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Favorite 80's Band

Discuss your favorite songs, artists or post your top ten lists from the new wave era or related genres.

Postby Darvoset » Thu Feb 17, 2005 4:49 pm

Depeche Mode
Duran Duran
Pet Shop Boys
The Smiths
new Order
The Cure
Take On Me
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Postby mygreen » Thu Feb 17, 2005 10:58 pm

[quote][i]Originally posted by Darvoset[/i]
<br>Depeche Mode
Duran Duran
Pet Shop Boys
The Smiths
new Order
The Cure

Darvoset- This is MY list.
Good call!
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Postby GlitteringPrize » Tue Mar 08, 2005 10:03 am

I was an WLIer her on the Island, and in 1986 I lived in california, it was differnt fron KROQ, some the same, But Oingo Boingo, Sparks, X and Depeche Mode was popular in NY but OVER THE TOP in LA, I remmeber Blue Kiss By Jane Wiedlan being played to death in LA and they never heard it here in NY....

here In NY they played more APB, Ramones, B52's and I didnt hear as much Smiths In LA Either..... and they played differnt things..

I do adore Danny Elfman!
Take On Me
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Postby xtc-1957 » Sat Mar 12, 2005 8:02 am

My favorite would be: BAUHAUS

What ever possessed them.......
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Postby geoffolehane » Mon Apr 04, 2005 9:23 am

My favorite 80's band was OMD.

In the 80's the bands/artists that regularly landed on my turntable (when I wasn't listening to OMD) were:

New Musik
Kate Bush
The Korgis
The Thompson Twins
Pet Shop Boys

Yeah a few repeats from earlier posts..but hey, we all have good taste.
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Postby Moparmark » Thu Apr 07, 2005 12:35 pm

Honestly I had a hard time with the 80,s.I actually got into psychobilly(yep,I even got the P.Paul Fenech ape tatooed on my forearm).But anyway one 80,s band I really liked(and still do) is the Dell Lords.I saw them play in a Orangemen hall basement on a sweltering july nigtht in Oshawa Ontario in 86 or87.What a mind melting show for about 200 people.And lets not forget thier Dictator roots.
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Postby DJJEFFCLARKE » Sun Apr 24, 2005 5:59 pm

Journey/The Smiths/Morrissey
The Cure
Duran Duran
Men at Work
The Fixx
Siouxsie and the Banshees
Culture Club
Switchin' to Glide
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Postby WolverineSyr » Mon Apr 25, 2005 12:24 pm

I was totally into Blondie, and I still would consider them to be my favorite, although I rarely listen to them anymore. I'll throw a couple of cds in once or twice a year and have a great time reminiscing. I guess I just burned myself out on them, which makes me sad now that I think about,[:)] But I can't deny the impact they had on me.

My other favorites in no particular order:
Simple Minds
Big Country
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Postby Horrorgrrl » Wed May 04, 2005 11:14 am

My absolute favorite band of the 80's (and still my favorite band to this day) was, and is The Cure.

I also am an avid fan of:

Echo And The Bunnymen
The Cult
Arcadia (the dark side of Duran Duran)
Roxy Music
Bryan Ferry
The Cocteau Twins
Midnight Oil
Love & Rockets
New Order
Tears For Fears

Favorite 90's Bands: I was not much into the whole grunge/industrial/rap-rock of the nineties, but two bands stood out for me above all others, and subsequently became my favorite 90's bands, and are still putting out great music. They would be Cake, & Cranes. I also adore My Bloody Valentine, Lush and Throwing Muses from that era.

Favorite 00's Bands: Well, since the decade is only half over, I'll have to list my favorite starting at the beginning of the decade to now. They would be:

My Favorite
The Dears
The Arcade Fire
The Magnetic Fields
The 6ths
The Gothic Archies
Future Bible Heroes
(these last four bands are all spawned from the retro-futurist, goth-pop God Stephin Merritt)
Melody Club
Cut Copy
Electric Six
The Rapture
Manic Street Preachers
Trembling Blue Stars
The Ladybug Transistor
Mercury Rev
The Bravery

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Postby skeggia » Thu May 05, 2005 12:37 am

these are the bands i will never get fed up with:

Joy Division
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Switchin' to Glide
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Postby Vampira » Thu May 05, 2005 9:18 am

my fave band were and still is
The Damned

The Gospel According to The Damned
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Postby MAGICs » Wed May 18, 2005 4:24 pm

Best bands of 80's:
01.Depeche Mode
02.Fra Lippo Lippi
04.Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark (OMD)
05.The Lotus Eaters
07.Rational Youth
09.Talking Heads
10.The Motels
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Postby enzfan » Thu May 19, 2005 9:17 am

my favs once again

Split Enz
Missing Persons
Haircut 100/Nick Heyward
Depeche Mode
Billy Idol
Stray Cats
Cock Robin
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Postby hobartzoo » Sat Jun 25, 2005 3:36 am

it has to be THE GO-GO'S by a landslide

others include Belle Stars, Police, X, Mari Wilson, Bananarama, oh and Altered Images (loved them),...but again i have to say the GOGOS hands down for me...they introduced me to different music, it was refreshing to know there was more to music then Reo Speedwagon, Air Supply and heavy metal...
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Postby WolverineSyr » Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:21 am

Good choices hobartzoo!
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