Greatest Bands from the '80s

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221The Undertones

Julie ocean - fabulous. My perfect cousin. Here comes the summer. Teanage kicks

222XTC

A Fantastic and prolific band, if some of you only know "Nigel" then you know very little about XTC... Their Skylarking album produced by Todd Rundgren is one of the finest albums ever made, along with Drums and Wires and English Settlement... Brilliant songwriting! The song Dear God is one of my all time favourites... Courageous and brilliant!

"There is no language in our lungs" to describe how talented this band was in the 80's.

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223Toyah
224Husker DuHüsker Dü was an American rock band formed in Saint Paul, Minnesota in 1979. The band's continual members were guitarist/vocalist Bob Mould, bassist Greg Norton, and drummer/vocalist Grant Hart.

The best band of the 1980's. Period! The principal influence of...The Pixies, Nirvana and Green Day to mention but a few. One of the Huskers, Bob Mould, one of the world's greatest guitar players, is known as the Godfather of Grunge. Check out Zen Arcade; New Day Rising and Flip Your Wig. All 10/10.

THE BEST! A band that should have gotten more attention.

225The Lemonheads
226Dexys Midnight Runners

One of the most influential bands for decades. Should be in the top ten in my opinion...

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227Earth, Wind and Fire

Faces was a very good album, Raise was a good album, but after that, they simply did not replicate the brilliance of the Seventies work... Easily one of the best bands EVER! Their horn work is still legendary!

Does no one listen to their music? You must all be crazy!

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228Racer X

This band can play much more technical music than EVERYONE ELSE in this list

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229Blue Angel
230Winger

I love this band so much me and my mom to see them when I was ten and can't stop loveing them all

231T'Pau

Carol decker is a very good singer

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232Divinyls

Total classics... even used in AUSTIN POWERS

233Corrosion of ConformityCorrosion of Conformity is an American heavy metal band from Raleigh, North Carolina formed in 1982. For almost the majority of its existence, the band has consisted of guitarist Woody Weatherman, bassist Mike Dean, drummer Reed Mullin and vocalist and rhythm guitarist Pepper Keenan.
234Cocteau Twins
235The Jesus And Mary ChainV1 Comment
236My Bloody Valentine
237Slowdive
238The Plimsouls
239Dave's Party

If the tragic live concert shooting had never happened these would have without doubt been the best 80's band ever.

240Roxy Music

Flesh and Blood was a great record and Avalon is one of the finest albums ever released. Bryan Ferry's albums Boys and Girls and Better Noire (during the Eighties) are two of the best albums ever! His '77 solo record In Your Mind is incredible as well!

May have started in the 70s but where still great in the 80s, always able to create their own style. And came into the 80s showing the kids they inspired just how things should be done, Flesh and Blood and Avalon underrated masterpieces

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