Title   : Sounds Of The Eighties, 1986-1987, The Rolling Stone Collection
Label   : Time Life
Medium  : CD
TTime   : 74:22
Notes   : A small paragraph about each bands and a few pictures or Rolling Stone covers.
Reviewer: Charles R. Grosvenor Jr.
Paid    : $17
Rank    : 3 out of 5.

Track Listing
Title                                  Artist(s)
-=-=-                                  -=-=-=-=-
Sledgehammer                           Peter Gabriel
Beds Are Burning                       Midnight Oil
Big Love                               Fleetwood Mac
Higher Love                            Steve Winwood
Father Figure                          George Michael
Right Next Door [Because Of Me]        Robert Cray Band
True Colors                            Cyndi Lauper
I Still Haven't Found What I'm Looking
 For                                   U2
Keep Your Hands To Yourself            Georgia Satellites
[You Gotta] Fight For Your Right
 [To Party]                            Beastie Boys
Walk Like An Egyptian                  Bangles
If You Were A Priest                   Robin Hitchcock and The Egyptians
I Want Your Sex [Parts 1&2]            George Michael
Bizarre Love Triangle                  New Order
4th Of July                            X
Pretty In Pink                         The Psychedlic Furs
Where The Streets Have No Name         U2

        Rolling Stone in the eighties had a thing about making U2 out to be
the biggest gods of pop music in the eighties.  I'm sure most U2 fans would
agree with that assesment, but for me, the Joshua Tree album wasn't a big
defining moment of pop music history, it was just over exposed.  Rolling Stone
though seems to think that one song from the album wasn't good enough, and
went for the gusto and put two songs on there, as well as two songs by George
Michael.  My opinion is that a compilation shouldn't have more than one song
by the same artist, because if you already have the album by them, it's two
songs that you already have (which I do in both cases).  Oh, and following the
formula of the other discs in this series, it has two clinkers, "Right Next
Door" by the Robert Cray Band whom I've never heard before and "If You Were A
Priest" by Robin Hitchcock and The Egyptians which I also have never heard of
before.  Actually, there's no real token artist on this disc that was outside
the mainstream like the last few discs, they just went for a third clunker by
X, "4th of July" which wasn't a big hit for them.

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