Best 80s Music

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What keyword would you recommend for location "best 1980s" rock compilations at iTunes? Some crap keeps coming up in searches.
 

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best eighties for me is:

DK's
DRI
The Cramps
The Toasters
The Exploited
The Misfits
Black Flag
the pixes
sonic youth
and the circle jerks...........
+ bands unknown to alot of the living



normal eighties stuff isnt my piece of pie
 
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"Relax" - Frankie goes to Hollywood :D

heh, any song on the Grand Theft Auto: Vice City soundtrack.
 

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For me the group that I associate with the 80's is ZZ Top. Even though they started in the 70's, they really hit it big in the 80's with songs like "Sharp Dressed Man".
 

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Well, I like Billy Joel's "We didn't light the fire"... and of course I recommend every Bad Religion album of this time ;)

The hint with the GTA Vice City soundtrack is also a very good one! The music is good and I got all the CDs for just 20€, so it's also not too expensive.
 

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These six bands instantly bring me back to the 80s, when I was a young teenager, everytime I listen to them:

1 - Pet Shop Boys (pop)
2 - Eurythmics (pop)
3 - Duran Duran (pop)
4 - New Order (electro)
5 - Genesis (rock pop)
6 - Def Leppard (hard rock)

I think each of them symbolized well the different varieties of the 80s sound.

As for individual singers, it's hard not to think about The Boss himself Bruce Springsteen, as well as Billy Idol. On the woman side, I especially liked Cindy Lauper and of course Madonna.
 

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Tzar said:
These six bands instantly bring me back to the 80s, when I was a young teenager, everytime I listen to them:

1 - Pet Shop Boys (pop)
2 - Eurythmics (pop)
3 - Duran Duran (pop)
4 - New Order (electro)
5 - Genesis (rock pop)
6 - Def Leppard (hard rock)

I think each of them symbolized well the different varieties of the 80s sound.

As for individual singers, it's hard not to think about The Boss himself Bruce Springsteen, as well as Billy Idol. On the woman side, I especially liked Cindy Lauper and of course Madonna.
You pussy! :p :D
 

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Tuxedo usually comes without a final 'n'

MonsterZero said:
What keyword would you recommend for location "best 1980s" rock compilations at iTunes? Some crap keeps coming up in searches.
First that come to mind when it comes to good stuff for that period :

Joy Division
Xmal Deutschland
Minimal Compact
The The
Echo and the Bunnymen
The Wedding Present
Tuxedo Moon
Red Lorry Yellow Lorry
Dead can dance
Front 242
The Cassandra complex
Skinny Puppy
Death in June
Current 93
Sol Invictus

And so many more...
 
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All the good bands playing good music in the 70s, began to sound like crap in the 80´s. Just name a band. 80s was the golden age of gothic- and glamrock, pop with cheesy FX and empty shells of great hard/heavy -rock bands of the 70s. I think popmusic is for the people that really don´t even like music, gothic is SO pathetic :cry: and what comes to rock/heavy, there must be heart and soul involved.

But if you like heavier stuff: Saint Vitus and The Obsessed! That´s about all 80s that I listen. My PERFECT music taste skips this decade almost totally :p
 

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MZ you need to specify what kind of music you are looking far. The 80's had a wide range of stuff. There were a few good rock bands still alive and kicking, punk and new wave were going on.
 
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