Friday, May 18, 2018

A Day Late ... MA-107 - It Escalated from the 1980s

You know how you're supposed to love all your children, but each is special in different ways?

Well, this clumping of songs somehow gives my ol' heart an extra yank somehow.  Just some boffo songs from mostly time-ignored groups.  Many songs comment on the changing times or the humor of the human sitch-eyation.

01 - Brave New World - The Tender Violent Chords   1982   (3:49)
02 - Synthecide - SSQ   1983   (3:33)
03 - Playmate - Vög   1981   (2:53)
04 - They - Motivo   1980   (3:31)
05 - Beer - Unit: 3 & Venus   1982   (2:15)
06 - The Consumer - Mechanics   1980   (2:23)
07 - Praying to the Beat - Re-Flex   1983   (3:39)
08 - Eighties - Killing Joke   1985   (3:52)
09 - Defunkt Hunk - Die Hausfrauen   1981   (2:47)
10 - Dark Glasses - Edwina Laurie   1984   (3:33)
11 - No Moon at All - Gabriele Morgan   1981   (1:41)
12 - X-Ray Vision - Moon Martin   1982   (3:55)
13 - TV Programmed TV Set - Poptronix   1981   (3:18)
14 - Out of Style - Dr No   1983   (3:50)
15 - When I Was Younger - The Shivvers   1980   (2:59)
16 - Plastic Heaven - The Animated   1981   (2:03)
17 - Computer World - The Reporters   1982   (3:42)
18 - Love Is Strange - Fay Ray   1982   (3:23)
19 - I Love You I Hate You - Sue Rhee and the Orientals   1984  
20 - Would I Lie to You - Eurythmics   1985   (3:50)
21 - Bite the Wax Tadpole - L7   1988   (2:14)
22 - Stiff Citizens - Significant Zers   1981   (2:20)
23 - Speed Is the Key - The Sugarcubes   1989   (3:20)
24 - I'm So Tall - Underachievers   1986   (2:08)
25 - Be Blasé - Martha and the Muffins   1980   (2:38)


Thanks, and see you on Monday!
  

Monday, May 14, 2018

MA-117 - It Was Exhumed from the 1980s

Excavated and presented for your amazement, more musical endeavors of all types from that storied decade ...
01 - Burnin' in the Third Degree - Tahnee Cain and Tryanglz   1984  (3:28)
02 - Hands on the Clock - Skeletal Family   1985  (3:14)
03 - TV True Tonight - Zach Swagger   1981  (3:35)
04 - Love to Hate You - The Corvettes   1980  (2:51)
05 - The Element Within Her - Marti Jones   1985  (3:32)
06 - I Could Be in Heaven - The Flatmates   1987  (2:44)
07 - Look Out (You're Falling in Love Again) - Luna Twist   1982  (3:48)
08 - Enjoy Yourself - The Elements   1981  (3:05)
09 - Let's Do Lunch - Captain Crunch and Let's Do Lunch   1989  (2:44)
10 - Blue Kiss - Jane Wiedlin   1985  (3:26)
11 - Ego - Mystery Girls   1983  (1:59)
12 - Wild - The Nuns   1981  (2:07)
13 - Bop Girl - Pat Wilson   1983  (3:01)
14 - Transposed Heads - Slickaphonics   1985  (3:40)
15 - It's Up to You - Shop Assistants   1985  (2:37)
16 - Watchers of the Night - Monsoon   1982  (3:46)
17 - Don't Mutilate My Mink - Cristina   1984  (3:11)
18 - All Girls Lie - Bette Bright   1980  (2:33)
19 - I Know It's Wrong - Tools   1981  (2:29)
20 - Fast Food Girl - The Tuff Bunnies   1982  (1:48)
21 - Robert De Niro's Waiting - Bananarama   1984  (3:39)
22 - Don't Stop - Splitters   1982  (2:35)
23 - She Snickers Euphonic Barf - Some Red   1983  (2:55)
24 - I Wanna Be with Linda Blair - The Gumby's   1982  (4:41)
25 - Babytalk - The Urge   1980  (2:13)
26 - Small Talk from a Big Mouth - The Reducers   1984  (3:15)

Each song is fine, but a few observations:
  • Track #3 is an interesting tale about a Beast numbered 6-6-6
  • I dare you to listen to Track #5 and not think it's Joni Mitchell singing
  • The cranial swaps described in Track #14 aren't necessarily part of a horror movie ... they're another way of describing "look at things from a different point of view"
  • Who couldn't love a song with the title "She Snickers Euphonic Barf"?
  • Track #26 is a sad-but-true observation of many public figures even today *sigh*

See you on Thursday with another comp!
   

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