Ah, the 80s. Ronald Reagan for the Right and Leather Bars for the Left. Talking Heads fitness videos for everyone else. What was not to like? Except PC, AIDS, mortgage rates north of 12% and its rollicking sidekick, an inflation calculated to give you a permanent facial twitch.
All that and the rise of the Psycho Killer as cultural icon.
"Hi. I got a tape I wanna play."
Addicted To Love
"Whoa, you like to think that you're immune to the stuff, oh yeah...."
Bananarama - Venus
"She's got it . Yeah, baby, she's got it."
Go-Go's - Cool Jerk
"I'm the reason that they don't smirk, cuz they know I'm the queen of the cool jerk."
Heart - These Dreams
"I walk without a cut through a stained glass wall."
Cyndi Lauper - Time After Time
"If you're lost you can look--and you will find me."
Heart - All I Wanna Do Is Make Love To You
"I am the flower. You are the seed. We walked in the garden. We planted a tree."
Talking Heads - Girlfriend Is Better [Live] with The Big Suit
"I got a girlfriend with bows in her hair. And nothing is better than that."
Talking Heads - Life During Wartime - (Stop Making Sense -- 1983 )
"Thank you. Does anybody have any questions?"