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Posts tagged with 80s

‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic
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‘The Number Of The Beast’: How Iron Maiden Figured A Metal Classic

Iron Maiden’s storming third album, ‘The Number Of The Beast’ transformed the group from NWOBHM league leaders to global superstars.

‘Behind The Sun’: The Dawning Of A New Era For Eric Clapton
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‘Behind The Sun’: The Dawning Of A New Era For Eric Clapton

Recorded with Phil Collins, Eric Clapton’s ‘Behind The Sun’ album captured his anguish at the breakdown of his marriage to Pattie Boyd.

‘Diamond’: Rough And Uncut, This Is Spandau Ballet’s Glittering Jewel
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‘Diamond’: Rough And Uncut, This Is Spandau Ballet’s Glittering Jewel

More than a majestic time capsule, Spandau Ballet’s ‘Diamond’ album captured the group developing into one of the 80s’ most successful bands.

Talk Talk’s ‘Mirror Man’ Gets Digital Release To Celebrate 40 Years

Talk Talk’s ‘Mirror Man’ Gets Digital Release To Celebrate 40 Years

The song was originally released in February 1982, ahead of the band's debut album, 'The Party's Over'.

‘Subterranean Jungle’: How Ramones Returned From The Wilderness
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‘Subterranean Jungle’: How Ramones Returned From The Wilderness

Recorded in fractious circumstances, Ramones’ ‘Subterranean Jungle’ album found the group reconnecting with their creativity in the 80s.

‘A New Flame’: The Story Behind Simply Red’s Steamy Third Album
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‘A New Flame’: The Story Behind Simply Red’s Steamy Third Album

Impassioned and romantic, Simply Red’s ‘A New Flame’ album stoked the fires of success with Mick Hucknall’s red-hot blend of sophisti-pop.

‘Slide It In’: How Whitesnake Shot Off Like “A Runaway Train”
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‘Slide It In’: How Whitesnake Shot Off Like “A Runaway Train”

The stalwart rockers’ profile-raising sixth album, ‘Slide It In’ did the trick for Whitesnake in the US – with help from a timely remix.

Best Madonna Albums: The Studio Discography, Ranked And Reviewed
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Best Madonna Albums: The Studio Discography, Ranked And Reviewed

Balancing her hit-making instincts with a flair for controversy, the best Madonna albums have built a discography that straddles art and pop.

Best Van Halen Songs: 20 Hard Rock Classics That Broke All The Rules
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Best Van Halen Songs: 20 Hard Rock Classics That Broke All The Rules

From merciless metal riffs to synth-pop hooks, the best Van Halen songs outran the competition with their colossal hard-rock ferocity.

When Tina Turner Broke A World Record In Rio De Janeiro, 1988
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When Tina Turner Broke A World Record In Rio De Janeiro, 1988

Performing to a sold-out crowd of 180,000, Tina Turner’s 1988 concert in Rio De Janeiro put her name in the ‘Guinness Book Of Records’.

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