Tuesday, March 04, 2014

80s music FACTS

 Eighties music is brilliant. But did you know...?

Jona Lewie's follow-up single "You'll always find me playing with the doorbells in B&Q" failed to chart

...As did OMD's follow-up to "Enola Gay", the equally apocalyptic "Trying to book hand luggage onto a Ryanair flight with no boarding pass"

Despite what Paul Young said, the "Wherever I lay my hat that's my home" stunt doesn't work for Windsor Castle

Level 42 only hit the big time after Levels 1 to Level 41 failed to find fame.

Fish from Marillion's real name is "Fish from Marillion"

Midge Ure from Ultravox's full name is Midge You Are

Alternative titles for Michael Jackson's best-known album show his exploration of cinema genres before settling on "Thriller". Luckily the world was spared "Richard Curtis Rom-Com"

The original version of Dexys' "Come on Eileen" was spelled "Cum" and was immediately banned by Radio One

The original version of Frankie Goes To Hollywood's "Relax" was about comfy chairs in IKEA, and was immediately banned by Radio Two

Tears For Fears' massive worldwide hit "Shout" was voted "Worst thing ever to happen in the world, ever" by the National Association of Librarians

Let's hear it for 80s music, everybody!

8 comments:

Anonymous said...

I always hated Tears for Fears. They were like Wham! on hemorrhoids.

Penguin's Waddle said...

I'm a librarian. Yes, really!!

TFF's Shout was (and still is) a favourite. It's on my playlist of Housework Songs at home. It's all an eclectic mix - Santana, TFF, William Orbit, Beatles. Stones, Joe Bonamassa, Marillion, and Kiss. For a librarian I'm incredibly noisy.

Robin of Locksley said...

That's a serious wardrobe malfunction there.
Looks like Chas and Dave meets Adam Ant.

Dioclese said...

The 80's is a period in musical history best consigned to the dustbin IMHO

Piat d'Og said...

Dioclese: Don't be so critical.
Eurythmics 'Peek Freans (Are Made Of This)' is informative
and
The Beautiful South's 'Don't Marry Her (Have A Civil Ceremony)' paved the way forward.

Steve Finnell said...

SEEKING TRUTH

If seeking God's truth is your goal, what avenue would you take. What would be your source for the truth?

WOULD IT BE?

A. Prayer and studying the Scriptures?

B. Reading the books written by these men Bishop Sheen, Billy Graham, C.S. Lewis, Jimmy Swaggart, John Calvin, Martin Luther, Alexander Campbell, John Wesley, Robert Schuller, Oral Roberts, Rich Warren, Benny Hinn, Max Lucado, Charles H. Spurgen, Paul Washer, John McAthur, Joel Osteen, T. D. Jakes, Joesph Smith Jr., Chuck Swindoll etc.


C. Read creed books, the Book of Mormon, catechism, statements of faith etc.


B. and C. Does not contain the infallible word of God. Why would you search for truth there?


GOD'S WORD IS TRUTH!


2 Timothy 2:15 Be diligent to present yourself approved to God as a workman who does not need to be ashamed,accurately handling the word of truth.


In order to accurately handle the truth you need to study the source for the truth. THE BIBLE AND THE BIBLE ALONE IS THE ONLY TRUSTWORTHY SOURCE FOR THE TRUTH.


THE APOSTLES WORDS WERE TRUTH!


1 Thessalonians 2:13 For this reason we also constantly thank God that when you received the word of God which you heard from us, you accepted it not as the word of men, but for what it really is, the word of God, which also performs its work in you who believe.


Paul said their word was God's word. Paul the and the rest of the apostles received their words directly from Jesus and the Holy Spirit.


Is the source of truth for group B. and C. direct revelation from Jesus or the Holy Spirit? Are their words the absolute truth and nothing but the truth? Are their writings equal to Scripture? The answer is NO.


Why would believers in Christ be willing to put their trust in mere men? That is puzzling at best.


ALL SCRIPTURE IS INSPIRED BY GOD.(2 Timothy 3:16)


THE LISTS B. AND C. ARE NOT PRODUCING SCRIPTURE!


SEEKING TRUTH?----BE CAREFUL WHERE YOU SEEK!

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Alistair Coleman said...

Steve: Fuck off.

Aquarians Love To Cuddle said...

Mr. Coleman, no need to be so prolix in your response. Steve did presage his word salad with the conditional conjunction, If.
This was a perfect opportunity to be deliciously and truly laconic in your riposte.

To wit:

Steve: If.