80s new wave fans

vkartikv

Hall of Fame
As the title says, this is for fans of 80s new wave, synthpop, britpop, eurodisco, etc..to discuss fav bands and songs.... and the good old days.
 

dParis

Hall of Fame
An official Child of the 80's, for better or for worse...

Already mentioned: The Cure, NO, DM - of course.

The Fixx. Reach the Beach was my favorite album for a while.

English Beat/General Public, Echo & The Bunnymen.

WAX TRAX! bands like (early)Ministry, Front242, Revco.

Time Zone's "World Destruction" - an 80's alt/new wave badass anthem.

A band I always considered new wave, even though it was mostly just two guitars and a drum kit, was The Smiths (probably the greatest of all the 80's bands). They were asymmetric enough from the standard rock/pop fare at the time.

Heck, you can even throw early U2 in the mix as well.
 

RyanRF

Professional
I was born in 86. All through high-school I thought that 80s music was lame, but within the past few years I've developed a taste for it.

My 80's channel is now my favorite on pandora. The Cure, Depeche Mode, U2... all sooo good.

Listening to "Friday I'm in Love" right now.
 

Yaz

Rookie
Ah, the 80s...my carefree high school days. My username says it all...I actually created an iTunes genre in my music library called "80s New Wave". I could go on and on about all my old faves from New Order, Yaz/Yazoo, Flock of Seagulls, Dominatrix, Ebn Ozn, Bronski Beat, Joy Division, Tears for Fears, Alphaville, Talk Talk, Thomas Dolby, and the Psychadelic Furs...Good times they were.
 
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Fifth Set

Professional
Ah, the 80s...my carefree high school days. My username says it all...I actually created an iTunes genre in my music library called "80s New Wave". I could go on and on about all my old faves from New Order, Yaz/Yazoo, Flock of Seagulls, Dominatrix, Ebn Ozn, Bronski Beat, Joy Division, Tears for Fears, Alphaville, Talk Talk, Thomas Dolby, and the Psychadelic Furs...Good times they were.
That's an excellent list right there. Talk Talk was probably my all time favorite.

Endgames is another great band that didn't get the credit they deserved and never had their music available on CD or iTunes (good condition LPs of Building Beauty now going for up to $50 on that auction site).

Here's some basic info on them and some of their best (yet least?) known songs:

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endgames_(band)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_6Kc-l_7j00

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=G83pz81gLeA

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7V2Y4lQOM7I

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HEr4AmU7iMc

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N4fh-YT020c&feature=related

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ERC0P_cg6pQ
 
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007

Professional
ABC, Depeche Mode, Duran Duran, The Fixx, English Beat were all great.

On a slightly different note (pun intended) I ust got tickets to see THE CARS with 4/5 of the original lineup. Man, do they have some great songs! There just aren't bands that write such crafty songs like that anymore.
 

DCaicedo

Rookie
What about Flock of Seagulls and Soft Cell?

I've felt that folks never gave these 2 bands all that much credit
 
Just saw OMD in Oakland at the Fox Theatre on March 26th. Amazing amazing sold out show. First time they have toured in the US in 20 years or so I believe. Well worth it and they will be back!
 
Orange Juice, The Cult , Joy Division, Tommy Keene,
Pat Benatar, Wang Chung , Cockrobin and last but absolutely not least the great band Tears For Fears.
 

Fee

Legend
Tears for Fears (the original duo) are touring again. Might go see that.

Spandau Ballet toured a little bit last year, might go out again in 2012. George Michael has an album coming out later this year.

Heaven 17 - Let me Go :)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pJrU9RIurFE
(obnoxious Vevo version with a commercial)
 

royalfan5

New User
There a very few songs I enjoy more that True by Spandau Ballet. I also paid money in the 90's for a very hit or miss Duran Duran tribute album with Goldfinger, Reel Big Fish, Less than Jake, Jimmy Eat World etc.
 

SystemicAnomaly

Talk Tennis Guru
Since the OP included synth-pop and related genres, I go with Berlin, The Cars, Blondie and Tears for Fears as some of my favorites from the post-punk era.
 

Fifth Set

Professional

max

Legend
the Knack were great, but after the first album, they went right to the ****house as quickly as possible, tossing profits up their noses.
 

Fee

Legend
Cool, thanks. Have you heard their new stuff? Girl Panic from the new CD is really good.
I bought the album the day it came out. Loved the concert they streamed on youtube a few weeks ago, but I could do without the David Lynch directed weirdness.
 

FloridaAG

Professional
Lots of different sub-categories being mentioned here - count me in. Bands mentioned are ranging from new-wave, to later 80's alternative bands (I viewed as a separate category personally) but not important.

Nice call whoever mentioned the Specials. I personally love English Beat as well.

Anyway recognizing that I don't need to limit myself to "new wave", The Smiths, New Order, Yaz, Talking Heads, The Pogues, The Replacements and countless others.
 

max

Legend
Since the OP included synth-pop and related genres, I go with Berlin, The Cars, Blondie and Tears for Fears as some of my favorites from the post-punk era.
I still listen to the Cars and Blondie. Blondie's good summertime music, and there are very few bands that can rhyme the word "sacroiliac."
 

uabucks

Rookie
OK, this is in my wheelhouse:

Everything but the girl---Eden, plus many more
Orange Juice--start with some collection, then get them all
Pale Fountains--Pacific Street
China Crisis--flaunt the imperfection
Talk Talk--It's my life Lp.
Prefab Sprout--get them all
DM--black celebration
NO--power. corruption , Republic
Nick Heyward--North of a Miracle (is there a better album?)
Smiths
Style Council--get them all
Llloyd Cole
Go-Betweens

really obscure:
Eggstone
Louis Philippe
Blueboy
 

Fifth Set

Professional
For those going to see Duran Duran in the U.S. in the next few weeks, the set list is looking pretty good! This is the one from Mexico City last night (via their Facebook).

PLANET/WOLF/AYNIN/FOLLOWED/NONO/SAFE/LIGHTON/REFLEX/CHAUFFEUR/OWORLD/WHITELINES/PANIC/CARELESS/SUNRISE/WILD/RIO--007MEDLEY/VIEW/GIRLSONFILM
 

Fee

Legend
John's been posting setlists on his twitter and facebook page after every show, its been an interesting mix. Today he hinted that all these changes are a lead-up to their appearance at Coachella this weekend. I hope they bring back Save a Prayer on Thursday, but I'll accept New Moon on Monday as a substitute.
 

vkartikv

Hall of Fame
George Michael is a great singer and has done some good covers but he butchered New Order's True Faith.
Duran Duran is still going strong and I love John Taylor's bass lines.
Has anyone noticed Nu Shooz' 'I can't wait' has been copied by some **** hip hop artist?
 

Fee

Legend
George Michael is a great singer and has done some good covers but he butchered New Order's True Faith.
Duran Duran is still going strong and I love John Taylor's bass lines.
Has anyone noticed Nu Shooz' 'I can't wait' has been copied by some **** hip hop artist?
I agree about the True Faith cover, but he has explained that he wanted to do something completely different since it was a one-off fundraiser. I do not like the excessive use of the vocoder, but for some reason I like the video. It seems to fit together somehow.
 

uabucks

Rookie
Here was my list from a prior thread:

still stuck in the 80's!:
Best of the 80's:

Orange Juice/Edwynn Colins
Style Council
Smiths
Prefab Sprout
Everything But the Girl
JAPAN/David Sylvian
Depeche mode
New Order
Weather Prophets/Biff Bang Pow/
McCarthy/Jam/The Bodines CREATION Records!!
Nick Heyward
Spandau Ballet
Madness/English Beat
Stranglers
Housemartins
XTC
Go-Betweens
China Crisis
Pale Fountains
Talk Talk
Llyod Cole
Marshall Crenshaw
Boo Radleys
Sarah Records--field mice,hit parade, blueboy, etc.
Cherry Red records!
 

Fee

Legend
Duran Duran rocked tonight. Judging by the noise and the hands in the air, I wasn't the only one who thought so. :)
 

FloridaAG

Professional
Here was my list from a prior thread:

still stuck in the 80's!:
Best of the 80's:

Orange Juice/Edwynn Colins
Style Council
Smiths
Prefab Sprout
Everything But the Girl
JAPAN/David Sylvian
Depeche mode
New Order
Weather Prophets/Biff Bang Pow/
McCarthy/Jam/The Bodines CREATION Records!!
Nick Heyward
Spandau Ballet
Madness/English Beat
Stranglers
Housemartins
XTC
Go-Betweens
China Crisis
Pale Fountains
Talk Talk
Llyod Cole
Marshall Crenshaw
Boo Radleys
Sarah Records--field mice,hit parade, blueboy, etc.
Cherry Red records!
Housemartins and Marshall Crenshaw are good new additions
 
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