Whew. Those overblown 80s are finally over and I’m 28 years old. I’m living in Canada again. Not the happiest time in my life, especially after spending two years in tropical India, where the sound of frogs and crickets lulled me to sleep each night.
Musically, I just looked over the charts for 1990 and things aren’t much better. I wasn’t connecting with anything the radio was spitting out. Or very little. I remember going down to “Little India” as it used to be called in Toronto and hanging out, buying Indian tapes. But I knew that was over too. I was moving on.
I cannot find a tune for 1990 that I feel is memorable enough to list here. So I’m going to cheat again like I did for 1986 and list two songs appearing on a 1990 compilation album.
Peter Gabriel was key to the rock group Genesis. When Gabriel left, I felt Genesis suffered dearly from his departure. I suggested this elsewhere and almost had my virtual hide ripped off by someone who thought post-Gabriel Genesis was better. Whatever. Music is subjective. Not worth getting your shirt in a knot over who likes what.
So here’s two songs for (cough cough) 1990. They were actually released in the late 70s and early 80s.