Title: Sedated In The Eighties No. 5 (Available at Amazon)
Label: The Right Stuff
Notes: Small description of each group and song
Paid : 12$
Rank : 4 out of 5.
I Want Candy Bow Wow Wow
Suspicious Minds Fine Young Cannibals
This Beat Goes On The Kings
Switchin' To Glide The Kings
Girls Dwight Twilley
Caroline Concrete Blonde
Dancing Barefoot The Patti Smith Group
The Fire Still Burns Russ Ballard
Shame The Motels
Pleasure and Pain Divinyls
Johnny, Are You Queer? Josie Cotton
You Spin Me 'Round (Like a Record) Dead or Alive
Don't Sniff Coke Pato Banton
Eyes Without a Face Billy Idol
Shout Tears For Fears
Something So Strong Crowded House
This isn't the mainstream top 40 crap you would find totally choking a
normal 80s compilation to death. It also doesn't just find one or two popular
songs and fill the rest of the disc with crap. The liner notes are good, with
pictures of some of the album covers that the songs are from. The inclusion of
some hard to find singles like "This Beat Goes On" with it's normal "Switchin'
to Glide" segway is a nice touch. It's also nice to see songs by groups that
had bigger hits with other songs, since most of those songs are fairly easy
to come by. A good example would be "Shame" by the Motels, since "Danger"
would be the usual inclusion. Though, this series does already have two
other Motels singles helps to dull the enthusiam a little by this point.
It was also nice to see "Eyes Without a Face" which is a lesser known Idol
song, but one of the best punk ballads I've ever heard. "Johnny, Are You Queer"
and "Don't Sniff Coke" I could have done without, the former because I have
it on a lot of compilations, and doesn't really fit in here too well and the
later song just doesn't fit in period. I recommend this disc to someone with
a large compilation collection, otherwise you may be a little disappointed if
you don't recognize the songs from their titles.
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