Tag Archives: 1989

memories of the ’80s – Alien Nation

For the 1980s, a tv show forecast a future where racism was shown using an alien race in Alien Nation. Created and written by Kenneth Johnson, the series was spun-off from the movie as a procedural police drama with a … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – She Drives Me Crazy by Fine Young Cannibals

Brit pop band Fine Young Cannibals kicked off 1989 with a hot single that would become one of their signature songs: She Drives Me Crazy. The band had released their second album in October 1988, The Raw & the Cooked, … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – With Every Beat of My Heart by Taylor Dayne

The end of the 1980s on the Billboard Hot 100 came with a song that was oh so typical 1980s: With Every Beat of My Heart by Taylor Dayne. Written by Arthur Baker, Lotti Golden and Tommy Faragher, the song … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Earth Girls Are Easy

A comedic science fiction film based on a song? In 1988, a comedy came to the big screen based on a five song EP: Earth Girls Are Easy. Based on Julie Brown’s mini-album Goddess in Progress, director Julien Temple worked … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Up to Here by The Tragically Hip

Hard-rocking and memorable songs, in 1989 The Tragically Hip was the first choice for radio airplay because of their debut full-length album Up to Here. In 1988, the band had created a self-titled EP, and toured extensively to promote and … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – The Satanic Verses by Salman Rushdie

In the late 1980s, Indian author Salman Rushdie, who had established his literary career after the publication of three novels, published his most controversial book The Satanic Verses. Rushdie based the book on a disputed Islamic tradition that verses were to … Continue reading

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memories of the ’80s – Major League

Sports films never go out of style and in the late 1980s, another baseball comedy became a big screen hit: Major League. Written and directed by David S. Ward, the film’s premise: the new owner of the Cleveland Indians  gets … Continue reading

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