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This is part two of a two part series. If you have not yet heard our first episode click here: 80’s Social Commentary Music (E23) We pick up the conversation where we left off last week – amidst some nuclear angst. Rick begins this show with Killing Joke and their track entitled Eighties. As you can see from the video below this song provides a cutting portrayal of world leaders and their penchant for war and an aggressive military posture.

While I am sure you will feel the beat from Age of Chance and their Prince cover, Kiss, Rick is right on target with his thought that you MUST WATCH THE VIDEO. Remember this is the 80’s we’re talking about. Much of this music was made as much for MTV as it was for the radio. I missed this one during the 80’s. Bet you did too – but you can shave 30 years off your life right now by watching this video.

Even with two full shows we did not get to some of Rick’s chosen tracks. Below are some album covers and videos for you to enjoy beyond our two LTNF episodes. All the vids are great, but you should pay special attention to the animated How to Be A Zillionaire – so clever!

Rick Vescio Mirror in the Bathroom

Alpha Tau Omega Beta Lambda

The Greek System at Michigan in 1983 was thriving when I rushed ATO. I was a young 18 with a lot of maturing yet to do. Being a part of a great fraternity and plugging into the social system that came with it was just what I needed. I lived in the fraternity house for three years, meeting so many inspiring and distinctive people along the way.

I have had many wonderful experiences in my life. Too many to count. Lucky for sure. But my years at Beta Lambda were some of the most memorable of my life.

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LTNF E24 – Hit That Perfect Beat with Rick Vescio

The Playlist

Tracks included in order of appearance.

SongArtist / AlbumYear
EightiesKilling Joke / Night Time1984
KissAge of Chance / Crush Collision1986
She Sells SanctuaryCult / Love1985
Hit That Perfect Beat BoyBronski Beat / Truthdare Doubledare1985
How to be a Zillionaire (Nickel and Dime Remix)ABC / How to Be a Zillionaire1985
Summer of LoveB-52’s / Bouncing Off the Satellites1986
Don’t Leave Me This WayThe Communards (featuring Sarah Jane Morris) / Communards1986
Playlist: Rick Vescio


In Part 2 Rick’s music centers around the year 1985 as you can see from our LEST-OMETER below. Yep – that’s how we roll around here… the very latest in music technology!!

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I want to share my appreciation for you. For listening with an open mind. For comments and thoughts. For advice and suggestions. I am very pleased to go on these musical journeys each week knowing you are there to appreciate stand-out music from inspired musicians.

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