I'm baffled by the moronic lead of this Seattle Post-Intelligencer post
It's hard to hear Men at Work's "Down Under" without shuddering at just how truly bad music was in the '80s
1) Yes, all music was truly bad in the '80s, and do you know what else was truly bad in the '80s? Film, theater, visual art, dance and the entirety of culture, and everything else. Well done. Glad that's settled. Very helpful.
2) Is "Down Under" actually bad? I'll admit the tune has a nostalgic hold on me, and nostalgia has a way of making bad things good. But I do think this is a fairly nifty bit of songcraft. Memorable hook, funny lyrics, inventive arrangement. I learned things from that song, like the fact of Vegemite. Colin Hay is a distinctive singer.