For the past month or so I have been listening to the first three albums by Scottish rock band Big Country. I can't remember what made me pull these CDs from the shelf and add them to the iPod but what ever the urge that drove me, I'm glad for it. I'm enjoying revisiting this music and finding that it still speaks to me in some profound ways. Of course, these feelings may just be the type of thing that you associate with youth and the emotional turmoil that comes with looking more toward the future than the past, but I'm swept along by these songs never the less. Was I more optimistic in my teenage years of the 1980's? I'm too far removed to know for sure.
Anyone else out there like Big Country? Anyone else out there ever even heard of them before now?
I can remember seeing these on MTV. Damn- I'm old!