People get too wrapped up in the 80s being all about new wave, new romantices, synth pop etc. Guitar Bands like Van Halen, Guns and Roses, Motley Crew, Def Leppard, ACDC, Bon Jovi and countless others were all incredibly mainstream and popular.
People tend to forget that the 80s saw the rise of the greatest metal acts of all time too. Iron Maiden, Metalica, Slayer, Megadeth. Although not particularly mainstream, some of the most enduring an influential acts of all time.
Yep. Remember back then we only had 4 TV stations, radio and magazines. That was really the only forms of media or consumption. Music was so much more important, popular and less fragmented than it is today. People actively went out and consumed music, either through purchasing records/tapes...
Criminally under rated, especially in their homeland. Genre defining. The English music press led by the smokers at NME always downplay the massive significance of the British influence on the heavier side of music.
Very interesting. If you read the article and and look at some of the other charts of the change in tempo, energy and positivity over the years, my assertion that the music has become increasingly bland and dull is vindicated. Not just old man yells at cloud, it's backed up by the stats.
Did Triple J make s concious decision to no longer easily accessible alternative music for our convenience? Or is it a case of there being way less good alternative (or even mainstream) music out there? Or do melinials just have sh*t taste in music and they simply cater for that sh*t taste?