80's music

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  1. Wheeljack30

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    I was thinking about this today and since the music in the 80's were great, and was wondering with today's technology and music and the advancement of music instruments, you think we can have 80's style music today? And if so how can they pull it off.

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  2. smkspy

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    I love 80s music, but I just gotta say.... You'll never stop being depressed about life if you're constantly living in the past, and every thread you post is about something from your childhood. Live sometime in the now, bro.
     
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    The 80s rocked! Plain and simple.
    But that magic is gone, and all the technology in the world isn't going to bring it back.
    We are living in the future as far as the 80s are concerned. And no flying cars, neon, and shiny shit everywhere.
     
  4. MegaMoonMan

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    What we hear now IS 80s music, evolved. Anyway, why would you need today's advanced tech to make the same music they made 30 years ago? That's backwards.

    That aside, there are a lot of new songs and bands out there that sound like they came right out of the 80s. I hear new stuff all the time on the alt stations that I swear are 80s songs until the DJ says it just came out.

    Example:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5NV6Rdv1a3I
     
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    Well, depression tends to dampen one's desire to do things, such as listening to music. So I say, fire up those tunes.

    But yeah, there's good music today. I enjoy trance.
     
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    Digital recording took the warmth out of music.
     
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    I can only speak for metal, but there are tons of young bands putting out 80s style music.
     
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    I can only say for myself I listen to 80`s heavy metal so I am not changing the music I listen to.
     
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    Music changes, tastes change over time, and technology often drives those changes. Music is also highly dependent on the technology and instruments used to achieve the style of a certain genre. You don't see many swing bands using modern technology, and there isn't much baroque electronica out there.

    Beyond the bands from the 80s still around, and cover bands, there are a few (mostly tongue-in-cheek) 80s-style bands like Steel Panther, but honestly, the closest you'll probably see to what you're asking for is the Retrowave genre. Stuff like this:

    https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLW17mvEZY9fKHg-jxW1f-bl6LBg_8Vd0M
     
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    Well, depending on what you listend to in the 80s, there are still genres that sound somewhat like 80s music. Mainly in the dark genres, but that was the only good music in the 80s anyway! :D 

    And to a degree you could debate that also dance music is the successor of 80s music, as it had it's roots in the late 70s music.
     
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    Until modern music includes guitar solos, no.
     
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    Yes!
    You speak for me too! ;) 
     
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    same here
     
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    Sounds like the 70's funk to me.
     
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    Well, I generally speaking about always looking backwards, which can make a person feel like they have no future. I know if I dwell on the past too much, if tends intensify my depression, but that's just me.
     
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    Cool Kids by Echosmith sounds like a 80s song FYI. I don't like all the sampling of 80s songs by today's artists. The 80s was a very special time for music, and some of the greatest singers of all time came from that era (Michael Jackson, Madonna, Guns & Roses, Bon Jovi, etc)



    Ok I know MJ started earlier with Jackson 5, but it's his Thriller that really puts him in the history books.
     
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    There is this song where someone sings "take me to church" all the time, that totally sounds like the music of the 80s that I hated. I did not get at first, that it was a new song.
     
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    Yeah, it's great to reminisce. Nostalgia's great.

    And yes I agree you have to look at how it evolved as well especially the now.

    smkspy's a beleiber. :D 

    take on me
     
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    Ilove 80s new-wave, freestyle, metal and acid synth.
    Like for sure.