Eurythmics, 1984 (For The Love Of Big Brother) (1984)
I love the music of Eurythmics - everything! All of it! But I especially like their slightly weird stuff. Because, you know, they wrote and knocked out of the park so many great pop songs. So it’s cool to hear their strange b-sides and the instrumental post-Krautrock noodlings and all the bits and pieces around those giant pop hits. They created this as a proposed soundtrack for one of the film version of the George Orwell classic. But no. The film’s makers didn’t like it and so it exists as its own story-album, and that’s cool. I bought this – and a bunch of Eurhythmics records last year. I had been dared, basically, to write a blog-post comparing this with Van Halen’s record 1984. And in revisiting this album I had to buy the LP – and I picked up a small handful of other Eurhythmics records (I owned most of them on tape and/or CD and a few on vinyl). I pretty much have a full set of the band’s works on vinyl now. Such a great band.
Sample Track: For The Love of Big Brother
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