Best 80s Modern Rock Album

Performers Various Artists

EMI Music Distribution | July 25, 2000 | Compact Disc

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This is the cheese and glam that still keeps us moving in the clubs and crying over that cutie back in Grade 11 that we never had the guts to ask out. The Best 80's Modern Rock Album… Ever! will have you getting just as nostalgic as when you dig the Donkey Kong game cartridge and jelly shoes out of the depths of the closet. The big radio tunes are all here - from Simple Minds' "Don't You Forget About Me" to Soft Cell's "Tainted Love" to Aha's "Take on Me." Turn off ALF and pump this loud. Hey… isn't that "Buuuuud" from the Cosby Show?

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 25, 2000

Genre: '80s

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 724352687220

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Best 80s Modern Rock Album

Best 80s Modern Rock Album

Performers Various Artists

Format: Compact Disc

Released Date: July 25, 2000

Genre: '80s

Style: Pop/Rock

Number of Discs: 2

Stereo/Mono: Stereo

Studio/Mixed/Live: Studio

Originally Released: 2000

Label Name: EMI Music Distribution

UPC: 724352687220


Title Track Time
1.The Buggles - Video Killed the Radio Star --
2.The Flying Lizards - Money --
3.Devo - Whip it --
4.XTC - Making Plans for Nigel --
5.The B-52's - Rock Lobster --
6.Blondie - Rapture --
7.Soft Cell - Tainted Love --
8.Human League - Don't You Want Me Baby --
9.The Go-Go's - We Got the Beat --
10.Eurythmics - Sweet Dreams --
11.Simple Minds - Don't You Forget About Me --
12.Culture Club - Do You Really Want to Hurt Me --
13.Duran Duran - Girls on Film --
14.Falco - Der Kommisar --
15.Big Country - Big Country --
16.Frankie Goes to Hollywood - Relax --
17.Wall of Voodoo - Mexican Radio --
18.Tears for Fears - Shout --
19.Robert Palmer - Addicted to Love --
20.Re-Flex - The Politics of Dancing --
21.Billy Idol - Dancing With Myself --
22.Dead or Alive - You Spin Me Around --
23.China Crisis - Working With Fire and Steel --
24.Power Station - Get it On (Bang a Gong) --
25.Dr. and the Medics - Spirit in the Sky --
26.Aha - Take On Me --
27.Pete Shelley - Homosapien --
28.Talk Talk - It's My Life --
29.Love and Rockets - Ball of Confusion --
30.Thompson Twins - Hold Me Now --
31.Alison Moyet - Invisible --
32.Strange Advance - We Run --

Editorial Notes

Audio Remasterer: Ted Carson.
This installment of EMI's Best...Ever series focuses on the 1980s and what it calls the "modern rock" of that era. And though the company's licensing power ensures a solid set with very few whammies, it's title is a little problematic. After all, "modern rock" as a descriptor only has only been around since sometime in the mid-'90s, when radio stations programming the sounds of the alternative nation needed something to call themselves besides "The X" or just "Alternative." It's rarely if ever associated with stuff like Duran Duran, Devo, Culture Club, Simple Minds, or Psychedelic Furs -- in other words, some of the most iconic new wave and synth-pop bands of their era. Best 80s Modern Rock Album contains the usual hits from these types and more; it also has a few ringers thrown in, like Canuck synth-poppers Strange Advance and Doctor & the Medics' left-field cover of "Spirit in the Sky." For cocktail trivia's sake, the "Dr."'s name was Clive Jackson. ~ Johnny Loftus
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