Tom’s Top 5’s: Albums of 1984

Yeah…some good albums here – check out the previous posts on this blog

Revolutions Per Minute

Morning in America, huh? How about Mourning in America? It may not have quite on the order of Orwell’s Oceania (although it was uncomfortably reminiscent in at least a couple respects), but in 1984 the Neoliberal Revolution continued to stamp relentlessly on the face of its opponents and detractors, with the reelection of Ronald Reagan and the beginning of the Miners’ Strike whose defeat would mark a turning point against trade unionism under Margaret Thatcher. I didn’t include The Final Cut in my 1983 list, but Roger Waters had about the right idea:

Should we shout, should we scream
“What happened to the post war dream?”
Oh Maggie, Maggie what have we done?

Things were less depressing in the music world, though I’m still getting that “What happened to the heady days of 1972?” vibe.

5. THE WORKS (Queen)

The Works

Most fans wouldn’t list The Works among their favorite Queen albums…

View original post 480 more words

About George Fripley
I am a writer who enjoys writing humour, satire, poetry and sometimes a bit of philosophy. I live in Perth, Western Australia and occasionally get a poem or article published. It's all good fun! I have two books available for unwary readers, Grudges, Rumours and Drama Queens- The Civil Servant's Manual (This contains all that anybody could ever want to know about why government runs so slowly) and More Gravy Please! - the Politician's Handbook. (available through Amazon)

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: