Thursday, January 24, 2013

It's time for another '80s music blog post!

One of the blogs I follow has a habit of using lyrics from 1980s technopop songs as post titles. And earlier this evening I saw the title/lyric "Riding on the range, I've got my hat on," which any '80s New Wave music aficionado knows is from "I wanna be a cowboy" sung by Boys Don't Cry.

Of course, that got me to head on over to YouTube, so I could watch the video. Which led me to The Vapors' "Turning Japanese."

No sex, no drugs, no wine, no women, no fun, no sin, no you, no wonder it's dark.

That led me to the Pet Shop Boys' "Opportunities (Let's make lots of money)."

I've got the brains, you've got the looks, let's make lots of money.

Which got me thinking about the Kinks' "Destroyer," which holds a special place in my heart (which only my friend T. would understand).

Feelin' guilty, feelin' scared, hidden cameras everywhere! Stop. Hold on. Stay in control.

Which naturally led to "Relax" by Frankie Goes to Hollywood.

I could go on, but instead I'll save it for another 1980s music blog post.

(To see past '80s music blog posts, click on the "1980s" label, below.)


Dave S. said...

Oh, yippee, yippee yo yo.

These are all solid choices. I like how the Kinks self-plagiarize "All Day and All of the Night" in "Destroyer."

Another David S. said...

Which reminds me: did I ever tell you what a great read I WANT MY MTV is? It's an oral history of the channel as told by pretty much all the principals from that era (executives, producers, directors, musicians, etc.). Full of all sorts of fun dirt and insights into all those big-haired videos we couldn't take our eyes off of in college. Or high school, if any of you young whippersnappers are reading this.

Anonymous said...

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