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

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  1. Bruxist

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    .38 Special, but theirs is mainly from early eighties to late eighties.

    "Second Chance" is a far cry from "Caught Up in You" and "What If I'd Been the One"
     
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    Deep Purple
    C,S,N,&Y
    Eagles
    Boston
    Elton John
    Chicago
     
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    I was thinking, The Cure, Simple Minds, Echo and the Bunnymen, Talk Talk, Teardrop Explodes, U2; this "New Wave" stuff.
     
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    Not a single one of these bands was "better" in the second half of the 70s than they'd been previous and also none were better in the 1980s than they were in the late 1970s. These are 6 obvious examples of artists/bands doing less impressive work than previous and to be very, honest, it was scaring me and leaving me kinda angry.

    Which was that CSNY album with the disco beat?
     
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    To mention a few of the early 80s

    Ultravox
    Simple Minds
    Urban Verbs
    The Passions
    The Cure
    The Clash
    Orchestral Manoeuvre in The Dark
    Siouxie & The Banshees
    Echo & The Bunnymens
    Bauhaus
    Psychedelic Furs

    Most of them have more or less vanished... :confused:

    And ALL the continuing EM from the start and still today :

    Tangerine Dream
    Klaus Schulze
    Robert Schroeder
    Kraftwerk
    Vangelis
    Isao Tomita
    ...

    Just to name the most known for the EM (Electronic Music) neophyte. :D

    -tbln
     
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    Gotta disagree about Deep Purple. Perfect Strangers was a strong album, IMO. The House Of Blue Light wasn't as good, but it wasn't abjectly terrible, either. It just kinda... was.
     
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    Lots of groups peak early. I don't think this is limited to the '70s/'80s.
     
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    I think your comments are cracking me up!
     
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    Genesis. From Peter Gabriel and "Supper's Ready" or "Watcher of the Skies" to Phil Collins and "I Can't Dance" radio-friendliness.

    And by the same token, Yes.
     
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    I don't think you can do that on stage anymore...
     
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    I liked U2, and still do, when they were more of a punk band. When they became more of a "Stairway To Heaven" band, I started paying less attention, especially since they got way, way, way overplayed back in the day. It felt like you couldn't escape them. However, they gave a lot of fervent Christians a decent band they could feel safe listening to and that's cool. Ah, the analog days . . .
     
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    Rush
    Ramones
    Rolling Stones
     
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    I like every song in the original post, both 70s and 80s.
     
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    I agree with many already mentioned, but have to echo duzies post above re Rush. Great band imo, and I thought they just grew and grew in the 70’s. Still held their own early 80’s, but got progressively worse at times as they tried to “keep up?” with the electronic age of the time.

    Honestly, when I saw Geddy Lee with a (for him) shorter haircut in a suit jacket playing a Steinberger I’m like WTF...?
     
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    For me, the most tragic casualty of the MTV era was ZZ Top. To this day, I have a hard time connecting the dots from their '70s catalog to their '80s stuff.

    Heart runs a close second.
     
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    Loved that version of Walk This Way. Run DMC are pioneers/legends/one of the best things that ever happened to Aerosmith. And Aerosmith would tell you that.

    Tunnel of Love is a very strong collection of songs . Ditto Nebraska

    Toto sucked in all era’s. Coke rock.

    Styx sucked in all era’s. Dope rock.

    Freedom, Ragged Glory. Two of his best records.

    Back In Black. I sure love Bon Scott but BIB is just one of the great rock records.

    Yep. Fully agree. You compare a supposedly epic show from ‘89 that later frat-era Deadheads worship , to a so-so show from 71-72 and it’s not even close.

    REO always sucked (Golden Country ? Get outta my face ) but you’re completely right about Seger. Back in ‘72 vs Horizontal Bop ? :lol:
     
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    I was a kid in the 80s so I was first introduced to Stevie Wonder with 'I just called to say I love you' and Tina Turner with 'What's love got to do with it', etc.

    When I was in my 20s and heard their 70s recordings I was a lot more impressed.
     
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    Dude...are you reading my mind, or something? :eek:
     
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    Ya 80s turned some folks disco and electronica. the Stones and Rod Stewart come to mind.
     
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    Kiss' first 5 albums were great, not so much after that. Maybe I just grew up a little.

    Stones: much as I've always loved them, well, you know...

    On the other hand I try to sit back a little and allow bands to develop some before I judge too harshly.
     
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