Sunday, May 28, 2017

Song of the Day: "We Live for Love" by Pat Benatar

Currently on my Victrola?

"We Live for Live" by the great Pat Benatar. It's song of the day on Battlestar Eclectica. Did you know Pat studied opera before going full rock goddess. It's everywhere and especially evident in this song as well as her tremulous version of Kate Bush's "Wuthering Heights."

I cut my teeth on Pat Benar as a child. My sister acquired her Get Nervous album from the old Columbia Record Club. I doubt if she ever paid for it—it was a crazy scam targeting preteens with more cool factor aspirations than pocket money.

Anyhow, I pretty much co-opted the album because I liked it more. My go-to song to belt out when I was at home being a latch-key kid with secret rockstar aspirations was "Shadows of the Night." Sometime when I'm feeling brave, cheeky or drunk, I may even post a vid of my a cappella version of the aforementioned treasure.

In the meantime, I give you a taste of '80s transcendence.

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