Obviously stretching it, but "REO Speedwagon" springs to mind anyway.
In fact, that was the first one I mentioned :-)
::hides behind Una::
Might not meet all the qualifications...
But, they're not only good but later. I'll put them in the same bucket as "REM".
I definitely agree with you on 'good', but the 'later' does not stand. White Music came out in 1978.
I'm pretty sure MSG was 80's.
And BTO!?!?!?!? They were Gods! MEN among men!?!? They were...they were...
OK, yeah. They were pretty fucking bad.
I'm drawing a blank trying come up with more. You could just go for the cheap shot and say 'Yes'; plus their lyrics have always been atrocious.
Yes, they were definitely 80s. Oh, and I actually think that MSG doesn't stand for Michael Shankar Group. I actually think it's for McCulley Shankar Group... as in Steve McCulley and Michael Shankar. I remember being firmly corrected by my sister when I made the previous assumption at ome time.
It's all a matter of when Michael left the Scorpions. I'm pretty sure that was not before the 80's began.
It was Micheal Schenker Group for many years. The Rob McAully joined and they changed the name.
Considering that I don't give a shit about the Scorps, Michael Schenker, or Rob McAully, the truth about the amount of utterly useless information rattling around in my skull becomes clear!
Hey now -- Yes lyrics may be incomprehensible gibberish but that's mean they're BAD. Just... deep. Yeah.
Does GNR count?
even though they're no abbreviation, i believe yes belongs in that list.
Did Crosby, Stills and Nash ever just go by the initals?
Yep. and Graham Nash's lyrics could kill a mule, but unfortunately not a hippie.
Emerson Lake and Palmer.
In the 80's there was also GTR.
Although I happen to like a number of the bands being trashed here, I have to admit that GTR was a crime against all laws of god and man.
Sigue Sigue Sputnik was formed with the idea of being a complete sellout non-musical visual marketing gimmick.
Other bands just fall into that sort of thing.
Was Earth, Wind, and Fire ever abbreviated? Thankfully, I have no conscious memories of that era.
Might be too late, but Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark eventually started going by OMD.
Not by the time they were calling themselves OMD, from comparing what I've heard of Orchestral Manoeuvres in the Dark and OMD.