Makes me want to dance like Mr.Roboto...lol.Agent Starling wrote:musically, not my favourite decade overall, except for G n' R, Motley Crue and a few others...as well as of course those from previous decades that continued to release new releases....McCartney, Lennon, ELO...really didn't enjoy the fake-synth sounds of the then-new digital synthesizers that permeated most pop and goth rock...like the Yamaha DX-7...)
Ah, yes, Styx... how soon we forget. I also noted Dire Straits mentioned earlier... again, how soon we forget.MANIXWORLD wrote:Makes me want to dance like Mr.Roboto...lol.
Water Bug wrote:Ah, yes, Styx... how soon we forget. I also noted Dire Straits mentioned earlier... again, how soon we forget.
Ah, young Spydie, it is wrong to assume one can know the mind of java. In his post, the most caffeinated one referenced not which recordings the revered Red Rex released in the 1980s. The dark one, having most all of Mr Fripp’s works himself, merely expressed his desire to have our humble audience aurally anointed with his more artistic accomplishments. Discipline (September, 1981) and Three of a Perfect Pair (March, 1984) alone contain at least one-third of the songs you will find on almost any anthology collection or live album released aft 1985.GG wrote:I think there's a REASON we forgot the 80's - It was a musical mess IMHO. The big late '60's to '70's bands - Pink Floyd, Led Zep, King Crimson, ELP, etc. were on the their way out - only to be replaced by the likes of Styx, Journey, and Asia, etc. Ouch! If it wasn't for a few innovative groups LIKE Dire Straits, The Residents, NIN, and Van Halen the 80's scene would be totally forgettable. And, I hate to tell java, but King Crimson's finest stuff wasn't 80's - Larks Tongues in Aspic was 1973 and In the Court of the Crimson King was 1969. Robert Fripp was, and is, one of the most incredible musical geniuses - both as a guitarist, and producer, most folks have never heard of. Give him a listen.
PS - At least during the 80's MTV played MUSIC videos....
Let's not forget the original "Headbangers Ball".Water Bug wrote:Ah, yes, Styx... how soon we forget. I also noted Dire Straits mentioned earlier... again, how soon we forget.
I don't recall Heart or Olivia Newton-John being mentioned in the listings above. Both classics!
This was back in the days when MTV was fun to watch and we stayed up late on a Saturday night to see the Solid Gold Dancers.
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