Off Topic Tears For Fears - ( The Band )

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  1. Skylarker

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    I saw them live last year at camp bestival, sounded really bad tbh.

    I love mad world, but they murdered it live.

    Bananarama were far worse tho!
     
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    I probably should have seen them in the 80s tbh!
     
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    I was at University in the early 80s - and there were some great and innovative bands around and some incredible melodic (if electronically enhanced) sounds - in no particular order:

    Gary Newman and Tubeway Army
    Ultravox
    Freur (Karl Hyde went on to form Underworld of Trainspotting theme fame)
    OMD
    Alphaville
    Tears For Fears
    Visage
    Kraftwerk
    Flock Of Seagulls

    ... and plenty I've forgotten
     
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    Not a great lover of 80's music but I suppose everybody wants to rule the world.
     
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    Everytime I see their lead singer, I just see Jon Cryer (Alan from Two and a half men) with a jeri curl.
    My mum likes them, but I find them frightfully dull to be honest.
    One cannot sing, the other has a voice like an albatross.

    A bit "Meh" for me.
     
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    80's music has no equal, and never will.
    Especially 80's pop music!
     
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    Oh you young buck you.....<rofl>
     
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    Every decade has had a genre that has shined for me.

    70's - Rock
    80's - Pop
    90's - Alternative
    00's - Hip hop
    10's - Utter **** in almost every aspect....almost.
     
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    They were a bit serious, a bit po faced, but Orzabal wrote some great songs. Proper grown up music, more serious than many of their contemporaries. Probably missed out on the teenybopper market because of it. They didn't have a lead singer by the way, they shared the lead vocals. Smith sung Pale Shelter, Mad World and Everybody Wants to Rule the World, Orzabal sung Shout, Head over Heels and Woman in Chains.
     
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    The one my mum used to play all the time was that "Sowing the Seeds of Love".

    I can appreciate their song writing talent, but as performers, they were just terribly dull for me, and I didn't particularly like either of their voices.
    INXS did what they did, but were much better.
     
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    Sowing the Seeds was a Beatles pastiche. A good one, mind.
     
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    Although 80's music is my favourite, there are some other 80's bands that everyone loved that I am not particularly keen on:

    Duran Duran were overrated imo.
    Frankie Goes to Hollywood as well.

    Spandau Ballet were great, Human League were awesome.
    Loved Queen's 80s stuff, plus of course the usual faves like MJ and Madonna.
     
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    Your avatar and sig make that last comment rather dubious! <laugh>
     
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    Have to disagree ... forget the notoriety, "Relax" had one of the most infectious (no pun intended) beats ever heard IMHO ... Two Tribes wasn't half bad but not quite at Relax level ... also thought Duran Duran were OK....

    Personally thought Spandau were a tad overrated and Tony Hadley a very average front man ...

    Also loved Pete Wylie and The Mighty Wah ... proper anthemic tunes <ok>
     
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    You think Ariana Grande makes good music?!
    Personally I would rather listen to nails on a chalk board than half of the **** she puts out.
    Doesn't stop me wanting to bash her ****ing back door in though :bandit:
     
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    You said that it was utter ****. It's more a description of your own activities than a review of her music, I think! <laugh>
    She can actually sing, funnily enough, but it's all just generic r'n'b, poppy ****e to make a few quid.
    Utterly boring and forgettable.
     
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    Frankie were just a meh (at best) gay band who were lucky to be picked up
    by Trevor Horn as his production powers were on the rise.
    To prove the point, perhaps youtube has footage from The Tube, of Relax
    before it got processed by the ZTT production machine.
     
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    haha, I get ya!! Slow on the uptake there.
    She has the best voice (and arse) on the planet....and you cannot say "so and so, is better" because whoever you say, she can mimic their voice.
    She can do Britney, Christina, Beyonce, Celine Dion, to perfection.

    Shame all her songs are absolute dog **** then.....such a shame.
     
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    A waste of talent, but I'm sure her manager's loving the cash.
    Maybe she'll get more interesting when people get bored of her? Probably not, though.
     
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    Don't disagree with the Trevor Horn dynamic - TH was quite brilliant ... but Holly Johnson still had a pretty good voice ...

    ... regarding TH, he actually did a rather impressive job on the impossible ... Dollar! ffs <laugh> his production of "Give Me Back My Heart" ..... my middle daughter plays guitar and sings (also doing music A Level currently) and we quite often look through Youtube at music genre, production effects (I go back to the 60s so am able to give her some perspective now and again) ... we were looking through 80s stuff and up came Dollar .... now if you can stomach it - take a peek at that Dollar song as released and then the difference that the TH production makes .. even become a bit of a guilty pleasure, if only for the notably TH production and inspired ending . <laugh>
     
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