1985: “smarm, spandex, and narcissism”

Those are some harsh words from a columnist for the East Village Eye, who wasn’t too impressed by the music scene that year locally and nationally.

End-of-year wrap-ups like these generally sound dated and pompous immediately after they’re published. (Was Ed Meese truly one of the most overrated person of the year?)


Still, I think the columnist is dead-on with his view of David Bowie and Mick Jagger’s throwaway single “Dancing in the Streets.” It really was the worst video of 1985.

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2 Responses to “1985: “smarm, spandex, and narcissism””

  1. Nabe News - Bowery Boogie | A Lower East Side Chronicle Says:

    […] Rewind to 1985 and check out that year’s worst in culture, courtesy of the East Village Eye [ENY] […]

  2. Green daisy Says:

    …and all these years later, Bono is still overrated

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