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Aah the rednecks :)) .. at it again 😂😂😂

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At 22nd February of 1993, Radiohead's first album, "Pablo Honey", was released. It features three charting singles: "Anyone Can Play Guitar", "Stop Whispering", and perhaps the band's most well-known hit on mainstream radio, "Creep". It has been cited by listeners and critics as one of the strongest debut albums of its time. Following the release of "Pablo Honey", Radiohead would digress from its alternative rock sound toward more expansive and experimental works.

With their 1993 debut album, Pablo Honey, British band Radiohead was just starting to forge their interesting sound which brought them much fame later on in the decade. However, in the heavily saturated alternative climate of the early nineties, the album was not given much initial attention until the lead single “Creep” began to gain popularity.

That song was written by vocalist and guitarist Thom Yorke in the late 1980s and best symbolized the internalized and tortured themes of angst and alienation in the band’s lyrics. These were brought to life by the dynamically layered strumming fury of a three guitar crunch, strumming fury of their guitar work and the dynamism of their whisper-to-a-scream song structures was the Radiohead sound musically.

The band evolved from a group called On a Friday in Oxford, England in the early 1990s, which included Yorke and brothers Jonny Greenwood on guitar and keyboards and Colin Greenwood on bass. After signing with EMI/Parlophone, the group changed their name to Radiohead and released an EP named Drill in mid 1992. Some critics dubbed the band’s early style as “Nirvana-lite”, which the group actively sought to remedy.

The album was produced by the team of Sean Slade and Paul Q. Kolderie in the autumn 1992 and achieves a sound that is both visceral and intelligent. Since the material used was drawn from material the band had been playing for years, the sessions were completed very quickly. Still, Pablo Honey represents only a small subset of their early material and was described by a band member as their ‘greatest hits as an unsigned band’.

Following the release of Pablo Honey, the band would digress from its alternative influences and evolve towards more expansive and experimental works. The album topped off at number 22 on the UK charts and never really made much critical or a commercial waves until the success of future albums.

#RadioHead #90sMusic
#Rock #ClassicRock
#ArtRock #AlternativeRock
#Grunge #IndustrialRock
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Best sports call ever, IMO
#winterolympics #hockey #ushockey
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At 22nd February of 1980, the U.S. men’s hockey team pulls off one of the biggest upsets in sports history with a 4-3 victory over the heavily favored Soviet Union at the Winter Olympics in Lake Placid, New York. Two days later, the Americans went on to beat Finland and take home the gold medal.

For many, the XIII Winter Olympic Games will stand out as one of the greatest defining moments in US sports history. The 1980 games marked the second time the Winter Olympics were held in the small village of Lake Placid, located in upstate New York.

The Adirondacks were taken over by 1072 athletes from 37 nations, and the games kicked off on February 13th. In front of the home crowd, the US Olympians took home a total of 12 medals, including Eric Heiden's unprecedented five gold medals, a new record for individual gold won at a single Olympic game.

Although impressive, it wasn't Heiden's medals that shocked the athletic world. The US win over the long-dominant and heavily-favored Soviets in the the event that became known as "The Miracle on Ice " would go down as the greatest sports moment of the century.

What was it about this event that made is so miraculous ? To begin with, the US team entered the games seeded seventh out of twelve teams which qualified for the games. After a surprising start with a 2-2 tie against Sweden followed by a 7-3 victory against a very powerful Czechoslovakia team, the American team finished 4 and 0 with 1 draw to advance them to the medal round.

Composed of collegiate and amateur athletes, the US team was up against the well-developed and legendary players of the Soviets who had won the gold in the past four Olympics. On top of their Olympic triumphs, the Soviets beat the US team 10-3 in a exhibition match earlier that month.

Tied 2-2 after the first period, the Soviets brought in the only goal for the second period. Mark Johnson's goal in the third brought the US back. With ten minutes left to the game, Mike Eruzione scored the famous fourth and winning goal and with Jim Craig's solid play at the net the US team defeated the Soviets 4-3. Following the game, the U.S. went on to clinch the gold medal by beating Finland in their final match of the tournament. Likewise, the Soviet Union took the silver medal by beating Sweden.

The victory became one of the most iconic moments of the Games and in U.S. sports. Equally well-known was the television call of the final seconds of the game by Al Michaels for ABC, in which he famously declared in the final seconds, "Do you believe in miracles ?! Yes!"

In 1999, Sports Illustrated named the "Miracle on Ice" the top sports moment of the 20th century. As part of its centennial celebration in 2008, the International Ice Hockey Federation (IIHF) named the "Miracle on Ice" as the best international ice hockey story of the past 100 years.

Despite the loss, the USSR remained the pre-eminent power in Olympic hockey until its 1991 break-up. The Soviet team did not lose a World Championship game until 1985 and did not lose to the United States again until 1991.

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#Onthisday #80sMemories #Sports
#MiracleOnIce #IceHockey #IceHockeyTournament
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This is what happens when we asked #GlobalCitizens to write letters to refugees. Read more here: ⭕ 

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Al-Ikea, a mix of Al-Qaeda, ISIS and Thor fanatics!
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Classic song from The Breakfast Club movie.
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At 20th February of 1985, Simple Minds released their hit single "Don't You (Forget About Me)". The song is best known for being played during the opening and closing credits of the John Hughes film "The Breakfast Club".

Simple Minds had been around for five years and developed a strong following in England when this song was released. The song was much more bombastic and radio-friendly than their previous material, which alienated some of their core fans, but gave them a breakthrough hit in the US, where it was by far their biggest hit.

It is one of the few Simple Minds songs that they didn't write themselves. Simple Minds were never huge on MTV, which had moved away from British acts and were more interested in artists like Madonna and Prince. It was radio that made this song huge in the United States.

This song got an enormous amount of radio play, partly because it was played on both rock and Top 40 stations. It continues to get played on classic rock, modern rock, and even Top 40 radio stations as a solid recurrent with a huge recognition rating, when songs are tested by stations to determine if audiences like them, this consistently does very well, which keeps it on the air.

The music video was directed by Daniel Kleinman, who also did the clips for Paula Abdul's "Knocked Out" and Wang Chung's "Dance Hall Days." Oddly, there was no footage from 'The Breakfast Club' in the video, which takes place in a large room filled with the band members and various television monitors.

What makes this film unique is that each character tells his or her own story with credibility and persistence. Jock Andrew Clark (Emilio Estevez) is under pressure from his father to perform up to high standards, which Mr. Clark believes will add to his (dad's) lost youth. Nerd Brian Johnson (Anthony Michael Hall) excels academically, but is failing shop class. Neither he nor his family can accept an F. Delinquent John Bender (Judd Nelson), while tough on the exterior, masks a difficult home life.

Prom queen Claire (Molly Ringwald) has pressure to conform from her friends, as well as issues with her parental unit. Loner Allison (Ally Sheedy) has few if any friends, wears all black, and has similar problems at home. Can the emotional bonding they share in detention hold true beyond the library, and can stereotypes be broken ?

"The Breakfast Club" presents no-doubt stereotypical characters, and every member represents countless real-life examples. But what makes it so enjoyable is that applies a variety of themes to its context: prejudice/discrimination, acceptance/tolerance, diversity, class/status differences, family matters, group dynamics, etc. It also encourages us to look at others and ourselves beyond surface-level appearances.

Finally, "The Breakfast Club" has great 1980s pop culture and societal integrations, from the soundtrack with Simple Minds "Don't You (Forget about Me)", to wealthy, surburban American life (haves and have nots), and superficial values of the "me" decade. It reminds us that there truly is diversity in all of us. We are different, but we are all "the same" in one way or another.

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#NewWave #PopRock
#PopMusic #TheBreakfastClub
#Music #OS4L
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