Best 80s Modern Rock Album

Best 80s Modern Rock Album

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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.

Product Details

Release Date: 12/17/2002
Label: Emd Int'l
UPC: 0724352687220
catalogNumber: 526872
Rank: 40035

Album Credits

Technical Credits

Big Country   Composer
Culture Club   Composer
Thomas Dolby   Composer
Debbie Harry   Composer
Billy Idol   Composer
Mark Mothersbaugh   Composer
Gary Numan   Composer
Robert Palmer   Composer
Psychedelic Furs   Composer
Fred Schneider   Composer
Wall of Voodoo   Composer
Burt Bacharach   Composer
Keith Forsey   Composer
Norman Greenbaum   Composer
Andy Partridge   Composer
Pete Shelley   Composer
Andy Taylor   Composer
Annie Lennox   Composer
Marc Bolan   Composer
Philip Oakey   Composer
Lorraine Segato   Composer
T. Bailey   Composer
Jo Callis   Composer
Gerald V. Casale   Composer
Ed Cobb   Composer
Steve Coy   Composer
Hal David   Composer
Ivan Dorschuk   Composer
Geoff Downes   Composer
Paul Fishman   Composer
Tim Friese-Greene   Composer
Stephen Hague   Composer
Mark Hollis   Composer
Trevor Horn   Composer
Tony James   Composer
Simon LeBon   Composer
Joe Leeway   Composer
Tim Lever   Composer
Eddie Lundon   Composer
Andy McCluskey   Composer
Roland Orzabal   Composer
Nick Rhodes   Composer
Ian Stanley   Composer
Chris Stein   Composer
Dave Stewart   Composer
John Taylor   Composer
Steve Webster   Composer
Philip Adrian Wright   Composer
Drew Arnott   Composer
Billy Bryans   Composer
Lauri Conger   Composer
Ricky Wilson   Composer
Paul Humphreys   Composer
Mike Percy   Composer
Peter Burns   Composer
A. Currie   Composer
Steve Chiff   Composer
Lynne Fernie   Composer
Joe Kerr   Composer
Roger Taylor   Composer

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