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Posts tagged with 1980s

Hungry Like The Wolf: Behind Duran Duran’s Feast For The Eyes And Ears
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Hungry Like The Wolf: Behind Duran Duran’s Feast For The Eyes And Ears

A revolutionary song that broke Duran Duran in the US, Hungry Like The Wolf changed everything for Britain’s New Romantic icons.

Best Marillion Songs: 10 Neo-Prog Classics From The 80s
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Best Marillion Songs: 10 Neo-Prog Classics From The 80s

Surfing a wave of 80s prog, the best Marillion songs flooded FM radio in a torrent of quixotic poetry and bombastic pop-rock.

‘Diver Down’: How Van Halen Flagged Up An Instant Classic
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‘Diver Down’: How Van Halen Flagged Up An Instant Classic

Recorded at lightning speed, Van Halen’s fifth album, ‘Diver Down’, boasted great music and hidden depths.

True: Behind The Failed Romance That Inspired Spandau Ballet’s Hit Song
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True: Behind The Failed Romance That Inspired Spandau Ballet’s Hit Song

True became a worldwide hit for Spandau Ballet, but do you know the story of unrequited love that inspired it?

Tracy Chapman’s Self-Titled Debut Album: A Quiet Revolution Roars
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Tracy Chapman’s Self-Titled Debut Album: A Quiet Revolution Roars

Speaking truth to a society that does not want to hear, Tracy Chapman’s self-titled debut album gave a voice to millions.

Why Whitesnake’s Self-Titled Album Is Their Definitive Work
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Why Whitesnake’s Self-Titled Album Is Their Definitive Work

Their career-making US breakthrough, Whitesnake’s self-titled album was the ‘welcome pay-off’ David Coverdale had sought for all his efforts.

‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic
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‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic

Iron Maiden’s storming third album, ‘The Number Of The Beast’ transformed the group from NWOBHM league leaders to global superstars.

Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song
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Like A Prayer: The Story Behind Madonna’s Transcendent Signature Song

Creating no small amount of controversy, Like A Prayer sits near the pinnacle of Madonna’s many creative and commercial successes.

‘Viva Hate’: How Morrissey’s Landmark Solo Album Ensured His Survival
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‘Viva Hate’: How Morrissey’s Landmark Solo Album Ensured His Survival

Released following The Smiths’ break-up, Morrissey’s debut album, ‘Viva Hate’, proved he could still mesmerise the mainstream.

‘Water Sign’: How Chris Rea’s Fifth Album Turned The Tide
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‘Water Sign’: How Chris Rea’s Fifth Album Turned The Tide

Caught in a riptide of disillusionment, Chris Rea’s free-flowing yet choppy 1983 album, ‘Water Sign’, led to a sea change in his fortunes.

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