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 25, 2021

Friday 80s Flashback for June 25, 2021


[Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap -- 10 Year Redux!] -- Ten years ago, back on Prophet or Madman, I spent three weeks in June sharing the songs of a compilation I had recorded to cassette in the late 1980s. That compilation was titled "Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap," and it was named for the sixth track on Side A. That name was also the title/theme for those blog posts. For the collective anniversary of those posts, I thought I would compile all the tracks into one YouTube playlist, and bring back that title over here on Bookended. While saving the new YouTube playlist, I was surprised to find that, of the nine YouTube videos featured in those posts, only one was no longer available. I also found that I never got around to blogging Side B of that cassette. Perhaps that will be a future post here. 

Anyway, if you want to read what I had to say about the individual tracks, go check out Part 1 for tracks 1 - 3, Part 2 for tracks 4 - 6, and Part 3 for tracks 7 - 9. 

If you just want to check out what made it onto that old cassette, the embedded playlist awaits! 

Flashback: Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap (Compilation)

Here are the tracks for Side A of Be Fast, Be Clean, Be Cheap:
  1. Flesh for Lulu – "I Go Crazy"
  2. The Cure – "Why Can't I Be You" (Extended Mix)
  3. Age of Chance – "Kiss" 
  4. Gary Moore – "Over the Hills and Far Away"
  5. Midnight Oil – "Power and the Passion"
  6. Age of Chance – "Be Fast, Be Clean Be Cheap"
  7. Until December – "No Gift Refused"
  8. Fine Young Cannibals – "Ever Fallen in Love (With Someone You Shouldn't've)"
  9. Faith No More – "We Care A Lot"

By the way, I still have that cassette. 

Once again, I remind you that the rule of three applies when doing Flashbacks. As I've made my three offerings, 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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