Wednesday, November 5, 2008

TVD | Angry Old Man | No. 3

Inexplicably, the '80's are back with a vengeance. And for about a moment or two, I was charmed. But folks...a polite reminder -- the '80's were a reaction to the swagger of the '70's. The DIY aesthetic was a reaction to the overblown pomposity of an era. But '80's for '80's sake is a reaction to well, being fresh out of ideas. (And the 'ironic' boat shoes? Just a tip: weren't cool then. Even worse now.)

Rule #3: Stop ripping off the '80's. Rip off the '70's.


Mott The Hoople - All The Young Dudes (Mp3)
T. Rex - Bang A Gong (Get It On) (Mp3)
Led Zeppelin - Communication Breakdown (Mp3)
(Ok, technically it's from '69...)
Wings - Listen To What The Man Said (Mp3)
David Bowie - Moonage Daydream (Mp3)

7 comments:

SnowDove said...

The 80s had some great stuff goin on in the music world. Bowie is a prime example.

JON said...

Agreed! At least from 80-85...

Jimbromski said...

just read your thing in Washingtonian, thanks for the shout-out. Also noted a female fan in the comments, because of/in spite of your picture and music-lovin' ways. Nice one.

Potsy and Sack just attended The Who show on Mon and posted a review, have a look when you get a chance.

JON said...

J-ski: Yep, TVD: Geeking out the gals.

Saw the Who post but didn't get to read the entire thing - but I will!
They were pretty damn good when I saw them earlier in the year, I have to say...

Cheers!

Jimbromski said...

Note that when we did the Washingtonian thing, people said that we made them "want to throw up in [their] mouth". I assume we had a bunch of female admirers as well but they were scared off by the vitriol. Pretty sure that was it.

JON said...

Vitriol, you say? I've got your new favourite song then:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ldBhDmvWFXE

Jimbromski said...

never heard (or heard of) those guys before...not bad