i loved 1985…what can i say? it’s probably year dot as far as my non-hazy childhood memory goes.
alexander o’neal – innocent
alex is mad as a bag of ferrets these days, but in the 80s he was funky. his backing tracks were artifical, over produced and all the better for it.
bar-kays – she talks to me
fab prince-lite with that bubbly mechanical bass.
bb&q band – dreamer
one of the finest exponents of jheri curl soul, which really took hold in 85. grown ups looked scary back then.
cherrelle – artificial heart
better known these days for smoking crack with whitney, back then she was alex o’neal’s default collaborator and had a pretty good career of her own.
five star – all fall down
this was five star’s first big hit, and the video was so 80s – ivory marble effect set, the band in clashing blue catsuits and cartoon inserts…
kokopop – ulterior motive
a b list new edition…in fact there were a few of these, maybe i should do a post…
leroy burgess – heartbreaker
still going, leroy was a member of disco group black ivory and also related to kool and the gang’s robert and ronald bell.
lillo thomas – i’m in love
lillo and his impressive moustache were fond of heavily produced polyfunk.
o’bryan – tenderoni
wonder who first coined the term ‘tenderoni’ as pioneered by o’bryan, chromeo and bobby brown?
paul hardcastle – don’t waste my time
brit computer geek but don’t let that put you off…oh and don’t let ’19’ out you off either…
rochelle – my magic man
loved this and thought she was a one hit wonder, but apparently there was another one – which i now have to find.
sexual harrassment – k.i.s.s.i.n.g
charming name for a band….not…every bit as nasty as ‘i need a freak’. nasty like prince, i mean.