Sunday, March 01, 2009

Music Meme: 1982

Continuing my list of favorite albums from every year I've been alive.

1982

Billy Idol: Billy Idol



I was good and hooked on New Wave by 1982, thanks in large part to my grandmother. She had cable (we didn't) and we'd watch MTV when we went to her house. "Love My Way" by The Psychedelic Furs and Billy Idol's "White Wedding" were getting a lot of play on MTV and quickly became favorites of mine. Those two songs pretty much decided where my musical tastes went from there, but - thanks to his charisma - I was always a much bigger Billy Idol fan than a Furs one.

I can't embed the "White Wedding" video, but here's the link if you want a reminder of how awesome Billy is.

Here's "Love My Way" though.



Runners up:
Adam Ant: Friend or Foe
Duran Duran: Rio
Go-Gos: Vacation
Toto: Toto IV
The Clash: Combat Rock

Singles I loved:
The Psychedelic Furs: "Love My Way"
Dexys Midnight Runners: "Come On, Eileen"
Thompson Twins: "In the Name of Love"
The Oak Ridge Boys: "Bobby Sue"

2 comments:

Calvin's Canadian Cave of Cool said...

Again you are singin my language. I used to DJ at summer cadet camp and Rebel Yell was my big finisher so we could cry 'more, more, more'. Are you SURE we weren't separated at birth?

Michael May said...

I'm starting to think I should have a conversation with my folks and another look at my birth records. :)

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