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Return of the 80s! Synth-Pop Bands Stage a Middle-Aged Comeback
NYslimes ^ | 10/11/17 | Alex Williams

Posted on 10/12/2017 12:48:34 PM PDT by Rebelbase

“Dynasty” is back on television. “Blade Runner” is in theaters. And all your favorite synth pop bands from the 1980s, including Depeche Mode and New Order, have new albums.

As Generation X moves into wistful middle age, the new-wave hit makers of the MTV V.J. era are back and touring. Here are some new long-playing discs (also available for streaming!) that recall a time when all it took was an angular haircut and a Yamaha DX7 to rule the world.


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; Music/Entertainment
KEYWORDS: 80smusicsuck
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NO!!!!

1 posted on 10/12/2017 12:48:34 PM PDT by Rebelbase
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To: Rebelbase

This is an excerpt.


2 posted on 10/12/2017 12:49:13 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Two scoops, two genders, two terms. Get used to it.)
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To: Rebelbase

Mmmmmmmmm.... no.


3 posted on 10/12/2017 12:50:13 PM PDT by sparklite2 (I'm less interested in the rights I have than the liberties I can take.)
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To: Rebelbase

Yamaha DX 7. HA. I used to have one of those...


4 posted on 10/12/2017 12:50:22 PM PDT by robroys woman (So you're not confused, I'm male.)
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To: Rebelbase; GOPsterinMA; Impy; fieldmarshaldj; NFHale
Dynasty” is back on television. “Blade Runner” is in theaters.

Trump = Reagan

Yep, the 80's are back baby!

5 posted on 10/12/2017 12:51:28 PM PDT by KC_Lion (If you want on First Lady Melania's, Ivanka Trump's or Sarah Palin's Ping Lists, just let me know.)
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To: Rebelbase
p07
6 posted on 10/12/2017 12:53:31 PM PDT by Snickering Hound
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To: Rebelbase

Just as long as they don’t bring back parachute pants.


7 posted on 10/12/2017 12:54:49 PM PDT by caligatrux (Rage, rage against the dying of the light.)
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To: Snickering Hound

The only thing gayer than 80’s music is Bruce Jenner.


8 posted on 10/12/2017 12:55:42 PM PDT by bagster (Social Culture Warrior (SCW))
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To: caligatrux

Or Member’s Jackets.

OY


9 posted on 10/12/2017 12:58:44 PM PDT by RikaStrom ("To learn who rules over you, simply find out who you are not allowed to criticize." ~Voltaire)
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To: RikaStrom

Bring vaudeville back—civilize America again!


10 posted on 10/12/2017 1:03:37 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Rebelbase
YES!!!!

Pink Floyd, Tangerine Dream, Tomita, Synergy, ... bring 'em back!

11 posted on 10/12/2017 1:04:39 PM PDT by ctdonath2 (It's not "white privilege", it's "Puritan work ethic". Behavior begets consequences.)
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To: Rebelbase

Martini Ranch

How Can A Laboring Man Find Time For Self Culture?

Look up the video its so cute.

Actually a great thing to contemplate.

Wide Belts for Ladies made a comeback too and color block(ugly)


12 posted on 10/12/2017 1:07:37 PM PDT by Uversabound (Might does not make right, but it does enforce the commonly recognized rights of each succeeding gen)
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To: Rebelbase

In my opinion the eighties began with President Ronald Reagan, and this:

https://youtu.be/f_RdIRRhKZM

I want to hate New Order, they can be so self-consciously artsy. But, I loved Joy Division and so I loved New Order. Still do.


13 posted on 10/12/2017 1:08:05 PM PDT by RegulatorCountry
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To: Snickering Hound
Great movie.


14 posted on 10/12/2017 1:08:27 PM PDT by Rebelbase (Two scoops, two genders, two terms. Get used to it.)
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To: Rebelbase

Hey, it may be my nostalgia, but I love me some synthwave music. Especially when cruising down the highway during a sunset.


15 posted on 10/12/2017 1:12:06 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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How can we not?

I mean, an 80s icon is president! Let’s go all in.....just not the fashion.


16 posted on 10/12/2017 1:13:51 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: KC_Lion

The reboot Dynasty is epic turdness.


17 posted on 10/12/2017 1:13:59 PM PDT by fieldmarshaldj (Je Suis Pepe)
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To: Rebelbase

Hmmm.
Eighties.

Chris Rhea was at his peak.
Dire Straits.
Robert Cray.
Clannad.
Sade.
The Scorpions.
Gary Moore did some good work.
Fleetwood Mac had hit their stride.
Enya Brennan and Moira Brennan began to put things out.

Not.everything eighties sucked.
It just hasn’t been long enough to mind fog the bad music like it has for the fifties and sixties.


18 posted on 10/12/2017 1:18:11 PM PDT by MrEdd (Caveat Emptor)
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To: Rebelbase

In the 80s, I had a Jazz show on WVGS, the Voice of GA Southern, but I also loved the alternative music of the time. The station had a subscription to Melody Maker magazine.


19 posted on 10/12/2017 1:21:47 PM PDT by real saxophonist ( YouTube + Twitter + Facebook = YouTwitFace.com)
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To: Rebelbase

Alice Cooper has some really good new music, but he is a 70s guy.


20 posted on 10/12/2017 1:21:58 PM PDT by subterfuge (RIP T.P.)
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