Ruzious wrote: penbeast0 wrote:
Ruzious wrote:We watched Bumblebee - mainly because of it's 94 rating on Rotten Tomatoes and good reviews. But it was essentially a movie for children, was entirely unoriginal, and had a major editing error. It took place in 1985 and inadvertantly highlighted the lack of good music in that era (with a couple of exceptions).
Lack of good music compared to what era? 1965, maybe. 1975 (disco, corporate AOR rock, and early metal) -- my HS era, the 80s were a massive relief. 1995?
I'd enjoy seeing a comparisom of these mid-decade years by someone who thinks 85 was weak.
Late 70's and 80's music sucked hard - with some exceptions - but just horrible on the whole. Mid 60's through mid 70's was great. I kinda liked the 90's.
Not that there's anything wrong with liking 80's music.
Bob Marley Uprising (1980), The Clash? Prince? MJ ? Beasties? Police/Sting? Public Enemy, De La Soul, KRS-One and BDP, Rakim, The Specials, The Ramones. The Pogues, Husker Du, Fugazi, Metallica, Slayer, and pretty much any metal band that was ever any good, Classic Punk stuff, the Repo Man soundtrack. Golden age of both rap and metal and hardcore and 3rd wave ska.
At the time I liked Tom Petty, Dire Straits, Steely Dan, Rush, Tom Waits, REM. There was some damn good musicianship in the 80's the last era of non-programmed music. But even then there were bands like the Eurythmics/Annie Lennox, even pop stuff like INXS that was good to the ear. Even the birth of emo: The Smiths, The Cure, hearing them today I still get what made them popular.
My ears came alive when Nirvana and Pearl Jam and Janes Addiction were getting airplay, and when Hip Hop came into its own in the early 90's. But I can't hate on the 80's. Pop music was eh, but it generally is. But up and down the dial you could find some pretty cool stuff.