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Friday Five: 80's Edition

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Break out the big hair. It's an all 80's edition of the Friday Five. This is the ugly side of the 80's, for the most part. But a side we have to live with if we want to keep pestering our sister about her Aqua Net hair, dyed stretch jeans, Capezio sneaker days. It could be worse. I didn't bring up Jefferson Starship.

Haircut 100 - Love Plus One (download)
A Long Distance Dedication to the lovely Roxanne.

New Edition - Cool it Now. (Download)
Just shut up. I loved this band, man. LOVED them. I may have been banging my head to the big metal sounds of the day on the outside, but on the inside, I was all about Bell, Biv and Devoe.

Scorpions - Rock You Like a Hurricane (Download)
Oh, those crazy Germans. I had this...thing...for Michael Schenker. I don't know what to call it. He wasn't really that hot, but I still thought about him in ways that a young girl just shouldn't be thinking.

REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You (download)
This one goes out to legendary New York Islander announcer Eddie Westfall. Some time in the early 80's, this band was doing a stint at Nassau Coliseum and ol' Eddie kept referring to them as REO Speedway, no matter how many times that silly leprechaun Jiggs McDonald corrected him.

Loverboy - Working For The Weekend
(Download)
Another LDD, sent out to the world's biggest Loverboy fan, James Lileks.

Enjoy. Or not. I just thought I'd do something different from the usual metalupyourass I give you.

Comments

One of the things I miss most about LA is the Friday Nigh '80s party. This is just about as good. Thanks Michele.

Great! All I need now is to find an old Commodore 64 and I'm golden.

New Edition! And I thought I was the only one.

Ronnie, Bobby, Ricky and Mike
I love the girl, who cares who you like?

Saw Kevin Cronin last year with new REO, and Styx.

They put on a great show.

But damn, he looks old.

Thanks for the change of pace. Us old folk need the change every now and again, don't ya know? Although I am learning a lot about the newer groups my grandkids may be listening to. Not that I'm old; I just gave up on rock music in about 1986.

Every time I'm ready to pencil you into my will, you come up with some assmonkey excuse...

...New Edition?...

STEP AWAY FROM THE RAMONES TEE SHIRT, MISSEE! JUST HAND OVER THE "COMBAT ROCK" CASSETTE AND EVERYONE CAN GO HOME IN ONE PIECE.

"JIGGS!"
McDonald never admitted that Resch's name was anything other than "Chico."

Love Plus One! My fav of theirs is the cover they did of "Our Lips are Sealed." Very cool. Domo domo.

Our band did a cover of "Keep on Loving You," only we covered the DONNAS version (from the movie 'Drive Me Crazy')

Some time in the early 80's, this band was doing a stint at Nassau Coliseum...

I know what your talking about and that, quite frankly, scares me.

I have always had a soft spot for Reo Speedwagon; even buying their more recent album. Loverboy did a great line in brain-dead party music, sort of the a pre-Poison.

I am a big fan of New Edition, myself.

Also the New Jack Swing!2

=darwin