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Old 10-02-2013, 15:31
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You can only pick one band and the favourite song by them.
I know there are to many to name but please try to keep it to just the one. Did you see them live or meet them? Cheers all. I love hearing 80's bands stories.
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:40
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You can only pick one band and the favourite song by them.
I know there are to many to name but please try to keep it to just the one. Did you see them live or meet them? Cheers all. I love hearing 80's bands stories.
how can i pick just 1 fav?

talk talk, and the human league are possibly my favs. talk talk had a string of classier tracks, the human league started great but went too pop.

id add dexys midnight runners and teardrop explodes into my mix.

talk talk are the only ones i havnt seen live, the others were fantastic.

fav tracks
human league - sound of the crowd
dexys - dance stance (aka burn it down)
talk talk - lifes what you make it
teardrop explodes - when i dream.
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:43
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Haha i no almost impossible to pick just the one. I love Talk talk and dexys also. What a era for music. I went through my record collection last night and treated my ears to sweet music for a change. They were the days.
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:44
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Marillion...Script for A Jester's Tear. Saw them many times in many places, but lost track a bit after Fish left

30 years ago in March...sheesh
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:50
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Marillion...Script for A Jester's Tear. Saw them many times in many places, but lost track a bit after Fish left

30 years ago in March...sheesh
Yep thats one thing about memories of a favourite 80's band. They make you feel old alright haha. Another great band as well. Have to dig there greatest hits out.
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Old 10-02-2013, 15:51
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Yep thats one thing about memories of a favourite 80's band. They make you feel old alright haha. Another great band as well. Have to dig there greatest hits out.
Not half....I still have a recording of the first time I saw them
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:04
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You can only pick one band and the favourite song by them.
I know there are to many to name but please try to keep it to just the one.
Impossible.
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:08
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It will never work will it. Sod it, name as many as you like. I'm compiling my list as i type.
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:16
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It will never work will it. Sod it, name as many as you like. I'm compiling my list as i type.
It was a good idea, but the 80's narrowed down to just one band, and song... I don't know where to begin!
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:50
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Depeche Mode
The Cure
The Smiths
Tears For Fears
Duran Duran
New Order
Human League
Echo and The Bunnymen
INXS
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Old 10-02-2013, 16:59
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Mine are in order-
Inxs-Listen like thieves-Devil Iside.
Depeche Mode
Then jerico-Sugar box-Big Area.
Echo and the bunnymen.
Been lucky enough to have seen them all live and very hard to top this era for me.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:05
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Not a fan of that decade's music, I only really like the early eighties, but here are half a dozen I'm quite fond of:-

The Stranglers - Golden Brown

Kraftwerk - The Model

Dexy's Midnight Runners - Geno

Human League - Don't You Want Me

The Smiths - How Soon Is Now

The Specials - Ghost Town
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:12
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Depeche Mode
The Cure
The Smiths
Tears For Fears
Duran Duran
New Order
Human League
Echo and The Bunnymen
INXS
Agree totally.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:25
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Would it be cheating if I said Prince & The Revolution? If not I pick When Doves Cry
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:49
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duran duran - the reflex

i actually recreated the whole song using my own VOICE!!!!

the singing
the intrumentals

all in all, i recorded FOUR different tracks, and by using two cassette recorders i managed it!

i was such a wierd kid

and now hallowxmas448 i'm gonna hunt you down, tie you to a chair and make you listen to it for EIGHT YEARS
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:50
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Would it be cheating if I said Prince & The Revolution? If not I pick When Doves Cry
How could i forget the purple one. Gee, he was the 80's.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:53
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duran duran - the reflex

i actually recreated the whole song using my own VOICE!!!!

the singing
the intrumentals

all in all, i recorded FOUR different tracks, and by using two cassette recorders i managed it!

i was such a wierd kid

and now hallowxmas448 i'm gonna hunt you down, tie you to a chair and make you listen to it for EIGHT YEARS
haha. Another top 80's tune, is that the song with simon going round on a wheel? Kind of remember it. And you can tie me to a chair if you want. I'm in the mood for anything 80's at the moment.
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Old 10-02-2013, 17:57
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Great bands
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:16
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Pet Shop Boys
Eurythmics
Human League
Prefab Sprout
Heaven 17
Prince & The Revolution
Yello
Art of Noise
Thompson Twins
Scritti Politti
New Order
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:18
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Pet Shop Boys
Eurythmics
Human League
Prefab Sprout
Heaven 17
Prince & The Revolution
Yello
Art of Noise
Thompson Twins
Scritti Politti
New Order
I love Scritti Politti. What a decade.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:22
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whilst I love 80's music, I'm a bit reluctant to relegate any artists to being an '80's act', mainly because many of the artists I loved from the 80's are still producing good or even great work in the 90's, 00's and even now. Or some of the artists I liked had their greatest success in the 80's but were active in the 70's - does that make them an '80's group'?

I'll go for The Smiths and The Housemartins, since both formed, had success and disbanded in the 80's.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:51
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Pet Shop Boys
Eurythmics
Human League
Prefab Sprout
Heaven 17
Prince & The Revolution
Yello
Art of Noise
Thompson Twins
Scritti Politti
New Order
I love Scritti Politti. What a decade.
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Old 10-02-2013, 18:57
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Old 10-02-2013, 19:50
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Adam & The Ants...
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Old 10-02-2013, 20:33
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I love mainly 80s music so this is quite hard but i'm going to choose

Pet Shop Boys with It's A Sin.
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