Friday, March 5, 2010

80s Music Video Flashback

The Bangles - "Eternal Flame"

The Bangles are an American all-female band that originated in the early 1980s, scoring several hit singles through much of the decade. Susanna Hoffs joined sisters Vicki and Debbi Peterson to form a band in Los Angeles in December, 1980. The trio briefly christened itself The Colours, then renamed itself The Supersonic Bangs, and shortly afterwards The Bangs. The band was part of the Los Angeles Paisley Underground scene, which featured groups that played a mixture of 1960s-influenced folk-rock and jangle pop with a more modern punkish/garage band undertone.

"Eternal Flame that " is a song by The Bangles which became a hit single in 1989, peaking at number one in the charts in six countries, including Australia, the United Kingdom, and the United States. It was written by popular songwriters Billy Steinberg and Tom Kelly and the Bangles' own Susanna Hoffs. The song was inspired by two eternal flames: one for Elvis Presley and one at a local synagogue in Palm Springs.

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