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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:05 PM
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Remember back in the 80's when every metal band had a love ballad?
what do kids slow dance to today?
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:09 PM
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1. Why have THE 80s come back? Those bands SUCKED
MAKE IT STOP! MAKE IT STOP! Please, God, make it stop!

Those 80s bands you're listening to? Most of them sucked. SUCKED. SUCK, SUCK, SUCK, SUCKED.

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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:10 PM
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2. lol yeah they all sucked
but we still slow danced to their ballads at dances
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:26 PM
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6. Metallica didn't suck
Neither did Anthrax or Motorhead, and a couple of others at least had talent. It was a good decade for punk, too. NOFX formed, Black Flag, Reagan Youth, Suicidal Tendencies...

The songs I remeber slow dancing to were by Lionel Ritchie and guys like that. Everyone else was the butt of jokes. Maybe it's just my personal problem, but I really, really hate pseudo-metal "power" ballads.
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:41 AM
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10. metallica didnt suck up until the black album
even on Justice for All they totally cut the bass guitar from the recording. All you can hear is Lars double bass. Why hire a new bass player if you cant even hear him on the record?
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Emops Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:13 PM
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3. Mostly true...
...although I admit to loving Motley Crue and The Scorpions.
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Nevernose Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:22 PM
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4.  afew songs, yeah, but the be-all end-all?
Turn on some Metallica, or Suicidal, or Motorhead. Get some taste, you little whippersnappers.
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ComerPerro Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:34 AM
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9. nostalgia works in 20 year cycles
just wait till 2010.

REALLY cheesy rap and grunge!
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Common Sense Party Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 12:59 AM
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11. You could not be more wrong. I'll take some of the suckiest
80s bands over the "greatest" artists that critics rave over today.

http://www.democraticunderground.com/discuss/duboard.ph...
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lildreamer316 Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:03 AM
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12. Right with ya there...
sometimes real musical talent goes unnoticed in the glare of popularity.
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Richard Steele Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:23 PM
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5. The horror...the horror........
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begin_within Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:29 PM
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7. "Beth" was the only song Kiss ever did that I liked.
Edited on Wed Oct-11-06 11:29 PM by bob_weaver
And even that was mid-1970s, not 1980s.

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Oeditpus Rex Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Wed Oct-11-06 11:38 PM
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8. Once in awhile, it worked
On "Just a Game," Triumph had a slow one called "Suitcase Blues" about a rock star missing his girlfriend while on the road. Achingly beautiful song.

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petronius Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:16 AM
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13. Well, I was trying not to; thanks for bringing it up... Jerk!
I'm not sure kids slow dance anymore - I think now they skip straight to the sex...
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Lethe Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:23 AM
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15. yeah i think slow dancing is an anachronism
oh well.
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idgiehkt Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Thu Oct-12-06 01:17 AM
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14. I still love Skid Row's "I Remember You"
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RYrxMTrsW3U

One I never got into was "Sweet Child of Mine" by Guns and Roses

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