1981 was a pivotal year for popular music. We take a deep dive into the tunes of that year and discuss the most memorable music of the year.
We're not going to link to all the records we mention, but here is an Apple Music playlist with most of the songs we discuss.
- The Clash: Sandinista!
- Rolling Stones: Tattoo You
- Honky Tonk Woman: Tina Turner opening for the Rolling Stones in 1981
- Sony Walkman WM-2
- Home Taping Is Killing Music (Wikipedia)
- The Cure: Faith and Carnage Visors
- Crispy Ambulance
- The Clash: Sandinista Now!, the abridged promo LP released for radio
- Sandanista Now! playlist on Apple Music
- Guardian Angels (Wikipedia)
- Forget 1966, because 1981 was pop's year of revolution
Our next tracks:
- Miles Davis & John Coltrane: The Final Tour: The Bootleg Series, Vol. 6
- Ellen Foley: Spirit of St Louis
- Listen as a playlist on Apple Music
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