Album of the Day: Tesla Girls - O.M.D.
Album: Tesla GirlsArtist: O.M.D. Year Released: 1984 How obtained: Purchased at Licorice Pizza Summary: After an embarrassing two month hiatus, the album of the day is back. Partly born out of a desire to complete the project and party due to the massive guilt trip my sister has given me, I’m jumping back into the project. It didn’t seem like a huge priority given the amount of family members visiting the hospital in the past 3 months, myself included. However, I’ve come so far that I’d like to see the project completed. For today’s album we are going with the 12” extended remix of Tesla Girls. This version includes a remix, the instrumental version and the video version. While I still enjoy the song, it sounds like a musical version of an encapsulated 80’s soundtrack. What I mean is that, the song very much belongs in the 80’s, a movie about the 80’s, or a reunion for a group that matriculated in the 80’s. There is nothing modern about this song. That’s not entirely true. The song was written about Tesla Girls, which was a term that the band had coined about girls that relied on electronic devices: curling wands, hair dryers, microwaves, telephone and modern devices. I wonder if they had any idea how much more dependent people would become on electronic gizmos?