Tue, 1 June 2021
Part 1 of my conversation with guest Phil Stacey as we discuss the music of 1985.
- Recorded IN PERSON at CompCon world HQ for the first time since February 2020
- We were scheduled to record a podcast the weekend that everything shut down last year
- In '85, Jay was 17 going on 18 and Phil was 15 going on 16
- Jay: Finished high school, started college
- The year of rock charity
- We are the World featured a disinterested Dylan
- Dylan starred in the movie Hearts of Fire a few years later
- Live Aid was a huge event on both sides of the Atlantic
- Also, Farm Aid, Sun City and Hear 'N Aid
- DLR left Van Halen
- The PMRC hearings led to those Parental Advisory stickers that told kids where the good stuff was
- Lots of pop on the singles chart
- Phil belted out "Easy Lover" under hypnosis
- Phil's favorite non-top 5 albums: Hoodoo Gurus, INXS, Tears For Fears, Dire Straits, Jesus and Mary Chain, Tom Waits, The Cure, Husker Du, The Pogues, U2, Prince, Sting, Tom Petty, Stevie Ray Vaughan, Del Fuegos, Til Tuesday, Waterboys, Meat Puppets, The Indestructible Beat of Soweto
- Jay's non-top 5s: Robert Palmer, Fine Young Cannibals, Camper Van Beethoven, Big Audio Dynamite, Rush, Robert Plant
- To be continued
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