Favorite 80's POP albums

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Post by yyzmoose » Mon Mar 27, 2006 5:04 pm

It seems a lot of these bands mentioned fall into the rock style, not really pop. Saga gets lumped into progressive-pop, but I don't hear much "pop music" on "Worlds Apart". Great album, by the way. I'm not much into pop, never have been. That being said, Tears For Fears "Songs From the Big Chair" is for my money as good as pop gets. I remember when top 40 radio hit it big in the 80's, around 1984. It was pretty sickening. I was heavily into rock radio of the day, and all of a sudden all the music I was into was no longer hip, and therefore neither was I. Instead I was one of those "Rush nerds". Still am of course, but back then it didn't make high school all that fun...
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Post by JPE » Wed Mar 29, 2006 2:32 pm

Some of my favourite artists during the 80,s:

Dixie Dregs
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Styx
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Post by esteban » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:31 pm

Well, it's hard to remember that far back, but here goes:

The Police, Synchronicity
Jon Anderson, Animation (not quite pop, but...)
That one Joe Jackson, Night and Day? liked it for about a year
The Buggles, Adventures in Modern Recording
Daniel Amos, the one after Doppleganger (what was that thing called???)
Thomas Dolby, Golden Age of Radio
The 77s, All Fall Down
Steve Taylor, Meltdown
Split Enz, Time and Tide

I also liked tunes by the Fixx, INXS, Ultravox, etc. though I never bought
any of their albums. But primarily I was trolling through used record shops for old prog.
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Post by esteban » Wed Mar 29, 2006 9:37 pm

esteban wrote: Daniel Amos, the one after Doppleganger (what was that thing called???)
Vox Humana!!!! That's the one, if I'd read the recent "State of CCM" postings first...
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Post by yeshead 777 » Wed Mar 29, 2006 10:13 pm

How could I forget:77's "All Fall Down", Steve Taylor's "Meltdown", and "On the Fritz", and Vector's "Mannequin Virtue", and Charlie Peacock's "Lie Down in the Grass".
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Post by mflorio » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:10 am

I too must add a couple that I forgot:

Kate Bush - Hounds of Love

Styx - Kilroy Was Here (gulp, did I just lose everyone's respect ?)

Whitesnake - self-titled (gulp, did I just get kicked off the forum ?).

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Post by theHermit » Thu Mar 30, 2006 12:43 pm

Whitesnake!!! Yeah, you're gone dude. :lol:

I love that Kate Bush record, btw, but I never really considered it pop. Of course the lines blur easily.
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Post by yyzmoose » Sat Apr 01, 2006 10:30 am

theHermit wrote:Whitesnake!!! Yeah, you're gone dude. :lol:
Nah, I like that one a lot! "Still of the Night" is killer 80's metal! Plus I'm remembering what Tawney Kitain looked like back then in their videos. These days she's a plastic and botox nightmare. I saw her on one of those stupid VH1 shows and wouldn't recognize her if they didn't put her name on the screen.

Seriously, I do like that album, even if its quite dated now.
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Post by mflorio » Sat Apr 01, 2006 11:59 am

Yeah, I was even thinking 'Still of the Night' would make a cool cover for the new guitar-bound GH. Except for those lyrics... Unless you can picture Tawney Kitain sprawled out over Fred's Hammond ! 8)
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Post by yyzmoose » Sat Apr 01, 2006 1:26 pm

mflorio wrote:Yeah, I was even thinking 'Still of the Night' would make a cool cover for the new guitar-bound GH. Except for those lyrics... Unless you can picture Tawney Kitain sprawled out over Fred's Hammond ! 8)
Trust me, you wouldn't want to see that.... :roll:
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Post by alien2112 » Sat Apr 01, 2006 2:13 pm

Gosh, ya'll make me feel so young . . . . when I was starting to feel old! :evil:

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Post by johnc » Mon Jul 24, 2006 12:36 am

I'm currently playing with a band which will play '80s pop and rock, when we work up enough material for two-and-a-half hours. So far, the list includes U2's "I Will Follow," Drivin'N'Cryin's "Fly Me Courageous," Asia's "Heat Of The Moment," Faith No More's "Falling To Pieces," Billy Joel's "You May Be Right," The Police's "Wrapped Around Your Finger," Duran-squared's "Hungry Like The Wolf" and "Save A Prayer," "Blondie's "Call Me"...I'm forgetting a few. I'm trying to get 'em to throw me a bone and work up Rush's "New World Man." The drummer has a full Simmons electronic kit at home--now that screams 80s.

We haven't agreed on a name yet. Two strong contenders are "Outatime" (the license plate from Doc Brown's DeLorean) and "Teddy and the Ruxpins," so you can see where the process is heading. :lol: Any suggestions?
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Post by Moog Taurus » Mon Jul 24, 2006 3:05 pm

If it's pop we are talking about I agree with the Mr Mister album "Welcome To The Real World" , takes you back .
Also "Hunting High And Low" by A-ha . 8)

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