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Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Mon, 09 Mar 2009 21:28:31 -0000

The 1986 song sounds like a 1970s song.

I cannot think of the name. :(




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Tue, 08 Apr 2008 00:43:36 -0000

wow...this column is gonna be a good time!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 22:50:24 -0000

i guess i win uberdork of the year award, eh? No worries, I'm enjoying the first, awaiting the next 80's goodness.....




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 14:52:29 -0000

Um...sorry to hear about your third nad. That must be fun.
In all seriousness (nads aside), this is fantastic. I am a HUGE 80's fan and am sure that i will find new gems from this. Never knew that "Power of Love" has so much history...you rock Steed.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Mon, 07 Apr 2008 12:53:11 -0000

AC/DC....hmmm....you're right - between Abstrac' and Bryan Adams. Nice catch. I'm assuming over the course of a billion posts this will happen, where my alphabetical list isn't quite in alphabetical order. I'll have to fit them in at the end. Thanks!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Sat, 05 Apr 2008 03:55:34 -0000

Would that also include Bryan Adams' 1979 disco hit, "Let Me Take You Dancing"?????




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Fri, 04 Apr 2008 10:44:51 -0000

oh man! Now I can't get Air supply out of my head. Damn delayed reactions....

Again awesome concept, can't wait for the Herb Alpert (have that damn album as well)....BTW, no love for the AC/DC? Not to get all OCD, but "Let's Get It Up" was pretty slammin' for a sub-top-40....




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 18:34:35 -0000

You know, I just found Lil B. Sure out last night - it's very fitting that he's coming up in the next post.

I did not know that New Kids are reuniting. That's really something that never needed to happen.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 13:23:02 -0000

I can't wait to see the Herb Alpert song. I think I have an idea of which song you'll post.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 10:59:27 -0000

You mention Al B. Sure! at the end of this. Did you know his son named Lil B. Sure! is starring in a reality series that premiers on MTV tonight called "Rock the Cradle"? It pits offspring of 'famous' musicians in a singing contest. Other offspring include MC Hammer, Eddie Money, Bobby Brown, etc.

Also NKOTB is reuniting on the Today show tomorrow morning. What an exciting week!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 09:54:35 -0000

Great stuff - I'm so looking forward to this and can't wait for the other decades to come later...great idea!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:57:49 -0000

We do stream the station online - Just bumped it up from 64k to 128! www.wcdbfm.com
Thanks for checking it out, feel free to challenge me with a request!
(We've got quiiiite the 12" library)
-Leon




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Thu, 03 Apr 2008 01:25:56 -0000

I LOVE this new column ! May I be your underwear ?

I'm your lady. And you are my man.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 22:07:12 -0000

Love, love, love this piece. And like many others, I am a staunch A-ha defender. I like Beauty Stab too, God help me.

< Both songs were written by Babyface and L.A. Reid, so I guess they decided they wanted to make After 7 instant stars by just writing new lyrics to their monster hit.

Call that Jam/Lewis Syndrome. "Tender Love," "Human" and "Love Is All That Matters" are the exact same song.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 20:58:29 -0000

OK, this is the bomb! I'm in awe of the bottom-feeder goodness. Though I do disagree about the Scoundrel Days album (bought it when it came out, bought it again on CD, I've Been Losing You is an awesome song), I'm addicted!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 20:23:18 -0000

Oh yes, I do remember that. Bill Bowersock wrote those lyrics. But what can you expect from the man who penned the "The Dirt Bike Kid" theme? You know...The Dirt Bike Kid. Peter Billingsley? 1985? Am I alone here?




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 20:06:47 -0000

Sorry, "them" is a-ha




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 20:05:49 -0000

Great concept! Now to weigh in on some of the debates:
- Always thought ABC was under-appreciated. Heard Martin Fry on VH-1's "Bands Reunited" and he stiill had that great voice
- I'll take anything from Bryan Adams pre-1985
- For a long time considered them a one-hit wonder, but heard a song off their 2000 CD, "minor earth/major sky" that made me go out and buy it. It wasn't half bad.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 18:14:22 -0000

At least After The Fire did a relatively good take on Falco's song. Sadly, Laura Brannigan absolutely butchered it. Does anyone remember her lyrical rewrite: Deep in the dark (oh uh oh), the Thunder in her heart (ooh uh oh), every single lie he swore, he never told anyone before....




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:31:57 -0000

Nice playlist Leon - are you guys streaming the station? I'd love to check out the mix.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:29:42 -0000

This is awesome!!! "Come to Drupa" just replaces "Super Trouper". I got a good laugh out of this. Thanks




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:21:45 -0000

Yep, bit harsh, and not a very accurate summary of the band. After 'Take On Me' a-ha went on to chart many times in the UK until 1994, and only stopped charting then because they weren't together. When they reformed at the turn of the century they went straight to the top of the charts again throughout Europe (not the UK) and continued to do so, cracking the UK again with Analogue, as Derry pointed out! As for Scoundrel Days...one of their best albums!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 17:10:54 -0000

The After The Fire album is "randomly all over the place" because it was a compilation put together by the record company. The band had actually split up some months before Der Kommissar reached the top 10 and, following this late chart success, CBS were keen to cash in. This version of Dancing In The Shadows isn't the original (see 'Batteries Not Included', 1982) but a re-recording made especially for the compilation which only featured one member of the band, that person being the lead singer.

After The Fire reformed in 2004 - see www.afterthefire.co.uk




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 16:53:34 -0000

Hey Awesome post, also this is a great idea for a recurring column!
I have a radio show in Albany, NY and my format is just like this article! Check out my playlist or listen in some Friday to get some ideas for future slightly popular 80s songs - http://80sonWCDB.blogspot.com

Keep it up, I'll read every time you continute this column!
Leon




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 1

Wed, 02 Apr 2008 16:13:49 -0000

Hearing Super Trouper reminded me of something I came across a couple of years ago.

There's a trade show in Dusseldorf called Drupa that's posted some of it's "theme songs" from various years. Go here http://www.messe-duesseldor... and check out the song for 2004. Sounds remarkably like Super Trouper, doesn't it?

The 1986 song is fairly amusing too, especially when they seem to run out of ideas for lyrics.