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    Quote Originally Posted by Jennifer View Post
    Big plastic combs.
    Painter caps.
    Overalls.
    Long colorful socks.
    Rainbow suspenders.
    Big foofy hair.
    Glitter makeup.
    Boy George.
    Girly heavy metal stars.
    Mohawks and piercings and tattoos while they were still counter-cultural.
    Duran Duran.
    Plaid wool skirts.
    Izod shirts.
    Docksides.
    Penny loafers.
    Jean jackets.
    Big girl glasses with arms connected to the frame bottoms.
    Chintzy "going out" medallions, where each lover can wear half.

    What's not to love?
    There are those with talent but no perserverance. We call those humanity's wasted opportunities.

    There are those with perserverance but no talent, we call them Phil Collins.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    ...There are those with perserverance but no talent, we call them Phil Collins.
    Oh, you're just jealous that a bald trollish talentless guy made it big, against all odds.

    I guess at least Robin Williams had talent. (and some hair.)
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    Now look what you've gone and done! It's going to be Degarmo and Key's Greatest Hits for me all day for me now.












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    At least the 80s gave us great classic movies in the Action Genre, which recently has turned to shit. Say what you will about the decade, but movies like Ironman and Snakes on a Plane can't hold a candle to Predator, Rambo: First Blood or Mad Max

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    I actually think that the '80s were second to the '60s in terms of great music that was released. Look at all these artists:

    U2
    The Police
    Talking Heads
    The Replacements
    R.E.M.
    Prince
    The Smiths
    The Cure
    The Stone Roses'
    The Jesus and Mary Chain
    The Jam and The Clash were still making a few good albums
    Michael Jackson
    Madonna
    Depeche Mode
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    New Order
    Sonic Youth
    Public Enemy
    Run-D.M.C.
    Beastie Boys
    Elvis Costello
    The Pixies
    Metallica (when they were good)
    Bruce Springsteen
    Jane's Addiction
    Guns N' Roses
    Peter Gabriel
    Genesis
    EPMD
    LL Cool J


    And the one-hit wonders back then were much better (in general) than those of the last 15-20 years. The 1990s were very good for British rock, trip-hop, some subgenres of hip-hop, and electronic music, but the most popular stuff was rarely amongst the best (which happened in the '60s regularly, and the '80s often).
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    I like the 80's purely because the Commodore 64 kicked arse.
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    Narcissism, plain and simple.

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    The 1990s were very good for British rock, trip-hop, some subgenres of hip-hop, and electronic music, but the most popular stuff was rarely amongst the best (which happened in the '60s regularly, and the '80s often).
    The problem with your reasoning is that the great bands you came up with (and mind, I don't think all of your choices are great) were not necessarily indicative of the rest of the music that was around in the day. I'm reminded of the song review of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" I read once on AMG:
    Instantly memorable, sparkling with rough energy (compared to the amount of glossy pop on the air in 1987, "Just Like Heaven" seems like a rough demo),
    I remembered that quote because it makes the music that occurred concurrently with this song sound like it would be absolutely horrible.
    The 80s was afflicted with crappy bubblegum pop just like every other decade.
    I don't wanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    The problem with your reasoning is that the great bands you came up with (and mind, I don't think all of your choices are great) were not necessarily indicative of the rest of the music that was around in the day. I'm reminded of the song review of The Cure's "Just Like Heaven" I read once on AMG: I remembered that quote, because it makes the rest of the music that occurred concurrently with this song sound absolutely horrible to me.
    The 80s was afflicted with crappy bubblegum pop just like every other decade.
    Yep, and he also included genesis as a great band

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    Yep, and he also included genesis as a great band
    I think most 80s music just sounds so dated, even stuff I do like. The style is just hilarious. They tried so hard to be cutting-edge and futuristic that fashion eventually became a self-parody and imploded. Take movies like Total Recall, for example: 'In the future, everything will be even more 80s!". It's no wonder that grunge was formed.
    I don't wanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Geoff View Post
    There are those with talent but no perserverance. We call those humanity's wasted opportunities.

    There are those with perserverance but no talent, we call them Phil Collins.
    I'm gonna need that for a sig. May I?

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