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Modern Rock

Posted by Mr. Chadwick, January 14, 2008 10:00am | Post a Comment

The early 80's fascination with blossoming computer culture seemed to go hand in hand with an apprehensive take on its possible uses... These themes made for some very interesting makeovers.  Throw in a little Sci-fi and a touch of New Wave and you've got some very "Modern Rock"...

Grace Slick and the Airplane folks had a few records with technological themes...



Peter Frampton attempted his own computer makeover below, the 80's were not his decade...



Survivor had quite a run the 80's...this album is rather typical of their take on the "Modern Rock"
aesthetic, with a touch of the Wargames thrown in...






Aaaah, Blue Oyster Cult had their finger on the pulse of the youths- Space Ships, Niteclubs & Ninjas...



The Who had a couple of big videos off of this record...Pete looks more like Simon in this photo shoot...


No image was more at odds with the "modern rock" new wave-isms than Jethro Tull, but they tried...Also a Barclay James Harvest bonus...




Let's finish it off with one more from the Jefferson Airplane gang...

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