YouTube has a complete, peak period Go-Go’s concert from 1981

I own the DVD of their 2001 Central Park concert, and I like it a lot.

But I absolutely love this 1981 concert from a Los Angeles high school. It was released on laserdisc and VHS, but not on DVD.

Skip to 2:37 for the beginning of the concert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DN-Pq5QCIy4

 

March 15, 2016. Tags: , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

Billboard Hot 100 from July 3, 1982

Oh wow! Check out all these awesome songs that were on the Billboard Hot 100 during a single week in 1982.

The list is at this link, on page 64. You can use the “+” to make the image bigger, and you can scroll around:

Here are some of my favorites from this list:

1) Human League – Don’t You Want Me

2) Toto – Rosanna

3) Paul McCartney and Stevie Wonder – Ebony And Ivory

4) Asia – Heat Of The Moment

5) John Cougar – Hurts So Good

8) Juice Newton – Love’s Been A Little Bit Hard On Me

9) Survivor – Eye Of The Tiger

10) .38 Special – Caught Up In You

12) Joan Jett and the Blackhearts – Crimson And Clover

13) Motels – Only The Lonely

14) Ray Parker Jr. – The Other Woman

19) Steve Miller Band – Abracadabra

22) Fleetwood Mac – Hold Me

29) Crosby Stills and Nash – Wasted On The Way

42) Melissa Manchester – You Should Hear How She Talks About You

43) Kim Wilde – Kids in America

46) Haircut 100 – Love Plus One

49) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Your Imagination

62) Bow Wow Wow – I Want Candy

65) Donna Summer – Love Is In Control

66) Eddie Money – Think I’m In Love

67) Go Go’s – Vacation

69) Tommy Tutone – 867-5309/Jenny

84) Loverboy – When It’s Over

85) Alan Parsons Project – Eye In the Sky

87) Missing Persons – Words

98) Daryl Hall and John Oates – Did It In A Minute

All those awesome songs were on the chart during the same week – wow!

 

 

 

May 29, 2015. Tags: , , , , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

My 126 favorite albums of all time

These are my 126 favorite albums of all time. This list is arranged in order of preference, starting with my #1 favorite.
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September 22, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music. 2 comments.

Check out Igor Presnyako’s amazing performance of Survivor’s “Eye of the Tiger”

One awesome musician – one acoustic guitar – one continuous take with no edits – all dedicated to a brilliant performance of one of my favorite songs of all time.

Igor Presnyako is a very talented musician:
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August 31, 2012. Tags: , , , , , . Music. Leave a comment.

“Good Clean Fun” by Bonnie Hayes is an overlooked rock/pop/new wave masterpiece from 1982

In 1982, a California band called Bonnie Hayes with the Wild Combo released an album called Good Clean Fun. Despite being a stunningly fantastic album of rock, pop, and new wave, the album was largely ignored in most of the country. It did get exposure on college radio stations, as well asĀ  on some local California stations, and two of its songs were used in the 1983 movie Valley Girl (which is, in my opinion, the best and most intelligent of all of the 80s teen movies). But the album, being released on the independent Slash Records label, never got the kind of attention that it deserved. It’s so osbscure that it wasn’t even released on CD until 2007.

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August 12, 2012. Tags: , , , , , , , , , , , , . Music. 1 comment.