The Eighties

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One of my life’s greatest regrets was having been born in a loser decade for music. I’ve written fewer reviews of 80’s music than any other period, an era of appalling overproduction, empty soundscapes filled with badly-played synthesizers and wide sound fields designed to imbue significance to music that had very little. With a few notable exceptions, rock during this period was particularly weak, dominated by the superficial sounds of arena rock and bands projecting “cool” without the depth to back it up.

I’ve noticed that 80’s music is experiencing something of a revival, so if my readers want to delve into that era, there are plenty of options elsewhere.

In addition to The Clash reviews from that bleak period, I’ve covered the following albums:

 

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CirdecSongs

Music for Eclectic Ears

Cue Castanets!

Musings on Phil Spector's Wall of Sound and similar music...

DENISE MARSA MUSIC

Singer, Songwriter & Story Teller

hotfox63

IN MEMORY EVERYTHING SEEMS TO HAPPEN TO MUSIC -Tennessee Williams

stl is read

Midwestern workers unite!

Frona's reads or else

Frona's reads or else

Mary Contrary

How Does Your Garden Grow?

JUSTICE FOR DAMONE RAMONE

READ MY BOOK AND LEARN THE TRUTH ABOUT THE RAMONES

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