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Posts tagged with 1980s

‘Halfway To Sanity’: How Ramones Kept Their Heads In The Late 80s
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‘Halfway To Sanity’: How Ramones Kept Their Heads In The Late 80s

Released a decade after their breakthrough, Ramones’ ‘Halfway To Sanity’ album was the work of a group that ‘remained hungry’.

Ashes To Ashes: How David Bowie Put Major Tom’s Epitaph Into Song
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Ashes To Ashes: How David Bowie Put Major Tom’s Epitaph Into Song

Returning to the character that first brought him fame, Ashes To Ashes found David Bowie ‘wrapping up’ his past.

‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’: How Dexys Midnight Runners Found Their Sound
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‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’: How Dexys Midnight Runners Found Their Sound

A punk-infused update on classic soul, ‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’ made for Dexys Midnight Runners’ classic debut album.

Save A Prayer: The Story Behind Duran Duran’s Heavenly Song
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Save A Prayer: The Story Behind Duran Duran’s Heavenly Song

With an iconic music video filmed in Sri Lanka, Save A Prayer became Duran Duran’s biggest UK success to date in the summer of 1982.

‘Who’s That Girl’: Behind Madonna’s Sure-Fire Soundtrack Smash
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‘Who’s That Girl’: Behind Madonna’s Sure-Fire Soundtrack Smash

Madonna’s ‘Who’s That Girl’ album may have been one of the 80s’ biggest soundtracks, but would records sales translate to the box office?

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Behind The Smiths’ Great Lost Single
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That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Behind The Smiths’ Great Lost Single

Marrying evocative music with a nuanced lyric, That Isn’t Funny Anymore became one of The Smiths’ most beguiling songs.

‘Pictures At Eleven’: How Robert Plant Framed His Post-Zeppelin Career
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‘Pictures At Eleven’: How Robert Plant Framed His Post-Zeppelin Career

With the solo album ‘Pictures At Eleven’, Robert Plant stepped out of the shadows of Led Zeppelin with a new sound and a brand new band.

Purple Rain: The Story Behind Prince’s Career-Defining Song
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Purple Rain: The Story Behind Prince’s Career-Defining Song

The song most associated with Prince, Purple Rain is an epic power ballad that embodied its creator’s search for transcendence through music.

‘Parade’: How Spandau Ballet Marched Into New Territory
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‘Parade’: How Spandau Ballet Marched Into New Territory

Spandau Ballet were at peak fame for the ‘Parade’ album, which signalled a new approach for the former New Romantics turned soul balladeers…

Gypsy: How Fleetwood Mac Found Inspiration In Stevie Nicks’ Past
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Gypsy: How Fleetwood Mac Found Inspiration In Stevie Nicks’ Past

One of Fleetwood Mac’s most recognisable songs, Gypsy drew upon nostalgia and tragedy to create something timeless.

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