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I’m finally done moving into my new house!!! I’m so relieved. Anyway, it’s rare when a song gets stuck in my head for a long period of time. I mean there is music constantly playing in my head, but being a DJ, I tend to do imaginary mixes and cuts in my head in order to try out things during practice or the next show that I’m playing at. However, there has been one song in particular, that on one occasion, got stuck in my head for a week and a half straight! (Then PartyDad decided to drop his acapella over “Inspector Norse” mix and it got stuck in my head again for another week.) I’m talking about Midnight Star’s classic “Midas Touch” that was released on their 1986 album “Headlines.” Headlines was Midnight Star’s 6th full length release and came at the height of the electronic/synth funk that really took the 80’s night clubs by storm. If you ask me, this album is kind of a departure from Midnight Star’s previous five releases. Their previous works featured very heavy synthetic keys, hard bass lines and one of my most favorite things of 80’s music, the vocoded vocals! This album really doesn’t feature too much of Midnight Star’s sounds they were so famous for in the late 70’s throughout the 80’s. Don’t think this album is without merit though. “Midas Touch” charted in just about every category in the U.S. and other countries that it played in. Oddly though, it didn’t peak as high as previous singles such as, “Operator.” (Operator is still one of my all time favorite songs.) “Engine No. 9” also did fairly well too, but it still didn’t get the recognition that I felt that it deserved.

If you get this album, you will mostly be partying to tracks “Midas Touch” and “Engine No. 9.” while the rest of the album is okay, it’s definitely not the Midnight Star that I fell in love with on earlier releases.

 

Midnight Star - Headlines

Label: Solar ‎– 60454-1, Solar ‎– SOLAR 9 60454-1
Format: Vinyl, LP, Album
Country: US
Released: 1986
Genre: Electronic, Funk / Soul
Style: Synth-pop, Funk, Soul

Tracklist:

A1. Headlines
A2. Midas Touch
A3. Stay Here By My Side
A4. Close To Midnight
B1. Get Dressed
B2. Engine No. 9
B3. Close Encounter
B4. Dead End
B5. Searching For Love

 

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