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80s Rock

  1. Apr 2, 2007 #1
    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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  3. Apr 3, 2007 #2
    Download everything by AC/DC I love them! I love 80s and older rock, that's when it was done the best.
  4. Apr 3, 2007 #3


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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:
  5. Apr 3, 2007 #4
    The Pixies!! -- "technically" 80's, but the pixies invented the 90's.
  6. Apr 3, 2007 #5
    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....
  7. Apr 3, 2007 #6


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    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.
  8. Apr 3, 2007 #7

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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


    Husker Du


    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:
    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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  9. Apr 3, 2007 #8
    Van Halen - 1984.
  10. Apr 3, 2007 #9
    J. Geils Band- Centerfold, Freeze Frame
    Greg Kihn Band-Jeopardy
    Survivor- Eye of the Tiger

    Might not be 80's but worth a listen:
    Another One Bites the Dust,
    We Will Rock You
  11. Apr 3, 2007 #10
    Men without hats had more than one. So did:
    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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  13. Apr 3, 2007 #12
    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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  14. Apr 3, 2007 #13
    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
  15. Apr 3, 2007 #14
    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.
  16. Apr 3, 2007 #15
    Does anyone listen to trance?
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    One of my favorites -

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  18. Apr 4, 2007 #17
    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.
  19. Apr 5, 2007 #18
    i've heard of pop goes the world but none of the others :confused:
  20. Apr 5, 2007 #19
    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.

    Way to just list the stuff from that VH1 show. :rofl:
  21. Apr 5, 2007 #20
    damn you beat me to it durt!
    was just gonna say def leppard, they are AWESOME!
    hysteria particularly
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