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Top 8 Bruce Cockburn Songs of the '80s
Here's a look at some of singer-songwriter Bruce Cockburn's best song contributions during the '80s, a fertile and passionate period of his long career.
Camper Van Beethoven - Profile of the Pioneering College Rock Band
A band like Camper Van Beethoven should have enjoyed more success in its own time, but the pioneering college rockers were more interested in musical discovery than commercial success.
Profile of '80s Rap-Rock Pioneers Beastie Boys
The Beastie Boys grew out of the early New York City hardcore punk and thrash scenes, initially performing and recording as a relatively straightforward hardcore trio. However, the group's active sense of humor and boundless energy eventually led to experimentation and an evolution into a rock music-inspired yet genuine rap/hip-hop outfit. On...
Profile of American College Rock/New Wave Band The Call
Other anthemic college rock bands gained far more attention during the '80s than The Call, but that group matched or exceeded almost all its contemporaries in terms of consistency, prolific output, and passionately engaging, righteous political anger. Led by late frontman and bassist Michael Been, The Call found a niche in the early days of new...
Jim Capaldi Solo Artist Profile
Though best known as a founding member of legendary '60s rock band Traffic, drummer and multi-instrumentalist Jim Capaldi also engineered a remarkably consistent if criminally underrated solo career throughout the '70s and '80s. As a lead vocalist, Capaldi never got the chance to shine as a member of Traffic, but his soulful style and...
Top Alabama Songs of the '80s
Alabama emerged during the '80s as a major act not only in commercial country music but also as a serious crossover pop threat. Here's a look at the group's top songs of this period.
Adam Ant Artist Profile
Adam Ant became an MTV icon during the early '80s, delivering a pop music-friendly variation on punk rock and new wave. Here's a look at this artist's once white-hot career.
Profile & Biography of British Singer-Songwriter Kate Bush
Here's a look at the career of England's Kate Bush, one of the most category-resistant and successful female U.K. pop singers of the era.
Top Gloria Estefan Songs of the '80s
As lead singer and frontwoman of Latin pop band Miami Sound Machine, Gloria Estefan became a major star in English-speaking markets. Here's a look at her best '80s songs.
Top David Bowie Solo Songs of the '80s
'70s glam rock icon David Bowie entered the '80s as an active, relevant artist and quick fit into the post-MTV landscape as a continuously stylish singer-songwriter.
Top Deep Purple Songs of the '80s
Though known for its memorable '70s output, British hard rock band Deep Purple also produced a number of underrated songs during an '80s period of reformation.
Top Steve Earle Songs of the '80s
Texas singer-songwriter Steve Earle set the tone for one of music's most uncompromising careers with his first three albums of quality material. Here's a list of his best songs from that period.