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TomAz
03-02-2007, 09:08 AM
from someone who actually was there.

edit: I included the Clash because London Calling was released in January 1980 in the US.

HowToDisappear
03-02-2007, 09:11 AM
Tom???


edit: I just lost lurker status with this post. Or so they say.

TomAz
03-02-2007, 09:13 AM
sorry it took a minute.

rage patton
03-02-2007, 09:16 AM
I have to say The Clash.
I tried to pick someone else... but I couldnt.

KenMixtape
03-02-2007, 09:19 AM
clash was 70s.
talking heads is a better "80s band"

tiffdud41
03-02-2007, 09:19 AM
I like the other poll better, Joy Division

TomAz
03-02-2007, 09:35 AM
clash was 70s.
talking heads is a better "80s band"

no. that's mistaken.

The Clash's first album came out in the UK in 1977, but didn't come out in the US until 1979 and was largely ignored. "Give 'Em Enough Rope" was released in 1978 and also went nowhere. "London Calling" was released in January 1980 and gave the Clash their first hit. "Sandinista!" and "Combat Rock" also came out in the 80s.

Meanwhile, the Talking Heads 1st album came out in 1977, and their second in 1978: "More Songs About Buildings and Food" had a top 10 hit with "Take Me to the River". Their 3rd album, "Fear of Music" came out in 1979 and also had an AOR hit with "Life During Wartime".

Therefore I conclude that, in terms of US impact at least, Talking Heads were more of a "70s band" than the Clash were.

PassiveTheory
03-02-2007, 09:58 AM
Where the fuck are the Smiths!?

PotVsKtl
03-02-2007, 10:02 AM
In a train station bathroom stall.

chunk
03-02-2007, 12:26 PM
this was hard. i voted for the clash. thats the band i like the most now. i listen to the clash all the time now. during the time period, i liked rem, husker du, and talking heads. the worst ones by far are guns n roses and acdc. im so embarassed to admit i have never seen any of the above bands.

ones that may have been left out from this hall of fame list: pixies, janes addiction, fugazi, sonic youth.

menikmati
03-02-2007, 12:26 PM
the inclusion of GnR does not make this better

SometimesNJ
03-02-2007, 12:28 PM
what happened to joy division and the smiths?! this isn't any better.

TomAz
03-02-2007, 12:28 PM
yes it does, this poll has more of a sense of humor.

TomAz
03-02-2007, 12:29 PM
what happened to joy division and the smiths?! this isn't any better.

there is no crying allowed on this poll. that's what happened to them.

corbo
03-02-2007, 12:32 PM
why are the pixies not on the poll
this poll sucks i hate it

bballarl
03-02-2007, 12:41 PM
Husker Du.

bballarl
03-02-2007, 12:41 PM
And Tom, where the fuck are Cruzados?

TomAz
03-02-2007, 12:42 PM
damn andrew, is that the thanks i get for giving you the Husker Du option?

bballarl
03-02-2007, 12:47 PM
I just thought Cruzados were a glaring omission. But you deserve a round of applause for the Husker Du option.

TomAz
03-02-2007, 12:49 PM
Cruzados suck and you know it.

mountmccabe
03-02-2007, 02:57 PM
This one is too tough.

idrive1life
03-02-2007, 03:23 PM
The Clash very slightly over R.E.M
Talking Heads AC/DC Guns N' Roses -> & co. in here

bumper31
03-02-2007, 03:27 PM
You've missed off erasure and Men at Work.......the other poll is better

Yablonowitz
03-02-2007, 07:42 PM
Prince? Hello. Jesus Christ Tom.

Benis23
03-02-2007, 07:55 PM
haha, this 80s poll is 50 times shittier than mine

Pixiessp
03-02-2007, 07:55 PM
Pixies!!!!!
Pixies!!!!!!
Pixies!!!!!!!!

CuervoPH
03-02-2007, 08:17 PM
Props to Brad for being the other person to vote for The Replacements.

woogie846
03-02-2007, 09:34 PM
R.E.M.

PotVsKtl
03-02-2007, 09:34 PM
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Proadict
03-02-2007, 09:44 PM
its hard to decide , but i vote Dire straits, brother in arms(album) is just amazing

amyzzz
03-03-2007, 10:20 AM
Where the fuck are the Smiths!?
Yeah, I can't find the other poll. The Smiths and Depeche Mode would have to be on there. I lived through the 80's but didn't really get into those bands until maybe 1989 or 1990.

jimmycrackcorn
03-04-2007, 08:14 AM
talking heads

breakjaw
03-06-2007, 04:40 PM
X is my pick.

SojuGorae
03-06-2007, 04:40 PM
REM >>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>> the rest

kroqken
04-23-2007, 03:18 PM
Why does this poll not include the Smiths?

i_like_cake530
04-23-2007, 03:20 PM
from someone who actually was there.

edit: I included the Clash because London Calling was released in January 1980 in the US.

although london calling was a great album, you can't consider the clash an 80's band.

TomAz
04-23-2007, 03:20 PM
Why does this poll not include the Smiths?

i was only including rock bands.

i_like_cake530
04-23-2007, 03:21 PM
wheres the dire straits love?? come on. Mark Knopfler is a god.

TomAz
04-23-2007, 03:21 PM
although london calling was a great album, you can't consider the clash an 80's band.

oh for fuck's sake. how old are you? too old to be talking out of your ass like that, I would think.

mob roulette
04-23-2007, 03:34 PM
how did i know this was ken's fault?

kroqken
04-23-2007, 03:36 PM
My fault for what? I just want the Smiths o be included. Obviously the Smiths are a rock band because they will likely be inducted in next years rock and roll hall of fame.

TomAz
04-23-2007, 03:39 PM
Ken:

my poll. my rules.

merznerve
04-23-2007, 06:05 PM
tears for fears!