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1980s Music Artists pages at (bios, info, discographies, product - CDs, DVDs, videos, books, etc.)
The Bee Gees
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The Butthole Surfers
The Buzzcocks
Joe Cocker
The Cure
Deep Purple
Dinosaur Jr.
Duran Duran
The Eagles
Echo And The Bunnymen
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Fleetwood Mac
Marvin Gaye
The Icicle Works
Iggy Pop
The Kinks
Led Zeppelin
Bob Marley
New Order
Gary Numan
Mike Oldfield
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Lou Reed
Cliff Richard
The Rolling Stones
Simple Minds
Simply Red
Dusty Springfield
Status Quo
The Stone Roses
The Stranglers
The Undertones
The Who
Neil Young
Paul Young


Wikipedia articles on 80s Music Artists at (bios, info, discographies, product - CDs, DVDs, videos, books, etc.)
Jimmy Cliff
Tangerine Dream & Freedom Press Classic 1980s Album Reviews (includes track listings, relevant CD for sale, and other relevant product)
Kate Bush - Hounds Of Love Other Album Reviews

Bad Brains - I Against I
Cocteau Twins - Blue Bell Knoll
Joy Division - Substance

Top 10 Early PiL Tracks


Adam & The Ants were an early 80s New Romantic cum post punk outfit who were often derided, especially frontman Adam Ant (real name Stuart Goddard) for his theatrical and flamboyant appearance.

Formed in 1977, and taking several years and line-up changes, Adam & The Ants finally made it big when guitarist and songwriter Marco Pirroni joined, and co-wrote much of The Ants material with Adam. The album 'Kings of the Wild Frontier' was a number one in the UK, early in 1981. Hit singles such as 'Dog Eat Dog', 'Antmusic', and 'Ant Rap', and number one singles 'Stand and Deliver' and 'Prince Charming' followed.

Though more highly regarded by music analysts these days, it's fair to say that Adam & The Ants musical credentials shouldn't be overblown. They were fun, no doubt, wrote some good tunes, loved heavy drumming, and Adam Ant himself brought a bit of history into British rock and roll - even if the characters were bad boy pirates and highwaymen! Adam was kind to ants, and certainly doesn't deserve the troubles he's suffered in recent years.

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Elvis Costello CDs
The Cult DVDs
Culture Club CDs
The Damned CDs
Dexys Midnight Runners CDs
Eurythmics Books, CDs, DVDs
Peter Gabriel CDs
House Of Love CDs
Joy Division CDs
Manic Street Preachers CDs
The Steve Miller Band CDs
Motorhead CDs
Harry Nilsson CDs
Pet Shop Boys CDs, DVDs, Videos
The Pretenders CDs, DVDs
Punishment Of Luxury CDs
Queen CDs, DVDs, Videos
R.E.M. CDs, DVDs
Paul Simon DVDs
Siouxsie And The Banshees CDs
The Slits CDs
The Specials CDs
Rod Stewart DVDs
Joe Strummer CDs
Tangerine Dream CDs
Tina Turner DVDs
Paul Weller CDs, DVDs, Videos

Vienna - Ultravox
Available from Ultravox - Vienna

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Paul McCartney Live 8 Review Pink Floyd Live 8 Review
REM Live 8 Review
U2 Live 8 Review
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Some '80s Acts You May Have Forgotten About...

Beki Bondage

Beki Bondage Cold Turkey album cover

Beki Bondage (real name Rebecca Louise Bond) first became famous as a singer with punk band Vice Squad, whose most famous song was probably, 'Stand Strong Stand Proud'. Beki was born in Bristol, on June 3rd, 1963, and became known as a punk pin-up, adorning covers of British music publications, 'NME', 'Melody Maker', and 'Smash Hits', and she also became known as a champion of animal rights. In 2000, Beki released an album of covers, 'Cold Turkey', which was a compilation of diverse material.

Cold Turkey is available from, and the track listing is as follows: 1. Son Of A Preacher Man; 2. Smells Like Teen Spirit; 3. Be Bop A Lula; 4. Move Over; 5. Foxy Lady; 6. Girls Got Rhythm; 7. Hellraiser; 8. Sittin' On The Dock Of The Bay; 9. Rave On; 10. Telegram Sam; 11. I Heard It Through The Grapevine; 12. Boys Are Back In Town; 13. Cold Turkey.

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The Lotus Eaters were one of many fine bands from Liverpool to make their mark in the 1980s, and are best remembered for their moving hit single, 'The First Picture Of You' - which came from their 1984 debut album, 'No Sense Of Sin'. Reforming in 2001, The Lotus Eaters released the album, 'Silentspace', that year.

Lotus Eaters - 'No Sense Of Sin'
The Lotus Eaters - No Sense of Sin CD (available from


Missing Persons were formed in 1980 by guitarist Warren Cuccurullo, singer Dale Bozzio, and drummer husband Terry Bozzio. Bassist Patrick O'Hearn and keyboardist Chuck Wild joined later, and their catchy, quirky New Wave sound brought them a healthy following in the early '80s.

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Missing Persons - 'Spring Session M'
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