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44 thoughts

  1. For some reason when I read your favorite genre, and watched the Spacer video, this sci-fi music video popped into my head. Cheers.

    1. It’s not one I’ve seen or heard before but must have been spectacular for its time. For some reason (probably because it looked like it was underground) it reminded me of the roginal ‘The Time Machine’ movie.

  2. I always like when you share music because it’s sometimes songs that I am not familiar with. those that are popular in Europe don’t always get the same air time here in the states. thank you.

    1. That’s true about certain songs not being as popular on each side of the pond, George. It can be a number one over most of Europe, yet the same song may not even make the Top 40 on the Billboard Hot 100.

  3. I’m a huge fan of the 80s! And I know that one this time! I couldn’t pick a song from the 80’s, as there are so many great ones! I’ve even indoctrinated my children to the joys of the 80s…

  4. I don’t remember that song and still, it sounds a bit familiar. However, I like it and I agree totally. I love more or less everything produced in the 80s.

  5. The seventies were a great decade for music – until disco and punk spoiled everything! But the eighties did have a lot to commend them too, including my share for you, from 1984. My favourite genre is crime fiction so, following the theme, I give you this 😊

    1. I’ve never heard that Mike Oldfield song before, but it’s very catchy, Clive. The video is quite weird, but strangely has the feel of an eerie movie. It must have been the clown in the video that made me think that.

      1. It was a rare thing for Mike Oldfield, released only as a single and not featured on an album, apart from later compilations. It didn’t make the top 50, so that’s why you probably hadn’t heard it before. The video is very eerie, and would probably have been considered too scary for children watching TOTP!

        1. I thought so. I associate Mike Oldfield more with instrumental tunes such as Tubular Bells, an album I always enjoy listening too.

          Some of the music videos from that era were scary. I’m surprised they got past people like Mary Whitehouse (back in those days).

        2. He did quite a lot of vocal stuff too, usually with guest singers but also sang himself. Over more than 40 years he has produced a very diverse output. Plenty to explore beyond TB if you feel inclined. His cover of ABBA’s Arrival is a favourite of mine.

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