If you haven’t guessed it yet, I am a big fan of 80’s music. None was more delighted than me when the 80’s revival came to the mainstream in the form of The Cure-like tunes from the Killers, Gwen Stefani’s New Order inspired songs or just seeing the keytar played in Cobra Starship shows.
I still remember skipping school just to play records at home. My eclectic collection ranged from Tears for Fears and A-ha, to the age-appropriate best selling record of that time – Sesame Street Live. Yes, believe it or not, I was a really young kid in the 80’s. And yes, I started playing hooky while in primary school – either my parents were too gullible or I was really great at feigning a killer headache. I’d stay home with my turntable and play DJ, scouring through my record collection to fill up my playlist, which interestingly included Songs from the Big Chair and Cookie Starts With ‘C’ played back to back. Those were the good old days.
As I’m all in 80’s mode right now, here’s a song that’ll take you back. It’s not this band’s usual fare, but excellent nonetheless.
Belle and Sebastian‘s “Electronic Renaissance” was actually released right at the time when Oasis became big, which didn’t help much in this little band’s attempt at an electronic renaissance. It makes for a great non-80’s eighties song though, full of all the electropop components essential for a renaissance of your own.
Listen to Electronic Renaissance