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Old 04-24-06, 09:57 AM
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It's cool to listen to 80's songs

So I'm sitting here at work and I overhear a group of guys about 25 listining to the 80's channel on some internet radio station.

It's like this one guy never heard any songs before:

Guy 1: "This is the worst 80's song ever"
Guy 2: "What is it"
Guy 1: "Something about Our House in the middle of the street"

Old 04-24-06, 09:59 AM
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Thats just madness, I say!!!
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Your cow-orkers have really taken one step beyond musical good taste.
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I would pee in their coffee.
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It's cool to listen to 80's songs

Yes, it is. I'm tuned into Radio Nigel right now, in fact. It's very uncool to be in your mid twenties and be that clueless.
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I love that song!
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They probably think good music was invented by Kurt Cobain and 2Pac
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Originally Posted by orangerory
I love that song!
Totally! Me too!!
Old 04-24-06, 10:14 AM
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This is the same guy "Who" does not know "Who" Roger Daltrey is.

We were talking about classic rock one day and we asked him "Who" is he. What band was he in. We were on the floor laughing - everyone would find a way to use the word "Who" in the question and he still did not get it.

He said ask me something about Biggie.

Is he going to be riding in the car with his kids one day and Biggie comes on the radio and he turns it up and says "listen to those rhymes kids...now that was some good rappin'. Not like that noise you have now"
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I was making mix tapes this weekend from my CDs (I only have a tape deck in my car -- I know, how prehistoric) and it was ALL 80s music. As far as I'm concerned, popular music recorded after about 1992 -- you can have it.

Some of the songs:

867-5309/Jenny -- Tommy Tutone
I Want Candy -- Bow Wow Wow
Orange Crush -- R.E.M.
Young Turks -- Rod Stewart
Treat Me Right -- Pat Benatar
Delirious -- Prince
Remember the Feeling -- Chicago
Top Jimmy -- Van Halen
Mony Mony -- Billy Idol
Rock the Casbah -- the Clash
Sister Christian -- Night Ranger
The Ghost in You -- Psychedelic Furs
If You Were Here -- Thompson Twins
Warrior -- Scandal featuring Patty Smythe
It's a Laugh -- Hall & Oates

Makes me wanna go sit in my car right now.
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That's a classic! [Our House, not anything by "Biggie"...what, did he used to work at Wendy's?]

However--XM has an 80's channel. When listening to it, I am reminded that there was also a whole lot of crap in the 80's. Granted, I'm more interested in the new-wave/alternative type stuff, not the bubblegum, but still.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
I would pee in their coffee.

This is your best course of action. Not only will it teach them a lesson, but it will open them up to try new things and except that 80's music is much like urine flavored coffee.
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I listen to 101.5, the point. It's out of FL and I love the station. Wish they had a bit more variety but great stuff.
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80's songs are cool, so many good bands came out then.
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Originally Posted by Vibiana
Some of the songs:

Warrior -- Scandal featuring Patty Smythe
Not "Goodbye to You"?
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"Our House" is a great song.

However, nostalgic value is generally a terrible way to assign quality to music, especially music from the 1980's which had just as much crap as any other period, if not more.
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Originally Posted by dtcarson
However--XM has an 80's channel. When listening to it, I am reminded that there was also a whole lot of crap in the 80's. Granted, I'm more interested in the new-wave/alternative type stuff, not the bubblegum, but still.
95% of my favorite music is early '80s (but, like you, it's much more of the New-Wave/alternative stuff) and I would agree with you. The 50 or 60 songs that all of the 80s channels play have quite a number of crap songs amongst them, but that's because they stick mainly with the Top 40 type tunes. And Top 40 tunes are usually 75% crap no matter what decade you're referring to. That's what happens when you allow 12 year-olds to dictate taste.

XM has an 80s alternative station called Fred. It's quite good.
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No. The 70s had way more crap than the 80s. At least Disco was dead by 1981.

It's Scandalous that someone working in radio would be that clueless about music.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
95% of my favorite music is early '80s (but, like you, it's much more of the New-Wave/alternative stuff) and I would agree with you. The 50 or 60 songs that all of the 80s channels play have quite a number of crap songs amongst them, but that's because they stick mainly with the Top 40 type tunes. And Top 40 tunes are usually 75% crap no matter what decade you're referring to. That's what happens when you allow 12 year-olds to dictate taste.

XM has an 80s alternative station called Fred. It's quite good.
Kansas City has a station called JACK-FM (105.1) that plays a lot of 80s, but they don't play the tired old songs that all the other stations play. They're really pretty cool.

And yes -- early 80s is the BEST. Especially New Wave.
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Originally Posted by Y2K Falcon
Not "Goodbye to You"?
Yeah, that video gave me teh 'hots'

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Originally Posted by Vibiana
Kansas City has a station called JACK-FM (105.1) that plays a lot of 80s, but they don't play the tired old songs that all the other stations play. They're really pretty cool.
Ha.

Jack-FM is all over the country.

I know someone that works there.
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Originally Posted by Numanoid
95% of my favorite music is early '80s (but, like you, it's much more of the New-Wave/alternative stuff) and I would agree with you. The 50 or 60 songs that all of the 80s channels play have quite a number of crap songs amongst them, but that's because they stick mainly with the Top 40 type tunes. And Top 40 tunes are usually 75% crap no matter what decade you're referring to. That's what happens when you allow 12 year-olds to dictate taste.

XM has an 80s alternative station called Fred. It's quite good.
It's too bad most of you couldn't listen to KROQ 106.7 in Los Angeles in the 80's. MOST of the 80's songs that you know and love were first played on KROQ. Depeche Mode, The Cure, Oingo Boingo, etc. were all first played on KROQ. I believe U2 was first played on KROQ in the U.S.

I was very lucky to start listening to KROQ around 1981 and I still listen to it to this day. They were also at the forefront of the Alternative & Grunge era's in the 90's.

That being said, here is my rankings of best decades in music:

1. 1980s (I can still listen to those songs and most of them don't sound dated)
2. 1970s (Album rock and the most influential to me as a drummer)
3. 1960s (mostly because of The Beatles)
4. 2000s (mostly because of the Internet and the ability to hear any song that is released)
5. 1990s (Alternative & Grunge)
6. 1950s (the beginning of it all)

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Originally Posted by Numanoid
95% of my favorite music is early '80s (but, like you, it's much more of the New-Wave/alternative stuff) and I would agree with you. The 50 or 60 songs that all of the 80s channels play have quite a number of crap songs amongst them, but that's because they stick mainly with the Top 40 type tunes. And Top 40 tunes are usually 75% crap no matter what decade you're referring to. That's what happens when you allow 12 year-olds to dictate taste.

XM has an 80s alternative station called Fred. It's quite good.
I'd expect this statement to come from someone who loves the 90's but not the 80's. They were the epitome of bubblegum music and I loved every minute of it. If that makes me a 12 year old, so be it.

Oh and btw...since when ISN'T popular music based on a 12 year old's taste?

I guess every generation of music-fan has the holier-than-thou attitude.
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The Quake in the Bay Area back in the 80s is where I heard most of the really good 80s music: Red Rockers, Ultravox, Until December, Klaus Nomi, The Residents, Box of Toys, A House, Red Flag, and a whole host of others that never get airplay anymore.

God I miss that. It seems radio stations playing 80s music today have forgotten that the 80s weren't all about the Go Gos, Madonna, and Madness.

<---former new wave goth.

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