Tag Archives: 80’s

Belinda Carlisle To Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant: You Are Making Life Hell On Earth For LGBT Citizens

Former Go-Go’s lead singer Belinda Carlisle today published an open letter to Mississippi Gov. Phil Bryant and it’s really something: Governor Bryant, I am scheduled to perform in your great state this Saturday, however given the very recent anti-LGBTQ attacks that your administration has leveled against some of your own citizens I very nearly cancelled my appearance. After discussion with ...

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OMD – Metroland

(Via Jared Braden)

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HomoQuotable – Richard Kim

“By January 1984, New York City under Koch’s leadership had spent a total of just $24,500 on AIDS. That same year, San Francisco, a city one tenth the size of New York, spent $4.3 million, a figure that grew to over $10 million annually by 1987. The mayor of San Francisco during those years was Dianne Feinstein, who like Koch ...

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Bananarama Releases New EP

Thirty years after first hitting the charts and now pared down to a duo, Bananarama has released a four track EP of dance numbers that seem right out of the Almighty catalog. Here’s a sampler. (Via Allure Of Sound)

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Susannah Hoffs – Picture Me

Bangles lead singer Susannah Hoffs steps out solo with a new track and video that features a young lesbian couple.

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Aimee Mann – Labrador

Amusing set-up with Jon Hamm, who plays a director who wants to do a shot-for-shot remake of Mann’s debut 1983 hit, Voices Carry.(Via – Boy Culture)

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When Raquel Met The Leathermen

Gothamist has dug up a vintage 1980 television dance sequence in which Raquel Welch encounters some stereotypical New Yorkers on the subway. Jive-talkin’ blacks! Hot-blooded Latinas! Dancing leathermen! All the boys are gay gay gay, of course.

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Aimee Mann – Charmer

The Voices Carry singer is back with a new track and a video featuring Laura Linney as her too-talented robot double. Paging Margo Channing…

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Teach The Children About Hammertime

I actually do remember JFK’s assassination rather vividly and I was only four years old. Source.

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Tetris Light

On sale for $47. I would change it every day.(Via Buzzfeed)

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The Fixx – Anyone Else

Some fans of 80s chart-toppers The Fixx aren’t pleased with the new video from the band, which features Westboro stand-ins being splashed with mud by an angry mob of kids. The below clip also appears to support the Occupy movement. The Fixx is still touring after 33 years and scored four Top 20 pop hits in the early 80s after ...

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#1 Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

Kraftwerk’s only American pop chart hit was 1975’s dreamy and iconic Autobahn, which got to #25. They had more success on the dance chart, such as with Telephone Call, which rode the top for two weeks in 1987.

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Madonna Goes Pop: Jean Paul Gaultier Launches Madge-Inspired Diet Coke Ads

Sorry fan boys, the bottles are sold only in Europe.

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#1 Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

In 1977 Jody Watley was plucked from the Soul Train dance floor to become part of Shalamar, Don Cornelius’ grudging acknowledgement of disco, the genre he scorned nearly as much as he would later loathe hip-hop. In 1987, ten years after Shalamar began a long run of hit singles on the pop, R&B, and club charts, Watley’s debut solo release, ...

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#1 Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

When I saw them perform this at Uncle Charlie’s in Miami, the bartenders all wore white wigs too. At least, that’s how I remember it.

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#1 Thirty Years Ago Today

Ian Dury & The Blockheads member Chaz Jankel went solo and scored the longest-running dance hit of 1982 with seven weeks atop Billboard’s chart. This is still one of my all-time favorite tracks and vividly recalls the first time I stepped into Fort Lauderdale’s sprawling Backstreet complex during a riotous Sunday t-dance over that year’s spring break. Trivia 1: Quincy ...

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#1 Twenty-Five Years Ago Today

An uncharacteristic blemish on their discography. Corn!

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Girls Cartoons That Boys Watched

“It’s cartoon coming out day!”

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Trike – Makeout In The Sun

I suppose Canada’s Trike is poking some fun at 80s pop (talk about low-hanging fruit), but this reminds me so much of The The, I’m loving it.

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Gloria Estefan – Miss Little Havana

After an eight year dry spell, Gloria Estefan returns with the below Neptunes-produced flashback to 80s freestyle, complete with the genre’s famously corny lyrics. Last week Estefan took some heat from activists after signing an exclusive deal with Target. Calling gay fans her “core audience,” Estefan praised Target’s efforts to right itself with the LGBT community. “I know that they ...

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