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Subject: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Carl on 11/18/05 at 1:53 pm

Remember these?

Tenpole Tudor- I loved that song 'Wunderbar!'

Chiliwack-They were canadian, song by them was 'My Girl', no relation to the Temptations' original.

Vandenberg-'Burning Heart' the song was terrific!

The Polecats-Saw them on Classic VH-1, they did that song'Make a circut with me'

Bus Boys- I loved 'The Boys are back in town' from the film '48 Hours' and that other song 'American Worker'

The Look- They did a version of 'You can't sit down'

The Call- I loved their music.




Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Carl on 11/18/05 at 2:17 pm

thought of some more:

Heaven 17
Talk Talk
Cock Robin
Reflex
The Producers
Visage
Ultravox

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nycmystery on 11/18/05 at 4:17 pm

this is a good topic...i will come up with some also,,,gimme a few minutes

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: ValleyGirl on 11/18/05 at 5:20 pm

How about:

Glass Tiger

and

The Outfield

or does everyone remember them???

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 11/18/05 at 6:15 pm


thought of some more:

Heaven 17
Talk Talk
Cock Robin
Reflex
The Producers
Visage
Ultravox


I wouldn't say that Ultravox was exactly   forgotten...  but the other ones, well maybe.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nycmystery on 11/18/05 at 7:32 pm

what about the dazz bang,,,the gap band

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Triviamom on 11/18/05 at 8:13 pm

When I read the title to this thread, the first name that popped into my head was Chilliwack. Imagine my amusement when it was in Carl's post.

How about:

Frankie & The Knockouts
Taco
Johnny Hates Jazz
Wall of Voodoo
XTC
Aldo Nova
Saga
Rocky Burnette
Donny Iris
Marshall Crenshaw
Sammy Kershaw
Haircut 100

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: ktelqueen on 11/18/05 at 8:15 pm

i can't wait for Jason/Whistledog to get here  8) ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Triviamom on 11/18/05 at 8:39 pm

Quarterflash
Dr. Hook
Waitresses
Romeo Void
Nelson
Ambrosia
Moving Pictures
Yaz
Sparks
Kajagoogoo
Belle Stars
Martin Briley
Men Without Hats
Face To Face
Nena

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/19/05 at 3:07 am


I wouldn't say that Ultravox was exactly

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: agoraphobicwhacko on 11/19/05 at 3:16 am

Til Tuesday :D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 11/19/05 at 5:00 am



Dr. Hook


They were more of a 70s band, I think... :-\\

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nycmystery on 11/19/05 at 7:38 am

go west
crowded house
anthrax
richie blackmores rainbow
scorpions
and last but not least....The new kids on the block  lol
oh yeah,,,and menudo also  lol

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 11/19/05 at 1:57 pm

I don't know about SAGA being a forgotten artist.  In America, 'On the Loose' was their only top 40, but here in Canada, they had many hits.  Their 1980 hit It's Time (Chapter Three) and 1987 hit Only Time Will Tell are wonderful songs :)

Here's a few forgotten 80's hits:

Industry - State of the Nation
Michael Stanley Band - He Can't Love You
Michael Stanley Band - Falling in Love Again
Henry Paul - Keeping Our Love Alive
Gamma - Right the First Time
10cc - Don't Turn Me Away
Charlie Dore - Pilot of the Airwaves
Barry Manilow - Oh Julie (I've never seen this song on any Barry album or CD)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nycmystery on 11/19/05 at 3:13 pm

10cc..also had a hit..the things we do for love
what about,,,the clash

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: jackas on 11/19/05 at 3:19 pm

Roman Holiday
Bronski Beat
Falco
The System
Wide Boy Awake
Big Country
Wang Chung
Motels
General Public
The Fixx
Cutting Crew

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Redbird on 11/19/05 at 8:55 pm

Don't mind me, cause I am new to all this, but want to get into the groove and make a few commets when they come to me... But if you are listing these groups, several I remember too, by the way... then doesn't that mean they haven't been forgotten?
???  ;)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: jackas on 11/19/05 at 9:01 pm


Don't mind me, cause I am new to all this, but want to get into the groove and make a few commets when they come to me... But if you are listing these groups, several I remember too, by the way... then doesn't that mean they haven't been forgotten?
???

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nycmystery on 11/19/05 at 9:39 pm

nyc peach boys
brothers johnson
skyy

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 11/20/05 at 1:44 am


I don't know about SAGA being a forgotten artist.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Cafe80s on 11/20/05 at 4:19 am


go west
crowded house
anthrax
richie blackmores rainbow
scorpions
and last but not least....The new kids on the block

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Cafe80s on 11/20/05 at 4:23 am

Dramarama
no relation to Banana Rama LOL

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: La Sine Pesroh on 11/20/05 at 9:41 am

A few months ago I was listening to the 80's Channel on XM radio, and they played a song that I hadn't heard in at least 20 years and had completely forgotten about: "Who's Behind The Door" by Zebra. Definitely one of the great forgotten nuggets of the decade.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Atari on 11/20/05 at 12:27 pm


When I read the title to this thread, the first name that popped into my head was Chilliwack. Imagine my amusement when it was in Carl's post.

How about:

Frankie & The Knockouts
Taco
Johnny Hates Jazz
Wall of Voodoo
XTC
Aldo Nova
Saga
Rocky Burnette
Donny Iris
Marshall Crenshaw
Sammy Kershaw
Haircut 100




All great artists. Saga is still together and putting out albums and touring. They had all their original members up to 2003, when the drummer finally retired :)

For the curious: http://www.sagaontour.com/

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 11/20/05 at 1:02 pm


Peter Schilling (heh heh!)

You all have not succeeded in mentioning any bands I have forgotten.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 11/21/05 at 9:56 pm


OK, HERE WE GO--
Anyone remember:
Hue & Cry
JoBoxers
Red Box
Kiki Dee
The Farm
Annabelle Lamb
Sophia George
Laid Back
The Earons
Freur*
B Movie
John Foxx*


*affiliated with more familiar name or artist


I recognize those artists.  I still have 'Doot Doot' by Freur on 45.  I've even got the 'Circle and the Square' album by Red Box on cassette .. still one of the best tapes I ever bought :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: SAM-Indonesia on 11/21/05 at 10:07 pm


When I read the title to this thread, the first name that popped into my head was Chilliwack. Imagine my amusement when it was in Carl's post.

How about:

Frankie & The Knockouts
Taco
Johnny Hates Jazz
Wall of Voodoo
XTC
Aldo Nova
Saga
Rocky Burnette
Donny Iris
Marshall Crenshaw
Sammy Kershaw
Haircut 100



I remember Frankie & the Knockout. The single is Gina. And it was popular in Indonesia (Jakarta) then. Need some further info about the group. Can anyone help?

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 11/21/05 at 10:10 pm

I thought of some more:

Eria Fachin - She was a Canadian singer who was a one hit wonder in America with the 1988 club hit Savin' Myself.  She had a few further hits in Canada, but following the release of her debut album, she was diagnosed with cancer and spent the next few years treating it until her death in the mid 90's.

Ali Thomson - remember his 1980 hit Take A Little Rhythm?

Martin Briley - Another one hit wonder with 1983's The Salt in My Tears

Marty Balin - ex-Jefferson Starship member who had 3 solo hits in the early 80's, two of which went top 40: Hearts and Atlanta Lady

Al Corley - His 1986 hit Square Rooms was quite popular in the clubs

Fortune - No one probably remembers these guys.  They had a great pop hit in 1985 called Stacy

Elisa Fiorillo - She shot to fame on the 1987 Jellybean hit Who Found Who.  She had a few minor hits in the late 80's, and in 1991, reached the top 40 with the song On the Way Up

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 11/21/05 at 10:12 pm


I remember Frankie & the Knockout. The single is Gina. And it was popular in Indonesia (Jakarta) then. Need some further info about the group. Can anyone help?


Franke and the Knockouts info?  Here's what I know:  The lead singer's name was Franke Previte.  They had 3 popular hits in the early 80's:

1981 - Sweetheart
1981 - You're My Girl
1982 - Without You (Not Another Lonely Night)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: SAM-Indonesia on 11/21/05 at 10:39 pm

Thank you! How about 'keep on fighting' and 'Never had it better?' They seemed very sweet to my ears. I think they were from the same album. I still don't remember the year. Early 80s perhaps. Thanks anyway. 

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Carl on 11/22/05 at 7:51 am

Here's another one:

Doug & The Slugs- Remember, they did the songs 'Real Enough' and 'Too Bad'

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: robby76 on 11/22/05 at 8:16 am

THE JETS... yes they are a band cos technically they did play their own instruments. And in respect of them and my new found avatar'ing skills, I've changed my avatar!

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/05 at 8:58 am


Here's another one:

Doug & The Slugs- Remember, they did the songs 'Real Enough' and 'Too Bad'


They also had big hits with Who Knows How to Make Love Stay, Makin' it Work, Day by Day and Tomcat Prowl :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nycmystery on 11/22/05 at 1:38 pm

the jets were awsome....i can rock it to you
                                  i got a crush on you
                                  you got it over him
                                  im sure there are more

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nally on 11/22/05 at 1:40 pm


the jets were awsome....i can rock it to you

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 11/22/05 at 1:43 pm


the jets were awsome....i can rock it to you

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nally on 11/22/05 at 1:45 pm


There were more.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Carl on 11/22/05 at 2:08 pm

Remember the group Laid Back? They had that dance hit 'White Horse'

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 12/28/05 at 11:27 am

Those "electro-funk" bands
Sigue Sigue Sputnik

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/28/05 at 12:39 pm

The Flying Lizards. They did a really strange remake of "I Want Money".




Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 12/28/05 at 3:34 pm


Remember the group Laid Back? They had that dance hit 'White Horse'


Sure do! But what about their smash hit Sunshine Reggae ??? (1983) (Well, it was big in Europe - don't know about the rest of the world).
As far as I know, they're still around. In 1990, they scored once again with Bakerman and in 2000 they released a remixed version of Sunshine Reggae. Don't know what they've been doing in the meantime, though. :-\\

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 12/28/05 at 3:53 pm


OK, HERE WE GO--
Anyone remember:
Hue & Cry I vaguely recall Labour Of Love, but it wasn't a big hit
Care* Nope
Two Minds Crack Nope
Microdisney Another blank
The June Brides  :-\\
JoBoxers  ???
Red Box Now there's a band...For America was a mighty fine tune.
Kiki Dee She was more 70s, really (I remember I've got the music in me and Don't go breakin' my heart)
The Farm * Get on get on get on get on the groovy train...* and  All together now - but that was in the 90s. :-\\
Annabelle Lamb Again, Refugee peaked in 1990 over here.
Sophia George * Young man you're too girlie girlie...*  Better best forgotten!
Laid Back Sunshine reggae and White horse were hits, like I already mentioned.
The Earons No.
Freur* Jason already mentioned Doot doot, which wasn't a hit but I have some recollection.
The Glove* No
Twice A Man None whatsoever
Richard Strange and the Engine Room No
B Movie No
B Side No
John Foxx* I know of one single called Europe (after the rain), but I don't think I've ever heard it
Iam Siam No
Paul Haig* No
Josef K* No

tres indie artsyfartsy: indeed...totally clueless here.
Minimal Man
The Arms of Someone New
Blacklight Braille

*affiliated with more familiar name or artist

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 12/28/05 at 3:55 pm


Sure do! But what about their smash hit Sunshine Reggae ??? (1983) (Well, it was big in Europe - don't know about the rest of the world).
As far as I know, they're still around. In 1990, they scored once again with Bakerman and in 2000 they released a remixed version of Sunshine Reggae. Don't know what they've been doing in the meantime, though. :-\\


Sunshine Reggae was released here in Canada, but I don't remember if it was a hit or not.  I do know a 1984 cover version of it was a BIG hit for Canadian freestyle artist Nancy Martinez :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: vesap on 12/29/05 at 2:48 pm

Frank Marino and the Mahogany Rush?
Stevie Ray Vaughan and Double Trouble?
Mister Mister?
ABC?

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 12/29/05 at 3:41 pm

Anyone remember these:

Animotion?
The Assembly?
Bang Gang?
Barrabas?
BB & Q Band?
Belle Stars?
Blue Mercedes?
The Blue Nile?
Elbow Bones & the Racketeers?
Bourgeois Tagg?

and the list just goes on and on and on... :D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 12/29/05 at 10:12 pm


Anyone remember these:

Animotion?
The Assembly?
Bang Gang?
Barrabas?
BB & Q Band?
Belle Stars?
Blue Mercedes?
The Blue Nile?
Elbow Bones & the Racketeers?
Bourgeois Tagg?

and the list just goes on and on and on... :D


The Blue Nile - They never had any success here, but I sure love their music!  Lead Singer Paul Buchanan recently sang guest duet vocals on the song 'Sleep', which is going to be the new single by scottish rock band Texas :)

Animotion - They had three top 40 hits over here with 1984's "Obsession", 1985's "Let Him Go", and 1989's "Room to Move"
The Assembly - Never had a hit here, but the Feargal Sharkey sung "Never Never" is AWESOME
Belle Stars - Had 1 minor hit here with 1983's "Sign of the Times".  Thanks to the 1989 film Rain Man, "Iko Iko" was given a release here and it hit the top 40
Blue Mercedes - "I Want to Be Your Property" was a #1 Hit on the Billboard Dance Charts
Bourgeois Tagg - Had 2 hits here, the only top 40 of which was 1987's "I Don't Mind At All".  In 1990, Brent Bourgeois had a solo top 40 hit called "Dare to Fall in Love"

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/30/05 at 12:38 am


Sure do! But what about their smash hit Sunshine Reggae ??? (1983) (Well, it was big in Europe - don't know about the rest of the world).
As far as I know, they're still around. In 1990, they scored once again with Bakerman and in 2000 they released a remixed version of Sunshine Reggae. Don't know what they've been doing in the meantime, though. :-\\

Laid Back "Keep Smiling!"
I have that album.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 12/30/05 at 12:41 am


Laid Back "Keep Smiling!"
I have that album.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 12/30/05 at 1:02 am

[quote author=whis

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 12/30/05 at 1:07 pm


Anyone remember these:

Animotion?
The Assembly?
Bang Gang?
Barrabas?
BB & Q Band?
Belle Stars?
Blue Mercedes?
The Blue Nile?
Elbow Bones & the Racketeers?
Bourgeois Tagg?

and the list just goes on and on and on... :D


The funny thing is... BB & Q stands for Brooklyn Bronx & Queens, so I'd expect them to have had some success in US. On The Beat   hit #13 over here in 1981 and Genie   reached to #32 in 1985.

Elbow Bones & the Racketeers reached #15 in 1984 with A Night In New York.
Bang Gang's  Street Music only reached #25 in 1982.
And finally, Barrabas hit #18 in 1982 with On The Road Again (nothing to do with the Canned Heat song) - but that may have hit European charts only.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Watcher29 on 12/30/05 at 3:20 pm

Only one word...

Europe

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 12/30/05 at 3:27 pm


Elbow Bones & the Racketeers reached #15 in 1984 with A Night In New York.


I love that song!  :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: CatwomanofV on 12/30/05 at 3:29 pm

Triumph.  I love the song Magic Power.




Cat

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 12/30/05 at 3:32 pm


Triumph.  I love the song Magic Power.




Cat


Triumph were an awesome band.  They still have a huge fan base here in Canada :) 

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 12/30/05 at 3:35 pm

Here's a few forgotten artists ...

Luis Cardenas - He was a one hit wonder with a awesome Metal version of Del Shannon's Runaway

Eric Martin and Mr. Big - Generally Mr. Big were a 90's band, but lead singer Eric Martin was a solo artist in the 80's

Eddie Schwartz - He had 1 U.S. Top 40 hit called 'All Our Tomorrows' in 1982.  He also wrote a bunch of popular hits for other artists

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 01/04/06 at 12:15 pm

;D 1.Jonzun Crew
    2. Cybotron
    3. Planet Patrol
    4. Man Parrish
    5. Newcleus
    6. Warp 9
    7. D Train
    8. Time Zone
    9. Midnight Star
  10. Mantronix
  11. Trinere
  12. Zapp
  13. Egyptian Lover
  14. World Class Wreckin' Cru
  15. Free Style
  16. Indeep
  17. Lime
  18. Bronski Beat
  19. Imagination
  20. Freeeze
  21. Jamie Jupitor
  22. Project Future
  23. Twilight 22
  24. Hashim
 

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/04/06 at 1:47 pm


;D 1.Jonzun Crew
    2. Cybotron
    3. Planet Patrol
    4. Man Parrish
    5. Newcleus
    6. Warp 9
    7. D Train
    8. Time Zone
    9. Midnight Star
   10. Mantronix
   11. Trinere
   12. Zapp
   13. Egyptian Lover
   14. World Class Wreckin' Cru
   15. Free Style
   16. Indeep
   17. Lime
   18. Bronski Beat
   19. Imagination
   20. Freeeze
   21. Jamie Jupitor
   22. Project Future
   23. Twilight 22
   24. Hashim
   


Lime were a great band :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: KKay on 01/04/06 at 1:49 pm

I loved Martha and the Muffins..
and am I theonly one who bought the album by "4 out of 5 doctors"?

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Nesman on 01/04/06 at 8:56 pm

Boys Don't Cry - one hit wonders with I Wanna Be A Cowboy - awesome tune!
The Box - a Canadian band - sang Closer Together and Ordinary People
8 Seconds
Falco

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: loki 13 on 01/04/06 at 9:39 pm


Frank Marino and the Mahogany Rush?



I don't know that I would call Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush
a forgotten 80's band.They were quite successful in the 70's.
Their debut album was released in 1973 and they released  three
more by 1976.They were Mahogany Rush at this point,Frank Marino
added his name in 1977 and released a live album in 1978,one of my
favorites.I am surprised whistle dog didn't say something about this one
with Frank Marino & Mahogany Rush being a Canadian band.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/04/06 at 9:41 pm


Boys Don't Cry - one hit wonders with I Wanna Be A Cowboy - awesome tune!
The Box - a Canadian band - sang Closer Together and Ordinary People
8 Seconds
Falco


I love The Box.  They also had other great hits with "Crying Out Loud For Love', "My Dreams of You" and my all-time fave.. "L'Affaire Du Moutier (Say to Me)"

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/05/06 at 3:37 am

[quote author=whis

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MaxwellSmart on 01/05/06 at 3:43 am


;D 1.Jonzun Crew
    2. Cybotron
    3. Planet Patrol
    4. Man Parrish
    5. Newcleus
    6. Warp 9
    7. D Train
    8. Time Zone
    9. Midnight Star
   10. Mantronix
   11. Trinere
   12. Zapp
   13. Egyptian Lover
   14. World Class Wreckin' Cru
   15. Free Style
   16. Indeep
   17. Lime
   18. Bronski Beat
   19. Imagination
   20. Freeeze
   21. Jamie Jupitor
   22. Project Future
   23. Twilight 22
   24. Hashim
   

Yup, these are some pretty darn well forgotten bands!  Not Bronski Beat though!  Both versions of the band were pretty big in the clubs and on the dance charts:
with Jimmy Somerville~Small Town Boy
with "John John"~ Hit That Perfect Beat Boy

I also remember Jonzun Crew, they were sort of a hip-hop rip-off of Parliament/Funkadelic.  "Space Cowboy" was pretty cool!

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/05/06 at 2:25 pm


What about: Red Box: One Man Ten Men (Lean On Me)?  Another great song nobody remembers!


I know Red Box.  They also had another great song called 'For America'

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 01/09/06 at 1:19 pm

;)The Plimsouls
  One Way
  Dazz Band
  Lakeside
  Yaz
  Mtume
  Kurtis Blow
  Lovebug Starski
  Cameo
  The Time
  Ready for the World
  Whodini
  Rockwell
  Lisa Lisa & Cult Jam
  Dino
  Frankie Smith (had the hit Double Dutch Bus in 1982)
  Vanity 6

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/09/06 at 1:23 pm

How about the Canadian duo One to One?  They managed a minor 1986 U.S. hit with "Angel in My Pocket" and a minor 1992 A/C hit "Peace of Mind (Love Goes On)".  They had a bunch of hits in Canada, but not many people remember them  :\'(

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/09/06 at 3:35 pm


Boys Don't Cry - one hit wonders with I Wanna Be A Cowboy - awesome tune!
The Box - a Canadian band - sang Closer Together and Ordinary People
8 Seconds
Falco


Falco's hardly forgotten, i'm actually a huge Falco fan as well as being a big Peter Schilling fan!  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: KKay on 01/09/06 at 3:44 pm


Falco's hardly forgotten, i'm actually a huge Falco fan as well as being a big Peter Schilling fan!  ;D


I'ma Peter Schlling fan too-
I remember when my sister got me the Fehler Im System LP (import) for my b-day in the 80s...it was one of the best gifts I ever got!

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: nally on 01/09/06 at 3:47 pm

A lot of these bands/artists, I don't really remember, per se (given that I was in the single digits throughout the 80s), but I have heard of some of them.


I'ma Peter Schilling fan too-
I remember when my sister got me the Fehler Im System LP (import) for my b-day in the 80s...it was one of the best gifts I ever got!

Peter Schilling...I'm tempted to think of him as a one hit wonder, given that he only had one U.S. hit, "Major Tom." :-\\

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/18/06 at 12:11 am


I'ma Peter Schlling fan too-
I remember when my sister got me the Fehler Im System LP (import) for my b-day in the 80s...it was one of the best gifts I ever got!


I have Fehler Im System on both CD and LP. I have Error In The System on LP too. Bought EITS off eBay for $8.00!

I'm now looking for his 1985 album Things To Come, but I can't find it in record stores!

I have The Different Story on CD, it's an import

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: ADH13 on 01/18/06 at 12:48 am

B Movie



I like the song "Nowhere Girl" by B Movie.

Ok, here are a few more that I would consider to be forgotten.. in some cases, for the best.  Anyone remember:

Gene Loves Jezebel - I don't even remember their songs, just the stupid name.
Levert ("Casanova")
Dead Milkmen ("Punk Rock Girl") <---I like this song alot.
Robbie Nevil ("C'est La Vie" and "Back On Holiday")
Concrete Blonde ("Cold Part Of Town" and "Happy Birthday")
PiL ("Happy" and "What Friends Are For")
Cause And Effect (Depeche Mode Wanna-Be's)
Kon-Kan ("I Beg Your Pardon", "Puss In Boots")


And one that is truly "forgotten" to me, because even I can't remember the name of the artist.

Remember that song Peek-A-Boo: something like "golly jeepers, where'd you get those creepers, peepshow, creepshow, where did you get those eyes?"



Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/18/06 at 1:02 am


B Movie



I like the song "Nowhere Girl" by B Movie.

Ok, here are a few more that I would consider to be forgotten.. in some cases, for the best.  Anyone remember:

Gene Loves Jezebel - I don't even remember their songs, just the stupid name.
Levert ("Casanova")
Dead Milkmen ("Punk Rock Girl") <---I like this song alot.
Robbie Nevil ("C'est La Vie" and "Back On Holiday")
Concrete Blonde ("Cold Part Of Town" and "Happy Birthday")
PiL ("Happy" and "What Friends Are For")
Cause And Effect (Depeche Mode Wanna-Be's)
Kon-Kan ("I Beg Your Pardon", "Puss In Boots")


And one that is truly "forgotten" to me, because even I can't remember the name of the artist.

Remember that song Peek-A-Boo: something like "golly jeepers, where'd you get those creepers, peepshow, creepshow, where did you get those eyes?"






Peek-A-Boo was by Siouxsie and the Banshees.  They are still somewhat popular among those who still love that classic goth and alt rock of the 80's :)

Robbie Nevil is definately a forgotten artist.  I really liked his 90's hit "Just Like You".  It's actually the only song he did that I really liked alot.  The others I could just tolerate, but only listen to them if they came on the radio and I was too lazy to change the station ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: ADH13 on 01/18/06 at 1:05 am

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Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/18/06 at 12:48 pm


I didn't mind "Back On Holiday" although I wouldn't go out of my way to listen to it.. but "C'est La Vie" was annoying.

And thanks for the reminder on Siouxsie and The Banshees.. my mind had gone completely blank on that one!


I do see C'est La Vie on TV sometimes, but it's not a great of a song!

Speaking of Siouxise and the Banshees, what is the name of this SATB video, it has a closeup of Siouxsie and lava is pouring in the back

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/18/06 at 2:04 pm


Concrete Blonde ("Cold Part Of Town" and "Happy Birthday")


I believe they were still around in the 90s. Joey springs to mind.


PiL ("Happy" and "What Friends Are For")


The only other song I remember by PiL is This Is Not A Lovesong, but that may not have been a hit elsewhere.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/18/06 at 2:10 pm

PiL's biggest hit over here was "Rise".  I still love that song :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: ADH13 on 01/18/06 at 9:35 pm


PiL's biggest hit over here was "Rise".  I still love that song :)


I don't think I've heard that one.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: stingr22 on 01/18/06 at 11:15 pm

Here's a few off the top of my head...

Giuffria - "Call To the Heart"
Planet P - "Why Me"
Nik Kershaw - "Wouldn't It Be Good"
Bullet Boys - "Smooth Up"
Britney Fox - "Girls School"
Alphaville - "Forever Young"
David + David - Welcome To The Boomtown"
PhD - "I Won't Let You Down"
Roman Holiday - "Stand By"


Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: I Love Expose on 01/19/06 at 10:52 am


Remember these?

Tenpole Tudor- I loved that song 'Wunderbar!'

Chiliwack-They were canadian, song by them was 'My Girl', no relation to the Temptations' original.

Vandenberg-'Burning Heart' the song was terrific!

The Polecats-Saw them on Classic VH-1, they did that song'Make a circut with me'

Bus Boys- I loved 'The Boys are back in town' from the film '48 Hours' and that other song 'American Worker'

The Look- They did a version of 'You can't sit down'

The Call- I loved their music.






The Real Life

Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul

Alphaville - Big In Japan

Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)

Sweet Sensation (US Girl Group) - Hooked On You

Sweet Sensation (UK Boy Band) - Sad Sweet Dreamer

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/19/06 at 12:22 pm

Here's a few forgotten 80's bands from the shores of Canada.  Unless you are Canadian, you may not recognize any of these bands/artists ;D


Blvd - They had big 1988 hits with "Dream On", "Never Give Up" and "Far From Over"
The Arrows - They had hits in the mid 80's like "Meet Me in the Middle", "Never Be Another One" and "Heart of the City"
Graham Shaw and the Sincere Serenaders - They had a big 1980 hit called "Can I Come Near"
Footloose - With lead vocalist Tim Feehan, they had a popular 1980 hit called "Leaving For Maui"
Rational Youth - They had a great 1982 hit called "Saturdays in Silesia"
Idle Eyes - Had big hits in 1985 with "Tokyo Rose and "All Day"
Nancy Martinez - Freestyle artist who reached the Billboard Top 40 with the 1986 hit "For Tonight"
Billy Newton-Davis - Had a very popular hit in 1986 with "Right Beside You".  His biggest hit was "I Can't Take It' in 1989
Brighton Rock - Their biggest hit was the 1986 metal ballad "One More Try"
Eye Eye - They had a big 1987 hit called "Out on A Limb"
Tu - Look-a-like sisters with their 1988 dance smash "Stay With Me"

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/19/06 at 1:40 pm


Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul

Dieter Bohlen & Thomas Anders reunited in 1998 and are still going strong (mainly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland).



Sweet Sensation (UK Boy Band) - Sad Sweet Dreamer


??? That was 1974.... I believe the 8-men band had already split up when the 80s started. Anyhow, lead singer Marcel King died in 1995, so not much chance of a reunion there. Ironically, Marcel was the youngest member of the band.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/20/06 at 7:36 pm


The Real Life

Modern Talking - You're My Heart, You're My Soul

Alphaville - Big In Japan

Pretty Poison - Catch Me (I'm Falling)

Sweet Sensation (US Girl Group) - Hooked On You

Sweet Sensation (UK Boy Band) - Sad Sweet Dreamer





I know who Modern Talking are, they're actually still well known in Germany!

They had re-united in 1998, but split up again in 2003

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Talking

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Class of 84 on 01/20/06 at 10:13 pm

I don't think anyone has mentioned 1) When in Rome, and 2) Steel Breeze!  Boy, I am somebody! :D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/21/06 at 5:49 am



I know who Modern Talking are, they're actually still well known in Germany!

They had re-united in 1998, but split up again in 2003

source: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Modern_Talking


They split up again? I must've missed that. Well, they've always been more popular in their home country than in my country, though we're neighbours. ;)

Now whenever Modern Talking comes up, I immediately have to think of Bad Boys Blue, which was actually a complete clone. I believe they were produced by Dieter Bohlen. I know their only hit single in the Netherlands (You're A Woman) was written by Dieter, and could very well have been performed by Modern Talking. You couldn't tell the difference.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/06 at 1:33 pm


They split up again? I must've missed that. Well, they've always been more popular in their home country than in my country, though we're neighbours. ;)

Now whenever Modern Talking comes up, I immediately have to think of Bad Boys Blue, which was actually a complete clone. I believe they were produced by Dieter Bohlen. I know their only hit single in the Netherlands (You're A Woman) was written by Dieter, and could very well have been performed by Modern Talking. You couldn't tell the difference.


I love the Bad Boys Blue song "Come Back and Stay".  A fun song, but one of the cheesiest music videos I have ever seen  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/21/06 at 1:38 pm

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Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/06 at 1:48 pm


Never seen or heard it, so I couldn't tell. :-\\
Now when I said "hit single" that was slightly exaggerated: You're A Woman only reached #30. Exit Bad Boys Blue...


Come Back and Stay - The Music Video

Very cheesy  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/21/06 at 1:55 pm

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Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/06 at 2:13 pm


Didn't work - got an error message. Something about invalid data? ???


I must have posted the wrong link  :(

This one should work :)

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/21/06 at 2:21 pm

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Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/06 at 2:40 pm


Too late - already clicked the link. :-[ Something tells me they had a really tight budget there... ;D


The way they al;l stand there and dance cracks me up.  No choreography, nothing  ;D

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/21/06 at 2:58 pm


They split up again? I must've missed that. Well, they've always been more popular in their home country than in my country, though we're neighbours. ;)

Now whenever Modern Talking comes up, I immediately have to think of Bad Boys Blue, which was actually a complete clone. I believe they were produced by Dieter Bohlen. I know their only hit single in the Netherlands (You're A Woman) was written by Dieter, and could very well have been performed by Modern Talking. You couldn't tell the difference.


Modern Talking had split up the 2nd time because of differences, it says in their wikipedia entry

Speaking of Wikipedia entries, Peter Schilling's entry is in bad need of an update! I might register to update his entry!

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/21/06 at 3:06 pm


Modern Talking had split up the 2nd time because of differences, it says in their wikipedia entry


Well, well, well.... who'd have thought? ::) Didn't they split up the first time over differences as well...? A bit of history repeating there.

And btw: can you think of any other reason for a band splitting up? ???

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/06 at 3:09 pm

speaking of Modern Talking, wasn't Dieter Bohlen one of the judges on the German version of Pop Idol?

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: FaultyDog on 01/21/06 at 3:37 pm

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Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: whistledog on 01/21/06 at 4:09 pm


As long as we're tossing out the Bad Boys Blue collection... their only US chart entry was "Save Your Love." I've never heard the tune, though.


I remember when that one was popular on the dance charts.  Around 1993 I believe?

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/22/06 at 1:27 pm


Well, well, well.... who'd have thought? ::) Didn't they split up the first time over differences as well...? A bit of history repeating there.

And btw: can you think of any other reason for a band splitting up? ???


Telling from reading their Wikipedia.com entry, I guess they did!

Another reason for a band splitting up: death of a band member!

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Schillingfan on 01/22/06 at 1:33 pm


I'ma Peter Schlling fan too-
I remember when my sister got me the Fehler Im System LP (import) for my b-day in the 80s...it was one of the best gifts I ever got!


I registered for Wikipedia and updated two things on his profile: Discography (added albums from 1993-2004) and added his real name (his real name is Pierre Schilling) and I might be working on my own profile page for Wikipedia :)

Profile: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Peter_Schilling

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: I Love Expose on 01/23/06 at 6:57 am


Dieter Bohlen & Thomas Anders reunited in 1998 and are still going strong (mainly in Germany, Austria and Switzerland).


??? That was 1974.... I believe the 8-men band had already split up when the 80s started. Anyhow, lead singer Marcel King died in 1995, so not much chance of a reunion there. Ironically, Marcel was the youngest member of the band.


Oh sheesh so it was. What an asshole. I forgot what decade I was in!!!!!!!

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: I Love Expose on 01/23/06 at 7:00 am


As long as we're tossing out the Bad Boys Blue collection... their only US chart entry was "Save Your Love." I've never heard the tune, though.


I have heard of Bad Boys Blue's "You're A Woman". If you take a listen to it, straight away you would think Modern Talking's "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" because it sounds alot like it. I'm from the UK they didn't release a single song over here. I bet i'm even the only person that has heard of there music and the band.

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: MotleyCrueFan'05 on 02/01/06 at 3:55 pm

::)Does anybody remember Haysi Fantayzee and the band that sings the song "Cool Places"?

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: KKay on 02/01/06 at 3:57 pm

I loooved Dirty Looks...see if you can find their songs, Let Go, and Take a Life

what about The Kings?

Subject: ...

Written By: woops on 02/09/09 at 9:30 pm



Krokus ("Screaming In The Night", "School's Out"), Saxon ("Ride Like The Wind", "Princess Of The Night"), Queensryche ("I Don't Believe In Love", "Silent Lucidity"), and Yngwie Malmsteen

Subject: Re: Forgotten 80s bands

Written By: Xavier on 02/11/09 at 1:19 am

Excellent topic!  Here are some forgotten 80s artists off the top of my head:

Strawberry Switchblade- Since Yesterday
Frozen Ghost- What Should I See
China Crisis- Arizona Sky
O'Bryan- The Gigolo
The Red Rockers- China
Altered Images- I Could Be Happy
The Graces- Perfect View

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