A TEASE SING ALBUM OF EIGHTIES SINGERS – ATE TEAS AT EASE?
Much Better Half and I were more in tune 🙂 with numbers from forties, fifties and sixties. I was mostly interested in Classics, anyway, so by the seventies I lost touch. During a discussion with brother-and-sister-in-law, who were more into the eighties scene, I gave the opinion that no really good music had come from that era, They strongly begged to differ, and b-i-l lent me a favourite album –1980s number 1’s – to sample. Here are the titles.
How many do you recognise? Which are favourites?
I went through them asking myself the following questions:
Do I know them? / Reaction? / Do I want to listen to them again?
1) No. / Trite beat and music. / No.
2) No. / ditto / No.
3) Maybe. / Constant repetition of six notes. / No
4) No. / More like it. / Perhaps.
5) Yes. / This isn’t at all bad. / Yes.
6) No. / Fascinating. It borrows from She moved through the fair, but that is no negative thing. / Definitely
7) No / Boring. / No
8) For sure / Easy listening. / Yes
9) Yes. / Great instrumentals and mood. / Yes
10) No. / Mainly trite and formulaic. / No
11) No. / Doesn’t grab me. / No
12) No. / War protests have been done much better. / No.
13) Absolutely! / Really well done. / Yes
14) Yes. / A seventies song, and I think there are superior versions to that of Boy George. / No
15) No. / Unimpressed. / No
16) Definitely / This one has staying power. / Yes
17) Yes. / Good lively stuff. / Yes
My conclusion? I registered more than I thought I had, but I still think my overall assessment of the era is about right. Mind you, in my opinion all of it is vastly superior to most of what is currently blasted from popular radio stations.
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