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Great underrated 80s bands

Discussion in 'music' started by avole, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. avole

    avole A wise man reflects

    OK, I'm highly biased, but to me two of the greats that europe sadly missed were:

    Australian Crawl

    And the better known, sublime, Split Enz
     
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  2. Joe

    Joe pfm Member

    We never missed Split Enz... their output sold here. The Enz then split and became Crowded House and we bought their stuff too.
     
  3. YNWOAN

    YNWOAN 100% Analogue

    Yes, ‘I Got You’ was a hit at the time in the UK. In the end the output of Split Enz and Crowded House was just too MOR for my taste (with the exception of a couple of singles).
     
  4. avole

    avole A wise man reflects

    Yet early Split Enz was anything but MOR. Crowded House is what Wings were to the Beatles :)
     
  5. gassor

    gassor There may be more posts after this.

    The Go-Betweens should have been monstrously huge and they were Aussie as well. Here's a session track from Peely in 1983.

     
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  6. Seeker_UK

    Seeker_UK Waiting for the streetcar..

    The Church were never as big here in the UK as in their native Oz. A real shame.

     
  7. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Love The Go-Betweens and The Triffids.
    The first side of Woodface is bloody brilliant.
    Given the weather:
     
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  8. Nick_G

    Nick_G pfm Member

    This seems to be the thread on great underrated Antipodean 80s bands ;)

    How about some Severed Heads?









    A shame that a lot of material seems to have been pulled from Youtube since I last checked, which was a while ago.
     
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  9. Weekender

    Weekender pfm Member

    Underrated by whom though? The public? The critics? The Heads?
     
  10. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Goodbye Mr. MacKenzie and their album Hammer & Tongs.

     
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  11. Big Tabs

    Big Tabs frequently wrong.

    Scottish band TV21

     
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  12. Goldenmouse

    Goldenmouse pfm Member

    For Against - American post-punk / alt rock band. Their second album December from 1988 is superb. Sadly nothing on Tidal.

     
  13. cnocmoy10

    cnocmoy10 pfm Member

    Thomas Lang Band
     
  14. Seanm

    Seanm pfm Member

     
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  15. stevec67

    stevec67 pfm Member

    Split Enz, I got you, was the first single I bought.
     
  16. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

    Sticking with the Australian theme:

     
  17. Yank

    Yank Bulbous Also Tapered

     
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  18. cjarchez

    cjarchez pfm Member

    Good shout. For me they peaked on their final album.

     
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  19. neildalton

    neildalton pfm Member

    While none passed entirely unnoticed, I felt Big Black, A.R.Kane and (straddling the 80s into 90s) Bark Psychosis all deserved a much bigger commercial and critical tick than they received.
     
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  20. GJO

    GJO pfm Member

    Was lucky to see this band at I think was their only UK concert.

     

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