Not exactly the "wonder years," perhaps, but still, my high school years are a bit nostalgic for me. And since I've had popular music on the brain lately, I've also been thinking back on those bands and artists that rocked my world when I was a young lad, from 1980 through 1984. I'm probably forgetting someone or something, and subsequent experience has a way of coloring the past, but here's fourteen examples I'm recalling at the moment (roughly in order of interest):
John Cougar (Mellencamp)
Rick Springfield (don't laugh!)
Joan Jett & the Blackhearts
(Honorable mention would include .38-Special, Blondie, Boston, ELO, J. Geils Band, Elton John, Kansas, Journey, Kenny Loggins, and ZZ Top)
Any body else want to recall their high school glory days? Or, perhaps y'all can tell me who I'm missing from the early 80s.
Incidentally, I do think far more serious thoughts, most of the time, but this is recreational and refreshing for me.