Feb 19, 2017
Episode 8: Dead Or Alive - Mad, Bad, and Dangerous To Know (1987) - Part 1
This episode finds Brian and Sarah waxing nostalgic about a band
whose lead singer recently passed away. The band is Dead or Alive,
and the singer was, of course, the sensational Pete Burns. Up for
discussion is the band's third album, "Mad, Bad, and Dangerous to
Know," from 1987.
Part 1: Background
Brian goes into the history of the band and its many members during the early years, focusing on one in particular-- much to Sarah's annoyance. Sarah responds with some information on the production company responsible for this album's sound-- the trio known as Stock Aitken Waterman, who were behind Dead or Alive's biggest hit, "You Spin Me Round (Like a Record)" in 1985, as well as a slew of other 80s chart toppers.
Part 2: Personal History
Did Sarah actually own a store-bought copy of this cassette, or was this one of those "special" versions given to her by a friend? What obsolete practice did Brian engage in to get a copy of the first single?
Part 3: Track by Track
Each song on the album's first side is discussed, track by track. What is Brian's theory about the types of Dead or Alive songs? Which song's video shocked Sarah? Find out which songs they agree are hits and which, if any, are misses.
Brand New Lover
I'll Save You All My Kisses
Son of a Gun
Then There Was You
See the videos we discuss at :
Brand New Lover - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZWbj64Rwfvc
I"ll Save You All My Kisses - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GqsWkDmZ20s
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