The new-wave acts of the early '80s represent everything that mainstream pop acts aren't so free to be today. Imagine One Direction hitting the stage dressed like Kajagoogoo. Would teenage girls still go wild? Would Taylor Swift have dated one of them?
"I think it's super pop. I think it's pop, I think it's modern, I think it's current and it fits right in today with all of these danceable tunes. It does all of those things, it's drivable in the car. That's always the test."
You've never seen a documentary like this. Brothers Hypnotic is not a concert film, but a documentary about how eight individuals forged a collective musical enterprise in a society and industry that rewards individualism, competition, and celebrity.
As I watched Jay Leno say goodbye on his final Tonight Show, I started thinking about all of my experiences with Jay, the stars on his show, the various wild animals roaming the halls and his incredible staff.
One of my most diversified year-end lists yet -- rock, electronica, jamband, prog, pop, R&B. I didn't really think I'd even find 10 albums that could hold my attention start to finish. Here are my top 10s of favorite CDs and singles.
Corruption charges have touched almost every political leader in Spain. Yet impunity remains and dominates. Neither the King nor Prince Felipe has publicly denounced this calamitous form of public behavior. What a mediocre show.