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#1 Texas King

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 03:52 PM

My list:
1.Rush - Permanent Waves
2.Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3.Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
4.Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
5.Dire Straits - Love over Gold
6.Van Halen - Fair Warning  
7.Pixies - Doolittle
8.Motorhead - Ace of Spades
9.Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
10.R.E.M. - Murmur

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:08 PM

  • The Pretenders – The Pretenders
  • The Police – Ghost in the Machine
  • The Rolling Stones – Tattoo You
  • Van Halen – Diver Down
  • Rush – Signals
  • Robert Plant – Pictures at Eleven
  • U2 – The Joshua Tree
  • Aerosmith – Done With Mirrors
  • Billy Idol – Whiplash Smile
  • Pete Townshend – White City


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:10 PM

View PostTexas King, on 02 January 2018 - 03:52 PM, said:

My list:
1.Rush - Permanent Waves
2.Iron Maiden - Powerslave
3.Guns N' Roses - Appetite for Destruction
4.Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
5.Dire Straits - Love over Gold
6.Van Halen - Fair Warning  
7.Pixies - Doolittle
8.Motorhead - Ace of Spades
9.Dead Kennedys - Fresh Fruit for Rotting Vegetables
10.R.E.M. - Murmur
rut roh here comes a bunch of posts about PW not being an 80s album.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 04:54 PM

1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
3. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
4. Def Leppard - Pyromania
5. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
6. Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
7. AC/DC - Back in Black
8. Van Halen - Fair Warning
9. Paul McCartney - Tug of War
10. The Police - Synchronicity

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:18 PM

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 January 2018 - 04:54 PM, said:

1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
3. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
4. Def Leppard - Pyromania
5. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
6. Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
7. AC/DC - Back in Black
8. Van Halen - Fair Warning
9. Paul McCartney - Tug of War
10. The Police - Synchronicity
+1 for recognizing that Permanent Waves is not an 80s album.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 05:41 PM

Can't.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:09 PM

Appetite Guns n Roses
War U2
Daydream Nation Sonic Youth
Back In Black AC/DC
Rio Duran Duran
Rush Moving Pictures
Disintegration The Cure
Long Cold Winter Cinderella
Shout At The Devil Motley Crue
Purple Rain Prince


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 06:15 PM

in no particular order:

louder than love - soundgarden
operation mindcrime - queensryche
mothers milk - rhcp
moving pictures - rush
appetite for destruction - GnR
vivid - living colour
war - u2
blizzard of ozz - ozzy
shout at the devil - motley crue
green thoughts - the smithereens

Edited by HemiBeers, 02 January 2018 - 06:17 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:12 PM

Rush mp
Rush pw

Steel pulse- true democracy
Public enemy- nation of millions
Janes addiction- nothings shocking

Megadeth - peace sells
Megadeth - sfsgsw

Steve vai- passion and warfare

Red hot chili peppers - Freaky styley
Rhcp- uplift mofo party plan

Van halen- fair warning


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 08:34 PM

View Postlaughedatbytime, on 02 January 2018 - 05:18 PM, said:

View PostRick N. Backer, on 02 January 2018 - 04:54 PM, said:

1. Rush - Moving Pictures
2. Iron Maiden - The Number of the Beast
3. Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
4. Def Leppard - Pyromania
5. Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Ozz
6. Guns N Roses - Appetite for Destruction
7. AC/DC - Back in Black
8. Van Halen - Fair Warning
9. Paul McCartney - Tug of War
10. The Police - Synchronicity
+1 for recognizing that Permanent Waves is not an 80s album.
But, oddly, it is an album of the 80's.

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 09:02 PM

RUSH - Moving Pictures
Robert Plant - Principle of Moments
Iron Maiden - Killers
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
REM - Green
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
Men At Work - Business As Usual
AC/DC - Back In Black
Van Halen - Diver Down


Hon Mention:

Prince - Sign O' the Times

Edited by goose, 02 January 2018 - 09:03 PM.


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Posted 02 January 2018 - 10:57 PM

Am I to assume that metal falls under the "rock albums" umbrella ?!?!

EP, what say you ??

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Posted 02 January 2018 - 11:13 PM

ok, I'm keeping what I consider "metal albums" off this list .. damn near impossible and I;m probably forgetting a bunch

- Yes "Drama"

- Rush "Permanent Waves"

- UFO "The Wild, Willing And The Innocent"

- Hanoi Rocks "Back To Mystery City"

- Sea Hags "Sea Hags"

- Lords Of The New Church "Lords Of The New Church"

- INXS "Shabooh Shoobah"

- Andy Taylor "Thunder"

- KISS "Music From The Elder"

- Georgia Satellites "Georgia Satellites"






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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:16 AM

View PostLucas, on 02 January 2018 - 11:13 PM, said:

ok, I'm keeping what I consider "metal albums" off this list .. damn near impossible and I;m probably forgetting a bunch

- Yes "Drama"

- Rush "Permanent Waves"

- UFO "The Wild, Willing And The Innocent"

- Hanoi Rocks "Back To Mystery City"

- Sea Hags "Sea Hags"

- Lords Of The New Church "Lords Of The New Church"

- INXS "Shabooh Shoobah"

- Andy Taylor "Thunder"

- KISS "Music From The Elder"

- Georgia Satellites "Georgia Satellites"

Liking just for The Elder. Nice ;)

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 12:54 AM

Ramones - End of the Century (1980)

The Joe Perry Project - I've Got the Rock 'n' Rolls Again (1981)

Stray Cats - Built For Speed (1982)

David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)

Queen - The Works (1984)

Cheap Trick - Standing on the Edge (1985)

Stryper - To Hell With the Devil (1986)

Def Leppard - Hysteria (1987)

Keith Richards - Talk is Cheap (1988)

Alice Cooper - Trash (1989)

Edited by The Cat 3, 03 January 2018 - 01:00 AM.


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Posted 03 January 2018 - 01:08 AM

View PostLucas, on 02 January 2018 - 11:13 PM, said:

- Andy Taylor "Thunder"
Great album!

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 07:54 AM

One album per band, and in no particular order...

Rush -- Moving Pictures
Yes -- 90125
Jethro Tull -- Crest of a Knave
Amon Duul II -- Vortex
Deep Purple -- Perfect Strangers
Eskaton -- 4 Visions
Camel -- Nude
Blue Oyster Cult -- Fire of Unknown Origin
Aerosmith -- Permanent Vacation
Judas Priest -- Point of Entry

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:19 PM

View PostThe Cat 3, on 03 January 2018 - 12:54 AM, said:


The Joe Perry Project - I've Got the Rock 'n' Rolls Again (1981)


David Bowie - Let's Dance (1983)



Two excellent choices.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 02:21 PM

View Postgoose, on 02 January 2018 - 09:02 PM, said:

RUSH - Moving Pictures
Robert Plant - Principle of Moments
Iron Maiden - Killers
Black Sabbath - Heaven and Hell
Police - Zenyatta Mondatta
REM - Green
Ozzy Osbourne - Blizzard of Oz
Men At Work - Business As Usual
AC/DC - Back In Black
Van Halen - Diver Down


Hon Mention:

Prince - Sign O' the Times

I almost put Zenyatta on mine.  Really, Zenyatta, Ghost and Synchronicity are so close for me.

I also nearly put Purple Rain on as well.

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Posted 03 January 2018 - 03:19 PM

(Leaving New Wave, Punk/Post-Punk, etc out of it... The Gun Club might be considered a form of post punk, but they could really rock)...

Rush -- Permanent Waves ('70s AOR released in 1980; or more accurately maybe, it is a product of that '79-'81 transition between the '70s and the '80s which produced so much great music, like London Calling and Remain in Light, so both and/or neither a '70s or '80s album)

Rush -- Moving Pictures

The Gun Club -- Fire of Love

The Gun Club -- Mother Juno

Pixies -- Surfer Rosa

Pixies -- Doolittle

The Police -- Ghost in the Machine

Yes -- Drama

The Cult -- Love

Genesis -- Abacab

Edited by Rutlefan, 03 January 2018 - 03:24 PM.





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