||[Dec. 30th, 2005|01:19 pm]
WTFIW with European Musicians, special eighties power-ballad edition:
1) Operacion Mutante, from spain:
Incidentially, the band "Europe" , originally responsible for "The Final Countdown", was from Sweden.
2) hurra torpedo, from norway:
Norway's most famous kitchen appliance band interprets a Jim Steinman/Bonnie Tyler hit.
No exactly related to the above, but here's the Tommy Seebach "apache" clip, which you've all seen, no doubt, but it needs repeat viewing:
How the above clip ties into the first two:
This is a cover of a 1960 song by the Shadows. Cliff Richards was in the Shadows. Rik on the "the Young Ones" was a fan of Cliff Richards. "The Young Ones" was on MTV a whole lot in the mid-eighties...just like "The Final Countdown" and "total eclipse of the Heart" videos!
2005-12-31 02:03 pm (UTC)
Oh, that's them dudes who's banner ads are plastered all over the Onion. Neubauten they ain't.
Though I must say I prefer that version to Bonnie Tyler's.
In high school, our marching band did an arrangement of Apache.
Around the same time was when "Total Eclipse of the Heart" came out.
And "Final Countdown", too, which most of the brass players were trying to play-by-ear.
Is it bad that I actually *liked* the TEotH cover?