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Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
It's easy..just post here what your pick for your favorite 80's video of the week is.

I'll start things off with my pick-

Ultravox - Dancing with Tears in my Eyes:
https://vimeo.com/41915098


Your Turn...

Ready? GO

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Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
This is one of my top five songs of the 80's -

It Doesn't Really Matter - Platinum Blonde

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I4SOnBDe7qs
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Good videos guys!

This is one of my favorites:

Dennis DeYoung - Boomchild

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Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
nice choices guys=)...let's see some more
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=djV11Xbc914&ob=nb_av2e
just loved this as a teenager
 
Posted by oneyedwilly (Member # 8730) on :
 
I challenge ANY man to watch this and not think OH MY GOD !!! Go on prove me wrong!! Watched at 16 i was like OH WOW thats what women look like in another world.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6msW7wNh85E
 
Posted by kevdugp73 (Member # 5978) on :
 
I disagree willy...never did think Prince was all that pretty...hee hee....

Another of my all time favs:

Sweet Dreams - The Eurythmics

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rJE_Sc1Wags
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
good picks guys...well..it's end of a new week so here's my next weekly pick:

Duran Duran - Wild Boys:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M43wsiNBwmo

...In all honesty, this video kinda scared me when I'd watch it as a kid. But it would eventually go on to become one of my favorite music videos of the 80's and also become an influence in my interest in the Sci-Fi Genre.

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Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
Recently I've been looking at other songs from 80's artists that had one big hit. This was a video from Kim Carnes I never saw before, a creepy video!

Kim Carnes-In the Cards
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A4dWVE1F9go&feature=related
 
Posted by Riptide (Member # 457) on :
 
Here's another song I never heard of. Kind of cheesy. Imagine if Morket from A-Ha sang it instead?

Gazebo

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=grGjD1rTNyg&feature=related
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
I'll give it up this week to Miss "Kick your A$$ in the tightest spandex imaginable" herself...

Lita Ford - Kiss Me Deadly
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fckR5u2ukeQ
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Lita rocks!
I have all her cd´s and video collection dvd.

Ok, i don´t own the latest one, everyone says it suxx [Smile]
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
my pick for this week...

Billy Joel - For The Longest Time
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a_XgQhMPeEQ


..I dare anyone to listen to this song and try and resist the urge to hum along with it=)...this video always puts a smile on my face too.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
From the soundtrack of one of your favourite films, "RAD," Pyromantic.

Real Life -- Send Me An Angel

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6zBjYIyz-0
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
since I've been in kind of a sentimental frame of mind lately..i figured I'd go with one of my favorite love ballads this week...even though this song conjures up some painful memories for me.

Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2ssCL292DQA

The concept of this music video still kinda confuses me, but I still dig the song all the same.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Classic hard AOR song and video LeRoux - Lifeline

from the So Fired Up (1983) album.

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Posted by Junior Figueroa (Member # 9287) on :
 
My favorite video of the week -"Save a Prayer"-Duran Duran
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Men Without Hats - I Like
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zZpv16dwtYE&sns=em


One of my favorite songs from this band..with a great awesomely cheesy music video to boot. [Cool]

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
My favorite is widely considered one of the worst music videos ever, Don Johnson's Hearbeat, a bad concept video if ever there was one. It never fails to crack me up at the part where Johnson is overemoting on stage with the girls crossing behind him. When you see it, you'll know what I mean!
 
Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Billy Ocean - Loverboy
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CmhjXEkI5Lg

This video was one of my favorites as a kid...Sure, it's a pretty much a blatant, cheap Star Wars rip-off...But who cares?..It's a fun little video and 80's pop song.

Tattooine Boogie Anyone!?!

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Chicago: Stay the Night (1984)

Awesome song and video!


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Posted by Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Hall & Oates - Out of Touch
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D00M2KZH1J0


Groovin' 80's song, Whacky video....yup, this equals a winner to me. Good Enough to be my pick for this week.

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Heart - There's The Girl

Easily the best tune from the Bad Animals (1987) album.
Alone was another good one but it´s I-Ten cover.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Another crash-hot Australian 80s band.

Icehouse -- Electric Blue

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_xYQBTwP3t0

Iva Davies cowrote this with John Oates.
 
Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
Iva Davies is definitely guilty of having the most insane mullet of the 80's.

Anything from Icehouse is great. It is one of the few bands that doesn't really have any bad songs.

If you haven't heard much of Icehouse it is a must to get some of their music. A MUST!!!

Great clip by the way.
 
Posted by spleus (Member # 9533) on :
 
you guys are such a awesome heros of 80.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Great tune from the fantastic Isolation album (1984)

Toto - Stranger in Town

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Posted by The Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
Pet Shop Boys - It's A Sin
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=o1tS1nbVz14
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Dare - Abandon

Great Dare song from their debut album "Out of The Silence" (1988)

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Posted by Bernie_Lomax (Member # 8571) on :
 
I wonder if the 'embroidered' patch is still available.
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
romancing the stone - eddy grant

when he catches the guitar and starts playing it, friggin awesome!
 
Posted by 80'sRocked (Member # 6979) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by aTomiK:
Dare - Abandon

Great Dare song from their debut album "Out of The Silence" (1988)

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I love Dare atomik....awesome tune!
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
One of the leading Australian bands of the 80's.

INXS -- What You Need.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSME53nL8tg

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´ve been listening Masi: Downtown Dreamers (1988) cd today.

Here´s a great song and video, pure 80s:

MASI - God Promised A Paradise

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Posted by Falkor (Member # 7874) on :
 
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Electric Light Orchestra - Calling America

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xn_XsOUC9s0
 
Posted by The Pyromantic (Member # 7658) on :
 
gonna have to go with a ballad from one of my all time fav bands for this week's pick:

Scorpions - Send Me An Angel
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UUYjd2rjsE
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Scorpions is great!
Watched Electra Glide in Blue the other day and that video includes same locations.

Falkor, Balance of Power is a great ELO album.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Orphan was a great Canadian new wave/aor band.
Get the great Escape Music 2-disc set including albums Lonely at Night (1983) and Salute (1985)

Orphan: Lonely at Night

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The theme song of the crew of "Australia 2" when they won the America's Cup.

Men At Work -- Down Under

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MeG-hNXXy6I
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Frehley's Comet-Into The Night

Great Ace tune and video. The song was written by the legendary Russ Ballard.

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The cover of the Lipps Inc song.

Pseudo Echo -- Funky Town

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VnejLmQGYhg
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Dan Reed Network - Ritual

Wonderful tune from the self titled 1988 album.

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Danielle Dax - Cathouse
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GU6dIBK7_ig

Time to Give it up for a Bad-@ss Female that ISN'T Joan Jett or Pat Benatar!..lol

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Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
The Eurythmics - Here Comes The Rain Again

all the little synth sounds in this song remind me of being little.. loved the video..the song always had a haunting feel to me. beautiful tune!

we just started to get our monsoon weather here, and when it storms, i always think of this song.
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
Love it Ronnie!

Now you got me listening to this one...

Would I liiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiie to you
One Crazy Summer go go go
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
haha good pick, Muffy. i love Lennox!

it's not 80s, but i love her song 'Why' on her solo album 'Diva'..which had a string of other hits too.
 
Posted by Valley (Member # 1322) on :
 
Muffy and Ronnie .. great tunes!

Oh and after all the 'pretty' talk on "The Kiss" thread, I thought this video was needed! [Wink]

Here's a cool picture video.. I would like to make one with 80's actors and actresses:

Book of Love I

And here's the official video if you prefer:

Book of Love II
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
valley, i love that song and that group!! [Smile] sexy 80s tune!
 
Posted by Muffy Tepperman (Member # 1551) on :
 
I've never heard that song! but i'm loving it alot.....awesome!
 
Posted by Ronnie (Member # 465) on :
 
btw, that first video is soooo cool, Val! such beautiful men and women..very classic!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Streets - Don't Look Back

From the super fantastic 2nd album Crimes in Mind (1985)

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Posted by cinnamon girl (Member # 9865) on :
 
berlin
 
Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
The song that could have been a hint of what was to come had not their record company collapsed.

Moving Pictures -- What About Me?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OzQKECQgjW8
 
Posted by cinnamon girl (Member # 9865) on :
 
daaang i totally forgot about that song!
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Accidentally saw this video and shouted "It´s Elizabeth Daily!" and yes it was.
Never seen this before (not a big RS fan [Smile] )

Rod Stewart - Young turks

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Beloved by the Americans as much as by Australians.

Hoodoo Gurus -- What's My Scene?

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cepSg0HswdE
 
Posted by The Good Package (Member # 9492) on :
 
zz top - rough boy

a space station car wash, it doesnt get any better than that
 
Posted by Dexter Motley Morgan (Member # 3598) on :
 
You know it's a good time when Lemmy's the driver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
W.A.S.P. - Scream Until You Like It
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Scream Until You Like It is a fun video.
The tune was originally performed by Only Child in ´88.
I´m going to watch few Ghoulies flicks soon.
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Dexter Motley Morgan:
You know it's a good time when Lemmy's the driver.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ebJ2brErERQ

Nice but here´s a classic Airbourne video featuring Lemmy driving a truck [Smile]

AIRBOURNE - Runnin' Wild / feat. Lemmy
 
Posted by thenodfather (Member # 8732) on :
 
Peter Gabriel - Sledgehammer

I am not too much of a fan of the song but the video is great.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Billy Joel - We Didn't Start the Fire

Though the meaning of this song is still a mystery to me...Is it an Anti-War song or is it the answers to some random history school exam [Confused] IDK..but anyway, what's important is the music is still pretty catchy and the video is like an episode of The Wonder Years....looks like a winner to me [Smile]

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Posted by Lovers with Cassie (Member # 7794) on :
 
Pyro, the lyrics of We Didn't Start the Fire concern the historical events that Billy Joel and his generation witnessed throughout their lives.

I hope that that clears it up for you.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Lovers with Cassie:
Pyro, the lyrics of We Didn't Start the Fire concern the historical events that Billy Joel and his generation witnessed throughout their lives.

I hope that that clears it up for you.

Ah yes, that clears it up very much...Thank you Cassie [Smile]
 
Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I was just listening the Miami Vice Soundtrack.
Damn this is a great song!

Glenn Frey - You Belong to the City
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Reviving this old buried thread since I very much enjoy all these videos everyone is posting and would like to see more. [Cool]

Here's a late 80's classic that's been popping up in my playlist a lot lately

Love & Rockets - So Alive
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cool track Pyro which I don't actually recollect ever hearing before and a great thread unearthed!


https://youtu.be/tL251usi-K8 - A great Cheap Trick track Tonight It's You.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
https://youtu.be/BNXijH0LmZg - Pretend Best Friend by Bradford rockers Terrorvision, remember seeing these at Wembley Arena and they really kicked ***!
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Can never go wrong with Cheap Trick [Cool] Nice picks Warrior.

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Sniff 'N' The Tears - One Love (1980)

Been in a groovy kind of mood lately, so I'm going with this funky little ditty this week.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Another cool track pyro,I'm in two minds whether I have heard it before as it does sound familiar to me!

I'm going with this great little number by The Split Enz - I Got You. https://youtu.be/YmQlBfxh4Us
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/LdhYzXobHEk - Not my favourite track by OMD but a great track all the same - Walking On The Milky Way.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
The Buggles' iconic song "Video Killed the Radio Star" (1979) is not quite '80's, but I definitely connect it to that decade since it obviously seems to foretell the forthcoming huge popularity of MTV.

Here's the original music video, as well as a much later 2004 live performance by the Buggles - very cool.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iwuy4hHO3YQ

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IUgF49Rtg7Q

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
I never knew they made a video for 'Radio Star' prior to the official 1981 MTV launching video? That's very cool. [Cool]


This week is already starting off pretty hellish, like they tend to do a lot. So I'm going to need something a little louder and epic this week.

Cue the late great Ronnie James Dio. \m/ \m/

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BLACK SABBATH - HEAVEN & HELL (LIVE, 1980)

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Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
Nothing like some Black Sabbath to set the mood for the week... LOL
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
quote:
Originally posted by Pyro:
[QB] I never knew they made a video for 'Radio Star' prior to the official 1981 MTV launching video? That's very cool.

Sorry, didn't mean to misinform anyone here - as far as I can tell, this link takes you to the 1981 video of "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the song itself is from 1979, however.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/x7wm1oW4UtI - I Won't Bleed For You a great track from 1987 by Climie Fisher.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/dRnNpLOhn1Q - When Your Heart Is Weak by **** Robin from 1985.

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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I'm not a gospel music fan in general, unless it's Amy Grant. I could listen to her sing for hours.

AMY GRANT - LEAD ME ON (1988)

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Not sure whether I've heard that one before Pyro but it's a great track!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/ph57IaYdEsY - Come Back by The Mighty Wah from 1984
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
The Mighty Wah??? Now that's a group I can say with 100% certainty that I've never heard of before until now. And that's a real shame because I like this song/video you posted. I'm definitely gonna have to check out more of their stuff. Great pick young warrior.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
This was there biggest hit Pyro - https://youtu.be/FO5-w3540H8 - The Story Of The Blues which reached number 3 in the chart over here in the UK and was released back in late 1982.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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E.G. Daily - Say It, Say It (1985)

I'm not a huge fan of this song (it's a bit too bubblegum pop for my taste.) But I do, however like this music video. It's a cool little homage to the 1962 Kubrick classic Lolita. And it's one of the reasons why I had a pretty big schoolboy crush on her as a kid.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Fun video pyro and I've always really liked E.G Daily as well!


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Used to listen to these a fair old bit back in the day well there 1987 LP One Way Home anyway which featured the hit song Satellite, here's one of there earlier tracks Day By Day from there 1985 album Nervous Night.

I'm not sure how popular on the other side of the pond they were but here in the UK there only hit single I remember was Satellite but I didn't dislike them I thought they were alright with some pretty catchy tracks!

https://youtu.be/3NqtwAv57_A - Day By Day from the Hooters (1985).
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
The Hooters were quite popular over here in the U.S. in mid 80's because of hit songs like "And We Danced" and "All You Zombies". I remember they even appeared, and maybe even won, at an MTV music award show in the mid 80's too. But yes, I remember hearing them quite a bit as a youngster during those times. And I eventually got into them myself in my teen years in the early 90's. They are a fantastic band. Very nice pick. [Cool]

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I´ve always liked The Hooters and remember that their fourth album Zig Zag was pretty big here.

And there´s of course this finnish connection because drummer David Uosikkinen's parents are both immigrants from Finland.
 
Posted by Johnny Roarke is reckless (Member # 9826) on :
 
I'm not into 80s music.. at all !

The music i like is either too old or too obscure to have a music video that comes along with it..
so my first (and probably last) contribution to this thread is not from the 80s, but certainly worth seeing :

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Aphex Twin - Come To Daddy : www.youtube.com/watch?v=h-9UvrLyj3k

Enjoy ! [Big Grin]

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Oh yeah, I'm pretty sure most 90's kids remember that Aphex Twin video. I know some people who said it gave them nightmares. It is an awesomely twisted video though so I've always dug it. He also has a music video for another song called "Windowlicker" that's almost just as bizarre.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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This is another band I was a little too young to really get into during their biggest run in the 80's; but then got into them many years later in my early adult years. But I do remember liking this music video back in my younger years.

THE TUBES - SHE'S A BEAUTY (1983)

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
I love The Tubes and was also too young to get them back in the day but now i´ve collected all their cd´s plus the awesome Fee Waybill solo album Read My Lips.

Amazing band really and of course the excellent She´s a Beauty is from their more commercial David Foster era.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cool track guys I don't think I have ever watched that video before but I know for definite that I've heard that track!


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Don't think this band had mega success but I did like one or two of there tracks back in the day -

https://youtu.be/2m3C1K5b5VI - Monsters And Angels by Voice Of The Beehive from 1991.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Can't say I'm familiar with Voices of the Beehive at all. Reading up on them it seems they really didn't have a very long career. Just under a decade and only 3 albums. Listening to them right off I can definitely hear a strong similarity to other, more popular, 80's girl rock groups like The Bangles or The Go-Gos. So it's understandable how they were overshadowed. They're not too bad, but not quite the level of those other girl rock bands in my book. Nice share still though Warrior.

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Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Thanks for the reminder of "Voice of the Beehive". I had completely forgotten about this group! I just listened to "Monsters and Angels" for the first time in 30+ years - great song. Very underrated band.

I like the "Monsters and Angels" video - especially the homage to the iconic Edward Hopper painting "Nighthawks":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2m3C1K5b5VI

http://www.edwardhopper.net/nighthawks.jsp
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Well spotted Nostalgic and a cool bit of info as I would have been none the wiser and I agree that there a pretty underatted band!


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German band Munchener Freiheit had a big hit with the 1988 track Keeping The Dream Alive https://youtu.be/eH8T_r2uVvs but I also liked this track from the same year probably just as much -

https://youtu.be/TInay72kvM8 - Kissed You In The Rain by Munchener Freiheit from 1988.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Picking two tracks for this week both from Depeche Mode and both from there 1982 LP - A Broken Frame.

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https://youtu.be/UYmWH58SrEY - See You by Depeche Mode from 1982


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https://youtu.be/hrJVeowgjFY - The Meaning Of Love by Depeche Mode from 1982
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Peter Gabriel's "So" (1986) is a masterpiece - it's one of my top five albums, and may even be my favorite '80's rock/pop album. Here's my favorite track:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zs35CBGOxbc

I remember first hearing Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" on the radio in Summer '88 - excellent, somewhat dark, but still very inspiring song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTIB10eQnA0

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
"So" was such an awesome album Nostalgic I liked near enough every track on it though Hear That Voice Again was one in particular that I used to listen to a lot - https://youtu.be/etvnUsZayFk .
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
The 1986 Disney movie Flight of the Navigator is directly responsible for introducing me to this U.K. New Wave band as a kid through bits n' pieces of this music video appearing in the movie.

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BLANCMANGE - LOSE YOUR LOVE (1985)

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Posted by Logan 5 (Member # 1467) on :
 
quote:
Sorry, didn't mean to misinform anyone here - as far as I can tell, this link takes you to the 1981 video of "Video Killed the Radio Star" - the song itself is from 1979, however.

The video linked is from a performance on a German TV show. The actual Buggles video (and the one MTV played) was, as you correctly said, from 1979.

quote:
I remember first hearing Tracy Chapman's "Fast Car" on the radio in Summer '88 - excellent, somewhat dark, but still very inspiring song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uTIB10eQnA0


The guitar strum from Fast Car now reminds me too much of the verse-strum from 'Jack and Diane' and I can't ever un-hear it!

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Can't say I'm familiar with Voices of the Beehive at all. Reading up on them it seems they really didn't have a very long career. Just under a decade and only 3 albums. Listening to them right off I can definitely hear a strong similarity to other, more popular, 80's girl rock groups like The Bangles or The Go-Gos. So it's understandable how they were overshadowed. They're not too bad, but not quite the level of those other girl rock bands in my book. Nice share still though Warrior.
They weren't really in competition with the other groups, by the time they had their first hit Go-Go's were long gone - Belinda was on the tail end of solo album... 2? Bangles were still going strong though ('Eternal Flame' had yet to be released). They broke over here with the song 'Don't Call Me Baby' (still remember watching this performance):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iiQm3XlTWg

Pop trivia: drummer is from Madness.

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German band Munchener Freiheit had a big hit with the 1988 track Keeping The Dream Alive https://youtu.be/eH8T_r2uVvs

I remember vividly watching the video for this on the short lived weekend morning TV show 'On the Waterfront' back in 1988. I only now realise just how Beatles-ish the song is.
 
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They weren't really in competition with the other groups, by the time they had their first hit Go-Go's were long gone - Belinda was on the tail end of solo album... 2? Bangles were still going strong though ('Eternal Flame' had yet to be released). They broke over here with the song 'Don't Call Me Baby' (still remember watching this performance):

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iiQm3XlTWg

Pop trivia: drummer is from Madness.

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German band Munchener Freiheit had a big hit with the 1988 track Keeping The Dream Alive https://youtu.be/eH8T_r2uVvs

I remember vividly watching the video for this on the short lived weekend morning TV show 'On the Waterfront' back in 1988. I only now realise just how Beatles-ish the song is.

Yeah that's another track I liked by The Voice Of The Beehive Logan and looking at there single releases the only one of there's to break into the UK top twenty but though they didn't have the success of many other female bands I think they've got pretty OK tracks and maybe deserved slightly better than what they got chart position wise!

Here's another one of there's that I liked - https://youtu.be/SnW9bw9kU8o - I Walked The Earth from 1987


My choice for this week is

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another cracking tune from Aussie rockers Icehouse from there excellent Man Of Colours LP from 1987.

https://youtu.be/g5pb0k8OSaE - My Obsession

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Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
 
1985
Killing Joke- Love Like Blood
https://youtu.be/TnpwuRlXbhk
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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Originally posted by xchazx:
1985
Killing Joke- Love Like Blood
https://youtu.be/TnpwuRlXbhk

A great track xchazx


Not quite a week since my last pick but here's my next choice-


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https://youtu.be/oSf1v3YWudo - See Those Eyes by Altered Images from 1982.
 
Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
 
1982
The Payolas- Eyes Of A Stranger
https://youtu.be/1C_fVnE3xHY
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Smooth Criminal" (1987) is probably my favorite Michael Jackson song, and I liked most of his other hits. However, there is something about this tune that separates it from his other material. And, the video was truly incredible as well:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=h_D3VFfhvs4
 
Posted by Chris the CandyFanMan (Member # 3197) on :
 
Indeed the entire Smooth Criminal segment of The Moonwalker, culminating with him blowing Joe Pesci sky high, is highly underrated.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
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https://youtu.be/m5N9IHqqGcA - The awesome Roy Orbison track and video to I Drove All Night featuring Jason Priestley and the gorgeous Jennifer Connelly.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
"I Drove All Night" by Orbison is a great song; I hadn't heard this (or seen the video) in many years - Thanks for posting!

The song "Self Control" by the late Laura Branigan is one of my favorite songs - superb. I heard this back in the '80's - however, I had forgotten about this ...until just recently when I saw the video for the first time. Excellent. I am now enjoying re-visiting the song after so many years. The video is quite creepy & disturbing, but also sensual - very bizarre, even by '80's standards:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=miGUnKWcYeo

My interpretation of the song is that it's about someone (specifically a woman, but apparently the first person to sing this song was male - so it could be about a guy too) who doesn't like the daytime & lives for the night-time, going out and partying, etc. And, then when the day rolls around, they go about their daily lives - i.e. work, school, etc. However, they don't enjoy their dull daytime lives & look forward to the nights/weekends when they can go out again, enjoy themselves, and be "another person" for a brief time. In the video, it begins with her waking up as the dusk/evening is coming & she then looks out the window at the lights...this goes along with the lyrics:

"Oh, the night is my world
City light painted girl
In the day nothing matters
It's the night time that flatters..."

I used to do the club scene somewhat in the '90's & remember how clubbing late at night was kind of like briefly entering another world to some extent...the lights, people, etc. all looked completely different then they did during the day....I always hated waking up in the morning after I was out all night...

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Self Control is certainly an awesome track nostalgic and one that i have listened to countless times over the years and it's a great pity that she passed away so relatively young as she was both very talented and very beautiful!


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I think we was talking about her actually on here just a little while back and someone I think it was Logan 5 reminded me of one of her other popular songs and that was Gloria -
https://youtu.be/355Fk8drgZE which I think is another awesome track!
 
Posted by Crash (Member # 7484) on :
 
The great "Self Control" music video was directed by the great William Friedkin. The masked man with hat was allegedly based on the classic Mario Bava horror film Blood and Black Lace.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
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MISSING PERSONS - DESTINATION UNKNOWN - Just feelin' like I needed something a little bit on the quirky side this week. So this fits the bill pretty well I think.

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Great track Pyro and I'm not too sure whether I have actually heard it before but I certainly like it!


Here's my pick and I must be feeling in a bit of a patriotic mood at the moment [Big Grin] -


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https://youtu.be/3_QSMTtUQYY - Good Morning Britain by Aztec Camera & Mick Jones from 1990.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Great choices, everyone. Gloria is another great '80's song by Laura Branigan.

I haven't thought about the Missing Persons "Destination Unknown" song for years - hearing this again really brings back memories.

Here's my pick for this week - Don Henley's "Boys of Summer":

http://uploadstars.com/video/YX8AW27OOBS9

I always start thinking about this song again at this time of year, as the summer is winding down.

BOS is unquestionably one of the best pop/rock songs of the past 30 years. I first heard this back in the mid-'80's on the radio, and though I was quite young I found the song poignant & moving; the video was also quite haunting.

As I've gotten older, I've grown to appreciate and enjoy the song even more as I can really identify with the lyrics; And, as time passes, I've actually become very nostalgic for this song which is itself about nostalgia. The literal theme of summer ending and people getting back to their lives after vacations, etc. especially hits home at this time of year.

And, here's a faster, harder cover version of BOS by "The Ataris" - not nearly as iconic as the original, but still cool to hear:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZxaZQE8OIhw

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Love Don Henley's original Nostalgic and while The Ataris version ain't a patch on it it's still very energetic and a none too bad cover overall!

My pick for the week is another Split Enz track -

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https://youtu.be/TvBVcLMkhFE - History Never Repeats from 1981 by Split Enz
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
I need me a good upbeat rockin' jam to get through this week. So enter Miss Lita and one of my favorite early 90's jams of hers. Big surprise that this is a favorite of someone that goes by the name Pyro too right? Lolz

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LITA FORD - PLAYIN' WITH FIRE (1991)

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Great track Pyro and one I don't think that I have listened to before.


My choice for the week -


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https://youtu.be/2AjBwaM1q_M - Something's Jumpin' In Your Shirt by Lisa Marie and Malcolm Mclaren with The Bootzilla Orchestra.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Great choices - I had forgotten about a lot of these songs. I especially like the Split Enz & Lita Ford songs. I actually first heard of Ford in the early '90's, but I know she was a carryover from the late '80's.

My choice for the week is "Crash" (1988) by "The Primitives". Nice song that brings back a lot of memories of the era:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=31abJDvQhuU
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
You must be psychic Nostalgic I've not long added Crash by the Primitives to my iPod probably about 4 or 5 songs back i think it's an awesome track!

I've picked a couple for this week that both date back to this current decade -


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https://youtu.be/hegxPo2k82k Defeatist by Cameras from there album In Your Room (2011).


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https://youtu.be/NXe6yR6nXsE - Broken Glass Park by Simple Minds from 2014.
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Doing something a little different and going with a new one this week from a band that I've been a fan of since their beginning in the late 80's. This video is actually one of my picks for best looking music videos of 2017.

NINE INCH NAILS - LESS THAN (2017)

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Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
 
The Sisters Of Mercy- First and Last and Always/Marian- Live at The Whistle Test 02/04/85  -

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Posted by xchazx (Member # 7158) on :
 
Bauhaus- The Passion of Lovers
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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
My music video picks for the week -


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https://youtu.be/pJNazEjVd6Y - Let's Go by Wang Chung from 1986


And also from 86 a great track from Ultravox lead singer Midge Ure


Call Of The Wild - https://youtu.be/3THEUcIDfwU


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Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Big fan of Suzanne Vega, though I didn't really get into her music until the 200X's.

This is probably my favorite song of hers, "The Queen and the Soldier" - from her first album - released in 1985:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Dt0sXRBLfJM
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Going once again with a brand spanking new one this week and the kick *** new opening single from Ghost's new album that they're about to drop on June 1st.

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GHOST - RATS (2018)


I really like the whole classic old school Hard Rock/Metal vibe of this. Kind of vintage Black Sabbath sounding while still keeping their own signature haunting sound in tact. It's just f%*kin' great. Check it out!

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Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Cool track Pyro and a band I'm not at all familiar with!


My choice for the week is House Of Fire from Alice Cooper who always seems to have some fun videos accompanying his music!


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https://youtu.be/0Hu_mq0Uc0M - House Of Fire by Alice Cooper from his 1989 album Trash.
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Alice Cooper's "House of Fire" is a great song & video - Thanks for posting. I don't know if I've heard it before, but it's definitely got that late '80's metal vibe/tone going for it - the video (with the decrepit house featured) has a kind of Halloween-ish vibe going for it as well.

Now that Summer is upon us (or at least it's upon us where I live), here's a song that I'm sure many of us remember - Bananarama's "Cruel Summer" - this is a great song in and of itself, and was featured in the first Karate Kid film (1984). The song definitely reminds me of Summers growing up as a kid back in the '80's:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l9ml3nyww80

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
EURYTHMICS - WHO'S THAT GIRL? (1983)

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I've always dug this cool little chillwave track from The Eurythmics; and the accompanying music video is very stylish too. So I think it's a good one to go with for this week.

The guest cameos are very cool in this video too. These include: Cheryl Baker and Jay Aston of Bucks Fizz, Kate Garner of Haysi Fantayzee and all the members of Bananarama.

Then of course you have the main attraction Annie Lennox looking fabulous sporting a 1960's era blonde flip wig. But she doesn't stop there, she puts her gender-bending image on full display by also playing the part of an Elvis Presley inspired male counterpart.

So yes, this video is just fantastic and one that I'm happy to add to my weekly music video playlist.

Check it out in the link below:
EURYTHMICS - WHO'S THAT GIRL?

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Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Great choice! I remember The Eurythmics' Who's that Girl - excellent & haunting song. However, I've never seen the video. Good stuff - very entertaining.

Here's a real blast from the past, The Pretenders "Stop your Sobbing". Though this is from 1979, I consider it more of an '80's song:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ANaP26V1tFw

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Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Haven't posted on her in a while. Here's one of my favorite AC/DC songs, "Thunderstruck" - even though it's from 1990, it's almost an '80's song - LOL:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=v2AC41dglnM
 
Posted by Nostalgic for the '80's (Member # 37454) on :
 
Here's "Save it for Later", which is probably my favorite song by "The English Beat":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0bM0wVjU2-k
 
Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
Pat Benetar - Anxiety (Get Nervous) (1982)
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Going with this upbeat little song and video this week as i'm sure it's a classic that we can all relate to. [Eek!]

PAT BENETAR - ANXIETY (GET NERVOUS)

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Posted by aTomiK (Member # 6575) on :
 
Love Pat´s Anxiety. I own her Choice Cuts video collection dvd which includes lots of (almost 30) cool promo videos.
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Anxiety is an awesome Benatar track and one of my Benatar faves!


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https://youtu.be/Ovyq19v5Y94 - great track from Peter Schilling and he reaches some vocal highs at about 3 minutes in that would even give Morten Harket a run for his money!

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Posted by Pyro (Member # 7658) on :
 
I LOVE "The Different Story." Definitely in my top 5 Peter Schilling songs. I'm just a sucker for whimsical & fantasy inspired songs like that. Over 50% of my music library is comprised of songs of that nature. Great Pick!
 
Posted by the young warrior (Member # 9554) on :
 
Yeah Pyro I actually only know a few songs by Peter Schilling but I like The Different Story just as much or probably even more so than his biggest hit - Major Tom.


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A couple of choices for the week and first up is this great track from 1990 by Aussie group Icehouse - https://youtu.be/pSsfZhXYpfI - Miss Divine


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Second choice is this 1983 track Canvas Of Life by Irish new wave band Minor Detail - https://youtu.be/HvGi1x1gapg

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