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Anyone else a big fan? I also love the Smiths, the Jam, Blondie. Would like to hear from similar minded-others :)
 

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yeah I love Joy Division and I like Blondie in a greatest hits way. Unknown Pleasures is one of the best debut albums of all time.
 

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yep :) my favourite smith's song is 'handsome devil', what is yours?

I've got Years of Refusal, Ringleader of the Tormentor, Vauxhall and i, and Best of Morrissey albums; he's great!

You may like this song Tutliputli.
 

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JD and earlier New Order were big life-changers for me. Really opened my mind to a new world of stuff. Never really gave Echo or The Smiths too much of a chance though.

I'd also like to throw in The Chameleons, Killing Joke, Crispy Ambulance, and The Names...

 

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Hi everyone!

iheartstevemcqueen - yeah, Unknown Pleasures is fantastic. Substance is probably my favourite album though. I was slightly drunk when I posted that thread :b - I'm not a massive Blondie fan, I just like a few of the singles, like you said.

phibes - Handsome Devil is a good one. My favourite is probably Heaven Knows I'm Miserable Now. Also love This Charming Man, Girlfriend in a Coma, there is a light that never goes out, Ask (love the lyrics, all about shyness). I love most of their stuff. Thanks for the link, I'd never heard of her before, is she French? Sounded a bit Bjork-y, I like it :)

vcl xi - Have you heard the Ocean Rain album by Echo and the Bunnymen? It's amazing, I think you might like them! I've never been a big New Order fan tbh, but love Joy Division. I haven't heard of the Names, thanks for sharing the video, I liked the sound of it. The singer looked pretty creepy, did he have invisible matchsticks propping his eyes open or something? :b

Yay for good 80's music!
 

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i love early new order (up till 88 ). i think their sound got too... electronic/polished after that. my favs are the 81/82 ep, power corruption & lies, and low life.

my intro to joy division was 'still', which was a bit heavy - a double album in a gray sleeve. if they had had 'unknown pleasures' in the record store that night, i might have gotten into them more. i never actually heard the first two records until some years later. :(

and hearing good things about echo and the bunnymen, i bought 'heaven up here', kind of randomly, but it was kind of a downer. i wasn't thoroughly depressed at that point, so i couldn't get into it. and again, i didn't hear their other albums until later, and just in fragments.

um, but there was the cure also - especially the killer trio of 17 seconds, faith, and pornography. great stuff for when you are depressed!

blondie might have been the first record i ever bought - the single for 'call me'. that song still rocks, lol.

oh, and the smiths - my favorite song is 'still ill'. which i guess is appropriate...
 

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Hmm, Still? I haven't heard of that one. Have you listened to Substance? It's great :yes I'd recommend Ocean Rain (Echo and The Bunnymen). I don't think you need to be depressed to listen to them!

Yeah I love The Cure too :) I only have 'Staring at the Sea' which is a singles one, but I've worn it out with playing it so much.

I like Call Me. I saw Blondie at a festival a couple of years ago, Debbie Harry was great to watch and she's still very beautiful.
 

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Anyone else a big fan? I also love the Smiths, the Jam, Blondie. Would like to hear from similar minded-others :)
I don't know about a big fan, but I like various songs by all those bands: "The Killing Moon", "How Soon Is Now?" and "A Town Called Malice" have all been playing on my iPod in the last couple of days. :)

I don't tend to be a fan of bands themselves, more of individual songs. There are many bands who might make one song that I really like, but I'm indifferent to everything else they've done. I think I'm a bit weird that way. ;)
 

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I don't know about a big fan, but I like various songs by all those bands: "The Killing Moon", "How Soon Is Now?" and "A Town Called Malice" have all been playing on my iPod in the last couple of days. :)

I don't tend to be a fan of bands themselves, more of individual songs. There are many bands who might make one song that I really like, but I'm indifferent to everything else they've done. I think I'm a bit weird that way. ;)
Those are some of my favourite songs :) I do know what you mean about liking the odd song, though I tend to get attached to a whole album. If I really love a band, I buy everything they've ever produced (unless I know it's crap :b) Do you like Paul Weller?
 

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Those are some of my favourite songs :) I do know what you mean about liking the odd song, though I tend to get attached to a whole album. If I really love a band, I buy everything they've ever produced (unless I know it's crap :b) Do you like Paul Weller?
I'm not really of fan of any of his solo stuff, no.

I find most albums to be two or three good songs, and the rest just mediocre filler, which is why I don't buy all that many. When I do buy them, I tend to get them cheaper off eBay once the original owner has ripped all the tracks to MP3. :)
 

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I've never really listened to Echo & The Bunnymen or The Jam, but I love The Smiths, Joy Division and New Order. They're three of my favourites.
 

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whiterabbit - I can't recommend Echo and the Bunnymen and the Jam enough :) Have a listen to the Killing Moon (Echo) and Town Called Malice (the Jam) to start with, they're both great songs.

bezoomny - I love Siouxie and the Banshees too. I haven't heard of Gang of Four or Wire, I'll check them out. Thanks for the links :) I don't think I know anything by the Chameleons, will have to look them up too.
 

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Hmm, Still? I haven't heard of that one. Have you listened to Substance? It's great :yes
yeah i have substance on cd, it's great. still was a vinyl compilation of leftovers after their first two albums - it seemed really bleak to me at the time, but i love some of the songs on it now.

I'd recommend Ocean Rain (Echo and The Bunnymen). I don't think you need to be depressed to listen to them!
yeah i want to get all the echo albums eventually - i think i have ocean rain. :)

I don't know about a big fan, but I like various songs by all those bands: "The Killing Moon", "How Soon Is Now?" and "A Town Called Malice" have all been playing on my iPod in the last couple of days. :)
my roommate in college had a 12" extended single of the killing moon - it was epic!

someone sent me 'the bitterest pill' by the jam, it's a great song. i should get their albums someday.

I love Echo & The Bunnymen. My favorite album by them is definitely Heaven Up Here.

Also love The Smiths, The Jam, The Chameleons, (early) Blondie, etc.

My additions: Gang of Four, Siouxsie & the Banshees and Wire.

Gang of Four - "Outside the Trains Don't Run on Time"
Gang of Four - "Anthrax"
Siouxsie & The Banshees - "The Killing Jar"
Siouxsie & The Banshees - "Spellbound"
Wire - "Mannequin"
Wire - "Reuters"
i missed out on the chameleons, gang of four, and wire, but i love siouxsie - someone gave me their b-side box set recently and it's awesome (4 cds)!
 

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I love Echo & The Bunnymen. My favorite album by them is definitely Heaven Up Here.
Ahhhhhhhh.... one of my all time favorites.

Along similar lines, I'd also look at the Fall... though they're not as good as E&B or Gang of four (an enormously influential band, btw).
 

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Also, Talking Heads!

My mum is really into the Fall but I'm not a huge fan myself. Mark E Smith does NOT look well these days :no
 

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Post-punk was pretty much the redeeming musical movement of the 80's.

The Smiths, Siouxsie & the Banshees, and Bauhaus are among my favorite bands from that period but pretty much everything mentioned so far is among the best music from that era. I'm mainly into the noisier stuff that came a little bit later like The Jesus & Mary Chain, Sonic Youth, & My Bloody Valentine though.

If you like Wire, you should listen to Colin Newman's solo album A to Z. One of the songs off of it was used in the Silence of the Lambs.
 

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If you like Wire, you should listen to Colin Newman's solo album A to Z. One of the songs off of it was used in the Silence of the Lambs.
I certainly will. I had no idea that something came after Wire.

And bumping this thread because it's awesome.


This is fun to listen to in the car and shout out the lyrics.
 
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