Author Topic: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?  (Read 1936 times)

Offline Roger W

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #25 on: April 01, 2021, 03:07:04 pm »
I have to say I'm with Graigwen, harking back to the '60s.

I had this one running round in my head for a few days until I managed to find it on Youtube...

"That, of course, is the dangerous part about caves:  you don't know how far they go back, sometimes... or what is waiting for you inside."   JRR Tolkein: "The Hobbit"

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #26 on: April 02, 2021, 10:14:09 am »
I have to say I'm with Graigwen, harking back to the '60s.

I had this one running round in my head for a few days until I managed to find it on Youtube...




There is a bit of history here........this is from the 1920s.....



But I think the story is a bit more complicated than this...when I have had a cup of tea I'll hunt down the rest - I have it on CD but no doubt it is also online.

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #27 on: April 02, 2021, 10:28:36 am »
Here is where I first heard something like this song. I don't know if anyone really wrote it or if it evolved. It is sometimes credited to Leadbelly, who is recorded as saying "I'se got a nickel, you'se got a dime. You buy the coke and I'll buy the wine" but it seems to have been around before he found it.



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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #28 on: April 02, 2021, 10:32:27 am »
I guess this had better be brought back to the 1960s....


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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #29 on: April 02, 2021, 01:27:57 pm »
I'm not a huge fan of 80's music but here is a live performance of one of the songs that resonated with me at the time.



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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #30 on: April 02, 2021, 03:15:04 pm »
From the second wave (or was it the third, I can't remember!) of 'new' psychedelia in 1983, from The Rain Parade in LA. Their 'Emergency Third Rail Power Trip' was barely off my turntable for weeks and saw them at The Leadmill too. Some familiar chord changes going on if you're a Syd Barrett fan - it's pretty much an homage to be honest.


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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #31 on: April 02, 2021, 05:48:33 pm »
Were a bit scruffy in them days...

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #32 on: April 02, 2021, 06:27:30 pm »
From the second wave (or was it the third, I can't remember!) of 'new' psychedelia in 1983, from The Rain Parade in LA. Their 'Emergency Third Rail Power Trip' was barely off my turntable for weeks and saw them at The Leadmill too. Some familiar chord changes going on if you're a Syd Barrett fan - it's pretty much an homage to be honest.



If we're talking 80's psychedelica you can't beat The Dukes of Stratosphere, an XTC side product:


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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #33 on: April 02, 2021, 08:51:10 pm »
Were a bit scruffy in them days...

And covered in spit, as I recall...
Dirty old mines need love too....

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #34 on: April 02, 2021, 11:16:38 pm »
Raise you on that  :bow:


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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #35 on: April 03, 2021, 05:07:19 am »
Another band from Sheff...





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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #36 on: April 03, 2021, 01:24:08 pm »
Ah yes indeed. I should declare an interest in this one as I still do sleeves for them, but we can't mention Sheffield without Cabaret Voltaire. The armature Pete Care designed for the camera on the Sensoria video was genuinely ground-breaking at the time (1984). And a shameless plug for the latest three albums - the first new releases since 1994 folks ;)

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #37 on: April 03, 2021, 05:51:25 pm »
And of course.... :lol:

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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #38 on: April 03, 2021, 07:32:24 pm »
Mais oui, but of course, the sophisto's favourites. They were genuinely funny people though, and Suzanne once pinned my ears back at a party for about three hours trying to convince me that...actually, no, better not. Party privileges! There was also the time when Martin Fry tapped his fag-end onto my friend Dawn's brand-new black carpet after crashing her New Year party uninvited, thinking it would be 'fine' and she was so annoyed she made him clean it up with a dustpan and then talk to her mum on the phone (landline of course) and sing 'The Look of Love' down the phone to her - which blew her mind for years as she really fancied him. Dawn took several photos of him singing this in her living-room, and one ended up on a gold frame on the wall.

His career's never properly recovered from that. There's no celebrity allowed here ;)


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Re: 2020s are rubbish, so were the 1980s any good?
« Reply #39 on: April 04, 2021, 11:35:14 am »
This one ticks ALL the boxes, and is from one of my favourite albums. It's Easter Sunday today and I'm still technically Catholic, even though I lost my membership card years ago (You Can't Ever Leave), so you can have this one on me - Holger Czukay of Can, from one of his many solo albums, 1987. Special thanks to PJP II.


 

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