Day 1 of my favourite or meaningful music from the 80s as nominated by my friend Alan.
80s music is largely forgettable pop rubbish, but there are some real gems in there, but I’ll get to those later.
But first and somewhat controversially as I’m a huge fan of his earlier work. David Bowie’s Lets Dance was the end of an era where he went from rock to pop and chasing commercial success.
Shortly after the album was released, I went to see him play Murrayfield in August 1983 and it was a fantastic concert. A good mix of the new and classic Bowie songs.
More about it here.
I’m still a fan, always will be, the Bowie tribute I regularly go to see are fantastic. They were in great form last night at The Hard Rock Cafe, Glasgow.
But Bowies next album Tonight released 1984 with the cringeable Loving The Alien was the end for me until the reality tour in 2003.