Title : Sounds Of The Eighties, 1981
Label : Time Life
Medium : CD
TTime : 69:20
Notes : A small paragraph about a couple of bands and a few pictures
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid : $10
Rank : 1 out of 5.
Celebration Kool and The Gang
Morning Train (Nine To Five) Sheena Easton
Keep On Loving You REO Speedwagon
Waiting For A Girl Like You Foreigner
Slow Hand The Pointer Sisters
A Woman Needs Love (Just Like You Do) Ray Parker Jr. and Raydio
When She Was My Girl The Four Tops
Being With You Smokey Robinson
The One That You Love Air Supply
Queen Of Hearts Juice Newton
Jessie's Girl Rick Springfield
Bette Davis Eyes Kim Carnes
Kiss On My List Daryl Hall And John Oates
Let's Groove Earth, Wind And Fire
Super Freak (Part 1) Rick James
This Little Girl Gary U.S. Bonds
Gemini Dream The Moody Blues
Crying Don McLean
Whew! What's that smell? Oh, it's this month's disc from Time Life.
Somewhere, in some god foresaken corner of the earth, some radio station
might have been cursed with actually playing some of these songs. That
thought makes me wake up screaming. This disc has some of the songs that
remind me why people hate the eighties. Yes, they're all big name groups,
but how many people remember "Crying" by Mr. American Pie Don McLean? How
many people want to? "Let's Groove," "Jessie's Girl," "Slow Hand"? How many
people out there associate the Four Tops with 1981? Or Smokey Robinson?
"Celebration" is one of those songs I picture drunk secretaries at office
Christmas parties dancing to, that, and hairy gold chained men lusting after
them. I was talking with a Time Life representative about the Time Life
series (they do have a habit of calling every now and then to sell people
more discs) and the guy happened to say something to the effect of, "The
Sounds of the Eighties series does seem to have some rather unpleasants discs
in it" and I volunteered this disc and he made a sound which defies
description. He did however convince me into buying the Rolling Stone
series, which I had seen Martha Quinn plug once, so I know that has some cool
stuff on it. Let's hope so. If you decide to buy this series, tell the rep.
when you're placing your order to skip this disc.
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