Music: The Lost Fingers "Lost in the 80s"

I've previously mentioned enjoying Sanseverino in these pages, and regularly listen to Django-like Hot Club music. Having artists like Stochelo Rosenberg, Angelo Debarre, and the Robin Nolan Trio on my favorites list had MOG thinking I might like The Lost Fingers covers of 80s tunes.

MOG was right! The Lost Fingers are fun!

This redux of tunes is way more than just a rehash of a time when self-absorbed pop artists were taken (and took themselves) far too seriously. Quite the opposite in fact, "Lost in the 80s" is a rollicking romp through well-known and iconic tunes of that decade, and pure fun. AC-DC's "You Shook Me All Night Long" becomes a Leon Redbone shuffle, and Paula Abdul's "Straight Up" power dance groove becomes a foot-tapping Gypsy jump tune.

The internet-connected jukebox at the local tavern has access to many of the tracks from this album. Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" always gets someone off their bar stool to tap the screen and find out who's Djangoed this pop-classic.

Have a look ...

The Lost Fingers on All Music, Wikipedia, and their official website.

HammerSandwich's picture

They're a newer - yet more retro - Big Daddy. What's not to like?

gorboman's picture

They are like a bridge for two, maybe three, generations of music loving people. I hope there's a store that sells their album in my city.

kidcoleco's picture

Nouvelle vague did this first with more obscure 80's songs and a lounge twist.

That Guy's picture

Richard Cheese and Lounge Against the Machine did this first with a whole bunch of music from multiple eras.

kattyperry's picture

The video reminds me of the past time discos and the pubs where we use to have fun while having alcohol and the presentation on the stage like a live show.
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Simpson W.'s picture

Yes, I agree that Michael Jackson's "Billie Jean" has the potential to trigger the dancer within us. Who can resist the music of 80's for dancing? Dance and music done in a right way helps keeping a person hail and healthy.
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HahnFreda's picture

Thank you a lot for sharing the video, I really enjoyed it. No matter who influenced them anyway I like their music. Keep doing in the same way.

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