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“distant lands I love so far away / I don’t know why we don’t go”

Another Lost in the ‘80s oddity…there’s not much biographical info or background floating around about The Other Ones, a...

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the complete idiot’s guide to john hiatt

For the first decade or so of his career, John Hiatt was a case of mostly unfulfilled potential. Everyone knew he was a good...

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Boys Do Fall In Love

Mirage Records, a tiny little label with major distribution, was on fire in 1984. The label scored a few high-profile dance chart hits, but...

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Harry Nilsson, part 2

Pussy Cats (1974) Since receiving unsolicited public praise for his work from Lennon and McCartney, Nilsson had maintained a friendship...

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adorable mini-post

More later, but for right now, here’s the new Coldplay single to brighten up your Tuesday morning: Coldplay – Speed of Sound...

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five guys walk into a bar…

My Faces box set came! Love me some Faces, man. Love. For anyone unfamiliar with the Faces, imagine the world’s best bar band,...

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"…you don’t know, you better hang with me!"

I love remembering songs that are perfect for “Lost in the ’80s”, and Nolan Thomas’ “Yo Little Brother”...

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songs for jefitoman

Yes, I know. It’s Monday morning and it hurts. But fear not—the Monday Morning mp3 Megabonanza is here to soothe your aching...

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"Yesterday’s shattered / Tomorrows don’t matter…"

Hiccupy. Chipry. Helium-powered. Chipmunk. All those descriptors have been applied to the singing voice of Altered Images’ Clare...

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The Complete Idiot’s Guide to Harry Nilsson, part 1

Ladies and gentlemen, in the center ring, presenting NILSSON, and his Shandemanium Shadow Poe! Ha ha ha! And his Shande…ha!...

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Not the Greg Kihn song

Visit my other blog today for Part One of my Rock & Roll Jeopardy experience. It’s 80s-riffic. More Lost in the ’80s...

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as you were

‘Twas a dark and stormy afternoon:! Seriously, you guys. It was almost sunny when I left the house this morning—something...

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spring forward

What a weekend. I spent a lot of it with a shovel in my hands—determined to remake our bad-mojo-infested house back into a cozy...

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“Came a long way from the Valley / Aim so high / Shot so true…”

When it comes to spectacular pop flame-outs, it’s still tough to match the Knack, even 25 years after the phenomenal success of...

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"With a name like ‘Wax Trax,’ it has to be good."

That was my mantra in 1988, when industrial music was in its golden age, and I was a sucker for anything released on the Chicago Wax Trax...

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attention!

Captain Video has returned from the 1980th Dimension!...

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The Things That Dreams Are Made Of

Question: You’re the lead singer and lyricist of an up and coming underground synth-based band. You’ve just lost your...

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exhale

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Frankie Say…No More.

It was tough being one of two Frankie Goes to Hollywood fans in my suburban/rural Ohio hometown in 1985. The popular musical force at...

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I’ll Show You Something Special…or not.

Sometimes you go through your old albums and run across one that leaves you scratching your head, wondering “why did I buy...

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the complete idiot’s guide to david baerwald

Miss Christina drives a 944 Satisfaction oozes from her pores She keeps rings on her fingers, marble on her floor Cocaine in her dresser,...

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the return of CAPTAIN VIDEO!

Greetings, Videots! Come read about my latest brave excursion into the 1980th dimension–at my new digs!...

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Even the muggers are off the streets by eight

Once upon a time, Bob Geldof was an asshole, and infinitely more interesting. I’m using the term “asshole” in the most...

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fuckin’ sad

from Billboard: Muscle Shoals Sound Studios, at which artists including the Rolling Stones, Aretha Franklin, Bob Dylan, Willie Nelson,...

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Wilde Child

Welcome to Lost in the ‘80s. Here’s where you’ll find the other side of all the big hits you remember…the failed...

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rejoice

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los increíbles

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the complete idiot’s guide to Bruce Hornsby

Presented for your edification and reading/listening pleasure: a brief summary of the recorded output of one Mister Bruce Hornsby....

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hotwine

So I?ve never really liked wine. Well, that isn?t really fair?I mean, I only started drinking anything alcoholic like six years ago?so I...

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the wreck of the edmund fitzgerald

Gordon Lightfoot is one badass mother....