Anybody into 80s big music?

Big music=big guitars, big drums, anthemic songs, etc. Big Country, XTC, the Alarm, the Call, the Waterboys, Simple Minds, Cactus World News, and of course U2. Any others come mind?

Sorry. The Call isn't my cup of tea. I have more to list like Dire Straits, Journey, Hall & Oats, Human League, Chaka Khan, Wham,'s just too many to put it all in.

80's music + beer + chicken wings + audio nerd friends = perfect weekend :^)
The Call had two massive singles with "I still believe" and "walls come down." They got it right twice, which is more than most. They just didn't have a definite, career begining Lp IMHO. Reconcile came close.
Phasecorrect-Having hit records and a definite debut album has nothing to do with "getting it right" from a musical perspective. Many bands have that "definite" 1st release then start on a spiraling decline, The Call did just the opposite The Call released 7 albums with the 5th recording "Into The Woods" being a creative peak for them.
I enjoy the Call and like Black Rebel Motorcycle Club even more. Michael Been's son Robert is founder of BRMC. BMRC covered "Let the Day Begin" on their last live album.
The Call just didn't have that killer, every track a standout type of Lp. It has nothing to with record sales. Big country debut comes to mind. Virtual flawless debut with a gluttony of high quality tracks. Sounds like I'm slagging them but I'm not.In short, They.never made a Joshua Tree. Few bands do.