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  • 60s/70s Artist with the best 80s material?

    I heard some Bonnie Raitt on the way to work this morning, and even at her deepest MOR AOR level, it still sounds good. I think Bowie is a contender, too.
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    Originally Posted by gennation


    Neither of us is gay or anything, it just happened.

  • #2
    I'm gonna need to ponder this one.

    A lot of artists saw some rather dark days in the 80's. Good call on Bowie.

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    • #3

      A lot of artists saw some rather dark days in the 80's.


      THAT'S WHY IT'S AN INTERESTING QUESTION
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      Originally Posted by gennation


      Neither of us is gay or anything, it just happened.

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      • #4
        Deep Purple

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        • #5
          Ooh, ooh, ooh... Leonard Cohen!!!

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          • #6
            Dio era Black Sabbath is good.
            It figures you wouldn't get it. "A Season in Hell" was a head of it's time. -Jimmy James

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            • #7
              Genesis




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              • #8
                Genesis




                Oh, and no Tom Waits--since he didn't really hit his "Tom Waits" thing until the 80s. Because otherwise, that'd be a really easy answer.
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                Find our album on iTunes!

                A Month of Songs (Songwriting blog)







                Originally Posted by gennation


                Neither of us is gay or anything, it just happened.

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                • #9
                  Get Happy, Imperial Bedroom, Punch the Clock, and Spike are all good Elvis Costello albums
                  It figures you wouldn't get it. "A Season in Hell" was a head of it's time. -Jimmy James

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                  • #10
                    Does Prince count if he started in the 70's but didn't really come in to his own until the 80's?
                    It figures you wouldn't get it. "A Season in Hell" was a head of it's time. -Jimmy James

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                    • #11
                      Dio era Black Sabbath is good.


                      Dio is the first one that came to mind, both with his Sabbath work and his solo albums.
                      The North remembers...

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                      • #12
                        Springsteen.
                        We were just trying to write songs about prostitutes and lesbians, that's all. - Paul McCartney

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                        • #13
                          Does Prince count if he started in the 70's but didn't really come in to his own until the 80's?


                          I kind of added the "60s" part to avoid chronological border-jumpers like Prince and Costello. Springsteen may get the boot on these grounds, too. It's not too hard to transition from one decade to the next, but to have something interesting going in the 2nd decade seems to be a challenge.

                          *runs to wikipedia to see when Bonnie Raitt put out her first album *
                          Jukejoint Handmedowns (my band)

                          Find our album on iTunes!

                          A Month of Songs (Songwriting blog)







                          Originally Posted by gennation


                          Neither of us is gay or anything, it just happened.

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                          • #14
                            Not a fan, but I can see the appeal.


                            Hellelujah, Tower of Song, Everybody Knows... he really knocked some out of the park during that time.

                            For my money these hold up as some of the best lyrics ever ever written....


                            My friends are gone and my hair is grey.
                            I ache in the places where I used to play.
                            And I'm crazy for love but I'm not coming on.
                            I'm just paying my rent every day in the tower of song.

                            I said to Hank Williams:

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                            • #15
                              I kind of added the "60s" part to avoid chronological border-jumpers like Prince and Costello. Springsteen may get the boot on these grounds, too. It's not too hard to transition from one decade to the next, but to have something interesting going in the 2nd decade seems to be a challenge.

                              *runs to wikipedia to see when Bonnie Raitt put out her first album *


                              Oops, thought you meant it like 60's/70's.

                              Dio still counts, though.
                              It figures you wouldn't get it. "A Season in Hell" was a head of it's time. -Jimmy James

                              Good deals with: Adam Poland

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