Reading: Secret Ones by Nicole Murphy
Watching: Terra Nova
Listening to: Kiss Me by Indecent Obsession
A casual remark on Facebook had me charging down memory lane with one of my favorite topics – 80s bands.
Ahhh, yes. Synthesizers, girly hair, denim, drum machines… shoulder pads! And one of the first Aussie boy bands ever, Indecent Obsession. Who, I hear you say? Signed up in 1987, their first single, Say Goodbye was a massive hit. It also heralded the move from the full-on Brit retro music we know and love (Spandau Ballet, Duran Duran) to more pop-y, choreographed dance beats:
Here’s another one – Kiss Me (yeah, I really, really WANTED TO, David Dixon – I had a serious crush on you!!) complete with wind machines, girls dressed in denim and bras, a sexy singer peeling his jacket half-off his shoulders and the obligatory dancing-in-the-rain:
And where are these young spunks now? Wikipedia tells me that after David left the band 😥 he did a bit of stage, acted in Home & Away, and is now a helicopter pilot, married with kids. Drummer Daryl Sims played with a bunch of alternative Sydney bands and .. wow! penned Bardot’s debut single Poison. Guitarist Andrew Coyne did something obscure in a play, Richard Hennassey (who replaced David Dixon) appeared on the first series of “Come Dine With Me Australia” and keyboardist Michael Szumowski has worked as a producer for heaps of Aussie bands, including Guy Sabastian and Disco Montego (go, you!)
Not a bad bunch of achievements, I’d say.