A younger friend of mine recently dissed the 80s. It was only in passing, in his facebook status, but I was still stunned. G — to quote Juno — “You weren’t there. You couldn’t understand the magic.”
So, in no particular order, I am going to do a couple of posts about awesome things about the 80s, starting with the:
We’re talking post-punk GOLD — just think of Siouxie and the Banshees (who I didn’t discover at the time, but only just recently) or The Cure:
Even the pop-y stuff is fantastic. Just think of The Bangles, or Madonna, or INXS or The Eurythmics.
And so many iconic bands from the 90s secretly had their roots in the 80s — the Smashing Pumpkins, Marilyn Manson, Nirvana, The Cranberries, Powderfinger — they were all formed in the late 80s.
Anyway, here is a song list I quickly made up, to prove how awesome 80s music is. Go away and listen to them and then come back and tell me 80s music isn’t AWESOME. I DARE you.