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Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 08:00 am Rant #13
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From:pauls_left_hand
Date:April 10th, 2007 07:51 pm (UTC)
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Nah, you see I don't think that U2 is iconic of the 80s. For me, for a band to be iconic, it has to be about more than just how overplayed their music was, it's also about how, if you think of them, you get an idea of the zeitgeist. The 80s? That was all big hair, bad clothes, flamboyance, all show and no substance - Duran Duran. Unfortunately. But maybe you were spared them in the States?
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 10th, 2007 08:06 pm (UTC)
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Maybe it's just perception - U2 was very big here in the 80s and 90s. Duran Duran was as well - but that was only one genre of 80s music. (I just wrote a long post in response to your other comment!)
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From:pauls_left_hand
Date:April 11th, 2007 08:06 am (UTC)
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Yeh, U2 were big here too. But if I think about them, I don't really get an impression of what the 80s were all about, unless it's being up yourself.

I agree with you that DD were just one genre, but if an alien was to come down to earth he could take one look at DD and get a fairly good snapshot of the decade.

What do you think of my alien iconicity test?