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FlinterFile: Altered Images- I Could Be Happy

In 1982, the band Altered Images released their second album. Read the rest of this entry


FlinterFile: Men Without Hats- Safety Dance

The Men Without Hats released this song in 1983 as the second single from their album Rhythm of Youth. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Rod Stewart- Passion


Rod Stewart released his tenth album, Foolish Behaviour, in 1980. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Simple Minds- Promised You A Miracle


In 1982, the Simple Minds released their new album New Gold Dream (81-82-83-84). The first single from the album got the band to the higher regions of the charts in the UK, with a number 13 position. The song is said to be the bridge between the new wave of the first albums and the pop-rock of the later albums. With the beats, it almost seems a dance track… Enjoy

Simple Minds- Promised You A Miracle

Song of the day: The Motors- Airport


Talking about forgotten songs, you probably can bring up this one. It’s a pop/new wave song from the seventies: 1978 to be precise. It made it to number 4 in the UK. Lance Philips (no member, mind you) later said how it became such a hit: it’s outstanding and different from the rest of the music scene. Despite this song being a big hit, the concept of the Motors never became a big success. However, it still is a great record! Enjoy

The Motors- Airport

Song of the day: Ultravox- Dancing With Tears In My Eyes


The Cold War was at its height in 1984. For Ultravox it was the reason to write a song about it. This song particularly dealt with the idea of the last day on earth, after a nuclear attack. In the song, the singer drives home to his love, which is also shown in the music video. In the US, it never charted, but in the UK it was a big hit: number 3. Enjoy

Ultravox- Dancing With Tears In My Eyes

Song of the day: The Stranglers- Golden Brown

the stranglers golden brown

A strange kind of eighties song today. The release was around the change of the year, so in the US it’s a 1981 single and in the UK it’s a 1982 single. In the UK, it went to number 2 in the chart, causing the single to be the Stranglers highest charted single. I won’t have a go on explaining where the song is about, since there has been a lot of discussion on this topic. Most accepted is that the song can be heard as a song about a girl, but also as a song about heroin. Enough song analysis, just listen to it. A wonderful song with a great intro. Enjoy

The Stranglers- Golden Brown