Excited about this thread.
Abe, I was just thinking of SB's Venus
the other day and how Bananarama with that wretched Stock Aitken & Waterman team murdered a great tune.
I first heard the original on my first ever LP - 20 Dynamic Hits
. Here's another old classic from that album: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gkqfpkTTy2w
... classic drummer choke right at the start :)
Hoo yeah JB, I always liked Genesis with Peter Gabriel best.
Ian, funny how in the B52s clip she bumps her mic at about 1:00 and has a little smirk to herself.
Here's some serious retro, complete with fabulous psychedelic set ... http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpizS9h-1Xk
. Note the extended organ solo - in a hit song. Only in the 60s ...