Before I embark down this slippery slope, I want to preface it with the caveat that this is a purely subjective list. Anytime anyone is asked to come up with favorite *anythings* the resulting list must be viewed from the perspective of my mother, whose favorite saying is, “Everybody’s taste is different. That’s what makes the world go ‘round.” Well put, Mom.
This was a difficult task, indeed. Ask any audiophile to pare their list of favorite music collections down to a mere 10, and the frustration level is sure to climb quickly. It’s tantamount to asking a long-distance runner which leg they’d like to sacrifice, or a hoarder which pet they’d like to keep. OK, maybe it’s not all that bad, but it’s certainly not a walk in the park.
After much consideration, I have narrowed my list of well-loved 80’s LPs to the very paltry ten listed below. This was a thought-provoking and extremely painful process. There are no explanations (excuses) as to why, only a profound sense of loss when imagining not being able to hear these treasures again. Yes, I know the Gary Numan selection missed the 80’s by a year….but it’s my blog and my rules. Feel free to chime in with your own list – I’m always happy to see what floats someone else’s boat.
Armoury Show – Waiting For The Floods (1985)
“Waiting For The Floods” via YouTube user RNregina:
Chameleons – Strange Times (1986)
“Soul In Isolation” via YouTube user LefthandOfDarkness:
Gary Numan – The Pleasure Principle (1979)
“Metal” via YouTube user amenka:
Japan – Quiet Life (1980)
“All Tomorrow’s Parties” via YouTube user ghostsonatasong:
The Lucy Show – Undone (1985)
“This Is No Heaven” via YouTube user Robertpere1:
Peter Murphy – Wild Birds (1985-1995)
“Indigo Eyes” via YouTube user sweatingfretboards:
Roxy Music – Avalon (1982)
“Avalon (Live)” via YouTube user higmadon:
Simple Minds – Sons & Fascination (1981)
“Love Song” via YouTube user Dexbam:
Strange Advance – Worlds Away (1982)
“Worlds Away” via YouTube user mysweeteventhorizon:
Vis-A-Vis – Heart and Soul (1985)
“I Am The Night (Colour Me Black)” via YouTube user JAMR1977: