Happy New Year Folk’s!
Welcome to a new series here at Arena Rock where I dissect some of the music choices my Best Pal since 1975 the only and only Tbone was making back in the mid-1980s! Why you ask? Simple really as I basically got Tbone really onboard with Hard Rock with Van Halen’s 1984 released earlier that year.
After that Tbone was snapping up cassettes quicker than a stripper straddling a pole. Tbone was off and running and at times went a little off course with some questionable scratch your head purchases but Tbone always found his way back to the Hard Rock.
With a new Decade upon us I thought it might be a hoot to revisit and expand and try to dig into Tbone’s noggin at what the F*#K was he thinking going back with some of these musical picks from the mid-80s!
I was never big into Soundtracks and for the record I’m still not but Queen’s Bohemian Rhapsody Soundtrack from 2018 was brilliant so there are exceptions to the rules. Having said that back in 1987, me and Tbone went to see the movie Less Than Zero which really was about preppies and cocaine and starred Robert Downey and James Spader. Brad Pitt before he became Brad Pitt was in it as a partygoer and 3/4’s of the Red Hot Chili Peppers were in at as band.
Not that I knew any of this at the time but to get my head into this review I recently streamed this movie.
At one point in the movie, The Cults Little Devil was played which of course we took notice as that song came from the brilliant Electric album that the Cult had put out earlier in 87. Better yet there was another scene in the movie that had David Lee Roth’s Bump and Grind playing in the background. Bring on the Blow!
Now back to late 1987…
When I next saw Tbone a few days later ( after seeing the movie at the theater) we went cruising in Tbone’s car to the college to play some tennis and he had the Less Than Zero soundtrack.
I was like ” Whaaaat?”
|1. Rocking Pneumonia And The Boogie Woogie Flu – Aerosmith|
|2. Life Fades Away – Roy Orbison|
|3. Rock And Roll All Nite – Poison|
|4. Going Back To Cali – L.L Cool J.|
|5. You & Me (Less Than Zero) – Glen Danzig & The Power & Fury Orch|
|6. In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida – Slayer|
|7. Bring The Noise – Public Enemy|
|8. Are You My Woman? – Black Flames|
|9. She’s Lost You – Joan Jett & The Blackhearts|
|10. How To Love Again – Oran ‘Juice Jones’|
|11. Hazy Shade Of Winter – Bangles|