I loved the eighties. I thought they were a fantastic decade when it came to music and fashion.
There's something about that decade that has managed to keep our attention and our nostalgia for that period alive and breathing even today.
It was a decade when music and popular culture went into so many innovative directions. To me the spirit of the eighties lives on in its music. So many - improbable - acts got their chance in the limelight during that period. And some of the most unlikely artists went on to own that decade.
Many didn't make it into the nineties, but there was still something innocent and optimistic about the eighties when it came to music and fashion.
We didn't know it then, but it would also prove to be the decade where the splintering of pop and music started to take place.
It was also a decade where so many battles were being fought. on so many fronts. Culture wars, minorities, the AIDS epidemic... these were all factors in our search for escape from the pressing issues of the times. And music offered one of the best forms of escape from this. That I hope, is the spirit that Vinyl Tiger: Vol.1 The 80s captures.