Inspired by a fediverse conversation about how '80s the '80s were (more '80s than you can believe):
- Maybe It's Live, by Robert Palmer: Lot of great rock/dance/almost bluesy songs.
- Notorious, by Duran Duran: Rio was good pop, but Notorious is the one that actually impressed me. They could rock out when they had to.
- Miami Vice, by Jan Hammer: The sound of the '80s.
- The Power Station: 1985, Robert Palmer, the rock half of Duran Duran, and a Chic ("le freak") made an awesome video and a whole album of rock/synth.
- Riptide, by Robert Palmer: His breakout, with of course the video.
- Airwolf: The greatest TV show of all time. There is apparently an entire album of Airwolf Themes but I can't find it anywhere convenient.
- Harold F, by Harold Faltermeyer: Axel F, the Beverly Hills Cop song. But he scored everything else, too, like Fletch Lives.
- Living in Fear, by The Power Station: A decade later, they reunited. I barely know this album at all, '90s I was too much into metal & industrial to still like my '80s pop.
And then looking this up, I discovered Robert Palmer died in 2003, age 54. Nobody told me! guardian obituary
"Now might be a good time to get spooky."
"That's my secret, Captain. I'm always spooky."
- Somnia, by Hawkwind: New album!
- Senjutsu, by Iron Maiden: Animated samurai Eddie cover, still barely animated band.
- No More Tears 30th Anniversary, by Ozzy Osbourne: With some kind of "30th anniversary edition" of Hellraiser with Lemmy & Motörhead at the end of the album.
Look, I remember getting No More Tears when it was new and I was in college, and, uh, 30 years that doesn't make any sense. Because that'd make me not young, but The Old, and I'm clearly not The Old.
Some mechanical music, mostly more optimistic than usual. Got a long week ahead, try to make it thru.
So, I was listening to my last playlist, and realized I don't own one of the albums, so I figure I'll grab it off iTunes…
No iTunes app. No "show in iTune Store" action on the album page (Share has since shown back up, because Apple Music is non-deterministic). There's an iTunes Store on my phone, but I want to download it here on my desktop. Fine, where's the store page. It's… missing. After some duck searches, turns out you have to open Apple Music Preferences, check "iTunes Store" in a little grid. I didn't deselect this, it came deselected, meaning NOBODY is going to see it.
Once that's done, Store is back in the sidebar, and clicking it shows the good old storefront, account links, etc. But how do you search? Search box just shows Apple Music (streaming). WAAAAAY up in the top-right corner is a selector for Songs or Store. Now I'm on the album. And it's $8.99. Yeah, there's no DRM, but you know, I can get this elsewhere.
So I went over to 'zon and bought a used CD (a little cheaper), because I can rip that lossless. At least they want my money.
And like that, with no announcement, Apple killed their store.