I love the 80s

I’ve been buying songs online like nobody’s business.

Mainly all the 1980s one-hit wonders that I’ve always wanted to collect. I believe the 80s was the last decade of real innovation in music, as synthesizers and imaginations were stretched to their limit. The 90s were mostly ho-hum as techno took over the scene (but I really dug the early stuff like Technotronic and KLF, who didn’t?) , and the current decade even worse, because there’s nothing really new anymore. If I hear Britney one more time, I’m gonna hit someone.

Here’s some of the goodies I’m blasting on my iPod

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Self Control – Laura Branigan
(Grand Theft Auto – Vice City opens with this killer one)

Centrefold – The J Geils Band
(my almost-gf’s a porn star!)

Missing You – John Waite
(the classic standard in ballads)

She Blinded Me With Science – Thomas Dolby
(a sendup of 50s B-grade SF movies)

Word Up -Cameo
(Early mainstream rap)

Dance Hall Days – Wang Chung
(not Chinese, but they’re hip)

Back to Life – Soul II Soul
(1990, but shiok groove man)

I Can’t Wait – Nu Shooz
(fantastic blend of synthesized voices and a sweet vocal)

One Night In Bangkok – Murray Head
(It’s not One Night In Beijing, but just as well)

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