Monday, March 10, 2008

Nick Rhodes Fan Club

Guv'ner has been let out of her private hell just long enough to spew vicious (though well deserved) slings and arrows at the music of the 80s on "Burt Reynolds' Moustache", mosey on over and take a look.

Whenever I hear the 80s and Duran Duran in particular, the Alcatraz song below springs instantly to mind..

"Lets take a plane and go somewhere exotic
To play with a non-descript song
We'll shoot all the crotch shots for 12 year old hopefuls
To make you a real man my son

Some cheap kid from Birmingham
Blessed with an accent
That pours like the darkest brown ale
Just one more puppet, piss elegant marionette
He's just a fast buck for sale"

About sums up the whole decade doesn't it ? Also nice to see a fledgling Steve Vai on guitar, before he became the high lord of widdly widdly

The other video, that has recently seen the light of day again was made by my friedn Paul Fillingham for a show that I believe was on Channel 4, it was some kind of public broadcast attempt where people could send in videos and the best would be shown on prime time, this one was a classic, the "Nick Rhodes Fan Club"

1 comment:

bubbleman said...

Funny that we have a blog chastising the music of the 80s... and then I have a blog on myspace saying how much I love the 80s hair bands.

It's totally unsophisticated of course, the the mid-late 80s were my adolescent years, and the music brings back good memories.

Although even then, we didn't care for the music of the 80s that much and listened to Led Zeppelin, and Boston, and the Stones, and the Beatles, etc. as much as anything else.