Wednesday, March 28, 2012
The Big Pink: Hit the Ground (2012)
Have I forgiven the eighties?
Well, as a forty-something nostalgist, I obviously listen to a lot music made, if not widely-known, during the 1980's. But if during a discussion about music, we say eighties, we often think of bands like Duran Duran - pouting pretty peacocks armed with synthesizers and styling gel. That sort of thing still galls. So while I'll never completely forgive nor forget the excesses of eighties pop, time has long-since worn my hatred down to a faint grudge.
Young English electro-rock duo The Big Pink clearly have no need to forgive the eighties. A love of left-of-center artists of the decade like New Order, U2 and, in this song's case, Laurie Anderson permeates their work. And it sounds great, who need forgiveness when you've got big, echoing choruses like this:
What about you? Have you forgiven the eighties? What do you think of The Big Pink? Let us know in the COMMENTS section.