HERC is not above celebrating the little things in life; things like happy accidents. It was a happy accident when he found Martin's View while researching Heaven 17. It was a happy accident when he found The CD Project while researching Rhino's Just Can't Get Enough series. Another happy accident occurred when HERC was researching The Kings - he found Steve Peake's feature on them and Steve's ongoing series of Forgotten Gems of the '80s which is about to celebrate it's seven year anniversary! That's right, for nearly seven years now, Steve has shone the spotlight on a song (and at least once a band) that he feels deserves more attention or as Steve says:
Here's a look at some of the greatest songs of the '80s that sometimes get lost in the thick fabric of passing time. We're all pretty familiar with many '80s classics, but when was the last time you heard these on the radio?
HERC started Starring those songs he didn't remember on Spotify for "further review" and then he went back to the very first post in the series and created an entire playlist of Peake's Picks - to date it is 272 tracks.