You Scored 85% Correct
You are an 80s expert
You never confuse New Order with the Pet Shop Boys
You know which classical musician Falco rocked
When it comes to 80s music, you Just Can’t Get Enough!


What I can get enough of…what I have had enough of…is a dozen or so overplayed, overhyped, overblown, overemphasized pop songs that 80s pundits drag out to cover 10 years’ worth of musical styles. There was so much variety going on during the 80s that, if you get your music history from any channel associated with MTV, you will never see because the song owners did not buy advertising on those "music" channels.

But on a more positive note, the 80s was the best time of my life! High school. University. England. First love. All my coming-of-age milestones. The soundtrack was a parade of musical styles from country-crossover of Juice Newton to uber-techno like Kraftwerk. Any clip show you see on VH1 is completely detached and alien from my actual experience.

A really good music magazine is England’s Q magazine or NME, a couple of times mentioned by Rik on Young Ones.




One response to this post.

  1. Posted by Project on February 22, 2008 at 2:28 PM

    I always thought that the way to appreciate music was to play it myself..even make up my own.
    So I stuck with guitar finally and fifty years of it tells me the 80 kids are all thinking they have come of age..nahh, not until they pass sixty is that overview possible that is necessary for a real grasp of it\’s scope.
    With fourty million new pieces per year being published, a command of a few thousand staples is not much insight. Playing gives insight into at least "one" of them. For me that is of course.


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