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Split Enz are truly the most iconic Kiwi band with the most hits per artist in APRA's top 100 kiwi songs (followed by Crowded House and Dave Dobbyn) and are also the parent band of Crowded House, Schnell Fenster and Citizen Band among others. They formed in 1972 and even if I don't count their four 70's albums (Mental Notes, Second Thoughts, Dizrhythmia and Frenzy) there still a lot to love from the 80's, True Colours and Time and Tide stand out for me. If you hear I Got You and you're not singing along by the chorus then there is actually something going wrong for you.V 1 Comment
The best American Rock Band ever! Their best songs were in the 70's. Hotel California one of the Best Albums! Don Henley and Glen Frey had hit songs in the 80's!
This list is invalid with Eagles at 244...who makes this up?
One of the best all round bands of all time.
Really 258?V 3 Comments
Amazing band but so underrated
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.
One of the most influential bands for decades. Should be in the top ten in my opinion...
One very catchy song
Good BandV 1 Comment
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!V 2 Comments
I love this band so much me and my mom to see them when I was ten and can't stop loveing them all
Incredibly underrated... Their albums from Flaunt the Imperfection, What Price Paradise, Diary of a Hollow Horse, to Warped By Success represent as good a run of albums as almost anyone! Brilliant music and lyrics that gave you a lot to think about and enjoy!
Easy listening with such classic songs "Black Man Ray", "Hanna Hanna", "King in a Catholic Style", "Wishful Thinking", "African White". I think they're the more subdued version of O.M.D. definitely underrated.
Kansas' best songs are better than any other band's - even The Beatles. But even though they did some great stuff in the 80s, their very best songs to me were outwith that decade, especially "The Wall" and "Dust in the Wind" from the 70s, and "the Coming Dawn" from their 2000 album. These were prog rock numbers which made Kansas something very special. In the 80s they were a good AOR band.V 1 Comment
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