I Did Not Like The 80's

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    Dire Straits, Guns and Roses, Metallica, the Cars, Tears for Fears, MegaDeath, Toto, I guess it just depends on what you like. Personally I think the 80's as a whole had better bands, and better talent than the 90's, there were really only a couple of years in that decade that were great. I love the bands associated with grunge, but some of them like Alice in Chains are really metal/hard rock that got lumped in. Alice in Chains started in the 80's as well.
     
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    Out of curiosity, can I ask where did you grow up during that time?
     
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    MTV created an emphasis on looks over music. Bands spent small fortunes on one video in hopes that it would get play on MTV. This ended AOR and translated to what you probably heard when you tuned in to your favorite station. Corporate driven formula music was and continues to be a problem for musicians. However, there was tons of great music created in the 80's, but since it never made it to MTV you probably never heard it unless you were lucky enough to have a college radio station in your area or hung out with DJ's who were introducing you to obscure bands. MTV made some people rich and famous, but it had a negative impact on music that continues to this day.
     
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    The ‘80s was a time of career change. I was listening to mostly classical music. I also enjoyed early 20th century Russian music. Pop and rock were a waste land to me.
     
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    The 80s also brought us The Smiths, Sonic Youth, Pixies, Stone Roses and hundreds of cool bands.
    It wasn’t all hair metal and cheesy pop you know?
     
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    I was parts of the Los Angeles scene and worked at The Whiskey, but we were children of the 60s and the earlier music hold better for me.
     
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    There was plenty of great music in the eighties if you liked and appreciated any music other than guitar oriented classic rock.
     
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    For me the '80s was a really crazy ride in life and in music.

    For life the ups to downs to ups are almost impossible to describe. It started with near financial and emotional ruin and the decade ended meeting an extraordinarily beautiful and strong woman about same time my career in technology started. That woman's still my wife and simply amazing. I also did really cool stuff with adventure sports before they got so popular or bro-ified.

    For music, I truly rubbed shoulders with Johnny Rotten one night, and at another extreme partied with Burning Spear's band. I can't count the amazing shows via the obsessions and positions of some close associates. My city was a second home and frequent or also launch point for famous twin cities musicians. Knowing sound, studio and club people was more fun times with that. While that sound track was going I also drove an exhibition semi that toured a presidential election cycle. Throw in a crazy extended trip to Peru with our once exchange student.

    The worst 80s moments were near suicidal and best moments were skewed just as far. Nothing topped the music that's my wife.
     
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    Don’t forget (the) Pixies!
     
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    Midnight Oil and Hoodoo Gurus are particular favorites.
     
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    Don’t forget Jesus and Mary Chain! Too many good bands to mention! A very productive and creative period.

     
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    Insanely catchy and utterly unique.

    There was a lot of great stuff in the '80s and, no, it wasn't all "left of the dial." It was on MTV and Top 40 radio. Boy George and Men Without Hats were great. So were A Flock of Seagulls and Duran Duran. Listen to their albums.



    Men Without Hats could rock (in its way) live.



    It may sound too cutesy for you, but "Pop Goes the World" is a brilliant (in the British sense), as is the album that spawned it. In the '80s, I enjoyed their singles as a guilty pleasure (I don't do guilty pleasures any more). It took me a decade or two to discover how good their albums were.

     
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    And the worst thing about the 90s was their second! Well, at least I got to see them live at The Fillmore at that time though!
     
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    For sure. Psychocandy is one of the greatest debut albums. I love it, but most would find it unlistenable.
     
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    I have tickets to see the Hoodoo Gurus at the same venue (The Roxy on Sunset Blvd.) that I saw them at back in 1987.

     
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