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Underrated 80's tunes 14:04 - Aug 26 with 13451 viewsdickythorpe


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Underrated 80's tunes on 20:50 - Aug 30 with 1190 viewsdickythorpe

Genius, doesn't get the credit he deserves/deserved


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Underrated 80's tunes on 22:22 - Aug 30 with 1153 viewsJACKMANANDBOY



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Underrated 80's tunes on 23:52 - Aug 30 with 1122 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Underrated 80's tunes on 20:50 - Aug 30 by dickythorpe

Genius, doesn't get the credit he deserves/deserved



Excellent Dicky - like this one too


Each time I go to Bedd - au........................

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Underrated 80's tunes on 09:52 - Aug 31 with 1086 viewsperchrockjack

Gerry ,a terribly sad end to his life .

Made 2 of the greatest albums ever by anyone.

My own favourite.The Arc.

Cant sing it as its too emotional

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Underrated 80's tunes on 09:57 - Aug 31 with 1081 viewsdickythorpe

Underrated 80's tunes on 09:52 - Aug 31 by perchrockjack

Gerry ,a terribly sad end to his life .

Made 2 of the greatest albums ever by anyone.

My own favourite.The Arc.

Cant sing it as its too emotional


Enjoy your music Perch.

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Underrated 80's tunes on 10:12 - Aug 31 with 1077 viewsdickythorpe

For sheer nonsense and experimentation


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Underrated 80's tunes on 11:01 - Aug 31 with 1073 viewsProfessor

So the two for me who never got the success they deserved are XTC, who although found success in late 70s and early 80s could not get arrested in the U.K. after English Settlement. Some great records like Skylarking, oranges and Lemons, Nonsuch and Apple Venus up until 2000. Also their psychedelic alter-egos The Dukes of Stratosfear.

Originally a b-side this one from the Skylarking era made them big college stars in the US at least


The other are the Go Betweens. Australian band with two great songwriters in Robert Forster and Grant McLennan. Never quite made it and split in ‘89 until a 2000 reunion which offered greater commercial success. Sadly McLennan died of a heart attack at the age of 47 in 2006.

These are both Mclennnan numbers and perhaps amongst their most commercial

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Underrated 80's tunes on 11:03 - Aug 31 with 1071 viewsdickythorpe

You're very knowledgeable Prof, always interesting to read.

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Underrated 80's tunes on 11:09 - Aug 31 with 1065 viewsProfessor

Or if you like the other extreme the uncompromising genius of Steve Albini

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Underrated 80's tunes on 11:19 - Aug 31 with 1062 viewsProfessor

Underrated 80's tunes on 11:03 - Aug 31 by dickythorpe

You're very knowledgeable Prof, always interesting to read.


Thanks. As mentioned in another thread I recently read Robert Forsters book about the Go Betweens. Very bittersweet and a catalogue of near misses. There’s also an excellent documentary on them ‘Right here’ which may be lurking on Netflix or Sky somewhere
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Underrated 80's tunes on 12:03 - Aug 31 with 1043 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Underrated 80's tunes on 11:09 - Aug 31 by Professor

Or if you like the other extreme the uncompromising genius of Steve Albini



Probably not albini but never mind



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Underrated 80's tunes on 12:21 - Aug 31 with 1032 viewsJoe_bradshaw




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Underrated 80's tunes on 12:36 - Aug 31 with 1029 viewsProfessor

Underrated 80's tunes on 12:03 - Aug 31 by Brynmill_Jack

Probably not albini but never mind




Doolittle is Gil Norton producing. Surfer Rosa was Albini. Both brilliant records- absolute peak of Pixies. Still a great 80s record

Albini is a great recorder of drums. Got a bit diluted by label-ordered remixes on Nirvana’s. In utero. To both his and the band’s annoyance. The Wedding Present ‘s ‘Seamonsters’ is another great Albini- produced records.
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Underrated 80's tunes on 12:41 - Aug 31 with 1026 viewsLohengrin

Underrated 80's tunes on 12:36 - Aug 31 by Professor

Doolittle is Gil Norton producing. Surfer Rosa was Albini. Both brilliant records- absolute peak of Pixies. Still a great 80s record

Albini is a great recorder of drums. Got a bit diluted by label-ordered remixes on Nirvana’s. In utero. To both his and the band’s annoyance. The Wedding Present ‘s ‘Seamonsters’ is another great Albini- produced records.


Here you go, Prof. I’d like to present you with the well earned award of The Golden Anorak for 2019!


An idea isn't responsible for those who believe in it.

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Underrated 80's tunes on 12:44 - Aug 31 with 1020 viewsProfessor

Underrated 80's tunes on 12:41 - Aug 31 by Lohengrin

Here you go, Prof. I’d like to present you with the well earned award of The Golden Anorak for 2019!



Thank you sir!

I am a very sad indie anorak.
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Underrated 80's tunes on 12:45 - Aug 31 with 1020 viewsDr_Winston


Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*cking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.

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Underrated 80's tunes on 13:11 - Aug 31 with 1011 viewsBrynmill_Jack

Underrated 80's tunes on 12:36 - Aug 31 by Professor

Doolittle is Gil Norton producing. Surfer Rosa was Albini. Both brilliant records- absolute peak of Pixies. Still a great 80s record

Albini is a great recorder of drums. Got a bit diluted by label-ordered remixes on Nirvana’s. In utero. To both his and the band’s annoyance. The Wedding Present ‘s ‘Seamonsters’ is another great Albini- produced records.


We’re definitely on the same page musically prof. Surfer Rosa and Doolittle great records. Going to see them a week Friday in the Motorpoint Cardiff. Can’t wait !

Each time I go to Bedd - au........................

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Underrated 80's tunes on 13:14 - Aug 31 with 1011 viewsDr_Winston


Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*cking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.

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Underrated 80's tunes on 16:46 - Aug 31 with 975 viewsbryncochjack

Underrated 80's tunes on 14:17 - Aug 30 by WarwickHunt

Great record - underrated because it only got to number 2 though?


Number two as a double A side but 1999 got most airplay IIRC.
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Underrated 80's tunes on 19:05 - Aug 31 with 948 viewsProfessor

Underrated 80's tunes on 12:45 - Aug 31 by Dr_Winston



Always bit of a guilty pleasure . Very uncool, but Ricky Ross wrote some storming tunes. Not least this one
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Underrated 80's tunes on 19:09 - Aug 31 with 943 viewsperchrockjack

As regards Scottish fans,preferred Del Amitri

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Underrated 80's tunes on 19:25 - Aug 31 with 942 viewsDr_Winston

Underrated 80's tunes on 19:05 - Aug 31 by Professor

Always bit of a guilty pleasure . Very uncool, but Ricky Ross wrote some storming tunes. Not least this one


A good friend of mine gets quite irate when any kind of music is labelled a "guilty pleasure". He is strongly of the opinion that there's no such thing as far as music is concerned and frowns on all sorts of aural snobbery.

A good tune is a good tune. Not for everyone perhaps, but still of value.

Case in point...


Pain or damage don't end the world. Or despair, or f*cking beatings. The world ends when you're dead. Until then, you got more punishment in store. Stand it like a man... and give some back.

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Underrated 80's tunes on 19:28 - Aug 31 with 937 viewsdickythorpe

Yet another Scottish group


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Underrated 80's tunes on 19:32 - Aug 31 with 933 viewsProfessor

Underrated 80's tunes on 19:25 - Aug 31 by Dr_Winston

A good friend of mine gets quite irate when any kind of music is labelled a "guilty pleasure". He is strongly of the opinion that there's no such thing as far as music is concerned and frowns on all sorts of aural snobbery.

A good tune is a good tune. Not for everyone perhaps, but still of value.

Case in point...



You are right of course. But Deacon Blue were very uncool yet we’re both a fantastic live act and good songwriters. Much easier to see that at 51 than 21
Of course.
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Underrated 80's tunes on 01:09 - Sep 1 with 895 viewsNeiltheTaylor

My wife played me a Joe Jackson tune the other day. Can’t remember what it was but he was alright. Don’t hear much about him now.

Joe_bradshaw -I thought the cryochamber was the new name for Cardiff's stadium.

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