It's like Valley Girl all over! For those of
you who lived your teens in the '80s, Rhino Records new compilation, VH1:
More of the Big 80's (June 24) is like a soundtrack to your adolescence.
Although we're confused as to why it carries the VH1 tag, since most of
these songs came with the videos that made MTV famous, the 16-track album, the
second in a series, is just what the "Doctor, Doctor" ordered for the
recommended yearly allowance of Toni Basil, Wang Chung and the Tubes.
the songs included on the collection are: "Mickey" (Toni Basil), "Come On
Eileen" (Dexy's Midnight Runners), "Everybody Have Fun Tonight" (Wang Chung),
"Tuff Enuff" (The Fabulous Thunderbirds), "Doctor! Doctor!" (Thompson Twins),
"I Ran (So Far Away)" (A Flock Of Seagulls), "Stray Cat Strut" (Stray Cats),
"Der Kommissar" (After The Fire), "Obsession" (Animotion), "Whip It" (Devo),
"Major Tom (Coming Home)" (Peter Schilling), "What I Like About You" (The
Romantics), "They Don't Know" (Tracy Ullman), "Words" (Missing Persons) and
"She's A Beauty" (The Tubes).
And, as a real bonus to all bi-level
haircut, wristband-wearing, Flashdance sweatshirt geeks out there, the song
"Cry," by video producers Godley & Creme, who's video was a precursor to
morphing, makes its CD debut on this collection.