August 29th, 2007


An 80s Artifact

When I was a kid in the 70s, nothing seemed dumber than stuff from the 50s. The pictures of our parents were hilarious and surreal.

Now I was at least notionally an adult in the 1980s but for me it was more Elvis Costello, the Clash, XTC, and REM. Stuff like Modern Talking was beyond the pale. Now, I see this and a lot of the style rushes back to me. This is like a fever dream of the 80s, like dropping acid and watching "Earth Girls Are Easy."