LYRICS FROM "LIVING IN THE PLASTIC AGE"
They send the heart police to put you under
And as they drag you through the door
They tell you that you've failed the test.
Living in the plastic age;
Looking only half my age.
Hello doctor lift my face;
I wish my skin could stand the pace.
Album Review: The Buggles' album The Age of Plastic is most famous for spawning the hit song "Video Killed the Radio Star," which MTV used as its first video when it burst onto the airwaves two decades ago.
But the album is much deeper than that. It's a musical exploration of the alienation, sterility, and frustration that may turn out to be part of a post-modern, possibly post-apocalyptic society. While that may not sound like a very appealing theme, the ultra-talented duo of Goeff Downes and Trevor Horn pull it off with aplomb, creating one of the most remarkable albums of the 1980s.
With one foot in the progressive-rock world and the other in alternative pop, The Age of Plastic simultaneously thrills, intrigues, and haunts the listener. A definite A+.