And that means, in part, looking at Pitchfork’s own history frankly: Longtime readers may remember that, in 2002, we made a list of The Top 100 Albums of the 1980s.
The three-CD set has 60 hits from the 1980s. Elton John - "I'm Still Standing". A-Ha - "Take On Me". David Bowie & Mick Jagger - "Dancing in the Street". Nik Kershaw - "I Won't Let the Sun Go Down on Me". Philip Oakey & Giorgio Moroder - "Together in Electric Dreams". Duran Duran - "A View to a Kill". Spandau Ballet - "Gold". Matthew Wilder - "Break My Stride"
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The ‘80s were full of album covers that were never destined to age well. Some albums like Europe’s The Final Countdown couldn’t have helped having a ridiculous look, but even legends like Bob Dylan and Paul McCartney slipped up and gave into the absurdity of the times. Billboard recounts the decade’s 20 worst covers, from artists big and small. 002. 021. Yanni 'Chameleon Days'. Yanni Chameleon Days 1988. Nothing captures the sound of a soprano sax like the acoustics of a limestone quarry.
Into the Groove by Madonna. A song so quintessentially ’80s, from its sharp synth bass to its inclusion in her flick Desperately Seeking Susan-this popgasm has only one critic: Madonna. Years after its 1985 release, she said that she felt like a dork singing it. Fine, Madge, but you can't have looked as dorky as the millions of us who sang it into our hairbrushes. The Boss pinched the title of an old crooners’ standard to write his own classic, the finest single from his massive Born in the USA album in 1984. Bursting with ambition, frustration and sex, Dancing in the Dark is also Springsteen’s dance-floor peak, with a typically stunning sax solo by the late Clarence Clemons to top it all off.
Far far the best album of the 80s in fact the best album of all time. I'm a primary metalhead, but Thriller was THE first and only song and album that caught my attention; opening the world of music into my little world and setting the foundation on my perception of great music. So if it weren't for Micheal Jackson, I wouldn't be a Pantera fan. - MinistryMonster. This is my all time fave album.
But you can definitely judge an 80s album by its cover. He's pretty much the exact opposite of the 80s. And yet, here's this album cover. Now I don't know what to believe anymore. 10. Apollonia 6. Media Source. Prince had a lot of different female proteges in the 80s, and none of them were allowed to wear actual clothing. Instead, all three members of Apollonia 6 are simply wearing teddies. that appears to also be wearing a teddy. And now I'm getting dizzy and need to lie down. 11. The Police - Ghost In The Machine. This album cover is so 80s that it was turned into a video game for the Atari 2600. In the game, you become Journey after a concert and help the band "Escape" from "Love-Crazed Groupies" and "Shifty-Eyed Promoters" so they can get to the Journey Escape Vehicle and make it to the next show. Watch the commercial here.
But they did give us one great album of perfect mid-80’s pop, including the awesome Hanging On A Heart Attack, which somehow stalled at in August 1986. 7. What About Me by Moving Pictures. Moving Pictures had a huge hit in their native Australia in 1982 with What About Me, which spent six weeks at down under, but it had an unusual history on the Billboard chart. It hit the Billboard Hot 100, and quickly charged into the Top 40, where it stalled at in October 82. Her album flopped, and she was dropped from her record label.
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- Lacquer Cut At – SST Brüggemann GmbH
- Artwork [Sleeve] – Tim Gerdes
- Lacquer Cut By – K* (tracks: B1, B2)
- Mastered By – Hi* (tracks: A)
NotesLimited edition of 500 copies (hand-numbered).
With 8-page booklet sleeve.
Different Category: LAST 12 (Backcover), LAST 12 - 2002 (Labels)
Side A: 45 RPM.
Side B: 33 RPM.
Track A: Original 7" version.
Tracks B1 and B2: Unreleased Studio Demos.
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- Matrix / Runout (Side A): Last1-2000 A Raw 31 A Hi
- Matrix / Runout (Side B): LAST 12 - 2002 B K SST
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