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Posts tagged with 1980s

That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Behind The Smiths’ Great Lost Single
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That Joke Isn’t Funny Anymore: Behind The Smiths’ Great Lost Single

Marrying evocative music with a nuanced lyric, That Isn’t Funny Anymore became one of The Smiths’ most beguiling songs.

‘Pictures At Eleven’: How Robert Plant Framed His Post-Zeppelin Career
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‘Pictures At Eleven’: How Robert Plant Framed His Post-Zeppelin Career

With the solo album ‘Pictures At Eleven’, Robert Plant stepped out of the shadows of Led Zeppelin with a new sound and a brand new band.

Purple Rain: The Story Behind Prince’s Career-Defining Song
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Purple Rain: The Story Behind Prince’s Career-Defining Song

The song most associated with Prince, Purple Rain is an epic power ballad that embodied its creator’s search for transcendence through music.

‘Parade’: How Spandau Ballet Marched Into New Territory
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‘Parade’: How Spandau Ballet Marched Into New Territory

Spandau Ballet were at peak fame for the ‘Parade’ album, which signalled a new approach for the former New Romantics turned soul balladeers…

Gypsy: How Fleetwood Mac Found Inspiration In Stevie Nicks’ Past
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Gypsy: How Fleetwood Mac Found Inspiration In Stevie Nicks’ Past

One of Fleetwood Mac’s most recognisable songs, Gypsy drew upon nostalgia and tragedy to create something timeless.

‘Misplaced Childhood’: Behind The Album That Saw Marillion Come Of Age
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‘Misplaced Childhood’: Behind The Album That Saw Marillion Come Of Age

Majestic and dream-like, Marillion's 1985 album, ‘Misplaced Childhood’, brought the neo-prog quintet success beyond their wildest dreams.

‘Ready An’ Willing’: How Whitesnake Coiled Themselves Around Rock
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‘Ready An’ Willing’: How Whitesnake Coiled Themselves Around Rock

All killer, no filler, Whitesnake’s ‘Ready An’ Willing’ album positioned David Coverdale’s team among rock’s heaviest hitters.

‘Shaken ’n’ Stirred’: How Robert Plant Mixed It Up In The Mid-80s
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‘Shaken ’n’ Stirred’: How Robert Plant Mixed It Up In The Mid-80s

Eschewing his illustrious past, Robert Plant’s third solo album, ‘Shaken ’n’ Stirred’, found the ex-Led Zeppelin singer embracing the future.

When Doves Cry: How Prince’s Genius Took Full Flight
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When Doves Cry: How Prince’s Genius Took Full Flight

The song that brought Prince to the world’s stage, When Doves Cry marked an epochal moment in pop-culture history.

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