Top Albums of the 1980s, Package #7
By Mark Abraham& Dom Sinacola · Oct 04, 2012
Off the Beaten Track
(On-U Sound; 1985)
Give this sticker to a whelp, a whining wizard: a prophet. Someone who practices archaeology with their eyes; someone who wraps fat ‘round bone; someone who superimposes meat on stone.
The Last Of The True Believers
Give this sticker to a cannibal, a soothsayer. Someone who is attracted to the oddity of humanity, strangely; someone who dips toes in cool water while singing soft syllables; someone who whips cream.
Give this sticker to a random child. Someone who licks fingers while eating; someone orally fixated; someone who needs focus for untethered experiencing; someone who bolds words unnecessarily.
(Red Flame; 1982)
Give this sticker to a baker, a domestic worker. Someone crying out for variety; someone drying all the linen; someone moving things akimble, just to see the rise.
Burn this sticker. It is the rage of a now-aged generation; it will not save us. Sprinkle its ashes on modern dissent to help it grow.
The Long String Instrument
(Het Apollohuis; 1985)
Give this sticker to a meditator, a metallurgist. Someone with patience, sure, but also a curiosity; someone who forces fingers through too-small holes; someone who truly understands “pacing.”
(Warner Bros; 1980)
Give this sticker to an alien, an addict, to an itinerant itcher. Someone insatiable. Someone who’s game for whatever it takes to get that next fix; someone who can and will convince you of anything. And then turn on you.
Monotonprodukt 02 (Blau)
Give this sticker to your Tandy CoCo 3. It’s a nice, stylish accessory.
Fear & Whiskey
Give this sticker to a poet, a rain dancer. Someone who delights in the sound of things; someone who curves curated curlicues in on themselves; someone who likes to get drunk.
Give this sticker to a dungeon master, a motivational speaker. Someone who knows there is strength in cadence; someone who leaves things to chance; someone who fashions hairdos out of wax and strips of colored suede.