Thursday, August 28, 2014

Hadn't Heard This in Years

Yesterday, the awesome "Ten at Ten" feature (ten great songs from one great year) offered every weekday by the great local commercial radio station featured the year 1982. One of the "songs" featured in the playlist was David Johansen's awesome medly of "Animals" tunes from his live album, "Live it Up". Being a child of the radio, living in a home where we went long stretches without a television, I never even considered that there was a video of this great 3-fer:





Funny, in my entire "blogspan", I only mentioned Mr Johansen's band, The New York Dolls, in one post. Needless to say, I am a big "Dolls" fan. David Johansen eventually reinvented himself as the inexplicably popular (indeed, ubiquitous) lounge-lizard Buster Poindexter. Funny how an extended joke managed to become a genuine hit... didn't anybody realize that it was a piss-take? Anyway, the video I embedded remains an interesting relic of Mr Johansen's musical trajectory from his glam days to his novelty dance-pop days.

6 comments:

mistah charley, ph.d. said...

this is great

M. Bouffant said...

Ahh, no telebision as a yout'. Me neither. Didn't have one in the house until 1964, when the parental units got one to watch Goldwater be nominated. (They were in favor.)

ifthethunderdontgetya™³²®© said...

I don't think we had a TV until I was in junior H.S. or so, meself.

Remain a New York Dolls fan. (And Joan Jett fan, too!)
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mikey said...

My abiding love for Joan Jett is deep and eternal. She is everything I want in a woman. It wasn't until Courtney Love came along that I found another one, and I love them both equally.

JennOfArk said...

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ButchPansy said...

Yeah, the 80s I remember had David Johansen in them. They were dominated by Talking Heads, though. Fear of Music changed my listening life. Wire and Colin Newman's solo projects stick with me, as well. Thanks for the much needed diversion from affairs of the day.