The 80s were chockful of New Wave power ballads, synthesizers, drum machines, and no shortage of Madonna and Michael Jackson.
River Of Song
Intro When I did my “Runaway Train” playlist (see the end of this one) I was really surprised at how many songs there were called “Runaway Train” and I do like to put things together with a theme, and a friend of mine loves the Joni Mitchell song “River”, so I wondered could I put together a playlist of songs that have the word “River” in the title.
Guns N’ Roses Concert (Review)
Brisbane rocked the night away last night, 22 November 2022, to the world class concert put on by the legendary Guns N’ Roses.
7 Childhood Songs That Were Wildly Inappropriate: Part 2
It's been a while since I published Part One of this (5 years, but who's counting) and naturally, with the state of well *motions generally* everything, I felt like going on a little trip down nostalgia lane. I don't know about any one else but trust me when I say, it was either using this as a distraction or screaming into the void. As you can imagine, this sounded like the much more pleasant option.
Fans Choice: 30 Favorite New Wave Songs
Celebrate Your Life!!! Recently, I conducted a survey of 155 people asking what their favorite New Wave songs are. I have long been a fan of New Wave music. It started in the summer of 1978 when I bought the single "The Robots" by Kraftwerk. I was into this futuristic thing which began a year earlier with the film Star Wars. This electronic dance tune was the catalyst that helped me branch out into the world of New Wave music.
A Year and a Half in the Life of Metallica (1991)
I once, around the Good Year 1989, played the opening riffs off of "Blackened" by Metallica, from an audio cassette (i.e. music recorded on magnetic tape unspooled between two plastic spinners, in a machine specifically designed to do so, called a "tape deck") of their fourth album ....And Justice for All. An aunt of mine, who was into the average arena-rock bands of the era, the Poisons, and Motley Crues, recoiled in horror. "That band SUCKS!" she exclaimed. "They'll never amount to anything!" That was her prediction. Of course, they went on to mega-stardom, success beyond their wildest dreams, becoming one of the top bestselling hard rock/heavy metal bands in recording industry history.
A Edible Playlist
Introduction My last playlist was based on anatomy and is linked at the end of this piece. During one of the songs, “Arms of Mary” by The Sutherland Brothers and Quiver I recalled that my favourite song by the Sutherland Brothers was “The Pie” and that might be a good pretext for another playlist. The fact that one of my friends told me that they keep discovering new music to listen to from these playlists inspired me to create this one.
5 Songs #2
HELLO ALL! It's time for Round 2 of our five set marathon. In this post, I'll discuss the songs mentioned in my previous post, putting my own 100 cents in on each one.
An Anatomical Playlist
The Intro I was listening to some songs and "Magic Man" by Heart came on, and I thought that could be an interesting theme for a playlist, parts of the body either in the song title or the band name. I will probably miss a lot but I am just going to dive in and see where this takes me.
George Thorogood & The Destroyers (Review)
Thirty one years ago, in 1991, I attended the concert of George Thorogood & The Destroyers at one of Darwin’s biggest open air venues.
When Manuela Hosted a Goodbye to Prince at The Roxy
Remembering when Prince passed away, most of his fans would think it was the darkest day in their lives. Soon, gatherings at Paisley Park (his home/studio in Chanhasen Mn), and "First Avenue" (the place where most of the concert scenes in his debut film, Purple Rain" were shot), began to pop up suddenly and without fanfare. Soon other Prince-related venues began to have pop up gatherings to talk about, mourn and remember the artist.
5 Songs #1
CIRCUMVENTED FORWARD: WORDS OF CAUTION I would prefer you hear these on your own first, by way of their respective albums. But if you would like to just listen to the track itself, that is your choice, and that is fine. Either way, I believe these are very powerful tracks, and further proof of how truly meritless the charts and commercialism are. NOTE: I have only heard "Situations" and "Only The Lonely" as songs, not the albums yet. But I will make a point to, I promise you. And me.
Some Electric Light Orchestra Favourites
Introduction I know a lot of people will disagree with me because I won’t include “Mr Blue Sky” which I find trite, boring and overplayed, but I will tell you a little about how the band were formed and the original idea behind it.