Let's Make Mixtapes

Keeping your childhood pop icons alive…even the ones you thought were dead.

As I lie in bed next to my better half, I wondered, “Could one conceivably go six years without ever getting out of bed?” and further, “How would they get the crane into the bedroom to remove my gigantic, bloated corpse?” As we drift in and out of sleep, we listened to some 80s music pumping from Alexa nearby (we’re even too lazy to turn on our own music and/or lights.) It was a classic song by Golden Earring that would finally get us moving…

golden earing

I remembered much less about the group than my beloved. Thankfully, the internet gods informed me that they are a Dutch band who have released 25 (!!) studio albums from 1977 to 2016. Their biggest U.S. hits came with 1973’s Moontan and 1982’s Cut; however, in the Netherlands, most of their albums have charted, with seven reaching number one, including the 2015 album Tits ‘n Ass.

But it was this 1982 single, off of Cut, that would reach number 10 in the U.S. and, more importantly, get me out of bed this morning. Check out “Twilight Zone.” And get up already, before I send in the crane.

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