Looking into the forgotten crevices of popular culture.
Tuesday, June 1, 2010
A-Ha's Hunting High and Low (June 1, 1985)
Released twenty five years ago today, on June 1, 1985, was the Norwegian band A-Ha's Hunting High and Low which, of course, featured their most famous single, "Take on Me." The video for that song is quintessential 1980s pop culture fare, and its combination of pop rock and comic book imagery still resonates two and a half decades later. The band was apparently far, far more famous in Europe than it ever was here in America. In fact, to most, A-Ha is a one hit wonder who vanished from the pop culture landscape, leaving behind only this song and video.
Thirty-something suffering from nostalgia but, thankfully, not from bouts of irony. Here, I will revisit artifacts of popular culture not sufficiently explored elsewhere, though I may perhaps stray from that mission at times.