Monday, April 18, 2016

MUSIC 101: The 1980s


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MUSIC 101: The 1980s


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101 SONGS
FROM 101 GREAT ALBUMS!

In chronological order,
one album per act,
one song per album.

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From 1980 through 1989!
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Music Primer series:
300 Albums: 1956-2015
The 1950s
The 1960s
The 1970s

The 1990s
The 2000s





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from these 101 classic albums!




01) David Bowie, "Scary Monsters" (1980)

02) Grace Jones, "Warm Leatherette" (1980)

03) The Cramps, "Songs The Lord Taught Us" (1980)

04) Devo, "Freedom Of Choice" (1980)

05) The Cosmopolitans, "Wild Moose Party" (1980)

06) The Specials, "More Specials" (1980)

07) The Soft Boys, "Underwater Moonlight" (1980)

08) Peggy Scott, "Great Scott" (1980)

09) Split Enz, "True Colours" (1980)

10) The Undertones, "Hyptonized" (1980)




11) The Delmontes, "Carousel" (rec. early '80s)

12) Professor Longhair, "Crawfish Fiesta" (1980)

13) X, "Los Angeles" (1980)

14) Rockpile, "Seconds Of Pleasure" (1980)

15) The B-52s, "Wild Planet" (1980)

16) Capt. Beefheart And His Magic Band, "Doc At The Radar Station" (1980)

17) Squeeze, "Argybargy" (1980)

18) Utopia, "Deface The Music" (1980)


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19) The Rolling Stones, "Tattoo You" (1981)

20) The Knack, "Round Trip" (1981)

21) The Go-Go's, "Beauty And The Beat" (1981)

22) Gang Of Four, "Solid Gold" (1981)

23) Pretenders, "Pretenders II" (1981)

24) Black Flag, "Damaged" (1981)

25) The Police, "Ghost In The Machine" (1981)

26) Buzz And The Flyers, "Buzz And The Flyers" (1981)

27) Girlschool, "Hit And Run" (1981)


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28) Zapp, "Zapp II" (1982)

29) The Fabulous Thunderbirds, "T-Bird Rhythm" (1982)

30) The Spongetones, "Beat Music" (1982)

31) The BusBoys, "American Worker" (1982)

32) Kas Product, "Try It" (1982)

33) Barrence Whitfield And The Savages, "Barrence Whitfield And The Savages" (1982)

34) The Atlantics, "Atlantics" (rec. early '80's)

35) Bruce Springsteen, "Nebraska" (1982)

36) War, "Outlaw" (1982)


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37) The Clash, "Combat Rock" (1982)

38) Marvin Gaye, "Midnight Love" (1982)

39) The Prisoners, "Come To The Mushroom" (1982)

40) Pigbag, "Dr. Heckle & Mr. Jive" (1982)

41) Roxy Music, "Avalon" (1982)

42) Grandmaster Flash And The Furious Five, "The Message" (1982)

43) Paul McCartney, "Tug Of War" (1982)


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44) Malaria!, "Compiled: 1981-1983"

45) Liquid Liquid, "Optimo" (early '80s)

46) Bad Brains, "Rock For Light" (1983)

47) Sly And The Family Stone, "Ain't But The One Way" (1983)

48) The Creatures, "Feast" (1983)

49) Was (Not Was), "Born To Laugh At Tornados" (1983)

50) Tears For Fears, "The Hurting" (1983)

51) King Sunny Ade, "Synchro System" (1983)

52) Talking Heads, "Speaking In Tongues" (1983)

53) Dicks, "Kill From The Heart" (1983)


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54) Katrina And The Waves, "Katrina And The Waves I" (1984)

55) The Art Of Noise, "Who's Afraid Of...?" (1984)

56) The Fuzztones, "Leave Your Mind At Home" (1984)

57) Cocteau Twins, "Treasure" (1984)


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58) The Untouchables, "Wild Child" (1985)

59) John Fogerty, "Centerfield" (1985)

60) Koko Taylor, "Queen Of The Blues" (1985)

61) Jesus And Mary Chain, "Psychocandy" (1985)

62) Mark Stewart, "As The Veneer Of Democracy Starts To Fade" (1985)

63) Various Artists, "The Indestructible Beat Of Soweto" (1985)

64) Eurythmics, "Be Yourself Tonight" (1985)

65) The Smiths, "Meat Is Murder" (1985)

66) LL Cool J, "Radio" (1985)

67) Thee Mighty Caesars, "Beware The Ides Of March" (1985)


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68) The Delmonas, "5!" (1986)

69) African Head Charge, "Off The Beaten Path" (1986)

70) Let's Active, "Big Plans For Everybody" (1986)

71) Marcia Ball, "Hot Tamale Baby" (1986)

72) Film soundtrack, "GOOD TO GO" (1986)

73) Peter Zaremba's Love Delagation, "Spread The Word" (1986)

74) Run-DMC, "Raising Hell" (1986)

75) XTC, "Skylarking" (1986)


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76) Tom Waits, "Frank's Wild Years" (1987)

77) Wire, "The Ideal Copy" (1987)

78) Guadalcanal Diary, "2x4" (1987)

79) Love And Rockets, "Earth Sun And Moon" (1987)

80) Public Enemy, "Yo! Bum Rush The Show" (1987)

81) Omar And The Howlers, "Hard Times In The Land Of Plenty" (1987)

82) R.E.M., "Document" (1987)


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83) The Primatives, "Lovely" (1988)

84) The Smithereens, "Green Thoughts" (1988)

85) Bootsy Collins, "What's Bootsy Doing?" (1988)

86) L7, "L7" (1988)

87) Living Colour, "Vivid" (1988)

88) Cowboy Junkies, "The Trinity Session" (1988)

89) Last Exit, "Iron Path" (1988)


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90) Bonnie Raitt, "Nick Of Time" (1989)

91) Pixies, "Doolittle" (1989)

92) 3rd Bass, "The Cactus Album" (1989)

93) Bob Dylan, "Oh Mercy" (1989)

94) Barry Adamson, "Moss Side Story" (1989)

95) Lou Ann Barton, "Read My Lips" (1989)

96) Lobos Negros, "Lobos Negros" (1989)

97) Nine Inch Nails, "Pretty Hate Machine" (1989)

98) Queen Latifah, "All Hail The Queen" (1989)

99) Julee Cruise, "Floating Into The Night" (1989)

100) Chris Isaak, "Heart Shaped World" (1989)

101) Nirvana, "Bleach" (1989)



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The Music Primer Series:*

1) 300 GREAT ALBUMS That Will Change Your Life!: 1956-2015

2) MUSIC 101: The 1950s

3) MUSIC 101: The 1960s

4) MUSIC 101: The 1970s

6) MUSIC 101: The 1990s

7) MUSIC 101: The 2000s


* The albums heard on the Decades series are different than the 300 Albums overview.


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Further Study, dept.:


-The Real History of Rock and Soul!: A Manifesto, A Handy Checklist

-Revolution 1950s: The Big Damn Bang of Rock'n'Roll!

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-2000 Great Albums on Pinterest!




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