Posts tagged with 80s
Revealing a desire to stretch sonically whole also contending with a decline in Shane MacGowan’s health, ‘Peace And Love’ still holds its own.
The best 80s album covers stand as evocative artworks that prove the decade transcends its reputation for disposability.
Hauntingly beautiful, Joy Division’s ‘Closer’ isn’t just a landmark record, it’s a simply timeless work of art.
Tina Turner’s ‘Foreign Affair’ album was more than a fling with rock music. ‘She likes being badass,’ says The Best songwriter Holly Knight.
Another smart missive from a fearless songwriter, ‘The Envoy’ found Warren Zevon bringing synthesisers into his sound.
A ‘love song to Scotland’ that became an emotion-filled football anthem, ‘Sunshine On Leith’ is The Proclaimers’ defining moment.
Pet Shop Boys’ iconic cover of Go West rescued the song from the pop footnotes. ‘I think it’s our greatest achievement,’ said Chris Lowe.
With their maverick musicality and arresting visuals, Pet Shop Boys established themselves as a genius singles act – and much more besides.
The result of ‘a genius moment’ in the studio, Under Pressure found David Bowie helping Queen rise to the occasion.
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