We all have them. When I was in high school, I was part of the rocker genre. Judas Priest, KISS, Van Halen, Ozzy…you get the picture. That meant it was NOT COOL to listen to groups like Thompson Twins, Duran Duran, and Flock of Seagulls. This was when MTV played video, kids. Yeah, you probably don’t really even realize that the “M” in MTV stood for music. So, while I NEVER missed an episode of Headbanger’s Ball, I also had a dirty little secret…New Wave was one of my guilty pleasures, if you will.
I was a closet fan of those groups I mentioned earlier…along with Devo (they have songs that are way better than “Whip it”), Mister Mister, The Outfield, and Missing Persons. Of course, now it all falls under the category of “Retro” but when I was in high school in 1983, it was just music. Retro was music from the soundtrack to “The Big Chill”. I am now officially old enough that the music of my high school days are considered “classics”.
I was reminded of this recently when one of my friends posted some amazing footage of being back stage as he prepared to get behind the drums for the Flock of Seagulls. It made me think about some of those dirty little secrets we have now. What are some of your current guilty pleasures.
I will start the ball rolling with a couple. One…I LOVE Christmas Music. I start playing my Spotify Christmas Playlist on November 1st. Heck…sometimes I play it in July just because. My other is that I am a sucker for the Hallmark Christmas movies. So, what are some of your dirty little secrets and guilty pleasures?