Boys Don’t Cry

If you were a hip kid in 1986, chances are your anthem was "I Wanna Be a Cowboy" by Boys Don't Cry. From the mouth of a trendsetter called Madonna (who said it was her favorite new song), to the airwaves of WLIR in New York [...]

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A Flock of Seagulls

It took musical training and talent to program a drum machine and sing to synth, and a bit more effort to craft a look and sound that was original - or odd - enough to get noticed by record companies, and then by the record [...]

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Trans-X

“Living on Video” is a 1981 song by Trans-X, which was re-released in 1985 and became a massive hit worldwide, as well as peaking at #61 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song has been covered by many artists throughout the [...]

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Missing Persons

In 1980 the Missing Persons made their first record, a 4-song EP entitled Missing Persons, in Zappa’s brand-new Utility Muffin Research Kitchen studios. The band toured, promoted the EP, appeared in the movie [...]

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animotion

In his book Totally Awesome 80s (St. Martin’s Press New York 1996), Matthew Rettenmund listed Animotion’s "Obsession" as #3 in his list of Quintessentially 80s Songs. The band’s name, Animotion was also chosen as [...]

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The Motels

The voice is unique, unmistakable and timeless... Los Angeles Times’ Robert Hilburn called her, “arguably the most charismatic female performer in rock...” For Martha Davis, the most important thing has always [...]

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