This Romanian ‘80's soft-rock album is bae. <3 And Mihaela Runceanu is an amazing singer. It's tragedy that her life was taken prematurely in 1988.
But at least her voice will live on for generations of listeners to appreciate.
I've never heard of her before, but I listened to three of the songs in the videos and I already know she has a cult following somewhere.
Also read about her death--god, how awful. Thanks for sharing this!
When I was a kid in the 1980, I was obsessed with rock music and tried to get my hands on pretty much anything. If you've ever watch Gilmore Girls, I was a bit like an 80s version of Lane, just not quite as Korean (although one of my best friend then was Korean
) and I played guitar instead of drums. But music from the Eastern Bloc in the 80s was sadly out of reach, save for some bootlegs that a kid in the US like me wouldn't have had access to.
Back then, the most I could hope for in terms of hard-to-get European rock music would have been something like this--this is Grauzone, a Swiss German band that was part of the early Neue Deustche Welle music scene:https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bIIGKV27FaY
This video was created when they made the digital remaster of the single.
Now that I'm heading down Memory Lane talking about 80s German language music that referenced the Eastern Bloc and the Cold War, here's Falco, with his little masterpiece of 80s Cold War/Berlin drug culture double entendre.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dPCu8mQZWqU
From this song:
Er hat die Kraft und wir san klein und dumm
und dieser Frust macht uns stumm
And from "Eisbär":Ich möchte ein Eisbär sein
Im kalten Polar
Dann müsste ich nicht mehr schrei'n
Alles wär so klar
That was a hell of an era to grow up in.