Thursday, April 12, 2012

K is for Kajagoogoo

Mulletfest!


So…there weren’t many K options…


Seriously, “Too Shy” is a good song. I still crank it on my iPod. Sure, they were a pretty much a one-hit wonder. They have a Duran Duran connection and had some modest successes. Read HERE.


Watch this video. The payoff is all that 80s hair and clothing.

Enjoy! (And find out if she overcomes her shyness.)


Honorable Mention: The Kinks



42 comments:

  1. Oh yes, now you're talking! I definitely remember these guys and their hair. I think I remember having a mullet myself... (oh, the shame...)

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  2. OMG! LOLOLOL Noice one, mate. Recognize the Aussie mullet accent there? ;o)

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  3. My brother had a mullet back then. haha

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  4. eek! Look at that promo picture! LOL. I'm listening to the clip now- everything about is definitely 80's. I can see this in some kind of soundtrack from the period.

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  5. No!! NO!! LOL!!

    I must admit to liking Limahl's Neverending Story theme song! But that's it!

    Take care
    x

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  6. I don't think I've ever heard that song. Time for a listen.

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  7. I danced many nights to their one-hit-wonder song.

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  8. They aren't bad. But the mullets! Oh man! Oh man! Oh man! Sorry. I was staring at those things. Whoa. I say whoa! Eighties here.

    I like the Kinks too. :-)

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  9. Throwing a dance party right now! Too bad I just got a haircut, or I would have asked for a mullet...

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  10. Oh. My. Dear.
    That is just plain scary!
    Bad mullets, HO!
    Thanks for the laugh.
    Heather

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  11. Oh boy, the styles back then! I just don't get it. Then again, maybe people in the future won't get our current styles. The 80s looked like a fun time, though.

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  12. I remember loving this, but as I watched the video all I could think of was 'what IS that top he's wearing?'. I got old somewhere along the way!

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  13. Hi Theresa!
    Great to see you again! Thanks for your very kind comments on my blog the other day.
    BB

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  14. K should be for Kalamity. OK, it's not. But aren't we glad we survived all that bad hair?

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  15. I didn't know about the Nick Rhodes connection.

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  16. Ha! I actually remember this song! I even liked it. :)

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  17. Loved the hair and the music! Thanks, Theresa.

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  18. I loved Kajagoogoo! I was one of the few that owned the album, I think.

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  19. Now this song is looping through my head.

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  20. I never could like "Too Shy". I knew that Nick Rhodes produced it (that's what everyone told me and why they said I should like the song), but I just didn't. Now, if they'd had a second hit...

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  21. All this hatin' on the hairs! Dudes, they were AWESOME to the MAX!!!!! (Lord, you should've seen MINE! At least *they* had stylists!) ;-)

    Some Dark Romantic

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  22. Oh those mullet heads got me going! Still see the occasional one around, lol.

    Denise

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  23. I can't believe hair like that existed, OMG!

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  24. Wow, good for them in releasing something 20+ years later and having fans still clamoring for more.

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  25. How have I not been stopping by here every day?!? Okay, when I get a bigger chunk of free time I'm, like, totally coming back to scroll through what I've missed. Too Shy was one of my favorites back in the day. Excellent K.

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  26. I completely forgot about this group, Theresa. Thanks for the flashback. I need to catch up on your last few posts. I was in Denver without internet since Monday.

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  27. Oh my gosh I remember them!!
    And I lurve that hair!! ;)

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  28. This song puts me in a good mood, and I always thought that was an interesting name for a band.

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  29. I think these guys were on The Young Ones once... You know, that weird funny British show from the 80s...

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  30. I don't mean to come in here and sound like a know-it-all, but Kajagoogoo was not on the Young Ones. And if you want to see bad hair-dos, come on over to the high school where I teach TODAY and see what we got. Kids today! Also, Kajagoogoo's album White Feathers is actually pretty good. One of their songs (an instrumental called "Kajagoogoo") even played over the credits of Sixteen Candles. You have to admit that was cool.

    Oh, and two more words for K: Killing Joke.

    (Thanks, Theresa, for being brave enough to post this band as awesome in the first place. I don't often get to share, or admit, this kind of knowledge.)

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  31. You're right, Brent! It was Madness, and Dexy's Midnight Runners, and a pile of other bands. Oops!

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    1. That's right. They even had Madness twice. Lucky!

      I love the Young Ones. I watch through the complete series on DVD every few years.

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  32. Honestly, my heart skipped a beat when I saw K for Kajagoogoo. Boy, did I love the band. I can genuinly say that Limahl was the first "celebrity" I had crush on. Though, one hit wonders, they're still around, and Limahl still does good songs and is reasonably successfull in Europe. I like playing his news songs on my program.

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  33. I'm going to have "too shy shy hush hush eye to eye" stuck in my head for the rest of the day now. :)

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