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Sunday, March 04, 2012
'Dire Straits' And 'Duran Duran'. Learning 80s Pop
I am not too much into 80s pop music and was faintly familiar with Dire Straits (image 1). It was only when I heard Sultans Of Swing by Mark Knopfler from my elder son's CD that I realised I have been missing great pop.
The swingy beat and lyrical tale, "You check out guitar #George, he knows all the chords," mesmerised me as I played SOS again and again and again. Then I listened to some other hits like Money For Nothing, Romeo And Juliet and Brothers In Arms. I joined the fraternity. With 120 million others!
Similarly with Duran Duran (image 2). Listening to Hungry Like A Wolf, A View To A Kill (Moore was 007) and Wild Boys while eye-balling the lyrics, made me more aware of the themes that 80s pop carries with it. Now that the prettiet boys in rock are here again this month in Singapore, here's wishing my son and his friends all the best for scream night.
I am still within my blog's thematic range since these two groups are technically from the late 70s ie: Dire Straits started in 1977 and Duran Duran in '78. So you Seniors out there. If you haven't heard of Dire Straits or Duran Duran, it's time you did. A great bunch of musicians here who can swing you around to appreciate the eighties.