And I mean this with affection. I know the 80s get a bad rap as the synth/keyboard/key-tar generation, with their feathered hair and feathered sounds (what the hell does that mean, Carlo?)... Anyway, I grew up in that generation, but went to college in 1991 as the grunge scene exploded. I was immersed in that, and my dad was a big classic rock fan (Zep, Beatles, etc.) so you can guess my musical tastes. Over the years, I've found myself not listening to 80s music. Now, as I ease into my thirties I find myself drawn to the singer/songwriter genre. What a surprise that I find myself a huge fan of current singer/songwriters who were front men/women for 80s acts! Take for example: Aimee Mann (Til Tuesday) Neil Finn (Crowded House) Colin Hay (Men at Work) Natalie Merchant (10,000 Maniacs--okay they were late 80s, early 90s) And then, since I've ripped nearly my entire CD collection onto my iPod, and I hardly ever get rid of old CDs, whenever a song from, say Talking Heads, The Cars, etc. come up, I find myself listening to it and smiling! It's gotten so bad that after watching the special edition of The Wedding Singer, I ordered both soundtracks from Amazon.com and they should be here in a few days and I'm giddy with anticipation! Now I know, every decade had its share of bad music, but I think the 80s has been maligned for too long. Some of those acts really were good/great musicians (despite the hair). Any thoughts?