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Poll Question: Do you like 80s music?
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    Posted: November 16 2013 at 23:02
Since 80s fashion and music is having a come-back, I was wondering what you guys and gals thought of it.
I am currently digging:

Hawkwind, Rare Bird, Gong, Tangerine Dream, Khan, Iron Butterfly, and all things canterbury and hard-psych. I also love jazz!

Please drop me a message with album suggestions.
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Uh, I like good 80s music anyway
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Post Options Post Options   Quote The.Crimson.King Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2013 at 23:30
IQ, Marillion with Fish, Twelfth Night, Bacamarte, Univers Zero, Shub Niggurath, Dead Can Dance...what's not to like LOL 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote smartpatrol Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2013 at 23:36
Some bands are better than others. It's hard to say I dislike or like an entire decade of music. That's ten years; more than fifty percent of my life
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Neo-Romantic Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 16 2013 at 23:59
It's a decade I'm only mildly familiar with. I was born in 1990, so I didn't grow up with it, and strictly in terms of prog, the only group whose output in that decade I've listened to extensively so far is Rush. I'm planning on getting more into it though. I won't negatively judge it before I give it a fair try Smile
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Blacksword Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 02:02
Originally posted by Triceratopsoil

Uh, I like good 80s music anyway



This I guess.

I like what I like from ant decade. I can't really generalise about any one decade.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 03:14
You can always find something good, but I hate the 80s not only in music. Angry 
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Post Options Post Options   Quote verslibre Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 03:39
In spite of the "80s stigma" (due mostly to lots of crappy/silly new romantic & hair metal bands, though there's always a grey area), that decade had/has tons of great music, especially when it comes to progressive-electronic.
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King Crimson, yes, Yes, Yes. Madonna, no. Zappa, UZ, Rush, of course. By 80s music I understand that to mean chart oriented pop songs (Shub Nigurath?? ha, ha...)

There were many good songs one or tow of which I liked as well, but the album oriented era was de-emphasized.

I think Frankie Goes To Hollywood was a bigger act than that other Buggles spin-off band Yes.
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I don't like fads, but there is some great music from the 80's decade.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote octopus-4 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 04:45
Originally posted by verslibre

In spite of the "80s stigma" (due mostly to lots of crappy/silly new romantic & hair metal bands, though there's always a grey area), that decade had/has tons of great music, especially when it comes to progressive-electronic.
Do you mean the tons of movie soundtracks released by Tangerine Dream? Neither far comparable to their pink period, IMO.
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''80's music'' means Bananarama , China Crisis ,  Simple Minds, Duran Duran etc doesn't it?

if its '80's prog' then I like it. IQ are one of my favourite bands and Marillion made some very decent albums. Add Rush , Kate Bush , Eloy and Mike Oldfield and it adds up to a good decade. 


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I hated the 80's while I was growing up in that decade.
Musically I liked british heavy metal, hardcore underground rap and Kate Bush.
I was getting more and more into FZ and saw him live in Rotterdam in 1988.
Most other music from that era didn't appeal to me very much.
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Having been born in the 50s, I lived through the 60s/70s and saw prog emerge, flourish, then largely either descend into pomposity or commercialism. What came after was either punk, neo-romanticism or the alternative art rock of bands like Talking Heads. My initial reaction was to label all 80s music as ****.
 
But slowly, some gems emerged, Nostell Priory 198(3) introduced me to a fledgling Marillion, who rapidly became firm favourites. Later, I discovered IQ, whose first two albums I think are actually even marginally better than Marillion's first two. Big Country emerged from the ashes of the Skids and released some quite brilliant albums - some have definite progressive traits. Dire Straits became much more complex and sophisticated and released three albums which are quite superb and flit round the fringes of prog. A Celtic Rock band called Runrig emerged from the Western Highlands and released their third album, an astonishing concept album (Recovery), which had half the songs in their native language (Gaelic). Their followed it up with Heartland (equally astonishing) and a series of excellent, commercially successful "song" albums and a live album of incredible energy which ranks up there with the very best.


One or two of the 70s acts kept the faith. Camel reversed their late 70s decline with the brilliant Nude and, after a blip with The Single Factor, bounced back with Stationary Traveller, an album which improves enormously with repeated listening. Jethro Tull released Crest of a Knave which I don't like much but many do ( does anyone else think that, at times, they sound a bit like Dire Straits clones on this?).

And there's Asia. I don't regard their first album as particularly progressive but, if it had been released by four musicians who had never been in a prog band, I'd have liked it a lot (and I do) because the songs are great. Most of the hate seems to be because it was recorded by prog heroes who were viewed as "selling out". 

There are many more good albums from the 80s

However, there's a lot of utter dross too.


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Post Options Post Options   Quote sleeper Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 06:28
Too broad of a question, there's always going to be good music to find in any decade but on the whole the 80's have a lower quantity of quality than any other decade since the 60's/70's.
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80's music ?  Post Punk : Yes  / Progressive Rock : :No.
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Originally posted by The.Crimson.King

IQ, Marillion with Fish, Twelfth Night, Bacamarte, Univers Zero, Shub Niggurath, Dead Can Dance...what's not to like LOL 

Agreed - 80s prog music, definitely. 80s pop, uh - probably not...
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Post Options Post Options   Quote presdoug Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 08:29
when i was living in the 80s, i hated most of the music with a passion; now, i like hearing it, even tho i don't actively collect it.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote twosteves Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 09:10
well if I'm forced to make a glittering generality---I'd vote no as 80's music is not on my heavy rotation on my i phone--apparently not holding up for me ---as much as other era's.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote Guldbamsen Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: November 17 2013 at 09:17

Plenty of reasons to love the 80s right there. So many more from where they came from, I just took some different albums from various underground scenes.
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