ALBUM TITLE                        :        VICTORY PARADA

ARTIST                                   :        TWO MINDS CRACK

GENRE                                    :        NEW WAVE / POP

DATE RELEASED                   :        1986


This album carried its famous song “Upside Down.” Unfortunately, this is the only song new wavers or eighties music fans are aware of and the album has several ditties to dig in actually.  Maybe it was the lyrics of the song that made music fans fell in love with this song and who wouldn’t given this familiar refrain “You’re turning me on, you turn me around, you turn me whole world upside down”  or feeling confused to with “I don’t know where I went wrong, or what’s going on, baby, I fell like our love’s lost tonigt. should I stay, should I go? well, I really don’t know. lately I’ve been missing you so.”

Talking of other great songs in this record, one should not overlook “The Hunger and the Greed.” It is a song that only musical genius can think of not only in terms of melody and lyrics.  It has a danceable beat imbibed with a little bit of funk and gospel, with just synthesizers doing all the musical background.  Even the opening song in this album is a good ditty and it might be dated in terms of sound but still it is a happy song and the “na na na na” portion did not sound like KC and the Sunshine bands “na na na” in the song “Give It Up.”

“Find The Key” is not your usual 80’s ballad which could be either mushy or tried to be poetic take this line for instance ” how me the way im in love, i’d really like to know show me the way im in love i’d really got to know.” The line is indeed direct and simple.  Of course an eighties album is not complete without a bouncy tune and “Cry Cry Cry” fits the requirement.  One thing that you can fault in this song is that it sounds like a song lifted from any Communards album.  “Live To Die” could be the inspiration of The Escape Club’s “I’ll Be There” as both songs have similar chord progression and structure thus both have same vibe.

Even though that this record deserves a 3.5 stars rating, still every 80’s music fans should have this record in their collection.

Ratings Description:

1 star = Ignore it

2 stars= risk it

3 stars = borrow or buy it

4 stars = buy it and keep it

5 = buy, keep, and treasure it


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