Sunday, February 11, 2007

30 Songs From The 80s: The Final Chapter (Day 2 11-20)

20 - "Crumblin' Down" - John Cougar Mellencamp

I really can't remember what name he was using at this point. I bought this single a few times (remember singles?), all copies suffered from manufacturing defects.

19 - "Edge of 17" - Stevie Nicks

Ought to be part of the soundtrack of being a teenager, if there is such a thing. Soundtrack, not teenager. There are lots of those.

18 - "Candy" - Iggy Pop

A duet with Kate from the B-52s.

17 - "Bastards of Young" - The Replacements

One of the few songs not improved by guitar fury at the end.

16 - "I Want Candy" - Bow Wow Wow

Annabelle was only 14, so whatever you're thinking ... uh, don't. Hitmakers from the Malcolm McLaren machine.

15 - "Just Like Heaven"- The Cure

I don't really listen to the Cure. I could never forgive them for "Hot hot hot". But this song is pretty.

14 - "Don't Come Around Here No More" - Tom Petty and the Heartbreakers

Is this 80s? I can't remember. Too much cake, I guess.

13 - "Behind the Barrier" - Planet P Project

This one is a bit if a cheat. The rule for these lists is 'no repetition of artists.' Tony Carey already appears on one of these lists. Planet P Project is Tony Carey. And one other guy, so it's OK.

12 - "Kings of Rock" - Run DMC

Great thing about this song is that it isn't really a rock song.

11 - "Another State of Mind" - Social Distortion

Really strange experience recently. A number of (signicantly younger) coworkers were looking forward to seeing Social Distortion play a show in town. What year is it again? Wait, the door is how much? DOLLARS? I guess it is the 21st century after all.

Quote of the week, from a review of Berlin's Pleasure Victim ep: "the early 80s were a treasure trove for blonde divas slutting it up on the air waves".

What, you were there too?

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