Sunday, February 20, 2005

Preoccupied With 1985?

It may be time to dust off your old Members Only jacket and crank up the music!

Witness the explosive rise of "Retrowave" bands. These are new bands that sound like they're from the 80's, but they're not. The Killers, The Strokes, Franz Ferdinand, Modest Mouse and others are having massive success with their synth driven, post punk influenced rock.

Covers Tributes

Recent 80's Covers include Jessica Simpson's update of Berlin's "Take My Breath Away", Katrina Carlson's Cars cover, "Drive", "The Boys Of Summer" by The Ataris, "Blue Monday" by Orgy, No Doubt's "It's My Life" and Johnny Cash's Depeche Mode tribute, "Personal Jesus".

Don't You Forget About Me!

Original 80's artists are enjoying a revival as well. The Cure, U2, Erasure, Duran Duran, Blondie, Social Distortion, Morrisey, The Bangles, R.E.M., Elvis Costello, Sting and Red Hot Chili Peppers have all released new material in the past year.

Upcoming releases from Billy Idol, The B52-s and X should make for an interesting 2005.

For more info on the 80's Revival go to:

DJ Craig- The 80's

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