Too Much 80s Music

80s music made a huge comeback in Israel a few years ago. Unfortunately this trend refuses to leave us. It seems to haunt me in every cafe I’m sitting it.

There was some good music in that decade. I like U2’s first albums, The Police, Dire Straights, and the Pixies among other (few) acts. But those rock bands, despite their popularity, weren’t the sound of those times. The discovery of synthesizers caught the attraction of musicians, the media and the public.

Electronic music has evolved since then. The sound became better, the use became wiser and the songs less idiotic. But back then, songs like these were big hits:

Just heard it while surfing the web on my laptop using wireless technology in 2010. Stupid words and bad sound. The cold singing styles continues as I type…

Here’s something that’s more to my liking. Neil Young and Dave Matthews collaborate in a show for Haiti. It’s a combination of hi-tech recording equipment with low-tech acoustic guitars and excellent performers.

I hope that more songs like these will be heard in the cafes in Tel Aviv…