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Started by CaptainBlack on 02-Jun-2017 23:17:40

For those who bought the T-shirt and all the 12" mixes.

popstar7 - 02 Jun 2017 23:25:10 (#1 of 922)

'84 was the crest of the wave. Everything that made the 80s the 80s was now in flight or taxi-ing on the runway.

WillodeanKnuth - 02 Jun 2017 23:25:13 (#2 of 922)

Are you drunk?

CaptainBlack - 02 Jun 2017 23:37:05 (#3 of 922)

This was peak analogue 80s. When it started getting all digital and hard-sounding, the music suffered for me.

StakludKar - 02 Jun 2017 23:50:06 (#4 of 922)

19. Nnnnnnnnnnnnn. 19. Is that in 1984?

SirensOfAcreLane - 02 Jun 2017 23:50:23 (#5 of 922)

Indeed, it was fun times, perhaps it was being 14-15 that year, it seemed to me the pop charts blossomed with vibrant songs, and much improved pop videos.

Capt, 'music suffered', I thought part of that was due to the increasing commercialism/commoditisation of the music industry, by corporates and the talent.

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2017 00:03:43 (#6 of 922)

I was kind of grouchy and into The Smiths and the Bunnymen and spent much of my time holding New Order albums in record shops in the hope that girls would see me doing so and comment on what a sensitive fellow I was.

And then shag me.

Neither thing happened. Well, certainly not the second thing.

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2017 00:17:11 (#7 of 922)

Jimi Somerville's voice does get on the nerves after a while. I think I recall an interview where even he admitted it was a bit annoying.

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2017 00:24:12 (#8 of 922)

Nik "Snood" Kershaw. He could kinda do with one now, mind. Look at the state of his neck.

(note to self: buy snood)

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2017 01:03:30 (#9 of 922)

Pretty shite that. Indie music started making its mark in '84, you'd hardly tell from watching that.

As for Band Aid - Geldof's approach, basically emotionally blackmailing people into buying a shit pop record (BOI OIR SHOIT RECORD OR YOU'VE ALLOWED TOINY CHILDREN TO DOI!!!!) is not even remotely tolerated by NGO's now.

Quite right too.

Tenesmus - 03 Jun 2017 01:08:13 (#10 of 922)

I think I had three different 12" versions of Two Tribes.

SirensOfAcreLane - 03 Jun 2017 01:09:53 (#11 of 922)

(BOI OIR SHOIT RECORD OR YOU'VE ALLOWED TOINY CHILDREN TO DOI!!!!) is not even remotely tolerated by NGO's now.

You jest, have you seen a (any) charity video on tv recently!?

SirensOfAcreLane - 03 Jun 2017 01:14:54 (#12 of 922)

Having a Bananamamarama earworm with Robert De Niro's Waiting.

Trying to bodypop, and having my mind blown by the sounds and rap of Grandmaster Flash and Melle Mel's White Lines

CaptainBlack - 03 Jun 2017 01:20:41 (#13 of 922)

#6 I was that soldier. Ten years later I was living literally around the corner from Peter Hook.

Tenesmus - 03 Jun 2017 01:21:43 (#14 of 922)

Are we watching BBC4?

MorrisMitchener - 03 Jun 2017 01:39:59 (#15 of 922)

Imagine the appalling refugee crisis that would've occured if it had started raining men. Lets all (apart from The Weather Girls) count ourselves lucky this catastrophe hasn't yet befallen us.

ZimAgain - 03 Jun 2017 03:50:06 (#16 of 922)

And if/when it does, hope that it happens at the appointed time, and not about half past six.

TommyDGNR8 - 03 Jun 2017 07:52:28 (#17 of 922)

Indie music started making its mark in '84

There's been "indie" stuff making it into the mainstream since the 60s; was '84 really any more significant than any other year (other than the term being more attached to the music itself rather than the package of music and distribution)?

It's ironic that a lot of the stuff commonly described as "indie" (especially in later years) is far from it!

OK, sorry, we're in danger of getting into another "what is RnB?" argument.

HouseOfLametta - 03 Jun 2017 07:58:54 (#18 of 922)

TOTP was always a terrible place to see it, though.

TommyDGNR8 - 03 Jun 2017 08:06:58 (#19 of 922)

Tru dat.

Arjuna - 03 Jun 2017 08:12:51 (#20 of 922)

Renee and Renato topped the Indy charts.

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