Song of the Day #80s Special 3

Depeche Mode – Photographic

Sorry, did I mention that I kind of like 80s music? It’s just a small thing, nothing serious, I LOVE IT.

This song was brought to my attention by Fraz-Dawg in the house last night, after watching ‘Jurassic Park’ (a lot more enjoyable with friends and when you’re not small), after the band was brought to my attention first by Marilyn Manson and then by Zoe when I was in Bath. I’m wondering if that has given you any idea about my cultural intake over the past few years.

Anyway, do feel free to enjoy this by Depeche Mode, it’s brilliant.

Just a small side note – do the 80s seem depressing or chaotic to live in? It can’t possibly just seem ok or even good really.



Song of the Day #80s Special 2

Modern Talking – Brother Louie

This song was on one of dad’s singles tapes that he made years ago, and for some reason we used to like him speeding it up and dancing to it. We were young. Plus it was a treat as it would ruin the tape to play it fast too much. Anyway, I found a 7 inch of this in a Berlin flea market last year (and I secretly love how immense that sounds – it’s not pretentious because I openly admit it’s cool) and it turns out that Modern Talking are essentially a German Wham!, so what’s not to like? Enjoy the culture kids.

Ps. Apologise for any of these “adverts” they keep putting at the start of youtube things – I haven’t been on the net in a while and they seemed to have changed everything. Bastards.


Song of the Day #80s Special 1

Just to alert everyone – I really like 80s music. And this ranges to quite a lot. I’m talking Wham!, Depeche Mode, Smiths, Yazoo, James Brown, Kraftwerk, Talking Heads, Blondie etc etc. I’m not really going for the serious tack, but I do absolutely love it. I suppose most people would say it has a lack of integrity or something, although I’m not sure in what sense, but I think I’m mainly going for enjoyment instead of something amazingly innovative or diverse. Although I’m not sure what there is to complain about, as really quite a few people like things that have taken great influences from these things. And who can say no to either the Smiths or some electro? Almost guaranteed people like at least one. I’m winning though, as I like both.

Here for your enjoyment is Talk Talk’s ‘It’s My Life’ which I think I might have played every time I’ve turned my computer on for the last few weeks. I think Benchlad wanted to listen to them because Guy Garvey said to, and you cannot deny the genius of this song. Please, feel free to dance around your living room. I do.