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1983 debuts

Sleep in Safety – 45 Grave
2
1%
High Land, Hard Rain – Aztec Camera
13
9%
Deep Sea Skiving – Bananarama
0
No votes
The Crossing – Big Country
8
6%
Life’s a Riot with Spy vs. Spy – Billy Bragg
8
6%
Script of the Bridge – The Chameleons
5
4%
Colourbox – Colourbox
1
1%
Feast – The Creatures
1
1%
Pop Eyes – Danielle Dax
2
1%
Holy Diver – Dio
5
4%
She’s So Unusual – Cyndi Lauper
5
4%
Madonna – Madonna
8
6%
Duck Rock – Malcolm McLaren
3
2%
Kill ‘em All – Metallica
5
4%
With Sympathy – Ministry
1
1%
Out of Step – Minor Threat
2
1%
Burning Bridges – Naked Eyes
1
1%
Nena – Nena
2
1%
Emergency Third Rail Power Trip – Rain Parade
8
6%
Show No Mercy – Slayer
1
1%
Mommy’s Little Monster – Social Distortion
1
1%
Confusion is Sex – Sonic Youth
3
2%
Introducing – The Style Council
5
4%
Filth – Swans
3
2%
Soul Mining – The The
8
6%
Texas Flood – Stevie Ray Vaughn and Double Trouble
12
9%
Violent Femmes – Violent Femmes
11
8%
The Waterboys – The Waterboys
8
6%
Whodini – Whodini
1
1%
No Parlez - Paul Young
6
4%
 
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1983 debuts

Postby pcqgod » 19 Apr 2017, 21:09

1983: We have the dying gasp of hardcore punk and the birthing roar of thrash metal happening simultaneously, Madonna stepping onto the world pop stage still dominated by new wave/Eurodisco acts while a more experimental sound emerges from the American underground.

You have four picks, which should be more than enough from this lot.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 21:11

Did you do a 1980 debuts thread yet? That was the best year for debuts in the '80s.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Apr 2017, 21:15

Danielle Dax's Pop-Eyes is a long way out in front, an absolute stone-cold all-time classic.

Swans, The Chameleons and Metallica are in the queue behind.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Darkness_Fish » 19 Apr 2017, 21:20

In the "Other notable debuts category":
Death in June - The Guilty Have No Pride
The Box - Secrets Out
Sex Gang Children - Song and Legend
Alien Sex Fiend - Who's Been Sleeping in My Brain?
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Matt Wilson » 19 Apr 2017, 21:22

Kill 'em All!!!!!
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby sloopjohnc » 19 Apr 2017, 21:27

A lot of good, but flawed debuts.

I picked the ones that were the most consistent to me, beginning to end.

Dio
Style Council
Violent Femmes
Whodini

Madonna, Aztec Camera, The The, and Ministry were next in line.

Too Short's debut was in 1983 too. A good year for the Yay Area with Metallica and Too Short.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Graham Murakami » 19 Apr 2017, 21:44

No Parlez is probably the pick of all of those, and certainly has the best song, but the Crossing also has extraordinary production on it, and seeing them on the Top of Pops reruns recently has been brilliant. Aztec Camera's was a great debut, and he never got near to that kind of form again. I like the idea of the Rain Parade a lot, but went for Billy Bragg because I have played it more.

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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby pcqgod » 19 Apr 2017, 21:45

Matt Wilson wrote:Did you do a 1980 debuts thread yet? That was the best year for debuts in the '80s.



Somewhere, probably a year back. If they would only fix the search feature, I wouldn't have to search through a hundred pages of threads to bump it.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby toomanyhatz » 19 Apr 2017, 21:53

I actually found three there that I own and at least (sort of...) like.

Rain Parade - the best one here by miles
Femmes - Yes, I like them a great deal, though these days the 2nd album does more for me as it's weirder and nothing on it's overplayed
and...god help me...Billy Bragg. Hit and miss, of course, but I like some of it pretty well.

It was tempting to vote The The as the 4th, since it's the only thing by them that I actively like, but it's probably telling that I've never sought it out, either to hear or to own - just haven't turned away when it's crossed my path.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Dr. B. Eef » 19 Apr 2017, 22:02

Oh Christ, that's awful!

Madonna, I suppose. I don't even know it that well!
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby PresMuffley » 20 Apr 2017, 02:20

Cyndi Lauper, Madonna, Sonic Youth, Violent Femmes
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby PresMuffley » 20 Apr 2017, 02:22

Tears for Fears is oddly absent from the selection.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Jeff K » 20 Apr 2017, 07:05

Swans
The Rain Parade
Sonic Youth
The Chameleons
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Charlie O. » 20 Apr 2017, 07:52

Femmes, Minor Threat, Creatures
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Walk In My Shadow » 20 Apr 2017, 10:07

Soft spot for Style Council.

Otherwise Stevie Ray and Dio.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Rayge » 20 Apr 2017, 10:57

Cyndi Lauper stands out head and shoulders the best, and I also voted for Soul Mining, even though as far as I'm concerned, that was the debut only in name: Burning Blue Soul by Matt Johnson was the one for me.
Lots of other bands/acts I liked, but not bothered about the first album
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby NMB » 20 Apr 2017, 11:06

Big Country, Rain Parade, Stevie Ray, Waterboys - of which the best is probably Big Country.

I'm relieved to see no votes yet for Bananarama.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Diamond Dog » 20 Apr 2017, 11:50

Aztec Camera, Big Country, Malcolm McLaren & Paul Young.

Obviously High Land Hard Rain pisses all over everything else on here, though.
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Goat Boy » 20 Apr 2017, 11:52

So a shit year for debuts then
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Re: 1983 debuts

Postby Dr. B. Eef » 20 Apr 2017, 12:11

Well, if the appalling Violent Femmes can WIN here...
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