Your favorite post-1980 bands?

Discussion in 'Music Corner' started by Record Rotator, Jul 11, 2019.

  1. Hardy Melville

    Hardy Melville Forum Resident

    New York
    I forgot:

    The Strokes
    Guns N Roses
    Def Leppard
  2. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    yea you're right, I made that mistake too.
    LoveYourLife and Record Rotator like this.
  3. gritty

    gritty Forum Resident

    Boston, MA
    Guns N’ Roses
    Alice in Chains
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Social Distortion
    Record Rotator likes this.
  4. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Which Powderfinger album would you recommend? Huge fan of The Church (and thus Ian Haug).
    Greg Gee and mark winstanley like this.
  5. mark winstanley

    mark winstanley Pick up a fast car, burn my name in the road

    To me, Double Allergic through to Odyssey number five are quite brilliant.

    Double Allergic has a somewhat more indie-rock thing going on.
    sample songs for the flavour -
    Skinny Jean
    Pick You Up
    Living Type

    Internationalist is a little more polished, but not in a bad way
    sample songs for the flavour -
    The Day You Come
    Hindley Street

    Odyssey number five is a little more polished again, but also a little left of centre
    sample songs for the flavour -
    My Kind Of Scene
    Like A Dog
    These Days

    I like all those, but Odyssey number 5 was pretty special in my opinion. Some folks would be all about one of the other two, depends on your musical positioning to a degree.

    If you ended up liking all of those, it would be hard to go wrong with any of them. BUT the debut Parables For Wooden Ears, although pretty good, sounds like a band trying to be part of the US semi-grunge scene, and I think it is quite forgettable... from then on they developed their own thing thankfully, that is much better than the debut.
    Record Rotator likes this.
  6. mr. steak

    mr. steak Forum Resident

    tempe az
    Big Black
    Big Boys
    Beta Band
    Spray Paint
    TV Ghost
    Trumans Water
    Magnetic Fields
    Record Rotator likes this.
  7. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    Couple of others that I think deserve mention...

    Level 42
    Eric_Generic and Record Rotator like this.
  8. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident

    True, but both of those albums were released in 1979.

    Thing is, I'd argue that Simple Minds' real success and impact was in the 80's, and beyond. Sure, their debut sold a bit in the U.K., and then not much else until their third album in 1980. Then Sons And Fascination was the release in '81 that essentially changed everything.
    LoveYourLife and Record Rotator like this.
  9. HenryH

    HenryH Forum Resident


  10. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    + Nada Surf
  11. BryanA-HTX

    BryanA-HTX Crazy Doctor

    Houston, TX
    Really? I thought they were unquestionably a '70s band. Their first 3 were '70s, with the debut and LC being their most famous works.


    People may say the '60s and early '70s are the golden era for them but for me that shifts a decade forward to the '70s and '80s, being a big fan of hard rock and heavy metal.

    Iron Maiden (first and foremost)
    Judas Priest (crossover from the '70s)
    Motley Crue
    Guns N' Roses
    Van Halen (crossover from '70s)
    Rush (crossover from '70s)

    I could go on but those are just some that popped into my head.
    Record Rotator likes this.
  12. danielbravo

    danielbravo Forum Resident

    Caracas. DC
    Ah ! Ok, thanks for the info :doh:

    Saga ? Saga ? Yes :pleased:
    Last edited: Jul 12, 2019
  13. spaulding

    spaulding Hoi Polloi

    The Windy City
    1. Son Volt
    Greg Gee and Record Rotator like this.
  14. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    That's it? :)
  15. Chemguy

    Chemguy Forum Resident

    Thanks! I read the title as post-1980s, and not post-1980.


    Yep, I can go R.E.M. now, too!
    Record Rotator likes this.
  16. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    By no means a complete list, but some 80s & later artists (well, including a few whose first albums came out at the tail end of the 70s) that are favorites of mine. This at least gives an idea of the range of stuff I like:

    !!! (Chk Chik Chick or however you want to spell it), ¡Mayday!, (hed) pe, (International) Noise Conspiracy, *NSYNC & Justin Timberlake solo, 2 Unlimited, 4-3 de Trio, 7 Walkers, A Camp, A Tribe Called Quest, Aaliyah, Aaron Lee Tasjan, A.C.T., Adam & the Ants/Adam Ant (solo), Adrian Belew (solo), African Head Charge, Aimee Mann, Aka Moon, Aksak Maboul, Alabama, Alabama Shakes, Alarum, Alcatrazz, Alice in Chains, Alison Krauss, Allan Holdsworth, Anna von Hausswolff, Angelique Kidjo, Animal Logic, Animals as Leaders, Anita Baker, Anthrax, Apex Theory, Arianna Grande, Ariel Pink, Art Zoyd (although they're questionable as post-70s, but they didn't put out much in the 70s), Asia, Atheist, The B-52's, Backstreet Boys, Barry Adamson, Basement Jaxx, The Beastie Boys, Beck, Bela Fleck & the Flecktones, Between the Buried and Me, Beyonce, Big Pun, Big Thief, Bill Bruford's Earthworks, Bill Frisell, Biohazard, The Birthday Party, Bjork, Black Crowes, Black Eyed Peas, Black Flag, Black Label Society, Blackmore's Night, Blitzen Trapper, Body Count, Bonnie Pink, Brad Paisley, Branford Marsalis, Britney Spears, Brooks & Dunn, Boyz II Men, Busta Rhymes, Butthole Surfers, Camille, Carrie Underwood, Cassandra Wilson, Chelsea Wolfe, The Chemical Brothers, Chick Corea's Elektric Band, Chris Isaak, Chris Stapleton, Christina Aguilera, Chuck Prophet, Circuitry (metal band), Circus Devils, The Cult, Cypress Hill, Daniel Lanois, David Byrne (solo), David Lee Roth (solo), David Murray, David Torn, Dead Kennedys, Death, Death Cab for Cutie, De La Soul, Deee-Lite, Def Leppard, Destiny's Child, Devin Townshend, Devo, Dinosaur Jr., Dirty Dozen Brass Band, Dixie Chicks, dredg, Drive Like Jehu, The Dust Brothers, Dwayne Dopsie, Dweezil Zappa, Dwight Yoakam, Eels, Elliott Sharp, Elvis Costello, Euringer, Eurythmics, Faith Hill, The Flaming Lips, Forest for the Trees, Fred Hammond, Fugazi, Fugees, Garth Brooks, Gary Numan, George Michael, Georgia Anne Muldrow, The Geto Boys, Godspeed You! Black Emperor, Gonzalo Rubalcaba, Grant Lee Buffalo, Green Day, Hank Williams III, Harold Budd, Hatebreed, Henry Rollins, Henry Threadgill, High on Fire, Hoobastank, Hugo Largo/Mimi Goese, Husker Du, Ice Cube, Ice-T, Ill Nino, IQ, Iron Maiden, Israel & New Breed, Jane Siberry, Janelle Monae, Jane's Addiction, Janet Jackson, Jarboe, Jason Aldean, Jasper Van't Hof's Pili Pili, Jay-Z, Jim O'Rourke, Joe Jackson, John Scofield, John Wetton (solo), Jon Hassell, Joshua Redman, Julia Holter, Julian Cope, Julian Lennon, Kacey Musgraves, Kamasi Washington, Kanye West, Karsh Kale, Kate Bush, kd lang, Kelly Clarkson, Keith Urban, Kids Eat Crayons, King Gizzard and the Lizard Wizard, King's X, Kirk Franklin, Kombinat M, Kronos Quartet, Kyuss, Laurie Anderson, Lester Bowie's Brass Fantasy, Lily Allen, Living Colour, Lonnie Holley, The Lounge Lizards, Lustmord, Lyle Lovett, Machine Head, Madonna, Mansun, Margareth Menezes, Mariah Carey, Marilyn Manson, Mario Bauza, Martina McBride, Meat Beat Manifesto, Meat Puppets, Medeski Martin & Wood, Megadeth, Melt-Banana, Melvins, Me'Shell Ndegeocello, Meshuggah, Metallica, Michael Brecker (solo), Michael Jackson, Mike Keneally, Mike Stern, Ministry, Miranda Lambert, Mojo Nixon, Monster Magnet, Morphine, Motley Crue, Motorhead, Murder by Death, My Morning Jacket, Naikaku, Natural Snow Buildings, Neko Case, Neurosis, Nicki Minaj, Nirvana, niights, Nine Inch Nails, NoMeansNo, Nusrat Fateh Ali Khan, The Olivia Tremor Control, Orb, Otis Taylor, OutKast, Overkill, Ozric Tentacles, Ozzy Osbourne (solo), P.G. Six, Panic! At the Disco, Pantera, Paquito D'Rivera, Paul Oakenfold, Pavement (and other Stephen Malkmus projects), Pere Ubu, Perfume Genius, Peter Gabriel (solo), Phil Collins (solo), Pixies, The Police + all members solo work and offshoots, Poncho Sanchez, Porcupine Tree, Porno for Pyros, Pretenders, Primus, Prince, The Prodigy, Psychic TV, Public Enemy, Public Image Ltd., Queens of the Stone Age, R.E.M., Radiohead, Rage Against the Machine, Ramleh, Rance Allen, Rancid, Randy Travis, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Reverend Peyton's Big Damn Band, Rick James, Rob Halford solo & other projects (Fight, Halford, etc.), Robert Plant (solo), Roberto Fonseca, The Roots, Royskopp, Ruben Blades, Ruins, Ryan Adams, Sade, Salif Keita, Saxon, Scott Henderson, Sean Eldon, Sepultura, Sharon Jones and Dap Kings, Shub-Niggurath, Sieges Even, Sigur Ros, Simon Steensland, Skinny Puppy, Slayer, Slugdge, Smashing Pumpkins, The Smiths/Morrissey (solo), Snoop Dogg, Sonic Youth, Soundgarden, Sounds of Blackness, Spock's Beard, Squeeze, St. Vincent, Stereolab, Steve Vai, Stina Nordenstam, Stone Temple Pilots, Steve Smith/Vital Information, Steven Wilson, Strapping Young Lad, Suicidal Tendencies, Sunn O))), Supergrass, Swing Out Sister, System of a Down, Take 6, The Tea Club, Tears for Fears, They Might Be Giants, Tim Berne, Tim Hecker, The Time, Tin Machine, Tom Petty, Tool, Tori Amos, Tortoise, Toto, Trey Gunn, Tribal Tech, Tricky, Trilok Gurtu, Twisted Sister/Dee Snider (solo), Ty Segall, U2, U Totem, Univers Zero, Uz Jsme Doma, Van Halen, Vanessa Williams, Voivod, The War & Treaty, The War on Drugs, Waste of Space Orchestra, Weird Al Yankovich, The White Stripes, Whitney Houston, The Winans, Winger/Kip Winger, Wynton Marsalis, Xiu Xiu, X-Legged Sally, XTC, Yeah Yeah Yeahs, The Yellowjackets, Yo La Tengo, Youssou N'Dour, Zs

    . . . so yeah, I like some newer music
    theMess, Greg Gee and Record Rotator like this.
  17. McRich

    McRich Forum Resident

    A few.

    The Replacements
    Jackpine Snag
    Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
    Record Rotator likes this.
  18. Toad of the Short Forest

    Toad of the Short Forest Forum Resident

    90220 Compton
    1. My Bloody Valentine
    2. Broadcast
    3. Neutral Milk Hotel
    4. Fishmans
    5. Avalanches
    6. Public Enemy
    7. Wu Tang Clan
    8. Primal Scream (jangle pop era)
    9. Ween
    10. The Pharcyde
    Record Rotator likes this.
  19. PaoloOcco

    PaoloOcco Well-Known Member

    Hi Everybody

    Best: North Mississippi Allstars and if you consider Jeff Healey as Jeff Healey Band (true i think to Jeff Healey as solo artist)

    Blackberry Smoke
    The Commitements (original Soundtrack)

    Onorable (Alph. order)
    Altered Five Blues Band
    Back Door Slam
    Black Crowes
    Black Keys
    The Excitements
    Georgia Satellites
    Gov't Mule
    JJ Grey & Mofro
    Guns & Roses
    Howell Devine
    Marcus king Band
    Royal Southern Brotherhood
    Simply Red
    Sister Sparrow & The Dirty Birds (But i Know Only: Weather Below - good cd)
    Tedeschi Trucks Band
    Travelling Wilburys
    Uncle Tupelo
    Whiskey Myers

    One Shot in the name of the Blues
    Mellow Fellows (Street party 1990)


    Greg Gee and Record Rotator like this.
  20. Terrapin Station

    Terrapin Station Forum Resident

    NYC Man
    I never think when people use the word "bands" that they literally mean only bands unless they specify that. In my experience on music boards over the years, people tend to use "bands" interchangeably with "artists," "musical acts," etc.
    angelo73 and Record Rotator like this.
  21. Record Rotator

    Record Rotator Forum Resident Thread Starter

    Thanks! I'll listen to samples of their various albums asap.
    mark winstanley likes this.
  22. TexasBuck

    TexasBuck Forum Resident

    Dallas, TX
    Iron Maiden
    Alice in Chains
    The Smiths
    Nine Inch Nails
    Stone Temple Pilots
    Queens of the Stone Age
    The Replacements
    The National
    Yeah Yeah Yeah's
    Guns 'N Roses
    Arcade Fire
    Arctic Monkeys
    The Shins
    Foo Fighters
    Depeche Mode
    The Church
    The Strokes
    The Cult
    Def Leppard
    Jane's Addiction
    Smashing Pumpkins

    That's just in my top 50 bands. I could go on and on....
  23. M2225

    M2225 Zhar the Mad

    Helsinki, Finland
    Def Leppard
    Record Rotator likes this.
  24. Rob P S

    Rob P S Forum Resident

    Pittsburgh, PA
    Turnpike Troubadours
    The Replacements
    Old 97's
    Bottle Rockets
    Counting Crows
    Crowded House
    The Smithereens
    The Subdudes
    Uncle Tupelo
    Jason & the Scorchers
    American Aquarium
    The Mavericks
    Soul Coughing
    Blackberry Smoke
    Whiskey Myers
    The Blasters
    Toad the Wet Sprocket
    Jamestown Revival
    Green Day
    Violent Femmes
    The Record Company
    The Wild Feathers
    Flatland Cavalry
    The Bellfuries
    The Fixx
    Record Rotator and Greg Gee like this.
  25. Greg Gee

    Greg Gee Forum Resident

    The Cure
    The Pretenders
    Fountains of Wayne
    Dinosaur, Jr.
    The Church
    An Emotional Fish
    Blue Nile
    The Style Council
    Pearl Jam
    Mathew Sweet
    My Morning Jacket
    Sunny Day Real Estate
    The Tragically Hip
    The Jesus and Mary Train
    The Pixies
    Sonic Youth
    SRV and Double Trouble
    The Black Crowes
    New Order/Joy Division
    The Killers
    Flaming Lips
    Ryan Adams
    Drive By Truckers
    Uncle Tupelo / Wilco / Sun Volt
    Gin Blossoms
    The Cult
    Walter Trout
    The Stone Roses
    Del Amitri
    The Strokes
    Snow Patrol
    The Stray Cats
    Echo and the Bunnymen
    Psychedelic Furs
    Dwight Yoakam
    Counting Crows
    Jane's Addiction
    Porno For Pyros
    The Yeah Yeah Yeahs
    The Smashing Pumpkins
    The Alarm
    Guadalcanal Diary
    The Police
    Temple of the Dog
    The Smithereens

    Did I forget anybody? Yeah, probably.
    Last edited: Jul 17, 2019

Share This Page