Rolling back to 1985 for Three Tune Tuesday Week 85


Every now and again a #ttt week number sticks out and reminds me of a year. That is what happened me this week, as I pondered about what band to share with you guys. It being week 85 of Three Tune Tuesday, I though hey, why not go for three tunes from 1985 for the shits and the giggles. Who did I pick out from the mid eighties you might be wondering? Well keep on reading to find out.

Do you want to hear something crazy about 1985? It was thirty eight years ago. THIRTY EIGHT YEARS AGO! What the actual fuck, now in fairness I was knee high to a grasshopper at the time, but man of man arent those years flying by at a mad pace all the same. Blink and it'll be 2030!

So what else happened in 1985?

  • Mikhail Gorbachev became the Soviet Prime minister, beginning the era of “Glasnost” which translates as openness and transparency.
  • Microsoft Windows 1.0 was released a precursor to all of the on line activities like Hive that we all enjoy today.
  • Some of the popular movies at our cinemas inlcuded Back to the Future, The Color Purple, Cocoon and Desperately Seeking Susan.

Ok, so you are here for tunes, not random factoids about the year 1985 and how it is incredibly 38 years ago now, so let us get down to brass tacks and talk about Music.

It's Tuesday folks and for our merry little band of ladies and lads, that means sharing tunes, good vibes and engagement. As another week disappears in the rearview mirror, we have loads of engagement and tunes flying around on Three Tune Tuesday and sure isn't that bloody fantastic! I hope you're ready to share three tunes from wherever you find yourself on this magical spinning lump of rock that we all call home and sure you might even sing us a tune if we're lucky?

Tuesday is here again, which can only mean one thing, another three tunes from me and hopefully from lots of you good folks too. How are all of you music loving rockers from Zanzibar to Zaire doing on this fine evening? Sure, isn't great to be alive all the same.

It's a time of the week when lovers of music, tunes and craic bring their blockchain community three of their finest and brightest tunes to share and celebrate, so let's roll on and let the tunes flow free.

This is my 85th week waxing lyrical for Three Tune Tuesday and we are still going strong.

It started off with me just sharing tunes into what seemed like a void, but little by little others joined and now I'm thrilled that we have a little corner of Hive where we come and share our tunes every Tuesday, and long may it continue. I almost stopped posting the songs and thoughts a few times, but I stuck with it and now interestingly it is my favorite thing about Hive. I love music and now I have a network of folks around the world who love music too and we share our tunes and catch up with each others tunes and discuss them each week. We get Pop, Metal, Rock, Gospel, Folk, Jazz, Rap, Hip-Hop, Trip-Hop, Reggae, Bippy bappidy Flange Hop. Ok I made that one up, but you get the idea, we are all learning about new artists, bands, back stories and sure isn't it just mighty!

Something that excites me the most is that we even get musicians sharing their covers of famous songs and even their own songs from time to time here on #ThreeTuneTuesday, which is a real favorite of mine, as that takes talent, time and dedication.

We are adding New posters and retaining our core of regulars here on #TTT which is fantastic. Let's keep it growing. Weekly, I try to find three or five hours to listen to all of the fantastic music shared from like-minded folk from around the globe and interact with their posts. This has led me to genres I don't know well and to some amazing new bands and artists and has even introduced me to some musical instruments I did not know existed. It also allows me to upvote smaller accounts and find some really interesting people from all over the world, which is heartening.

I hope you enjoy the tunes - be sure to tell me all about it in the comments below and above all else, please enjoy the rest of your Tuesday - smile at a stranger, rub a dog, be a nice human to someone who was not expecting it - peace out.

For those unfamiliar with TTT or Three Tune Tuesday....

The jist is as follows

Every Tuesday I'm going to share 3 songs which I like to listen to and I invite your feedback in the comments below. Better still, why not have a blast of your own Three Tune Tuesday and mention me in the post and I'll come and find the post and upvote it. If you could also use #threetunetuesday tag that would be great, as that is what I use when sifting through all the entries every Wednesday. It'll be a sweet way for us all to discover new music. You'll also be in with a chance of winning the prize - more on that later.

Here are my week eighty four recommendations for Three Tune Tuesday

** Drum roll please.....**

Talking Heads - Road to Nowhere

Let's kick things of with Talking Heads! Any band who have four of their albums in Rolling Stone's list of the 500 Greatest Albums of All Time, and three of their songs in the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame's 500 Songs That Shaped Rock and Roll deserve a listening ear, so go ahead and click play below if you've never heard these guys before. They are well worth an auld twirl on the turntable.

Dire Straits - Walk Of Life

I will assume that at least 70% of those reading have heard this classic song before. If you are within the 30%, then stop what every you are doing, sit back press play and enjoy. They simply don't write em like this anymore. This is an ultimate feel good song from a feel good band in Dire Straits.

This one is one of 1985's very finest hits for me.

Prefab Sprout - Faron Young

Let's close it out with a lesser known band called Prefab Sprout. The vast majority will know who Talking Heads and Dire Straits are, but who has heard of brothers Paddy and martin McAloon and Wendy Smith who got together in Durham in 1978?

This one is the opener from their 1985 album Steve McQueen which received critical acclaim.

ThreeTune Spotify Playlist

Our good friend and regular Three Tune Tuesday poster @blackdaisyft added some tunes to a playlist in the early days and there are around 600 tunes there which is class. You can check those out here:

Three Tune Tuesday Spotify Playlist

HBI contest - win 5HBI

Share your Three Tune Tuesday songs below or create a post with #ttt or #threetunetuesday and mention me so I can find the post.

I'll pick the three songs I enjoyed the most each week as the winner and transfer 1 share of HBI to the winner when this post pays out 7 days from now, but wait there's more...

Three Tune Tuesday Sponsors

My old pal and brother from another mother @blanchy has also committed a share of HBI each week and so have three other Three Tune legends @blackdaisyft and @tengolotodo and @hannes-stoffel so now the winner will receive five shares of HBI, not too shabby at all folks.

Thanks a million to our sponsors above.

Best of luck!

Sin é, That's all folks, thanks for stopping by.

That's it for another week. Those are your three songs for week eighty three. Let me know what you think - good, bad or indifferent? Did you like them all or just one or two?

Also, as I said before, I love getting good steers for new tunes, so please tell me about the latest and greatest from your playlist below and I'll be sure to check em out.

The YouTube videos shared are not owned by me and I am simply sharing great music with the community here on Hive

Thanks as always for stopping by everyone.

Peace Out


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