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Culture Club – Church Of The Poison Mind

Spring of 1983 was well on course, and the month of April began with the release of a song that definitely had an impact. This English band had found some fame the previous year with songs from their debut album Kissing to Be Clever,

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A fantastic sensation

INXS – New Sensation

Dream baby dream
Of all that’s come and going
And you will find out in the end
There really is, there really is no difference


It’s obviously about one of the best hits by INXS,

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Singing and working

Thompson Twins – You Take Me Up

Songs and work have always been a delicate combination, especially when it comes to the songs of workers in desperate conditions. And often, from despair, great music was born. The first example that comes to mind is blues, with its origins in the songs of slaves working in cotton plantations in the southern United States,

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Music and economics

Simply Red – Money’s Too Tight (To Mention)

The period between 1984 and 1985, let’s say until Live Aid, was perhaps the most beautiful period, but also the most important of the Eighties. Most beautiful because, and this is of course very personal, that periodbrought a creativity that had no equal in the history of pop.

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Mystical tension

U2 – With Or Without You

My hands are tied, my body bruised
She got me with nothing to win
And nothing left to lose
And you give yourself away


In March 1987 an album and a song came out,

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Love and dignity

Whitney Houston – Greatest Love Of All

If I fail, if I succeed
At least I’ll live as I believe
No matter what they take from me
They can’t take away my dignity


In mid-March 1986 a beautiful song came out,

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A talent for titles

China Crisis – Black Man Ray

Forever change as time goes by
Yes, yes, I could be wrong
Why, why, should I pretend
God only knows in the end


Spring was definitely blooming in the weeks around mid-March 1985.

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Depeche Mode – People Are People

In the careers of the main groups of the 80s, especially in those careers that have lasted for decades and still continue today, there are of course turning points. Sometimes the members of the group change, sometimes the style changes,

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Not a rebel song

U2 – Sunday Bloody Sunday

The first thing Bono says when he introduces Sunday Bloody Sunday in concerts is: this is not a rebel song. Of course, it is a particular song that moves on the edge of a very delicate theme, bordering on painful stories and facts,

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