Found this one darkly erotic at 14, still do today at 43.
Great single from an unlistenable album.
I still love this song, but I’ve never seen this video.
Here’s the video I remember: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LKwO1aB1W3I
I’m 14 and I must say that I just found it kinda creepy.
Maybe I’m not old enough for it, but, for some reason, pastel colors and thick sweatshirts doesn’t bespeak “darkly erotic” to me.
To each their own, Steve, to each their own.
The song, not the video. Although come to think of it, the first time I’d have seen it would have been on the little 9″ black and white Sony I had in my room.
I’m sorry, I was just making fun of you. The video made it to easy. Again, good song.
First, TMI. Really.
Second, I was watching the last part of Donny Darko a couple of nights ago (never saw the movie; now I need to watch the whole thing), and I was really grooving on the 80s soundtrack. Major flashbacks.
Some of the most interesting music came from that time frame. Most of it is eminently forgettable. But there was definitely an undercurrent that was edgy and dark.
Took a road-trip to Disney Land and Magic Mountain in the summer of ’85. I had just finished my sophomore year in college, and my two best friends were freshmen. One of them having just finished his plebe year at West Point. We kidnapped the other one from Cal Poly SLO during Finals Week. Frankly, I don’t know how we got away with it. He still aced his exams. Frickin’ brilliant electrical engineer.
We rented a Mustang and sailed down the PCH. Singing Tears for Fears, The Police, The Cure, etc., all the way down. Trying to stop at every Denny’s along the way….
The stupidest and most inconsequential things create the strongest memories, that’s for sure. But 80s pop is really the soundtrack to my life. Music is a core part of my being, but I don’t think anything will move me quite like the tunes I danced to in high school and college.
Your Friday Night Videos are a treat. Don’t stop.
Can I Wang Chung tonight?
There were never the same after this:
Though I did sort of enjoy their soundtrack to William Friedkin’s Miami Vice rip-off, To Live and Die In L.A.
Excellent soundtrack. Equally good match to the film as Tangerine Dream’s soundtrack to Friedkin’s Sorcerer.
I’ve never seen Sorcerer, but I did enjoy reading about its trials and tribulations in Easy Riders, Raging Bulls, which described it as an incredibly self-indulgent and expensive sink hole of a project shot while George Lucas was shooting a little home movie called Star Wars. Both films were released concurrently — and the rest is history.
But I did enjoy Tangerine Dream’s soundtrack to Michael Mann’s uber-cool Thief.
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