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  1. In reply to cindy17838, some of those names you listed actually do describe their bands well. Siouxsie and the Banshees actually sounded a bit like banshees (supernatural beings whose eerie cries foreshadowed death and misfortune). As for Echo and the Bunnymen, Echo was the name of the drum machine (I don't know where the bunnies came from, though). Butthole Surfers is just a nasty, nasty name though, but I've never listened to any of their music, so for all I know they could be a nasty, nasty band. A personal pet peeve in band names: How many nu-metal bands just seem to throw two random words together to make a name: Mudvayne? Hatebreed? (I'm sorry if I've offended any nu-metal fans out there ) Anyway, I saw a documentary tonight, and I think its title would be a great band name: Teen Thrill Killers
  2. There were plenty of great bands from the 80's - this was not just the hair metal era, but a boomtime for Alternative/Post-Punk outfits. Just for starters, you had: - R.E.M - The Cure - Echo and the Bunnymen - New Order - Bauhaus And that's only the tip of the iceberg, my friend!
  3. What about Robert Smith (vocals for the Cure)? I don't think many other vocalists have captured angst or wistfulness as well as Fat Bob has.
  4. Don't feel lonely! I'm another teenage Bowie fan, and I've had to suffer persecution (well, light teasing) for it! Anyway, if I remember correctly, I believe "Five Years" is about a young man coming to grips with the end of the world (we only have five years left to live, hence the song's title). Take a look at these lyrics if you don't believe me: "News had just come over, we had five years left to cry in News guy wept and told us, earth was really dying Cried so much his face was wet, then i knew he was not lying" The "narrator" of the song prepares for the end by cramming his head full of everything, even the most mundane details of everyday life (I heard telephones, opera house, favourite melodies / I saw boys, toys electric irons and t.v.'s/My brain hurt like a warehouse, it had no room to spare/I had to cram so many things to store everything in there) I suppose the reactions of the cop, soldier and so on are meant to illustrate others reactions to the terrible news of the upcoming Apocalypse.
  5. Is there any reason why socks make so many appearances in The Cure's music videos? There are flourescent socks in the video for "Inbetween Days", socks are hanging on a laundry line in the background in the video for "Lovesong", and socks can be spotted in the background in "Pictures of You". Is this a foot fetish, an inside joke or some sort of symbolism I'm not picking up on?
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