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Girls just wanna have fun again

As someone who has never escaped from late seventies/eighties in terms of musical taste (The Undertones are on as I write and The Smiths have been on the go for the past couple of hours) the supposed revival of Eighties bands should be something I welcome.

I was jealous of my brother who got a chance to see The Human League last year but do we really need these comebacks?

Roland Orzabel and Curt Smith are joining back together and reforming Tears for Fears. Smith left the band in 1991 and Orzabel continued it until 1995. Now they’ve signed a recording contract with Arista Records. A new album is expected in the spring.

Why?

Europe, the poodle-haired 1980s rock band from Sweden, is also recording an album with new material, and a world tour is planned. The group is known for its hit “The Final Countdown.”

Indeed it is.

But it gets worse:

Former 80s punk-girl Cyndi Lauper is teaming up with Tony Bennett and Stevie Wonder for her new album “At Last,” which will feature her versions of standards such as “Makin Whoopee,” “Stay,” and “Walk On By.”

Pass the Techno CD.

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