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Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Sun, 12 May 2013 17:47:22 -0000

"Don't Dream It's Over' is (or maybe was) my second favorite '80s tune so I wasn't about to make jokes about that. On the other hand, Benson requesting "The Ballad of Jayne" every week (which I refused to play since I considered it a '90s tune) deserved the jokes.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Sun, 12 May 2013 00:39:05 -0000

I remember "Stuck in the 80s". I listened every Monday night and constantly requested "Don't Dream It's Over" by Crowded House. I love that song but I shouldn't have requested it like every single week. I started listening when Paul Solt was the DJ and then Dave Steed took over. I think Dave was the best DJ. I liked Luis Mingo & Rich Scott, who took over after Steed but I didn't like the constant cracks and jokes they made about me every week. It was okay at first, I guess but then got annoying and I just stopped listening to the program plus I had downloaded my favorite 80's songs off of LimeWire at the time so there was no need to really listen to radio anymore. It's good to hear about this show, I guess. I did enjoy it, up until the jokes were made.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Sun, 29 Jan 2012 22:38:13 -0000

 "Being a fan of ’80s music, and really having no desire to go back to anything from the ’60s and ’70s,"
And with that statement, I pretty much have no desire to continue reading this column (which, admittedly, is three years old anyhow). The 80s were terrible, aside from U2, REM, and artists who got their start in the 60s or 70s and kept making music in the 80s (but even then, sometimes the music went downhill... See most of Paul McCartney's output, for instance). 




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Mon, 21 Apr 2008 19:58:21 -0000

I didn't know Ian Thomas wrote that song. Even though Dave Thomas was no longer on "SCTV," America performed "Right Before Your Eyes" on the "Jane Eyrehead" episode in late '82:

http://sctvguide.ca/episode...




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Fri, 18 Apr 2008 13:22:54 -0000

Out of the 5 original members involved in the project in the beginning, 3 continued as Art of Noise after the first album, and Trevor Horn was not one of them. He's not involved with "Peter Gunn" as the creative differences had already split the group by then. The bulk of the group had first come together to work on the ABC "Lexicon of Love" album and eventually started working on their own stuff.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 19:10:11 -0000

I may be one of the few that April Wine may have "impressed" with their Power Play album. Enough is Enough is a pretty decent tune, as is the last track on side 1 (Waiting on a Miracle). They apparently raised a few eyebrows with If You See Kay (hmmmmm, say it aloud, doesn't that spell.... ?) before the album vanished into the sunset. I managed to snare a CD copy during the very short time Capitol had it issued, still play it every now and then.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 12:57:39 -0000

The sultry rapper on "Strip" is Frida from ABBA.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 11:02:52 -0000

To Ambrosia's defense: I really dig Endings from Road Island...but the rest is really weak.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 09:20:28 -0000

Damn you! Quit making me add new songs to my MP3 player!

Just kidding. Thanks for all the great work and songs. . .




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 07:17:18 -0000

The first AON record was made out of bits and pieces from the Yes record that Trevor Horn produced, or so I have been told.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Thu, 17 Apr 2008 04:22:51 -0000

Nobody puts Penny Johnson / Mrs. Richard Marx / replacement lead singer for Animotion in a corner !

And for those of you who simply cannot get enough of Apollonia 6's Sex Shooter, I'm shootin' love in YOUR direction !

http://retro-remixes.blogsp...




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 19:55:43 -0000

I'd bet if you asked Anne, she'd say it was hers. What I always knew about them was Horn was producing something and Dudley was with the band in the studio- and he brought them all together as a group. But seeing that after Horn and Dudley had a falling out and they split - everyone started talking crap about the other guy, I'm sure Horn would say it was his band and Dudley would say it's hers.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:58:05 -0000

Didn't know Trevor Horn spearheaded Art Of Noise. I always thought it was Anne Dudley's bugaboo.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 17:57:15 -0000

Robert Palmer's version was pretty good as well.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:38:40 -0000

I agree - that was a powerful rock tune. I love "Kind Words (And A Real Good Heart)" as well.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 13:34:14 -0000

You got it - Climie Fisher. I like the Animotion version better.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 12:51:16 -0000

I actually liked the Cynthia Rhodes era Animotion stuff better. Room To Move was a killer track...done originally by Climie Fisher, I think?




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:54:38 -0000

Loved the Animotion songs.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:25:16 -0000

I assume you know Paul Anka is back, more annoying than ever, covering the Killers, etc. He's been fairly upfront about how not being on the charts for about 25 years totally broke his heart because he sure doesn't need the money.

As seems to be the pattern with these lists, a few items did better in Canadia whether due to radio regulations or more affinity for Brit stuff: Not just April Wine, of course, but also the Art of Noise, Adam Ant and Armatrading to some degree. "Right Before Your Eyes" was one two semi-hits America had penned by SCTV brother Ian Thomas:
http://www.youtube.com/watc...




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 11:14:15 -0000

Her version of Todd Rundgren's "Can We Still Be Friends" is better than the original.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:46:28 -0000

What about Joan Armatrading's '(I love it when you) call me names'? That is a great song!




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:26:42 -0000

Oooh, would it be "Jane's Getting Serious" coming up?




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 10:12:44 -0000

Mandy's cover record is certainly one of the best I've heard in a long time.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 09:10:01 -0000

I think I mentioned this in some other discussion, but I'd actually never heard "Drop the Pilot" until Mandy covered it. Who says cover albums aren't worth a damn? See, they really DO serve to introduce people to songs and artists they might not otherwise have been familiar with.




Re: Bottom Feeders: The Ass End of the ’80s, Part 3

Wed, 16 Apr 2008 07:43:03 -0000

Mandy Moore's version of "Drop the Pilot" from five years ago is top-notch