The Great Music of Talkbeer - 1983

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  1. mattafett

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    Each Wednesday (typically) we'll introduce a new year from 1958 through 2017. Each member selects an album released in that year with a few lines (or more) on why you picked it/enjoy it. Your selection does not have to be the most important release or the most admired release of that year (though it certainly can be), simply an album that grabs you and that you really love.

    However, once an album is selected by a member, you must choose a different album.

    Together we will compile quite the canon of "Great Music" and, who knows, maybe inspire each other to check out some new artists (or to revisit old forgotten classics).

    This week - the albums of 1983
    Honorable mentions begin on Monday

    No placeholders. You must post the artist and title followed by the album cover. You may edit your post to include a write-up or videos.


    Here is a list of the top albums per Rate Your Music, which is the source I will use to determine an albums release date.
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  2. mattafett

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    Fantastic year. Gonna let my top picks go, and settle on something else.
     
  3. elkhunter36

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    One of my favorite performers of all time. And on most days my favorite guitarist.

    Stevie Ray Vaughan : Texas Flood

    His debut album and his best.



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    This is guitar perfection for me. (fast forward to 3:20 if you don't want to listen to the whole thing)




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  4. MrVonzipper

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  5. MordorMongo

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    Ahhh, great year. I was heavy on my way of being the greatest guitar player of all time in my 13 year old head.

    Then I got a copy of this :

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    Won’t go down the greatest guitar player rabbit hole but fuck me this was mind blowing. Still is really. Getting whiskey drunk and playing this shit loud is still a good time. I got good enough eventually to play some SRV tunes and his nuance is still unbelievable to me. The bends, the flow, the ability to move right past a missed note. Love the guy. Fantastic album and really did change me and send me down some different musical paths than I was on at the time.


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  6. thebandit1

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    According to iTunes, I’ve listened to this album the most over the last year. I’m surprised but not. For some reason, it had just been my “go to” all year.


     
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  7. leftoverburrito

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    I'm now firmly convinced that mattafett is purposely avoiding the 5 years I'm waiting for. Its uncanny.

    Metallica: Kill 'em All


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    Puppets is still king for me but this is still a great album that brings back a lot of memories.


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  8. MordorMongo

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    Goddamnit. Fuck it. It’s a tie. Fuck your mother elkhunter36
     
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  9. mattafett

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    See above.
     
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  10. thebandit1

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    Ha!
     
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    Aztec Camera - High Land, Hard Rain

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    Debut album from Roddy Frame's group, and probably one of my top albums of any year. Not a bad song on the entire album, and a couple of my favourite songs from any artist.





    This one only made the later re-issue, but I am including it anyway
     
  12. MordorMongo

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    I don’t care. I was listening to the tracks and shit. I probably started my post before he did I’m just a stoner.
     
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  13. MordorMongo

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    Plus that album is good enough it deserves two slots.

    ‘Murica.
     
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  14. Dcv

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    Tears For Fears "The Hurting"
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    The perfect 80's New Wave band. So many great songs over their first few albums.

    Cheesy music video but a great song


     
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  15. mattafett

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    Cyndi Lauper - She's So Unusual
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    I love Cyndi. A lot. Here we have her debut album, and what a debut. Everyone knows the songs on this record, and they get played 35 years later.
    Interesting fact. I saw her open for Cher, and Cyndi performs barefoot.


     
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  16. steimie

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    The Replacements--Hootenanny

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    Bluesy rock about a trip to the emergency room, silly surf rock song about a ski hill, punky song about trying to outrun cops on a motorcycle, synth-laden thing about love and a girl, silly ditty about personal ads in an alternative weekly. Only The Replacements do this and make it all work.

    Title song was recorded by engineer and producer in a mobile recording van that was parked outside the warehouse where the band was set up to play. Unbeknownst to those in the van, the Mats all switched instruments and cranked out this basic bitch blues song about absolutely nothing, then declared it would be track 1, side 1.

    "Color Me Impressed"


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    "Take Me Down to the Hospital"


    My favorite band. Not my favorite record they did. But such a great taste of what made them what they were and why they were and still are the best.
     
  17. flexabull

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    New Order - Power, Corruption and Lies

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    Arguably my favorite New Order album. (it can depend on my mood when you ask me)



    Plus it has my favorite New Order song. Peter Hook with dat bass line!
     
  18. axeman9182

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    Would have gone with Kill Em All, but this is a fine consolation prize

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    The first album with Nicko McBrain completing the classic Iron Maiden lineup. The Trooper alone makes this a worthwhile album, but the album opener Where Eagles Dare is pretty killer itself. I've also always had a soft spot for Die With Your Boots On.

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  19. lurchingbeast

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    We should hang out, listen to music, and hold hands.

    Only album I'm super into from 83. I'll come back tomorrow with a pick when I'm sober.
     
  20. Alt_Mann

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    Tom Waits, Swordfish Trombones.
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    The first of three legendary albums. What a song the title track is:


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