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When they talk about 1980’s music, Simple Minds are right up there. If you grew up in the 80’s and had access to Simple Minds music, and loved it, you would know.
I was also totally hooked on their real early 80’s song, Love Song.
The song they wrote about America.
It was so unusual. Atmospheric, romantic almost, and deep. Unlike any the general music around at the time.
And then their music on The Breakfast Club movie came out. And Simple Minds become much more well known.
They deserved recognition way before that.
I personally think their music has been highly influential.
People who claim, their Breakfast Club era music wasn’t as good. Are just being musical snobs. And splitting hairs. The music Simple Minds made in The Breakfast Club era was just the same. And as good.
It was just more slick. Cause the recordings were better. From my view that meant you could hear all the clever things they threw into their music.
And further they were able to make the sound more powerful. Cause Simple Minds music was about powerful energetic sound.
In my view also, Simple Minds were/are the ultimate, in Scottish musical romanticism.
And should be remembered that way.