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Bowling For Soup – 1985

Fun song. And since 1985 has been a topic of the blog for the last few days, I thought you might enjoy it.

St. Elmo’s Fire even gets mentioned! (Along with Madonna, U2, Bruce Springsteen, Blondie, Pretty in Pink and The Breakfast Club).

I’ve never written about Bruce Springsteen, but I bought the vinyl Born in the USA album when I was in high school, and it’s at my parents’ house somewhere.

Blondie, of course, has been blogged about before. I only got seriously into Blondie a few years ago. Every one of their five albums is just awesome.

For some reason, I never got what people like so much about U2.

Written by Lion of the Blogosphere

January 8, 2016 at 10:46 pm

Posted in Music videos

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  1. OT, from paul graham’s latest essay:

    “In the real world you can create wealth as well as taking it from others. A woodworker creates wealth. He makes a chair, and you willingly give him money in return for it. A high-frequency trader does not. He makes a dollar only when someone on the other end of a trade loses a dollar.”


    January 8, 2016 at 11:09 pm

  2. 70s Springsteen was better than 80s Springsteen though The River was an excellent album.

    U-2 developed a cool atmospheric sound that’s imitated today to great success by Coldplay.

    You can’t forget The Clash. The Smiths were probably the 80s best band but they didn’t get much radio play in US cause lead singer seemed gay.


    January 8, 2016 at 11:36 pm

  3. Lion, this is your blog-

    prolier than thou

    January 9, 2016 at 4:01 am

  4. Well, tsk tsk. The video portrays suburban life as boring; marriage as settling for a beta schlub; and the music industry as sexy and fulfilling. What would the prophet Muhammad say, praise be his Name?


    January 9, 2016 at 4:10 am

  5. I hated, hated, hated Bruce Springsteen, that overplayed mediocrity who sings through his nose, back in the 1980s and I hate him now. Happily, today I can easily get away from him since, unlike the 1980s, I have other options than the local top 40 FM station.


    January 9, 2016 at 10:20 am

    • For some reason, I don’t enjoy his music as much now as I did then. But I don’t hate it the way I hate Michael Jackson.

      Lion of the Blogosphere

      January 9, 2016 at 10:28 am

  6. 1985 was a great year for the good ol’ Grateful Dead. The fat man rocks!

    We almost lost Jerry the following year, and when he and the boys returned in 1987 is when this “60’s band” exploded in popularity.

    Ripple Earthdevil

    January 9, 2016 at 11:34 am

  7. You should take this as the opportunity to review all of the Brat Pack members oeuvre during the 80s starting with Demi, Blame it on Rio and About Last Night would be nice starts.


    January 9, 2016 at 12:07 pm

  8. U2 is highly overrated. Possibly the most overrated band of all time.


    January 9, 2016 at 5:49 pm

  9. The camera loved Debbie Harry.


    January 9, 2016 at 6:37 pm

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