Greatest Bands from the '80sRHCPfan
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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
Hmm well I wouldn't label them as 80s as such, the majority of their catalogue was written, released, and performed in the late 70s after all, but couldn't resist giving them the vote because of the sheer beauty one can extrapolate from some of music's most melancholy moments. - mjgass
Despite only their pneuma is still with us in the form of New Order, this band has to be one of my biggest influences and sure is for many other. Radiant guitars, powerful beats and the poetic ingenious of Ian Curtis was the cry for change that inspired the 80s.
Can still hear their influence in today's dance music. How were they left off this list this long?
They made rock melancholy and emotional. They were a short lived band because of frontman Ian Curtis' untimely death by suicide. But Joy Division left a lasting legacy in the music world with "Love Will Tear Us Apart"
Seriously how could you have forgotten them? You are the best thing, my ever changing mood, Paris match with Everything but the girl singer's... And, Everything but the girl is the next one I am adding yuk!
Another gray band that is missing from you list. Missing, is the best song probably (and yes it was released early nineties) but the first truly famous song when all is well, was released in the eighties
Tracy Thorn -- amazing
I love EBTG, and yes, they formed in 1982. But they weren't able to make it big until the 90s.
Try listening to an Outfield album when you are driving in a highway at 90 miles an hour. It's adrenaline pumping minus the noise. Yes, this is one of the more underrated bands!
When you are driving solo, speeding on the highway at 90 miles an hour, you gotta listen to the album of The Outfield. It's pure adrenaline minus the noise. They have great songs -- "All the Love in the World", "Your Love", "Say It Isn't So" … brings back so much memory of my younger years when I used to drive away with no particular destination in mind!
What the real thing was revolutionaryV 2 Comments
Laughable that they are at the very bottom of this list. Lane and Jerry have more talent in their pinky finger than 90% of the bands on this list and a ton of these bands no one has even heard of. I looked up the discographies of a few and they literally had 20 albums of nothing but garbage that all sounds the same... seriously GTFO here with this. That just lets me know most of the people voting and commenting here either aren't musicians or don't know what good music is when they here it.
Best band ever dammit
How they are overlooked is beyond me.
Are You Kidding MeV 1 Comment
Don't have a bad song toured the world and still playing. Should at least be in the top 15 top bands of the 80s. I guess more pop fans voting than rock.
Good lyrics, great sound, and an all around super band!
Should at least be in the top 20. One of the top headliner bands in the 80s
I saw this band in the 80's at a small venue called The Cellar in Hawaii (Oahu). It was Amazing to see them preform in front of maybe 70 people. They were very much a huge part of the 80's hair band movement.V 4 Comments
This band needs to be number 1!
You know this band is TRUE
Spandau should be top 5 probably top 3. If it goes by hits and ability to fill out stadiums they are most definitely up there.
I look at some of the bands above Spandau and realise how poor this vote is! As a live band they are along side Queen and U2.V 14 Comments
Their single Tarzan Boy caused a storm around all around the world and made them an overnight sensationV 2 Comments
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