My mum swears by the 60's and refuses point blank to listen to anything post 1967 but she is wrong. So wrong. And blighted by the mini skirt, the pill and mods and rockers.
I was born in the 70's (I know, I don't look it, right? RIGHT??!!!!) but other than tailing off the latter years with Blondie, Gary Numan (my claim to fame....must dig out the pictures of Gary and I) and every friggin track from the film Grease - the 70's didn't quite cut it.
But the 80's? **sigh - maaaaaaaaaaaagical**
Aaaaanyway, I was travelling home from Gloucester the other night and listened to some random radio station who played track after track of 80's pure gold. I was transported back to so many thoughts and feelings and memories. I mean, if I could scrapbook my 80's pictures from song lyrics alone, Id never run out of titles!
This came on and made me laugh and reminisce.... a LOT
This came on and made me cry
This came on and made me wail over an ex boyfriend who broke my heart. Id probably only being going out with him for 3 seconds, but you know.....those boys broke hearts true and proper in them days. Mainly by shouting "you are chucked".
This came on and reminded of my darkest day in pop - when Andrew and George parted company....WAIL. SOB.
And there I was, driving along, singing my head off without a care in the world and knew ALL THE WORDS - still, to this day. Epic!
I didn't care much for the 90's which was trippy and ravey and ok, I dealt with it. The Noughties came and ok, Cold Play, Snow Patrol handed me a rack of fab CD's but I'd slide back to the comforts of my early 80's amazingment any day. Its clear that it relates more to memories than the music itself in some cases but by god, it was a good time to celebrate your plastic beads, ra-ra skirts and hideous perms.
Tell me some of your fave bands and tracks - lets walk down memory lane together (add links to you tube if you can)