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Say No To This Drug

by The Reagan Eighties

New Wave, Synth Pop, Indie, Rock--it's Electro Dancewave, and The Reagan Eighties are your source. Combining influences from the Smiths to The Cars, The Reagan Eighties are a three-course meal for your ears with seconds. And dessert.
Genre: Pop: New Wave
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1. Dear Derek Dellinger, Your Superlatives Make Me Feel Most Super
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2. One Can Smile, And Smile, And Be A Villain
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3. Discotheque! Baby, Discotheque! Or How I Learned To Dance With T
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4. Of Ozymandias (And St Agnes' Eve)
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5. You Think That You're So Modern (But You're Such A Pre-Madonna)
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6. Midnight In The Garden Of Good And The Lesser Of Two Evils
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ABOUT THIS ALBUM


Album Notes
The Reagan Eighties are a synth-rock, dance-pop, new-wave band. In fact, they're synthrock electro dancewave. And they want you to love them as much as they love you!

ABOUT THE BAND (The LONG Story)

THE REAGAN EIGHTIES began their collective musical career when twins Bryan and Brandon Peach were conceived in the womb. As children, the two would often dream about being a part of various Christian rock bands such as Stryper, Petra and the Newsboys.

In 1999, Bryan and Brandon began playing guitar and bass guitar respectively, and their first band was born soon after. Bad Attempt at Humor, with Matt Goudie on rhythm guitar and Dan Hess on drums, was also a bad attempt at music. Soon after their first song, “Irresponsible,” was completed, the band fell apart.

In 2001, Remaining Anonymous was formed with Jeremy Wingle on lead guitar and Mike Worhach on drums. Theirs was a paying gig that would last through 2005. Meantime, Jeremy left to focus on his burgeoning stage career, Mike joined the U.S. Army and ended up in Iraq, and Luke Kampfmann, a metal drummer on exchange from Germany, took America by storm. Remaining A recorded “The Jon Ross EP” in 2003 and took their brand of pop-punk all across the state playing with acts like the Badlees, the Commercials, Running From Dharma and late ska classic ECP. Though Luke returned to Motherland, several reunions were staged. During one of these reunions, the members of Remaining Anonymous became acquainted with rock outfit Chasing Vegas, whose drummer Josh Eiceman would one day join the band as a temporary drummer and go on to form THE REAGAN EIGHTIES.

THE REAGAN EIGHTIES were born specifically when the Alesis Micron, an analogue-modeling synthesizer, was added to the band. Due to the band’s wide range of influences, growing talent, and lack of previously prevalent teen angst, Remaining Anonymous ceased to be and THE REAGAN EIGHTIES took their place.

Somewhere in Syracuse, New York, Matthew Cathcart (whose father attended college with Brandon and Bryan’s father) was practicing diligently, waiting for the right band to come along. The right band did. Matt joined THE REAGAN EIGHTIES in 2006.

With gracious (and wide-ranging) comparisons to bands like the Talking Heads, the Killers, New Order, the Bee Gees, the Cure and the Smiths, THE REAGAN EIGHTIES have positioned themselves among some of rock, pop, synth, new wave and disco’s greatest acts. Their unique sound combines elements of many different genres to achieve that special 1986 flavor.

Dance Rock, Synth-Pop, Indie, New Wave?
Must be THE REAGAN EIGHTIES!

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Brandon Fulk

great cd
well for starters, this cd is amazing, everythign in it is so tightly put together, and the music quality is just great, this cd brings a new sound of music into my life, and its very catchy and hip, i think it has a great shot at going far and gaining a big fan base for the band, great jobs reagan eighties =]
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Bluesbunny

Time warp time
Well, what happened in the Eighties? It is one of those questions that people ask the Bluesbunny. That question usually makes us think of other questions like what happened to John Hughes, the seminal teen filmmaker of that era (we actually know the answer to that one and it involves a big dog). Musically, it was not the best of times as they say. Inspiration had been replaced by stadium rock and satin tour jackets. All the more unusual then that the Reagan Eighties have decided to revisit this decade as their inspiration on these synth powered six tracks.

It's all good fun, though. Driven along by cheesy synth riffs and some classy skin beating, this band produce the kind of music that Bluesbunny (vaguely) remembers dancing to way back in his dim and distant past. Take "Discotheque, Baby, Discotheque!" for example. This is the kind of song that would have given the Tubes a good name. . Having no respect whatsoever for modern musical trends, it goes for gold. "Midnight on the Garden of Good and the Lesser of Two Evils" is a lyrical highlight with some intelligent points made on how people's lives can become reflections of what they watch on television. The best track, however, would be the manic "You Think You're so Modern (But You're Such a Pre-Madonna)" with its "Just Say No to This Drug" hook. This song also produced a fairly embarrassing public display of old man dancing from the Bluesbunny with an equally embarrassing sing-along moment.

There is much to enjoy here. You don't even have to be of a "certain age" to join in the fun. Pop culture references to modern times abound. It is all done, however, with humour and a not inconsiderable amount of energy.
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Brittany M.


This album is amazing, and the guys are great.
They are the nicest people you'll ever meet.
This album will have you dancing, and singinig along..it's highly addictive and fun. I would tell the whole world about the album...so buy it now!
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The Eerie Night Saga

The Reagan Eighties are still alive and well!
This album is amazing, not just for a first effort either. A unique blend of disco, 80's dance music and low-fi indie rock make this a best buy for fans of bands like New Order and the Killers.
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