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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:41 AM
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I think Duran Duran was the greatest band of the 80's!
:popcorn:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:44 AM
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1. Kool and the Gang spanks you!
:spank: :spank: :spank:

(Ahhhhhh. That was certainly therapeutic. Excuse me while I step out onto the patio for a post-spankage cigarette.)
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:45 AM
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2. I liked Big Country too!
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:47 AM
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3. I saw big country
in Sacramento when they were about 6 years past their big country hit.

Gee what was their big hit song again? It's on the tip of my tongue. :)
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:49 AM
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5. How were they in concert?
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:55 AM
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11. Loud & Ringing guitars
To be honest they had that wall of sound guitar thing going, so everything was pretty much loud and ringing.

I loved that sound though, that wailing ringing distortion that everyone used in the 80's. I used to know what that effect used to be called.

In a big country dreams stay with you
Like a lover's voice fires the mountainside
Stay alive

I'm not expecting to grow flowers in the desert
But I can live and breathe and see the sun in wintertime
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:48 AM
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4. Everbody Wang Chung tonight!
:popcorn:
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:49 AM
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6. Across the nation, around the world!
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:53 AM
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9. Wake me up before you go-go!
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:50 AM
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7. the jesus and mary chain
but that's just the first thing that pops into mind ... i'm sure if I thought harder i'd have a more obscure/appropriate/acceptable response :)
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:51 AM
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8. They're the 90's.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:58 AM
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13. aw, man, you're breaking my heart
yes, it's true, the jesus and mary chain that sucked and sold out and wound up on mtv was the 90s, but the jesus and mary chain of psychocandy was 19eighty fucking five.

(but for the record, i'm just being ornery, and i like the the sucked/sold out/mtv jmc, if by that you mean honey's dead, which had far gone and out ...)

:D
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:00 AM
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14. I didn't realize they were around in the 80's?!?!?!
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:06 AM
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15. yeah, they were
but they really got good in the 90s. Honey's Dead is a great album, and then there was that whole give and take with the lady from mazzy star ... but, yeah, they were around (underground) in the 80s. And even though psychocandy can be kind of a hard listen, it also has some really great moments (like "just like honey").

:hi:
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:11 AM
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24. Psychocandy is one of the best albums of the 80s
Miles better than most of the crap that was out, then.
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Moochy Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:56 AM
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12. They Fn Rocked
You just made me steal some mp3s just now!! for shame!

It's ok though because I owned all their CD's back when I owned CD's :)
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:12 AM
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16. gotta agree
i've still got all their early stuff (somewhere ;)) and there's some really great stuff there ... i know it was one of their "commercial" songs, but "far gone and out" STILL sounds fresh to me ...
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Loonman Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:32 AM
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26. The banned single is one of the best
"Some Candy Talking" Probably because it endorses drug use.
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 02:55 AM
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10. The Buggles.
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AntiCoup2K4 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:18 AM
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18. Nope. By the 80's they had already been assimilated by Yes....
...but since Yes without Jon Anderson was a joke, they soon split off into Asia. Except Trevor Horn didn't want to sing anymore so they got the guy from King Crimson. And the drummer from ELP. Meanwhile the remaining Yes members attempted to work with Jimmy Page and Robert Plant in what was called the "XYZ" band. Which went nowhere because Page was strung out on heroin.

So much for "English bands of the 70's playing musical chairs in 1980", volume one.
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Crazy Guggenheim Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 04:10 AM
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20. Actually very early 80's. Oh. Horn went to Art of Noise later on.
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fishwax Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 03:17 AM
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17. since i'm feeling argumentative:
the cars ...
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BelleCarolinaPeridot Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 04:02 AM
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19. Duran Duran is my favorite band ...
ever - and no I am not on the magic stuff , I don't consider their music rock but I do consider them to be one of the most successful bands in the world . Oh dear I have gotten started ... anyways - to each their own but they are my ultimate fave .

Kool and Gang on the other hand - damn ... I remember liking their music when I was a little kid , now I just shudder .
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RockaFowler Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:17 AM
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21. I Love Duran
I was a Duranie in the 80's. I still have all of their cassettes. Now I have all of their CD's. My husband thinks I'm trying to relive my childhood. Plus, John Taylor . . .
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datasuspect Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 06:40 AM
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22. the dead kennedys would whip their ass
in a bar fight
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kwassa Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:07 AM
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23. The Talking Heads, Elvis Costello
most else was suck-o-rama.
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Cats Against Frist Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 08:14 AM
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25. Correction: Duran Duran was the greatest band of the 1970s
Edited on Wed Dec-14-05 08:16 AM by Cats Against Frist
If I'm not mistaken, "The Chauffeur," in my opinion, far and away, their best song, was penned in 1979. Which is kick ass as all get out for 1979. That's just what I remember, though -- I could be wrong -- but I think that's what it said in the "Rio" liner notes.

I can't decide if you're joking or not, but I'm oft tempted to think they were the best electronica band of the 80s, but, unlike a lot of others, they got so popular that they don't have that "flying-under-the-radar" cred. I remember them fondly, however, and they are one of my favorite bands, for nostalgia, if nothing else.

Edit: I should make it clear, however, that I don't really think DD was the greatest 1970s act, but they were ahead of their time most likely right around 1981.

I'm taking this post way too seriously. I'm going to stop now.
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LostinVA Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Dec-14-05 10:04 AM
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27. And I have a 35-year-old SO who agrees with you 100%
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