Apr 9, 2010
DJDeedle remembers fondly that day back in the 80s when video killed the radio star. Music videos were something new and amazing, and MTV arrived on the scene to provide them to us on cable. But not for everyone. One had to beg the local cable company to carry MTV.
To be truly part of the MTV generation, one has to remember the excitement when MTV dawned, and VJs ruled the television, serving us hour after hour of brit pop, synth pop, new wave, rock, and even some mainstream rap (and ultimately some hip-hop). New artists, like Madonna, Cindy Lauper, Bryan Adams, and Thomas Dolby arrived on our screens, daily. And groups like Yaz, U2, Duran Duran, Wham, the Cure, the Smiths, and the Police echoed from every school dance, prom, and boom box.
This week, DJDeedle salutes his generation, the MTV generation. We're responsible for all those one-hit wonders from the 80s we now hear in elevators and waiting rooms everywhere.