Nineteen-ninety was a year of One Hit WOnder pop, and all of that wonder was almost totally owned by solo female artists.
Live Aid is a tremendous window on the limits of the technology and the way music was presented and consumed. It’s also an interesting look at just how important – on a massive scale – popular music was in 1985.
With the passage of time, Dispatch has grown up over the years. Where 2000’s Who Are We Living For? was rife with energetic ballads and protest songs, and 1997’s Bang Bang was a raucous surf party, America, Location 12 showcases a band at peace with where its members are in life.
The Eighties were still in full swing. Until September. Everything changed in September.