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Wake Up (It's 1984) - Oingo Boingo

Legbamel Not-Pop

I thought it might be nice to post a little wake-up music for that dude who's been out for a couple of days. What better to welcome him back than a cautionary tale about the dangers of Big Brother from Oingo Boingo? In case that was too obscure, Wake Up (It's 1984).

Now, when the "Good for Your Soul" album dropped in 1983 people naturally assumed it was a song about the following year. I heard this quite a bit in 1984 and then people thought it was stupid and dated and stopped listening to it. Those people clearly don't read.

Happily, I was just at the right age for Orwell and so read 1984 and Animal Farm right about this time. Naturally, the song speaks to me, more so every year--or at least ever legislative session. So, happy Jesus wake up day to you all and have a little Boingo to get you going.

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