Bookended by Cats was named after Milo and Otis. They are the short, orange, and furry brothers who, upon entering our lives in 2003, often bookended us on our couch. And who are we? We're a geek couple living in PA. We love music, movies, TV, comics, books, and comic cons. And, from time to time, we'll share our thoughts on these nerdy things.

Friday, June 5, 2020

Friday 80s Flashback for June 5, 2020

[World Destruction] -- I'm posting one song, and one song only, today: "World Destruction" by Time Zone featuring John Lydon & Afrika Bambaataa. 

Flashback"This is a world destruction, your life ain't nothing."

I first shared this song as part of a Flashback post on 9/10/2010. In September 2010, I felt the song was an appropriate choice considering the then upcoming 9-11 anniversary. I shared this track again in September 2017 as part of my 7 year Flashbackiversary. And what I wrote at that time regarding this song:

When I reflect upon the state of the world this very week, I still find this particular song to be a prescient choice. On paper, the collaboration called Time Zone just shouldn't work. The lead singer of the Sex Pistols teaming with a founding member of a Bronx street gang? Ridiculous! A punk rock icon with a pioneer of hip-hop? Blasphemy! Ah, but in the studio, it was like capturing the proverbial lightning in a bottle! "World Destruction" (and its many remixes) conveyed the energy and angst of a generation coming out from under the clouds of the cold war, but still very aware of their conflict-ridden world. All these years later, it still strikes chord with me.

Here is the music video from 1984:

Here is a Video Re-Tracked version:

That's all till next week. Dedicated 80s-philes can find more flashbacks in the Prophet or Madman archives or via Bookended's 80s Flashback tag. As always, your comments are welcome on today's, or any other, flashback post. And if you like what I'm doing here, please share the link with your friends. If, however, you don't like the flashback, feel free to share it with your enemies.

I'll see you in seven!

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