Mine: Sweet Child O’ Mine

Also, I may posed this question in the past.

Also, also, it’s most definitely an excuse for me to listen to guns and roses. I love me some GnR from time to time.

kleinbl00 lil steve ecib ButterflyEffect and anyone else...

What I am most interested in is how much, if at all, your tastes have changed.


Music was despicable in 1981. MTV started in August of that year, and music was just the shittiest corporate MTV-whoring pusillanimous-so-they–can-fit-more-ads-on-the-radio caca.

Think Phil Collins, "Something In The Air Tonight", and Kim Carnes "Bette Davis Eyes", and Rick Springfield's "Jesse's Girl".

There were glimmers at the edges - The Stray Cats, Adam and the Ants, "Taintend Love".

The Clash were a bright bit of light when they rocked the casbah in 1982.

1983 Cyndi Lauper said Girls Just Wanna Have Fun, and Quiet Riot made metal a thing that got played on the radio with "Cum on Feel the Noize". (Yeah, you kids today think you are so cool with your alt-spellings...)

It was a Dark Time for music.

But, this dark time did a lot for the future of music...

A few of the bands founded in the 81-83 timeframe:



Front 242

Beastie Boys

Butthole Surfers

Dead Can Dance



Throwing Muses

Tom Tom Club



Shonen Knife


Crazy 8s

The Lords of the New Church

Nitzer Ebb

They Might Be Giants

The Pogues

Public Enemy




Art of Noise

Bronski Beat

Bon Jovi

The Housemartins (say hi to Fatboy Slim's first band!)

The Dead Milkmen

The L.A. Guns (1/2 of Guns and Roses, later on)



My Bloody Valentine

Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds


Red Hot Chili Peppers

So yeah... the suck of the early 1980's drove people off the their asses, and got them to form many of the bands that still define many genres of music today.

And that's just over 3 years...

posted by thenewgreen: 150 days ago