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The 1980s

Discussion in 'Fred's Barcalounge' started by markeebee, Jan 12, 2018.

  1. markeebee

    markeebee Country Gent

    Bad. Very bad. Very very very bad.
     
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  2. audept

    audept I Bleed Orange

    Age:
    70
    Dec 1, 2010
    Sydney, Australia
  3. organic

    organic Synchromatic

    528
    Jan 22, 2011
    Worcester UK
    Chorus on everything you can put chorus on.
     
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  4. englishman

    englishman Gretschified

    Age:
    61
    Apr 5, 2014
    Detroit
    Triumph Trident T160, Triumph Bonneville 750, Pen Pals in the USA, hey, let's move to America!
     
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  5. DaddyDog

    DaddyDog Country Gent

    Sep 18, 2011
    Mississauga, Canada
    Tired of guitar music. Love this New Wave dance/alternative music! Depeche Mode, OMD, Haircut 100, Duran Duran, Madness, English Beat...

    University and a lot of beer. Met my wife.
     
  6. wildeman

    wildeman Friend of Fred

    May 10, 2015
    norcal
    Great! I was 13 in '84, my sisters took me to see the Dead Kennedy's..... Awesome!
     
  7. Rodney Gene

    Rodney Gene Synchromatic

    538
    Mar 30, 2014
    Austin Texas
    Good morning ya'll! Maybe I'm just an old dude but for me...80's very very good! Rush Moving Pictures, Peter Gabriel So, Roxy Music Avalon, Talking Heads Speaking In Tongues, Police Ghost In The Machine, At least Four Halen albums, The Clash Combat Rock, Stray Cats Built For Speed (amongst others), Yes 90125, Tears For Fears, Simple Minds...it really goes on and on and on I would leave out so many in just the rock/pop category! Such an incredibly fun, low-drama, creative, high musicianship era for music.

    I'll leave ya with an 80's tunes that I have played more times around Texas dance halls than I can count and still love it (and always fills the floor)

     
  8. GoLeafsGo

    GoLeafsGo Gretschie

    468
    May 1, 2014
    Whitby Ontario
    For some reason I don't remember the '80s...
     
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  9. Tinman46

    Tinman46 Country Gent

    Age:
    50
    Dec 19, 2011
    Kitchener, Ontario, Canada
    I spent most of the 80s in my teens.
    Had a blast.

    The area I grew up in was a little behind the times so we had a sort of 70s/80s mashup going on.
    Roller skating to AC/DC and the like. No disco.
    Dance parties at the local hall.
    Gravel pit/bush parties.
    Side road "tours".
    All nighters at the drive in.
     
  10. Tony65x55

    Tony65x55 Gretschified

    Age:
    62
    Sep 23, 2011
    The 'Shwa, Ontario, Canada
    Some great songs. Terrible guitars, still gigging for a living. Orange Roland Cubes which still sound great.
     
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  11. loudnlousy

    loudnlousy Friend of Fred

    Age:
    52
    Oct 18, 2015
    Hildesheim, Germany
    The era of excess and hedonism.
    Androgynous men with long hair and girls in warpaint with haicuts like rat`s nests.
    Mostly disposable music and artifical overprocessed sounding guitars.
    First love, first gigs, first job. Great time for me.
     
  12. Ylikessu

    Ylikessu Electromatic

    Age:
    56
    97
    Oct 17, 2017
    Finland
    Cortina 67 GT!
    Sunburst Strat!
    Partying all night long!
    Mirrorsunglasses!
    Army!
    Hard Gigging!
    First real job!
    Started own business!
    Met my wife!
     
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  13. Aymara

    Aymara Friend of Fred

    Jul 6, 2013
    Germany
    What? No, you just heard the wrong stuff.

    The 80ies were sooo inspiring with so many great bands:











    Too bad, if that wasn't your taste ;)
     
  14. MikeyUK

    MikeyUK Synchromatic

    564
    Dec 15, 2016
    Rochdale, GB
    Stray Cats. University. First decent guitar- made in Japan Squier Strat lake placid blue. How I wished I still owned that guitar? What a young fool I was
     
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  15. wabash slim

    wabash slim Friend of Fred

    Age:
    68
    Feb 10, 2010
    lafayette in
    18 hour days, 6-7 days a week. It was just a blur.
     
  16. Javier668

    Javier668 Electromatic

    77
    Nov 9, 2017
    Chile
  17. JHall55

    JHall55 Country Gent

    Dec 18, 2012
    Ontario
    Was pretty young. Grew up listening to dad's music collection...Beatles, Byrds, Clapton, Queen, Rush, Springsteen, Satriani, Stones etc.
    Bought my first album with my own money...Tom Cochrane and Red Rider's Victory Day.
    Eventually Guns N Roses came along.
     
  18. Hoshi Zora Jet

    Hoshi Zora Jet Electromatic

    Age:
    41
    42
    Aug 5, 2014
    Pepperland
    Michael Jackson, The Smiths, Madonna, ...
     
  19. hcsterg

    hcsterg Country Gent

    Feb 13, 2012
    France
    My student years...
    Some kind of recklessness...
    Playing guitars in bands, building my first amps...
    Punk / New Wave was the craze, along with Hard Rock, Reggae, Baba-Cool musics...

    A+!
     
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