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GuitarBoy666  
8 Feb 2008 12:37 | Quote
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What are your favorite Bands of the 80's ?
And your favorite songs ?

Also, what do you think was or is the best generation/era of music ? I'd say the 80's... I don't care much for a whole lotta new music.

My current #1 Fav. band is Poison, song: Every Rose Has it's Thorn.
Other bands include Def Leppard, Winger, Guns N Roses, Quiet Riot, Accept, AC/DC, Whitesnake, Scorpions, Warrant, White Lion, Aerosmith, Faith No More had quite a unique sound too.

There is way too many bands that I can list for myself, but I just wanted to hear your thoughts...
Tamriel  
8 Feb 2008 16:26 | Quote
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Metallica - Call of Ktulu
telecrater  
8 Feb 2008 17:58 | Quote
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I so hated 80's music, it all seemed so commercialize and manufactured.

But i do remember watching MTV when MTV played music (gez, I'm feeling old) and watching the Grateful Dead's "Touch of Grey" What a great tune but chat a cheesey video.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NEE8oURdM0

For a spell I listened to lots of Metallica, Slayer, and music like that. They had some good stuff.
GuitarBoy666  
8 Feb 2008 18:13 | Quote
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:O You traitor !
lol jk. I used to not like it a WHOLE LOT, but now I am obsessed with it.
I don't really like metallica or any death or thrash metal tec. anymore.

plus metallica changed too much and they suck now
blackholesun  
8 Feb 2008 19:01 | Quote
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I don't really care too much for glam/hair metal, music governed by image - all make up and hairspray, no passion! :P

As far as the "best" era of music, I'll probably say that the most exciting era either the late 60s/early 70s, with bands like Led Zeppelin, Black Sabbath, Jimi Hendrix and Pink Floyd doing their stuff, or the early 90s, with the grunge/alternative breakout, completely going against everything the 80s stood for. I think that would have been a very interesting time from a music fan's point of view. Unfortunately I was only 3 when "...Teen Spirit" and "Alive" hit the airwaves, but I love how every musician seemed to know everyone else - they played at the same clubs before grunge entered the mainstream, swapping and borrowing band members from each other, playing music just to make some noise and have a good time, unlike the bands from LA who's sole aim seemed to be sleeping with as many women and scoring as much cocaine as possible.

Metallica said in their early years that they were "all aggression, no hairspray".

GuitarBoy666 says:
metallica changed too much and they suck now


Metallica have changed, but people would say if they were still releasing albums like "Master Of Puppets" then they suck because they haven't developed in over 20 years. When they made "St Anger", they were fully aware that it was completely unlike any of the stuff they had made before, and they rightly recieved a backlash from some die-hard fans. But if a band has the bulls to do that, to go out and do what they want to do, then you must really admire them.
Tilikidis  
8 Feb 2008 20:01 | Quote
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guns n roses and stevie ray vaughn are probably the best things that came out of the eighties(for me at least). As far as the best era i'd have to say 60'/70's
GuitarBoy666  
8 Feb 2008 20:53 | Quote
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Wow Blackholesun, you do make a very good point, grunge did go again everything in music of the 80's... I wasn't even born yet when those wicked songs came out. I have to grow up with crappy 'emo' bands. As anti flag said.. Indie Sucks, Hardline Sucks, Emo Sucks, You Suck !

Again, you have a point because they actually did do a big change, hell, some fans liked that change, some didn't. I only really like some of their old stuff, even though I am kinda tired of them now. And Lars Ulrich flippin' on Napster did not help them much because everyone downloads anyways.
blackholesun  
9 Feb 2008 06:06 | Quote
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GuitarBoy666 says:
And Lars Ulrich flippin' on Napster did not help them much because everyone downloads anyways.


Pearl Jam did a similar kind of thing with Ticketmaster in the mid 90s. Ticketmaster are a company who would charge $30 for a ticket, and then add $10 service charge and $10 postage fee. Ticketmaster have contracts with all the big music venues and arenas, and it is them who decide how much they are going to charge for a ticket. Eddie Vedder didn't want fans to pay more than $20 for a ticket and no more than $1.80 service charge. Ticketmaster wouldn't lower their prices, so Vedder issued a lawsuit against them, and when it failed they decided to boycott all the Ticketmaster venues, which forced them to cancel their 1994 tour.

Slightly embarressed, they went back to using Ticketmaster, although often playing for much longer past the venue's curfew to give fans value for money. There's proof of this after almost 6 mins of this video.



telecrater  
9 Feb 2008 08:00 | Quote
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I'm a grunge geek!

I got a guitar when hair metal was big but never really started playing on it until i heard nirvana, pearl jam, soundgarder, Alice in chains and all the other great 90's bands.

to sum up what i think the 80 was all about. I saw an interview with poisons bass player bobby somehting and he said "I never wanted to be a musician, i wanted to be a rock star". ( I think it was form behind the music or something)

Granted some great guitar players came out of the 80's but many of them tried to hard to be Rock Stars.
Doz  
9 Feb 2008 08:41 | Quote
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I'm with Blackholesun for a lot of his post.
GuitarBoy666  
9 Feb 2008 11:30 | Quote
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Oh yes I remember that happening. They are a very outspoken band. But I really like them cause they are an awesome band.

I find it's good to listen to everything, as Doz knows, I LOVE punk rock because of it's fast, aggressive sound. I love metal because of it's sharp, heavy tone. And I love grunge because it is a very unique sounding genre in my opinion.

If you're open to a wide range of music, you're more versatile, you can play better/more types of music, and you'll have an easier time, you can even create your own unique sound using all 3 genres if you wanted.
league  
9 Feb 2008 15:24 | Quote
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Look at Killing is my Business on the menu. No one even comes close to this song and Holy Wars.
GuitarBoy666  
9 Feb 2008 15:32 | Quote
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Holy wars is the shiiiiot man

Are we aloud to cuss on here ? Lol
EMB5490  
10 Feb 2008 10:08 | Quote
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hey my first post im new round here, btw im into 70s music but 80s bands has 2 be like ac/dc, ozzy, guns n roses stuff like that. metalica is good but they changed a lot
GuitarBoy666  
10 Feb 2008 10:44 | Quote
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Welcome to the community EMB5490 ! It is a great place here and you will learn a lot :)

You have good taste in music too btw XD They have changed a lot especially Metallica...

I am not into new music MUCH, I mean some is good but some sucks.. like Pop and rap.
EMB5490  
10 Feb 2008 10:49 | Quote
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new music is mostly crud but some is ok like red hot chilis r good, and some nickleback (but i feel like im listening 2 the same song ovr and ovr and ovr again cause the tune is the same) but rap nd tht stuff is sheit in my opinion
Doz  
10 Feb 2008 11:40 | Quote
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I'll bet there was a lot of bad music around in every era... so saying I don't like a lot of new music is ignorant since you're bound to take in more bad music from our time period.
EMB5490  
10 Feb 2008 11:49 | Quote
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well what i mean is mostley pop nd rap like guitarboy said
GuitarBoy666  
10 Feb 2008 11:55 | Quote
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Yeah like some new music is really good, like, Angels & Airwaves, okay yes, they came out of Blink-182 (Tom DeLonge) but it is a new band (2005) so yeah. I love them. And Plus 44, Page 44 too.

Rap, especially Soldier Boy (who can't even spell "Soldier" correctly) sucks ! I can't believe people actually like it, do any of you people like it ?
goodtunes  
10 Feb 2008 12:07 | Quote
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i am just an old **** so dont you youngins go hatin on me but i still like alot of the chart topping songs from the 80's but... it is what i grew up with.
Notim  
11 Feb 2008 12:26 | Quote
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I was playing in the early 80's and it wasnt all about big hair and hair spray at all! Iron Maden and Randy and Ozzy,Queens Rite, Accept,Dio,Ac/Dc,Rush and so on is a Hair Band?What the hell are you guys thinkin?When grunge came out most of the people i was around thought it sucked becuse stumming a guitar was a skill,Buts thats just was where i was was.I think if you think the 80's was hair bands...I guess you just had to be there.
Guitarslinger124  
11 Feb 2008 13:21 | Quote
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i love all that "cheezy hair metal"...bands like Whitesnake, Winger and Cinderella. I also love Blue Oyster Cult and bands of that like. there was so much going on in the 70's and 80's, that to classify it all as hair metal would be ignorant. I dont really think any decade of music is better...each decade in the last 50, 60 years has brought a new level of musicianship to our ears and has introduced new genres to us. I dont know much of the names, but i love that ragtime-rock'n'roll stuff from the 50's as well as all the big band stuff in the 60's and 70's. there is so much more music than any of us are aware, so much music from around the world and from different era's that all of us are ignorant to.
but getting back to the topic...my favorite band from the 80's....would have to be Steely Dan (even though they started in the 70's i believe, they are still making quality music to this day).
GuitarBoy666  
11 Feb 2008 13:33 | Quote
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Hey Notim ! Where ya been hiding at ?!

Yeah the 80's wasn't all hair, yeah a lot of bands did have big hair and stuff but I think by far that's my favorite era of music. I just love the sound of it all. Blue Oyster Cult is wicked man, I think every band just about was appreciated.

Anyone hear of Saigon Kick ? They formed in `89 and had a record in `91 but they split.... Which sucks because I heard that "Peppermint Tribe" song and it's cool. Their album was called "The Lizard"

Oh and Notim, I think you meen "Queensryche" or whatever the hell you spell it. What is ryche anyways ?
Notim  
11 Feb 2008 15:15 | Quote
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LOL ya little dude I allways did suck at spelling!LMAO.I remember when the blue/Cult came out with the Godzilla...I still love that tune!And yes slinger Steely Dan is outstanding...I have heard that live their the best!
GuitarBoy666  
11 Feb 2008 17:10 | Quote
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Godzilla is freakin' fun song to play on guitar
And Frankenstein by Edgar something or other group.
You can find 'em in Guitar hero... The worst/lamest excuse to find music. :P
league  
13 Feb 2008 02:35 | Quote
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80's hair metal bands were what Hip-hop is today. No music, all image. Except maybe Motley Crue. I believe that in the 80's there was a rise in bad music. Today there is a rise in bad music and a decline of good music. Rap and Hip-hop are different. Hip-hop sounds like a bad poem I wrote when I was eight years old.
Notim  
13 Feb 2008 14:12 | Quote
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So Dio,and Randy Roads,Ozzy were all image?
GuitarBoy666  
13 Feb 2008 14:29 | Quote
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Those guys rock.
They have awesome music.
You just need to listen to and understand the point of the song.
All rap is is ho's drugs money and "homie's"
Guitarslinger124  
13 Feb 2008 15:53 | Quote
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league says:
80's hair metal bands were what Hip-hop is today. No music, all image.


That is a very ignorant statement...so im gonna assume you just werent thinking clearly when you typed that. The hair bands of the eighties were filled with awesome talent. talent that is hard to find today. The 80's was about shred. playing as loud and as fast as you could...not just guitar players mind you...but drummers and bassists as well. in fact, since there was so much talent in the 80's, people couldnt take it all in, which is why only a small portion of those bands made it big. basically...it sucked to be a rock player in the 80's. there was so much amazing competition that every band to work three times as hard to get somewhere.
GuitarBoy666  
13 Feb 2008 16:05 | Quote
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Guitarslinger124 says:
m gonna assume you just werent thinking clearly when you typed that.


I'd like to think that. It is ignorant, those bands did have HUGE talent. What do you wanna say about like Elvis or the Doors or something ? They are very talented too, in fact, if it weren't for Elvis, we probably wouldn't have had the 80's.
Today all we have is a little something called "poser-punk" ... "emo" music. That isn't punk. It is talentless a-holes trying to be punk, or at least have skills, which they don't. It is very hard to find talent nowadays.
deefa  
15 Feb 2008 13:21 | Quote
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Talent costs money. it's easier for the record companies to screw wannabes, and there's an endless supply of them! That's why you don't see much new talent nowadays.
GuitarBoy666  
15 Feb 2008 15:26 | Quote
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That's why ya needa watch out what record company you're dealing with. Or even set up your own with friends :P
soy.el.che  
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nope.... talents arent so hard to find. ive met whole lot of them... its hard to find talents that get to make a cd or something like that cause recording companies will only make deals with you if you can sell... and what sells the most is pop or any kind of popular music on the radio, and talented players use to hear n play things that need effort, if not, they wouldnt be as good... and popular music today is easy to playso anyone with a guitar can play songs that have a guitar on it... so then, as people hear wats on the radio, they like what any player can play... so then, having a disco recorded w/ a compny is only for rich people that can pay publicity....


i like mostly music hard to predict (clasical, mostly) or with bizarre but not bad sounds (grunge)
Notim  
15 Feb 2008 21:10 | Quote
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Honestly....Sry I feel dumber for reading this page.
Guitarslinger124  
15 Feb 2008 21:39 | Quote
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agreed....
GuitarBoy666  
15 Feb 2008 23:41 | Quote
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Taking Back Sunday sucks. Perfect example of no talent.
Singer can't sing if his life depended on it... But I thought I heard he left...
league  
16 Feb 2008 13:53 | Quote
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Well, I guess I wasnt too accurate with my statement. Itīs just that Iīve seen a lotta hair metal bands that play loud and fast but theres no real talent. About Dio and Ozzy, theīre great. Theres ton of Japanese hair metal band copies. They play incredibly fast, but are they really talented, or are they skilled?
shredguitar17  
16 Feb 2008 14:17 | Quote
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My fav band is Red Hot Chili Peppers, My fav guitarist for CD's is Jason Becker, my fav performer Steve Vai (he cries on stage from playing his music) and my fav song is Fixation on The Darkness by Killswitch Engage. So I don't really have a particular fav overall. Just in certain areas.
GuitarBoy666  
16 Feb 2008 17:49 | Quote
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League, I though skill and talent were basically the same thing.. or maybe not.

Talent means you have like, a gift. You have a special ability, etc.
Skill is being trained at it and you can really do it...

But both sound quite the same to me.
brodyxhollow  
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Ratt......... Tesla............ Def Leppard
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