Thursday, January 31, 2008

Drifting gloomily through time.

"Do It For Love (Extended Dance Mix) - Sheena Easton

Nile Rogers (of Chic fame) produced the 1985 album, "Do You", for Sheena Easton. Rogers' previous work included production for David Bowie, Duran Duran, Madonna and Debbie Harry. Despite all this, the album's sales were disappointing when stacked against '84's, "A Private Heaven", her platinum selling album and collaboration with Prince. This song barely cracked the top 40. The next 2 singles were a blip on the hot 100 ("Jimmy Mack" and "Magic Of Love") . Sheena's still touring right now and unlike Britney Spears her kids are her priority. And she has a fully functional brain.

"The Sun Always Shines On TV (Extended Remix)" - a-ha

This was a fairly accurate song in the mid-eighties. "The Wire" wasn't airing then. "Miami Vice" was and it was fairly gritty but the clothes were pretty bright. Britney wasn't on TV either.

"Someday (Extended Remix)" - Glass Tiger


This band was originally called Tokyo but they're from Canada. Notes: From '86's, "The Thin Red Line", produced by Jim Vallance. Vallance was Bryan Adams' songwriting partner and Adams provided backing vocals on another track from the LP you might have heard by them, "Don't Forget Me When I'm Gone". They received a Grammy nomination for Best New Artist that year also. Where are they now?: Word has it they have a new album coming out sometime soon and toured a lot last year. Leave Britney alone?: Okay. For now.


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