“One Thing Leads to Another” by The Fixx: Music Review

Why don't they do what they say? Wait, what are they saying? "One Thing Leads to Another" The Fixx's 1983 single of Reach the Beach, is an interesting song. Lyrically, it's pretty stupid. Musically, it's pretty stupid. Combine the two and it's actually a good song. If you're not familiar with this song, it's a 3.5 minute call-out … Continue reading “One Thing Leads to Another” by The Fixx: Music Review

“What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)” by Information Society – Music Review

I wanna know what you're thinking about this very electronic song. 1988 folks, we're almost at the 90s with this one. "What's on Your Mind (Pure Energy)" by Information Society sounds like a completely made up title. It is not: it is a real song. The synth heavy weirdness that is "Pure Energy" is something … Continue reading “What’s on Your Mind (Pure Energy)” by Information Society – Music Review

“Obsession” by Animotion – 80s Music Review

Desperate? Try this! 1984's "Obsession" by Animotion is so 80s its not even funny. It's not funny because it's hilarious. I'm not going to talk about the bad 1980s music video. I'm not going to talk about cheesy graphics and weird Roman stuff. I'm going to focus on the song. Lyrically, the song is desperate. The … Continue reading “Obsession” by Animotion – 80s Music Review

“Saved by Zero” by The Fixx – Music Review

Smooth aftertaste. "Saved by Zero" is the 1983 single off The Fixx's album Reach the Beach. I actually have this album on vinyl, and it's quite enjoyable. There's a few other songs I'll probably get to at some point in future reviews. "Saved by Zero" is a very eerie-toned minimalist piece. The phrase "Saved by Zero" … Continue reading “Saved by Zero” by The Fixx – Music Review

“One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head – Music Review

What even is this song? "One Night in Bangkok" is the weirdest song ever rapped by Murray Head in 1984. It was part of the musical Chess. The song is about chess. In Bangkok. Go figure. The beat of the song is good, and has been remixed and sampled quite a bit. The lyrics are also … Continue reading “One Night in Bangkok” by Murray Head – Music Review

“Africa” by Toto – Music Review

Let's write a love song about a NatGeo documentary! This week we're reviewing Toto's 1982 elementary school geography exam "Africa." This is not a song, this is what happens when a group flips to Africa in an encyclopedia. I'm not kidding: this song was apparently written after watching a documentary and making a song about … Continue reading “Africa” by Toto – Music Review

“In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins – Music Review

Buh duh. buh duh. buh duh buh duh BUH DUH BAM. "In The Air Tonight" is Phil Collin's 1981 debut single. This song is incredibly minimal. Very minimal instrumentation. There's really only some drum and Collin's voice. The lyrics are also fairly minimal. Then, when you think you're bored with the song, you get hit … Continue reading “In The Air Tonight” by Phil Collins – Music Review

“Overkill” by Men at Work – Music Review

It's really sad, but peppy? Men at Work's 1983 song "Overkill" is depressing. There's very few songs that musically can actually make me melancholic. This is one of those songs. The song is a bit of everything you'd expect from the era. It has a beachy, almost ska guitar, and lots of sax. The song … Continue reading “Overkill” by Men at Work – Music Review