This is a self indulgent odyssey - forgive me. Which acts have stood the 25 year test of time?
For starters, let me offer Simple Minds. Forever the whipping boys to U2, they did some great stuff. Tears for Fears too, haven't they stood the test of time well and I am only now, less than uneasy about allowing my offspring sift through pop's CD collection.
Dad and I were first in and did the route recce.. god, it was cold, the only thing that kept us going was the Cocoa. That must have been you I saw.. getting closer and peering down from that little triangular window then?
Anyway Sproggers, Don Henley is the dogs nuts.
fhegner, wrong decade mebbe, but great choice. I love this one.
Pah! Bearing in mind the thread title, Don Henley was only ever cool for four or five years up until '76 at best & certainly not after punk. That eighties schtick was strictly for spotty youths who are no longer youths but still spotty and have well worn copies of Top Gun, Days of Thunder & An officer & a gentleman perched atop the VCR.
To me, that song is formulaic 80's pop & I certainly don't remember them. I prefer bands that blazed a trail, not followed the pack:
And these. best British band of the last twenty five years. There is no question of that, a massive legacy. You know your musical legacy is secure when you're asked onto Newsnight to deny rumours of a reunion....
And if that weren't enough, things got warm at the end of the decade...
Fabulous.. its like the tide coming in, slowly but relentlessly.. wave after wave.. getting stronger and stronger. They couldn't hold a beat if their lives depended on it, but who cared? Brilliant memories.
And always cool. But now a bit fat. A bit of a stalkers anthem too. Scary.