May 16, 2012

Favorite Song of the 1980's

This is mine. What is yours?

PS - I pretty much hate everyone in the band now, especially Ian Astbury. He look like a fool. So almost all of them. Except Billy Duffy on lead guitar. He's fucking harsh!


Slyde said...

This song makes me think of hanging out in Malibu in the New Wave room at 2am......

Verdant Earl said...

Slyde - Was the Bloofer Lady there?

Heff said...

The Cult had some pretty good shit, although I'm not really keen on songs that are heavy on the guitar chorus and/or flanger effects.

Gimme straight distortion and wah-wah pedal, and I'm good to go.


sybil law said...

I'm with Heff! Not fond of this particular song.
Hmmm... favorite song? Man - that's hard. I keep thinking Van Halen, anything off the Fair Warning album. Definitely an 80's kid here.

Verdant Earl said...

Heff - I have no idea what a flanger effect is, but I like the sound of it.

Sybil - My favorite Van Halen albums were Van Halen II and Van Halen, in that order. Fair Warning and Women and Children First are tied for third. Diver Down and 1984 after that. And fuck that Van Hagar shit!

marty mankins said...

I'm a big Cult fan for 4 of their albums: Love, Electric, Sonic Temple and Ceremony. Of those, Love (which is where She Sells Sanctuary is on) was one of the many album I played non-stop in 1985. To this day, I can track that album from start to finish and not get tired of it.

And of course with the above song, I always stop to listen when it's played on the radio.

Kevin McKeever said...

Hmm. Maybe "Mayor of Simpleton" by XTC. Perfect pop.

marty mankins said...

My favorite song of the 80's? That's a tough one. There were so many.

I guess I'm going to have to go with two:

Head Over Heels - Tears For Fears
Hot For Teacher - Van Halen

Yes, quite the difference, but both were played very heavily.