I believe we have a age thing here. Al; I guess you´re 30-35?
My lil sister is 33 and she´s totally stuck in overproduced
80s stuff. It´s pre- or post-disco. Disco messed all up;
but that sad process started already - musically - about 1975,
but structurally and socially discos crowded our cities already back
in 69 so it´s a complex thing.
And the period 1980-82 is in my ears also on of the best ever...
At that point the new groups, the hangers-on on Summer of Love
as well as the rebellions against it had became good song writers
and producers... But when ya get to see Neil Young in a tie
- and Keith in a hockey hairstyle - and hear the former makin music
with machines, then...