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The 80s Song Appreciation Thread

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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Advanced Members Posts: 893 ✭✭
    Hair Bands, sure why not.



    Ratt- Way Cool Jr. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vo_ITHEVMm8



    Warrant- Down Boy`s https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0RHENr6Xe70



    Cinderella- Gypsy Road https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6j7E7pvLxmI



    Britny Fox- Girlschool https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8fAi8Jc2hrw



    LA Guns- Ballad of Jane https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ec7eYnGcoW8



    Faster Pussycat- House of Pain https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v1ntsBXdK88



    Bullet Boys- Smooth up in ya https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ziL2FyIg1_I



    Great White- Once bitten twice shy https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bz61YQWZuYU
  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    I was a Triumph fan as well. Amazing all these bands I pretty much forgot about.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



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    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 [url="



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 [url="



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 [url="



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish [url="






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. “Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations.” Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.
  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭

    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 https://www.youtube....h?v=ChlW283_33s



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 https://www.youtube....h?v=D7sUh-DX7I0



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 https://www.youtube....h?v=sOyRIyOvBn4



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish https://www.youtube....h?v=lUMT9OIaVvE






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. "Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations." Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.






    Haha. Repo Man was such a weird movie. I think it was you who posted that Black Flag video and in it they are drinking cans labeled BEER. Instantly thought of Repo Man. But yeah. DK. Wow. I actually saw Biafra speak in person and he was very well spoken and was funny and took questions from audience. It was during that Senators wives push the PMRC? that was out to censor/regulate artists material. Something to that effect. Anyway, Biafra had dog in that fight so he was out there speaking out. Seems as close to 30 minutes ago as it does 30 years ago.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    Steele47 wrote:


    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    [url="



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    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 [url="



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 [url="



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 [url="



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish [url="






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. "Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations." Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.






    Haha. Repo Man was such a weird movie. I think it was you who posted that Black Flag video and in it they are drinking cans labeled BEER. Instantly thought of Repo Man. But yeah. DK. Wow. I actually saw Biafra speak in person and he was very well spoken and was funny and took questions from audience. It was during that Senators wives push the PMRC? that was out to censor/regulate artists material. Something to that effect. Anyway, Biafra had dog in that fight so he was out there speaking out. Seems as close to 30 minutes ago as it does 30 years ago.




    Would have loved to have seen the DKs. That’s the funny thing about those bands few took seriously, they had very intelligent members. It was tipper gore, and Jell-O was really smart, frank zappa knocked it out out of the park as well, Henry Rollins, they were all highly intelligent.
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Advanced Members Posts: 25,675 ✭✭


    This thread continues to amaze me. I was alive in the 80’s, college for half of them, but half of these songs I don’t even recognize.



    I must have been drunker than I thought!




    In HS,



    These are the songs I drunk I think to the most ; )







  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Advanced Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    Someone posted some Iron Maiden upthread... I never can nail down who is my favorite band, but ask me on the right day and they are the answer. Still the best concert I ever went to was Maiden/Motorhead/Dio.







  • jholzjholz Advanced Members Posts: 1,249 ✭✭

    Steele47 wrote:




    Much of my 80s was spent playing beer pong. Not the beer pong sissies play today, we played true blue beer pong with paddles. There were 4 of us, sometimes more, and we would change the album after one side, and everyone got a pick. We had about 2000 albums to choose from, and the genres were varied from 60s/70s to Zoogz Rift. This album was always on the short list for us, and it still holds up in my opinion. When you can sing, "my girlfriend asked me which one like better/ I hope the answer don't upset her" you know you have the makings for a smash hit. There were no weak songs on this album, but played some serious fast paced pong when this side was on.



    Here's a couple that I remember most vividly. One of my regrets is never seeing them live.



    https://www.youtube....h?v=JiI3YGFmXlg



    https://www.youtube....h?v=a6otjCKg594




    I like how you roll, if you don`t mind I`ll add a few from the early punk/hardcore days.



    Misfits- Halloween 1981 https://www.youtube....h?v=ChlW283_33s



    Social Distortion- Mommy`s Little Monster 1983 https://www.youtube....h?v=D7sUh-DX7I0



    Bad Religion- Give You Nothing 1988 https://www.youtube....h?v=sOyRIyOvBn4



    Dead Kennedys- Pull my strings 1980ish https://www.youtube....h?v=lUMT9OIaVvE






    Oh boy. I almost put up a Dead Kennedys link but then backed off. lol... Saw those guys in 84 right before or after (can't remember which) the Olympics in LA. Funny enough saw them at the Olympic Auditorium where I believe they used to do that Roller Derby with chicks lol... Was my first real punk show and have to admit I got a little nervous at times with people spitting in my hair and the slam pit etc.. Good times!




    I backed off the DKs too. We used to love them. Winnebago Warrior made us laugh a lot, but they had a pretty serious message. Fortunately we were young enough to not be serious. To give you a sense of who we were, after copious amounts of beer pong we would then retire to play our second drinking game. Each one of us would pick a character and you had to hit the lines of Repo Man perfectly or you had to take a drink. "Most people spend their lives getting out of tense situations. Repo men spend their lives getting INTO tense situations." Harry Dean Stanton. Great soundtrack.




    My wife still gives me a hard time because "Repo Man" remains my favorite movie. At that time, to have a film with Black Flag, The Circle Jerks, and Iggy Pop on the soundtrack was unheard of.



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  • ChronicSlicerChronicSlicer Advanced Members Posts: 893 ✭✭


    Still the best concert I ever went to was Maiden/Motorhead/Dio.








    Summer of 2003? Went to the Pittsburgh show. Good gig.
  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Advanced Members Posts: 366 ✭✭


    Still the best concert I ever went to was Maiden/Motorhead/Dio.








    Summer of 2003? Went to the Pittsburgh show. Good gig.




    Yup - saw them outside Baltimore
  • HoosierHacker89HoosierHacker89 Advanced Members Posts: 2,636 ✭✭
    Metallica master of puppets my all time favorite album
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  • Bob CatBob Cat Golfopath Advanced Members Posts: 1,460
    Joe Walsh

    ILBT's - You Bought It, You Name It (1983)



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  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Advanced Members Posts: 25,675 ✭✭
    80s?



    Gotta be



  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    edited March 7
    Technically this came out in ‘79 (I think) but not sure if anyone heard before their song about “Our House.” This was an absolute beast of an album and, in fact, we started listening to them less after their big hit, and in our estimate this was the best of the lot.







    I don’t know how to embed the video either.
  • KAndyManKAndyMan JUST GOTTA SEND IT!!! Advanced Members Posts: 309 ✭✭
    Im pretty fond of that song Computer Love by Zapp and Roger. Only bc i swear every time we found ourselves at the local gentleman's establishment this one blonde girl always danced to it. Soon as it started to play something REALLY good was about to happen...



    Other good ones:

    Dire Straights- Money for Nothing

    Golden Earring- Twilight Zone
  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Advanced Members Posts: 25,675 ✭✭


    Technically this came out in ‘79 (I think) but not sure if anyone heard before their song about “Our House.” This was an absolute beast of an album and, in fact, we started listening to them less after their big hit, and in our estimate this was the best of the lot.







    I don’t know how to embed the video either.




    Ok! Our House?



    Instantly reminds me of playing baseball in middle school and eating pizza. 50 cents a slice!



    To embed, just get rid of the "s" in https



  • bscinstnctbscinstnct Advanced Members Posts: 25,675 ✭✭
    KAndyMan wrote:


    Im pretty fond of that song Computer Love by Zapp and Roger. Only bc i swear every time we found ourselves at the local gentleman's establishment this one blonde girl always danced to it. Soon as it started to play something REALLY good was about to happen...



    Other good ones:

    Dire Straights- Money for Nothing

    Golden Earring- Twilight Zone




    Great call on Twilight Zone, "Im fallin down a spiral, destination unknown" ; )



    My favorite dire straights...





  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    edited March 7
    This one is also technically ‘79.

    Yeah, I had a ska phase in there.







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  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    OK, I saw these guys on this tour. We were about 20 rows back on the floor. And make no mistake, they could play. Very fun show.

    Looking back on it, I should have been more aggressive to see the Synchronicity tour.



  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Advanced Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    I think Making Movies by Dire Straits is one of the most underrated albums of the 80s. Tunnel of Love is arguably my favorite song. The outtro guitar tells a story in and of itself, and I always think of teenage "romances" when I hear it.



    And by god the video for Tunnel of Love and Romeo and Juliet off the album scream everything that was not figured out yet in the early days of MTV. Both songs have such obvious video plots if they spent any money on them like videos would soon do thereafter. Both videos are god awful, especially R&J. Seriously - mimes?







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  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    Dr., you are killing it right now. I didn’t realize making movies was in 1980. I thought it was 70s. That is truly a great album, and I really enjoyed the next one as well. I could listen to Telegraph Road on repeat for hours.

    I saw the Kinks around this time as well, and they were an experience, but I didn’t think they were a great show. Does that make me a bad person?
  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    edited March 8
    https://youtu.be/ect...t=RDectGlC10IpU







    Missing Persons here.





    Pete I can't embed either. lol
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  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    Da Mats.





  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    Inspiration for Webb Simpson's IZod commercial.





  • Qqq123xxQqq123xx I wake up take a few steps and am in a haze the rest of the day. Advanced Members Posts: 6,195 ✭✭
    This farewell tour. Song came out in 85.





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  • JBent9610JBent9610 Advanced Members Posts: 397
    Kiss - Get All You Can Take (very underrated Kiss song)

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    Savatage - Hall of the Mountain King (underrated guitarist - Criss Oliva)

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  • DrOldSchoolDrOldSchool Advanced Members Posts: 366 ✭✭
    On the theme of horrible videos for good songs a-la my Dire Straits post above, I present the all-time worst video for a good tune in my opinion - Jim Steinman Bad for Good



    You may not remember Steinman as a singer, but you definitely know the songs he wrote for Meat Loaf (entire Bat Out of **** 1 & 2 Albums) and Total Eclipse of the Heart by Bonnie Tyler among others. He turned singer when Meat Loaf had a breakdown in the early 80s. It's a bit harder than it would be later for Meat Loaf when he redid all the songs later. But man, this video is soooooooo bad...



  • ghoul31ghoul31 Advanced Members Posts: 450 ✭✭
    edited March 9
    World Party - Ship of fools



    https://youtu.be/ZHh0V7UjVXI
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    I never confessed to liking this song when it was new, but I challenge you to not get this song stuck in your head.



  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭


    I never confessed to liking this song when it was new, but I challenge you to not get this song stuck in your head.



    https://m.youtube.co...h?v=AjPau5QYtYs






    Good grief man! As much as I hated that song I hated the video even more. Gave me the willies right up there with those H.R. Pufnstuf weirdos. I was Warner Bros. cartoons on Saturday morning or bust!
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  • aloha b.aloha b. Advanced Members Posts: 557 ✭✭
    edited March 10
    bscinstnct wrote:

    KAndyMan wrote:


    Im pretty fond of that song Computer Love by Zapp and Roger. Only bc i swear every time we found ourselves at the local gentleman's establishment this one blonde girl always danced to it. Soon as it started to play something REALLY good was about to happen...



    Other good ones:

    Dire Straights- Money for Nothing

    Golden Earring- Twilight Zone




    Great call on Twilight Zone, "Im fallin down a spiral, destination unknown" ; )





    My favorite dire straights...










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  • MountainGoatMountainGoat Advanced Members Posts: 1,500 ✭✭
    80s power pop is the best workout music.
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    Dirty Looks - Oh! Ruby (think Bon Scott AC/DC)

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  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    Bob Cat wrote:


    No Banana Splits?!




    Nope. That Sid Marty Kroft stuff just seemed sinister to me.







  • Bob CatBob Cat Golfopath Advanced Members Posts: 1,460
    The Baby's

    Midnight Rendezvous - 1980

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    Pete Townshend



    Slit Skirts - 1982





    Let My Love Open The Door - 1980

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  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    You're fast Bobcat. You beat me to The Babys and Townshend. You must be one of those putt with the flagstick in kinda guys zipping around the course.
  • Steele47Steele47 Advanced Members Posts: 1,139 ✭✭
    edited March 12
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    Holy Schmoly! I posted it just like the cool kids!



    This is Townshend's best effort in the solo dept imho.
  • PetethreeputPetethreeput Advanced Members Posts: 1,410 ✭✭
    I sure did like the Who and Pete Townshend, so I am all on board with the above post Steele. This came on my playlist this morning while I did old man cardio and i realized this might be my favorite song by these guys..



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