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Were the 80s Really So Bad?
11-10-2016, 11:21 PM, (This post was last modified: 11-10-2016, 11:22 PM by Tasq.)
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Were the 80s Really So Bad?
Depends on which songs/albums you're talking about. I was a dedicated fan beginning with Heaven Tonight's release, but the 80s output was wildly inconsistent. Over the years I have to admit I've listened to "Reach Out" about 500 times more than "Mighty Wings."

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11-12-2016, 12:53 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
no, the 80s weren't so bad....

from CT77 thru ASU, I saw them as an original rock band, meaning that their songs, approach to music, and ideas were unique to them (only they could do it). their career peaked, and when that happens, all bands enter the next phase where you have to decide what's next. in order to remain in the business, commercialism enters your career like it or not, and everyone has to make friends with it. some do it well, some don't. the original qualities that a band had when they started out weaken a bit, and they become more like everything else in order to be commercial. however, CT put out a bunch of songs that we all like, and people who aren't fans like we are remember them too, so they did pretty good.

they are still doing it---remember, the 80's were 30-35 years ago, who is still around? not a lot, but CT is....
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11-12-2016, 05:29 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
(11-10-2016, 11:21 PM) pid=\146541' Wrote:Over the years I have to admit I've listened to "Reach Out" about 500 times more than "Mighty Wings."

 That seems about right.
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11-14-2016, 11:29 AM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
I actually miss the 80s. Some of the music, not so much.
And with all the loves and hates and passions just like mine...
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11-15-2016, 03:09 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
"wildly inconsistent" is an apt description. Creatively, they definitely lost the plot, even though I do love the 80's albums. Though "love" might be too strong a word to describe my affection for The Doctor! It doesn't help that it was clearly obvious that Epic was largely indifferent to them, but a lot of their peers suffered the similar situations for the better part of the 80's (albeit some for different reasons) - Ted Nugent, KISS, Aerosmith, Heart, Kansas - where musically their output was up to their 70's standards - nor were sales. CT though, more than anyone, really threw some huge curve balls as to their sound - it's hard to think of another rock band who had a string of albums where each sounded COMPLETELY different. That had to throw some fans off - many outgrew them anyway, after the Budokan peak, I'm sure - and it surely confused radio programmers, who were/are confused most of the time anyway.


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11-15-2016, 03:35 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
Still not getting it Steve  Big Grin Big Grin
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11-26-2016, 04:58 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
(11-15-2016, 03:35 PM)imalondonctman Wrote: Still not getting it Steve  Big Grin Big Grin
 The 80's only seemed bad compared to what preceded them. A lot of the rock bio's present it as if they fell off a cliff in 1980, but they still had a number of hits  - the live Day Tripper, Stop This Game, If You Want My Love, Tonight it's You, The Flame (of course), Don't Be Cruel, Ghost Town. That's a career for most bands.
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11-28-2016, 02:21 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
might have been the choice of producers and coin toss approach to the production, starting with George Martin and the rest of the 80's, until Lap of Luxury & Tom's comeback
the songs don't live up to their fullest potential in most cases. Not saying I don't like the songs. Think the lack of BADA$$ guitars was a major factor in major charts traction

Maybe an 80's BEST OF compilation ...remastered and possible re-mixed, could be a great thing
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11-29-2016, 08:01 AM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
(11-28-2016, 02:21 PM)johnnymegabyte Wrote: Maybe an 80's BEST OF compilation ...remastered and possible re-mixed, could be a great thing



OHH ... I like that
There are some killer songs on Next Position Please, that I wouldn't mind even be re-recorded
Borderline
Younger Girls
Heaven's Falling
YOYOY
You Say Jump

The recording of the bonus track 'You Talk Too Much' is fantastic as it is IMO
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11-30-2016, 05:16 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
(11-26-2016, 04:58 PM)Lonely Summer Wrote:
(11-15-2016, 03:35 PM)imalondonctman Wrote: Still not getting it Steve  Big Grin Big Grin
 The 80's only seemed bad compared to what preceded them. A lot of the rock bio's present it as if they fell off a cliff in 1980, but they still had a number of hits  - the live Day Tripper, Stop This Game, If You Want My Love, Tonight it's You, The Flame (of course), Don't Be Cruel, Ghost Town. That's a career for most bands.
True. Indeed, I really do love all those albums. And I listened to them non-stop in the 80's. Alas, not a lot of people did. I'm class of '85 and was the only person I knew who wore any CT stuff, including my NPP shirt...


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11-30-2016, 05:18 PM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
(11-29-2016, 08:01 AM)DaveGT Wrote:
(11-28-2016, 02:21 PM)johnnymegabyte Wrote: Maybe an 80's BEST OF compilation ...remastered and possible re-mixed, could be a great thing



OHH ... I like that
There are some killer songs on Next Position Please, that I wouldn't mind even be re-recorded
Borderline
Younger Girls
Heaven's Falling
YOYOY
You Say Jump

The recording of the bonus track 'You Talk Too Much' is fantastic as it is IMO

Agreed on "You Talk Too Much" - was so psyched to get the cassette when I learned there were two extra songs on that vs. the LP


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12-01-2016, 12:44 AM,
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RE: Were the 80s Really So Bad?
I am also named Steve, class of 85, was the only one I knew wearing CT shirts, hats and a jacket I wore till it fell apart (Traditional white on black, of course) vest with patches & buttons and even a bowtie (Which I rarely dared to wear.) etc.Not to mention every CT record and tape I could get, including Saturday at Midnight dance remix and an original Nu disk FATP, Fuse and the double album 78 California Man... before the internet.
People called me Trick, it was my nickname for two decades, still is in some circles....
I also loved NPP.. more so than the Dr or SOTE, but it always sounded like the speakers were under a mattress or something. Borderline on the Alan Thicke show is great.. That's more like what the album should have sounded like.
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