Music from the 80s

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Neil Graham » Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:40 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:28 am
Simon Rogers wrote:
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Here is an 80s music question.
Should be quite easy though.
No googling.
Where did the 80s group T'Pau get their name from?
T'Pau was Spock's mother.
How many ears did Spock have?

Three - a left ear, a right ear and a final front ear.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Angus French » Tue Mar 30, 2021 9:05 pm

Neil Graham wrote:
Tue Mar 30, 2021 7:40 pm
Neil Graham wrote:
Sat Mar 13, 2021 10:28 am
Simon Rogers wrote:
Fri Mar 12, 2021 11:32 pm
Here is an 80s music question.
Should be quite easy though.
No googling.
Where did the 80s group T'Pau get their name from?
T'Pau was Spock's mother.
How many ears did Spock have?

Three - a left ear, a right ear and a final front ear.
Ha ha - very good.

I hesitate to contribute to this thread but an album which perhaps might have been mentioned but hasn't been and which I have a soft spot for is Simple Minds' New Gold Dream (81/82/83/84).

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat May 15, 2021 12:52 am

There was a song that reached Number 1 in the charts in 1987 by The Firm called Star Trekkin.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Jon Tait » Sat May 15, 2021 2:54 am

NickFaulks wrote:
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Seriously, why are we discussing any band other than The Fall?
the thread should have ended there :)
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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Sat May 15, 2021 7:22 am

There's a lot of good music from the 80s but also a lot of cheesy rubbish. The song that makes me laugh the most is the Spitting Image song 'Never met a nice South African'. That was pretty funny.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat May 22, 2021 12:28 am

One cheesy song from the 80s, I remember was Rock Me Amadeus by Falco.
Also various songs by Black Lace.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Sat May 22, 2021 4:45 pm

There were indeed plenty of cheesy songs but the 70s had their fair share also...perhaps the 80s was worse for cheesy songs, like Star Trekkin for example.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Simon Rogers » Sat May 22, 2021 5:22 pm

Jive Bunny was very cheesy aswell.
There is a decent version of the Falco song with good intro.
This is it:
Falco --- Rock Me Amadeus
(Ultimate Canadian/American Version)
The heavy metal band Metallica brought out a version of Rock Me Amadeus.
They performed it at a concert a while back in Vienna.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Sat May 22, 2021 5:51 pm

Oh they play it live for sure, same as Take on Me by A-ha when they go to Norway. I don't think they would ever dare try to release it as a single...it's bad enough that they play it live.

The singer from Falco has a very tragic end to his life. A love of money and fast cars culminated in an accident which he could not survive.

Although the 80s had cheesy songs, at least they didn't have weird genres and strange spin-off bands like the 70s did. Acts such as the Sparks, Captain Beefheart, and Lieutenant Pigeon for example. I don't think the 80s got as strange as that.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Matt Mackenzie » Sat May 22, 2021 8:16 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Sat May 22, 2021 5:51 pm
Oh they play it live for sure, same as Take on Me by A-ha when they go to Norway. I don't think they would ever dare try to release it as a single...it's bad enough that they play it live.

The singer from Falco has a very tragic end to his life. A love of money and fast cars culminated in an accident which he could not survive.

Although the 80s had cheesy songs, at least they didn't have weird genres and strange spin-off bands like the 70s did. Acts such as the Sparks, Captain Beefheart, and Lieutenant Pigeon for example. I don't think the 80s got as strange as that.
EDITORIAL NOTE: one of these acts is not like the others.
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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Sat May 22, 2021 9:54 pm

In terms of genre yes but they all play strange stuff if you ask me.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Simon Rogers » Tue May 25, 2021 7:29 pm

I remember the songs N-N-N Nineteen Not Out and Loadsamoney which were quite funny.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by MJMcCready » Tue May 25, 2021 10:40 pm

What even as funny as I've never met a nice South African?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LBCkW0kz2E

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Simon Rogers » Wed May 26, 2021 5:08 pm

MJMcCready wrote:
Tue May 25, 2021 10:40 pm
What even as funny as I've never met a nice South African?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-LBCkW0kz2E
Thanks Mark. Not heard that before. Something different.

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Re: Music from the 80s

Post by Paul Cooksey » Thu May 27, 2021 7:31 pm

Novelty singles? Not for me Geoff. But there are some one hit wonders I remember fondly, and I need to respond to this outrage in another thread:
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...famous footballers who are remembered for some good games but it's always a crucial missed penalty that surfaces...Chris Waddle...
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