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Apr. 9th, 2007 @ 08:00 am Rant #13
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 11th, 2007 07:13 pm (UTC)
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I guess it does make a difference in what country you grew up in, and even what genre of music you like. I gues the Sex Pistols don't sum up the mood of that time for me, though they obviously do for you!

I guess there were raves here, in fact, I'm sure there were - but I've never been to one in my life, and never listened to that sort of music. I think it was probably more niche here than widespread.

Yeah - Menudo/Tiffany/NKOTB/Debbie Gibson was the Tween music for the 80s, even if Tween wasn't really a term then. They were faddish and huge with a certain demographic. I don't think the Spice Girls were as big here, or if they were, I was already too old and not paying attention.

If you want more iconic 80s bands, I'd also peg Billy Joel and Huey Lewis & The News. Huey Lewis is probably less iconic than Billy Joel, but their sound is very 80s for me. I love them. I also adore Billy Joel.

What else... Pat Benatar is big in the early 80s. Bruce Springsteen was very mid-80s. Also Michael Jackson for the early 80s. Before he got all wierd. (I was never a fan though.) Also The Police were big in the 80s. Genesis (their Invisible Touch album is very late 80s for me!)

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From:pauls_left_hand
Date:April 11th, 2007 07:28 pm (UTC)
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Ha! Bruce and Michael. How could I forget them? Maybe they've spanned too many decades to be iconic.
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From:padawansguide
Date:April 11th, 2007 07:39 pm (UTC)
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I think they were biggest in the 80s though!