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    Original_ShiftyOriginal_Shifty Great White North Posts: 301
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    PoncierPoncier Posts: 16,423
    This weekend we rock Portland
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    Poncier said:
    I thought this was the Ramones first listen.

    Never heard this before.  It's good.
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    "After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray"
    Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper
    https://youtu.be/VdQY7BusJNU?si=JT8tl9QreCWOmBHy
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 41,127
    "After my picture fades and darkness has turned to gray"
    Time after Time by Cyndi Lauper
    https://youtu.be/VdQY7BusJNU?si=JT8tl9QreCWOmBHy

    I've always had kind of a crush on Cyndi Lauper.  She's one cool lady as well!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 41,127
    23scidoo said:

    Classic!  I dig Joe's singing en Español !

    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,141
    GRACE UNDER PRESSURE....the album that started my madness with RUSH. I had heard of the band when a friend played 2112. I listened 🎶 and I remember saying, what the hell was that side 1, it was brilliant and so different like Queen's Bohemian Rhapsody. I then put the band on the back burner for years listening, following their music till 1984. I decided to see them live on the GUP Tour. I was blown away, as they seem to blow the roof off of the 14k Hampton Coliseum, Hampton VA. I was hooked from that moment till the last time I saw them live 49 shows later at Tampa FL 2015. They're STILL to this day my #1 Rock band. Oh it's my all-time favorite album with my favorite song all-time
    Red Sector A.

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    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
    One of the best intro of the decade!!..
    https://youtu.be/PzPc-p72nsA?si=RNS3jiUgGms-SCZU
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capital Posts: 3,448
    23scidoo said:

    This is more of an all-time great for me -- my favorite U2 song and one of the very few songs that makes the hair on the back of my neck stand on end.
    All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
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    curmudgeonesscurmudgeoness Brigadoon, foodie capital Posts: 3,448
    Speaking as a child of the 80's --

    Peter Gabriel, generally, but especially ALL of Security.

    U2 -- Bad
    Talking Heads -- Once in a Lifetime (isn't that the unofficial Gen X anthem?)
    Violent Femmes -- Add It Up (or is this the anthem?)
    The Cars -- This Could Be Love
    The Replacements -- Answering Machine
    REM -- So. Central Rain
    New Order -- Temptation
    Everything But the Girl -- Heaven Help Me
    When in Rome -- The Promise
    The Cure -- Let's Go to Bed
    The Smiths -- How Soon Is Now (I wasn't a big Smiths fan, but this song is a masterpiece)
    Howard Jones -- No One Is To Blame
    Eurythmics -- Love Is a Stranger
    Midge Ure -- If I Was
    Hoodoo Gurus -- I Was a Kamikaze Pilot
    Roxy Music -- Avalon (the whole album); My Only Love
    The Divinyls -- I Touch Myself
    Romeo Void -- Never Say Never
    and so many, many more...

    Ah. Last but not least: The Church

    The Church were my primary musical obsession from 1983 until... I don't even know when. I literally sprinted to the record store when Starfish was released in 1988. My favorite Church song from the 1980s... that's a tie between:

    Hotel Womb

    and

    Is This Where You Live

    Brian, this is a massive rabbit hole for someone like me to fall down!
     
    All those who seek to destroy the liberties of a democratic nation ought to know that war is the surest and shortest means to accomplish it.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    "What I want you got and might be hard to handle"
    You make my dreams come true by the now hateful to each other Hall & Oates.

    https://youtu.be/EErSKhC0CZs?si=ek1nGRin0KwfToMp
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    Another one as a kid and listening to it on the 45.

    Pass the Dutchie by Musical Youth.  A song about passing a joint.

    "How does it feel when you got no food?"  Being poor and hearing that was made me realize that others are poor too.
    anyways, here it is.

    https://youtu.be/EsyUa63NM1E?si=rENtcx90l41WT4st
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    brianluxbrianlux Moving through All Kinds of Terrain. Posts: 41,127
    Speaking as a child of the 80's --

    Peter Gabriel, generally, but especially ALL of Security.

    U2 -- Bad
    Talking Heads -- Once in a Lifetime (isn't that the unofficial Gen X anthem?)
    Violent Femmes -- Add It Up (or is this the anthem?)
    The Cars -- This Could Be Love
    The Replacements -- Answering Machine
    REM -- So. Central Rain
    New Order -- Temptation
    Everything But the Girl -- Heaven Help Me
    When in Rome -- The Promise
    The Cure -- Let's Go to Bed
    The Smiths -- How Soon Is Now (I wasn't a big Smiths fan, but this song is a masterpiece)
    Howard Jones -- No One Is To Blame
    Eurythmics -- Love Is a Stranger
    Midge Ure -- If I Was
    Hoodoo Gurus -- I Was a Kamikaze Pilot
    Roxy Music -- Avalon (the whole album); My Only Love
    The Divinyls -- I Touch Myself
    Romeo Void -- Never Say Never
    and so many, many more...

    Ah. Last but not least: The Church

    The Church were my primary musical obsession from 1983 until... I don't even know when. I literally sprinted to the record store when Starfish was released in 1988. My favorite Church song from the 1980s... that's a tie between:

    Hotel Womb

    and

    Is This Where You Live

    Brian, this is a massive rabbit hole for someone like me to fall down!
     

    Haha!  It is indeed!  A lot of good pics on your list!
    It's funny because a lot of boomers like myself thought of the 80s as a disaster as far as music goes.  I'm the first to admit there were some aspects of a lot of 80s music I didn't and still don't care for- I never warmed up to a lot of the 80s disco, and particularly off flavor for me was some of the production techniques that have not held up well.  But any music time period will have is pluses and minuses for any listener.  What really puzzled me about the 80s was how seriously a lot of my peers missed out on the music of that time.  There was SO MUCH to pick from.  For everything that didn't work well for me, there were a dozen thing that I got ecstatic over.  Anyone who listed long enough would have found something great to listen to and fall in love with.  I discovered for myself tons of great music and a whole lot of it has held up really well for me.  A lot of my favorite music came out of the 80s.

    So... LONG LIVE 80s MUSIC!
    “The fear of death follows from the fear of life. A man [or woman] who lives fully is prepared to die at any time.”
    Variously credited to Mark Twain or Edward Abbey.













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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
    @tempo_n_groove you are the metal fan here and you waiting for me to post this anthem?? :)
    https://youtu.be/WM8bTdBs-cw?si=HhRjnUFfMhEMUbzl
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    Great song.  Legs was what I always loved.  Great hook. Plus that video was filmed at Bouquet Burrito in Saugus where I once lived during the filming.
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    23scidoo said:
    @tempo_n_groove you are the metal fan here and you waiting for me to post this anthem?? :)
    https://youtu.be/WM8bTdBs-cw?si=HhRjnUFfMhEMUbzl
    1989.  I received a bunch of shit from the non metalheads about this video, lol.  Metallica wasn't about videos but they made "One".  Thank God I could use that play on words for a few more years.  When they made Enter Sandman I had nothing, lol.
    Every non metal head became a fan though.  They dug it.
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,141
    23scidoo said:
    @tempo_n_groove you are the metal fan here and you waiting for me to post this anthem?? :)
    https://youtu.be/WM8bTdBs-cw?si=HhRjnUFfMhEMUbzl
    I can remember when that One video came out and the uproar that came with the video. Many fans were saying that Metallica was selling out etc etc. I was like that's nonsense, it was a great video done in black and white. It seem like they were playing in a warehouse jamming. I loved it. Also they adapted the old movie to the video was absolutely great idea. 
    That said Justice is my second favorite album of there's that has my fourth favorite song of there's called.....
    Eye Of The Beholder 
    https://youtu.be/pEBp9ulELLA?si=x-yo_bMuUVvX8JGg
    Love the slow fade in on the 8 count then they rip into the song with that deadly riff. The lyrics are so over the top 👍 good, I could listen to it all day.
    ✌️

    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    g under p said:
    23scidoo said:
    @tempo_n_groove you are the metal fan here and you waiting for me to post this anthem?? :)
    https://youtu.be/WM8bTdBs-cw?si=HhRjnUFfMhEMUbzl
    I can remember when that One video came out and the uproar that came with the video. Many fans were saying that Metallica was selling out etc etc. I was like that's nonsense, it was a great video done in black and white. It seem like they were playing in a warehouse jamming. I loved it. Also they adapted the old movie to the video was absolutely great idea. 
    That said Justice is my second favorite album of there's that has my fourth favorite song of there's called.....
    Eye Of The Beholder 
    https://youtu.be/pEBp9ulELLA?si=x-yo_bMuUVvX8JGg
    Love the slow fade in on the 8 count then they rip into the song with that deadly riff. The lyrics are so over the top 👍 good, I could listen to it all day.
    ✌️

    B side to Eye of the Beholder?  The greatest cover song Metallica ever did... Breadfan.
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    23scidoo23scidoo Thessaloniki,Greece Posts: 18,852
    Athens 2006. Dusseldorf 2007. Berlin 2009. Venice 2010. Amsterdam 1 2012. Amsterdam 1+2 2014. Buenos Aires 2015.
    Prague Krakow Berlin 2018. Berlin 2022
    EV, Taormina 1+2 2017.

    I wish i was the souvenir you kept your house key on..
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    g under pg under p Surfing The far side of THE Sombrero Galaxy Posts: 18,141
    g under p said:
    23scidoo said:
    @tempo_n_groove you are the metal fan here and you waiting for me to post this anthem?? :)
    https://youtu.be/WM8bTdBs-cw?si=HhRjnUFfMhEMUbzl
    I can remember when that One video came out and the uproar that came with the video. Many fans were saying that Metallica was selling out etc etc. I was like that's nonsense, it was a great video done in black and white. It seem like they were playing in a warehouse jamming. I loved it. Also they adapted the old movie to the video was absolutely great idea. 
    That said Justice is my second favorite album of there's that has my fourth favorite song of there's called.....
    Eye Of The Beholder 
    https://youtu.be/pEBp9ulELLA?si=x-yo_bMuUVvX8JGg
    Love the slow fade in on the 8 count then they rip into the song with that deadly riff. The lyrics are so over the top 👍 good, I could listen to it all day.
    ✌️

    B side to Eye of the Beholder?  The greatest cover song Metallica ever did... Breadfan.

    Yes, i have that single and B side. They would play Breadfan during their encore.. It is a great cover song 🎵  especially finishing up a show.

    That said, I'll go with this 80's classic. It's was their first album which was solid from beginning to end.
    The album....VIVID
    The song.....Cult Of Personality 
    The band.....Living Colour

    https://youtu.be/7xxgRUyzgs0?si=mWtJfWnxmVeP6IZ-
    Great riff from Vernon Reid 👏 

    ✌️
    *We CAN bomb the World to pieces, but we CAN'T bomb it into PEACE*...Michael Franti

    *MUSIC IS the expression of EMOTION.....and that POLITICS IS merely the DECOY of PERCEPTION*
    .....song_Music & Politics....Michael Franti

    *The scientists of today think deeply instead of clearly. One must be sane to think clearly, but one can think deeply and be quite INSANE*....Nikola Tesla(a man who shaped our world of electricity with his futuristic inventions)


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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    23scidoo said:
    I was going to post one from these guys.  They had a solid 2 record run.  These guys were huge on Long Island for years until they finally got signed.  My cousin was an OG SMF and did like 100 shows.

    Dee Snider continues to be a great human too.  Does a lot of charity work.
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    Croos1226Croos1226 philly burbs Posts: 338
    https://youtu.be/QnhaNqJENRA

    Thompson Twins - If You Were Here
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    hrd2imgnhrd2imgn Southwest Burbs of Chicago Posts: 4,883
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    Flock of Seagulls  "I ran" is the 80s
    https://youtu.be/iIpfWORQWhU?feature=shared


    Followed by Aha, Simple Minds, Duran Duran. The Thompson Twins (hold me now and Doctor Doctor still favorites of mine)The Police, and the forgotten ones INXS-  Kick
    How no one is talking Master Of Puppets and Ride the Lightning???

    Kudos to the Twisted Sister and Quiet Riot love.

    Cult of personality is on a recent tear on XM
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    tempo_n_groovetempo_n_groove Posts: 39,564
    Croos1226 said:
    https://youtu.be/QnhaNqJENRA

    Thompson Twins - If You Were Here
    Nice to see another Thompson Twins fan.
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