Late '70s/Early '80s Album Recommendations

Discussion in 'Recordings [BG]' started by Bassline1414, Jul 16, 2002.

  1. I've been buying a lot of used vinyl records because they're cheap and I get to buy albums I normally wouldn't buy on cd and check them out. Anyways, I've been listening to a lot of pop rock stuff from the late '70s/early '80s like The Clash, Elvis Costello, Talking Heads, and Devo and I was wondering who some other great artists from that time period were who played a similar type of music. Thanks!
  2. geshel


    Oct 2, 2001
    The Cure - Boys Don't Cry or Three Imaginary Boys (very pop - not dark like their following albums)

    New Order - Movement or Power, Corruption, and Lies (some danciness but really rock)

    Gang of Four maybe

    80's King Crimson (Discipline, Beat, Three of a Perfect Pair)
  3. Thanks for the suggestions, I've had Discipline for awhile now and I really enjoy it.
  4. Duran Duran

    Yes, i am hungry like the wolf!

    :D :D
  5. Stupidnick


    Mar 22, 2002 room...
    hmmmmmm vinylls

    Psychadelic furs stuff
    psychadelic furs are soo cool!

    hmmm mid 80s though
    Dead milkmen - big lizard in my backyard

    Minutemen(mike watt woot)- ballot result
    Husker du- zen arcade
    decedents- milo goes to college, i dont wanna grow up
    huskder du- makes no sence at all
    the clash is great.. i love them
    these are my newest vinylls though.. i love vinyll
    you just cant get that crackle hiss and pop with a cd *grin*
  6. Paul A

    Paul A

    Dec 13, 1999
    Hertfordshire U.K!
    There are some great bass lines on most anything from "The Stranglers".....
  7. CS


    Dec 11, 1999
    Simple Minds-but only these albums

    Sons and Fascination
    Sister Feeling Call
    New Gold Dream

    and if you like weird

    Empires and Dance
  8. JimK


    Dec 12, 1999
    Basically, you're talking bands that were in vogue during MTV's initial period, right? ;)

    I'll add-
    The Producers
    Haircut 100
    (..what can I say, I like 'em).
    The Specials

    I, too, would like to check out Gang Of Four...
  9. gweimer


    Apr 6, 2000
    Columbus, OH
    Cheap Trick - you can take your pick from a number of releases - Cheap Trick, Dream Police, Live at Budokan
    The Fixx
    Red Rider
  10. XTC - Black Sea

    Stranglers- la Folie

    Psychedelic Furs- Talk talk talk, Forever now
    (I prefer forever now- more variation)

    Tears for fears- the hurting
  11. Yeah! most of the ones you guys listed are good
    But what about

    The Birthday Party, king Ink, one of my favorite songs ever..
    Wire, their First three albums, 154 is a work of fine art.
    Stiff Little Fingers
    Tubeway Army
    Killing Joke, first two albums
    The Germs
    Joy Division.....
    and of course The Buzzcocks.

    Edit: I know Gang Of Four was already listed but they are worth listing twice.... That song Cheese Burger is great.. the bassist was good too...
  12. Headroom


    Apr 5, 2002
    Here are some of my favorites:

    Look Sharp- Joe Jackson

    Parallel Lines- Blondie

    The Cars- The Cars

    Setting Sons- The Jam

    Pretenders- Pretenders

    Gang of Four- Entertainment

    Singles Going Steady- Buzzcocks

    Anything by The Police
  13. I heard about them from that book "High Fidelity"...which one of their albums do you recommend? Thanks.

    Well, I actually first started thinking about getting Devo/Elvis Costello albums while in Seattle at the EMP because they had a big section on punk and punk influenced bands.
  14. Oh man I forgot ,The Replacements...The Replacements were the best "Pop Punk" band in the world,,,, that never made it. They were about ten years to early....I saw them live twice..they were so drunk or something they couldn't play a note.....But their recordings are great!!

    Forget MTV.. The best bands at that time never got time on MTV.. MTV was doo doo then and is even more so now!!!!!

    The Clash the Clash the Clash The Clash... every album ever made by them. Ever!!!!!!!!!!!
  15. Aaron


    Jun 2, 2001
    Bellingham, WA
    I never liked Yes stuff from the 80s, but other than that, i'd have to agree.
  16. supergreg


    Jan 20, 2002
    Any Duran Duran is good.
  17. i recommend "louder than bombs" which is a great compilation. now trust me on this: if you've never heard them before, you'll probably think they sound cheesy and too 80's at first, but you will grow to love them.
  18. Great picks!

    I'm going through a major Joe Jackson phase lately...

    Mock Turtle Regulator also mentioned XTC... great stuff.

    And I love the three Belew-era Crimson albums.