Saturday, 3 September 2016

Various ‎Dark Side Of The 80's

Various Dark Side Of The 80'S CD1/CD2

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Highlights: Robert Smith's unhinged vocals in 'Lullaby' is one of The Cure's finest moments. Not that accessible on the first listen. but a richly layered song which will reward on repeated playing. The Cult's 'She Sells Sanctuary' benefits from the all time greatest guitar riffs which you will recognise, but probably not have been able to place before listening to this. Killing Joke's 'Love Like Blood' does what it says on the tin, dark and depraved with a creepy and unsettling turn from Jaz Coleman, who was one of the most frightening looking men in music in the eighties. On disc two, Depeche Mode's 'Personal Jesus' is part industrial, part new wave, part pop. It is bleak, stirring and has some wonderful synth work which will sweep over you. A little further down the album, out of place totally is 'There She Goes' by The La's. This chirpy little number which seems far too happy to be sitting alongside such dark songs. Maybe they were running out of depressing songs by this point. As the album closes, the jovial and ever reliable Billy Bragg turns in his cheeky 'Sexuality' with some knowing lyrics. Bragg, on fine form, delivers his usual array of socially aware lyrics with the right amount of tongue and cheek.


-= Faith Healer =- said...

already have this one, but GREAT COMPILATION! Perfectly compiled to reflect the "darker" side of the 80s!

Excellent upload!!!

leedsmick said...

the la's 'Heroin' song. i imagine thats why its on

96dbFreak said...

Looks like a great comp, thanks, though it's a bit misleading since half of the tracks are from the 70s, not the 80s. :-)

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