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 Posted: Sun Oct 12th, 2008 02:24 pm
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We went into some of the bands of the 80's in another thread, so I thought it would be cool to see the different opinions on some of these bands.  I know some of these bands may not be considered and more pop, especially during that era, but feel free to list any bands you liked, disliked or want to discuss. Hell, this may have already been discussed on here.

Night Ranger - I was never a real big fan of this band, but I still love two of their songs, Sentimental Street and Sister Christian

RATT - I actually liked this band.  They put out a few good songs.  I think their success was cut short due to the changing music world when glam rock went out and grunge began becoming popular.

 

 



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Loved Ratt and Night Ranger.

Loved Vandenberg too.



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"Burning Heart" was huge, but I do not remember too many other songs.  I am not saying they were not good, but I was not familiar with any more of their work.

Does anybody remember the Night Ranger videos?  Did some of them have a continuin storyline with them?

How about Rainbow with Richie Blackmore?

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I have to admit that the main tune I remember of Vandenberg is "Burning Heart", but we used to play the shit out of that album around 1984.  Good times!

I dug "Street of Dreams" by Rainbow, which was very different from most of their normal stuff.

Scorpions were awesome around 1984-Big City Nights, Bad Boys Running Wild.

Of course, Judas Priest ruled.

I loved pre-one-armed drummer/power ballad Def Leppard.  Up to and including Pyromania, they were incredible.  Power ballads?  Eh, not at all.

Whitesnake-incredible album.

Triumph-"Allied Forces" was my favorite single album of the '80's.

U2-wrote their best stuff in the early 80's, but followed the pattern of one good album with one bad, up until now.

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Might be a regional thing, or simply a matter of taste, but when I think of "80s music", I think of bands like Oingo Boingo, Midnight Oil, the various bands Paul Weller fronted (The Jam and Style Council), Madness, Talking Heads, Wall of Voodoo and the Police.

Now I know most every artist I mentioned as an example was actually around before the 80s, but that's where they found their greatest success.



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thunderbolt wrote: Might be a regional thing, or simply a matter of taste, but when I think of "80s music", I think of bands like Oingo Boingo, Midnight Oil, the various bands Paul Weller fronted (The Jam and Style Council), Madness, Talking Heads, Wall of Voodoo and the Police.

Now I know most every artist I mentioned as an example was actually around before the 80s, but that's where they found their greatest success.
My wife would agree with you, adding Depeche Mode and Prince.



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Poison.  They were pretty much awful but seemed to be the typical, overly made up, 80's band. 

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HBF wrote: I have to admit that the main tune I remember of Vandenberg is "Burning Heart", but we used to play the shit out of that album around 1984.  Good times!

I dug "Street of Dreams" by Rainbow, which was very different from most of their normal stuff.

Scorpions were awesome around 1984-Big City Nights, Bad Boys Running Wild.

Of course, Judas Priest ruled.

I loved pre-one-armed drummer/power ballad Def Leppard.  Up to and including Pyromania, they were incredible.  Power ballads?  Eh, not at all.

Whitesnake-incredible album.

Triumph-"Allied Forces" was my favorite single album of the '80's.

U2-wrote their best stuff in the early 80's, but followed the pattern of one good album with one bad, up until now.



Yep, I liked Stone Cold also from Rainbow.

Still really like the Scorpions.

The older Judas Priest never gets tiresome.

Def Leppard.  Some I liked; some I did not like.

Not a big Whitesnake fan.

There are only a couple U2 songs that I like and they were from the early 90's.  

 

Never had an opinion on Triumph.  I just cannot remember anything about them.

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thunderbolt wrote: Might be a regional thing, or simply a matter of taste, but when I think of "80s music", I think of bands like Oingo Boingo, Midnight Oil, the various bands Paul Weller fronted (The Jam and Style Council), Madness, Talking Heads, Wall of Voodoo and the Police.

Now I know most every artist I mentioned as an example was actually around before the 80s, but that's where they found their greatest success.

I liked songs from those groups that you mentiond, probably almost all of them, but i was never a follower or a big fan of their other material that they put out. Talking Heads and Madness were pretty big and had several songs that I liked. The Police had some songs that i really liked and some songs that I could not stand listening to, so I am 50/50 on them.



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any opinions on Aldo Nova?  I saw he wrote a song for American Idol recently.



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I only know Fantasy and Monkey On Your Back, by Aldo Nova.  Both are good songs.  On the other hand I was not impressed with his WWF run. Why did he wear a jockstrap on his face?



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Huh?  Was he connected with the WWF?



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Queensryche is probably my favorite "80s metal" band. Their stuff, particularly Operation Mindcrime, holds up today in substance moreso than sound. I saw them in 2006 and they played Mindcrime and Mindcrime II all they way through then a set of other hits. Great, great show.



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I personally thougth Rainbow was better in the late 70's when Ronnie James Dio was the lead singer.  Joe Turner (or whatever that "Stone Cold" singer's name was) was too pop sounding for my taste.  Still, better than a lot of those bands at that time like Asia.



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gwlee7 wrote: I personally thougth Rainbow was better in the late 70's when Ronnie James Dio was the lead singer.  
Quoted for truth.



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