2021-03-23

Party Like It’s 1983

With nuclear weapons making a comeback here’s a well known song from their previous peak in the 80s. This is actually what the guitarist of the then band Nena wrote in a literal translation which is still better than Red Balloons. (In the subtitles if they don’t come up as standard.)

I of course bought the 12″ version with the original German but a poor choice of B-Sides put me off until the mid 2000s rise of YouTube. Also not quite in tune with my indie sensibilities.

T’singer hasn’t stopped of course and despite some reservations about her packing the band with offspring it proved prescient when it came to recording an album during lockdown. Marrying a drummer also an advantage.


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