The Hooters

The Hooters are an American rock band from Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. By combining a mix of rock and roll, reggae, ska and folk music, The Hooters first gained major commercial success in the United States in the mid-1980s due to heavy radio and MTV airplay of several songs including “All You Zombies”, “Day by Day”, “And We Danced” and “Where Do the Children Go”. Their popularity resulted in the band opening the Philadelphia portion of the Live Aid benefit concert in 1985. [Wikipedia]

Thanks to Shahin for introducing them to me. See Poster.

Playlist: My Parents’ Mixtape of the 60s

I have a crappy memory in general but I never forget what songs my friends and family like. These Italian, French, and English songs, mostly from the 60s, are some of the first songs I have ever heard in my life. I think they, and other types of music from the 60s and 70s are still superior to most of the music that is being fed to people through aggressive marketing nowadays.

“con le canzoni con amore, con il cuore, con piu’ donne sempre meno suore.”

Playlist: Personal Jesus

“Personal Jesus” is Depeche Mode’s 23rd UK single, released on 29 August 1989, and the first single from the album Violator. The single reached No. 13 on the UK Singles Chart and No. 28 on the Billboard Hot 100. The song was the first single to make the US Top 40 for the band since their 1984 single “People Are People” and was their first gold-certified single in the US (quickly followed by the band’s subsequent single, “Enjoy the Silence”).

Since its release, the song has been covered by numerous artists including Gravity Kills, Marilyn Manson, Jerry Williams, Lollipop Lust Kill, Nina Hagen, and Johnny Cash. [Wikipedia]