Rock and roll Battle of the Decades: 80's vs. 90's

Discussion in 'Music to Your Ears' started by Leep Dog, May 26, 2011.

  1. mickmac

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    1980's!!!
     
  2. Cameage

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    I think they were at the right place at the right time, and Kurt Cobain was better looking than Bob Mould.
     
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    Yeah, but these bands didn't have mainstream awareness until the 90's. The other bands you mentioned were well known hitmakers by the time the 80's got underway. Though, I see your point, in that some of them did have their peak popularity in the 80's.


    Then again, what do I know? I started following the Grateful Dead in the mid-80's! :D
     
  4. beep.click

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    80s. Plimsouls and Bangles!
     
  5. Cameage

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    How many Deadheads does it take to screw in a lightbulb?

    None. They just wait til it burns out and then they follow it around for 20 years.
     
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    Sorry but the real answer to that question is 100.

    1 to change it and 99 to record the event. :D
     
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    Just saw the Billboard top 10 for Nov 95. Mariah Carey, Whitney Houston, and Boys to Men each had like two songs in it.
    I just threw up in my mouth a little.
     
  8. Cameage

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    ZING.
     
  9. Mike Eskimo

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    I loooooooove the Grateful Dead and haaaaaaate most Deadheads.

    Saw the Dead in '80 when it was the real Deadheads from the late 60's/early 70's still going to the shows - pre frat-boy era.

    Listen from the beginning to about '82 - LIVE recordings only.

    Until I really got into American blues/country/roots music from about 1925-1960 I never appreciated them.

    Back to your regularly-scheduled decade war : Gin Blossoms vs Greg Kihn
     
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    The 80's but they still come in fourth to the 70's, 60's and 50's in that order. IMHO of course. The 70's was the age of the guitar hero in full bloom. It's funny how it is remembered by the modern media as the age of disco though. I had a T-shirt that said: "Disco Sucks" on the front and on the back: "Kill The" with one of those iron-ons of the Beegees underneath. He he.
     
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    Yeah, that' true. I wish I had been following the dead at that time rather than playing with legos. I don't think my car would have made it very far though. :D

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    Rock and Roll died in the 70's killed buy "Disco". It was then brought back to life. "Rock" is still with us but I'm not sure the "Roll" part of the equation ever fully recovered.
     
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    The '80s were terrible, I spent this decade listening to '50s and '60s music. Ugly chorus effect and DX7 everywhere.
     
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    You were listening to the wrong side of the dial.
     
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    The '80s produced a lot of great pop singles that can by appreciated by those not burdened by an overabundance of indie cred.
     
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    +1

    In the '80's, the Stray Cats re-kindled interest in rockabilly.

    In the '90's, Jeff Beck introduced many to Gene Vincent/ Cliff Gallop.

    Whether it's early Elvis, new Imelda May, or the many country artists in between. I like anyone who can take basic roots rock, and add their own twist to it.
     
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    90s. For me its just one reason - Pride and Glory.
     
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    Well, yeah, but the guy I responded to said all he heard was crappy chorus and DX7's, so I went in the other direction.

    Don't get me wrong, I love a lot of 80's pop...but I love Husker Du and Dinosaur Jr more.
     
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    It's funny, but I spent most of the '80s immersed in '60's and '70's obscuria (Nuggets, Velvets, Groovies, Big Star, etc.) but totally in league with the underground/college rock scene - the Replacements, REM, Hüsker Dü, the Pixies, Dream Syndicate, Black Flag, Long Ryders, etc. etc.. And when Nirvana broke out, people said that they were the final triumph of the '80s underground... and for a moment, it felt like that. But sad to say, the moment Kurt put an end to himself, rock & roll went right back to the suits. The labels snapped up every 'grunge' band they could find and we were inundated with 'alternative rock' bands scrambling to get on 'alternative rock' radio stations by being just like all the other 'alternative' bands on 'alternative' radio. An alternative to what? Of course there were good bands in the 90's... I was partial to Wilco and Cracker, and UK bands like Oasis and Blur, but even that ran itself out in time.

    So, I'm an '80s guy, more or less... that said, I'll take the '90s over the '00s and '10s so far.
     
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    Yes I was also into the Plimsouls, Unknowns, Long Ryders,Green On red, Fleshtones Barracudas etc...
     
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