The Real Eighties: The Valley Of The Thundering Hearts

This week in “The Real Eighties”, we’re going to look at American music.

The post-punk era had very different effects on both sides of the pond – if you go by stereotype at least. ┬áStill – the stereotype was that British post-punk pop was largely technological, while in American it went back to the future.

John Mellencamp took a break from a fairly lackluster career to dive into sixties R’nB and garage rock records, and came back with a couple of the best American albums of the era.

Bruce Springsteen swerved abruptly away from the top forty into Woody Guthrie territory with Nebraska:

And it was just the beginning of one of the best ten year stretches that American popular music had had.

More as we proceed through the week.

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