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    Favourite 80's Bands?

    Prompted by me finding a box of 80's albums on tape in my loft.

    My nominations:-

    Depeche Mode
    Simple Minds
    Talk Talk
    The The
    Tears for Fears

    why restrict this to bands? I want to include Shakin Stevens
    - bossyboots

    74 Comments

    I wasnt around :oops: but was dr hook around that time?

    Tears for Fears, Everybody wants to rule the World - still is and always will be my all time favourite song :thumbsup:

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    KazzyD;7628772

    Tears for Fears, Everybody wants to rule the World - still is and … Tears for Fears, Everybody wants to rule the World - still is and always will be my all time favourite song :thumbsup:



    From the album Songs From The Big Chair - it's in the box!

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    lil_tiger;7628766

    I wasnt around :oops: but was dr hook around that time?



    70's I reckon.

    The Cure

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    weepapa;7628795

    The Cure



    Good shout.

    Madness
    The Jam
    Haircut 100
    Spandau Ballet
    Duran Duran

    supergoose;7628787

    From the album Songs From The Big Chair - it's in the box!



    I have that on CD and on my Ipod. Some classic songs on there :thumbsup:

    Banned

    the porter;7628791

    Thompson twins



    Doctor doctor :thumbsup:

    Hayzi Fantaze. If that's how you spell it

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    Monkeybumcheeks;7628803

    MadnessThe JamHaircut 100Spandau BalletDuran Duran



    -10 points for Duran Duran
    -1000 points for Spandau Ballet:whistling:

    Banned

    I started buying albums when I was 11 that was 1985.

    I bought Madonna, Brother Beyond, Rick Astley and Janet Jackson.

    thedish;7628830

    Hayzi Fantaze. If that's how you spell it



    John Wayne Is Big Leggy !!! :thumbsup:
    Jeremy Healy is now a top DJ..... and married to Patsy Kensit ..... Lifes a biatch !! :w00t:

    Dire Straits
    The Police
    Transvision Vamp
    Hugh & Cry
    T'Pau

    supergoose;7628837

    -10 points for Duran Duran-1000 points for Spandau Ballet:whistling:



    How many plusses for the Jam and Madness ?
    P.S, The Cure are the Dogs....... so many more classic bands to name from the 80s........

    Bow Wow Wow.
    Whatever happened to them?

    Banned

    Bad Manners

    The bangles

    Roxette

    Salt n pepa

    Beastie Boys

    808 state

    Morrissey

    Public Enemy

    Nirvana

    Martika

    Deacon Blue
    They Might Be Giants
    Adam & the ants
    AH HA

    Some right old crap you lot listened to in the 80s then :w00t:

    Banned

    Bananarama

    Dexy's midnight runners

    The Pogues

    The Housemartins

    kjbenja;7628914

    Deacon BlueThey Might Be GiantsAdam & the antsAH HA



    Saw Adam and the Ants in 1981 in their leather days (Dirk Wears white sox)

    How old am I feeling.....

    waterloo;7628927

    Some right old crap you lot listened to in the 80s then :w00t:



    Yeah almost as good as todays rubbish :whistling:

    waterloo;7628927

    Some right old crap you lot listened to in the 80s then :w00t:



    ........so what we really should've been listening to was...............

    kjbenja;7628947

    Yeah almost as good as todays rubbish :whistling:

    Im 43 :roll:

    Monkeybumcheeks;7628949

    ........so what we really should've been listening to was...............

    Not haircut 100 for a start :w00t:

    waterloo;7629025

    Im 43 :roll: Not haircut 100 for a start :w00t:



    Whoaaaaaaaa !
    Not saying I was a member of the fanclub, but..... Loooooooooooooove plus one................ Tune !!
    Everything else was poo !!!

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    Monkeybumcheeks;7628875

    How many plusses for the Jam and Madness ?P.S, The Cure are the … How many plusses for the Jam and Madness ?P.S, The Cure are the Dogs....... so many more classic bands to name from the 80s........



    Madness were good but The Jam didn't do it for me.

    supergoose;7629048

    Madness were good but The Jam didn't do it for me.



    There's no accounting for taste....

    I.M.O, The Jam are far superior to Madness, but hey, what do I know ! ?

    Ultravox.....I loved Midge Ure....still do!!:oops:

    The Associates

    Boomtown Rats

    OMD

    The Smiths

    Just to name a few of my faves

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    thedish;7628940

    Saw Adam and the Ants in 1981 in their leather days (Dirk Wears white … Saw Adam and the Ants in 1981 in their leather days (Dirk Wears white sox)How old am I feeling.....



    I used to wear the whitest of white socks with my flecked black baggie trousers and black slip-ons. It took me some time to adjust once they went out of fashion.

    thedish;7628885

    Bow Wow Wow.Whatever happened to them?



    They went wild in the country...... then certain people got in trouble for making a 15 year old girl pose naked for the album cover.......

    the porter;7628791

    Thompson twins



    Hold Me Now !!!!!!!!!!! loved that song

    kjbenja;7628858

    Dire StraitsThe PoliceTransvision VampHugh & CryT'Pau



    brilliant !!!!

    kjbenja;7628914

    Deacon BlueThey Might Be GiantsAdam & the antsAH HA



    I have seen Deacon Blue loads at concerts and they are sooooooooo fantastic live. Also love Adam n The Ants.

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    muckypup;7629071

    Ultravox.....I loved Midge Ure....still do!!:oops:The AssociatesBoomtown … Ultravox.....I loved Midge Ure....still do!!:oops:The AssociatesBoomtown RatsOMDThe SmithsJust to name a few of my faves



    Top marks for OMD and The Smiths.

    Monkeybumcheeks;7629062

    There's no accounting for taste....I.M.O, The Jam are far superior to … There's no accounting for taste....I.M.O, The Jam are far superior to Madness, but hey, what do I know ! ?

    You know more then the duck that's for sure :thumbsup: the jam was probably the best ever British band them or the clash.

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    DLM;7628906

    Bad MannersThe banglesRoxetteSalt n pepaBeastie Boys808 state … Bad MannersThe banglesRoxetteSalt n pepaBeastie Boys808 state MorrisseyPublic EnemyNirvanaMartika



    I think you're straying into the 90's with your 808 State.

    waterloo;7629094

    You know more then the duck that's for sure :thumbsup: the jam was … You know more then the duck that's for sure :thumbsup: the jam was probably the best ever British band them or the clash.



    Sheeeeeeeeet !
    Did someone mention the clash ? !

    Guilty pleasure...... LEVEL 42 !!!

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    waterloo;7629094

    You know more then the duck that's for sure :thumbsup: the jam was … You know more then the duck that's for sure :thumbsup: the jam was probably the best ever British band them or the clash.



    Duck? How very dare you!!

    supergoose;7629119

    Duck? How very dare you!!

    :-D

    Monkeybumcheeks;7629117

    Sheeeeeeeeet !Did someone mention the clash ? !Guilty pleasure...... … Sheeeeeeeeet !Did someone mention the clash ? !Guilty pleasure...... LEVEL 42 !!!


    how could I forget The Clash....doh!!!

    Sandanista=class:thumbsup:

    Big Audio Dynamite also deserves a mention methinks

    Banned

    supergoose;7629107

    I think you're straying into the 90's with your 808 State.



    I googled them :thinking:

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    Monkeybumcheeks;7629117

    Sheeeeeeeeet !Did someone mention the clash ? !Guilty pleasure...... … Sheeeeeeeeet !Did someone mention the clash ? !Guilty pleasure...... LEVEL 42 !!!



    Level 42 - Something About You & Leaving Me Know are awesome songs!
    An ex girlfriend took my Level 42 album along with The Joshua Tree by U2.
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