Tag Archives: 80’s

August 02

Berlin Releases New Album ‘Transcendance’ Today

Berlin will forever be recognized as the American pioneer of electro-pop artistry.  The Los Angeles-based band broke onto the scene in 1982 with the provocative single “Sex (I’m A…)” from the platinum-selling debut EP Pleasure Victim. “The Metro” and “No More Words” were also chart toppers, but it was the unforgettable “Take My Breath Away” […]

September 18

a-ha’s Releases ‘Hunting High And Low: Super Deluxe 30th Anniversary Edition’ Today!

It’s shaping up to be an epic year for a-ha as the Norwegian trio marks its 30th anniversary in 2015 with a series of album reissues as well as a highly anticipated reunion tour and their first new album in six years. As part of the celebration, a-ha will unveil HUNTING HIGH AND LOW: 30th […]

February 01

Spandau Ballet Announces First US Tour & Single in More Than 30 Years

Spandau Ballet, one of the most successful and influential British bands, announce their Soul Boys of the Western World Tour. The tour marks the first time the band will tour North America in nearly 30 years. All five original members – Tony Hadley, John Keeble, Gary Kemp, Martin Kemp and Steve Norman – will once […]

January 23

‘Smalltown’ Man: Bronski Beat and Communards’ Jimmy Somerville Pays ‘Homage’

2014 saw the 30th anniversary of the 1980’s synthpop group Bronski Beat’s “Smalltown Boy.” Originally released in 1984 and based on frontman Jimmy Somerville’s own coming out experience, the song addressed key issues in 1980’s LGBT culture and brought homosexuality and homophobia into the pop mainstream. The song deals with loneliness, rejection, and bullying due […]