What happened here @Linc
What fresh hell is this 😂
I dunno, why’d Cliff triple post twice? Ivan only replies once per trigger...
At least we found out one of Ivan's response videos is broken.
Sorry guys, ghost in the machine? Not 100% sure, my browser did seem buggy yesterday.
@Karma this girl has a hell of a voice but the music is so simple and uninteresting. What else she got?
Warning, Erasure dump incoming.
I'm not big fan but I've always enjoyed their songs when I hear them. Lately though I have gone out of my way to listen to more of them and it's been worth it. This duo deserves more recognition than I think they ever got. It's good stuff.
Damn yeah, Erasure is good shit. I feel like there is going to be a resurgence of interest in 80s music because I think a lot of people have disdain for it since the aesthetic is so goofy to our modern sensibilities. Also, the sense of "new" electronic toys to make music with, experimentation, and rudimentary-ness of it all is off-putting to some, but there are a lot of geniuses to be found in the music of the 80s.
I just watched Atomic Blonde last night, which takes place in 1989, and the soundtrack is LIT. It's a perfect time capsule of the sounds of 1989; the punk movement, the fall of the Wall, the sense of optimism and all of it was just captured perfectly by the soundtrack. I was 12, and the movie and the music just brought be right back to that magical time when I was just learning to appreciate music.
It's strange how absence makes the heart grow fonder. As an ideological angry member of Generation X, I hated the 80's and everything it stood for, all that glossy overproduced excess. I thought that decade was mostly a cultural wasteland save a few really great films, R.E.M's Document and U2's the Joshua Tree, everything else sucked in my mind. Give me anger rock, give me grunge, we had a movement that said no to style and glossy excess, put on your flannel and ripped jeans, play a beat up straight from the pawn shop Fender Mustang and scream it out....
Flash forward, I dig me some poppy glossy electric sounding 80's new wave. I appreciate it as experimental and more layered than I thought it was at the time. 1993 me, fuck Erasure, 2019 me, play me some more of those funky electronic new wave jams. I may need a copy of The Innocents on vinyl now.
RIP Jeff Austin
That's who she is, the music is designed to be simple while she wants her voice and lyrics to be the stuff that attracts people. But I often wonder if she's capable of writing a not sad song.
Here's to you, Cliff.
@primesuspect Atomic Blonde is rad as shit. Everyone go watch it. The soundtrack got me into Til Tuesday with this.
Gonna just dump the whole album while I'm at it. Worth all 42 minutes.