Wednesday, May 19, 2010

THE FIRST TIME: PART TWO

Here is another post of the first time I heard the music of artists that I love and admire:

PAT BENATAR - "IN THE HEAT OF THE NIGHT" - (1979)
Pat Benatar was trained in musical theater and opera but her heart belonged to rock & roll. She was a regular performer at the Catch a Rising Star club in New York before she was discovered by record executives and signed to a recording contract.

She has released eleven CDs, won four consecutive Grammy Awards for Best Female Rock performance from 1980 to 1983 and has been married to her band leader and lead guitarist, Neil Giraldo since 1982 and they have two children.

Although this was the third single off of "In The Heat Of The Night", it was the first song that brought her to the attention of the masses:

Heartbreaker.mp3

CULTURE CLUB - "KISSING TO BE CLEVER" - (1982)
Culture Club was a British rock group that combined new wave, soul and reggae to create their sound. The group was led by the flamboyant and androgynous lead singer, George O'Dowd or better known to the world as Boy George with Mikey Craig on bass, Roy Hay on guitar and keyboards and Jon Moss on drums.

The band became a world wide sensation, amassing many top ten hits during the early eighties and winning the Grammy Award for Best New Artist in 1984 before the group broke-up in 1986 due to George's increasing drug problem and his turbulent secret relationship with drummer, Moss.

This is the group's first hit single off of  "Kissing To Be Clever":

Do You Really Want To Hurt Me?.mp3

GEORGE MICHAEL - "FAITH" - (1987)
He had been one half of the hit British pop group, Wham! but in 1987, George Michael went solo and released his first album which became a monster hit. It had five #1 U.S. singles, sold twenty million copies world wide, and would go on to win the Grammy Award for Album of The Year.

He has completed only five solo albums in his career, partially due to personal issues and a contract dispute with his record label but he has still managed to sell over 100 million of them around the world.

This controversial song was the first hit off of "Faith":

I Want Your Sex.mp3

This is the sexy music video of the song:

NEW SOUNDS

WHITNEY HOUSTON Words cannot express how much I miss the glorious voice of Whitney Houston . It's been five years since her passing...