Feb 2, 2008

four highly random, slightly obscure 80s crushes

It's the weekend before Mardi Gras, and I've been a bit preoccupied.
Sorry...but it's back to a re-run for the time being:

Back in the day, I never did care much for Curiosity Killed the Cat's music, but how could one not swoon over pretty boys dancing about in berets?

And a name like (lead singer's) "Ben Volpeliere-Pierrot" ? I mean really now.

I recently found out that I shared a crush with none other than Andy Warhol. He was an admirer too (and I'm sure for exactly the same reasons).

It was white boy "soul" as performed by British male models, I believe....and not really all that bad actually.

In the mid eighties, I was enthralled, I'm embarrassed to admit, with Spandau Ballet.
Now to my credit I always hated the lead singer Tony Hadley and his...umm...vaguely Vegas-style stylings, if you know what I mean.

But the Kemp brothers, well...they were what a teen aged me dreamed of being: suave... British....nattily dressed.
It didn't happen, alas.

What can one say, Adam Ant was one of the prettiest men around, wasn't he?

I had a crush on Sade's band members....but most especially Stuart Matthewman (on the far right). He's still pretty cute, but back then, all pork pie hats askew...
He was Jewish...cute....and talented.
(Miss Adu herself was another crush, but we'll save that for another day)


SlipOfAGirl said...

Honey, anyone who was alive in the 80's had it for Adam Ant... Some of us still do ;)

jason said...

True nuff

(And welcome!)

Michael Guy said...

Yes, all true. But I sorta boned for Billy Idol versus Adam Ant.

Though I did have an Adam Ant album and not a Billy Idol album. So maybe I'm just in the closet about my love for Adam. For me it was always about eyeliner on men. So sassy!

You haven't lived until you've seen my interpretative stylings of SADE's "Smooth Operator." I'm a bad-ass with a blow-dryer in front of a mirror. Just saying...

Frontier Psychiatrist said...

I didn't know who Adam Ant was until I watched some making-of Marie Antoinette and he was Sofia Coppola's inspiration for one of the characters. Now I kind of have a crush on him.

Only twenty years after the fact.

SuperAgentFred said...

There's no reason to be embarrassed about Spandau Ballet. "To Cut a Long Story Short," "Gold," and of course "True" are all great songs.If you had admitted to being a big fan of Scritti Politti---well, that would be a different story.

jason said...


joe*to*hell said...

i LOVVVVVED the guy from curiosity killed the cat

i didnt know any other americans knew of them

yay for you

thombeau said...

I'm with you on the last three!

Doodle Whore said...

I loved the sax player from Spandau. I was in awe of his dimples, frosted floppy forelock, and the zoot suit and jazz shoes.