Sunday, November 20, 2011

80's Guilt #49: The Pursuit of Happiness “She’s So Young” (1989) / Utopia “Crybaby” (1984)

Both appear on Poptopia! Power Pop Classics of the 80's (one of the best 80's comps you will ever hear in your life). Todd R produced both as well; in fact, Utopia was his band throughout most of the 80's. While we completely love these, we could understand how some listeners could hear this as kinda lame-sounding based on the sparkling 80's production and super-bittersweet songcraft normally associated with the best power-pop bands.

P.S. The Pursuit of Happiness's image did not at all match what we had imagined...

See also:
Split Enz "I Got You"

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