COVERED: Buggles vs. Kenna

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In 1980, Island Records released the debut album by The Buggles, The Age Of Plastic. It featured Trevor Horn, Geoff Downes, and Bruce Woolley. While Woolley was not shown on the cover of The Age Of Plastic, he was in the video for “Video Killed The Radio Star”, the album’s first single. The album featured other great songs like “Living In The Plastic Age”, “Astroboy (And the Proles on Parade)”. and the awesome “I Love You (Miss Robot)”. During the same year, Horn and Downes would become members of Yes for the album Drama, which left some wondering if Yes should continue on as a band, as Horn essentially replaced original vocalist Anderson. The band eventually did break up. The Buggles were barely a blip in the United States until August 1, 1981, when a brand new cable network called MTV: Music Television, showed “Video Killed The Radio Star” as their first means of programming. From that point on, it would also help put Horn on the man as a producer. Two years later, Horn would end up producing Yes’ big comeback album, 90125.

Kenna is an artist from Virginia who dabbles in soul, synth pop, and a bit of electronic wizardry. Having made music since the late 90’s, he has been pushing himself to be at the top of his game, and has been successful in doing so. He has just released a song called “Relations (An Ode To You & Me)”, the cover of which is an homage to Trevor Horn and the plug through his neck that electrifies him. One can say that perhaps his music does the same for Kenna, or maybe as a means for you to plug yourself as well for a bit of mutual musical harmony. Plug in.

If you like the song below, you may download the track for free while supplies last by clicking here (9.1mb).

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