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As I’m sure many of you are already aware, classic 80s movie director & producer John Hughes passed away today. It is such a sad day for us 80s kids who grew up watching such classic films as The Breakfast Club, Pretty in Pink, Weird Science, Ferris Bueller’s Day Off, and Uncle Buck (to name only a few). These are movies that literally defined a generation!
The soundtracks to these teen flicks were also classic. In fact, I can’t NOT think of his movies when I hear these great songs…
“Don’t You (Forget About Me)” by Simple Minds (The Breakfast Club)
“If You Leave” by OMD (Pretty in Pink)
“Weird Science” by Oingo Boingo (Weird Science)
“Eighties” by Killing Joke (Weird Science)
“Love Missile F1-11″ by Sigue Sigue Sputnik (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
“Oh Yeah” by Yello (Ferris Bueller’s Day Off)
“Wild Thing” by Tone Loc (Uncle Buck)
(And yes, I did, and still do, like Tone Loc!)
Thank you John Hughes… for the movies and the memories.
You will be missed.
I just recently, earnestly starting listening to Carbon/Silicon, which features two punk rock legends: Mick Jones formerly of The Clash and former Generation X/Sigue Sigue Sputnik member Tony James. It was just announced that they are playing a special bonus show this Wednesday night @ The Asbury Lanes in Asbury Park! I’m seriously thinking of going.
“Soylent Green” (live)