Category Archives: 80's

Strange Occurrences ~~ Flea Meets Chet Baker

Influence In Strange Places…

I feel like a lot of artists these days are looking to music from the 80’s for inspiration. This seems strange to me. Not because there wasn’t good music in the 80’s, but because despite this it is still considered a ‘lost decade’ for music. Take any decent sample of generic Americans and ask them which decade had the best music, the 70’s, 80’s or 90’s, and I’d wager a large sum that the 80’s would consistently be chosen last.

But recently I’ve heard more and more about artists looking to groups from the 80’s for inspiration. In some cases, I can’t discern the influence in the final product, but in others it’s almost painfully obvious.

This track, for example, most likely could have come out in 1987 and no one would have known the difference:

The album is still great though, check it out…