On this day in music history: June 22, 1988 - “Heavy Nova”, the tenth studio album by Robert Palmer is released. Produced by Robert Palmer, it is recorded at Logic Studios in Milan, Italy and Compass Point Studios in Nassau, Bahamas from January - April 1988. The album is Palmer’s first for new label EMI Records after ending his fifteen year association with Island Records. The title is inspired by Palmer’s fondness for both heavy metal and bossa nova music. Using some of the same musicians that played on his previous album “Riptide”, Palmer handles the production chores himself when Bernard Edwards is unavailable. The album features numerous guest musicians including arranger Claire Fischer, guitarist Eddie Martinez (Meatloaf, Run DMC, Mick Jagger), Tom “T-Bone” Wolk (Hall & Oates), famed Brazilian percussionist Dom Um Romão, and keyboardist Garth Hudson of The Band. It spins off three singles including the top five smash “Simply Irresistible” (#2 Pop, #1 Mainstream Rock). “Simply Irresistible” wins Palmer his second Grammy Award for Best Male Rock Vocal Performance in 1989. The song is also featured in an ad campaign for Pepsi featuring the singer and many of the same female models used in the music video. “Heavy Nova” peaks at number thirteen on the Billboard Top 200, and is certified Platinum in the US by the RIAA.
a list of things for goths to do (who are too young to go to clubs)
-explore abandoned victorian houses in small abandoned villages in search of kind ghost friends
-watch beetlejuice on repeat
-listen to specimen and depeche mode and dance around your room
-take pictures in your local graveyard with friends
-find friends who either share your interests or appreciate and wholeheartedly accept you for your interests and hobbies!
-look at pictures of camden
-proceed to cry because you dont live in camden
-go thrifting and DIY basic shit into ultra-goth ensembles
-dress up as if you’re headed to m'era luna and walk around your city, mall, or town
-befriend your local goth club dj in attempt to get into goth club
-get sad when said plan fails
-go to any and all any-age goth events you can find!!
-dye your hair, cut your bangs, tease that shit, hairspray it until its stickin straight up in the air