10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980

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10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« on: July 23, 2020, 01:44:51 PM »
Another great year as most of the 80s were.

Truly the last great decade.

AC/DC. Echo, The Skids, ......

but above all, Rush - Permanent Waves

Sometimes it's Freewill, sometimes it's Spirit of Radio.

But if we choose not to decide we still have made a choice.

"Trump supporters are fucking morons"
“Albums still matter,” he said to the crowd of pop star and music luminaries. “Like books and black lives"

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #1 on: July 23, 2020, 01:47:32 PM »
There's No One Quite Like Grandma - St Winifred's School Choir
"I am awake"

- Walter White

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #2 on: July 23, 2020, 01:48:15 PM »
Boy
The Electric Co.
what you leave behind you don't miss anyway

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #3 on: July 23, 2020, 02:21:08 PM »
First, a few honorable mentions...

"Fantastic Voyage" - Lakeside
"Everybody Wants Some" - Van Halen
"Babylon Sisters" - Steely Dan
"Late In The Evening" - Paul Simon
"Natural Science" - Rush
"Driven To Tears" - the Police
"Misfit Kid" - the Cars
"Stories For Boys" - U2

and now the two best songs from the two best albums:

"Respectable Street" from XTC's Black Sea



and "Biko" from Peter Gabriel's 3rd album:


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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #4 on: July 23, 2020, 02:21:18 PM »
Into the Lens - Yes

HMs: An Cat Dubh/Into the Heart
Jacobs Ladder - Rush
Wake your reason's hollow vote, wear your blizzard season coat

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #5 on: July 23, 2020, 03:04:23 PM »
Not just the best album of 1980, but maybe the best of all time.

Closer - Joy Division

From it (today anyway) Passover


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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #6 on: July 23, 2020, 03:09:05 PM »
Wouldn’t be proper to list songs in the early 80´s and have no mention of The Police.

Toss up between Driven to Tears and When the World Is Running Down, You Make the Best of What Is Still Around
First Chair. Last Call.

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2020, 04:50:18 AM »
Another Time, Another Forum

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #8 on: July 27, 2020, 10:20:49 AM »
DIRE STRAITS - MAKING MOVIES.
Nuf said.

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Re: 10 more years, 10 more songs, in 10 more days - 1980
« Reply #9 on: August 20, 2020, 03:09:18 AM »
Album of the Year: The River - Bruce Springsteen

Runner Ups -

AC DC - Back in Black
Iron Maiden - Iron Maiden
U2 - Boy

Song of the Year: Bruce Springsteen - Drive all Night

Runner Ups -

Ozzy - Crazy Train
Talking Heads - Once in a Lifetime
David Bowie - Ashes to Ashes
Rush - Spirit of Radio
AC DC - Back in Black
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 Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For, 8. Hawkmoon 269, 9. Red Hill Mining Town, 10. Luminous Times