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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    U2
    Talking Heads
    The Replacements
    R.E.M.
    The Smiths
    The Cure
    The Stone Roses'
    Depeche Mode
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    New Order
    Sonic Youth
    The Pixies
    Guns N' Roses
    Peter Gabriel
    Genesis

    Also-
    Alison Moyet/Yaz
    Erasure
    Duran Duran
    Eurythmics
    The Fixx
    Black
    Howard Jones
    INXS
    OMD
    Pet Shop Boys
    Squeeze
    Thomas Dolby
    UB40
    XTC
    The Jam
    Joy Division
    Billy Bragg
    Black


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    There are those with perserverance but no talent, we call them Phil Collins.
    Phil's not Peter but if you haven't seen him perform live then it's unfair to make the above comment. Plus I thought all old people liked Phil Collins.
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    Quote Originally Posted by EffEmDoubleyou View Post
    I will agree that Phil Collins' solo work is uh...wanting. But he's a top-notch drummer, and Genesis is a great band. Nobody seems to remember that they existed for 17 years before Invisible Touch, which seems to be the point at which everyone decided they sucked.
    Yeah, I like to give Phil a hard time. Fact is, I will usually listen to a Phil Collins or Genesis song if it plays on the classic rock stations. (Except for the "Groovy Kind of Love" cover. Ick.) It's just the kind of music that I never wanted to actually purchase. Honestly, I didn't even know Phil was a drummer until recently--Genesis was never a band I was into, so I never watched their videos or did any poking around about them. You do have to love him for having the chutzpah to make himself lead singer after Gabriel split, though. I learned that from watching the VH-1 Rock honors.
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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    So we agree, the 80s wasn't a shining exception of perfect music.
    I never said it was. Just that I thought it was second only to the 1960s in the Rock N' Roll Era.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post
    Phil's not Peter but if you haven't seen him perform live then it's unfair to make the above comment.
    But it's funny!
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jen View Post


    Also-

    Alison Moyet/Yaz
    Erasure
    Duran Duran
    Eurythmics
    The Fixx
    Howard Jones
    INXS
    OMD
    Pet Shop Boys
    Squeeze
    Thomas Dolby
    UB40
    XTC
    The Jam
    Joy Division


    Phil's not Peter but if you haven't seen him perform live then it's unfair to make the above comment.
    I had The Jam in there! And Joy Division only made it six months into the '80s, so I left them out. New Order were awesome, too. I'd also like to add Tears for Fears, The Church, The Chills, Split Enz/Crowded House, INXS, and The Chameleons.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Tallulah View Post
    But it's funny!
    To be fair I was dragged kicking and screaming to his show while I was on a date. I sat for the first 10 minutes or so sulking until he really got going and was pleasantly surprised at what an amazing concert it turned out to be. I never went out with the pleb again but did enjoy the show.
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    Quote Originally Posted by heart View Post
    The 80's were not perfect, but that which was perfect about them, outshines the collective perfection of the eras that followed.
    This is how I view 90s music:

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Outkast
    Weezer
    L7
    The Flaming Lips
    Yo La Tengo
    Radiohead
    DJ Shadow
    Nirvana
    Alice in Chains
    slowdive
    Toadies
    Nine Inch Nails
    The Offspring
    Mazzy Star
    Jeff Buckley
    Stabbing Westward (sorry)
    The Breeders
    KMFDM
    Poe
    Green Day
    Sarah McLachlan
    Super Furry Animals
    Frank Black
    Orbital
    Rammstein
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Pulp
    Pearl Jam
    Sublime
    Spacehog
    The Verve
    Fugazi
    Soul Asylum
    Beck
    Supergrass
    Tool
    Dinosaur Jr.
    Modest Mouse- back when they were good

    there must be more that I can't remember or don't know about but anyone who maintains that the handful of great 80s bands are better than all of these must hate music...or at least hate musical instruments.
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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    I had The Jam in there! And Joy Division only made it six months into the '80s, so I left them out. New Order were awesome, too. I'd also like to add Tears for Fears, The Church, The Chills, Split Enz/Crowded House, INXS, and The Chameleons.
    You threw them in with The Clash. Heathen! Joy Division count. Their biggest hit (Love will tear us apart) was released in 1980 so it still counts. ;P

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    Quote Originally Posted by pure_mercury View Post
    And Joy Division only made it six months into the '80s, so I left them out.
    I noticed you left The Police in...
    I don't wanna!

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    Quote Originally Posted by booyalab View Post
    This is how I view 90s music:

    Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds
    Outkast
    Weezer
    L7
    The Flaming Lips
    Yo La Tengo
    Radiohead
    DJ Shadow
    Nirvana
    Alice in Chains
    slowdive
    Toadies
    Nine Inch Nails
    The Offspring
    Mazzy Star
    Jeff Buckley
    Stabbing Westward (sorry)
    The Breeders
    KMFDM
    Poe
    Green Day
    Sarah McLachlan
    Super Furry Animals
    Frank Black
    Orbital
    Rammstein
    Queens of the Stone Age
    Pulp
    Pearl Jam
    Sublime
    Spacehog
    The Verve
    Fugazi
    Soul Asylum

    there must be more that I can't remember or don't know about but anyone who maintains that the handful of great 80s bands are better than all of these must hate music...or at least hate musical instruments.
    Nothing wrong with that bunch of music. But you have to remember, about 4 of those acts made any sort of impact on the charts in the United States. And the only person who hates musical instruments in this thread is DJ Shadow, who was very vocal about his dislike of guitars and white people who play them. I've also met Spacehog, very funny guys. What about Oasis, Blur, Suede, Pulp, Manic Street Preachers, Smashing Pumpkins, Massive Attack, Afghan Whigs, Screaming Trees?

    P.S. Sublime and Pearl Jam? Not so much.
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