I'm just "funnin'" with the title, but it's so easy to dismiss the 80s bands as "hair/synth" bands of all style and little substance. But I got to thinking a few weeks ago that two of my favorite modern artists, Aimee Mann & Neil Finn were from Til Tuesday and Crowded House, respectively. On the Garden State soundtrack, Colin Hay sings a very soulful vocal/guitar song called "I just don't think I'll ever get over you" which channels a Tom Waits-type vocal to go along with a great acoustic guitar track. Imagine my surprise to find that Colin Hay has quite a few recent albums, most of which are well reviewed if not well received, and imagine my even greater surprise that he's formerly the frontman for "Men at Work!" Yep, those guys from the land down under, with their vegemite sandwiches. No real point to this thread other than to say maybe the 80s didn't deserve such a big black eye with regards to music. Can anyone else think of some 80s bands or now-solo artists who might have been viewed as just a typical 80s performer but actually has some musical chops?