Greatest Bands from the '80s

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261The CultThe Cult are a British rock band formed in 1983. Before settling on their current moniker in January 1984, the band performed under the names Southern Death Cult and Death Cult.V3 Comments
262Asia

How can you NOT list Asia, here? Their debut album hit like thunder, and I was infatuated with them! I admit, w/o John Wetton, the band was not the same. Thank god he came back! Long live Asia!

263Faith No MoreFaith No More is an American rock band from San Francisco, California, formed in 1979. Before settling on their current moniker in 1983, the band performed under the names Sharp Young Men and later Faith No Man.

What the real thing was revolutionary

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264Patti Smith Group
265Nine Inch NailsNine Inch Nails is an American industrial rock/metal band and, founded in 1988 by Trent Reznor in Cleveland, Ohio.V1 Comment
266Six Sed Red

Band with Cindy ecstasy from soft cell

267Extreme
268Mr. Big
269TestamentTestament is an American thrash metal band from Berkeley, California. Formed in 1983 under the name Legacy, the band consists of vocalist Chuck Billy, guitarists Eric Peterson and Alex Skolnick, bassist Steve DiGiorgio and drummer Gene Hoglan.V1 Comment
270Bucks Fizz
271The Colourfield

Not at the top, but The Colourfield has a cult following from some intellectuals of X Genaration!

272Flipper
273Glass Tiger

Amazing band but so underrated

274Porcupine TreePorcupine Tree were an English rock band formed by musician Steven Wilson in 1987. The band began essentially as a solo project for Wilson, who created all of the band's music.
275Type O NegativeType O Negative was an American gothic/doom metal band formed in Brooklyn, New York City in 1989. Their lyrical emphasis on themes of romance, depression, and death resulted in the nickname "The Drab Four".
276Kajagoogoo

Very underrated band when actually their sound was much better than most of 80s bands that are still on stage

White feathers was technologically far more advanced that any other album at the time. And was also great album. After that, something went wrong with them.. unfortunately.

In spite they were considered "a teen band" the way they dealed with instruments was awesome, who used a chapman stick in those days? It s pity the manager destroyed the band

277Skinny Puppy
278The The

I love the the! So good

From alt to dance

279Baltimora

Their single Tarzan Boy caused a storm around all around the world and made them an overnight sensation

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280Salt-N-PepaSalt-N-Pepa is an American hip hop trio from Queens, New York. The group, consisting of Cheryl James, Sandra Denton and originally Latoya Hanson, who was replaced by Deidra Roper, was formed in 1985 and was one of the first all-female rap groups.

This group was amazing... "SHOOP" was my favorite song... I'm surprised ya'll haven't put their names on here.

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