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Subject: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 07/20/04 at 7:47 am

For me, it would definitely be INXS, followed by Midnight Oil.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: rubixgirl on 07/20/04 at 7:51 am

Rick Springfield w/ INXS a close second.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Absolutely Vile on 07/20/04 at 9:51 am

Definitely INXS! Great band. :)

Absolutely Vile

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: CeramicsFanatic on 07/20/04 at 2:04 pm

Other:

      Air Supply  :)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: DJ Midas on 07/20/04 at 2:34 pm


For me, it would definitely be INXS, followed by Midnight Oil.


Same here.  :)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: NbC on 07/21/04 at 1:02 am

No question about it INXS! 

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: ktelqueen on 07/21/04 at 1:05 am

INXS

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: mandamoo on 07/21/04 at 5:20 am

INXS for consistency and staying power, but there were so many other great groups...in no particular order...

Divinyls
Icehouse
Hunters and Collectors
Hoodoo Gurus
1927
The Angels
Australian Crawl
Cold Chisel
Crowded House
Little River Band
Kids In The Kitchen
Metal As Anything
Mondo Rock
The Models....

Sorry eightiesfan, I didn't mean to hijack your thread. I just wanted to highlight some of the other really good bands that weren't recognised, sadly, for their talents :)



Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 07/21/04 at 5:27 am

Midnight Oil.  Hands down.  No question about it.
8)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: jaytee on 07/21/04 at 5:44 am

Hoodoo Gurus for me :)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: RickyS on 07/21/04 at 6:30 am

ICEHOUSE! :)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: FussBudgetVanPelt on 07/21/04 at 7:37 am

Other

Split Enz AND Icehouse

INXS were good till they got too full of their own importance  ::)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: bj26 on 07/21/04 at 7:46 am

Split Enz was my fave.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: kellie on 07/21/04 at 10:41 am

my favourite band of the 80s was uncannny x men and they still are. Having seen them in concert three times since 1985 and have met them all those three times( my dad knows brian well having been real good friends with the promoting company and hired them out at his disco quite a few times int he real early eighties ) and i received my most prise posession of a massive photo signed for my birthday I am still in love with the band to this day and 50years will be my wedding song.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: bj26 on 07/21/04 at 11:13 am


Split Enz was my fave.


Woops, just remembered Split Enz was a New Zealand group.  I guess Men at Work were my fave Ozzies.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Heavymetal on 07/21/04 at 5:07 pm

AC/DC

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: sputnikcorp on 07/21/04 at 5:54 pm

other: AC/DC

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: redhead007 on 07/22/04 at 7:12 am

Hard one to pick, but I went with The Church.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: mandamoo on 07/22/04 at 7:09 pm



Woops, just remembered Split Enz was a New Zealand group. 


Yep...they sure were  :)  ;D

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: JohnTaylorsHeart on 07/23/04 at 5:53 am

Rick Springfield

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Powerslave on 07/23/04 at 7:01 am

Split Enz officially moved to Australia in 1979. So during the 80s at least, they were an Australian band. And a very cool one, at that. ;)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: eightiesfan on 07/23/04 at 7:28 am

FYI: For anyone who ever wondered why Rick Springfield talks with an American accent even though he's from Australia - I was watching an episode of Biography about him one time and his former girlfriend, Linda Blair, said that he took acting classes in the 70's to get rid of his Australian accent in the hopes of finding more acting work.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Dagwood on 07/23/04 at 7:54 am

I screwed up...I hit INXS but meant to hit Rick Springfield.  I loved Crowded House and Icehouse too, though.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Lanie on 07/23/04 at 12:38 pm

INXS!!!! :)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: gumbypiz on 07/23/04 at 12:45 pm

The Church.
Midnight Oil a close second.
Hoodoo Gurus & The Hunters &Collectors were pretty good too.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: BrianMannixGirl on 07/24/04 at 4:01 am

Icehouse
Xmen
Split Enz
Australian Crawl
Barnsey
Farnsey
The Mentals
Hoodoo's
LRB
Kids

my choices.

Men at Work were Scottish and only lived here long enough to release the single, Colin Hay lives in Seattle now.

Love Rick but consider him more of a 70's guy.

Midnight Oil - hated them then and hate them now.

Inxs - have never liked them - totally up themselves even as teenagers when they played at my high school during lunch.  And seriously guys - a reality show to pick a new lead singer ?  get over yourselves and reture gracefully.

Church - saw them in concert 20 years ago and they were BAD.


my favourite band of the 80s was uncannny x men and they still are. Having seen them in concert three times since 1985 and have met them all those three times( my dad knows brian well having been real good friends with the promoting company and hired them out at his disco quite a few times int he real early eighties ) and i received my most prise posession of a massive photo signed for my birthday I am still in love with the band to this day and 50years will be my wedding song.


What great taste Kelli :)  As you can see by my name and avatar you can see who I was obsessed with back then.  50 Years is my funeral song - I have it on a CD in a safe with my funeral plans.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Powerslave on 07/24/04 at 8:10 am



Men at Work were Scottish and only lived here long enough to release the single, Colin Hay lives in Seattle now.



That isn't quite correct BMG. Hay WAS born in Scotland, but he formed the band with Ron Strykert in Melbourne in 1978 and it lasted right through until 1985. Their first single was released in 1980 with "Down Under" on the B-side. It was released again in November 1981 and went to #1 before being released in the US in January 1983, ironically after the "Cargo" album had been refused release by CBS on two occasions during 1982 because they felt it wouldn't be a commercial success, and after "Who Can It Be Now?" had already topped the US chart.

And my vote for the best Australian live band of all time goes to The Angels.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: Tanya1976 on 07/24/04 at 11:42 am

INXS was great. I do agree that they got too big for their own selves, though.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: BrianMannixGirl on 07/25/04 at 2:48 am




That isn't quite correct BMG. Hay WAS born in Scotland, but he formed the band with Ron Strykert in Melbourne in 1978 and it lasted right through until 1985. Their first single was released in 1980 with "Down Under" on the B-side. It was released again in November 1981 and went to #1 before being released in the US in January 1983, ironically after the "Cargo" album had been refused release by CBS on two occasions during 1982 because they felt it wouldn't be a commercial success, and after "Who Can It Be Now?" had already topped the US chart.

And my vote for the best Australian live band of all time goes to The Angels.


But Colin never felt Australian enough to get citizenship.  And when he speaks of Australia now its in quite a derogatory tone - despite how much money we made for him !!  I do love "Who can it be now" - but living in Perth during the "America's Cup" years meant myself and much of our population became heartily sick to death of Down Under by the mid 80's !!  It was played with a certain degree of ad nauseum about 40 times a day!!

I wasnt a fan of The Angels as a band - but I do love their classic hits.

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: mandamoo on 07/25/04 at 9:39 pm



And my vote for the best Australian live band of all time goes to The Angels.


I saw The Angels, along with The Radiators  back in 1981 when they supported AC/DC. Brilliant concert all round ! 8)  I've also had the experience of working with Doc on two occasions. ;D

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: 80smuzikhead on 04/25/05 at 1:27 am

I voted for INXS, but I do also love the Uncanny X-Men -just in case you don't alll know by now. :D

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: whistledog on 05/27/06 at 9:57 pm

I picked other because I liked so many.  Here's a top 10 ...

1927 ("That's When I Think of You" is still one of my faves of the decade)
Billy Thorpe ("In My Room" was popular over here.  Awesome song)
Crowded House
Glenn Shorrock (I loved his song "Don't Girls Get Lonely")
Icehouse
Inxs
John Farnham
Little River Band
Mental As Anything
Split Enz

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: 80sTrivMeister on 05/28/06 at 6:26 am

I voted for "Other" as well, as my favorite Australian band from the 80s would have to be Icehouse!!! :)

Subject: Re: Best Australian Band/Artist of the 80's

Written By: JamieMcBain on 05/28/06 at 10:55 am

My favorites are:

INXS
AC/DC
Men At Work
Crowded House
Split Enz

However I voted for INXS.

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