Monday, June 18, 2012
Okay, so I almost never do "theme weeks" when it comes to the Listening Posts around here, but with all the discussion of what was good and bad about the 80s to come out of my little post mocking Rock of Ages, I figured it might be time to look back at some of the good.
So, yes, over the next five days I'll be highlighting just a few of my favorite songs, albums, bands and artists to come out of the 80s. I still say that, overall, 80s pop culture really was crap, but that doesn't mean there wasn't a lot of great stuff out there as long as you knew where to look.
Anyway, let's kick things off with something from Peter Gabriel's brilliant 1986 album, So -- which you admittedly didn't have to look very hard for.
This is Red Rain.