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January 2019 Retro Gaming Article

January 24, 2019 Retro Gaming Blog Post:

Debbie Gibson's album, Electric Youth celebrates it's 30th anniversary today #ElectricYouth30 (and Skid Row)

EY is Debbie Gibson's second album released on January 24, 1989
Despite being an avid metal head, there was something pretty amazing about the New Wave bands getting rotation at WLIR. The introduced me to a whole new world of music and as the pop wave hit, Debbie Gibson was a trailblazer. Mtv was still playing music videos back then and her songs dominated the popular time slots.

As the 90's loomed, music was changing. Pop was evolving and there was something infectious about Debbie Gibson's Out Of The Blue and Electric Youth. I was beginning to appreciate a different style of music which enabled me to discover many more rock bands. I'm still an avid fan of 80's music and Debbie's songs are very often part of the mix on my commute to work!

They also get cranked to 11 on our TMNT CD boombox!

Debbie Gibson Electric Youth

Skid Row's debut album It also came to our attention that Skid Row's debut album was released on this day (30 years ago) as well! I first saw Skid Row when they opened for Kiss at Jones Beach. I wasn't too familiar with them prior, but they rocked so hard, that I had to buy some of their CDs. At this point,

I'm wondering how many folks have both Electric Youth and Skid Row - lol.

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