In the spirit of AOR radio, it's a Two-Fer Tuesday edition of Lost Rock Tracks Of The Week.
R.E.M-Strange Currencies (1995)
The former is from Out Of Time.
The Latter is from Monster,
my personal favorite '90's R.E.M CD. Neither of them are played anymore, of course.
Texarkana R.E.M. - YouTube
REM - Strange Currencies (with lyrics) - YouTube
The Fixx-Deeper And Deeper (1984)
The Fixx-Driven Out (1989)
This Band, who have just released a new CD titled Beautiful Friction,
were a fixture on the AOR radio charts from 1982-1991. I chose these two tracks because, even though they were HUGE AOR hits, they were not Top 40 Radio/Pop hits. Thus, you'll never hear them on an 80's station, unlike many other Fixx hits.
The first track is a cool track from the Streets Of Fire Soundtrack
. "Driven Out" is from Calm Animals,
and is one of three Fixx tracks to top the Billboard Rock Tracks chart--"Are We Ourselves" and "Secret Separation" were the others.
The Fixx - Deeper and deeper ( Long version ) - YouTube
The Fixx - Driven Out - YouTube
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers-A Woman In Love(It's Not Me) (1981)
Tom Petty And The Heartbreakers-Out In The Cold (1991
Two, IMHO, terribly underrated AOR hits from a Hall of Famer. The tracks are from Hard Promises and Into The Great Wide Open, respectively.
A Woman In Love (It's Not Me) - YouTube
Tom Petty - Out in the Cold (Music Video) - YouTube
As always, Rock On, Redszone!
Adieu from R4Blue.