Category: 80’s Music

Steel Claw

The old adage goes that Ginger Rogers did everything Fred Astaire did, but backwards and in heels. Tina Turner literally gave Mick Jagger dancing lessons, but for his part Jagger usually performed in tennis shoes. Here you can see a 45 year old Tina Turner … Continue reading Steel Claw

Stay Up Late

Perhaps the only song about staying up all night long that isn’t about doing sex. It’s about the fascination and joy of a new baby, and it elevated Talking Heads to a level of round-eyed wholesomeness usually reserved for unabashed sentimentalists like Paul McCartney. David … Continue reading Stay Up Late

State Trooper

I should start writing an entirely separate column dedicated to bands I can’t believe I’d never listened to before. I can’t believe I didn’t know about Cowboy Junkies before I started to explore 80’s music last year. That might be because they sound nothing like … Continue reading State Trooper