Sub-par 80s Music (and a decent track from the 90s) for your listening pleasure

I think I only really like one of the songs in tonight’s post. But what can I say? I’m a man of the people. And I’m certain that some people out there really want songs, so I’m happy to oblige.

Are there any people out there who want to oblige me?

…wait, that sounded dirty. Let me start over.

I’m working on a few articles at the moment, and I’m looking for some people to interview.

Do you like video games? Do you like vinyl? Do you like video game soundtracks on vinyl? Have you bought a video game soundtrack on vinyl. If you can answer yes to that last question (and probably the first three as well) then I would love to speak to you. My email address is in the sidebar. Hit me up.

Did you say no to all those questions? Okay, then do you like Joyful Noise Records? They’re an indie label that specializes in vinyl and cassette tape releases. Have you bought any of their super-crazy limited edition releases? If so, I’d love to hear from you. Email. Sidebar. Do it. You know you wanna.

If you answered no to all of those questions, it’s okay, you can still download these songs.

A Flock of Seagulls
Who’s that Girl (She’s Got It) (Extended Version)
Who’s that Girl (She’s Got It) (7″ Version)
Who’s that Girl (She’s Got It) (Instrumental Version)
I came into this post determined not to make a joke about Flock of Seagulls haircuts. But then I realized that’s all I really know about the group. Then I realized that I had no jokes about it, aside from a pun that described the haircuts as “Locks of Seagulls,” but I’m better than that…at least I think I am.

As Flock of Seagulls singles go, this is pretty minor. It’s from their latter years (1985) and certainly lacks the futuristic, crazy out-there sound of “I Ran” and “Space Age Love Song.” It sounds like a generic new wave song from the late-80s, so at least you can say they were ahead of their time in delivering that.

Heaven 17
Heaven 17 Megamix
This is a mix that combines approximately 80 billion Heaven 17 songs, including “Crushed by the Wheels of Industry” and…other Heaven 17 songs. I’ve officially given up on trying to like Heaven 17. Sorry. But hey, if you do, you’ll probably dig this. It’s like Heaven 17 concentrate! It’s the Colombian cocaine of Heaven 17 songs, pure and uncut. I would say its safer than uncut cocaine, but I don’t want to make that claim since there probably haven’t been studies showing the long-term damage that can result from extended use of Heaven 17 megamixes.

This is the b-side to “Absurd.” I think it was inspired by weed. Just a guess. I know it kind of shits on the 80s theme I had going, but like I said before, I wanted to put up at least one song in tonight’s post that I actually liked.

One Response to “Sub-par 80s Music (and a decent track from the 90s) for your listening pleasure”

  1. Keith says:

    Wish I could help with your questions but my lack of knowledge on both subjects only shows my disconnect with today’s sonic youths. I do love that era of A Flock of Seagulls though (“Girl” is a great pop song). They put out four great albums (and then a few others) – not a bad run and are surely no one hit wonders as they are so often tagged.

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