Song of the Day – “Name’s the same” Tuesday – “Brand New Lover”

Marshall Crenshaw – Dead or Alive

I recently came into possession of a t-shirt with the logo of the long-gone, but still remembered 688 Club here in Atlanta. On the back of the shirt is a list of some of the headliners there. This could lead to a bunch of “688 Artist” songs showing up here.

I saw Marshall Crenshaw at 688 in support of his first album, and he played this song. I still consider that album one of the finest ever made.

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It fascinates me that even though punk and new wave were formed in reaction to rock excesses and disco, a large part of new wave was dance music. Dead or Alive was all about getting people on the dance floor, whether they were spinning like a record or looking for a brand new lover.

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