1987 Flashback Friday Random 10

The year was 1987 — the Twins won their first World Series, I was in my 3rd year of working for Hughes Aircraft Company, and I was dating Mo.  This Friday’s random 10 were all released in 1987:

  1. icehouse“Girl in the Moon” – Icehouse, Man of Colours
  2. “Oro Blanco (White Gold) – Rubaja & Hernandez, High Plateaux
  3. “Curryclub” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  4. “Distant Village” (Michael Brook) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  5. “Airy Area” – Ozric Tentacles, There is Nothing
  6. “Jethro” – Geoff Downes, The Light Program
  7. Spirit of Summer” – Deodato, Prelude
  8. “Kleine Blume Irgendwo” (Hans-Joachim Roedelius) – Various Artists, Angels in the Architecture
  9. Too Late” – Alan Parsons Project, Gaudi
  10. Midnight Blue” – Lou Gramm, Ready or Not

Geoff Downes’ The Light Program has to be my favorite instrumental keyboard CD; found it used at a shop on Ventura Boulevard.  I am still noticing new layers of sound on some of the tracks that I hadn’t noticed on previous listenings.

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2 responses to “1987 Flashback Friday Random 10

  1. Oh 1987 was a good year. Fighting communists in Poland and Yugoslavia, getting home in time to see U2 at RFK and then the Twins win the World Series.

    1. Revolution – Grandaddy
    2. Hand in Glove – The Smiths
    3. Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood – Nina Simone
    4. White Rose – Fred Eaglesmith
    5. Glowed Like Stars – U-Joint
    6. Faraway Eyes – Handsome Family
    7. Folk Star – Paul Westerberg
    8. Tobacco Road – Blue Magoos
    9. Privately – Guided By Voices
    10. Ever After – Neil Young

    Bonus: Drug Train – Social Distortion

  2. My 1987 playlist would just be a reshuffling of GNR’s ‘Appetite for Destruction’. A bit of a thin spot chronologically in my collection.

    Cortez the Killer – Neil Young* – Zuma
    They Say – Scars on Broadway* – (self-titled)
    Plush – Stone Temple Pilots* – Core
    No One Knows – Queens of the Stone Age – Songs for the Deaf
    Demons – The Offspring – (self-titled)
    Paranoid Android – Radiohead* – The Best Of
    Lost – Korn* – Life is Peachy
    Bleeding Heart – Suicide Machines – Steal This Record
    Radio Free Europe – REM – Murmur
    Another Round – Foo Fighters* – In Your Honor

    * = The artist’s Wikipedia page indicates they play a Les Paul guitar at least some of the time.

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