Monday, January 21, 2019

MA-135 - One Word 80s

In my vast and purely subjective survey of pop music from the 1980s, one clump of songs leapt out at me for a simple reason:

They all have one-word titles!


01 - People - F-Systems - 1980   (3:40)

02 - Freak - Bruce Foxton - 1983   (3:23)

03 - Dance - Odd Stories - 1981   (2:22)

04 - Aggression - Secret Life - 1985   (2:48)

05 - Downstream - The Rainmakers - 1986   (3:31)

06 - Observer - The Stripes - 1980   (2:33)

07 - Vanity - Trial Offer - 1981   (2:49)

08 - Bug - Cleavers - 1980   (2:22)

09 - Mundane - The White Liberals - 1985   (3:26)

10 - Television - The Modes - 1985   (3:55)

11 - Now! - Cement Trampoline - 1989   (3:25)

12 - Amnesia - Fingerprintz - 1980   (2:44)

13 - Secrets - The Staff - 1981   (2:31)

14 - Girls - The Orchids - 1980   (3:28)

15 - Breakout - Drinking Electricity - 1982   (3:25)

16 - Radio - The Lookalikes - 1980   (3:05)

17 - Carefully - Krisma - 1983   (4:37)

18 - Sanctuary - New Musik - 1980   (4:15)

19 - Cameras - Motifs - 1982   (3:54)

20 - Voices - 17 Pygmies - 1986   (3:06)

21 - Channels - I Spy - 1982   (2:21)

22 - Intimacy - Linn Vann Hek - 1982   (4:01)

23 - Intercontinental - Afraid of Mice - 1981   (2:54)

24 - Jungle - Significant ZerØs - 1981   (3:13)


The background Wall of Words is from the October 13, 1988 Bush-Dukakis debate.

The background text for the disc art is from a Gorbachev speech on December 7, 1988.

Visit the One-Word 80s.

Those of you familiar with the 1982 film Megaforce and its slogan will find something familiar here too.

See you on Thursday, fellow mavens!
 

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