Sunday, August 30, 2009
As if the term "oldies" wasn't annoying enough for you, how about when some no-name company repackages overstock of hit singles from the 80's and pushes it off as a "golden oldie". The Human League's "Don't You Want Me" is a far cry from an "oldie". Even now - roughly 15 years from this repackaing to hit the shelves. They even went as far as printing the song title AND their cat# on the packaging. The printing is really what pushes me over the edge. The fact that they printed the name of the song and group on the packaging means that the packaging and advertisement of a 1981 mainstream pop dance hit as a "golden oldie" was a conscious decision by this company. Imagine the startled elderly.