About: 80′s Music
February 23, 2007 1 Comment
I was in the midst of greatness. I just didn’t realize it at the time.
I’m speaking of the 80′s era.
I guess one of the problems with me recognizing a great era at the time was the exposure to the music I received. I was working construction, and I was at the mercy of whoever had the jobsite radio. Most of the time, the most popular station was strictly Top 40. That meant lots of dreck by Styx, Foreigner, Loverboy, and other marginally talented masters of formulaic power pop.
But the fact is that the 80′s were a great musical era for heavily-synthesizer-driven melodies by groups like Simple Minds, Tears for Fears, Spandau Ballet, and many others.
With that, I present today’s FamilyFirst site: About: 80′s Music.
Admittedly, the About: site is a mixed bag. But the 80′s Music section is well done indeed.
Guide Steve Peake knows his 80′s music, and he has attitude about it. He also knows how to write.
For an example, check out his piece on Cyndi Lauper. He paints her portrait as an overlooked genius whom audiences took for granted, perhaps due to her unconventional appearance, or maybe it was that professional wrestling thing.
Anyhow, he does the great music of the 80′s justice, IMHO. Check his comments out and see if you agree.
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