Big Country – “In a Big Country” – (1983)

Much like the Escape Club’s “Wild, Wild West” we featured last week, I have this song thoroughly confused, chronologically speaking. Not sure why, other than it reminded me of that song, which I also thought was from the 1990s. This one isn’t even close, having been released in 1983. It’s considered New Wave, but it doesn’t sound anything like the other New Wave hits of the period. There is something else to be said of any band whose first album includes a song that is nearly identical to the name of the band. It almost guarantees that you won’t have another big hit because one and two will always be associated with each other (I’m trying to think of another example right of the top of my head and am failing). I guess all of this doesn’t matter because this song absolutely kicks ass.