Most of my posts are on the spiky, yet technicolor  world, of alternative rock. But let me take a gentle stroll out of my jaw-clenching, hard-as-steel, snarl-for-the-camera genre into something altogether more…HARDCORE. Yes, we’re talking Power Ballads of the 80’s that make the likes of Iron Maiden and Motley Crue seem weedy. Bonnie Tyler, a big haired belter from the valleys of Wales. Her best work, in my opinion is ‘Holding Out For A Hero’. Tyler combines scarily loud vocals with arm flinging lyrics to create a truly AWESOME power ballad.

I admit, the main factor of my liking is the backing vocals. Nothing says ‘Damsel in distress’ like throwing on your cleanest white bedsheet and singing: ‘ah… ah-aaah!’ for five minutes.

80’s music videos can be either melodramatically depressing or truly hilarious. This one is the latter. Bonnie Tyler spends most of her time either on a cliff,  wailing in a deserted barn and being threatened by cowboys with guns. It is, comedy gold in every sense.

I haven’t much more to say on the subject except that I think this song is definitely one I will be playing next Valentines day, alone in my room after crying over my deluxe edition of ‘Phantom Of The Opera’ and hating myself and everyone around me because of all the chocolate I just filled my body with. Singletons, Bonnie Tyler and I are here for you.

Here you are, minions. A snippet of what I call brilliant music. Enjoy!

Roseby.

Comments
  1. Charlotte says:

    Now, if we’re going to go down this path I’m forced to submit Because the Night – Patti Smith; Will You? – Hazel O’Connor and, slightly shamefully, Black Velvet by Alannah Myles, not to mention Total Eclipse of the Heart of course for your consideration……

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s