Re: Unlike you, I was actually alive in 1989
Posted by A.h. on 8/29/2017, 8:37 pm, in reply to "Re: Unlike you, I was actually alive in 1989"
Madonna already seemed kind of old school to me by the time I became aware of her. Actually, I guess all the legwork she put into trying to seem all "not a little girl anymore" and "mature" and "el seriouse artiste" must have worked, because I got the impression at the time that she was supposed to be what grown-up, sophisticated culturally elite people listen to, which is kind of hilarious looking back on what her music actually sounded like. But yeah, I missed "Like A Virgin" and all that, although I was pretty familiar with stuff like "Girls Just Want To Have Fun" that predated it.
....OK, fine, my earliest introduction to contemporary pop music was pretty much Alvin & The Chipmunks. I first heard "Beat It" on there. Also "She Loves You", "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction", and "Surfin' Safari", and probably my first Bee Gees and ABBA songs. Anyway, that's where I first heard the Cyndi Lauper.
....OK x2, I also first heard of U2 on that Saved By The Bell episode where they camp out in the mall overnight to wait in line for concert tickets. Also in 89, their most recent release was Rattle & Hum, so surely their profile would have dipped a little around this time.
Fat Boys were extremely important. You can't have Biggie Smalls without Fat Boys paving the way for morbidly obese comedy rappers!
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