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Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:23 pm Post

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Mon Mar 25, 2013 7:41 pm Post

Great diagram!

But...

'80s isn't a genre. You're looking for "Alternative" here.
The "?" has often defied classification. One of the better ones I've heard is "Jazz Rock"
You can also add an offspring of this new "Jazz Rock" and "Funk" as "Acid Jazz", of which Jamiroquai is a good example.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:21 pm Post

It's a recreation of the blackboard from School of Rock. :)
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:23 pm Post

Ah.

Well Jack Black should know better,
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 8:44 pm Post

'80s is totally a genre. So is (shudder) '90s! ;)
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:19 pm Post

Ha! The '80s weren't a genre; they were a haircut!
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 10:20 pm Post

Also, I feel slightly cheated that Blounty isn't the music savant that I (briefly) thought he was.
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Mon Mar 25, 2013 11:21 pm Post

The '80s was a sweaty rolled up dollar bill that started out angry and then kind of tapered off to a scrum of bad mall rock which can only be properly explained by the dirty end of Bill Hick's raunchiest sets involving Dick Clarke, Rick Astley, Debbie Gibson and Satan in a hot, twisted...

...well, you'll have to look up that video yourself.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:14 am Post

pigfender wrote:Also, I feel slightly cheated that Blounty isn't the music savant that I (briefly) thought he was.


Sorry, I could probably fill out the "Grunge" section and a few strands off that, but that's about it. Mudhoney, yay! But where are The Pixies and Dinosaur Jr and Sebadoh, eh? And it's too American anyway: no Madchester scene. If I were putting that together it would cover My Bloody Valentine and the Happy Mondays and Stone Roses all the way to Ned's Atomic Dustbin and the Telescopes. You are talking to a man who hit putative manhood at a time when the idea of a haircut was to shave off the back and sides and grow the top into something Philip Oakey would have baulked at.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 12:29 am Post

The '80s had loads of cool music. The Smiths, The Jam, Guns 'n' Roses, and R.E.M. to name just a few of the ones that kept me sane. The problem was that to listen to new music you had to watch "Top of the Pops" or listen to the Top 40 Countdown on Radio 1. Which meant you were forced to listen to the bad stuff as well.

I went to see a Led Zeppelin tribute band a couple of years ago (I was friends with the drummer of one of the support acts). Halfway through the LedZep set the band started into "Whole Lotta Love", and I, in an attempt to be funny and basically to not look like someone who actually listened to Zep the first time round, said to the support act's guitarist: "Hey cool, they're playing the Top of the Pops theme tune".

He just looked at me and said "What's 'Top of the Pops'?"

It turns out that people born in the '90s are allowed to drink now. :shock:
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:13 am Post

KB wrote:If I were putting that together it would cover My Bloody Valentine and the Happy Mondays and Stone Roses all the way to Ned's Atomic Dustbin and the Telescopes.


And the shoe gazers would have to branch off into post-rock in general. Godspeed You Black Emperor! (and the subsequence movement of the exclamation point to herald the wane of the genre), Mogwai, Labradford, Explosions in the Sky and Sigur Rós.
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 9:04 am Post

Damn, you're right, "Shoe Gazers" needs its own box. As does Funk Metal (Faith No More, Red Hot Chilli Peppers), come to think of it. The thing could grow infinitely .:)
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 10:31 am Post

Oh dear, I feel old and uneducated :(

I sort of lost track round about the mid-80s. But I am proud to say that my daughter can't understand why her student friends don't like Adam Ant's "Prince Charming"! :wink:
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Tue Mar 26, 2013 1:39 pm Post

Don't let it bother her. Ridicule is nothing to be scared of. :wink:
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Wed Mar 27, 2013 7:51 pm Post

Did we lose the Mahavishnu Orchestra? And where, oh where, is Soft Machine? Or Frank Ifield and Chris Farlowe? Did someone drop the Lovin' Spoonful? I think I'm going to cry... :cry: :wink:
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