Yes, I know I said I wouldn’t be doing music posts all week but when I did my 80’s music post a few days ago I can’t believe I missed out on this band!
Eighties music in Australia was all about mullets and having fun and I think that one of the bands that embodies this the most had to have been the Uncanny X Men.
I admit, I was a big fan of them back in the day, maybe it was those extra fluffy mullets that did it… 😉
Amazingly their lead singer Brian Mannix manages to get an occasional gig on the odd tv special and still seems to be having as much fun as ever.
After quickly throwing together a post on Friday for Meeka’s music challenge I spent the entire weekend saying to myself “Aaarrgh! I should have included that one, and that one too!”
I have decided to do another post today with a few of the 80’s hits I can’t believe I forgot to include.
How could I have not put in New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle?
Or the annoying, but original, video clips done by Peter Gabriel like this one, Sledgehammer.
Or last, but definitely not least, Adam and the Ants and Ant Music.
Ahhh, Adam Ant. He could easily have played Captain Jack Sparrow, although he might have had to tone down the wardrobe slightly… 😉
Curse you Meeka, this could go on for weeks….. 😀
This is one of the songs that we will be listening to in the car today, Rain, by Dragon from back in 1983. You Aussies (and New Zealanders, since Dragon are adopted Aussies) are probably going to be saying “Awwww, Dragon? I loved them!”
This song is very appropriate as we have now gone from the lovely sunny days of outback New South Wales to the cold and rainy days of Victoria. Damn. We can tell that we are on our winding way home now and we are not happy about it.
I see in the news that the word bogan has made it onto the list of new words to be added to the Oxford English Dictionary.
Bogan is popular Australian slang for an uncouth, uncultured person of lower class although really, a bogan can come from any level of society.
Have a look here for a hilarious description of a bogan. The term is often used as an insult, although pretty much everyone has a bit of bogan in them and many people use it in a humourously self-deprecating way.
A while ago I did a post about the Australian national anthem sung to the tune of the Jimmy Barnes song Working Class Man. I am including a clip of the original song from 1985 here as I think this is probably one of the most stereotypical bogan songs ever, which is probably why it is so popular.
Remember, if you like this in any way you may be accused of boganism, so listen at your peril. If you don’t really care what people think, feel free to slip on your moccies and shout along with ‘Baaarnsey’ 😉