(Wang Chung - synonymous with the 80s no matter how you look at it)
Heading into familiar territory this week - taking a break from the new and unfamiliar and giving MySpace a rest. This week it's a return to the 1970's and 80's. Some of it has been over-exposed and some of it hasn't. Most all of it gets classified as "guilty pleasure" - there, I've said it. I'll be putting up favorites.
Tonight it's Wang Chung's Dance Hall Days. I am partial to this band because I did two videos with them and they were great to work with. In a business where musicians can be downright ungrateful that you're making them look good, Wang Chung were always good sports about the whole thing and completely professional even at five in the morning. And if you've ever worked on Music Videos you know they can be grueling affairs, lasting 18-26 hours at a stretch and listening to the same track as much as a hundred times in the course of the shoot and usually at the threshold of pain every time.
But Dance Hall Days brings up good memories and I wanted to start the week off on a good note. You may have different frames of reference in mind - nobody has the same set of memories about anything. But at least this one is catchy and has a beat to it.