triple j: The Culture Club - Respectable in the 80s
The 90s was a decade full of bands who sounded great, but looked terrible. It was either plaid shirts and jeans, or alien futuristic bondage-wear - with not a lot in between. But sometime between 2002 and 2005, bands started looking... better.
triple j: The Culture Club - Replaceable in the 80s
Playing music is hard work. It's just as hard as doing the dishes or working in a call centre or welding car parts together or any of those other boring, repetitive tasks we've long since outsourced to machines. So the invention of robot rock in the 80s shouldn't have come as a surprise - but that doesn't mean it didn't annoy people.
triple j: The Culture Club - A Spectacle in the 80s
It used to be that when you asked your favourite artists to name their favourite artists, it was all Nick Drake, Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen. Now, you're just as likely to hear names like Madonna, Prince, Michael Jackson, Cyndi Lauper, Hall and Oates and Giorgio Moroder. It seems these days, more and more musicians are coming out of the closet, and admitting that they love... pop music.