Personally, 1985 was a special year … 30 years ago, I was just starting out in the music journalism biz, getting my first taste of it by interviewing Culture Club in Tokyo. It was all uphill from there.
With the end of 2015 coming next week, let’s revisit 1985 one last time and dig up some hidden gems from the year that brought us USA For Africa, Live Aid, the Parents Music Resource Center, the debut of Whitney Houston and more.
BIG AUDIO DYNAMITE
“See What Love Can Do” (1985)
“Vanz Kant Danz” (1985)
“Kiss the Dirt (Falling Down the Mountain)” (1985)
“World Machine” (1985)
“Faron Young” (1985)
“King of Rock” (1985)
“Don’t Mess With Doctor Dream” (1985)
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