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My Favorite Bands of the 80's

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

My Favorite Bands of the 80's

Postby Plata66 » Fri Apr 18, 2003 7:51 am

1. U2
2. New Order
3. B'52's
4. Depeche Mode
5. Echo and the Bunnymen
6. Human League
7. Ultravox
8. Thompson Twins
9. Tears For Fears
10.Soft Cell

U2 is still my favorite band!!!
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Postby bohemianboy » Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:04 am

1. Duran Duran (Origional lineup of 3 Taylors, LeBon, & Rhodes)
2. U-2 (Pre megafame sound of Boy, October, & War)
3. Human League (Iconoclasts, but superbly musical)
4. Modern English (Check out "Ricochet Days" - if you can find it)
5. Rain Parade
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Postby bohemianboy » Thu Apr 24, 2003 6:12 am

Me Again,
I can't spell (original vice origional) and even worse, can't count!

9. B-52s (Everyones favorite party band)
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Postby fabfourever » Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:09 am

Favorite artists of the 80's:

The Church (Starfish and earlier) Hoodoo Gurus
The Jam Split Enz
The Chameleons Icicle Works
The Vapors Hurrah!
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Postby fritzb » Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:19 am

Good list Bohemianboy...

I was into all those acts back in the day, except Rain Parade (I didn't know them). I agree with all your comments too. Madonna's "Like A Virgin" was one of the first CDs I ever bought (in 1984). It was digitally recorded an
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Postby MikeP » Thu Apr 24, 2003 9:32 am

Some of my all-time faves were/are:

The Church
The Stranglers
Talk Talk
Wire Train
Tears For Fears
Depeche Mode
The Go-Betweens
New Order
China Crisis
Comsat Angels
Julian Cope / Teardrop Explodes
The Police
Gang of F
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Postby tehuti » Fri Apr 25, 2003 8:16 am

In no particular order

The B 52s
Talking Heads
Kid Creole and the Coconuts
The Selecter
Bad Manners
New Order
Thompson Twins
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Soft Cell
The Police
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Postby Bob M » Fri Apr 25, 2003 3:16 pm

My favorites at the time, in no particular order:

Tears For Fears
Thompson Twins
Duran Duran
Mr. Mister
Mike and the Mechanics (technically not new wave but I thought they had some excellent material)
Dire Straits
Peter Gabri
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Postby Quite Life » Sat Apr 26, 2003 2:51 am

1. Japan (I can't think of any better bass player than Mick Karn Japan is best and most talented New Romantic band EVER!)
2. The Police (They are the reason why I learned to play guitar love thier white reggea tunes)
3. The Jam (With all the energy of
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Postby Quite Life » Mon Apr 28, 2003 2:42 am

3 more for honerable mention

26. Madness (thanks for the great memories)
27. Kark Kent (All the quarky weird songs that should have made it to a Police album)
28. The Mutiants (A really cool SF bay area band from way back in the day)

Remember all
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Postby Jay242 » Mon Apr 28, 2003 4:48 am

1. The Cure
2. Soft Cell
3. Joy Division
4. New Order
5. The Curch
6. The Psychedellic Furs
7. Echo & the Bunnymen
8. B-Movie
9. Wire (Ahead/Kidney Bingos Era)
10. Ministry (With Sympathy Era)
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Postby stillcool » Tue Apr 29, 2003 8:16 am

These are my ten in no particular order:-

1. Classix Nouveaux (Sal Solo - What A Voice)
2. Duran Duran (Well What Can I Say!)
3. A Flock Of Seagulls (More Of A Cult Following Than A Chart Following But Follow We Did!)
4. Alphaville (They Only Had 1
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Postby savethewave » Tue Apr 29, 2003 1:51 pm

Good topic! I had to think a bit about this one...I'll put two lists: the first, I'll try to list the bands/artists that were a big influence on the way the music in the 80's sounded, and who had an output of such overall high quality or originality, th
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Postby jocko-kevo » Wed Apr 30, 2003 5:52 am

My fav's

The Cure
Human League
Flock of seagulls
Violent Femmes
the cars
Depeche Mode
B 52's

I still have my jean jacket covered with my pins I miss the good old days class of 84

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Postby Quite Life » Thu May 01, 2003 12:04 am

Here is a few more

29. X (I've always loved Exene Cervenka, yea Joe Doe and Billy Zoom are cool too)
30. Visage (Steve Strange always had interesting ideas)
31. Ultravox (Even though White China is my Uvox song Vienna is probably one of the best comp
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