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    So I just caught a bit of the West End Girls on one of the music channels on Sky ...

    Canít help wondering why (in my opinion) bands like Pet Shop Boys and Adam & the Ants seem to sound so fresh and relevant/ current ??

    A lot of my other fave stuff just leaves me cold as itís so dated ..

    Iím kinda obsessed with Years & Years who remind me so much of PSB


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    Any band that would feel not just modern but ahead of their time would certainly count. Queen and ELO are two of them which I would count as aging well - after Freddie Mercury's death, the 1991 rerelease of Bohemian Rhapsody still sounded fresh. Status Quo could be another example. Also, a long stint of many years in the charts with so many hits is a sign of aging well - the Bee Gees started in the 1960s and were still going in the 1980s right through the disco era of the 1970s.

    I can't really imagine the Beatles being as prominent in the charts in the 1980s as they would have done so in the 1960s if they had stayed together - not because of Lennon's death in 1980 of course, but I have always thought of them as being as 1960s as pop music could get - they would have been sub-Wings because of McCartney and all that. I cannot imagine it myself.
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    I think the Beatles would still be as massive .. so many reasons but the song quality alone


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    I always think of McCartney's solo stuff, and his stint with Wings as being separate from the Beatles.

    What I have noticed that the Bee Gees have managed to transfer very easily from one genre to each other throughout the years - they sounded very 1960s when they started; by the mid 1970s they easily developed into the disco genre and more or less became the British (even if they did come from the Isle of Man) answer to the Stylistics - and they were still going in the late 1980s, in order words they covered so many genres in 20 years in the pace of how music had changed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I always think of McCartney's solo stuff, and his stint with Wings as being separate from the Beatles.

    What I have noticed that the Bee Gees have managed to transfer very easily from one genre to each other throughout the years - they sounded very 1960s when they started; by the mid 1970s they easily developed into the disco genre and more or less became the British (even if they did come from the Isle of Man) answer to the Stylistics - and they were still going in the late 1980s, in order words they covered so many genres in 20 years in the pace of how musical had changed.
    Not bad for three young car thieving brothers from Manchester

    Well, thatís what a program said about them not long ago .. could be complete nonsense..

    The program suggested they were getting up to all kinds of mischief then the parents up sticks and went to Australia ( I think )


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    I wouldn't know about it - what I do know is that they had had high voices for adult men.
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    Quote Originally Posted by George 1978 View Post
    I wouldn't know about it - what I do know is that they had had high voices for adult men.
    You surely knew about their songs / melodies ?


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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    You surely knew about their songs / melodies ?
    I know of them.
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    I liked Oasis as i was growing up, plus All Saints, i also like some 80s music too.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Zincubus View Post
    So I just caught a bit of the West End Girls on one of the music channels on Sky ...

    Can’t help wondering why (in my opinion) bands like Pet Shop Boys and Adam & the Ants seem to sound so fresh and relevant/ current ??

    A lot of my other fave stuff just leaves me cold as it’s so dated ..

    I’m kinda obsessed with Years & Years who remind me so much of PSB


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    I'm kinda more a prog rock fan which has not been relevant for 40 years many bands like YES,GENESIS,TULL and so on got knocked on there asses when punk came along and serious music was suddenly out of favour. It recovered to some degree but as i said it is far less relevant than the prog heyday of the 1970s but this wont stop me listening to it.
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