Groups I loved in the 70's, but in the 80's?...not so much

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  1. RetroTeleRod

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    Some examples

    Heart in the 70's gave us the classics...
    Crazy On You
    Magic Man
    Barracuda

    But in the 80's tormented us with...
    What About Love (What About No))
    These Dreams (More like Hair Metal Nightmare)
    Alone (As in, will that song please leave me...)

    Further proof...Journey
    70's rocked with
    Wheel In The Sky
    Anytime
    Lights

    80's
    Who's Crying Now (most of your 70's fans I reckon)
    Don't Stop Believin' (Okay, but I have a feeling I'm about to be betrayed)
    Faithfully ( How about Mercifully...stop!)

    One more...Foreigner
    70's brought it with
    Feels Like The First Time
    Hot Blooded
    Dirty White Boy

    80's
    Urgent (So bad that words fail me)
    Waiting for a Girl Like You (Should be called Whining for a Girl Like You)
    I Want to Know What Love Is ( I know what it isn't...that song)

    So what do you think?
     
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    Aerosmith comes to mind.
     
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    Definitely. The 80's and 90's were not kind to us fans.
     
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    Aerosmith 70's
    Dream On
    Walk This Way
    Sweet Emotion

    80's
    The other Walk This Way (Rap? Are. You. Kidding. Me.)
    Angel (No way-A-A-A-ay)
    Jamie's Got A Gun (Use it on the stereo)

    It gets worse...90's
    Crazy (Dude looks like Patsy Cline already beat you to that title)
    I Don't Want To Miss a Thing (Except ever hearing that song again)
    Shut Up and Dance (No, just Shut up!)
     
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    For me, Springsteen. Sorry.
     
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    When Jefferson Airplane morphed into Jefferson Starship, it was still ok. (“Miracles”)
    But by the time they did “we built this city”, it wasn’t pretty
     
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    Should have been called "We Kilt our Careers with This One Song" :lol:
     
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    Toto:
    70s- hold the line
    80s- Africa, Roseanna
     
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    Yes! How could the group that brought us Hold the Line and I'll Supply the Love do that to us? But to be fair, Georgy Porgy would be rank in any decade.
     
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    Styx was great in the 70s-
    Miss America, Lady, Grand illusion, etc..
    But in the 80s- Mister Roboto lost me completely
     
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    :lol: Yes, domo arigato for that.
     
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    ...and you're being a real gentleman for phrasing it so nicely...I still think they got paid by the San Francisco Department of tourism for writing that thing...YEEESH!:oops:
     
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    Neil Young tapered off a bit for most of the 80s
     
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    Deep Purple....and i hate to say it ACDC. ACDC wasn't bad...just not the same...
     
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    These bands were really not all that good in the late 1970s, but people were sort of desperate IMO.

    At least it wasn't disco.

    But finally, the fever broke and all sorts of new bands became available for the listening and people got restless and stopped being satisfied with the recording artists you mentioned.

    Remember that by 1975, there was a huge vacuum as many of the famous artists and bands from 1965-1971 were dead or on hiatus. And the bands being mentioned simply filled this void. Once more compelling new groups finally started arriving, these place holders were outmanned.
     
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    um, Grateful Dead.
     
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    ELO comes to mind.
     
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    REO Speedwagon, Bob Seger.
     
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    I'll definitely go along with REO, but I still liked Bob in the 80's. :)
     
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    You mean awesome bands like Poison and Ratt? :lol:
     
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