Ruzious wrote: doclinkin wrote: Ruzious wrote:
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.
There were definitely some great groups in the 80's, but most of the stuff on the radio wasn't good. I wasn't a Smiths fan (the band featured most on Bumblebee), but I liked the other bands you mentioned, and YES, the Seattle sounds of the early 90's spoke to me - Alice N Chains, Soundgarden, STP, and especially the Temple of the Dog album changed everything and ruined everything else in comparison.
im sorry but late 70s to early(mid) 80's was actually quite amazing and nearly all of it is way under rated. waaaaaaaaaay under rated. Especially new wave and some of the hair bands.
Doc mentioned some. let me add. I still work out to iggy "lust for life." first on my play list every time. The cars. Go Go's. ZZ top. Journey (all of it). Bob Seger. GnR. Duran Duran. billy idol. police. even some of the 1,2 and 3 hit wonders of the era are better than most other eras. billy squire. lover boy.
REO, ASIA, Styx, even the stones dicso stuff was really good, emotional rescue, miss you. 38 speical. ELO. Blue oyster. foreigner. lenny. til tuesday. human league. fleetwood mac!! the eagles!! doobie (macdonald solo!!!!), motels, criss cross(not the kids)..."ride the the wind" is still effin amaxin!! Queen!!!!, Bowie !!!!! Hall and OAts!!! Pointer! Blondie! Donna!! Joy Div. kinks. modern english. Springsteen, poison, def leopard, heart, Boston!!, moody blues, manfred mann, supertramp!!! pink floyd. alan parsons. doors, fixx, little feat, rod stewert, the time!! GMflash!! wham "last christmas" is still a top 5 christmas song of all time in anyone's list and #1 on many lists! rufus/chaka. dazz. gap. thompson twins (hold me now is a top 100 goat song). springfield. money. foghat. talking heads. depeche. new order. seagulls (i ran is top 100 GOAT song). Souxie (kiss them for me is a top 200 goat song). Yaz!!!!! Bee Gees!!!!!!
i mean come on!! This era is fantastic!!! I didn't even barely hit on all the GOAT disco songs like Grease. Or Goat break songs like Planet Patrol which is far and away the #1 GOAT break dance song of all time and it aint close if you ever popped or locked.
i mean all i even entertain on the radio is almost strictly from 76-87. Nothing will ever be better than stones, beattles and zep on top of their game. But 76-87 had a ton of great songs. The artists tended to flame out quickly though so there was more one hit wonders and poor/amateur videography made many a artist "cheese out" too much...and a lot of artists no longer wrote their own stuff so it was harder for them to play from the heart and perform deep in character.
but pearl jam aside, i'll take early 80's over early 90's any day of the week. and that goes for hiphop/dance too. I'll dance to abba and donna summer over snoop dogg and marky mark any day of the week.
sorry folks but it was the 90's that sucked! The late 80's and early 90's was way over rated. bobby brown, whitney, vanilla ice, slim, and "gansta" rap in general. all that crap sucked. Music didn't get good again until about 1998...after all that terrible grunge crap died a slow and painful death along with gangsta rap. worst era of all time and it aint even close!! A few rare ska gems, the verve, oasis, new radicals (one hit), and pearl jam aside....most of That era sucked!!!!!!!!!!!!!! i mean lauryn hill was good...but most of what was good about it was th ebeats she sampled from the late 70's and early 80's. And that goes for every single damn hip hop artist of the 90's. The "good stuff" was in the music they "stole" from '75-'85. And 90% of the grunge artist were either trying to hard to out metal each other or out gravel voice each other. talk about a phoney era!!??
at least with electronica today...its original. chainsmokers lay down their own beats/lyrics. etc. as do all modern "DJ" artists. at least its their own damn stuff!! and frankly...a lot of it is genius. and its inspired from music from 75-85.
The best music from 2009-2019 with its crescendo and decrescendo rhythm patterns and chord progressions are inspired from a combinaiton of stuff like pink floyd and ELO along with disco of the 70's And a bluesy hard down beat and pace like Punk and Ska 90-120bpm. That stuff has dominated for a decade. and its all based on a combination of music from 75-85.
40-50bpm is lame. crap. elevator music. even 60bpm is boring by most standard. And the only way to do 50-60 bpm well (without autotune) is to be either a lyrical genius or melodically a genius (and usually both). and very few musicians are geniuses like that. We're talking lennon and mccartney, stevie wonder, elton john, jagger and richard, page and plant, little richard, bowie, prince, bob marley. and maybe a handful more. everyone else...not so much. Its really hard to do 60 bpm and be good. i could listen to all of them all day long. Almost everyone else? not so much.
like i said, its a full rebuild.