Found this box set in the back of the cabinet, a bit of dust covering it. Considering I graduated from high school in 1983, music from the 80s was my first opportunity to really define my own taste in music. Prior to that, I grew up in a household filled music from the Allman Brothers, Cream, James Taylor, Cat Stevens, Humble Pie, Rolling Stones, and countless other 70s classic rock.
Lucky for me, I grew up in the Chicago Suburbs. There were loads of radio stations that played underground music. Before MTV, I’d stay up until midnight on Saturday nights to discover new music on one of the first music video shows. Then we moved to a part of town with no ability to connect to cable TV, so I was deprived of early MTV except during visits with friends. So I was more of a radio listener and record store rat during my late teens and early twenties.
Anyway, listening to this set this week was like entering a time machine. There are 4 CDs containing bands like Depeche Mode, Bauhaus, Pixies, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds, English Beat, The Smiths, and so many more. Amazing how many have been lost to time until you pick up a box set like this and end up saying, “Hey, WOW, I haven’t heard that song in years.
If you like 80s music, this is a set to have on hand. But after 4 CDs, I’m reminded that 80s underground or new wave, or punk as we called it, has a certain sound that I can only take so much of. I’m ready for a good mix of something else, anything else.
So I don’t have to say it over and over again, all quotes are taken from Wikipedia.
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