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I'm so Eighties!

Discussion in 'Personal' started by lanokia, Nov 11, 2015.

  1. Scintillant

    Scintillant Star commenter

    I knew they were good, but didn't realise just how good back then,,,
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  2. nomad

    nomad Star commenter

    The Smiths??

    Aww, c'mon!!
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  3. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Ditto to both - however I have subsequently seen The Pixies far more than The Stone Roses (well, you can only give Ian Brown so many chances - however, I say the same about Mark E Smith :D )

    And same thoughts about The Smiths - I just didn't quite get them at the time, even though everything was right - took me about 10 years to appreciate them
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  4. irs1054

    irs1054 Star commenter

    Didn't know that. There was a lot of to-ing and fro-ing between bands. I think it was the BBC that did a series of progs on the genealogy of the various groups a few years ago.

    Wonder what use Lemmy had for the knife as a roadie?
  5. Duke of York

    Duke of York Star commenter

    If it was part of your life, you have to live with it, girl, like you have to do with every other miserable part of your life.

    There's parts of the 80s I wished never happened, then found myself grateful they did.. Same with every decade I lived through.

    It's rarely perfect, but you have the choice of making the most of what you have and seizing the opportunities when they arise..

    If you miss the bus, another will come along later.

    How many of you teachers know what happened to the kids you taught who were chucked on the scrap heap when it came to achieving university grades?

    How many billionaires or even millionaires do we have who left school without a qualification to see them through life, and how many are churned out, that cling onto them like life rings?

    I put it to you that there are more than enough unqualified rich people. Probably far more than than those who trusted that qualifications would be the route to wealth and happiness.

    Where do you stand on the scale of wealth and happiness with your qualifications? Did it work for you?
  6. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    Oh but MSB - there were still little nuggets to enjoy
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  7. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Me too! Plus Heaven17 (I can't stand that fascist groove thang etc) I wanted to work some Human League into Kibosh's'' pick seven tracks'' thread.

    @RedQuilt I love electronica too. I was doing my pgce when Tubeway Army/Numan first had hits. (Another one I wanted to include)

    Love 808 state 'Pacific state' too. I couldn't believe that was 80s, 'til I checked :D Ahead of its time?

    Some great tracks on this thread! Will come back at some point to contribute no doubt!

    ETA The Smiths blew me away from the get go (well, on TOTP with 'This Charming Man') and I rushed out to buy album.
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  8. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

  9. cissy3

    cissy3 Star commenter

    Uncanny, I was just about to search for PiL
  10. RedQuilt

    RedQuilt Star commenter

    Great minds etc :)
    I wasn't totally 'into' PiL but think the collaboration between Lydon and Jah Wobble worked really well.
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  11. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I'll say this quietly....I really don't 'do' Joy Division...
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  12. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

    I have a not so secret crush on Jah Wobble
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  13. Spiritwalkerness

    Spiritwalkerness Star commenter

  14. HelenREMfan

    HelenREMfan Star commenter

    You bunked off hockey!!!!!! Dreadful @GLsghost ...

    Ahhhh Family.... saw them in Liverpool... circa..... 1970/71 The ex was .... a little the worse for drink... and he had consistently called out between songs " Sing A Song for Me" As he was not so sweetly snoring...... they sang..... "A song for me" !!! He missed it ( I didn't :) )
    My ex sis in law recently travelled down to somewhere in East Anglia for the last ever Family concert..... wish I had been there.....
  15. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    I'm a bit late to this, I went to uni in 1981 it was an eventful decade for me with lots of musical memory connections, here's some favourites that haven't yet appeared:

    Guilty pleasure
  16. grumpydogwoman

    grumpydogwoman Star commenter

    I'm sorry but it's all rubbish.
    60s. 70s. Both good.
    After that?

  17. Mangleworzle

    Mangleworzle Star commenter

    If I had to pick a decade it would be 70's, I've always thought 60's music was generally over-rated, some real gems but also a lot of pants stuff too. Then again it always seems to relate to your own age, 70's were my teens, 80's were my 20's
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  18. lindenlea

    lindenlea Star commenter

    Joy Division not really my thing but I love this

  19. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Is Grumpy a "girl" or are you being isist again?
  20. aspensquiver

    aspensquiver Star commenter

    Loved that Maxine dance. And her romance. "Sigh"

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