Forgotten eighties rock bands.

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  1. trev333

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    V Spy V Spy.... or the Spies as we used to call them were a pub circuit band in the 80's to limited radio success... but had a huge following in the surf scene and their music was used in a lot of locally produced surf vhs films....

    then in the 90's they started hearing that they were huge in Brazil... after they watched a lot of those oz vhs surf films and thought all the bands were big top line oz bands....

    so they went and toured there to packed houses... and still tour over there....

    probably better known in Brazil than at home as it turned out....much to their delight/surprise...



     
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    I bought their record in the 80's. Think it was self titled.
    The guy (Simon) playing guitar and singing in The Mood video I posted also did some work on a Cult surf films soundtrack and is videoed surfing in it. His wife is Gyan, well known singer songwriter.

     
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    Harry's Reasons was it?...
     
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    I can't remember the name. Will have to look it up and get back to you. Was filmed around Byron I think. they live right on the beach there and have a studio.
    Found this from a recent surf movie. Simon on guitar, Gyan singing. They did another surf move back a few years before i think. The song seems to be on Morning of the earth too. Surf film from 71.

     
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    I think that's the point; they WERE big at some point in the '80s but somehow dropped off everybody's radar except for their big hit popping up on whatever genre radio station that plays such stuff every now and again, or they show up on the billboard at a casino the next town over and you're like "What, they're still together?" but really it's just the original drummer or bass player and a handful of session players/industry friends trying to make a few bucks off the nostalgia circuit while they still have a chance.
     
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    Here's a couple...OK, three...





     
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    The release date for this was 1979 but close enough for RocknRoll IMB.

     
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    Oh man, I remember that song, makes you want to get up and dance with the big girl at the barbecue sitting next to the Lobelia because what the hey it's time to dance!
    Before today, I would have sworn it was The Tubes though... :confused:
     
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    RE: Riot and Tygers of Pan Tang - damn that intro was ALL OVER '80s proto-metal. It was like a mantra or something.
     
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    Not that Terri Nunn is forgettable...

     
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    I'll see your Tones On Tail and raise you a Love and Rockets:



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    Speaking of forgotten, when's the last time you heard from this guy? I thought so...

     
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    I see your Aldo Nova and raise you... some Fast Eddie...

     
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    And let's not forget....

     
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    Turn it up for this long lost gem....

     
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