80s Rock

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For some reason, I am getting into some of the 80s music.

Give me some good stuff to listen to.

So far I've got:

AC/DC - Hells Bells <- such a good song.
You Spin me right round - dead or alive.
Glenn Frey "The Heat Is On"

I just listen to them on Youtube and buy the ones I like on Itunes. God bless the Youtube.

Some of that 80s stuff is pretty good. It holds up to todays stuff still.

Now I need my T-Bird/Camaro and mullet.
 
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Download everything by AC/DC I love them! I love 80s and older rock, that's when it was done the best.
 
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I'll have to check the copyright dates on my albums, but I'm pretty sure that Molly Hatchet is 80's. :biggrin:
 
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The Pixies!! -- "technically" 80's, but the pixies invented the 90's.
 
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there seems to have been a lot of 1-hit wonders in the 80s. most that i can come up with came out in that decade anyway: twisted sister (well we're not gong to take it came out in the 80s), quiet riot, dexys midnight runners, soft cell, bow wow wow, stacey q, t'pau, eddie grant, aqua, young mc, men without hats, the waitresses, taco, edie brickell & the new bohemians, jermaine stewart, charlene, michael sembello, lipps inc, the mary jane girls, timbuk 3, ratt, tommy tutone, the weather girls, rockwell, tom tom club, spandau ballet, bobby mcferrin, falco, frankie goes to hollywood, big country, modern english, the vapours, buster poindexter, musical youth, rob base & dj ez rock, kajagoogoo, devo, gary numan, thomas dolby, sugarhill gang, nena, a-ha, toni basil....
 
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I'll have to check the copyright dates on my albums, but I'm pretty sure that Molly Hatchet is 80's. :biggrin:
Molly Hatchet was around in the 80's but they formed in 1975. I saw them at the Texas Jam in 1979. My favorite is Dreams I'll Never See written by Greg Allman.

Jon Butcher is a great 80's rocker. My favorite of his is Holy War, where he does some rather unique guitar playing.
 
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80s music. Real 80s music. These are some bands from the "harder" end of the spectrum.

Mission of Burma

Dinosaur Jr.

Black Flag

Minutemen

Husker Du

X

Minor Threat

Big Black

the Birthday Party

B-Hole Surfers

the Fall

Violent Femmes

Meat Puppets

Sonic Youth


I just did a search trying to remember some band names & found a phenominal compilation:
http://www.cduniverse.com/search/xx...Of+The+Dial:+Dispatches+From+The+Eighties.htm
I'd buy this, except I already own nearly all the tracks. There IS some junk here,like Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark, but it is mostly great stuff.
 
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Van Halen - 1984.
 
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J. Geils Band- Centerfold, Freeze Frame
Greg Kihn Band-Jeopardy
Survivor- Eye of the Tiger


Might not be 80's but worth a listen:
Queen-
Another One Bites the Dust,
We Will Rock You
 
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there seems to have been a lot of 1-hit wonders in the 80s. most that i can come up with came out in that decade anyway: twisted sister (well we're not gong to take it came out in the 80s), quiet riot, dexys midnight runners, soft cell, bow wow wow, stacey q, t'pau, eddie grant, aqua, young mc, men without hats, the waitresses, taco, edie brickell & the new bohemians, jermaine stewart, charlene, michael sembello, lipps inc, the mary jane girls, timbuk 3, ratt, tommy tutone, the weather girls, rockwell, tom tom club, spandau ballet, bobby mcferrin, falco, frankie goes to hollywood, big country, modern english, the vapours, buster poindexter, musical youth, rob base & dj ez rock, kajagoogoo, devo, gary numan, thomas dolby, sugarhill gang, nena, a-ha, toni basil....
Men without hats had more than one. So did:
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Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Falco, kajagoogoo, and I'm probably missing some.
 
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The 80's had some great guitarists.

Van Halen
Unchained (from Fair Warning)
You Really Got Me (ok, not "80's")
Eruption (1982 tour) (..Mean Street intro...) Eddie's Solo (from the 1983 US Festival)

Randy Rhoads (with Ozzy Osbourne)
I Don't Know [sync problems]
Crazy Train

Yngwie Malmsteen
I'll See the Light Tonight
Evil Eye [instrumental]

Joe Satriani
http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=1875522686595690298 Flying In A Blue Dream [instrumental]
 
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Aerosmith: Dude, Rag Doll, Love in an Elevator
Billy Idol: Rebel Yell, Mony Mony
Brian Setzer: Stray Cat Strut, Rock This Town,
Bruce Springsteen: Dancing in the Dark, Born in the USA
Colin James: Five Long Years, Voodoo Thing, Chicks Cars and the Third World War
Eurithmics: Sweet Dreams, Would I Lie to You?
George Thorogood: Bad to the Bone
Huey Lewis: Heart And Soul, I Want a New Drug, The Heart Of Rock 'N Roll, Hip To Be Square
Joan Jett: I Love Rock N' Roll
Men At Work: Overkill, Who Can It Be Now, Down Under
Michael Jackson: Thriller, Beat It, Billie Jean
Pat Benatar: Treat Me Right, Hit Me With Your Best Shot, You'd Better Run
Queen: Another One Bites the Dust, Crazy Little Thing Called Love
Rough Trade: Highschool Confidential
Rush: Spirit of Radio, Tom Sawyer, Limelight, Closer to the Heart
Styx: Too Much Time On My Hands, Babe, Come Sail Away, Renegade
Todd Runtgren: Bang The Drum All Day
Tragically Hip: New Orleans Is Sinking, Blow At High Dough
Van Halen: Jump, Panama, Hot For Teacher, Why Can't This Be Love
ZZ Top: Tube Snake Boogie, Got Me Under Pressure, Sharp Dressed Man, Legs
 
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Men without hats had more than one. So did:
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Quiet Riot, Twisted Sister, Falco, kajagoogoo, and I'm probably missing some.
i can't think of any songs by those bands besides the following:
quiet riot - cum on feel the noise
twisted sister - we're not going to take it
men without hats - safety dance
falco - rock me amadeus
kajagoogoo - too shy
 
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Dunno if it counts, but Deep Purple, black sabbath, led zepplin, white snake, def loepard, iron maiden , jimi hendrix, guns n roses, pink floyd, pearl jam, rolling stones ,acdc-born to be wild, back in black are all good.

Too many songs to name but search on limewire or something similar and the most popular results are pretty good.
 
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Does anyone listen to trance?
 
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One of my favorites -

 
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i can't think of any songs by those bands besides the following:
quiet riot - cum on feel the noise
twisted sister - we're not going to take it
men without hats - safety dance
falco - rock me amadeus
kajagoogoo - too shy
Quiet Riot - Bang your head
Twisted Sister - I wanna rock
Men Without Hats - Pop goes the world
Falco - Vienna calling
Kajagoogoo - Never ending story

Another one commonly missed is:
The Other Ones. Everyone remembers the song Holiday but forgets We Are What We Are.
 
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Quiet Riot - Bang your head
Twisted Sister - I wanna rock
Men Without Hats - Pop goes the world
Falco - Vienna calling
Kajagoogoo - Never ending story

Another one commonly missed is:
The Other Ones. Everyone remembers the song Holiday but forgets We Are What We Are.
i've heard of pop goes the world but none of the others :confused:
 
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Averagesupernova said:
Quiet Riot - Bang your head
It's "Metal Health" actually. And that entire album is pretty awesome.

I'm surprised Def Lep and Scorpions haven't been mentioned. Krokus and U.F.O. are entertaining, too.

there seems to have been a lot of 1-hit wonders in the 80s. most that i can come up with came out in that decade anyway: twisted sister (well we're not gong to take it came out in the 80s), quiet riot, dexys midnight runners, soft cell, bow wow wow, stacey q, t'pau, eddie grant, aqua, young mc, men without hats, the waitresses, taco, edie brickell & the new bohemians, jermaine stewart, charlene, michael sembello, lipps inc, the mary jane girls, timbuk 3, ratt, tommy tutone, the weather girls, rockwell, tom tom club, spandau ballet, bobby mcferrin, falco, frankie goes to hollywood, big country, modern english, the vapours, buster poindexter, musical youth, rob base & dj ez rock, kajagoogoo, devo, gary numan, thomas dolby, sugarhill gang, nena, a-ha, toni basil....
Way to just list the stuff from that VH1 show. :rofl:
 
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damn you beat me to it durt!
was just gonna say def leppard, they are AWESOME!
hysteria particularly
 
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Way to just list the stuff from that VH1 show. :rofl:
not all the stuff, just the stuff from the 80s :rolleyes: :biggrin:
 
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Dunno if it counts, but Deep Purple, black sabbath, led zepplin, white snake, def loepard, iron maiden , jimi hendrix, guns n roses, pink floyd, pearl jam, rolling stones ,acdc-born to be wild, back in black are all good.
Hendrix died in 1970 and Bonham died in 1980. Born to be Wild was written by Steppenwolf, not AC/DC. The other bands in that list (except for the Stones, if you don't count Steel Wheels) did make some great music in the 80s.
 
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I just listened to Seven Nation Army by the white stripes. MAN thats an amazing song!!!
 
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Hendrix died in 1970 and Bonham died in 1980. Born to be Wild was written by Steppenwolf, not AC/DC.
I had no idea born to be wild wasnt ac/dc. Cool song though.
 

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