The Music of Miami Vice

Spurred on by seeing Daimen Darhk dressed like “Sonny Crockett”, and of my recent rewatch of the 2006 “Miami Vice” adaptation by director Michael Mann (who himself was the Executive Producer for the tv series back in the day too!) - here are a few select MVs for the MIAMI VICE television series (1984-1990) - including Jan Hammer’s infamous “Miami Vice” opening theme, and Phil Collin’s “In The Air Tonight”, Godley and Creme’s “Cry” (ED for 'Definitely Miami' ep), and Phil Collins & Sting’s “Long Long Way To Go” (ED from the second season’s final episode 'Sons and Lovers’) - both by fan-made by StevenMighty :)


DC's Legends of Tomorrow Goes the 80s in Season 2 Episode 5 on The CW

DC's Legends of Tomorrow Season 2 Episode 5 is titled "Compromised”, features the team in the 1980s! Which of course is PERFECT for this flashback-blog, and as well I adore the show myself haha

Here’s the write-up for the episode, and while the above is a featuerette, you can scroll down for the promo for this ep :)
PLOT: "When the Legends trace a timequake to President Reagan’s White House, they are shocked to discover their old enemy Damien Darhk (guest star Neal McDonough) is now a Senior Adviser to Reagan.

As the team works to uncover what Darhk has up his devious sleeve, Sara (Caity Lotz) struggles with the choice of getting revenge or helping with the team’s larger mission.

Thinking that the JSA members could be of help, Amaya (Maisie Richardson-Sellers) and Nate (Nick Zano) break into the JSA and are surprised at what they find.

Meanwhile, Stein (Victor Garber) tries to prevent his younger self from creating an even bigger time Abberation. Franz Drameh, Dominic Purcell and Brandon Routh also star."

David Geddes directed the episode written by Keto Shimizu & Grainne Godfree (#205). Original airdate 11/10/2016.


"(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" #remixed

Bjork & PJ Harvey perform 'I Can't Get No... by JesseeOuida

Seen above is the song "(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" covered by Björk & PJ Harvey and performed at the Live BRIT Awards 1994. Originally sung and released in 1965 by The Rolling Stones, the song has endured thru the decades, and seen a myriad of covers, from folks like The Beach Boys, Cher, Take That, Britney Spears, Tom Jones and even Alvin and the Chipmunks!

Featured below are a couple of tracks from DEVO (used in the 1995 Martin Scorsese-directed "Casino" movie soundtrack) and a 90's version by Samantha Fox! But seriously though, nothing ever did beat the "original"…

""(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction" is a song by the English rock band the Rolling Stones, released in 1965. It was written by Mick Jagger and Keith Richards and produced by Andrew Loog Oldham. Richards' three-note guitar riff‍—‌intended to be replaced by horns‍—‌opens and drives the song. The lyrics refer to sexual frustration and commercialism." (Wkiki)


#SilverHawks 1986 TVC from Kenner

"SilverHawks" toy commercial from Kenner, circa 1986. The metallic-looking surface and liking the cartoon itself made me hanker for the action figures / toys! But I never did seem to get my hands on them, rarely seeing them at the shops I go to in my childhood anyways … and even as an adult, I never did attempt to buy them off the secondary market - which by that time the cost of which was beyond my personal toy-threshold anyways … years later, I would still enjoy looking at the on display at toy-museums and trade sales tables, and of course, the tv commercials! LOL


(Above ad image via haveageekasm.com)


"Mad World" #remixed

Three versions of "Mad World", starting with the above cover from Puddles Pity Party & Haley Reinhart x PostmodernJukebox, while below is the infamous Gary Jules x Michael Andrews' cover version - in a video directed by Michel Gondry - while at the bottom of this post is Tears For Fears' version from 1983.

""Mad World" is a 1982 song by the British band Tears for Fears. Written by Roland Orzabal and sung by bassist Curt Smith, it was the band's third single release and first chart hit, reaching number 3 on the UK Singles Chart in November 1982. Both "Mad World" and its B-side, "Ideas as Opiates", appeared on the band's debut LP The Hurting (1983).

"Mad World" has since been covered by various artists, most notably by Michael Andrews and Gary Jules for the soundtrack of the film Donnie Darko in 2001. This version was a UK number one hit and won Orzabal his second Ivor Novello Award in 2003."
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