Friday, January 29, 2010

Friday Night Videos

I suppose Sheena Easton counts as a guilty pleasure. Unlike my other great musical loves, The Kinks and Billy Joel, I'll not make the argument Easton is an artistic genius. Her most successful singles are lightweight things, and her albums are notorious for being overloaded with crap filler. Her two stabs at upping her game with more substantive material--1982's Madness, Money & Music and 1993's No Strings both flopped miserably, despite being, from my viewpoint, the artistic high points of her career. Still, despite the drek, when Easton gets the right material, her voice simply soars. Case in point: "For Your Eyes Only," the last truly great James Bond theme, and (with the obvious exception of McCartney's "Live and Let Die" outlier) turns in the best title sequence performance outside of Shirley Bassey.

Previously on Friday Night Videos... Robert Plant.

Now Playing: Sheena Easton No Strings

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