In the year 1986, the music industry was taken over by two things: the synthesizer and artists from the UK
Thanks to the help from MTV, throughout the 80s British artists were once again on the top of the charts, especially synth rock tracks including Simple Minds with their Breakfast Club hit, “Don’t You Forget About Me”. However two albums that didn’t quite make it there were new wave’s Depeche Mode with their follow up to Some Great Reward with Black Celebration and New Order’s Bizarre Love Triangle. While both albums weren’t commercial successes at the time, their impact was huge. Even Nine Inch Nail’s Trent Reznor says Black Celebration was the inspiration behind his debut album and New Order made onto Rolling Stone’s best songs of all time list in 2001. Plus in ’86, classic UK rockers were back with The Rolling Stones and Dirty Work and Queen fresh off of their epic Live Aid performance with A Kind of Magic. Learn more about the epic year in music this Sunday at 9:30/8:30c with your host, Lzzy Hale of Halestorm, ONLY on AXS TV!