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Aug 4, 2006, 01:05 PM
 
Originally Posted by andi*pandi
I actually have the entire Chess soundtrack on vinyl, and tape (worn out), I thought CD but haven't found it yet.

topic: cheesy is: walk like an egyptian, anything by boy george.
...except "Time (Clock of the Heart)." That song is, dare I say, soulful. It's definitely my favorite Culture Club tune—it's hard to believe it wasn't even on the tape (CD only).

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Aug 4, 2006, 01:16 PM
 
Originally Posted by Dork.
Forgot all about "We Built This City". Pure cheddar.
I immediately thought of that song when I saw the title, but it's not what I'd call a favorite.

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Aug 4, 2006, 06:37 PM
 
Originally Posted by Googer-Giger
Mine: Rock the Cashbah- The clash.
Seriously, anything by the Clash is not qualified to be called cheese!

I noticed the conspicuous lack of a couple of songs:

"My Future's So Bright, I Gotta Wear Shades" by Timbuk 3 (although I had that album and loved it when I was 10 or so.)

And another overlooked gem:

"Pac Man Fever" by Buckner & Garcia (who made an entire album about classic games of the time - Pac Man, Frogger, Centipede, Asteroids, Donkey Kong, Defender, etc.)
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Aug 4, 2006, 06:50 PM
 
I first saw the video for "Rock the Casbah" shortly after I moved to Austin, TX. Wonder of wonders, that's where they filmed it! Cool!!!

"My Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)" is a very cool song. Not cheesy at all.

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Aug 4, 2006, 06:57 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
"My Future's So Bright (I Gotta Wear Shades)" is a very cool song. Not cheesy at all.
There was some cheesy stuff on that album though. That song was a subtle political song, which doesn't happen today. Subtle that is. Hit you over the head is what they do now.

How about "Hairstyles and Attitudes" for a cheesy song from Timbuk 3 instead?
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Aug 4, 2006, 06:59 PM
 
Timbuk 3 was very much about "statements," but "Future" is all pop. Gotta pay the bills, right?

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Aug 4, 2006, 07:03 PM
 
Originally Posted by ghporter
Timbuk 3 was very much about "statements," but "Future" is all pop. Gotta pay the bills, right?
I always took it to be an Reagan-era anti-nuke statement...
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Aug 4, 2006, 07:19 PM
 
"Love Plus One" and "Boy Meets Girl" by Haircut 100.
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Aug 4, 2006, 10:23 PM
 
[QUOTE=Dork.When I think of cheezy 80's stuff, I think of Wham, followed by a collection of Hair Metal power ballads. (They all sounded the same after a while.)

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Hair Metal rocks! makes me want to
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Aug 4, 2006, 10:31 PM
 
Subtle that is. Hit you over the head is what they do now.
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Aug 5, 2006, 02:47 AM
 
A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran

ive heard only 2 times this song http://tinyurl.com/ozlq4
do you know the name?
     
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Aug 5, 2006, 10:34 AM
 
Originally Posted by davesimondotcom
I always took it to be an Reagan-era anti-nuke statement...
This is the correct answer. My band opened for them a few times, just as they were hitting their stride, and Barbara is a client of mine, now. Cool lady.

I'm sick of it now, but another of my guilty pleasures for a few years was Def Leppard's Love Bites, which is inexplicable as I've always hated everything else they did with a passion.

The 80's were not all cheese, though. Radio always plays the cheese because that's what sells, but no matter what decade it is, there's plenty of awesome music just under the radar. The 80s gave us the best of King Crimson, the Police's Synchronicity, XTC's Skylarking, Talking Heads' Remain in Light, Toy Matinee (a hugely overlooked pop masterpiece), Peter Gabriel was at the height of his career, Reggae & Rap were flowering, many of the old Blues masters were still alive and touring, and punk was still somewhat vital.

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Aug 5, 2006, 10:51 AM
 
Originally Posted by kernokerno
ive heard only 2 times this song http://tinyurl.com/ozlq4
do you know the name?
at least a click would be nice - there's no way to identify your timing.

details - singing? male? female? black? white? lots of synths? guitar rock? bleepy pop? WHAT.
     
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Aug 5, 2006, 05:25 PM
 
Originally Posted by analogika
at least a click would be nice - there's no way to identify your timing.

details - singing? male? female? black? white? lots of synths? guitar rock? bleepy pop? WHAT.
sorry i know the timing is bad, when i recorded that there was a little delay... anyway.......

singer: male
black or white: i guess white
synths: that part played by me it's a synth that sound like a childrens song.
no guitar rock.
     
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Aug 4, 2012, 09:13 AM
 
sorry guys, i know i`m new here but i love the 80`s music. as for cheese...well if some of you guys are in your 40`s and living in the UK then the cheesy songs i remember are as follows:
rene & renato - save your love
anything from black lace
the tweets - the birdy song
the snowman - the hokey kokey
the goombay dance band - seven tears
joe dolche - shutup your face

now guys what can i say but that is cheese on cheese, the songs you try to get rid off from the back of your mind but its still there.....ahhhhh!
     
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Aug 4, 2012, 01:08 PM
 
Wow. I saw myself quoted in this thread, and said "I don't remember writing that!", and then looked at the date.

Now, my favorite cheezy "80s" band is Love Händel.
     
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Aug 16, 2012, 03:34 AM
 
This thread is a disgrace without mention of this cheesy 80's song:

I Wanna Be A Cowboy by Boys Don't Cry


How about any song by Twisted Sister?

I Wanna Rock
We're Not Gonna Take It
etc...
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