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The Dragon
10 Dec 21 20:09
Date Joined: 12 Mar 05
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pet shop boys - you were always on my mind
Pause Switch to Standard View almost forgoten gems fom the 80.s
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Report morpteh mackem December 10, 2021 8:15 PM GMT
the motors- love and loneliness ( should have been massive hit )
story of the blues- wah absolute classic and still has resonance today
Report sofaking December 10, 2021 9:01 PM GMT
99 Red Balloons- Nena.Grin
Report The Dragon December 11, 2021 4:22 PM GMT
nice one sofaCool
Report MC Roller December 11, 2021 6:13 PM GMT
Men At Work - Down by the sea.
Report Emitdeb December 11, 2021 6:28 PM GMT
Report Emitdeb December 11, 2021 6:30 PM GMT
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 11, 2021 7:41 PM GMT
Terence trent Darby, brilliant debut
album, then I saw him at Kilburn national
ballroom, wow!
Report sixtwosix December 11, 2021 8:32 PM GMT
Pixies - Broken Face
Sisters Of Mercy - This Corrosion
The House Of Love - Destroy The Heart
The Fall - Hit The North
Saxon - Wheels Of Steel
A House - Endless Art
Dinosaur Jr - Just Like Heaven
The Boo Raddleys - Kaleidoscope
My Bloody Valentine - You Made Me Realise
Jimmy Nail - Love Don't Live Here Anymore
Fields Of The Nephilim - Moonchild
The Mission - Tower Of Strength
Neil Young - Rocking In The Free World
Tears For Fears - Head Over Heels
Report mecca December 12, 2021 1:10 AM GMT
Time For Action - Secret Affair
Report mecca December 12, 2021 1:15 AM GMT
My Ever Changing Moods - The Style Council

(The piano version on the 'Cafe Bleu' is better than the single)
Report mecca December 12, 2021 1:15 AM GMT
Cafe Bleu LP
Report brentford December 12, 2021 7:02 PM GMT
lovin' a few of sixtwosix picks though reckon he's slid in a 90's with early Boo..great call by mecca as well

New Order - Blue Monday (12" mix obvs)
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 12, 2021 7:35 PM GMT
Love will tear us apart.. Joy division.

Just sneaks into 80s, I think,
with a back end 70s sound.
Report brentford December 12, 2021 7:37 PM GMT
great shout yhtl (released June 1980) and yes I did have to look that up !
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 12, 2021 7:54 PM GMT
He died early 1980, so
I wasn't that sure, but
it's on a few
80s mix tapes I still have,
if I can find a Walkman that
still works!
Report SlippyBlue December 12, 2021 8:05 PM GMT
Impossible task, anything by 'Talk Talk' or Depeche Mode works for me but to name just one I'd go for "Brilliant Mind" by Furniture.

An absolutely immense song and it's still in my playlist some 35 years after first released.
Report brentford December 12, 2021 8:05 PM GMT
yep, very sad stuff - my older brother was a huge fan and I picked up on their stuff later...was a good biopic (hope that's the correct term) film about his life which you may well have seen..can't remember it's title sadly..
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 12, 2021 8:10 PM GMT
It's called Control, a sad tale.
Report brentford December 12, 2021 8:13 PM GMT
that's the one...

Depeche and Talk talk were nicked from my brother's collection as well Slippy !

The Jam and U2 were my own back credibility in that era...
Report SlippyBlue December 12, 2021 8:21 PM GMT
Brentford, if I hadn't picked Brilliant Mind it would have been "Eton Rifles" instead. The Jam, pure class.
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 12, 2021 8:25 PM GMT
It was an exciting time, with
so many brilliant bands emerging.

Late 70s, early 80s
Report brentford December 12, 2021 8:32 PM GMT
yep, great band Slippy... one of my few vinyl credits is that I own the entire 7" Jam singles collection...sadly some were bought in woolies or corner shops so not all have the authentic covers...
Report colupaul December 12, 2021 9:33 PM GMT
Such a broad decade, many bands starting out who were still going strong 10 years later, when I first saw this thread title the first to spring into mind was Party Fears Two by the Associates... as noted above, an impossible task...
Report brentford December 12, 2021 9:47 PM GMT
going to have to get an overdue Jesus and Mary chain ref in ...

so "April Skies " (1987) Cool
Report Emitdeb December 12, 2021 10:15 PM GMT
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Report Lee Ho Fooks December 12, 2021 11:24 PM GMT
Motels - The Days are OK (but the nights are meant for lo-ove)
Ph D _ I won't let you down
Little Steven - Bitter Fruit
Gary U.S. Bonds - This little girl
**** Robin - The promise you made
Bhundu Boys - Jit Jive
Report Lee Ho Fooks December 12, 2021 11:25 PM GMT
**** (forgot about that Cry)
Report brentford December 12, 2021 11:39 PM GMT
gonna have to look a few of those up Lee...lols on the censorship though...

just seeing Deacon Blue...real gone kid was a classic educated pop tune
Report G Hall December 13, 2021 10:33 AM GMT
Fat Larry....Zoom
Buggles.     Video killed the radio star
Report G Hall December 13, 2021 10:36 AM GMT
The greatest American hero
Report G Hall December 13, 2021 10:51 AM GMT
West ham 4_1 Tottenham at Upton Park Christmas 1983 I think,as a young Tottenham fan,met 2 friends in a pub all pre arranged,no mobile phone tem days. We were behind the goal west ham ed,luckily one of my mates said get rid of that tottenham scarf, or you will get killed,so I shoved it down the front of my trousers. Every time West ham scored I cheered lol.

West Ham hammered spurs, excuse the pun, my one outstanding recollection was Alvin Martin he was  immense that day,my other memory on the tube with all West ham fans,hoping my scarf would stay hidden. Happy Days
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 13, 2021 10:56 AM GMT
The Mrs was a big deacon blue fan,
so got to see them several times.

Excellent live, and enjoyed his
story about visiting newcastle
to watch a football match with
Dundee United.
Report sixtwosix December 13, 2021 2:44 PM GMT
Dr Mabuse - Propaganda
Blue Bell Knoll - The Cocteau Twins
Ten Years Asleep - Kingmaker
Touch Me I'm Sick - Mudhoney
Charlton Heston - Stump
Only A Prawn In Whitby - Cud
Report differentdrum December 13, 2021 3:26 PM GMT
I think these are 80's

Wonderful Life - Black (although I prefer the more recent versions)
Cowboy Junkies - Misguided Angel
Eleanor McEvoy - Woman's Heart
Grace Slick - Dreams
Iggy Pop - Livin' On The Edge Of The Night
Michelle Shocked - Anchorage
Roy Orbison - Mystery Girl
Bruce Springsteen - Atlantic City
Maria Vidal - Do Me Right
The Smithereens - Blue Period
10,000 Maniacs - Back O' The Moon
Toni Childs - Dreamer
Report antony_27 December 13, 2021 7:30 PM GMT
Enjoyed The Thompson Twin's first two albums 'Quick step and side kicks' and 'Into the Gap' then they went a bit downhill after that
Report Pilsudski December 14, 2021 11:54 AM GMT
Mary’s Prayer—— Danny Wilson.
Report The Dragon December 14, 2021 12:02 PM GMT
i liked most then jericho songs
Report G Hall December 14, 2021 12:26 PM GMT
Beautiful South
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 22, 2021 11:06 AM GMT
Alphaville forever young.....

Report Cardinal Scott December 22, 2021 6:23 PM GMT
Oh Patti
Boom There She Goes - Scritti Politti
King In A Catholic Style - China Crisis
V.Thirteen - Big Audio Dynamite
(Feels Like) Heaven - Fiction Factory
Report SlippyBlue December 22, 2021 6:36 PM GMT
That's a good shout with China Crisis C.S. I've got another of their songs on my playlist namely " Christian".
Report Cardinal Scott December 22, 2021 7:00 PM GMT

Dec 22, 2021 -- 6:36PM, SlippyBlue wrote:

That's a good shout with China Crisis C.S. I've got another of their songs on my playlist namely " Christian".

Yeah SB I like many of their tunes inc Christian, I just picked that one as its my fave.

Report morpteh mackem December 22, 2021 7:21 PM GMT
saw china crisis  consecutive nights last week in scotland ( aberdour ) 40th anniversary tour in spring, highly recommend going to see them if get chance .  singer( gary daly )  could do stand up . very funny man .
Report ----you-have-to-laugh--- December 22, 2021 7:34 PM GMT
Saw them in Newcastle 10 years or so back,he's
still a great singer too.
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