What’s some of your favorite 80’s Pop Guitar playing?

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  1. scienceguy

    scienceguy Silver Supporting Member

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    There's a difference, all right. No wonder the jukebox in my brain stops in the early 1990s.

    Luke apparently did all the guitar and bass work on Talk To Ya Later. There's a 3-4 measure part in the song that's repeated in Toto's Home of the Brave. Same key even!

    Not hard to find Luke on early 80s records... Here's another with very similar tones to Talk To Ya Later:
     
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    Great Atlanta band that got lost in the record label shuffles . . . used to play this song in an old band. Incredibly tasteful guitar part.

     
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    I see both Allan Murphy and Steve Farris mentioned here - those were probably my favorites.

    Brett Garsed was (still is!) fantastic in 80's pop context.

     
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    Particularly the riffy part after the solo.

     
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    As 80's bands/music goes, I really dig the guitar work in the Cars.



    And I really, really dig the guitar work in the Talking Heads.

     
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    Saw him live opening for the Kinks when that was released. Amazing. Far better than the record.
     
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    Two bands I forgot to mention earlier are Huey Lewis and the News and Night Ranger. I heard I Wanna New Drug on the radio today and it turned on a light. Songs like Don't Tell Me You Love Me can always be playing imho.
     
  10. MrSteve

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    Aside from the guitar, I love the authentic go go beats on slave.
     
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    Big Country In a Big Country



    Psychedelic Furs Pretty in Pink

    80s UK texture guitar
     
  12. rsm

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    Didn't see these:

    Robert Holmes (Til Tuesday):



    Marco Pirroni (Adam Ant):



     
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    There are four Giant studio albums plus a live album. The last live album only features Huff writing/playing on a few tunes.
     
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  15. Michigan guitar

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    Big fan of The Church during this time period. Actually, from their first LP through Gold Afternoon Fix, which I believe was the album after this one. Kinda lost track of them after that as they seemed to get more atmospheric, if you will. Lots of great songs with understated playing on those albums. I’d rather listen to tasty playing like this than any of the high speed fingerboard gymnastics out there.
     
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    I would recommend Priest=Aura as a next step, if your interested in exploring their catalog further. Also, Uninvited Like The Clouds.
     
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    This entire thread is just the daily play list from the local radio station. So sick of this stuff.
     
  18. Michigan guitar

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    You must have a pretty decent local station then ;) Most of this stuff never gets played around here. But, I do understand your feelings. Our local station plays the same playlist over and over and over. With soooo many songs out there to choose from, why limit your playlist to 100 songs (or whatever it is)?
     
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    Clark was the "riff" guy who wrote most of the music. Collen did leads.

    At least that's how I remember it.
     
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    The Cure (still one of my fav bands along with Beatles and Smiths)



    don't forget:






    :)
     
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