Tag Archives: Mid-80s Malaise

Record Review: Midge Ure – The Gift DLX RM [part 1]

I have written extensively about my complex relationship to the art of Midge Ure. I have alluded to how his 1985 solo single, “If I Was” was perhaps the record second only to David Bowie’s “Let’s Dance,” for the greatest … Continue reading

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Rock GPA: Orchestral Manoeuvres In The Dark [part 24]

[continued from last post] So after losing 90% of their UK audience following, “Dazzle Ships,” OMD had been concerned with “breaking in America.” The heat was on and the large and lucrative American market had been, until their singing with … Continue reading

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REDUX: …And Ye Shall Know Them By Their MULLETS!

July 9, 2012 I’ve written before about how I’m not really enamored of the eighties after 1983, which I maintain is when the actual decade really began to manifest itself. I consider ’80-’83 the fallout of the seventies, which was … Continue reading

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The Mid-80s Malaise: 1983 – The Year David Bowie Became Fallible

What was it about the mid-80s that made it the harbinger of artistic disaster for so many artists that I had previously thought the world of? By 1985, there seemed to be a perfect storm of political and social currents … Continue reading

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