Saturday, February 26, 2005

5 Songs That I Liked As A Teenager And I Foolishly Thought Gave Me Street Cred Because My Friends Had Never Heard Of Them

  • Money (That's What I Want) by the Flying Lizards, 1979. Melodic with just the right amount of cacophony, and the greatest deadpan vocals ever.
  • Lucky Number by Lena Lovich, 1979. Fab electronica overlaid with Lena's kooky vocals and eccentric stylings. (New Toy was excellent also.)
  • Love My Way by The Psychedelic Furs, 1981. Gravely vocals, a wonderful melody line and lush production values made into a track that manages to be tender, sad and a little angry.
  • Ever So Lonely by Monsoon feat. Sheila Chandra, 1982. Pre the 'World Music' pop phenomena Monsoon brought a fabulous mix of Indian rythms and instruments mixed with Western pop. Ever So Lonely was covered a couple of years ago, with most of the charm of the original being lost.
  • Guilty by Classix Nouveaux, 1982. New Romanticism meets Electronica, with a health mix of proto-Goth styling. Many years later lead singer Sal Solo went on to lead a Christian rock band.
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