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The Supercover

The Power Station – Get in on (Bang-a-Gong)

“Get it on (Bang-a-gong)” can probably be called a supercover. It’s definitely a cover, because Power Station chose to do a modern remake of a hit of 1971, by an English group called T.Rex. Then, it’s a supercover because Power Stations were one of the main supergroups,

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Destiny’s turns

Depeche Mode – Shake the disease

April 29, 1985 was one of those days that could only happen in the 80s. One of those days when, for the jokes of fate, two or three songs were coming out and were really destined to make history. And the funny thing is,

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Ride the waves

Katrina & The Waves – Walking On Sunshine

In April 1985 we learned to love a song that everyone remembers with great affection and empathy. And I have to say that we all remember with great affection also the singer, a girl with overwhelming smile and energy. Katrina Leskanich was born in the United States,

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Expectations and politics

The Human League – The Lebanon

Early 1984 was a fairly heavy period for the Human League. They had been very successful with their two previous albums, with songs like “Don’t you want me” and “Fascination”, and expectations on them had grown a lot. To work on this new album,

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Maximum protection

Picnic at the Whitehouse – We Need Protection

Against sun, rain, radiations, economic crisis, unexpected issues, against bad luck, viruses, against all threats and everything you like, but it’s a fact that, in today’s world, we need protection. And they knew it!

No jokes,

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A dirty rock song

Michael Jackson – Dirty Diana

The King of Pop released “Dirty Diana” on Apr 18, 1988. This was the fifth single out of the album “Bad”, after “I just can’t stop loving you“, “Bad“, “The way you make me feel“,

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The reflex of success

Duran Duran – The Reflex

On April 16, 1984, Duran Duran released “The reflex”, one of the most iconic songs of the 80s. In the 1980s, if you asked a European teenager who his favourite band or singer was, in half the cases he would answer “Duran Duran”.

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True stories

Spandau Ballet – True

It was mid-April 1983 when Spandau Ballet released “True”, definitely one of their signature songs. Actually the song had been known since about a month, because in early March, they had released the album with the same title, heralded by another great hit such as “

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Love is strange

Depeche Mode – Strangelove

Looking at Depeche’s videos, it seems thay might be right about love. In mid April 1987, this song was the first single released from the album “Music for the masses”. In fact, watching Depeche Mode videos, you’d think they’re right. In mid-April 1987,

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