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80s "rock" is a rather difficult category. So much was happening to music and electronics. I'd bring up the Boss but I'm not really a fan of Springsteen. But Bruce is a lot like Tom. If your dad was into 80's metal and rock, he might have been listening to Stevie Ray Vaughn as well. There are some interesting Prog Rock choices as well. Rush and Yes come to mind. #9 has an older suggestion that is smashing as well. I'd add Neil Young to the list too.
Rush absolutely. Saw them twice, I was a child of the 80s.
Springsteen sucks.
The Damned
Buzzcocks
Duran Duran
Def Lep- saw them High and Dry tour. Elbows on the stage, they were the OPENER.
Adam and the Ants
Styx ( nostalgia )
The Cars
Billy Idol/ The Cult saw them same show.
Queen
Gary Numan
Depeche Mode
Triumph, for Peebs.
 

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Watched "Eurotrip" with the 16-year-old and received the following review: "You're normally full of shit but that is in fact a quality movie."

I've probably told this story before, but a few years ago I was at a rave in a former soviet prison in Estonia.

DJ drops Scotty Doesn't Know and the whole place goes wild. Everybody is singing along and knows all the words.

Felt like bratislava.

Edit: and Kristin Kreuk :inlove:
 

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I've probably told this story before, but a few years ago I was at a rave in a former soviet prison in Estonia.

DJ drops Scotty Doesn't Know and the whole place goes wild. Everybody is singing along and knows all the words.

Felt like bratislava.
Once in awhile, I still find myself saying.
"Miami Wice, #1 show!!"
 

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What was crazy is that we found out about it the old fashioned way.

This was in like 2015, but did we hear about the party from some random tinder match? No.

We were at some empty outdoor bar/art center thing near our Airbnb and we kept noticing small clumps of people walk down the street and head off in a weird direction in the dark where we were pretty sure there was nothing. Later realized every new clump represented a tram coming to a nearby stop.

Eventually we decided to just walk in that direction too. As we got closer, more streams of people were filtering in from other directions and thumping bass started to be audible. Found someone to explain it in english, handed over done euros, and in we went.

Ended up finding some photos posted to Facebook by the organizers... I'm somewhere in these
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This is probably when they dropped Scotty Doesn't Know
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Spotify doesn't seem to have Hall & Oates greatest hits album which is too bad because it's all killer, no filler. H2O is probably the place to start, or just play their most popular songs on Spotify (except the Christmas song which is inexplicably at the top right now).
 

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The Eagles. America. Bob Dylan. Bruce Hornsby. John Cougar / John Mellencamp. Flashdance and Footloose soundtracks.

Throw in a bit of Harry Chapin and Jim Croce when you’re feeling mellow.
 

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Thanks guys! I feel like I remember him talking about John Mellencamp at some point. As I listen to some of this I recognize some of the songs because they were big hits but I was more into 90s hip hop then crappy pop punk in the 2000s. My musical tastes are garbage
 

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Rush absolutely. Saw them twice, I was a child of the 80s.
Springsteen sucks.
The Damned
Buzzcocks
Duran Duran
Def Lep- saw them High and Dry tour. Elbows on the stage, they were the OPENER.
Adam and the Ants
Styx ( nostalgia )
The Cars
Billy Idol/ The Cult saw them same show.
Queen
Gary Numan
Depeche Mode
Triumph, for Peebs.
Not a bad starter list. I didn't realize you, @jbarwick , wanted general 80s rock so just mentioned Petty's Greatest as a starter for him. As usual Edina phails as Petty is vastly underrated by many as he flew under the radar. He was a major badass, way before Lars and his fight with Napster, and ended up in bankruptcy due to his fight with his record label. Guy had major hits in four decades. His track record speaks for itself.

Back to 80s rock:

U2, War and The Joshua Tree have to be on any 80s rock list.
Guns and Roses, Appetite for Destruction.
ZZ Top put out some fun stuff in the 80s.
The Clash, London Calling.
The Police is another band that needs to be on any 80s list.
The Smiths/Morrissey
INXS
Dio
R.E.M.
Bon Jovi
RHCP
Heart
The Pretenders, another "needs to be"
Van Halen

That should get you going.
 

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as he flew under the radar.
"In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. "

Oh. Ok.
 

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"In his career, he sold more than 80 million records worldwide, making him one of the best-selling music artists of all time. Petty and the Heartbreakers were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame in 2002. "

Oh. Ok.
Figuratively, Edina, figuratively. He's just not the first person that tends to pop into people's heads when talking such matters. Also, in pure phail style, you just proved your prior comment completely wrong, so good job there.

ETA: I'm also sad I did not get to see him one last time but this also makes me happy we had such great tickets for R40 as missing Rush's last tour would have been tragic.
 

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He's just not the first person that tends to pop into people's heads when talking such matters.
I mean, this is a pretty poor metric.

And if we're relying on commercial success as an indicator of quality, Petty is below Backstreet Boys.
 

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I mean, this is a pretty poor metric.

And if we're relying on commercial success as an indicator of quality, Petty is below Backstreet Boys.
An indicator your brought up which you are now arguing against in the most unusual strawman I've seen in a long time. This is turning into an Edina hat trick.
 

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An indicator your brought up which you are now arguing against in the most unusual strawman I've seen in a long time. This is turning into an Edina hat trick.
You....do know I was only saying if you sold 80m records it's hard to claim the artist is underrated...That's literally what I posted. The idea that sales is an indicator of quality is not something I think you'd want to stand on, hence Backstreet Boys.
 

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You....do know I was only saying if you sold 80m records it's hard to claim the artist is underrated...That's literally what I posted. The idea that sales is an indicator of quality is not something I think you'd want to stand on, hence Backstreet Boys.
But again, I didn't stand on that, you introduced it. I did mention "major hits in four decades" though as indicative. How are the BBs doing there?

Anyway, back to suggestions for @jbarwick: Prince. Don't know how I forgot him in the above list.
 

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You....do know I was only saying if you sold 80m records it's hard to claim the artist is underrated...That's literally what I posted. The idea that sales is an indicator of quality is not something I think you'd want to stand on, hence Backstreet Boys.
Name a popular song of his other than Free Fallin, Into the Great Wide Open or You Wreck Me? Hell, I don’t even remember some of his best songs and most were never chart toppers but they were all great tunes.
 

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