10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982

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10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« on: July 21, 2020, 11:17:24 AM »
Another amazing year.

Album - Simple Minds - New Gold Dream.

Song - Ditto.

Many many HM's.

ďAlbums still matter,Ē he said to the crowd of pop star and music luminaries. ďLike books and black lives"

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #1 on: July 21, 2020, 11:38:45 AM »
This year, I have a tie:

Willie Nelson, Always On My Mind
Bonnie Raitt, Green Light
She's gonna dream up the world she wants to live in

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #2 on: July 21, 2020, 11:53:02 AM »
New Gold Dream

Album and song.
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #3 on: July 21, 2020, 01:20:24 PM »
1982 might've been the shittiest year of my life, but the music was just killer. First some honorable mentions...

"Atomic Dog" - George Clinton
"Straight To Hell" - the Clash
"Secrets" - Van Halen (my all-time fave VH song)
"Burning Heart" - Vandenberg
"Planet Rock" - Afrika Bambaataa & Soul Sonic Force
"New Gold Dream" - Simple Minds
"Straight Into Darkness" - Tom Petty & the Heartbreakers
"Atlantic City" - Bruce Springsteen
"Eminence Front" - The Who
"The Analog Kid" - Rush
"San Jacinto" - Peter Gabriel

I present these 3 songs of the year in alphabetical order:

"Cosmic Cars" by Cybotron



"Hallowed Be Thy Name" by Iron Maiden


and "No Thugs In Our House" by XTC


Album of this year? Probably Peter Gabriel's fourth, which was called Security here in the States, although XTC's English Settlement was right up there with it, and Rush's Signals was another beast of an album.

Tomorrow should be wild fun for me with this. The first 2 Ozzy solo albums both came out in 1981, along with stellar career peaks from Black Flag, Van Halen, Black Sabbath, and the jawdropping return of King Crimson. Add to that Kraftwerk's Computer World and the last great Earth Wind & Fire album, Raise!, and I don't know how I'm gonna keep song of the year below a 4 way tie.
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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #4 on: July 21, 2020, 02:34:09 PM »
Our House - Madness

"I am awake"

- Walter White

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #5 on: July 21, 2020, 02:56:30 PM »
Album: Upstairs at Eric's - Yazoo

Song: A Town Called Malice - The Jam

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #6 on: July 21, 2020, 03:47:43 PM »
Album: Upstairs at Eric's - Yazoo

Song: A Town Called Malice - The Jam

I never took you as a Yaz fan. Is synth-pop another favorite genre of yours?

The Gift is also terrific by the way!

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #7 on: July 21, 2020, 03:52:34 PM »
Album: Upstairs at Eric's - Yazoo

Song: A Town Called Malice - The Jam

I never took you as a Yaz fan. Is synth-pop another favorite genre of yours?

The Gift is also terrific by the way!

I like synth-pop/synth driven new wave quite a bit, yes, and Alison had a great voice.

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #8 on: July 21, 2020, 04:04:55 PM »
Album: Upstairs at Eric's - Yazoo

Song: A Town Called Malice - The Jam

I never took you as a Yaz fan. Is synth-pop another favorite genre of yours?

The Gift is also terrific by the way!

I like synth-pop/synth driven new wave quite a bit, yes, and Alison had a great voice.

Maybe you really should give New Order a shot, then. As THRILLHO recommended in another thread, Power, Lies, and Corruption hits the band right at the crossroads from new wave to full-on synth-pop.

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #9 on: July 21, 2020, 04:31:58 PM »
It's had a mention already, my pick would be Straight To Hell by The Clash. Haunting.


Another favourite from a punk band who like The Clash were always more than punk.

Life Goes On by The Damned



And one of The Clash's influences:

Another Time, Another Forum

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #10 on: July 21, 2020, 05:12:43 PM »
Album: Upstairs at Eric's - Yazoo

Song: A Town Called Malice - The Jam

I never took you as a Yaz fan. Is synth-pop another favorite genre of yours?

The Gift is also terrific by the way!

I like synth-pop/synth driven new wave quite a bit, yes, and Alison had a great voice.

Maybe you really should give New Order a shot, then. As THRILLHO recommended in another thread, Power, Lies, and Corruption hits the band right at the crossroads from new wave to full-on synth-pop.

I don't mind New Order, decent album that too.

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1982
« Reply #11 on: August 20, 2020, 02:44:59 AM »
Album of the Year: Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast

Runner Ups:

Nebraska - Bruce Springsteen
American Fool - John Mellencamp

Song of the Year: Iron Maiden - Hallowed Be Thy Name

Runner Ups:

Atlantic City - Bruce Springsteen
Blackout - The Scorpions
Jack and Diane - John Mellencamp
Definitive U2 Top 10: 1. One, 2. Bad, 3. With Or Without You, 4. Running to Stand Still, 5. So Cruel, 6. Ultraviolet, 7. I Still Havenít Found What Iím Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times