Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Even BB King Didn't Escape the 80's

The 80's was a crazy decade; pink neon, denim jackets, new wave, Ronald Reagan...  and just about everyone was on cocaine.

I won't lie and say there wasn't some good music coming out of the 80's, however for the most part it was mostly cheese. And to stay relevant in the business, many established musicians caught that '80's sound'. Even blues legend BB King was not immune to this.

The movie "Into the Night" which starred Jeff Goldblum, Michelle Pfeiffer, and Dan Aykroyd (of the Blues Brothers fame), featured three songs by BB King on the soundtrack, with "Into The Night" being title track of the movie (the other two were 'In the Midnight Hour' and 'Lucille').

The song features BB playing his signature guitar licks, which save the song, but the drum sampling and the synths are just cringeworthy.

Let's be glad the 80's are behind us; as no one was safe.

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