Good old days when you make a great afternoon was enough free house, the radio on, pants, shirt and sunglasses and to slip away from room to room in "Risky Business." And with the right light and no one around, even end up feeling a bit 'Tom Cruise.
But it's just a minor detail in this case, because when it comes to energy that has moved and stirred the 80s there are genres and categories that take. What made those tumultuous years, cha like it or not admit it, he never lost the power of his recall.
And all this, Brandon Flowers has paid tribute.
It is not a simple impression, but a real statement of intent that formulated with his second solo album "The Desired Effect": distill the 80 in 10 tracks and possibly bring down a tear to the more sensitive listeners. To understand it, among other things it would be enough to look at the video for "Lonely time", the second single of the disc.
The leader of Killers - no, for the umpteenth time: the band broke up, he took a break, then come back - he used the whole arsenal of music and sensory available to package a variety of fun pop-rock songs as, indeed, "Lonely time", you can more or less melancholy ballads like "Between me and you" or "Still Want You" pieces "on the road" that transform the west ring road in the most desolate of American highways, the route to go to work for the adventure of life (try with "Diggin 'up the heart").
In "The Desired Effect" is everything, it was said. So everyone will find what we want. For better or for worse. There are bursts of synth, electric guitars accompanied by drum pads or synthetic marimba used without any fear, the combination of voice / organ, double voices echo (!). In "I Can Change" is Neil Tennant of the Pet Shop Boys, in a piece that revolves around the sample of "Smalltown Boy" by Bronski Beat. A "Can not deny my love" is not enough to be a mere means synthpop, but it gives an intro that gives a nod (and the pit of the stomach) to "Twin Peaks" and its main theme.
"The Desired Effect", the desired effect. Who knows what it is, then this desired effect. Certainly Brandon Flowers has created a successful tribute to a decade that many have lived and loved and hated in equal number. An album so therefore, while not shining for some inventive, something moves: they are memories or the simple pleasure of listening to good music; it is melancholy or terror to review the straps of their jackets widen dangerously.
Everything can be in the presence of a job well done.
Dreams come true
Can not deny my love
I can change
Still want you
Between me and you
Digging up the heart
Never get you right
The way it's Always Been