Monday, November 20, 2017

Stuck in the 80's

Steve Spears

If you only listen to one XTC song this week, this is it

If you only listen to one XTC song this week, this is it

Spearsy is almost back from vacation. Until then, here's Dr. Dim again:Well, it had to happen, Never Found in the 80s' XTC Week is drawing to a close, but what a great song we have today! From English Settlement (1982) comes this nearly perfect song ...
Published: 11/17/17

Ironically, this wasn’t a towering hit for XTC

”Guest blogger Dr. Dim returns with another tale of XTC while Spearsy is on vacation:We're in a week-long Never Found in the 80s tribute to XTC and today we continue with one of my most favorite songs of their entire catalog. Towers of London i...
Published: 11/16/17
When experience XTC, it’s okay to sample ‘Grass’

When experience XTC, it’s okay to sample ‘Grass’

Here's guest blogger Dr. Dim with his latest post:Never Found in the 80s' XTC Week continues and we return to the almost perfect album Skylarking from 1987. Today, we examine the album's first single – Grass. On the album, Grass plays directly ...
Published: 11/15/17
Never Found in the 80s – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages

Never Found in the 80s – Love on a Farmboy’s Wages

Here's today's guest blog item from our own Dr. Dim: As Never Found in the 80s XTC Week continues, we head back to 1983 (the year I graduated high school) to find the album Mummer. This album is notable for two reasons: One reason is that this was th...
Published: 11/14/17
Mick Jones went solo in the ’80s … don’t you remember?

Mick Jones went solo in the ’80s … don’t you remember?

Kevin Wuench returns with a final Lost and Found item for the week:When we think of the sound of Foreigner, it's only natural to think of the voice of Lou Gramm. If you haven't before, its finally time to hear the voice of Foreigner founder Mick Jone...
Published: 11/10/17
Bad trailers for campy movies: 1984’s ‘The Ice Pirates’

Bad trailers for campy movies: 1984’s ‘The Ice Pirates’

The name alone is somewhat intriguing: The Ice Pirates! Behold a far away galaxy where water is in such short supply that it has become a currency itself. And pirates dream of finding a planet where legend has it that water covers three-fourths of it...
Published: 11/09/17
Be it Paul, English or British, we got the beat

Be it Paul, English or British, we got the beat

Lost and Found returns today with this report from Kevin Wuench:Googling things has made us all knowledgeable today, but back in the '80s, mistaken identities were more common as evidenced by Rick Springfield writing the song Bruce about people getti...
Published: 11/09/17
Don’t worry, Andy Taylor, we want you around a long time

Don’t worry, Andy Taylor, we want you around a long time

Here is Wednesday's Lost-and-Found item from Kevin Wuench:Where have you gone Andy Taylor? Our '80s Nation turns its lonely eyes to you. While Taylor remains out of the limelight, we remember his musical metamorphose with the rocking Don't Let Me Die...
Published: 11/08/17
Prince’s band The Revolution adds more tour dates

Prince’s band The Revolution adds more tour dates

If you want to stand in the Purple Rain a little longer, here's some good news: Prince's old band – The Revolution – reunited and has been touring since the singer's death in 2016. The group has already added some tour dates for 2018, inc...
Published: 11/08/17
New podcast: Forgotten movies from Fall 1987

New podcast: Forgotten movies from Fall 1987

Each month here at Stuck in the '80s, we look back to the big movie anniversaries of our favorite '80s flicks. Sometimes I get the feeling that only Brad in LA and myself ever saw them. But that's okay: We're gonna sell you on watching them now.This ...
Published: 11/07/17