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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 10:26 am

Lamont - can you believe how old teenage riot is? Listening to it now is equivalent to listening to Glenn Miller back when it came out.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby michael_p » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 10:46 am

In band years Sonic Youth were around for a long time. Kim Gordon (the bass player) is 67.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 10:55 am

CraigVIC wrote:Lamont - can you believe how old teenage riot is? Listening to it now is equivalent to listening to Glenn Miller back when it came out.

Or Gene Krupa!
Hell yes!
Have you listened to any of Thurston Moore's stuff? Nice.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 10:58 am

Waiting for something from the Pixies?
What the hell!
Some locals-turn it up
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 11:17 am

michael_p wrote:I band years Sonic Youth were around for a long time. Kim Gordon (the bass player) is 67.

The fabulous Debbie Harry is 75.Time marches on.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 12:00 pm

I think I've spent more time listening to Shelly with Sun Kil Moon than Gordon or Moore, haha.

NNW - there's always good music being made

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 12:48 pm

Cattle and cane submitted twice.
Nice.
I have that Billy Bragg album on cassette.
The Police-that they weren't locked up :lol: is a mystery!
The Hunnas only had two good songs I reckon :shock: -one's already up
here's the other

Have to love a bit of saddlepop Northy surely! :D
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 1:38 pm

Sorry Lamont, I somehow glossed over that, have changed mine
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 2:17 pm

CraigVIC wrote:Sorry Lamont, I somehow glossed over that, have changed mine

No :D I was commenting on the fact it being mentioned twice being good.
Do you know the story recounted by Robert Forster about the guitar on which Grant McLennan wrote Cattle and Cane?
Nick Cave picks up a guitar to create some music in a squat they are sharing in London 1980s.
Forster informs him it is the very one used by McLennan to write Cattle and Cane.
Cave puts the guitar down and gives up on it -says it's had it's one great song.

I think the doco is on the abc.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 7:00 pm

Cracking tunes commando.

Lamont - I hadn't heard that story. I remember Lindy get quite upset talking about the band on an ABC doco years ago then seeing her talking about it much later how it was caught a bit out of context and for years after people were always asking her if she was alright, was she coping okay. Cattle and Cane is a bone fide classic.

This reached UK #2, 1981, what a decade

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Eremophila » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 7:34 pm



Thanks guys!! This thread sent me down the endless rabbit hole that is 80’s music.

This song featured on a Netflix show I watched a while back ( Criminal Justice???) but I didn’t catch it in the credits, and my searching was fruitless as I didn’t actually know what the lyrics were. Mystery solved and added to tomorrow’s playlist!
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 8:05 pm

Still no Talking Heads?!
My favourite off Remain in light 1980
Bongolicious.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby michael_p » Mon 03 Aug, 2020 8:11 pm

Remain in light was released in 1980 so it just makes it in. Possibly my favourite TH album. Great musicians, great songs under the stewardship of Brian Eno. Just superb. Full album playlist: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w6T_X7M ... v1PqHvr2VW
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby blakey_ » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 10:08 am

CraigVIC wrote:Lamont - can you believe how old teenage riot is? Listening to it now is equivalent to listening to Glenn Miller back when it came out.


This is 100% appropriate for that comparison and will instantly age any gen Xer (no 80s content)

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 10:14 am

north-north-west wrote:Sorry but . . . was there any decent music in the '80s apart from Hunters and Collectors and maybe a bit of Police?

Fortunately if a person wanted something other than the same song over and over there was triple R and PBS in Melbourne-talk about saving sanity. Were you a triple R subscriber/listener back then? That's where I found you got a proper variety.
If a person listened to commercial music radio stations only, in the 1980s (and especially by the late 80s and for ever more I reckon) you would have thought there was one type of music-corporate driven, male oriented and sang and straight out of the United States and to cap it off each song very much the same as the last.
Hang on- it's still the same forty years later. :evil:
Anyone remember this song (plus at least Cyndi Lauper and Big Country) being played on both the Skull Cave and commercial radio at the same time?
Classic.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 10:34 am

Solid Rock - great song, how many people love that song without a clue what it's about?

It's easy to see with a bit of distance how diverse the 80s were. A few that probably didn't get on EON FM (and one that definitely did)







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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby commando » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 1:48 pm

north-north-west wrote:Sorry but . . . was there any decent music in the '80s apart from Hunters and Collectors and maybe a bit of Police?


The 80's is the Golden decade of Originality Talent and Diversity but apart from that it was Calibre of Quality
and the growth of the Digital Revolution away from cassettes and scratchy records to CD's with a signal to noise
ratio of 130 DB. an unachievable feat in the analogue domain.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 6:18 pm

You could start a whole other thread on analogue v digital. Now, you can listen to anything you want on YouTube, but it doesn't sound great.

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Tue 04 Aug, 2020 7:23 pm

Enough mucking around- this is serious mum!
My favourite of theirs from this period might be a bit of an issue-
Eva Braun ring a bell Craig?
Press Watch it on Youtube to see the clip.
Ozzie (yes, that's Australians used to spell it. So much has changed) Ostrich. Nice.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby CraigVIC » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 7:04 am

Incredible, just incredible :D :D
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby north-north-west » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 10:06 am

Of course there was good music, but ""hits"" implies mainstream popular crap, rather than something like this:

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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby peregrinator » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 11:14 am

north-north-west wrote:Sorry but . . . was there any decent music in the '80s . . .


north-north-west wrote:. . . "hits" implies mainstream popular crap . . .


Any takers for Eric Satie (1880s), W.A. Mozart (1780s)? I could go much back further. I could mention non-western music. I could mention a whole lot of stuff. But it seems people are happier with fewer choices. This doesn't make much sense.
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby Lamont » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 12:24 pm

north-north-west wrote:Of course there was good music, but ""hits"" implies mainstream popular crap, rather than something like this:


Ah ha. Nice!
I tried to guess which song it was before I played it because the title isn't attached.
I know a bloke who still (in his mid 60s) plies his trade in a three piece as the guitarist -he always extolled the talents of SRV and his band.
He says there's no place to hide in a three piece and you just have to be spot on all the time.
He models himself on the SRV band.
I thought you may have linked this song-attached the really nice live version
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Re: Music : Best 80's only hits

Postby north-north-west » Wed 05 Aug, 2020 1:01 pm

SRV was superb and his early death a true tragedy.

At least this bloke had a much longer run.
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