Thursday, May 5, 2011

Friday's best pop song ever: POPOCALYPSE 1984 edition, part 1

Describe the 1980s by whatever dismissive shorthand you'd like, but, for those of us that lived through it, what defined that decade most was the constant awareness that we could be annihilated at any moment by an errant warhead. For those who survived such a conflagration, what awaited them was a bleak, nomadic existence of scavenging, savage turf wars, and looting clothes from Frederick's of Hollywood. While it permeated every aspect of our culture at the time, nowhere was this grim scenario brought to life more stupidly than in the era's pop music videos. Join us then, as, for the entire month of May, Friday's Best Pop Song Ever celebrates the neon decade's stirring musical visions of The Day After.


Radio Schmaydio said...

I don't know what's weirder, that she married Richard Hell and had a kid with him, that she subsequently married John McEnroe and had kids with him, or that she was once offered the chance to be the new lead singer in Van Halen.

Todd said...

She's obviously a confused robot sent from the future. This video was a documentary!