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Lost in the ’80s: Thrashing Doves, “Beautiful Imbalance”

John C. Hughes might have flown off to the corporate great beyond, but thanks to Jon Cummings, Lost in the '80s is back with a look at...

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Lost in the ’80s: Fields of the Nephilim

My colleague John Hughes has graciously let me take the wheel today for this edition of Lost in the ’80s. Fields of the Nephilim were...

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Lost in the ’80s: Kate Bush, “Experiment IV”

That isn't a dog whistle you hear -- it's that chick in the leotard over there. She's Kate Bush, and this week, John C. Hughes is Lost in...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Top 15 New-Wave Songs — Ever!

This week John C. Hughes has prepared a special edition of Lost in the '80s for all you zombies. Are you ready for the top 15 new-wave...

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Lost in the ’80s: Kim Wilde, “Select”

Ah, Kim Wilde...how fondly the children of the '80s remember thee. In this week's Lost in the '80s, John C. Hughes flashes back on the...

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Lost in the ’80s: Spandau Ballet, “Through the Barricades”

We know this much is true: John C. Hughes is Lost in the '80s again, and this time, he's reminiscing about Spandau Ballet....

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Lost in the ’80s: Culture Club, “Mistake No. 3”

It must have sucked to be a non-Boy George member of Culture Club.  Well, except for Jon Moss, who was actually sucking a member of...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Darling Buds, “Pop Said”

They were ignored by the American public and later victimized by Madonna, but this week -- thanks to John C. Hughes and Lost in the '80s --...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Fixx, “Deeper and Deeper”

The most rock-radio acceptable of the new-wave acts (with the possible exception of the Cars and the Police), the Fixx were always unfairly...

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Lost in the ’80s: Big Country, “Look Away”

John C. Hughes is still Lost in the '80s -- but with classic tracks like Big Country's "Look Away" on the stereo, who can complain?...

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Lost in the ’80s: Freddie Mercury, “Love Kills”

In 1984, famed disco producer Giorgio Moroder got it into his head that Fritz Lang’s silent 1927 masterpiece Metropolis needed to be...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Unforgiven, “I Hear the Call”

It never hurt to have a visual hook to get on MTV in the ’80s.  From Bananrama and Dexys Midnight Runners’ hobo-chic, to...

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Lost in the ’80s: Ultravox

The recent release of a cleaned up and remastered Ultravox greatest hits compilation (including a bonus DVD with all the Midge Ure-era...

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Lost in the ’80s: Thompson Twins

There are certain acts and albums I absolutely adored in my younger days in the ’80s that I don’t quite care for now. One of...

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Lost in the ’80s: Wide Boy Awake

Here’s an example of a great song that couldn’t be confined to a B-side. Wide Boy Awake was Adam & the Ants bassist Kevin...

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Lost in the ’80s: Peter Godwin, “Baby’s in the Mountains”

We’ve talked about Peter Godwin’s great lost art-rock combo, Metro, in a Lost in the ’70s post in the not-too-distant...

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Lost in the ’80s: Shakespears Sister, “Break My Heart/Run Silent”

When Siobahn Fahey left Bananarama in 1988, most people probably never expected to hear from her again.  For Fahey to return to music...

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Lost in the ’80s: Total Coelo

As much as I adore the inherent goofiness that is new wave — the guyliner, the overwrought posing, the one-finger keyboard technique...

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Lost in the ’80s: Devo, “That’s Good”

Now, I know what you’re thinking.  How can one of Devo’s most famous songs outside of “Whip It” be Lost in the...

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Lost in the ’80s: Carly Simon, “Why”

Before singer/songwriter Carly Simon attempted to fully embrace the excess of the ’80s with a misguided stab at New Wave, she...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Tubes and Olivia Newton-John (?!)

All right, let me stop all you young ‘uns right there — 1980’s Xanadu is not a great movie, a lost treasure, or an...

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Lost in the ’80s: Les Rita Mitsouko

French duo Fred Chichin and Catherine Ringer met at a theater production in the late ’70s and an instant musical bond was formed, one...

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Lost in the ’80s: Face To Face, “10-9-8”

Big things were planned for Boston’s Face To Face in 1984.  Signed to Epic, the New Wave group was pushed heavily by the label...

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Lost in the ’80s: Jules Shear, “Whispering Your Name”

I gave Jules a quick once-over a little over three years ago, so I think it’s high time I spotlighted another track of Shear beauty,...

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Lost in the ’80s: Dexys Midnight Runners

A quickie today, folks – I’m getting ready to move in with my betrothed, and I’m currently surrounded by boxes of...

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Lost in the ’80s: Paul McCartney, “So Bad”

Oh, some things just write themselves, don’t they? I kid, I kid. “So Bad” is an overlooked little gem from the Paul...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Wild Swans

This has been a week of happy endings for me, and I’m not referring to a trip to the massage parlor (this time). Y’see,...

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Lost in the ’80s: Phil Seymour, “Talk to Me”

Remember when power-pop singles could actually be hit singles? Ah, them’s was the days. The Romantics, Cheap Trick, the Raspberries,...

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Lost in the ’80s: Marilyn, “Baby U Left Me (In The Cold)”

Lest you think Paris Hilton or any of the various Kardashians invented “Famous for Being Famous,” let me point you to Peter...

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Lost in the ’80s: The Belle Stars, “World Domination”

This one’s been a long time coming … and it’s not even as complete as I’d like it to be.  Let me explain…...