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    The 80s Rule

    1984 was the apex of good music. Fight me

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    1984 was the apex of good music. Fight me
    1968:
    1. The Beatles ("The White Album") - The Beatles
    2. Electric Ladyland - Jimi Hendrix Experience
    3. Astral Weeks - Van Morrison
    4. Beggars Banquet - The Rolling Stones
    5. Music From Big Pink - The Band
    6. Lady Soul - Aretha Franklin
    7. Odessey & Oracle - The Zombies
    8. The Kinks Are The Village Green Preservation Society - The Kinks
    9. The Ice Man Cometh - Jerry Butler
    10. Wheels Of Fire - Cream
    11. Bookends - Simon and Garfunkel
    12. Cheap Thrills - Big Brother And The Holding Company
    13. The Notorious Byrd Brothers - The Byrds
    14. Truth - Jeff Beck
    15. In-a-Gadda-Da-Vida - Iron Butterfly
    16. S.F. Sorrow - The Pretty Things
    17. We're Only In It For The Money - The Mothers Of Invention
    18. The United States Of America - The United States Of America
    19. Gris-Gris - Dr. John, The Night Tripper
    20. The Dock Of The Bay - Otis Redding
    21. Aretha Now - Aretha Franklin
    22. Tell Mama - Etta James
    23. Vincebus Eruptum - Blue Cheer
    24. Wish It Would Rain - Temptations
    25. Steppenwolf - Steppenwolf
    26. Sweetheart Of The Rodeo - The Byrds
    27. White Light/White Heat - The Velvet Underground
    28. Ogdens' Nut Gone Flake - The Small Faces
    29. 'Live' at the Apollo, Volume II - James Brown
    30. Quicksilver Messenger Service - Quicksilver Messenger Service
    31. Traffic - Traffic
    32. The Family That Plays Together - Spirit
    33. Spirit - Spirit
    34. The Soft Machine - The Soft Machine
    35. Creedence Clearwater Revival - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    36. Elvis: TV Special - Elvis Presley
    37. Super Session - Mike Bloomfield, Al Kooper, Steve Stills
    38. Begin - The Millennium
    39. This Is My Country - The Impressions
    40. There Is - The Dells
    41. Realization - Johnny Rivers
    42. Waiting For The Sun - The Doors
    43. In Search Of The Lost Chord - The Moody Blues
    44. A Saucerful Of Secrets - Pink Floyd
    45. Crown Of Creation - Jefferson Airplane
    46. Os Mutantes - Os Mutantes
    47. Aerial Ballet - Nilsson
    48. The Immortal Otis Redding - Otis Redding
    49. Anthem Of The Sun - The Grateful Dead
    50. Undead - Ten Years After
    51. Child Is Father To The Man - Blood, Sweat & Tears
    52. Crimson And Clover - Tommy James & The Shondells
    53. This Was - Jethro Tull
    54. Silver Apples - Silver Apples
    55. In Person At The Whisky a Go Go - Otis Redding
    56. Music In A Doll's House - Family
    57. Boogie With Canned Heat - Canned Heat
    58. Eli and the Thirteenth Confession - Laura Nyro
    59. Fairport Convention - Fairport Convention
    60. A Beacon From Mars - Kaleidoscope
    61. Fleetwood Mac/Peter Green's Fleetwood Mac - Fleetwood Mac
    62. I Thank You - Sam & Dave
    63. This Is Clarence Carter - Clarence Carter
    64. The Crazy World Of Arthur Brown - The Crazy World of Arthur Brown
    65. Living The Blues - Canned Heat
    66. I'm in Love - Wilson Pickett
    67. The Move - The Move
    68. Present Tense - Sagittarius
    69. Nazz - Nazz
    70. Take Time To Know Her - Percy Sledge
    71. I Can't Stand Myself When You Touch Me - James Brown
    72. King Solomon - Solomon Burke
    73. Life - Sly & The Family Stone
    74. Shine On Brightly - Procol Harum
    75. The Twain Shall Meet - Eric Burdon & The Animals
    76. The Inner Mystique - The Chocolate Watchband
    77. Would You Believe - Billy Nicholls
    78. Bradley's Barn - The Beau Brummels
    79. July - July
    80. Tomorrow - Tomorrow
    81. The Hurdy Gurdy Man - Donovan
    82. Sailor - Steve Miller Band
    83. Journey To The Center Of The Mind - Amboy Dukes
    84. The Turtles Present The Battle of the Bands - The Turtles
    85. Dance to the Music - Sly & The Family Stone
    86. Introspect - Joe South
    87. Head - The Monkees
    88. The Savage Resurrection - The Savage Resurrection
    89. Who's Making Love... - Johnnie Taylor
    90. Randy Newman - Randy Newman
    91. Soul Folk in Action - The Staple Singers
    92. La La Means I Love You - The Delfonics
    93. Blues From Laurel Canyon - John Mayall
    94. CQ - The Outsiders
    95. Mad River - Mad River
    96. Shades Of Deep Purple - Deep Purple
    97. Safe at Home - International Submarine Band
    98. The Sweet Inspirations - The Sweet Inspirations
    99. No Sad Songs - Joe Simon
    100. Outsideinside - Blue Cheer

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    1969:
    1. Abbey Road - The Beatles
    2. Tommy - The Who
    3. Led Zeppelin II - Led Zeppelin
    4. Let It Bleed - The Rolling Stones
    5. Led Zeppelin I - Led Zeppelin
    6. The Band - The Band
    7. Stand - Sly And The Family Stone
    8. In The Court Of The Crimson King - King Crimson
    9. Green River - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    10. Crosby, Stills And Nash - Crosby, Stills & Nash
    11. Hot Buttered Soul - Isaac Hayes
    12. Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere - Neil Young and Crazy Horse
    13. Willy And The Poor Boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    14. Dusty In Memphis - Dusty Springfield
    15. Kick Out The Jams - The MC5
    16. The Stooges - The Stooges
    17. From Elvis In Memphis - Elvis Presley
    18. The Chicago Transit Authority - Chicago
    19. Blood, Sweat & Tears - Blood, Sweat & Tears
    20. Santana - Santana
    21. The Meters - The Meters
    22. Jimmy Cliff - Jimmy Cliff
    23. The Gilded Palace Of Sin - The Flying Buritto Brothers
    24. Trout Mask Replica - Captain Beefheart And His Magic Band
    25. The Velvet Underground - The Velvet Underground
    26. Five Leaves Left - Nick Drake
    27. The Allman Brothers Band - The Allman Brothers Band
    28. Arthur (Or The Decline And Fall Of The British Empire) - The Kinks
    29. Liege & Lief - Fairport Convention
    30. On The Threshold Of A Dream - The Moody Blues
    31. Stand Up - Jethro Tull
    32. The Young Mods' Forgotten Story - The Impressions
    33. Blind Faith - Blind Faith
    34. Bayou Country - Creedence Clearwater Revival
    35. Live/Dead - The Grateful Dead
    36. Happy Trails - Quicksilver Messenger Service
    37. Nashville Skyline - Bob Dylan
    38. Volunteers - Jefferson Airplane
    39. Cloud Nine - The Temptations
    40. With A Little Help From My Friends - Joe Cocker
    41. Beck-Ola - Jeff Beck Group
    42. Then Play On - Fleetwood Mac
    43. Ummagumma - Pink Floyd
    44. A Salty Dog - Procol Harum
    45. Aoxomoxoa - The Grateful Dead
    46. It's A Beautiful Day - It's A Beautiful Day
    47. Ssssh - Ten Years After
    48. Oar - Alexander "Skip" Spence
    49. Monster Movie - The Can
    50. Volume Two - The Soft Machine
    51. Second Winter - Johnny Winter
    52. Joe Cocker - Joe Cocker
    53. Streetnoise - Julie Driscoll with Brian Auger & The Trinity
    54. Odessa - The Bee Gees
    55. Songs for a Tailor - Jack Bruce
    56. I Got Dem Ol' Kozmic Blues Again Mama! - Janis Joplin
    57. Testifyin' - Clarence Carter
    58. Koko Taylor - Koko Taylor
    59. Say It Loud - I'm Black and I'm Proud - James Brown
    60. The Progressive Blues Experiment - Johnny Winter
    61. Goodbye - Cream
    62. Clouds - Joni Mitchell
    63. It's a Mother - James Brown
    64. Soul '69 - Aretha Franklin
    65. Grand Funk - Grand Funk Railroad
    66. Tons of Sobs - Free
    67. The Brothers: Isley - The Isley Brothers
    68. To Our Children's Children's Children - The Moody Blues
    69. Three Dog Night - Three Dog Night
    70. The Israelites - Desmond Dekker & The Aces
    71. I'm A Loser - Doris Duke
    72. 20/20 - The Beach Boys
    73. Valentyne Suite - Colosseum
    74. Mercator Projected - East of Eden
    75. Phallus Dei - Amon Düül II
    76. Arzachel - Arzachel
    77. Get Ready - Rare Earth
    78. Buying A Book - Joe Tex
    79. Music Emporium - The Music Emporium
    80. Bless Its Pointed Little Head - Jefferson Airplane
    81. Deep Purple - Deep Purple
    82. Pickin' Up The Pieces - Poco
    83. Mendocino - Sir Douglas Quintet
    84. Barabajagal - Donovan
    85. Diana Ross Presents The Jackson 5 - The Jackson 5
    86. Morgen - Morgen
    87. Can I Change My Mind? - Tyrone Davis
    88. Sea Shanties - High Tide
    89. Four Sail - Love
    90. Free - Free
    91. It's Our Thing - The Isley Brothers
    92. Puzzle People - The Temptations
    93. It's My Thing - Marva Whitney
    94. Yes - Yes
    95. The Spice of Life - Marlena Shaw
    96. Heart & Soul - Johnny Adams
    97. First Take - Roberta Flack
    98. The Age Of Aquarius - The 5th Dimension
    99. Spooky Two - Spooky Tooth
    100. Hollywood Dream - Thunderclap Newman
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    Perhaps the weirdest band ever.

    Haven’t listened in decades. Saw at least two shows. That I remember

    David Byrne art shit. Talking heads. Robert fripp. Brian eno. Etc.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mcski View Post
    1984 was the apex of good music. Fight me
    Van Halen's best album?? Not IMHO. Good one though... I can't pick a year but I'd say mid 70s to mid 90s with some late 60s-early 70s thrown in as the best time in rock. Hip Hop was early 90s fo sho..
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideski View Post
    1984
    This should be the end of thread right here.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rideski View Post
    1984
    Meh - three chords and big hair
    ZZ Top was 10 years ahead

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    Bill Buckner definitely didn’t rule.

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    Ok maybe a little of this, too, it's a given Metallica absolutely crushed the 80s...








    I watched the world premier of this vid, of course.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TBS View Post
    Meh - three chords and big hair
    ZZ Top was 10 years ahead
    ZZ Top in same sentence as Iron Maiden. No, sorry, you clearly didn't get it, you've obviously never listened to their lyrics. Iron Maiden was THE metal opera. The best story tellers in metal. Nobody compares. NO ONE!! I won't challenge you to a fight but that's what I would have done in the 80s.

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    Pfft... an 80s thread and the pixies aren't mentioned in the first five posts?
    Amateurs.
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    Dawn of gangsta rap.

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    Madonna!
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    Quote Originally Posted by subtle plague View Post
    Pfft... an 80s thread and the pixies aren't mentioned in the first five posts?
    Amateurs.
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJncHEZ3URs
    But seriously though.

    And I guess some of that stuff on Buster's lists was okay if you like that kind of thing.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ötzi View Post
    But seriously though.

    And I guess some of that stuff on Buster's lists was okay if you like that kind of thing.
    Hey, now.
    It's all just a reflection of our own personal crucibles.

    Besides, I'm right.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jax View Post
    ZZ Top in same sentence as Iron Maiden. No, sorry, you clearly didn't get it, you've obviously never listened to their lyrics. Iron Maiden was THE metal opera. The best story tellers in metal. Nobody compares. NO ONE!! I won't challenge you to a fight but that's what I would have done in the 80s.
    OK if you want to narrow it down to best heavy metal story tellers in the 80s, I won’t disagree.

    Here’s three rock “operas” off the top of my head that are way better than anything IM came up with
    - The Who “Tommy”
    - Small Faces “Ogdens Nut Gone Flakes”
    -Pink Floyd “The Wall”

    “Bohemian Rhapsody” wasn’t too bad either

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    Even the snaggle toofed Brits agree

    https://www.thesun.co.uk/tvandshowbi...ic-new-survey/

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    To me, The Replacements owned the 80s.


    And yeah, Pixies.

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    What about the Violent Femmes and X? The Blasters and Camper Van Beethoven?


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    This holds up.

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