Saturday, September 19, 2009

EPISODE143 - Talking 80s Music with Martin Hennessy

It was a death that rocked the music world at the beginning of a new decade and ended a brilliant career short. This week on Talking 80s Music we turned an eye on John Lennon. His output during the 1980s was limited to two albums (you could add Menlove Avenue but that was mainly early outtakes) but he did have an affect on the music of the 80s and we remind you how. We featured clips from one of his last interviews, a retrospective mix and demos of the songs "I'm Losing You" and "I'm Steppin' Out."

Quite an interesting journey. Sometimes you really don't think about how much an artist affects you until you focus your attention explicitly on them. Overall, no major technical hitches. Towards the end of the show we had people in the chat room from the U.K. and New York which weirded Martin out a little. (Lennon born in Liverpool, U.K. and ending his life in New York.) In retrospect, songs titles like "I'm Losing You" and "I'm Steppin' Out" sound like departures and are creepy as well. Still a little static in the background but not enough to annoy.

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