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Poll Question: Who were the least worst in the 1980s?
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2 [2.41%]
8 [9.64%]
10 [12.05%]
44 [53.01%]
15 [18.07%]
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Ruby900 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 02:16
KC, Genesis and Yes had their moments. On balance it has to be KC only because they continued to be uncomprimising, whereas the others all became more commercial.
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Yes Drama album coverYes 90125 album cover
For me it's enough 
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Gandalff Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 03:35
King Crimson, obviously.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 03:58
Yes and Genesis were not that bad, but Pink Floyd is the only one out of these bands (as far as I have heard their 80s output) with an album that I would give a 4 star rating (The Final Cut).
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 04:24
Originally posted by Ruby900 Ruby900 wrote:

KC, Genesis and Yes had their moments. On balance it has to be KC only because they continued to be uncomprimising, whereas the others all became more commercial.
 
Did Pink Floyd become more commercial than selling tens of millions of copies of Dark Side Of The Moon? (and by the start of the 1980s it had been constantly in the charts for seven years). 
 And "Another Brick In The Wall" became a Number 1 hit single at the end of the 70s.  It's a disco song with children singing - commercial enough, I think.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote friso Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 06:29
I don't understand that the band with the highest rated eighties record (Dinscipline that is) can get so many votes here. Aren't we a bit murmering about the departure of the majestic mellotrow vibe?
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote The-time-is-now Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 08:32
Maybe King Crimson.

Or Yes.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote LinusW Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 10:15
Originally posted by mister nobody mister nobody wrote:

80s KC is awesome. 


Four years ago, I would have laughed at this.

Now: qft.
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Obviously Crimson, none of the others released a record as great as Discipline in the 80s.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote akaBona Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 17:43
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote richardh Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 17:55
I never much cared for the more minimalistic version of KC. 
ELPowell has one great track (Mars) and a load of other stuff that would be best called 'Mediocre' imo
Tull - I think I purchased one album by them from the late 80's but it was not very interesting ( can't even remember what it was called)
Hated 90125 apart from Leave It and Cinema. Didn't get Big Generator
I actually don't own any 80's Floyd so can't judge
That leaves by default Genesis who made several decent tracks in that decade (Domino , Home By The Sea ,Dodo/Lurker and few others)
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Triceratopsoil Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 18:41
Originally posted by friso friso wrote:

I don't understand that the band with the highest rated eighties record (Dinscipline that is) can get so many votes here. Aren't we a bit murmering about the departure of the majestic mellotrow vibe?


The poll is asking who is the least bad
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Padraic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 19 2013 at 18:42
80s KC blows away these others.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Metalmarsh89 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2013 at 01:52
Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

I would have expected Rush to be here, especially when discussing the 80's. They would have been my vote. They actually released peaking material then.
 
This isn't about that, it's about the old Big Six of the classic 69-73 (or whenever) era, and how they fared after their prime.
 
Maybe there's a secondary Big Six  - Rush, VDGG, Hawkwind, Caravan, Deep Purple, and The Wombles LOL


Hey now, Rush was formed before King Crimson was. KC just released 5 albums before Rush really got to work Tongue
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Stool Man Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: March 20 2013 at 11:29
Originally posted by Metalmarsh89 Metalmarsh89 wrote:

Originally posted by Stool Man Stool Man wrote:

Originally posted by Horizons Horizons wrote:

I would have expected Rush to be here, especially when discussing the 80's. They would have been my vote. They actually released peaking material then.
 
This isn't about that, it's about the old Big Six of the classic 69-73 (or whenever) era, and how they fared after their prime.
 
Maybe there's a secondary Big Six  - Rush, VDGG, Hawkwind, Caravan, Deep Purple, and The Wombles LOL


Hey now, Rush was formed before King Crimson was. KC just released 5 albums before Rush really got to work Tongue
 
So they weren't in their prime during those early years then.  Or if they were we'll never know it, as they released no albums back then.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote mohaveman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: April 02 2013 at 09:49
I like some of what Tull did
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