As promised, this week for 80s Thursday, we will look at a handful of female singers from the UK. Enjoy!
I'm not really familiar with the group except Hong Kong Garden and a couple of other hits. It's been noted that the sound quality here is lighter and much clearer than on previous releases and that Siouxsie's singing shows noticeable improvement. Kaleidoscope is often ranked among their best.
I'm a fan of her unique artpop style. Breathing is about a foetus, aware of what is going on outside the womb and frightened by nuclear fallout. Army Dreamers deals with a mother who grieves for her young adult son, who was killed on military manoeuvres.
On Babooshka, one of her biggest hits, she goes full out pop while also making that word her own. According to a 1980 interview, the song chronicles a wife's desire to test her husband's loyalty.
Delius (Song of Summer)
The Wedding List
Non-album Christmas single:
December Will Be Magic Again
I prefer the Kevin Shields remix from the Marie Antoinette soundtrack. It's interesting to hear the uptempo 1980 version. The song was a hit for Ricky Nelson in 1962.
Fools Rush In
The Andrew Lloyd Webber musicals from the 80s provided amazing songs and this album has two of those classics.
Twilight Café by Susan Fassbender (single)
She is considered a one hit wonder. An obscurity waiting to be discovered.
Best songs of 1980 (part 1) (part 2) (part 3) (part 4) (part 5) (part 6) (part 7) (part 8) (part 9) (part 10) (part 11) (part 12) (part 13)
I'll take a break from 80s Thursday for the rest of December. The series will return in early 2016.