Monday, October 11, 2010

The Politics of Dancing by Re-flex

Re-flex's "The Politics of Dancing" is a one-hit wonder New Wave synthpop outfit from 1983. The lyrics are pretty cheeky; the idea that politicians have all been replaced by DJs was appropriately both silly and scary.

That's one of the hallmarks of a lot of 80s music, though… underneath the veneer of disposability and silliness lurked a genuine fear that was a product of the Cold War and the strategy of brinkmanship that was prevalent during the decade. Re-flex handily and succintly highlights both.

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