Nostalgia Rock: My High School Favorites, 1982-1986

220px-thomasdolbythegoldenageofwirelessTo say that I was obsessed with rock during my high school years would be a gross understatement.  Then, again, I was pretty much either obsessed with whatever I was doing (listening to music, playing DnD, debating, hanging out with friends) or I wasn’t doing it.  Anyway, over at Facebook, a lot of folks are posting their favorite high school albums.  Here are mine.  Narrowing it to fifteen was really tough, as I would’ve preferred to have added more Rush, some Jethro Tull, some Kansas, some Pink Floyd, more Genesis, more Tangerine Dream, and more Yes.

Still, I think this is a pretty accurate list.  I also tried to be honest.  As such, I’ve really not listened to Oingo Boingo, the Police, or The Tubes anymore.

My 15 favorite high school (1982-1986) albums.

  1. ABC, THE LEXICON OF LOVE
  2. Genesis ABACAB
  3. Genesis, DUKE
  4. Oingo Boingo, DEAD MAN’S PARTY
  5. Police, SYNCHRONICITY
  6. Rush, GRACE UNDER PRESSURE
  7. Rush, MOVING PICTURES
  8. Rush, SIGNALS
  9. Tangerine Dream, FORCE MAJEURE
  10. Tears for Fears, SONGS FROM THE BIG CHAIR
  11. Thomas Dolby, GOLDEN AGE OF WIRELESS
  12. Tubes, COMPLETION BACKWARDS PRINCIPLE 
  13. Wang Chung, TO LIVE AND DIE IN LA (soundtrack)
  14. Yes, 90125
  15. Yes, YESSONGS

Your turn.

 

3 thoughts on “Nostalgia Rock: My High School Favorites, 1982-1986

  1. Wow,how VERY SIMILAR Musical-tastes we had back then,in Music Sir-Brad!!! Lol. Of course,MY High-school years came a few years after yours did,but still……….I definitely REMEMBER all of these albums being played by myself or friends of mine,during this time!!!

    If I had to make up my own “List”……….it not-surprisingly,wouldn’t be very different from Yours!!! Possibly a “Synchronicity II” and/or “Pyromania” and/or “Bark at the Moon” from the Ozz,etc.

    But generally speaking………..it’s sort of reassuring to see that both of us we’re rocking out to pretty much the same kinds of music,made by the same kinds of artists back then!!! 🙂

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  2. Albums at school. Now I am going to show my age. Check these out
    Alice Cooper killer , schools out and billion dollar babies
    Yes yes songs
    EPL. Trilogy , pictures at an exhibition and brain salad surgery
    Budgie. Bandolier
    Hawkwind. Doremi fasol Latino
    Rick wakeman. Six wives of Henri viii
    T. rex electric warrior
    Genesis selling England and lamb lies down
    Greenslade spyglass guest
    Man. Be good to yourself at least once a day
    Deep purple. Made in Japan and machine head.

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