Monday, January 7, 2019

At Times There Was Asia

In my high school years, Def Leppard, Chicago and Hall & Oates reigned. At times there was Asia. 

Meanwhile, I was hyper uncool.
I listened to Shriekback's Oil &Gold, Miracle Legion's Backyard, Pink Floyd's Dark Side of the Moon, The Violent Femmes Eponymous, and The Velvet Underground. When my supercool son saw this list in 2015, he proclaimed that even my punk phase was folk. He's probably right to say that I have folk in my soul.

My friends got together and introduced me to Yes, Peter Gabriel, Queen, Gary Newman, David Bowie, U2. Sometimes the Police. Men figured large, the voice of Truth and discontent. Some women were notable simply by being able to hold their own in such company: Liz Phair, Cyndi Lauper, Lori Anderson, Kate Bush, Souixee & the Banshes, Hart, Pat Benatar. Occasionally Madonna.

We had non ironic vinyl and no dates.