For those of us that enjoyed this cool song of the 1980’s and enjoy hearing it on the radio – even though such a playing was/is an extremely rare occurrence, in deed - I say this remake and it's playing on the radio was/is long overdue, as was/is this blog entry. (I mean..., the remake is from about Y2K.) Hopefully, the radio stations might play it again/some more. The song is pretty cool and the remake contains both German and English (as opposed two different original versions, one in each language).
But, of course, many of the radio stations of our land often seem to have no clue concerning what people would like to hear most of the time, apparently. The stations prefer to take advantage of their limited monopolies, play whatever lame music that is cheap and they prefer to play, and only really seem to care about selling advertising time and typically seem to care nothing about the integrity of the music played on the airwaves of their radio stations. (Sorry about the rant.)
PS. Think the Feds would allow me to open a radio station that would play better music than most? :)
See it for yourself:
99 Red Balloons - Goldfinger
Note: Feb. 7th, 2014. I guess Goldfinger is big now (or bigger maybe) and with VEVO so you have to watch the video here:
Dig the original too:
99 Red Balloons - Nena
Another Note: Feb. 7th, 2014. It is worth mentioning that the concerns relayed in the "99 Red Balloons" song were real for those of us that lived during the 1970s as well as probably any decade prior to the fall of the Berlin Wall - especially for the children who could not understand what it all meant. We were always fearful and we were told that at nearly any moment the Soviets likely were going to roll their tanks into West Germany in an effort to "communize" the West.
Also, I should mention in this after-thought, that it seems to me that commercial radio in much of the nation has improved, maybe significantly so since my original blog entry/rant above. Sometimes I voice my assessment of the entertainment quality of regional radio in my road-trip blog; located at: http://theultimateroadtripamericac2c.blogspot.com/.