Episode 191: The stars have aligned, and Joe and Kari have now BOTH seen the new(ish) Whitney Houston movie, so get ready for a discussion in Tidbits.
The Main Event: Billboard Flashback 1/19/1985. (Feel free to follow along with the issue, you can find it at worldradiohistory.com). A front-page ad from RCA Records doesn't exactly inspire confidence, find out if their money was well-spent on NYC act The Nails. The Ramones were also hitting the pages of Billboard that week, as well as fellow rocker George Thorogood (too late to change the name to ThoroBAD?).
The Kinks, The Textones and the Egyptian Magician (ahem, Egyptian LOVER) are also mentioned in the mag. You don't need a coupon from your Uncle Freddy to enjoy this week's episode of HRT80s!