Posts tagged with 1980s
Released a decade after their breakthrough, Ramones’ ‘Halfway To Sanity’ album was the work of a group that ‘remained hungry’.
Returning to the character that first brought him fame, Ashes To Ashes found David Bowie ‘wrapping up’ his past.
A punk-infused update on classic soul, ‘Searching For The Young Soul Rebels’ made for Dexys Midnight Runners’ classic debut album.
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.
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?
Marrying evocative music with a nuanced lyric, That Isn’t Funny Anymore became one of The Smiths’ most beguiling songs.
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.
The song most associated with Prince, Purple Rain is an epic power ballad that embodied its creator’s search for transcendence through music.
Spandau Ballet were at peak fame for the ‘Parade’ album, which signalled a new approach for the former New Romantics turned soul balladeers…
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