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80s Forgotten Gems

G. McAdam "garymcadam"
 
Mange Tout
Mange Tout
"Neil & Stephen weren't around long. but they came up with some pretty good songs."
Faith
Faith
"Scottish one-hit wonders (with "I Dream to Sleep").  But what a hit it was!"
Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
Thirty Thousand Feet Over China
"Anyone remember "I'm In Love with a German Film Star" on TOTP?"
Metamatic
Metamatic
"Still going strong today, but this for me remains his signature album."
Diesel And Dust
Diesel And Dust
"Lead singer Peter Garrett's now a politician, but he could sing & write pretty good tunes back then."
Fundamental As Anything
Fundamental As Anything
"One hit wonders #2 (thanks to the infectiously catchy "Live It Up)"
Primitive Man
Primitive Man
"Another top album from Iva Davies.  "Street Cafe" and "Hey Little Girl" are both sublime."
Clutching At Straws
Clutching At Straws
""Misplaced Childhood" was their 80s opus, but this isn't bad either!"
In outer space
In outer space
"Ron & Russell in full new-wave mode....."
Throw The Warped Wheel Out
Throw The Warped Wheel Out
"Another Tartan one-hit wonder - "Feels Like Heaven" carries this album almost on its own"
Facades/Sad Cafe
Facades/Sad Cafe
"A welcome recent re-release.  Facades is for me their best album."
Southside
Southside
"Is it really 20 years since this came out?"
Naked/Kissing The Pink
Naked/Kissing The Pink
"Another variation on the one-hit wonder theme, although there's some other good stuff on here."
Drowning In Berlin: The Best Of
Drowning In Berlin: The Best Of
""Drowning In Berlin" anyone?"
The Anvil (Expanded Edition)
The Anvil (Expanded Edition)
"The follow up to their eponymous (and successful) debut.  "The Damned Don't Cry" is wonderful."
Quick Step And Side Kick
Quick Step And Side Kick
"The Thompsons' breakthough album still sounds good today."
Presto
Presto
"Plenty to choose from in the 80s, but I do rather like "Superconductor""
Something's Going On
Something's Going On
"A rather different sound from her ABBA heyday, but not bad for all that."
Declaration
Declaration
"Their first album, and pretty good it is too...."
Rage
Rage
"Can't have an 80s list without this band in it - a solid follow up to 'Bridge of Spies'"
True Colours
True Colours
"This is where the Finn brothers first came to prominence...."
(Who's Afraid Of) The Art Of Noise?
(Who's Afraid Of) The Art Of Noise?
"Didn't quite know what to make of this when I first heard it.  Still sounds good though."
Everything
Everything
"Yet another band/duo who only had a few hits (most of which are on here)"
The Circle & The Square
The Circle & The Square
"Two-hit wonders who deserved more success than they enjoyed. A very welcome reissue!"
Theodore And Friends
Theodore And Friends
"Saved perhaps the best album on this list for last - an absolute belter!"