When thinking of another Musicology entry, I thought about other influential bands and songs that helped shape who I am. For that, I have to credit my parents, whose extensive record collection (all on vinyl) was the source of entertainment for me and my siblings for the first few years of our lives. Fortunately for me, my parents had pretty good taste.
Some things you hear about 80’s music is true. Bands would go out of their way to create the biggest hair possible. Reverb on drums was expected. Quirky filmclips stood out. Neon highlights or accessories were mandatory.
There were also some important moments in music during the 80’s that are still felt today. Can you imagine a world without Madonna? Where would filmclips be without Thriller? Could we Rick-roll without the Rick? Live Aid would not have happened. Some amazing things happened, and some great music was made. And some of that was made by my favourite band of all time, The Cure.