There was a period in the 1980’s in America of aching, intense innocence, romanticism and vitality. Spurred by many things, there was an ecstatic, joyous period of the most sun-filled, freedom conveying, heroism expressing, Life radiating art work the likes of which had never been seen before, or since. It permeated everything from the songs to the hero TV show heyday from Knight Rider to The A-Team to TV shows like The Love Boat to movies like The Secret Of My Success and Career Opportunities all the way to children’s romanticism in TV shows like He-Man and ThunderCats and MASK. Particularly the music, as expressed in Issue Nos. 1, 4, 10, 11 and 12.
Some songs definitively express this period. For me, this song does. And its amazing music video does too (incidentally, keep an eye out for the blonde woman – it’s Christie Brinkley!) No other thing I have ever seen so well expresses what it was like in New York City, with it’s eclectic collection of people, in 1985, when the song came out, mid-decade, as if at the zenith of this period; what it was like on a summer’s day, with the sweltering heat and the ice cream trucks and traffic and the music coming from somewhere and the sense of going out to play, and being safe and alive and living and being young, in the summertime, in New York City. Where I grew up. Both the song and the video well express the moment in time in New York, as well as, separately, being one of the most amazing songs that I have ever heard, with really good lyrics, and most remarkably – this song has almost vanished. I never hear it on the radio. So, enjoy!
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It’s – A Matter Of Trust! Ha!
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