Thursday, November 5, 2009

Perestroika Pop

I don't know what's going on here; I'm not sure I want to. I just want to encourage all of you to fall helplessly into this little slice of 80s heaven à la Russe. I'm finding it hard to believe that it's not some kind of Toni Basil-choreographed parody, but it's evidently the real thing.

The terrifying girl singer (who reminds me of Janis Ian on acid) aside, all involved look rather sheepish, as well they might. Still, it must have a seemed a breath of fresh air at the time, don't you think?


  1. Raisa and the Raisa-nettes?

    Something a little Saved by the Bell about it.

  2. I'm sure the Russian version of "Behind the Music" on these guys was something to see.

    So totally Janis Ian.

  3. I'm very inspired by this video. Wasn't Janis Ian on acid back then anyway?