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2014-02-23 12:43:20 PM
Cool. I saw his American debut on "Thicke of the Night" and it still sticks in my head.

Unfortunately, this means I also remember Alan Thicke far more than I'd like.
 
2014-02-23 12:44:21 PM
Something of a perfect storm of 80s synth composing.
 
2014-02-23 12:55:25 PM
No One Left to Blame is a great song, as is the one referenced in the headline.
 
2014-02-23 01:39:17 PM
I always loved stopping at his restaurants on the highways when I was a kid.
 
2014-02-23 02:03:40 PM
Went to his concert about a hundred years ago in Melbourne. Okay, it was 30 years ago.

Damn. My lawn is keeling over with old age...
 
2014-02-23 02:10:20 PM
Though HoJo was always very easy pop, I couldn't help but like him. He wrote some good tunes, and never seemed to be anything but a decent guy.
 
2014-02-23 02:10:23 PM
I love his stuff, especially from his first 2 albums, "Human's Lib" and "Dream Into Action".

Dude should have been bigger in the 80s. The video for "The Prisoner" had some great FX that still looks impressive 25 years later. (Bonus: It has a hot chick in it) Here's the video on YouTube
 
2014-02-23 02:24:42 PM
Hope he decks every asswipe who screams "Don't Hurt Me!" in his face.
 
2014-02-23 02:50:03 PM
Killswitch Engage's old singer is that old? wowzers

/i keed
//happy birthday, music dude
 
2014-02-23 03:02:48 PM
He's still touring, mainly with "Remember the 80's" retro-fests. Saw him last summer near Sacramento. He still sounds pretty good, and my wife admired his very sparkly attire...
 
2014-02-23 03:15:48 PM
I've always liked the tune "Natural" on the Human's Lib album (1984). It was the high point of his big analog synth DVD concert from a few years back...
 
2014-02-23 03:43:07 PM

Nix Nightbird: Cool. I saw his American debut on "Thicke of the Night" and it still sticks in my head.Unfortunately, this means I also remember Alan Thicke far more than I'd like.


Hey I remember seeing Oingo Boingo on Thicke of the Night....they played Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me.  It was freaking *phenomenal*.

The problem for me with Thicke is, he will forever remind me of Kirk Cameron.

/Howard Jones got serious chops, both as player and a writer
//back in the mid 80s my mullet band played Things Can Only Get Better
 
2014-02-23 06:27:01 PM

ristst: Nix Nightbird: Cool. I saw his American debut on "Thicke of the Night" and it still sticks in my head.Unfortunately, this means I also remember Alan Thicke far more than I'd like.

Hey I remember seeing Oingo Boingo on Thicke of the Night....they played Nothing Bad Ever Happens to Me.  It was freaking *phenomenal*.

The problem for me with Thicke is, he will forever remind me of Kirk Cameron.

/Howard Jones got serious chops, both as player and a writer
//back in the mid 80s my mullet band played Things Can Only Get Better


This isn't the actual Thicke of the Night performance, but it's the same routine he did on that show, including his mime friend.

http://youtu.be/CyM2xnDJ5CA
 
2014-02-23 07:00:04 PM
I actively disliked most of his stuff but "New Song" is flat out awesome.
 
2014-02-23 07:11:25 PM

DKinMN: No One Left to Blame is a great song, as is the one referenced in the headline.


I think I know which song you meant. I like it too.
 
2014-02-23 10:01:39 PM
What is love, anyway?
 
2014-02-23 10:50:02 PM
1985? Thanks subby I feel old now...  *sigh*  how time does fly...
 
2014-02-23 11:11:50 PM
Oh oh Oh-oh-oh oh ohhhh oh-oh-oh
 
2014-02-23 11:50:51 PM
Like to get to know you well.

That one just doesn't get old for me. Nice to see some Fark love for HJ.
 
2014-02-24 12:14:03 AM
Lift Me Up is my fav song of his. Underappreciated.
 
2014-02-24 12:29:18 AM

quatchi: Like to get to know you well.

That one just doesn't get old for me. Nice to see some Fark love for HJ.


That's one of my favorite songs, ever. The steel drum is what makes the song work so well.

had98c: Lift Me Up is my fav song of his. Underappreciated.


I think "Equality", "Assault & Battery", and "City Song" were his most overlooked songs.
 
2014-02-24 09:27:33 AM
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He looks pretty good for 59.

/wait, who?
 
2014-02-24 05:26:26 PM
No One is to Blame is one of my all time favorite songs, period.
 
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