Essex, England-birthed five-piece Modern English boasts a legacy that's pretty much the reverse of its '80s post-punk peers.
Where similar outfits enjoyed serious commercial success in their homeland but only cult-band status in the U.S., frontman Robbie Grey and Modern English achieved the opposi ... More >>
In the 1990s, nothing was bigger than the 1980s.
The phrase "sooo 80s" became applicable to every last iteration of big hair, bright colors, and schmaltzy synthesizers.
A few of the Me Decade's touchstone references: MTV overdoses, Madonna's dirty Bowery tutu, the Flock of Seagulls hairdo, baggy s ... More >>
View the full 37-photo slideshow of A Flock of Seagulls at Grand Central here.A Flock of Seagulls
Friday, May 11, 2012
Better Than: A real '80s dance party, because we've got smart phones.
It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was 1982. The iconic '80s synthpop band ... More >>
Mike Score is the mastermind behind A Flock Of Seagulls.
Inspired by Bowie and Alice Cooper, he combined science fiction, hairspray, girl pants, makeup, guitars, and synths to start his band in 1979.
Then he led his Flock around the world. Crossfade asked the man himself about the journey in advanc ... More >>
Hellish hiss and skull-splitting feedback explodes into a swirlingly atonal shit-cloud of expertly terrible guitar noise, erratic yet superprecise drum strikes, droning bass, garbled shrieks, and totally indecipherable lyrical chatter. That's the sound of Scraping Teeth. And it's the fucking wors ... More >>
via nakedeyesmusic.comWith 1980s playlists all the rage these days, you don't have to be of a certain age to appreciate the tuneful joy of Naked Eyes' 1983 "(There's) Always Something There to Remind Me." But it helps. If only for the fact that you can count yourself among those who were there when ... More >>