Jumping The Gap 27 Feb 2013
Been threatening an 80s show for a while, so here it is in time for Mardi Gras' climaxing weekend. After a brief moody intro, we mix up 80s tracks you can dance to, whether you're a body-popping b-girl, a rude-boy, a punky-funkster or a boogie-lovin' dancing queen. No tragic fluro or puff-sleeved pop, instead tunes from Motown to Manchester, Melbourne to Minneapolis, Afro-ska politico anthems to electro. Nearly each year from 80-89 is represented, but of course I wanted to fit in more. Maybe a part 2... or 3 in the future? Sorry, a few tracks fell off playlist, but otherwise it's all here including my fudged mix from The Jacksons to superfreaky Rick James, but like 80s group China Crisis said: "Flaunt The Imperfection!" Oddly, Beverly Hills Cop's Axel F theme got a spin last week, so I just threw in dialague from that 80s flick rather than put you thru Pointer Sisters' Neutron Dance! The sisters are 'Jump'...ing The Gap at the end though.