnson.

anarki13
21st July 07, 02:45 PM
wtf? how can you say brian johnson is a better front man for ACDC then bon scott
i didnt say he was better, i said I like his voice kinda moar :)


man are you smoking something? and besides let there be rock is the best album i reckon
i am chewing on nicotine gum. does that count?



Bon Scott was incomparably cooler than redneck-hero Johnson.
sadly all i know of both of them is what's on wikipedia. on this side of the world we only get the music, more often than not, little is known about the musicians PERSONAL stuff.

...

relax friends, just as i (among millions) would say Metallica were good only until 1991, some guy would still come out saying St.Anger is the best there is.. no matter how WRONG that is, he still has a right to say that :)



speaking of Metallica, whatever the hell happened to their new album? supposedly out this year?

i'm still willing to give them the benefit of the doubt.

opinions?

couch13
2nd August 07, 05:32 PM
GN'R FTW

RaiNnyX4
3rd August 07, 12:53 AM
Metallica
Faith No More
Suicidal Tendencies
Duran Duran
Depeche Mode
The Cure
Prince
Beastie Boys