Well, much as I miss Debbie Gibson, the 1980s was when I grew up and found proper music. Like this, from..erm..1980!:
….On-U Sound Records, which was the perfect blend of black and white street consciousness....
Debbie Gibson? Now I'm hearing the voice of Bill Hicks tearing into her "get back to the mall that spawned you!" As for Threads, I seem to recall the choice you got in that was being incinerated in the blast or staggering around the Peak District in a nuclear winter, gnawing bits off a dead sheep while you slowly died of radiation sickness - cheery stuff! Since we're covering both 80s music and nuclear annihilation, we get to choose between OMD's "Enola Gay" and Nena's "99 Red Balloons"...
Sadly we got too cocky and tried to jump it off the lorry loading ramp with 4 of us in it. Somehow we didn't die but all 4 tyres burst and the engine mounts broke so it wouldn't drive any more - it's not like that on TV
Back then we watched Threads and most assumed we were about to be vaporised, so fuck it.
1987 was a good year. Best played loud
Wendy & Lisa
QuoteWendy & LisaThe Bangles and Belinda Carlisle caught my eye back then.
This was originally from 1981, but this live version from 2009 is so damn good I thought it might be better:
I have to say I'm with Graigwen, harking back to the '60s.I had this one running round in my head for a few days until I managed to find it on Youtube...
From the second wave (or was it the third, I can't remember!) of 'new' psychedelia in 1983, from The Rain Parade in LA. Their 'Emergency Third Rail Power Trip' was barely off my turntable for weeks and saw them at The Leadmill too. Some familiar chord changes going on if you're a Syd Barrett fan - it's pretty much an homage to be honest.
Were a bit scruffy in them days...
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