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Nazgul35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:11 PM
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Best 80s alternative bands...
Not neccesarily in the order shown :evilgrin:

Alternative:

1) New Order
2) The Cure
3) The Tubes
4) Eco and the Bunnymen
5) Hubu guru
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boxster Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:15 PM
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1. The Tubes - Talk to Ya Later!
It's been six months. She hasn't shut up once!"

Hehe. I love that song.
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vi5 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:16 PM
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2. Did you mean the Hudu Gurus?
Odd seeing them on that list. New ORder, Echo, The Cure all were always closely alligned. The Tubes had their hit and a few good songs other than that one. And Hudu Gurus were good but kind of a minor, minor, MINOR footnote in alternative rock.
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:19 PM
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4. Hoodoo Gurus.
Great band. Add The Pixies, The Replacements, Big Dipper, Buffalo Tom, REM, The Windbreakers, Sonic Youth, Husker Du, Soul Asylum, Trip Shakespeare, Dumptruck, The Fluid, etc, etc.
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CanuckAmok Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:16 PM
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3. Best?
I'm gonna have to say Killing Joke above all else.

XTC.

Also Joy Division, New Order up to about the Lowlife LP, Echo and the Bunnymen, Psychic TV before they went all technodisco, Gang of Four, and Coil.
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Jack The Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 09:23 AM
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18. I actually like the Psychic TV dance stuff..
more than the early noisy output. Actually, my screen name is one of their album titles.
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liberalmuse Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:21 PM
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5. Echo and the Bunnymen
And The Cult.
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Screaming Lord Byron Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 08:45 AM
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15. Seconding Bunnymen. Plus Jesus and Mary Chain, Cocteaus
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Fenris Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:34 PM
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6. In particular order
1)The Smiths
2)Joy Division/early New Order
3)The Cure
4)The Pixies
5)Sonic Youth (fuck you, they count!)
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MercutioATC Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:56 PM
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8. Nice list!
Except #5. (Fuck you, they don't!)


:silly:
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poppabear36 Donating Member (140 posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:55 PM
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7. Meat Puppets
Not sure they don't belong in a category of their own.
Pure alternative:
Echo and the Bunneymen
The Cure
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FlashHarry Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 08:57 PM
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9. Man, those guys smoked a ton of weed!
A friend of mine played 2nd guitar with them for a while. I did sound for them a couple of times, too. Too high to die, indeed...
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Nazgul35 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 09:01 PM
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10. My wife says...
I gotta add the pouges, pill, cruela deville, blue nile....
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 09:29 PM
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11. PIL, REM, Bunnymen, New Order, Gun Club, New Order, Pylon...
Lets Active, Killing Joke, Meat Puppets, Dream Syndicate, Green on Red
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Jack The Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 09:25 AM
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20. Still love the "Big Plans.." album from Lets Active..n/t
nt
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solinvictus Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 09:41 PM
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12. Skinny Puppy
was the best. Period.
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rucky Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 09:45 PM
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13. The Replacements
Edited on Thu Nov-06-03 09:46 PM by rucky
Love & Rockets
Stone Roses
Split Enz
Pere Ubu
The Smiths
Dramarama
Jesus & Mary Chain
The Pixies
Lemonheads
The Three O'Clock
Echo & the Bunnymen
The Posies
Jesus Lizard

edit: Cant believe i forgot Flaming Lips & Sonic Youth
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AmandaRuth Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Nov-06-03 10:00 PM
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14. Add
the blasters Rank N File
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Kolesar Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 08:56 AM
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16. Wall of Voodoo
The Tubes were a band with an incredibly loyal following. They had great album production and they out-rocked their contemporaries (such as AC/DC, etc.) The Tubes broke out nicely on early MTV with "She's a Beauty" and "Talk to ya' Later".

I don't see them as "Alternative" though.
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Brewman_Jax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 09:10 AM
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17. Art of Noise
n/t
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Jack The Tab Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 09:25 AM
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19. Big Black, Sonic Youth, Butthole Surfers, Big Dipper, ...
All the old Homestead and SST bands bands..

too many to list..
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Whitacre D_WI Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 09:43 AM
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21. Pixies, Pixies, Pixies...
And why has nobody mentioned the strangest and most frightening of them all: THE FALL?
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DBoon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 10:47 AM
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22. Tubes were more a late '70s band
Minutemen
Replacements
Husker Du
Fugazi
Foetus
Einstuzende Neubaten

My votes
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devilgrrl Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 11:16 AM
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23. A lot of great bands!!!! :-)
Now there's one thing I miss about the 80's... the music. Especially the alternative stuff. What was great about it was that the masses h-a-t-e-d it! :evilgrin: Then Nirvana went and ruined everything. :evilfrown:
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soleft Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 11:40 AM
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24. The Bush Tetras
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mitchum Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 03:56 PM
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27. They were great!
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ACK Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 11:47 AM
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25. The Master List -- do not taunt the Happy Fun Ball list
Not in order damn you!

1) The Pixies
2) The Pogues
3) 10K Maniacs
4) The Replacements
5) Firehose
6) The Minutemen
7) Husker Du
8) REM (Yes, they were alternative at this time)
9) U2 (ditto see above)
10) The Smiths
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rene moon Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Nov-07-03 03:03 PM
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26. my list
1) The Smiths
2) The Cure
3) Siouxsie and the Banshees
4) The Pixies
5) Dead Can Dance
6) Bauhaus
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