Tag Archives: John Hughes

Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 28]

OMD | If You Leave [continued from last post] In 1985, OMD had honestly scraped their way into the US top 30 with “So In Love,” a mushy piece of pop that was among the last song’s written during the … Continue reading

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John Hughes: The Devil Has All The Best Tunes [part 2]

When we last checked in on this topic, we were witness to the horrible changes wrought in the formerly svelte Post-Punk outfit Simple Minds. The sea change can be best summed up by the fact that after “Don’t You [Forget … Continue reading

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John Hughes: The Devil Has All The Best Tunes [part 1]

John Hughes was an inescapable part of mid-80s youth culture via his seemingly endless series of youth-oriented movies that featured wise-guy teens and soundtracks full of some of my favorite acts. Significant here was that Tarquin Gotch, one of his producing … Continue reading

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