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Old 03-30-2006, 03:17 PM   #1
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mid-80s, U2ish bands

Was or is anyone into

The Alarm
Big Country
Simple Minds
The Waterboys

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Old 03-30-2006, 03:57 PM   #2
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Just yesterday I saw a repeat of a 1985 Saturday Night Live with musical guests Simple Minds. I loved Alive & Kicking, All The Things She Said, Sanctify Yourself and Don't You (Forget About me). Then they just kinda went away like most 80's bands.
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I watched simple minds recently in Belgrade and they were briliant.And their new album is very good.
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Just yesterday I saw a repeat of a 1985 Saturday Night Live with musical guests Simple Minds. I loved Alive & Kicking, All The Things She Said, Sanctify Yourself and Don't You (Forget About me). Then they just kinda went away like most 80's bands.
I don't think it's so much that they went away as it is they no longer were very popular. Apparently they have been putting out work pretty consistantly since the late 70's.

And Big Country spanned about 20 years, although was only really popular during a relatively short time.
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Simple Minds One of my other favorite bands. I wish they would tour the U.S. again.
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Nostalgia fest.

Whenever I see Big Country mentioned, it just makes me feel sad, 'cos of what happened
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Following the suicide of his friend Stuart Adamson, the Edge has spoken of his admiration for the Scotsman.

"I was very sorry to hear of the passing of Stuart Adamson. I was a fan of his both as guitar player and as a man. He was a great inspiration to me when U2 were starting out. His first band the Skids made such a big noise and with songs like 'Into the Valley' and 'The Saints Are Coming' made most of the other music of the time seem mundane and insignificant. Unfortunately the Skids didn't last long enough. I got to know Stuart when he was touring with Big Country--the group he founded and led after the Skids broke up. Big Country was all about Stuart, he did the singing and was the principal song writer and guitar player. Stuart made some great music during his career and his character came through everything he did. He had a heart as big as a mountain and he was a real romantic soul. He will be missed by all who loved his music and even more by those lucky enough to know him personally."
On an unrelated note, I was a pretty big fan of Television, another early postpunk group to whom U2 were often compared in those early days. Their album Marquee Moon is a treasure.
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that song by the outfield called 'your love' (you know the one - "i don't wanna lose your love....tonight") has a guitar outro that reeks of the edge.
i love that song
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People who haven't checked out *This is the Sea* by the Waterboys, should. As much as I loe Mike Scott, I don't think the later Waterboys ever touched that record.

I just listened to the Alarm's first full-length the other day--wow, it was so intense and evocative of how I felt when I was 17.

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I love The Alarm

I also like The Call from around that same time frame.

Anybody here like the Woodentops or Red Box?
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People who haven't checked out *This is the Sea* by the Waterboys, should. As much as I loe Mike Scott, I don't think the later Waterboys ever touched that record.

I just listened to the Alarm's first full-length the other day--wow, it was so intense and evocative of how I felt when I was 17.

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One of my fav '80s albums! (I so loved The Whole of the Moon and Bang the Drum and the title track.)
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The Alarm one of my old favorites and Simple Minds
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The Alarm one of my old favorites and Simple Minds

Ditto here also!
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I loved The Alarm!
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The Alarm are good . I like 'em, too.

Been meaning to check out more from Big Country as well, as I love what I've heard by them, too.

Ah, hell, a to all the bands mentioned in here. Everything I've heard by all of them so far is excellent.

*Adores the song "The Whole Of The Moon", is now in the mood to listen to that*

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Echo and the Bunneymen?

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I adore Echo and the Bunnymen,they are genious. I want to hear Alarms "Rain in the summertime" for 1 year, i cant find it.
And i was into Simple minds a lot, buti will skip their concert on Sunday because of my work! I am not so sorry because i saw them 2 times. They are so uplifting.
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Echo and the Bunneymen?

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While I know that the Waterboys and Simple Minds are still active, I haven't checked out any of the recent material.

Has anyone?

But what was news for me and may be for some of the Alarmists on this thread is that Mike Peters has leukemia and a new album coming out with a new line-up.

For the skinny and snippets of songs, check out http://thealarm.com
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talk about reminiscing. Just saw new concert dates for Waterboys and I was like so jealous...I loved the Waterboys, saw them a few times waaaaay back when. The Alarm as well, I remember when they did 68 Guns live, and they threw a deck of cards into the crowd, and I kept that damn card forever

I saw so many great bands back then, saw The Call, there was a band called Wire - most people have never heard of them, but they were very U2 sounding - guitar riffs esp. gosh so many bands...so long ago..good times.
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