View Full Version : NFT....Favorite 80's Band??

04-30-2001, 08:46 PM
Ok.. Not my favorite period in music history...just curious about fellow board members..

Here's a few of mine..

1. Metallica
2. Motley Crue
3. Def Leppard
4. Guns N Roses

More to come..

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 08:51 PM
Judas Priest
Michael Schenker Group
Van Halen (before DLR got an enormous ego...)

(barely 80's)
Boomtown Rats
The Tubes

Too many more to list, actually.

04-30-2001, 08:53 PM


also to many more, bu those top the list.

04-30-2001, 08:56 PM
Violent Femmes
Van Halen
Dead Milkmen
Tom Petty(semi-80's)


I saw Priest in Tulsa in the late 80's Turbo tour..
I also liked Anthrax, Megadeth, Slayer, Testament, Telsa, Ratt(i admit it "Lay it Down"),

04-30-2001, 08:56 PM
Guns N Roses, U2, the Cars, Bon Jovi, and Van Halen.

Zebedee DuBois
04-30-2001, 08:58 PM
Jethro Tull
Led Zeplin

Oh man!... wrong decade :D

04-30-2001, 09:01 PM
Mellencamp (Please don't use Cougar, it was a silly ploy)
Electric Light Orchestra (Jeff Lynne is still the best producer of the last quarter century)

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 09:01 PM
While we're on the music topic, Bob Dole obtained a copy of Tools unreleased single, <i>Schism</i> today. If you're of a mind, you can anon FTP to and wander to the "New Downloads" directory and grab a copy.

(Also help yourself to any of the other 2000+ tracks sitting there...or listen to the d@mned radio station in the sig.)

04-30-2001, 09:04 PM
Same as current:

John Mellencamp

04-30-2001, 09:04 PM
Ok gotta add

Bob Seger to that list also.

04-30-2001, 09:06 PM
it's about time Tool came out with some new stuff..I think Ive worn out my Aenema and Undertow disks..I did like A Perfect Circle

04-30-2001, 09:09 PM
Bob - Love the intro. I listen to a variety of stations while on the web and I must say that although you tend toward the heavier stuff, you still supply quite a variety.

04-30-2001, 09:11 PM
Coming from probably a different 80's point of view and in no particular order.

Elvis Costello- loved him when he was mad at the world
XTC- give a listen to the rythm section
Clash- nothing wrong with a little anger
Roxy Music- these guys were geniuses
Talking Heads- best concert film I've seen
Split Enz- see also Crowded House
ABC- guilty pleasure and chicks dig it
Culture Club- see above
Tom Petty- as much an 80's band as any
REM- great then and have never lost the touch

04-30-2001, 09:14 PM
Rjintx - Isn't it an amazing thing with Atlanta Bands?

I can honestly say that I have never heard a song by R.E.M. or Collective Soul that I do not like - and I have every single release by both.

BTW - Costello is still cool. He wrote a couple of songs on Orbisons last CD and I was truly impressed with his lyrics.

04-30-2001, 09:15 PM
Wolfman, amen on Lynne as a producer. I have a solo cd of his floating around somewhere that was awesome.

I forgot Squeeze. Cool band, great harmonies and lyrics and FUN concerts.

04-30-2001, 09:16 PM

Good post.

Off the top of my head, I come up with Bon Jovi, Van Halen (both with DLR and Hagar), and Def Leppard.

Poison is sure as heck damn close... "Fallen Angel" remains the greatest video of them all (if you saw the girl in the video, you'd know why)

GNR deserves major props, for "Sweet Child O' Mine" survives oh so nicely today...

Honroable Mention To These Bands (since I know they won't get a single vote the rest of the way)

Winger, White Lion, Cinderella, Queensyrche

Zebedee DuBois
04-30-2001, 09:18 PM
Well I wasn't as passionate about particular bands in the 80's as I was earlier, but I''ll take a stab at it.

Talking Heads
Tom Petty

I had a one album (dated word) fling with Devo.

Man the 70s disco era was hard to take, almost made me go country.

04-30-2001, 09:18 PM
Wolfman, Costello is maybe even cooler now. The latest stuff is timeless. His father was a club musician and I guess he went back to his roots. Love the work with Burt Bachrach.

04-30-2001, 09:19 PM
AJ - Cinderella? LOL, well we all have our sinful enjoyments.

Rjintx - ELO is coming out with an entire new album in June. I think it will be interesting. Lynne was cursed - he produced the last albums of Tom Petty, Bob Dylan, Roy Orbison, George Harrison, and himself. All of the albums went top 10 except for his own.

Tomahawk 11
04-30-2001, 09:19 PM
You gotta love the 80's

Bon Jovi
G 'n R
The Police
Madonna (yup?)
Huey Lewis and the News
Van Halen
John Cougar Melencamp

I still love this stuff. I am an 80's "SUPERFREAK"!!!!

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 09:32 PM
Thanks for the kind words on the intro--that's Bob Dole's first attempt at mixing Bob Dole's voice with a ripped-off riff.

There are still a few of the heavier tracks on there that Bob Dole can't decide whether to keep or not. Been adding/deleting tracks almost daily and seem to be deleting heavier stuff and adding more middle-of-the-road. There's a BB link on the broadcaster page if you want to offer input and suggestions.

Tomahawk 11
04-30-2001, 09:34 PM
You gotta love the 80's

Bon Jovi
G 'n R
The Police
Madonna (yup?)
Huey Lewis and the News
Van Halen
John Cougar Melencamp

I still love this stuff. I am an 80's "SUPERFREAK"!!!!

04-30-2001, 09:36 PM
How ironic - I just got done watching VH-1's top hair band countdown. That brought back memories.

I won't count many of my favorites (Van Halen, AC/DC, etc.) because I consider them 70's bands.

Favorite 80's (not necessarily in order except for No. 1):

1. Night Ranger (seen them several times - still put on a helluva show)
2. Great White (totally SUCK now)
3. Whitesnake (I know they existed before, but who the hell ever heard of them before the 80's?)
4. Def Leppard
5. Cinderella (also still great in concert)
6. Dokken (slipping, but still enjoyable)
7. Poison (ditto)
8. Bon Jovi (saw 'em years ago, great show)
9. Autograph
10. Scorpions

Others will come to mind (hopefully) - lots of drain bramage in the past couple of decades.

04-30-2001, 09:41 PM
Hey Tomahawk, Huey Lewis was here in New Mexico a few weeks back playing at a reservation casino. Oh, how the mighty have fallen.

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 09:42 PM
Bob Dole knew this was going to happen...

Bob Dole would like to add Molly Hatchett, Blackfoot and .38 Special.

Zebedee DuBois
04-30-2001, 09:45 PM
I believe Huey will also be here in Doodah for the River Festival. They have been playing his stuff on the 80's station so much, that I've grown tired of it all over again.

(I like Huey, just don't need a New Drug every 30 minutes.)

04-30-2001, 09:55 PM
How could I ever forget Skid Row?

You talk about a great concert band. Their debut album kicked such ***...

04-30-2001, 09:59 PM
Bruce Springsteen and the E-Street Band...October 21st,
1984 in Vancouver. Born in the USA tour. I went alone and brought a big fatty with me, sparked it up, watched the Boss and co. put on the a show I haven't seen rivaled to this day. So good, in fact, I had an epiphany.
I wanted to be a performer after that, so I joined an acting school -- because I knew I couldn't sing:) He's numero uno in my department.

I had an eclectic mix of other '80's artists I liked, including...

Van Halen ( Saw them May 1st, 1984, 17 years ago tomorrow. That's a half a lifetime ago for me!!!!)

Iron Maiden ("Piece of Mind" album was a metal masterpiece...very hard to find now)

John Cougar Mellencamp -- still one of my faves.

Prince and the Revolution -- yeah, I know, but "Purple
Rain" was a brilliant record IMO, and he was also among the best performers I have ever seen. Good album for parking with the female persuasion:D

U2, The Police, Queensryche, Billy Idol, "That one Dead or Alive song", Tom Petty, The Cure...there's so many.

04-30-2001, 10:09 PM
But loved the grunge stuff...which, i suppose is considered a 80's deal due to it not getting POPULAR until the early 90's...DEVO, how do we forget devo? Or the talking Heads? COME ON!

04-30-2001, 10:15 PM
Bob Dole...."Green Grass and High Tides"...who sang that song again? What a great riff.

04-30-2001, 10:17 PM

Bob Dole
04-30-2001, 10:22 PM
That was the Outlaws, methinks, Canada.

04-30-2001, 10:29 PM
Right you are Dole! Thanks. I think Molly Hatchet and The Outlaws had the most lead guitar players per group than any other bands in history.

04-30-2001, 10:30 PM
Dan, most definitely XTC. Referencing my earlier response, the finest rhythm section of any 80's band. Throw on a cd and just listen to bass and drums. Killer stuff. I defy anyone to sit still.

04-30-2001, 10:31 PM
Some obscure stuff has come to mind:

Golden Earring (Twilight Zone)
Wall of Voodoo (the only song I remember is "Mexican Radio," but it really kicked a$$)
House of Lords (hard rock band - I saw them open for Cheap Trick once, and they totally rocked)
The Dead Kennedys (does anyone else remember "Too Drunk to F#ck"?)

I also liked Prince and the Revolution - everything he's done since has totally sucked. Purple Rain was awesome, though.

04-30-2001, 10:36 PM
im with bob dole on this one......
molly hatchet
.38 special

all still kick a$$$!!!!

btw.......i cant believe this is a kc board and no one metioned the Rainmakers......
oh well, im long gone long with a big fat blonde anyway

04-30-2001, 10:40 PM
Tim - You give me h*&d that makes it worse. Take out your F*&&ng retainer, put it in your purse.....

Loved the Dead Kennedies. Still have Holiday in Cambodia

04-30-2001, 10:44 PM
Well, as long as we're on a music thread, does anyone remember a band called Crack the Sky? They were around mid-70's to early 80's and enjoyed most of their popularity in the mid- Atlantic. A much loved and very interesting group that played a lot in Maryland, West Virginia and Pennsylvania. They toured with Foghat in '78 as I recall. Just wondering if any of you midwesterners might recall them.

04-30-2001, 10:55 PM
Bob Dole - I absolutely LOVED them!

Can't believe nobody has mentioned KISS.

Dokken rocked - whitesnake was cool

Tesla always rocks.

Somebody already mentioned Cinderella & Winger so I gotta call out Bullet Boys since those three were putting on my first live concert.

Extreme was pretty cool - they were one of MTV's garage bands one year and made it fairly large.

Def Leppard sold a bunch of records and I never could figure out why. Seeing them in concert earlier this year just confirmed my bewilderment.

04-30-2001, 10:56 PM
anybody remember?

04-30-2001, 10:57 PM
that's faster p u s s y cat

04-30-2001, 10:57 PM
House of pain.....good hair band...

04-30-2001, 10:58 PM
KPhob - Still have Poison Ivy and House of Pain by them, but I forget the CD name.

04-30-2001, 11:00 PM
Ok one of my favorite was

Pat Benatar (sp)

also liked the Stray Cats

05-01-2001, 12:57 AM

Depeche Mode (the best of the dark music)

Duran Duran (poster children for the 80's scene)

Thomas Dolby (fizzled out, unfortunately)

Eurythmics (sweet dreams...need I say more?)

Prince (Outstanding talent, flaky at times, but still cranks out great stuff)

XTC (So much good stuff...would be hard pressed to name a favorite song/album... even latest work is awesome)

Sugar Cubes (spawned my favorite of all time - Bjork)

Ah, the good ole days =)

05-01-2001, 05:36 AM
Stray Cats
Huey Lewis and the News (sometimes, bad is baaaaddd)
Loverboy ( gotta love bandanna head )
The Smithereens
Pet Shop Boys
Wang Chung
The Fixx

gotta love Generation X

Mile High Mania
05-01-2001, 05:51 AM
Wow... I thought I would be the only one to express his admiration for 80s Hair Metal Bands! Some of you are just as sad as me. lol

Not in order, except the first nominee...

Van Halen, first and foremost above all others
Dokken / Ratt / Motley Crue / Poison / GnR / Bon Jovi / Cinderella / ACDC / Lita Ford (yes, just for that one single and the duet with Ozzy / ok, so let's go with Ozzy as well / Skid Row / Great White / Tesla / Whitesnake / Dangerous Toys

I am always tempted to buy those 'best of' cds of bands from the 80s. The 'monster ballads' were great. There were a lot of one hit wonders (and no, none of the great bands above fall in the one hit wonder catergory) that I liked as well ... like Steelheart, Bonham, Kingdom Come, etc.

Then there were the Duran Durans of the world that I enjoyed as well, but the bands above were always great for high school parties during the summer.

Next question... which of you had hair that would qualify as a mullet? I don't think mine would, but it's close. I was in high school in the late 80s and a bunch of my buddies were in bands - we drank a lot, so the hair was long and spiked on top.

Ahhhh, the kids will have such fun with those pictures.

Mark M
05-01-2001, 06:09 AM
I had a minitruckmullet (for more info, see www.mulletsgalore.com and check out their "Mullet Classifications). It was some beautiful plumage, if I don't say so myself. ;)

Actually, all of mine are on here somewhere. But for the sake of discussion ...

Talking Heads—Actually started in the 70's, but their heyday was the 80's. Still ahead of their time. "Naive Melody (This Must be the Place)" is my favorite song.

U2—Didn't like them until the 90's ... now wish I would've sooner.)

Metallica—By far the best heavy metal band of all time ... before the "Black" CD—which my dog ate the other day, BTW. Good thing she didn't find Master of Puppets or Ride the Lightning. She would've had to die. I've uploaded a pic to show everyone why she's still alive ... just too cute. Anyone remember their song "Last Caress"? Disturbing but hard driving. One of their best.

The rest of it left a lot to be desired, IMO. Which would explain why I raided my dads record collection in high school ... Big Brother and the Holding Co., Beatles, Stones, etc. The 60's was by far the best decade for music.

~~Born 20 years too late.

Mile High Mania
05-01-2001, 06:13 AM
No, no, no... nothing close to a mullet these days.

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 06:15 AM
Ahhh... So much transpires while one sleeps. Must be why Bob Dole stayed up all night most of the 80's.

The Rainmakers? Don't you mean Steve, Bob and Rich? (Affectionately: Reve, Stob and B*tch.) Used to catch them almost weekly at Butterfield's or The Bottom Line in Springfield. And if you want to talk about scary, Steve and Bob appeared on "An Evening with Engelbert Humperdinck" last year.

Fools Face was another good regional band that had moderate success. Jim Wirt and that d@mned fool's tail started a movement. Bob Dole went from long hair in 80, to mullet in 82, to tail in 83. Wirt is still active as a producer and engineer, most notably receiving some critical acclaim for his work with Fiona Apple in 96. Seems like his name has popped up on some more recent stuff, but can't recall who...

Anyone else around Springfield in the early 80's might remember The Edge, who had a boatload of talent and a good live show, but never went anywhere as far as Bob Dole knows. (And if anyone remembers hearing the forgettable band, Vendetta, we need to talk...)

Mark M
05-01-2001, 06:16 AM
Had to get respectable, huh? Hate it when that happens.

Well, gotta go now. Big brother starts in 5 minutes. Check back at lunch.

~~Tired of being watched.

05-01-2001, 06:17 AM
Most of my favorites have already been mentioned many times over, but thought I would add a few I hadnt seen--might jog some memories:

Firehouse (still play that CD today, my bass cube loves it)
REO Speedwagon

As far as one hit wonders, how about:

Human League (Dont you want me baby)
Joan Jett (I want rock n roll)
Spandau Ballet (sucked, but I remember the corny video)
Dexy's Midnight Runners (Come on Eileen)
Franky goes to Hollywood (Relax!)

Just a few off the top of my head...

Mile High Mania
05-01-2001, 06:19 AM
I can't believe you brought up Spandau Ballet...

Mark M
05-01-2001, 06:19 AM
My sister and I saw the Edge in KC in ... god, must've been '85 or '86 at a all-ages show in KC. Don't remember where ... was a bit high at the time. Okay, so I was high from '85 until yesterday. But you get the point. ;)

~~Really going this time.

05-01-2001, 06:19 AM
No worse than Culture Club...

Oh heres another...

Pet Shop Boys (West End Girls)

Mile High Mania
05-01-2001, 06:21 AM
Holy lord... ok, let's just throw it all out on the table.
Wham!, Dead or Alive, NKoTB, Tiffany, Thompson Twins... auuuggghhh!

...jitterbug (snap, snap) ... jitterbug (snap, snap)...
Damn, that song and group were simply disgusting. That video was quite possibly the most gay video in the history of ever.

05-01-2001, 06:26 AM
I didnt realize that the mention of Spandau Ballet would spark such emotion, there, Brad....LOL!

OMG, just thought of another 1 hit wonder...

Flock of Seagulls, I Ran...
Thomas Dolby, Blinded me with Science
Taco, Puttin on the Ritz

Mile High Mania
05-01-2001, 06:28 AM
Ok, I'm feeling somewhat pukie now... hahaha

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 06:29 AM
Bob Dole's current female companion forces Bob Dole to listen to Yaz (Alison Moyet has a fine voice), Mister Mister, Talk Talk, Duran Duran and Arcadia (isn't that just duran Duran with a different name?) fairly regularly...

What's with all the double double name names?

05-01-2001, 06:32 AM
Brad: did you ever like Kajagoogoo? how about Murray Head (One night in Bangkok)

Mile High Mania
05-01-2001, 06:39 AM
I swear I never remembered Kajagoogoo until someone played their song at a party about 3 years ago. Who were the guys that did Pac-Man Fever?

05-01-2001, 06:42 AM
Buckner and Garcia did Pac Man Fever.

Tommy Tutone did 867-5309...

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 06:44 AM
Last note before heading to the shower...

<i>Mexican Radio</i> was mentioned earlier. DoubleDrive has a cover of it on their new release "1000 Yard Stare." (Good CD overall, BTW.)

Also, Alien Ant Farm has a cover of M. Jackson's <i>Smooth Criminal</i> on ANThology. (It's actually on rotation on Bob Dole Radio...)

As discusses awhile back (months ago), Goldfinger recently did a cover of Nena's <i>99 Red Balloons</i>.

Seems like a lot of the 80's stuff is starting to pop up on new releases. A neat trend, but leaves one feeling somewhat old...

Baby Lee
05-01-2001, 07:11 AM
Bob Dole's current female companion forces Bob Dole to listen to Yaz (Alison Moyet has a fine voice), Mister Mister, Talk Talk, Duran Duran and Arcadia (isn't that just duran Duran with a different name?) fairly regularly...

Mister Mister? Talk Talk? Duran Duran? No offense BD, but does your current companion STUTTER??


Baby Lee
05-01-2001, 07:17 AM
Can't believe all these posts without a Beastie Boys mention.

Also, put my vote in for G'n'R, Metallica, Prince and the Revolution, the Police, and Bon Jovi.

05-01-2001, 07:23 AM
1st video ever on MTV???

The Buggles (Video Killed the Radio Star)

Some others I remember...

Alan Parsons Project
The Outfield

reminiscing the drunken stupor that was the 80's...

05-01-2001, 07:25 AM
I have to say that I hated NKoTB more than any other, except for one....


up cometh the bile...

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 07:28 AM
No noticeable stuttering, but Bob Dole sometimes questions her sanity.

And if it wasn't for Menudo, we wouldn't have the joy of experiencing <i>Living La Vida Loco</i>. C'mon...don't tell Bob Dole that our lives would be nearly as full as they are without it.

Alton deFlat
05-01-2001, 07:35 AM
Heart (the years haven't been kind to these two)
Eagles (still great)
Steely Dan
Electric Light Orchestra

05-01-2001, 07:37 AM
*Journey - great makeout tunes
*Foreigner - Foreigner 4 still one of my faves
*Stones (in any decade since the 60's really)
*Motley Crue (I love Dr. FeelGood)
*Cars (especially the song from Fast Times - Moving in Stero)
*Tom Petty
*ELO & Boston wer more from the late 70's but dribbled into the 80's as well (and still play today)
*Genesis - timeless tunes
*Def Leopard (saw several of their concerts)
*Van Halen - 1984 one of the best CD's ever (blew out all 4 speakers in my car with Top Jimmy playing)
*Talking Heads - weird dudes, but great tunes
*Oingo Boingo (just kidding)
many,many more...........

Almost a surreal decade of music as we went from rock to punk to big hair to metal to rap. Funny enough, it's the same music being played today. The only inclusion being grunge rock (Nirvana, Jam, etc.).

Lightning Rod
05-01-2001, 07:58 AM
Hoodoo Gurus

REM- Before the were "TOO" cool


They might be giants

U-2- Before they were "TOO" cool

Psycadelic Furs

Lightning Rod
05-01-2001, 08:16 AM

Damn You Bob! Damn Damn Damn you!!!!!
Put that sorry arse sh%t in my head ya bastage.

Ok you asked for it .... Try and get this out of your head now.

Though it's cold and lonely in the deep dark night
I can see paradise by the dashboard light

Ain't no doubt about it we were doubly blessed
'Cause we were barely seventeen
And we were barely dressed

Much better song but very diffacult to remove from the brain once it is in there.

Baby Lee
05-01-2001, 08:18 AM
What's it gonna BE? Boy. . . Yes? Or no?

Thanxomucho RCG.

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 08:18 AM
Seems like XTC is making a lot of the lists...

You know, Bob Dole expected to log back on and find hundreds of self-posted mullet pics. What a disappointment...

(blah blah blah blah Rod is typing Bob's not listening blah blah blah blah blah blah blah)

Lightning Rod
05-01-2001, 08:56 AM
I couldn't take it any longer
Lord I was crazed
And when the feeling came upon me
Like a tidal wave
I started swearing to my god
And on my mother's grave
That I would love you to the end of time
I swore I would love you to the end of time

So now I'm praying for the end of time
To hurry up and arrive
'Cause if I gotta spend another minute with you
I don't think that I can really survive
I'll never break my promise or forget my vow
But God only knows what I can do right now
I'm praying for the end of time
So I can end my time with you

Baby Lee
05-01-2001, 08:58 AM
La, La, La, La, La,

RCG is typing, La, La, La, La,

but I am not reading, La, La, La, La, La.

05-01-2001, 02:16 PM
Criminy, I could name about hundred striclty 80's bands!

Here are some favs:

The Outfield
Big Country
Human League
Dexy's Midnight Runners
Flock of Seagulls
Wang Chung

wow, I feel sooooo dirty...

05-01-2001, 02:36 PM
saw Warrant, Trixter and Firehouse....and not one of them has been mentioned.

Saw Kiss and Faster P@ssycat in KC....first rock concert

Beasty Boys


Alice Cooper

and most you've mentioned.....now I could get to listing the "wang-diddy" music I'm so fond of, but I don't feel like getting cyber-castrated for mentioning George Strait, George Jones and the other old timers before Shania Twain and the teenie bopper country people ruined it.....why should I feel ashamed to admit liking Conway when someone lists "WHAM!" :)

Murder was commited, down on Music Row.

Baby Lee
05-01-2001, 02:50 PM
Iowanian - no need to be embarassed. The refrain to George Jone's 'he stopped lovin' her today' is neck and neck with the Beatles' 'The End' as the best quatrains in 20th century music.

BTW, thank God for Rick Ruben, keeping Johnnie Cash puttin' out new stuff and keepin' 'real' country alive.

05-01-2001, 02:56 PM
That very song was playing on the tape when I got back from lunch..."he left those letters by the bed, dated 1962, he had underlined in red, Every single...."

GJ was right when singing "whose gonna fill their shoes"

One of my favorites is Hank Jr "Blues Man".....which Alan Jackson redid very well last year....those that don't know it, download it....a true lump-n-throat kinda song written for his wife about his dad...

05-01-2001, 03:22 PM
For the 80s BIG DADDY likes:

Guns and Roses
Pink Floyd
Judas Priest
Motley Crue

Baby Lee
05-01-2001, 03:27 PM
OmiGod - how did I forget ZZ-Top?

05-01-2001, 03:29 PM
The old country stuff is AWESOME!! Hank Sr., Marty Robbins, Johnny Cash, Waylon & Willie, ect...


Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 03:34 PM
<B>Snip Snip</B> Iowanian.

(You too, redhed.)

05-01-2001, 04:50 PM
Senator: Hunnh? Me no unnerstan'.

80s chick bands:

Lita Ford

05-01-2001, 05:02 PM
I've only been a huge fan of two things. The Chiefs and Styx (hence the username). IMO, most of Styx's better music was in the 70's. "Rockin the Pardise" and "Snowblind" are good tunes from the 80's.

Other bands I enjoyed in the 80's:

Zebra- Anyone remember them? Awsome trio
in concert.
Yes- Great in concert!
Pat Benatar
The Cars
Night Ranger
38 Special
Motley Crue
Red Rider

Just to name a few.


05-01-2001, 05:59 PM
Hey, Spandau Ballet can't be that bad. XTC's Andy Partridge has been known to call them his favorite band. Here's a quote from an interview with him:

I then spring on him the dreaded Spandau Ballet question. His favorite song? "Oh God! What was that nonsense? "Instinction!" What was that, is that even a word, what? 'Instinct' and 'extinction?' It's not even a word. I could not stand that band. I used to see them on TV and I wanted to kick in the set. How dare the TV force such crap on me?! They had appalling lyrics! Appalling music! Least favorite band in the history of foreverness! They were a bunch of bankers, for God's sake!"

When I ask who, among the band's contemporaries, he did like, Mr. Partridge is a bit more subdued. "Elvis Costello occasionally did stuff I liked. Talking Heads too. David Bryne and I knew each other at one point. He would visit me in the studio, and I wrote a song and sang it on that Heads album a couple of years ago."

That quote kills me. I have to say that I don't understand Partridge's hatred of Spandau Ballet. True is one of my all-time favorite songs, and the rest of their stuff is fairly good for "a bunch of bankers." I suspect that it has something to do with whatever makes some people hate disco so much.

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 07:11 PM

You and Iowanian were castrated for your genre selection.

05-01-2001, 08:19 PM
Big dady,

Pink Floyd started in the 60's(yes, with the beatles) and finally got good and popular towards the 70's....Then Dark Side comes out and they're millionaires....


But Pink Floyd is amazing music. Love it. They do a little blues, almost jazz, heavy metal, psychodelic, and soft rock. Plus whatever the hell you call what Roger Watters does...

Besides large amounts of durgs, that is...

Archie F. Swin
05-01-2001, 09:01 PM

honorable mentions:

Living Colour
The Police
Beastie Boys
Dougie Fresh and the Get Fresh Crew

05-01-2001, 09:25 PM
Let's Rock!!!!!

ZZ Top
Pat Benatar
Def Leppard
Motley Crue
Van Halen
Perry Como

05-01-2001, 09:29 PM
Anybody remember Vixen?

Bob Dole
05-01-2001, 10:05 PM
Vixen...hmmm...something about them is on the tip of my tongue (or the Edge of a Broken Heart).

05-01-2001, 10:08 PM
LOL Dole - I heavily dug Vixen. I wore at least 2 of their tapes out in High school and to think I just bought the thing because of the raunchy cover....

05-02-2001, 11:32 AM
Probably best summarised as:

Duran Duran

05-02-2001, 11:48 AM
People, People, PEOPLE!!!!

Does nobody remember one of the greatest musicians EVER????

<b>Stevie Ray Vaughan</b>

Enough said......

Oh yeah, honorable mention to George Thorogood!

05-02-2001, 12:47 PM
this morning...I was reminded of another late 80's band....anyone remember Britney Fox....at the girls' school.....

you're going to need several large men, probably a stun gun and a chainsaw.....I'm not going out peacefully ;)

05-02-2001, 03:18 PM
After reading all 7 pages of this thread most of my favorites were mentioned, but I didn't see Cheap Trick. I didn't really like them until I saw them live, they put on a hell of a show.
Someone also mentioned Zebra. I live very close to New Orleans (Zebra's home town), they still play some of the bigger clubs there, and occasionally show up at jazz fest.
Whoever mentioned the Dead Milkmen, I used to have an album of theirs, I think it was called "Beelzebubba", that was hilarious. With tunes like Sri Lanka Sex Hotel, Beat My Wife (kind of a James Brown theme), and Bitchin' Camaro, who could go wrong.

Archie F. Swin
05-02-2001, 05:26 PM
John Cougar Menstrual Cramp

05-02-2001, 07:24 PM
What about


05-02-2001, 08:34 PM
How could I forget about Stevie Ray??


I moved here from Lexington...it is a beautiful city..Do you have a "Derby party" scheduled for this saturday?

05-02-2001, 08:57 PM
Ppppllllbpbpbpbpbpbpbpb! (big razzy)

Bitchin' Camaro, bitchin' Camaro, I ran over my neighbor.

More 80s bands:

The Romantics
Corey Hart (Mr. sunglasses at night)
Dream Academy
Thompson Twins
Talking Heads
J. Giles Band
Billy Ocean
Simple Minds
Tears for Fears
Toni Basil (Hey Mickey!)

and on and on and on....

Zebedee DuBois
05-02-2001, 09:21 PM
... this thread to turn into the Mis-Heard Lyrics thread?

There's a bathroom on the right / There's a bad moon on the rise.
'Scuse me, while I kiss this guy / 'Scuse me, while I kiss the sky
Dirty knees on my dungaries / Dirty deeds done dirt cheap.

Mark M
05-02-2001, 09:28 PM
Even though it came out in the 70's, the most misquoted lyric (IMO) is from the song "Blinded by the Light" (I'm a bit tired right now and can't remember the band):

Ripped off like a douche/Revved up like a deuce (another runner in the night).

Thanks for bringing up Stevie. It would've been a dishoner to forget him.

~~Going to bed now.

05-02-2001, 10:43 PM
Anyone mention:

Skid Row
Faith No More
Tracy Chapman(don't laugh)
Men at Work
Don Henley(solo)
No B G's
Or any of the great punk bands?

The Smiths and Ramones made some great stuff in the 80's...

05-02-2001, 10:45 PM
I'm tired of asking people if they like Pink Floyd only to get the response: "yeah. Doesn't he sing that "we don't need no education" song?"

No awareness of history before Spurt Loader took over news at MTV...

Pitt Gorilla
05-02-2001, 11:34 PM
Maybe noone mentioned Skid Row for a reason.......
Beasties baby!!!

Mark M
05-03-2001, 08:35 AM
Agreed with the Pink Floyd thing. One of the greatest lines they wrote was:

The band is just fantastic, that is really what I think. Oh by the way, which one's Pink?

It's even more funny because my mother asked me that once. "Okay, so who named themselves Pink Floyd?" Too funny.

I actually find "Meddle" to be a great album. "Saucer Full of Secrets" isn't as refined musically or lyrically, but not bad.

This should really be on the 70's thread ... Floyd wasn't the same after Waters left. The lyrics lacked that "punch" if you know what I mean.