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« Reply #240 on: May 03, 2012, 10:37:09 AM »

I did not know anyone who actually listened to and enjoyed the 80's music that was promoted by MTV and other media.  Any guy who seriously liked rock listened to older classic rock like Zep, Floyd and Hendrix.  The only contemporary 80's music that was actually bought by young males was heavy metal and rap.  Of course I am grossly simplifying matters.  There were some exceptions like U2.  There was good music made in the 80's but it was not on the radio. 
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« Reply #241 on: May 03, 2012, 2:47:32 PM »

I did not know anyone who actually listened to and enjoyed the 80's music that was promoted by MTV and other media.  Any guy who seriously liked rock listened to older classic rock like Zep, Floyd and Hendrix.  The only contemporary 80's music that was actually bought by young males was heavy metal and rap.  Of course I am grossly simplifying matters.  There were some exceptions like U2.  There was good music made in the 80's but it was not on the radio. 

Depends on what radio station you were listening to.  KROQ in Pasadena was playing a lot of interesting stuff:  U2 or REM was the most mainstream they'd touch, and that only rarely.

And on MTV in its early days:  Prince, The Jam, English Beat, etc.  Didn't take them long to go all poppy, alas.

Foreigner and such, Bad Co., and so on, sing it bro.
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« Reply #242 on: May 03, 2012, 2:58:39 PM »

What are you guys talking about?

The Cure
New Order
Husker Du
Suicidal Tendencies
Black Flag
Pet Shop Boys doing Willie Nelson
The Smiths
Violent Femmes
Rita Mitsouko
Circle Jerks


My 80s were apparently not your 80s.
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« Reply #243 on: May 03, 2012, 3:28:53 PM »

What are you guys talking about?

The Cure
New Order
Husker Du
Suicidal Tendencies
Black Flag
Pet Shop Boys doing Willie Nelson
The Smiths
Violent Femmes
Rita Mitsouko
Circle Jerks


My 80s were apparently not your 80s.

Merce, I agree with you.  Please see above.  (BTW, my first year of college, we had X playing at our dorm Halloween party.  The joys of college in suburban LA.)

While we're at it:

The Blasters
The Clash
Robin Hitchcock and the Egyptians
The Germs
The B52s back when they were good
Devo
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« Reply #244 on: May 03, 2012, 4:01:04 PM »

You guys are killing Vox.

It is the equivalent of saying "Ni" to old women in the street.
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« Reply #245 on: May 03, 2012, 4:05:46 PM »

I don't suppose Culture Club, Wham, Cyndi Lauper, Men Without Hats, and Toto counts?  Well at least there's Kajagoogoo.  Those were the days.
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« Reply #246 on: May 03, 2012, 4:15:39 PM »

You guys are killing Vox.

It is the equivalent of saying "Ni" to old women in the street.

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« Reply #247 on: May 03, 2012, 4:33:27 PM »

We actually took the Tijuana Brass seriously in high school. 

Need I mention that you are one year younger than my mother, who was in charge of the radio and tape deck?

Dad, who is ten years older, had us listening to Chubby Checker when he was in charge.
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« Reply #248 on: May 03, 2012, 5:18:41 PM »

It's the 80s.
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« Reply #249 on: May 03, 2012, 6:24:03 PM »

What are you guys talking about?

The Cure
New Order
Husker Du
Suicidal Tendencies
Black Flag
Pet Shop Boys doing Willie Nelson
The Smiths
Violent Femmes
Rita Mitsouko
Circle Jerks


My 80s were apparently not your 80s.

I attended a Black Flag concert. I was 15.

Of course, I also went to Billy Bragg concerts and the Hoodoo Gurus.

Let us not forget the Cramps, or the Waterboys or Jonathan Richman and the Modern Lovers.
Public Enemy, De La Soul, KRS One, Slick Rick, Brand Nubian, or any of the other late 80's rap pioneers.

(BalefulSpouse spotted me at a club in 1992, wearing my Public enemy t shirt. I had been to a PE concert the year before. For a white girl in Vermont, I must have looked like the most amazing thing he had ever seen.)
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