Over the next few weeks, and partly due to the request of an old friend, I intend to post songs from the late 80s/early 90s. For a variety of reasons, this was a kind of heyday of musical discovery for me. The right friends, the right media, the right dj (bless you, Jody Denberg), the right record stores all came together in a happy confluence of great music. Terrific Torontans The Pursuit of Happiness were one of the first groups I discovered during that time, and their music was absolutely infectious. “I’m An Adult Now,” “She’s So Young, “ and “Hard to Laugh” were great tunes and more widely popular, but my favorite song from their Todd Rundgren-produced debut Love Junk has always been “When the Sky Comes Falling Down.” You can buy Love Junk here, and you won’t be sorry. It’s one of my favorite albums from the golden age of late 80s alternative. (Yeh, yeh, alternative to what? Bleh.) Other albums from the TPOH catalogue are available here. Each heyday song I post will be up for but one week. If you like, buy more and tell your friends.
The Pursuit of Happiness - When the Sky Comes Falling Down