Idiosyncratic and eccentric songs often mingled in the mainstream charts," … "The public was open-minded, and there was a true appreciation for the currency of ideas and imagination. One thing that remains as true today as it was in the eighties: While those in their teens and early 20s have a limited musical vocabulary, they remain the key source for change in music. Possibly it’s a youthful energy, a swagger, a blinkered belief that they are right.
Excerpt of Nick Rhodes’ foreward from the newly released book, Mad World, which reminisces the music of the 80s.

(Source: The Huffington Post)

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