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Oh yes. The prog, the pop, the others, what's not to love?

XTC, Cardiacs, Univers Zero, Talking Heads, Rip Rig + Panic, This Heat, Tears for Fears, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Rush, B-52s, King Crimson, Marillion, etc...
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Within The Realm is my favorite DCD album so that makes the 80's worth it for me on just that one disc,..and there are others that have been mentioned.
Echo, Simple Minds, Ultravox, XTC,  etc...are also excellent bands from that time.

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A big yes!! I couldn't stand synth pop in the 80's, but now I appreciate it very much. I love Ultravox, OMD, Depeche Mode, Erasure, Japan, XTC etc.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Wanorak Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 11:26
I forgot Tears for Fears, the B52s and The Thompson Twins(great pop)!!
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote proggman Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 12:07
Prog music from the 80's that I like so far are Rush, Bacamarte, Marillion, Queensrÿche, Peter Gabriel, Los Jaivas, Cardiacs, King Crimson, Fates Warning, Itoiz, Savatage and IQ.

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Slartibartfast Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 15:35
Originally posted by TheGazzardian TheGazzardian wrote:

Oh yes. The prog, the pop, the others, what's not to love?

XTC, Cardiacs, Univers Zero, Talking Heads, Rip Rig + Panic, This Heat, Tears for Fears, The Police, Peter Gabriel, Rush, B-52s, King Crimson, Marillion, etc...

You did a pretty good job of summarizing what was good in the so called '80's music.  I should throw in Joe Jackson and The Psychedelic Furs.  Plus Toto's Dune soundtrack and The Eurythmics 1984 were fairly progressive.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 22:03
More to life than just prog!

XTC
Television
Talking Heads
Talk Talk
Simple Minds
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Sound
The Waterboys
World Party
Ultravox
Rush
Genesis
Manfred Mann
Tangerine Dream
King Crimson
Jethro Tull
The Cure
Siouxie & The Banshees
David Bowie
Van Morrison
Marillion
Pink Floyd
Camel
Caravan - just a snippet
Mike Oldfield
Lionel Richie
The Commodores
Icehouse
RHCP
INXS
Supertramp
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Martha & The Muffins
The Church
Kate Bush!
Joan Armatrading
Michael Jackson - yes him

how long is a piece of string? The 80's were alive and kicking with plenty prog acts in continuance and so many new bands on the scene
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 23:28
Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

More to life than just prog!

XTC
Television
Talking Heads
Talk Talk
Simple Minds
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Sound
The Waterboys
World Party
Ultravox
Rush
Genesis
Manfred Mann
Tangerine Dream
King Crimson
Jethro Tull
The Cure
Siouxie & The Banshees
David Bowie
Van Morrison
Marillion
Pink Floyd
Camel
Caravan - just a snippet
Mike Oldfield
Lionel Richie
The Commodores
Icehouse
RHCP
INXS
Supertramp
Yes
Martha & The Muffins
The Church
Kate Bush!
Joan Armatrading
Michael Jackson - yes him

how long is a piece of string? The 80's were alive and kicking with plenty prog acts in continuance and so many new bands on the scene
In the list I think only Marillion started in the 80s and as neo-prog, inspired by 70s. Almost all were already active in the 70s and some in the 60s. 
Of course not all the decade was rubbish, but compared to any other period I think it has been globally the poorest in the last 70 years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Prog_Traveller Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 01:28
It's funny as a teen in the eighties I was mostly listening to YES, GENESIS, RUSH, King Crimson with maybe a bit of the Moody Blues, Jethro Tull, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin and ELP thrown in. In other words the same bands that first got most of you into this mess. I didn't discover or hear about Gentle Giant and Marillion until towards the end of the eighties and as for Marillion didn't actually hear them until around 1991 or so. Wink As for eighties music in general I still have a soft spot for it since I still listened to the radio and still paid attention to what was popular(to some degree anyway).

For the most part I'd say a lot of eighties music was fun(and yes that includes Genesis). You can't take it all too seriously. It was all about flash and being stylish and "fitting in." Prog wasn't allowed to fit in because it wasn't cool. It wasn't hip. It needed the help of the internet to sneak its way back into the music scene. A lot of 80's music admittedly hasn't worn so well with time. I've heard people call a lot of it "cheesy" among other not too complimentary terms. And you know what? A lot of it was cheesy but maybe that was part of the fun. Some of those songs could only have been made in the eighties and maybe that's a good thing. So yes I do like 80's music(in moderation anyway)if for no other reason that for nostalgia purposes.


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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Chris S Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 02:59
Originally posted by octopus-4 octopus-4 wrote:

Originally posted by Chris S Chris S wrote:

More to life than just prog!

XTC
Television
Talking Heads
Talk Talk
Simple Minds
Echo & The Bunnymen
The Sound
The Waterboys
World Party
Ultravox
Rush
Genesis
Manfred Mann
Tangerine Dream
King Crimson
Jethro Tull
The Cure
Siouxie & The Banshees
David Bowie
Van Morrison
Marillion
Pink Floyd
Camel
Caravan - just a snippet
Mike Oldfield
Lionel Richie
The Commodores
Icehouse
RHCP
INXS
Supertramp
Yes
Martha & The Muffins
The Church
Kate Bush!
Joan Armatrading
Michael Jackson - yes him

how long is a piece of string? The 80's were alive and kicking with plenty prog acts in continuance and so many new bands on the scene
In the list I think only Marillion started in the 80s and as neo-prog, inspired by 70s. Almost all were already active in the 70s and some in the 60s. 
Of course not all the decade was rubbish, but compared to any other period I think it has been globally the poorest in the last 70 years.

Relevance? 80's were the 80's regardless of whether bands started there or notApprove The material was great too...Oh forgot Springsteen, Prince etc etc

In fact even now in 2013 the music being created is incredible, you know the good stuff Bon Iver,Fleet Foxes, Flaming Lips etc......I think we are really lucky to have been around when technology afforded so much creativity. Long may it continue. Sure most of it isn't prog anymore unless you say it is on bandcampLOL but prog aint the B all and end all in terms of newer material
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 03:26
Prog bands (those listed) did their worst in the 80s (apart some relevant exceptions like, IMO, 90125 and the Pink Floyd releases. For Tangerine Dream the 80s are represented by a number of non-essential soundtracks, Bowie did some good pop music and Kate Bush did excellent things....but I still hate the 80s and the standardized Yamaha DX7/Fairlight sounds.
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Yes I do like 80s music. Just not the mainstream pop crap that was produced except for MJ

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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote someone_else Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 03:59
No vote. Many of the 70's prog dinosaurs fell into decline and the devastating effect of the punk/new wave and the beat of new electronic instruments was palpable.

But even these years had some excellent output. So I won't say yes or no, even though I prefer the 70's and the recent years.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote PabstRibbon Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 05:02
There's a lot of amazing records from the 80's. Even if it's my least favourite period for music, I really love what happened there. Bands like Iron Maiden and FAtes Warning made amazing records and they were very different from anything else. IQ is one of my favourite band that's not from the 70's so it says something. Old school band like King Crimson did amazing things in this decade. Must not forget Talking Heads and XTC, which are 2 amazing bands. Sure, there is a lot of crap music but every decade got their share of crap so just don't overlook these amazing records just because of the bad reputation of the 80's.
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dedokras Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 05:07
What's not to like about the 80's?

Greatest band in the world - Cardiacs

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The Smiths
Killing Joke
Faith No More
Rush
Peter Gabriel
Genesis
XTC
The Stranglers
Iron Maiden
Metallica
Marillion
Duran Duran
Depeche Mode
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote Moogtron III Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 07:46
I like British neo prog from the 1980's, plus some other stuff like Allan Holdsworth, who did most of his best SynthAxe albums in the 1980's.
I also like some albums like Yes' 90125, the Anderson Bruford Wakeman Howe album, the Genesis albums in that decade and the Asia album.
Plus on my car radio, if there are some good hits from Tears For Fears, Howard Jonges, Nik Kershaw, Simple Minds, The Cure, Siouxsie and the Banshees etc etc I won't turn it to another station.
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I grew up in the 80's so yeah, I love the music.  As a side note, Invisible Touch was probably one of the most important albums (along with the associated videos) in my life time. 
 
I pretty much picked my fashion sense from the videos from that album combined with Miami Vice.  I can still be found with a blazer most days.

There was a lot of other great stuff in the 80's as well.  Some of my favorites include:  Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, Howard Jones, Rush, Love and Rockets, Jean-Michel Jarre, Gabriel and a whole bunch of other one or two hit wonders.  Viva la Octadeca
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Post Options Post Options   Thanks (0) Thanks(0)   Quote dr prog Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 18 2013 at 15:25
I like some rock music up to 83 or 84. Prog related stuff but none of that crappy dream theatre or marillion. Split enz were cool for their time

Edited by dr prog - November 18 2013 at 15:29
All I like is prog related bands beginning late 60's/early 70's. Their music from 1968 - 83 has the composition and sound which will never be beaten. Perfect blend of jazz, classical, folk and rock.
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Some of my favorite albums of all-time came from the '80s.

Rush - Moving Pictures, Grace Under Pressure
Iron Maiden - Killers thru Seventh Son
Queensryche - Rage For Order & O:MC
Black Sabbath - H&H, Mob Rules
Metallica - MOP, Justice
Helloween - Keeper pt.1
AC/DC - BIB



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