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A matter of numbers

Few days ago we said that only in 1986 it could happen that three fantastic groups released their albums on the same day, such as Rolling Stones, Pet Shop Boys (the wonderful “Please”, unreachable) and even Van Halen! Maybe this was their first world-class album, but they went far beyond,

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More heartache than luxury

30 years ago Culture Club’s last album was released, From Luxury to Heartache. Not so bad, but heavily impacted by Boy George’s personal problems and addictions. He was so deeply involved that he continuously fell asleep on the mixer, and he is said to have once slept for two days in a row –

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A really good Scoundrel

Few weeks ago we talked about how the Scoundrel of Minneapolis used to fool his girlfriends, promising moon and stars, and a success that almost never came. But it’s a fact that he was really a genius, and thirty years ago in these very days he released one of his greatest hits.

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Women’s Day

It’s Women’s Day, the International Women’s Day, and I want to share with you a song that I heard today on the radio, with the fantastic voice of Oleta Adams and Phil Collins playing drums. I mean, when Phil played drums, you could recognize him even if you didn’t know!

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More 70s than 80s

Sure, because it’s the birthday of Pink Floyd’s David Gilmour! Today, rather than 80s, we speak about 70s, not only because of Pink Floyd’s success in the 70s, but also because Gilmour turns 70 today! It’s a fact that Pink Floyd influenced so much the music of the 80s: they probably started the whole electro-pop trend of Kraftwerk,

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Not really like Duran Duran…

The Blow Monkeys – Digging your scene

Maybe not like Duran Duran… but they became the Blow Monkeys nevertheless! Yet they were cool, and very peculiar.. maybe if they insisted a little bit more, and found some more lucky clovers in their way… who knows!!

I think Dr Robert showed plenty of courage and talent in 1986,

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From 80’s playbook

Dear Dinosaurs, March 1986 started with this fantastic song, summarizing how an 80’s song should be:
– a brand new, good looking group
– nice group name, nice song title
– extremely pleasant sound and rhythm
– absolutely nonsense lyrics
OK, Hipsway go directly to the 80’s semi-finals!!!

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