The Official John Wetton Website Guestbook
Sign up Latest Topics
 
 
 


Reply
  Author   Comment   Page 3 of 6      Prev   1   2   3   4   5   6   Next
rockininMichigan

Registered:
Posts: 15
Reply with quote  #31 
Back to the subject of the Songs Of the 80s on VH1, I have to say the frequency of the airplay of that show really does show the strength of 80s music ... I thought ASIA should have been mentioned more on it, but I am
a very opinionated guy ... But I think the 80s is and will remain the best
period of music on record ... I'm sure huge 60s fans and 70s fans and fans of the Beatles (Johan) or the Stones might disagree, but I was talking to my buddy and his girlfriend who are in their 30s like me and they agree ... there was some kool stuff in the 90s and the 00s has just been horrible
{call me intolerant but it's TRUE - I'm tired of turning on VH1 when they have the top 20 countdown the last 4 years and having to hear some girl sing some song that sounds like it should be on a cd for a 2 YEAR OLD} ... we agreed the 80s had the best variety hands down ... and we picked 5 albums that with the exception of that 1st Nirvana record there's been nothing close to as big as them since:
Def Leppard: Hysteria, Whitesnake: Whitesnake (though that was more like the effort of a temporary team; most of the men who made the album were gone when the tour started other than Coverdale) .. Bon Jovi: Slppery When Wet (for commercial purposes and sheer feel-good music you can't argue on that one), Journey: Frontiers, and the first ASIA record ... oh and my buddy threw in GnR AFD as well, though I'm not an Axl Rose fan ..... But we were also saying that though we're not big fans of pop music, the pop music of the 80s was just way better than what's been out since ... stuff like Roxette, Tupau and even stuff like C & C Music Factory is just so much more distinguishable than the stuff coming out these days .. I listen to everything with an open mind, I listen to stuff like Goo Goo Dolls, The Fray, and Shinedown .... But yeah the end of this rambling diatribe is that I was at a high school football game the other night, and during halftime 2 songs came
on the PA:  "Here I Go Again" and "Livin' On a Prayer" ... and up in the bleachers all these 11th and 12th graders were SHOUTING the choruses, to both songs (Bon Jovi 2ce as much) ... it gave me and my g/f goosebumps, it really did.  Anyway though I don't agree with every point the narrators made the 100 Best Songs of the 80s I think is a very worthwhile show









__________________
Padraic
drbong

Registered:
Posts: 820
Reply with quote  #32 
you want five albums from teh eighties, ok here are 5 with no more than one from any artist

Asia-Asia
Queen-The Works
Billy Joel-Nylon Curtain
Prince-1999
Julie Brown--Goddess in Progress (yes it is an EP, but she is an incredilbe comedienne)

__________________
From the Island of Dr.Bong


Registered:
Posts: N/A
Reply with quote  #33 

I loved Goddess in Progress. My girlfriend used to play I Like 'Em Big and Stupid just to irritate me.

goddess1

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,931
Reply with quote  #34 

"The Homecoming Queen's Got a Gun" is also really funny...I love the ending!! ("I did it for....Johnnie!") 


__________________
"Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
― Rumi
John

Avatar / Picture

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 11,732
Reply with quote  #35 
'People are wrong when they say that Opera is not what it used to be. It is exactly what it used to be.That is what is wrong with it'. Wilde.....Oscar,not Kim.
JonathanO

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 94
Reply with quote  #36 
Quote:
Oscar,not Kim


Or Buck? (Is that purely a Southern colloquialism? )
goddess1

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 1,931
Reply with quote  #37 

"Opera, next to Gothic architecture, is one of the strangest inventions of Western man. It could not have been foreseen by any logical process." - Lord Kenneth Clark


__________________
"Poetry can be dangerous, especially beautiful poetry, because it gives the illusion of having had the experience without actually going through it.”
― Rumi
LadyShade

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 913
Reply with quote  #38 

I'm not sure about that one, but I know Buck nekkid is. As in "Basil, we could get buck nekkid and see if you have a heart attack before we hit the bed!"


__________________
And if I should light a candle...
LadyShade

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 913
Reply with quote  #39 

My thoughts exactly, Cutie!


__________________
And if I should light a candle...
Maryellen

Registered:
Posts: 1,262
Reply with quote  #40 

We were just listening to Tears For Fears "Sowing The Seeds Of Love" and the instrumentals are SO good! Don't get on my case for Tears For Fears, somebody out there liked (s) them too! Not the most attractive of bands, but they played well! I also liked The Fixx's Keys! Just very soothing to me!

okpeclark

Registered:
Posts: 5,665
Reply with quote  #41 

That Was Yesterday - Foreigner


__________________
[image]
John

Avatar / Picture

Super Moderators
Registered:
Posts: 11,732
Reply with quote  #42 
STSOL is a good song. Very Beatles,in fact so Beatles, this should be on another thread on this GB. What happened to TFF?
P.S.Paulaner. Me,Horace and the Magnate are going to see Foreigner at Shepherd's Bush tonight, with Francis Dunnery opening. Should be good,and I'm looking forward to it.
While we're on the best songs of the '80s--"It's My Life" by Talk Talk has to be one of the best songs ever-- opening line, with dead pan delivery "Here I am, in love again' and you think,ok,I know where this is going--wrong! It gets well viscious in the chorus.And the chord sequence is fabulous. I've never tried to work it out,I can usually do that in my head,but not with this one. There's a cover out at the moment in the UK by a female,which is what reminded me of how great a song it is,but the original is still the best. At one time Talk Talk was poised to go to Geffen.That would have been a nice concert bill.
Dennis

Registered:
Posts: 407
Reply with quote  #43 
STSOL always reminded me of The Beatles as did an older, less popular, song by Elton called Western Ford Gateway (mainly the verses with the Lennon slapback vocal effect as in Instant Karma)from the Empty Sky LP.  I always think of the Tears song when I hear the Elton song and vice versa.

Dennis
JonathanO

Avatar / Picture

Registered:
Posts: 94
Reply with quote  #44 

How about Crowded House - Don't Dream It's Over? Neil Finn's vocal on this  reminds me of G. Harrison quite a bit. This one was their biggest hit in the States, where it reached #2, IIRC. The hook on this one sets in from the intro. Great song!

ric

Registered:
Posts: 1,221
Reply with quote  #45 
Quote:
Originally Posted by Johan
STSOL is a good song. Very Beatles,in fact so Beatles, this should be on another thread on this GB. What happened to TFF?
P.S.Paulaner. Me,Horace and the Magnate are going to see Foreigner at Shepherd's Bush tonight, with Francis Dunnery opening. Should be good,and I'm looking forward to it.
While we're on the best songs of the '80s--"It's My Life" by Talk Talk has to be one of the best songs ever-- opening line, with dead pan delivery "Here I am, in love again' and you think,ok,I know where this is going--wrong! It gets well viscious in the chorus.And the chord sequence is fabulous. I've never tried to work it out,I can usually do that in my head,but not with this one. There's a cover out at the moment in the UK by a female,which is what reminded me of how great a song it is,but the original is still the best. At one time Talk Talk was poised to go to Geffen.That would have been a nice concert bill.
Could not agree more John."Such a shame" was also a great song.As you say the chord changes are stunning.

__________________
please delete me and acknowlege that you have
Previous Topic | Next Topic
Print
Reply

Quick Navigation:

Easily create a Forum Website with Website Toolbox.