Article in the May 4-10, 2000 issue of Columbus Alive
Who Can it Be Now?
If VH1's retropia was a religion, The Singles 1980-1989 could be its hymnal. The disc, the first from Columbus' favorite throwbacks The Reaganomics, includes such cultural touchstones as Safety Dance, You Spin Me Round, Hungry Like the Wolf and I Melt With You, just to name a few.
The covers here are dead-on, perfect performances and instrumentations down to the last cheesy keyboard trill. In fact, if you didn't know any better, you'd think these were the original artists and this was the K-Tel collection of the '80s synth-pop hits you can't get out of your head. Ah, the '80s. Has it really been two decades already?
The Reaganomics will celebrate the release of their CD with a show on Friday, May 5, at Ludlow's, 485 S. Front St. Dial 224-1212 for info, or direct your Commodore 64 to reaganomics.com.