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Rainbow RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
The 80s were just much happier times....



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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
(10-31-2018 09:47 AM)Cr33pin Wrote:  The 80s were just much happier times....



Nowadays, dudes like this would just be giving thirty thousand dollars to a girl gamer and leaving it at that.

Your song reminded me of this one in spirit.





I think it was happier because it was more innocent.

Here's another one, just squeaking into the decade at 1980.

Quote:Stomp, step down in it
Put your feet where
You feel the fit
Stomp, you don't want to quit
Put your heel where
You're feeling it

Lyrics can't get more innocent than that.




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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
(10-31-2018 10:51 AM)debeguiled Wrote:  Your song reminded me of this one in spirit.





I think it was happier because it was more innocent.

Hell yeah, "Streets Of Fire"! Great movie.

Originally that song (written by Dan Hartman) was intended for Hall & Oates, they turned it down.
But Hartman got his version in the movie and, thanks to some contractual stuff, released as a single instead of the version heard in the movie. Hollywood, man...




Not that much of a difference (beyond the drum machine in the intro), but I can hear that intended Hall & Oates vocal sound there.
They did record this later on in 2004, but it pales in comparison.

I'm pretty good at music quizzes, by the way...

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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
Speaking of Hall & Oates circa '84/'85...




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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
A popular artist in the 80's was a former half of a 60's folk singing duo who made a comeback as a solo artist.

Some interesting predictions in that first song and a pretty good music video.









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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
(10-31-2018 11:18 AM)Mr. D Wrote:  Speaking of Hall & Oates circa '84/'85...




Hall & Oates seriously embraced the stylistic cliche's of the 80s, which is weird considering their history of warmer, more old-school blue-eyed soul rather than drum machines and synths.

As nostalgic as I am, some of this is a little cringey just how cliche' it is. Another example is Robert Plant Tall Cool One with the sampling. It just comes across as trying too hard to be "contemporary" which just insures that it dates itself.

The best 80s songs are also inexplicably linked to the contents of the video. Here are two more weighty songs. At the time I was more interested in making fun of them because monkeys, midgets, loincloths, and face-paint.







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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
Welcome to the Boomtown:





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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
Way back in 1985 England, the coolest (and richest) kids would have one of these;

Gentlemen, I present to you.......


... The Raleigh Vektar!


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I was never lucky enough to have one myself. But the one kid who did became famous all on the strength of owning one of these.

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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
^ Your post reminded me of the BMX magazine I used to read in the 80's. I loved the Radical Rick comic strips:

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And it looks like you can even read some of the old magazines here: https://oldschoolmags.com/magazines.html

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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
Anyone remember hearing this coming out of the dorms and frats on Friday afternoons signaling the weekend had come?





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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
^^^^^

"Celebration" was a #1 hit for them, but my favorite song of theirs was their next big U.S. hit, "Get Down On It" which got to #10 in early 1982 (they had several minor hits in-between the two).

Here is the hard-to-find 3:30 single edit of the song. The album version ran about five minutes and had a bridge that was omitted from this version. Both are great, but this one leaves you wanting more:



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(11-04-2018 02:55 PM)Days of Broken Arrows Wrote:  ^^^^^

"Celebration" was a #1 hit for them, but my favorite song of theirs was their next big U.S. hit, "Get Down On It" which got to #10 in early 1982 (they had several minor hits in-between the two).

Here is the hard-to-find 3:30 single edit of the song. The album version ran about five minutes and had a bridge that was omitted from this version. Both are great, but this one leaves you wanting more:




Definitely one of their best. They had so many hits though, it is hard to choose.

Just personal preference, but I like Wayman Tisdale's version better. For those who don't know Tisdale, he was a star college basketball player, gold medal winning Olympian, and NBA player.

When on the road, while all the other players were dorking around, Tisdale was teaching himself bass, and after the NBA, became a professional musician.

Died way too soon of cancer in 2009. RIP. Brought joy to everything he did.


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A smooth jazz version of the Kool and the Gang hit. Not saying it's better. Just when I have heard a song so many times, sometimes listening to a good cover reinspires me about the song.




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^^^^^
That is pretty cool. Excellent rendition. And since you brought up smooth jazz, I'll post some Basia from her second album which came out in '89.


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Probably my favorite vocalist of all time... a lot of their best work came in the 70s but they were still putting out great music in the 80s












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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
E W & F from 1981







Dancing in Heaven (Orbital Be Bop) by Q Feel. This one dupes as a guilty pleasure for me still






It was used in the soundtrack for the movie Girls Just Wanna Have Fun which starred among others a very young Sarah Jessica Parker. Im pretty sure I choked my chicken to her in those leg warmers once




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As much as I love Earth Wind and Fire, they kind of lost their way by 1979.

Let's Groove is a pretty good song, but it is not that great compared to their best songs, and it is pretty obvious they were changing their style to fit the times and trying to do disco (Which was on its way out anyway.).

Same thing with Boogie Wonderland.





This bowing to pressure is usually the kiss of death for original groups, and it certainly wasn't how they got to the heights they achieved. When they started out they consciously bucked the trend of soul groups at the time who all wore the same thing and danced in unison.





Listen to the first 48 seconds of this album (A verbal intro) and they explicitly say that themselves.





Then listen to any song on the album like Getaway:





Compare it to Boogie Wonderland or Let's Groove, and it sounds like a different band, with much less force, personality, or creativity.

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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
Let's not forget the punk/indie stuff. I still have a lot of the old vinyl from those days. Husker Du's "Flip Your Wig," SST Records, 1985.


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You guys remember this dude? One day appeared out of the blue, and another disappeared?




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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
What I love about the 80s was how pure and innocent it was, unlike the current year with all this faggotry and tranny shit.












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(11-17-2018 02:50 PM)Dusty Wrote:  What I love about the 80s was how pure and innocent it was, unlike the current year with all this faggotry and tranny shit.




Men always dressed as women, especially performers.

The New Orleans' group from the 1950s, Huey "Piano" Smith & The Clowns were supposedly more famous locally for their drag shows than their music. They had a big hit with the song "Rockin' Pneumonia and the Boogie-Woogie Flu" which contained a giveaway line "I wanna kiss her but she's way too tall." What woman is "way too tall?" I know! A man dressed as one.

The differences between now and then:

1). Huey "Piano" Smith, Boy George, and the cross-dressers in the Andy Warhol and John Waters movies knew they were a freak show and sold themselves as that. They reveled in being different and in tweaking ordinary folks' expectations. They were punk rock in attitude. As such, they were extremely amusing.

2). The transsexuals of today consider themselves the norm and everyone who doesn't acknowledge that a bigot. They also consider themselves "female" when born male, which is biologically a fantasy. They're like schoolmarms in attitude. As such, they're unbearable.

The old school cross-dressers were more honest and realistic. Plus, no one today is making records as good as Waking Up With The House On Fire, which in my opinion is Culture Club's real masterpiece and a lost '80s classic.
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RE: 80s thread, best of the 80s
@DOBA

I think Dusty was just joking around, but you make a good point.

Trannies for example, back in the day, were usually just cross dressing drag queens, and they knew they were an extremely tiny subculture.

There was only one medical transexual anyone had ever heard of, Renee Richards, who was a dude who surgically became a woman and, thinking ahead, became a professional tennis player on the woman's circuit.

They were so rare, you just didn't give it any thought. It was like seeing a picture of a two headed frog and going, hmm, weird, and never thinking of it again.

Performers were given a pass because it was just a show.

When I was a kid there was a female impersonator's nightclub that my parents and their friends went to and it was like seeing a ventriloquist or an impressionist, and not considered endorsing a lifestyle.

Also, a lot of the gay stuff, when I was a kid, went right over my head, so we listened to Y.M.C.A. by the village people and had no idea we were being blasted by gay nightlife sterotypes.

Same thing with disco. No clue it all came from the gay subculture.

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