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  1. Feridan

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    The Go-Betweens - Cattle and Cane
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZCbyByY-A6w

    Church - To Be In Your Eyes
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-4Yl9INVnls
     
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    The Cure - A Forest
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LyQ4QC4yCl0

    Verlaines - Death and the Maiden
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P96cFKd4irY
     
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    The Weather Prophets - Almost Prayed
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PLVIiIoHK9k

    The Sound - I Can't Escape Myself
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M0FKEDexivA
     
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    Half Man Half Biscuit - Trumpton Riots
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KueeB5_9V7s

    The Fall - Printhead
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gnW8bWmTR_0
     
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    Shop Assistants - I Don't Want To Be Friends With You (live)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5Sv_0bzzYPw

    The Jesus and Mary Chain - Just Like Honey
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=470HnRobKLc
     
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    And ...

    My Bloody Valentine - Soon
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q9CDVDY7qec
     
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    Looks lovely!
     
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    That it does. I don't know how you happen to be picking some of my favorite bands and not only that but some of my favorite songs. What are the chances?
     
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    Two can play this game.

    I'll see your Chameleons - Up The Down Escalator...
    I'm gazing at faces
    Staring blankly at me
    I suppose it's just a sign of the times
    They tell me tomorrow will never arrive
    But I've seen it end a million times...(best lyrics ever)

    ...and raise you a Sisters Of Mercy - Lucretia, My Reflection. The album the song is from, entitled Floodland, has quite a cult following. Enough so that little that they did after could ever match its gothic perfection and atmosphere.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuezNswtRfo


    Here's a song which captures the dreary and hopeless atmosphere it was created in:
    Clan of Xymox - Muscoviet Mosquito
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=58XbwXgIcYg
     
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    SAiNT if you're not currently listening to The Cure, don't walk, run and immediately get all their albums and that's all I have to say about that. Disintegration, the album that the following song is from, is one of the most moving, haunting and beautiful albums you will ever hear. Definitely on my list for best albums of all time. The song is so good I had to include lyrics.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_n2t7on6MR8
    Oh it's opening time down on Fascination Street
    So let's cut the conversation and get out for a bit
    Because I feel it all fading and paling and I'm begging
    To drag you down with me to kick the last nail in

    Yeah, I like you in that like I like you to scream
    But if you open your mouth then I can't be responsible
    For quite what goes in or to care what comes out
    So just pull on your hair, just pull on your pout

    And let's move to the beat like we know that it's over
    If you slip going under, slip over my shoulder
    So just pull on your face, just pull on your feet
    And let's hit opening time, down on Fascination Street

    So pull on your hair, pull on your pout
    Cut the conversation, just open your mouth
    Pull on your face, pull on your feet
    And let's hit opening time down on Fascination Street

    Down on Fascination Street
    Down on Fascination Street
    Down on Fascination Street
    On Fascination Street

    You like The Church do you? I guess it's easy when they're fucking amazing on every album they've ever made:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8Uw2iHUeCyQ
     
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    No intro to The Chameleons would be complete without the following two songs and they are definitely two of my personal favorites. These guys really had a knack for writing amazing lyrics:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldLk0rQORHY
    One cold damp evening
    The world stood still
    I watched as I held my breath
    A silhouette I thought I knew
    Came through
    And someone spoke to me
    Whispered in my ear
    This fantasy's for you
    Fantasies are "in" this year

    My whole life passed before my eyes
    I thought
    What they say is true
    I shed my skin and my disguise
    And cold, numb and naked
    I emerged from my cocoon
    And a half remembered tune
    Played softly in my head

    Then he turned smiling
    And said
    I realize a miracle is due
    I dedicate this melody to you
    But is this the stuff dreams are made of?
    If this is the stuff dreams are made of
    No wonder I feel like I'm floating on air
    Everywhere
    It feels like I'm everywhere

    It's like you fail to make the connection
    You know how vital it is
    Or when something slips through your fingers
    You know how precious it is
    Well you reach the point where you know
    It's only your second skin

    Someone's banging on my door

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mkGns3eCZw0
    When it's summer
    And the skies are glass
    I just have to make the evenings last
    They're always flying past

    When it's raining and the sky is black
    I just love to hear the thunder roll
    And see the lightning crack

    With fading powers
    We sit for hours
    By a television screen
    With funny cigarettes
    And talk for hours
    Of the places we have seen

    Brother can you hear my voice
    Every second that you cling to life
    You have to feel alive

    It's an easy thing to sell your skin
    When the Devil's banging on your door
    You always let him in

    With fading powers
    We dream of hours
    That will never come again
    Old defenders are themselves defenceless
    When the mad attack the sane

    What can you do
    When you see no future
    In front of you
    Food for the few
    So many it seems are in front of you
    I see my face
    Reflected there in your sweating brow
    You hate what you see
    What can you do
    When there's no way out
    Well there's one way out

    Brother can you hear my voice
    Every second that you cling to life
    You have to feel alive

    But when you sleep
    Where do you go?
     
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    Another genius band that influenced just about fucking everybody and they're still around today save for one member. Amazingly they're still fucking phenomenal and let's be real, they always have been:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TnpwuRlXbhk

    No 80s bash would be complete without The Clash (that rhymes :wink: ):
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bJ9r8LMU9bQ
     
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    Before he went solo Billy Idol was in the band Generation X and they rocked:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WKVR1m20Aj4

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ayu2XZ-mFGw
     
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    This Mortal Coil and look who they've brought along with them...Elizabeth Fraser of Cocteau Twins fame:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFWKJ2FUiAQ

    This song is hauntingly beautiful. It's about lost love and moments forever frozen in time:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LtNFQ7RJbaQ
     
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    Their second album saw the abandonment of the gritty feedback of Psychocandy in favor of a more organic sound but definitely good in its own right:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_w9sCTtZ9EA

    House Of Love (another underrated band). There's something really special about them, I only wish that they had more albums. They actually have a new one out She Paints Words In Red but I wasn't very big on their later material after Audience With The Mind. Obviously I'm still checking it out:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JTrxE8uqjiI
     
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    Amazing video for an amazing instrumental:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ivr5gvlwJ20

    Very influential band with a very diverse back catalog:
    Art of Noise - Moments In Love:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bnSPrPpvA4k
     
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    Highly influential band and interesting use of atonality in their compositions. Too bad they only had a few albums and some EPs. Came out with a new album just recently after a long hiatus:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xxtoqK0WMtM

    This band incorporated atonality into their compositions as well. This is more laid back than the other stuff they were putting out particularly off the albums Sister, EVOL (which this song is from) and Daydream Nation. I wanted to pull a song off of Goo but that's 1990 already and I didn't know if we're trying to stick to only 80s.
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nWpbFoEUV24
     
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    Before he went solo as Morrissey he was in a band called The Smiths:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zH18_dZIYOE

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4D2qcbu26gs
     
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    This Belgian band paved the fucking way. Enough said. This is what we call EBM:
    Front 242 - Operating Tracks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D6x5oVm3RPo

    They deserve two songs so here's another:
    Front 242 - Until Death (Us Do Part)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jqp6CXtoMio
     
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    Oh and remember when I said I had some favorite songs from The Chameleons and I listed two? Well I wouldn't feel right if I didn't also sneak this one in there...with lyrics of course :wink: :

    The Chameleons - Return Of The Roughnecks
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DxjE0q59edo
    Up and down
    These days are up and down
    They call it elevated living
    A faster future for a faster breed
    Unforgiving, unfulfilling

    The spirit's willing
    But the mind is weak
    I had an empty education
    I want to speak
    But when I try to speak
    It doesn't help the situation

    And some they fly while others fall
    And some they walk while others crawl
    It stops them feeling small
    That's all

    Shake your hand
    They'll always shake your hand
    Without a moment's hesitation
    Burning bridges
    And snapping strands
    That support a generation

    You want to climb
    But when you try to climb
    You see the ladder getting shorter

    You want to drink
    But when you try to drink
    There's someone
    Pissing in the water

    Your soul is something they can buy
    So softly, softly step inside
    Says the spider to the fly
    Nice try

    And for every day you're crucified
    If you can't look them in the eye
    Smile and wave goodbye
    Nice try

    Vices embraced in times of crisis
    That's all


    And now if you'll excuse me I'm going to collapse in a heap on the floor because between all the work I was doing and the composition of this post...I don't think I have enough energy to make it. Man down.
     
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