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#5876 2020-09-22 02:42:27

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Hey. I'm back.

You might think, from that playlist, that early eighties pop radio was heavily influenced by reggae. It was.

Let's do this again. Number One, The Police, a banal song about a stalker, no reggae, a pop ballad...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OMOGaugKpzs

Black violinists fake-fiddling. Cringey.

Number Two, Michael Jackson. In this song, he's a man accused of fathering an illegitimate child. Should have been Number One, this audio production is amazing. Disco...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zi_XLOBDo_Y

Number Three, Irena Cara. She's... a glorified stripper? Synth-pop...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILWSp0m9G2U

Number Four, Men At Work. Reggae...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XfR9iY5y94s

Number Five, Michael Jackson. Rock Anthem...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oRdxUFDoQe0

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#5877 2020-09-22 07:47:46

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

hhh wrote:

To further prove my point, five more songs from the top of Billboard in 1983. Hmm, The Police, Michael Jackson. Eurythmics is at number ten. Let's start with number 11, brining gender bending way past David Bowie and into the mainstream, Culture Club...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2nXGPZaTKik

And at number eighteen, David Bowie (with Stevie Ray Vaughn)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VbD_kBJc_gI

At 22, Eddie Grant. Apparently this song is about a street riot?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IuwxZSIS__4

Thomas Dolby, Prince, Toto, The Pretenders, Marvin Gaye. Number 30, After the Fire (Falco did it first, I'm cheating here. Gotta get my Falco love on)...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8-bgiiTxhzM 

Number five goes to number 76, a deep cut, even though they score higher on the chart with another song. Men At Work...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0AxrOUJ62E


Great time for pop, even though I'm biased - I was in my mid teens so there is the nostalgia factor.   But it was the early days of MTV so cutting edge of music videos.   You had New Wave and post-punk.   Metal was in a glam phase but pretty fun.   Hiphop just about to ramp up.   Bands like The Clash, U2, Killing Joke, etc.  Joy Division/New Order.   The Smiths.  Pet Shop Boys.   

I like that early 80s Bowie too - not his best period but resonated with me.


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#5878 2020-09-22 10:52:13

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Jason Isbell - Traveling Alone

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#5879 2020-09-22 21:08:05

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

1963, Joni Mitchell recorded a few songs at the radio station CFQC in Saskatoon, Saskatchewan. Her earliest recording.  Here's her take on House of the Rising Sun.  She makes it her own.  https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=4wWR3ZkyyGY


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#5880 2020-09-23 04:46:43

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^Very nice!


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#5881 2020-09-23 06:51:17

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Re: What are you listening to right now?


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#5882 2020-09-23 07:10:08

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Something a bit different: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000mk3v

"A 'dizzying, dazzling' satirical river of sound"

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#5883 2020-09-24 07:52:53

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

^Brilliant!


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#5884 2020-09-24 13:26:49

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Jimbo_G wrote:

Something a bit different: https://www.bbc.co.uk/sounds/play/m000mk3v

"A 'dizzying, dazzling' satirical river of sound"

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#5885 2020-09-25 18:35:51

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

Dire Straits - Communique (full album);

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=U-aL67iqohE

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#5886 Yesterday 05:18:05

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Re: What are you listening to right now?

The new Deftones, good.  So good.


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