Tag Archives: 1984

THE 1984 EXPERIMENT: WHAT I LEARNED BY RELIVING THE YEAR I FELL IN LOVE WITH MUSIC…

It all started with an idea for a Spotify playlist. What if I compiled a playlist, chronologically, of all of the hit songs of 1984? What if I went deeper and added the big music that happened that year in other genres too? R&B, hard rock, early hip-hop, dance… What if I did that for […]

ROGER WATERS – THE PROS AND CONS OF HITCHHIKING – 30th ANNIVERSARY (A LOOKING BACK REVIEW)…

On my seventh birthday in 1984, completely off my radar as it were, Roger Waters, the chief lyricist and bassist for Pink Floyd released his first solo album. Tensions were at an all time high in the band, as Roger would soon announce the end of Pink Floyd, much to the remaining members’ chagrin. Topically, […]

“WEIRD AL” YANKOVIC IN 3-D TURNS 30! + THE FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT FROM 1984…

Today marks the 30th anniversary of “Weird Al” Yankovic in 3-D. This was the album that put Al on the map and made him a household name in the 80s and still today. The big boost in notoriety was thanks to his music video of a spot-on spoof of Michael Jackson.. “Eat It”. In 3-D […]

FRIDAY NIGHT CONCERT: HUEY LEWIS & THE NEWS – ROCKAPLAST 1984

30 years ago at about this time, Huey Lewis and the News were one of the biggest names in pop and rock music. Their breakthrough album Sports was becoming a runaway success with several big hit songs. Fortunately the TV show Rockaplast filmed one of these shows in Essen Germany on October 13, 1984, and […]

30 YEARS AGO TODAY: VAN HALEN – 1984 (A “Looking Back” Review)…

Thirty years ago today, the final album by the definitive original lineup of Van Halen was released. If twitter had been around back then, it would have been interesting to see how many negative tweets would have sprung up at the premiere of the first single “Jump”. After all, Eddie Van Halen was now a […]