It’s 2019 Why are we still obsessed with the 80’s?
Bands such as AC/DC, Queen, Def Leppard, Kiss, Mötley Crüe, Bon Jovi, Quiet Riot, Scorpions, Europe, Ratt, Twisted Sister, Poison, Dokken, Whitesnake, and Cinderella were among the most popular acts of the decade are great reminders of why this music still has a huge audience.
80s music is currently in the midst of as much a comeback as it will ever possibly make. The time-traveling powers of the digital era — which, thanks to YouTube and other internet rabbit holes like this blog post, have given pop-culture nostalgia even more room to run rampant.
Our digital footprints are constantly coming back to this era of music by request and thanks to all of these digital tools, we can access all these memories easier than ever before.
The “eighties” are also well known for their extreme fashions, such as “big hair”, New Wave, punk rock, funk, or preppies. Rap music first started to get big in the 80’s, and often went with breakdancing in what is now called the “old school” days.
One thing I think is important to note that this next generation of filmmakers is starting to age out of having any real experience with the 80’s and as a result could result in extinction past this point.
That’s just one reason why we need to keep the vibe flowing by honoring our past and making sure that our future is recognized and understood.
Here are Indie Bands who are creating new music influenced by their 80’s icons.
Motor Honey (Peace) by Heavy America https://open.spotify.com/track/1Vm2AW3kGdjYu1whRJKzVL?si=GI42vt-6SYCtK0D8KDtNHg
Went to Hell by Shoot the Rooster https://open.spotify.com/track/2Y1xzQJ5wf8j3SE0eUrZnT?si=RmG1SEhdQGSNp75pKTmhGg
Be Who You Are by Terra Nova https://open.spotify.com/track/5pjurk2MsURy3IfpcCv1fB?si=IXNhobpZTxqjOemqqegdCA
Same Dream by Ryan Whooley https://open.spotify.com/track/6fi5k2C2nCMsLqHnOFwnhG?si=mk_uEiNLSNWPfRrKgpe8pA
My Baby Loves to Dance by Blindside Thunder https://open.spotify.com/track/2iI2kcHTaQO9eJNAKRAoMN?si=srJ_Eol0QzuAkepn1IY7YQ
Upside the Wall by Black Cadillac Kings https://open.spotify.com/track/2J6lHCf1DhcvTIg1cgwbO6?si=dw_9kM2FQ82DjQBv3pYM_Q
New York (I’m on Fire) by Chris Barclay https://open.spotify.com/track/53KXoUuahvgjh7xQxcAj3R?si=T-0dT_E7SpuJpHqZh683zg
Loud by Dream Eternal Bliss https://open.spotify.com/track/1hOTdV0kgwpHVa2NGGXiH6?si=RIXHT9jQQUGnZXDewGBKfQ
Got a Reputation by Ivan Beecroft https://open.spotify.com/track/15uzoW1WyQOEG4NjHsGS1g?si=RZMV1SriQAafx3sptJwrNA
Carried Your Weight by Sirens and Shelter https://open.spotify.com/track/4gEQpqaDGln8zbSMY60XmY?si=RHzIyXQbRB-eVmE19ThP_Q
Dark Horse by Black Rose Reception https://open.spotify.com/track/4a1uUirjqQ3hfMN7HFASL8?si=B8R5bF-MQVquk5Fo0ucOsA
Illustrious Youth by New Clue https://open.spotify.com/track/0jOiFilLvveKKNu84r1W0b?si=t1Ek8xi_TmqfVt_dydTFBw
No Fear by Heavy Kollider https://open.spotify.com/track/6E6AEZnwwHEuZKN7Orrzrs?si=osT4XKYOTMqYwbkPQ11D1g
Article written by Jacqueline Jax : AVA Live Radio
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