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For those of a certain age and might like Punk/Alternative rock...

Discussion in 'Movies & TV' started by Big TT, Jun 6, 2013.

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    Punk was a musical term in the late 70's early 80's. Lot of diverse bands were placed into that category. Notice I also listed it as alternative. Perhaps the Furs would be better listed that way.
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    Yea but alternative rock might be the most vague term in all of.......well life. Not knocking the music, just before my time.
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    Fine. LOL
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    yeah a lot of bands I liked from that period definatly fell into that category. Of course with time they get moved around some .

    The Cars were avantguard, however thats spelled. But now its elevator music. Devo was, well whatever it was, and still is. Thankfully I think they hung their guitars up and went back too the backwoods of Ohio. Talking Heads still sound 'fresh' too my ears. I have no idea what most of their songs are about, but the music behind them is awsome. I still say the greatest concert I ever went too was the B-52s. I think they were thought of as 'punk' at the time, now its mainstream. My kids like them, or else they are smart enough too say that anyways.
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    My dad was obsessed with the Furs.

    I never really got into them but they don't sound too shabby.
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    The genre is now called "classic alternative", and it includes novelty acts like Romeo Void, Flying Lizards and early REM b-sides as well as all the 80's New Wave that wasn't A-Ha or The Thompson Twins. Radio.com's Classic Live 105 in San Francisco plays it, and Slacker Radio has a classsic alternative station as well.
    Those of you under 30 should check it out...tune your smartphone into it for a couple of days. Some if it will seem really strange to you, but it really is a sound that you won't find anywhere else and there are some really good songs from that period.
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    Only thing I know by the Furs is 'Love My Way' and that's a great, great song.
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    Psychadelic Furs were not punk or alternative in any era.
    possibly New Wave but I'd say simply 80's pop..

    I do like PFs though.
    God the 80's music culture was so much better than today's..
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    The early Devo and B-52's stuff is MASTERFUL! Such great great stuff
    Nobody does it like that anymore.
    I want to kill Justin Beiber..

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    And I would add that a whole bunch of that great old 80's stuff was produced/engineered by a GoTitans member slash huge Titans fan..

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