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Gernot 

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Hello again, Germs and Viruses! I'm back after an extended absence with several more songs from the decade I like to call the '80's: The 1980's!

Foist, we've got a new request from our old friend Nose Norton. Nose writes:

I have a song that I've wanted to request for a few weeks, but with the announcement of the death of Scott Kalvert, director of The Basketball Diaries, on the Comcast homepage, I'm inspired to request People Who Died by the Jim Carroll Band...

So, widdout foither adieu, here's your request, Nose! ;\)

Jim Carroll
sings
People Who Died

And now, on with the rest of this week's selections! \:\)

Survivor
sings
I Can't Hold Back

Christine McVie
sings
Got A Hold On Me

Robert Palmer
sings
Addicted To Love

Weird Al Yankovic
sings
Addicted To Spuds

Nu Shooz
sings
Point Of No Return

Billy Idol
sings
Dancing With Myself

Welp, that'll do it for another week, music lovers! I'll have more of the same, only different, NEXT week! ;\)



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Paste Pot Pete 

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Member Since: Fri Jul 07, 2000
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First off, it's good to have you back Gernot!




This is one of the most iconic music videos.





Like it said in the comments of the video this must have taken forever to shoot.




Never figured out how/why they decided to go for an apocalyptic/zombie theme for the video.

PPP







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Whispering Hands







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    So, widdout foither adieu, here's your request, Nose! ;\)





Great choice! Such an underrated album and one of my favorites from the 80s. This album should be up there with London Calling as one of the best punk/new wave era albums.





One of the best Idol songs and a great video that always gets me. I wonder why they decided to make a sci-fi dystopian music video as the accompanying video for this tune?




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Gernot 

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Thanks, PPP, for the welcome back! \:\)

Yeah, that Palmer video was imitated by MANY artists, but NO one could come close to the original, not even him! He tried doing an "extreme" version of this video with his follow-up hit, but everyone loves THIS version all the more. I wonder why? ;\)

I remember having a bit of a crush on the singer of NuShooz, and so did several of my friends. Must'a been 'cause of her wholesome, good-girl cuteness. \:\)

What kind of video would you have shot for Dancing With Myself? I'm just curious. The song came out in '83, but I didn't get cable until '86 and the song was out of rotation by then. I think it was about '88 or '89 before I saw the video. \:\)



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Gernot 

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Is that a request for a Clash song, WH? Which song? \:\)

Heh. Are you looking over PPP's shoulder and copying his response? ;\) I ask this of you, too: What kind of video would YOU have rather seen with Dancing With Myself? \:\)




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Whispering Hands





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    Is that a request for a Clash song, WH? Which song? \:\)


Actually I forgot London Calling was from 1979 and that's my favorite song of theirs. How about She Sells Sanctuary by The Cult. Great tune from 1985, really just one of my favorites from any decade. Anyone who likes the tune should really give their album Love a listen. Well there's my 80s plug for the week.


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    Heh. Are you looking over PPP's shoulder and copying his response? ;\) I ask this of you, too: What kind of video would YOU have rather seen with Dancing With Myself? \:\)


Ha that is funny! Honestly I didn't notice his post at all. I think it's a cool 80s video and I like it the way it is but I didn't see the video until a while after I heard the song myself I guess the song's lyrics always sounded like it would have been shot, I dunno just in a club or something along those lines. Their route was certainly a lot more creative.




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Nose Norton


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Thanks for playing this. It's a great punk rock song from the early 80's. I don't think I've seen "The Basketball Diaries" since it first came out. I might have to look it up again.


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    And now, on with the rest of this week's selections! \:\)





I remember this video. "Eye Of The Tiger" was such a huge hit that you think of Survivor as a one-hit-wonder, but they had quite a few hits.




I always liked this song. I remember watching the video quite often back in my high school days.




One of the greatest videos from the 80's. This was a giant hit. Great song too. A true classic that I still listen too whenever it comes on the radio.




I've never heard this Weird Al song before. There's some good parody lyrics in there, but Al's voice doesn't sound too good. An official video probably would've been hilarious.




I know the song, but never saw the video before. I probably remember it from over 18 dance clubs in the late 80's.




This was my favorite song as an early teen. I remember writing "Genex" on my schoolbooks because I didn't realize that "Gen. X" was short for "Generation X". Then, Billy Idol released it solo and MTV played it in heavy rotation and it became a huge hit. The video was directed by Tobe Hooper of The Texas Chainsaw Massacre and Poltergiest fame. Some scenes that I don't think I got when I was a kid are the husband swinging the sledge hammer near his wife and the guy with the blade and the girl in shadow tied up behind him. Some dark stuff.


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    Welp, that'll do it for another week, music lovers! I'll have more of the same, only different, NEXT week! ;\)


Great choices, Gernot!

I've been wanting to request "Cold Shot" by Stevie Ray Vaughn for weeks now, ever since PPP played the Three Stooges short "Crime On Their Hands" over on the G/S/B MB. The scene with the gorilla tossing around Dapper and Muscles reminded me of this hilarious video from 1984.
I see that Whispering Hands has a request in, so I'm ok with waiting if you don't want to be flooded with requests.




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Gernot 

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I don't think PPP would mind taking London Calling as a request, WH. I'll play "She Sells..." along with the other music this coming weekend! \:\)



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Gernot 

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I take one request per person each week, but I'll take as many people's requests as they post. \:\)

I never understood what the Billy Idol song was about, as I just liked the tune. \:\)

And around 1985, there was a joke going around about Survivor being the official Rocky band. ;\)



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Whispering Hands





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    I don't think PPP would mind taking London Calling as a request, WH. I'll play "She Sells..." along with the other music this coming weekend! \:\)


Thanks!




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Paste Pot Pete 

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    I don't think PPP would mind taking London Calling as a request, WH. I'll play "She Sells..." along with the other music this coming weekend! \:\)


Sure, I'll play something from London Calling. But you'll have to come over to the GSBAMB to see my 70s list Whispering.

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Paste Pot Pete 

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    What kind of video would you have shot for Dancing With Myself? I'm just curious. The song came out in '83, but I didn't get cable until '86 and the song was out of rotation by then. I think it was about '88 or '89 before I saw the video. \:\)


I don't know. I didn't really have anything special in mind. I guess I just thought he'd be dancing with himself. I know zombies are far more interesting.

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