Taking submissions : Worst 80’s Production Hall of Fame

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  1. soulman969

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    The '80s brought about the death of classic rock and the beginning of over produced, synth driven, smooth rock. There's little rock from the '80s that made a lasting impression on me.
     
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    The fingersnapping is bad, but they all booked a special treat in purgatory for wearing those porn-actor sunglasses!
     
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    I’ll include Eliminator as well.
    For me that entire band ends with the DeGuello.

    But thanks for even bringing him up because my Lord - what a great singer.

    I like his vocals so much that if “some like it hot” by power station came on the radio I would love it.
     
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    Also from that album, I nominate Shot in the Dark.
    I love that song. The album version is so neutered it's sad. The "live" version on Just Say Ozzy is how that song would have sounded if not for commercial considerations.
     
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    I couldn't care less about ZZ Top but I understand and appreciate your analogy
     
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    My question is.....How did it happen?


    And, how did the 80's cheese Virus infect so many? It was by no means just a rock thing, country, jazz, R&B, you name it, it got 80s-a-fide.


    I mean, they really thought that additive synth horn stab that sounded worse than a real car horn was the next big thing?



    It just...it boggles the mind.
     
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    If you're referring to that horrible digital reverb they added to all of their classic songs, I am in agreement. It's sucked all of the impact out of them
     
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    Makes me think of 80’s Billy Joel :lol:
     
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    At first I wanted to vomit, but I liked the part where the tempo slowed down
     
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    I find most irritating to be good songs that really are hurt by full frontal 80s sounds and production. The Moody Blues, "Your Wildest Dreams" comes to mind.

     
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    It's just.......not right....
     
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    "Separate Ways" by Journey. Horrible synths, plus the worst video this side of Billy Squire. Or is it Squier?
     
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    Come on now. Did you have to hunt around for a while to come up with that bad live version? The studio version is one of the songs that helped define a particular sound from the late '70s/early '80s. I think it sounds great, even though it's so digital. There's nothing smoothed over or bland about this.

     
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    Here’s some 80’s cheese.
     
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    The origin of the 80's drum sound
     
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    It's almost like you didn't read my post. I have the "Clues" album and love it to this day, was just spinning in the car. And I happen to love this version, RP kills it. Robert can do do wrong. Doesn't diminish the purple jump suit cheese.

     
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    This. Because the man could do so much so well, it really stands out as a kind of pathetic groping after an obviously doomed-to-be-fleeting musical style.

    And the video. Well...there's his shirt. Can I say something positive about that? Probably not. But Yoko's sunglasses are, uh, Yoko's, so...there's that.

    For a dude who can use a compass like a poker chip against time, Mr. D. sure got lost there for a while....
     
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