twqo of their worst songs.
I've only listened to Phsycho Killer and Once In A Lifetime. And I'm not making crazy judgments about the 80's thing, Wikipedia told me it was from 1981! Hahaha
And I messed up with the date cos I fpor some strange reason thought the first song when you said the 2nd.
Check out any of their albums before (but not including) Speaking In Tongues.
If you reccomend me what you consider to be their best few tracks to listen to then I might be able to form a better opinion.
I particularly recommend Remain In Light and The Name Of This Band Is Talking Heads.
Also, 'My Life in The Bush Of Ghosts' by Byrne & Eno.
TH used synths, but that's not really anything they're known for.
I agree with what you're saying about moulding that sound as I believe Joy Divisions sound (drumming in particular) is quite reminiscent of the 80's, but synths aren't a sound I particulary enjoy so I wouldn't really hail someone for pushing that into the mainstream