One of life's purest of joys is hearing The Bangles' 'Manic Monday' on a Monday, and The Cure's 'Friday I'm In Love' on a Friday. Friday will have to wait for another day (pardon the semi-doesn't-quite-work pun) but let's all take a moment to lay some Monday-esque girl band love on those saucy saucy minxes, The Bangles.
In an era of some well good girl bands, The Bangles were known for injecting a bit of a 'rock 'n' roll edge into their own brand of pop tunes.
The Bangles appealed to a wide range of '80s chicks - from young whipper snappers like I was, to middle-aged women clinging on for dear life to the remnants of their bad-ass teenage years.
In 1986 I was 9 years old. I remember playing "Bangles" with the next-door neighbour whose house REEKED of that horrible fake Vegemite stuff, Promite (ick!), and Jenny from down the street with the horse that mistook my shoulder for an apple once. Obviously, I don't need to point out the #1 source of conflict between the three of us - which one of us would get to play Susanna Hoffs. In a band of saucy minxes, Susanna Hoffs was the sauciest of them all, with that saucy thing she did with her saucy eyes flicking side to side. Walk like an Egyptian indeed.
So empty that can of maximum hold hairspray onto your lovely locks girls, and get your 1986 girl band groove on ---> Clickety-click on the cover art to watch the music videos in all their cross-fading glory...