Sunday, March 21, 2010

90's Guilty Pleasures #17: Chris Issak "Wicked Game" (1990)

If there was a "man of the year" for 1990, it's gotta be David Lynch, no contest. During this year, he not only premiered Twin Peaks, but he also saved Chris Issak's "Wicked Game" from near-certain obscurity by including it in Wild At Heart (along with thrash-metal band PowerMad, among others). Not long afterward, the "Wicked Game" video (one of the greatest ever made) was on MTV constantly and gave all of us massive boners. By 1990, Roy Orbison had only recently died, but his spirit was very much alive within "Wicked Game," which became kind of an anomaly throughout the 90's, only possibly matched sonically a few years later by Mazzy Star's "Fade Into You."

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