Advantages Reminds me of a less complicated time
Disadvantages Reminds me of a less complicated time
Now, when I think of the 80's, it doesn't seem that far away to me, having been a child at the time (and not being so far removed today - mentally at least), but then I remember, they started twenty-two years ago, and I get a little frightened, especially when I realise that I still rememeber the words to most of the songs I used to sing whilst prancing round the schoolyard in a starstruck haze :)Anyway, here are the bands that *I* consider to be the top 10 bands of the Eighties....
CULTURE CLUBIs it a boy? Is it a girl? I hadn't a clue when I first saw the video for 'Do You Really Want to Hurt Me', but crikey, what a voice! Boy George and his band of merry men carved a swathe through most of the 80's with their infectious pop tunes, fused with soulful bluesy vocals and melodies, and I was hooked...I followed the progress of the band for a few years, but by about the third album, they began to peter out, so it was time for a change ;)
PSEUDO ECHONow, not many people will have heard of this band, but if you mention that they covered Lipps Inc's 'Funkytown' a few more people would remember. This four-piece band from deepest darkest Australia provided much of the music in the soundtrack to my life, classic hits such as 'Listening', 'Living in a Dream' and many others, that bring back wrinkle-less memories of school
DURAN DURANNow, if you'd told me that a band from Birmingham England, named after a character in a 60's Jane Fonda movie would have made such an impact on the world as a whole, I may not have believed you, but that is exactly what they did, with their swirly hair, those dashing threads, playboy attitudes and superbly crafted pop...Who could forget as Simon le Bon capsized his lovely boat and fair near drowned himself and made the lovely Yasmin a widow? Goodness...
WHAM!Oh dear...I'm a little worried about this one, because I remember being totally hooked as soon as I heard Wham! Rap. Many album and single purchases followed, Careless Whisper, Wake me up..., A Different Corner, Young Guns, blah, blah, blah I could go on, but I won't, needless to say, George and bad-driver sidekick Andrew Ridgely managed to take the world to the edge of heaven, and then dropped us off....incidentally, ever noticed that once an 'artiste' becomes friends with 'Sir' Elton John, said artiste seems to aqcuire a much higher opinion of themselves and then promptly disappears up their own butthole?
BROSWhen Will I be Famous, trilled the twins from Lewisham and the one from Scotland? When indeed! After a meteoric rise to fame, with hit after hit after hit, the Bros boys lost a member, most of their money, and rather a large portion of charm and talent, and disappeared down the pop dumper, I loved them though, I even bleached my hair, bought myself a red jacket, and sported Grolsch bottle tops on my Doc Marten shoes (shame I was so overweight, it kinda spoiled the effect), not to worry, I'm over it now ;)
DEPECHE MODENow, what a band eh? moving lyrics, lilting melodies, a strange perspective on this thing we call life...
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