This compilation clearly fits into the former, distilling the decade down to a hot pink Mohawk. Original release sets had a 3D rubber cover. Devo Whip It , Blondie Call Me , Billy Idol Dancing with Myself , Cyndi Lauper Girls Just Want to Have Fun , Georgia Satellites Keep Your Hands to Yourself , the Dream Academy Life in a Nothern Town , the Pointer Sisters So Excited , don't get so excited, it's Valley Girl , Kim Carnes Betty Davis Eyes. So like the Platinum collections you guys released in the mid noughties from several rare 80s acts, thanks for nothing. The big names Prince, , Springsteen were never going to make their catalogue available so that isn't the failing. And being so American it tells us that was a one-hit wonder Cars which rather denies the international impact of Are Friends Electric? It is that some of the music has dated bady, and this being so American in its thrust means you get the likes of The Fixx, Scandal, Bob and Doug McKenzie who? And then there was that subterranean world that flowed darkly and deeply below the surface, a nameless entity that pop plundered periodically for its style.
I still rate this as a fantastic '80s compilation, but would like to have seen a more even distribution. The tracks in this box set are presented in chronological order of release across the seven disks. Country-folk or funk Sheila E? Although Robert Smith managed to sneak in somehow. Later releases had a flat, printed cover. Although I still have a strange affection for Bertie Higgin's Key Largo, John Waites' Missing You, the Bangles' Walk Like an Egyptian, Rick James' Superfreak. A majority of the tracks on the first 5½ discs focus on 1980—1985, while the remaining tracks cover the period of 1986—1989.
All that said there is much shameless fun to be had -- although Toni Basil's Mickey made easy for pop kids? On the one hand you had the valleygirl-filled wonderland with shopping malls on every corner, pink Izod-clad preppies roaming the halls of shiny high schools fighting competitive clique warfare, and moms in Day-Glo leg warmers sweating to a Jane Fonda workout record. Strange times, and sometimes even more strange music: Thomas Dolby's She Blinded Me With Science or 's sultry sleaze? The gulf between Devo and New Kids on the Block both appear here is vast; they have nothing in common save for appearing on the head and ass ends of the decade, respectively. . This was the pop side of the Eighties. On the one hand you had the glistening pop sphere that dominated the charts.
This was perhaps maybe two percent of America. As does Have a Nice Decade, the tracks tend to be from the lesser-known artists who were , although music from the best-selling artists of the era are also included. Various Artists Released July 2, 2002 , Professional ratings Review scores Source Rating Like Omigod! Every song on here has been bricked rock hard, so much so that pumping is regularly heard through the entire set. One could argue that a line could be drawn in the sand in any decade and the tea leaves unearthed easily read with multiple interpretations, but just go with me on this… The 80s had two faces. Again Warner, you guys are so wonderful for screwing so much up. You can look elsewhere I recommend , college radio rock as an alternative. So vast, it had no name, no cohesive single style that one could hang a hat on.
Released by in 2002, the box set was based on the success of , Rhino's box set covering the 1970s. Bubblegum and other generally squeaky-clean genres that said little… but said it loudly. The massive track list: Disc 1 21 tracks 1. The 80s Pop Culture Box Totally is a seven-disc, 142-track box set of hits of the 1980s. It existed… I saw it on a trip to Los Angeles in 1986 and it was full-on rad.
In addition, many of the 1980s musical styles—, , , , , and —are represented. Geils Band 3:38 1982 6. But for the vast majority of us it was a rather dire grey time with no cell phones or internet. . .
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