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Looking thru a playlist on Spotify and found some old favorites...

Tempted - Squeeze
You Can't Always Get What You Want - Joe Jackson
You Can Call Me Al - Paul Simon - One of the best videos of the 80s
Don't Give Up - Peter Gabriel (w/Kate Bush) - love this video, one shot. Watch the sun in the background and how they turn around the couple based on who is singing.
 


 

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22 minutes ago, Uruk-Hai said:

It wasn't until the late 80's that black people were allowed to have popular music.

I'm only half kidding. MTV dominated/determined what people listened to and they had an unwritten policy that black music might "scare the children".

There's a good set of documentaries on Netflix (I think) and one of them is on 80's music. The part where Bowie asks the MTV VJ why there isn't more black music on the network is priceless.

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2 minutes ago, Charlie Steiner said:

Just so we're clear, this is the version from the movie The Lost Boys? I think this is a cover  of The Call's version, or was his the original? Memories hang in the balance. 

I think The Call did it first...From a quick Google search and resultant Buzzfeed article:

"If there’s one non-vampiric moment that everyone remembers from The Lost Boys, it’s the shot of a sweaty Tim Cappello thrusting his crotch, whipping his ponytail every which way, and brandishing his saxophone like a weapon while performing “I Still Believe,” but it’s a moment which almost never happened. According to The Santa Cruz Sentinel’s obituary for Michael Been, the late, great frontman for The Call and the songwriter behind “I Still Believe,” the band was offered the opportunity to make a cameo in the film but turned it down."

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4 minutes ago, Andy Dufresne said:

Was never really one of my favorites.

 

This song has become one of my absolutes though - Triumph - Magic Power

And let's not forget Chilliwack - My Girl

Triumph is one of my favorite bands of all time. What is it with Canada and rock trios? Although Rik Emmet is a far better singer than Geddy Lee. He also does wonderful Classical Guitar pieces on the albums too.

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1 hour ago, HellToupee said:

all :thumbup: . Big fan of anything Bob Mould has done. Under the Milky Way still sounds great on rare occasions its on the radio

A couple years too late for the '80s, but #### it, Dufresne threw a song from 1996 up in this thing, so whatever. One of my 50 favorite songs of all time:

Sugar - If I Can't Change Your Mind

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Just now, RedmondLonghorn said:

 

2 hours ago, El Floppo said:

something on my mind- the Pale fountains

more more more- Carmel

compulsion- Joe Crow

lawnchairs- Our Daughter's Wedding

I am 0/4 on that list in terms of recognizing bands.

 

are you listening to any of these? if you like something- let me know, I'll recommend similar stuff.

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Just now, HellToupee said:

Saw them open for The Police . The sounded good live

Cool to hear, when was that about? I just love their post 1 hit wonder work. Such a progressive band for the time.

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2 minutes ago, Ilov80s said:

Cool to hear, when was that about? I just love their post 1 hit wonder work. Such a progressive band for the time.

83 maybe . They played with The Police  ,  Flock of Seagulls  and another band . Going to google to see. It was at the old Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro 

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1 minute ago, HellToupee said:

83 maybe . They played with The Police  ,  Flock of Seagulls  and another band . Going to google to see. It was at the old Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro 

Sounds awesome. Wish I could have seen something like that. 

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4 minutes ago, HellToupee said:

83 maybe . They played with The Police  ,  Flock of Seagulls  and another band . Going to google to see. It was at the old Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro 

was it The Fixx? (which should also be listed in this thread)

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10 minutes ago, Quint said:

was it The Fixx? (which should also be listed in this thread)

:goodposting:

Damn I swear Talk Talk was the 4th band .There was 4 bands but the article lists only 3. Hmm . This is going to drive me crazy. I know they opened for someone I saw 82-83-84  somewhere in MA. 

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The crowd was revved up and ready when the Police hit the stage. For three hours the 60,000 people packed into Sullivan Stadium in Foxboro yesterday had sat patiently in the late afternoon sun. They listened to The Fixx and a Flock Of Seagulls  , two up-and-coming young English bands and watched MTV's rock video on the scoreboard screen when no one was performing. But they were saving their enthusiasm for the Police.


At 7:15pm, the number one pop band in the world dashed on stage and dug into their title cut from their number one album 'Synchronicity'. A machine gushed forth billows of smoke that clouded the stage, flanked on both sides by giant screens painted with the red, yellow and blue stripes of the 'Synchronicity' album cover.

Sting dressed in a white jacket and bright red pants, was an energetic front man, singing, playing bass, and bouncing about the stage. Guitarist Andy Summers and drummer Stewart Copeland, stayed in the background concentrating on the music.

Filling out the blonde trio's sound were three female back-up singers, swathed in black robes from head to toe. Taped instrumental parts were also used occasionally.After five more songs from 'Synchronicity' and six older tunes including 'Message In A Bottle' and 'Spirits In The Material World', it was dark enough for the bands computer light system to be turned on. Sting introduced 'Hole In My Life' "as a song played in the Rat Club in 1977". Then it was on to 'Invisible Sun', which was illustrated by a scene of desolation in Northern Ireland, flashed on the screen overhead.

The audience lit thousands of matches at the song's end, making for an unforgettable sight. After 'King Of Pain', the group left the stage, but they were never out of sight. A video camera followed them into their dressing room and everyone watched the Police don comical stovepipe hats, sip tea, and destroy a table setting. Then they ran right back on stage and launched into their current number-one single 'Every Breath You Take'.

 

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3 hours ago, Nigel said:

Not sure how it holds up but I wore out the David & David album Boomtown back in the day. 

Swallowed by the Cracks

https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=0DSM_fZX3_Y

I remember having the cashier at a record store suggest I buy Boomtown in addition to my other purchases. I never regretted the decision. I should have got her number. :kicksrock:

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3 hours ago, Dr. Octopus said:

I was amazed The Cult followed up She Sells Sanctuary (Love) with the Electric album with Love Removal Machine on it. The albums were so different and I loved them both.

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5 minutes ago, northern exposure said:

I was amazed The Cult followed up She Sells Sanctuary (Love) with the Electric album with Love Removal Machine on it. The albums were so different and I loved them both.

Rick Rubin produced (Electric) - wanted them to sound like a hybrid of Zep/Sabbath - very hit or miss for me, more miss back in '87 ("Born To Be Wild" is borderline laughable) ... but i grew to appreciate Duffy's genius, and the album, along with the subsequent heavier stuff, grew on me. 

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