Besides Sloppy Joe Night at my apt watching "Community" on NBC is by far and away the highlight of my week. Where other sitcoms fail Community is rich in its original characters, absurdist's humor and knee deep cut homages to our pop cultures past. A full episode was once burned off on reimagining "My Dinner With Andre, a reference lost on just about everyone still clinging to their well deceased Thursday night "Must See TV" programming dreams. The show walks around strutting some real brass" I don't give a Fuck" balls. No more so when that given week's episode takes place in Abed and Troy's apt and it's featured Dreamatorium, a physical space that lets their imaginations run wild.
If the Community show runners knew what was good for them they'd throw some Bose in wall speakers into the room and pump in Miami Nights 1984's Turbulence. This album is a sonic dreamatorium. Not only that but the album art fucking reeks of Dreamatorium imagination and electric. It is the stuff of dreams, of not the non wet variety.
So i ask Dan Harmon do you hear me?
Do you want to keep doing your Community thing while also getting your groove on?
What better way to buck the norm, while also reveling in honoring the past, then by rocking the popped out 80's synth burners found on this album.
It's not like the ratings could get worse.
Abed could crank the intro ("MN84 theme")and immediately be turned into a taller, more middle eastern Joel Goodson on a mission to get fucked, get his mom's Faberge crystal egg, and get a further education than Greendale or Princeton.
Fuck it let's flip the script and Instead Abed/Joel could lose the prostitute with the heart of slightly tarnished gold, pick up best pal Troy and burn their way across the neon electric landscape of yesterday's, tomorrow powered by the Tangerine Dream soaked jams pouring out of Miami Nights 1984's debut LP. In or out of the Dreamatorium I can't imagine a better soundtrack. This is some serious street hawking noise that will have anyone and everyone popping on shades 24/7 as they drive down a glowing neon super highway.
I just want to crank the volume and treat my life like a living breathing version of Outrun with this album as the soundtrack. Fuck maybe if the producers of Drive thought to chat up Miami Nights 1984 for added soundtracking they would have sold a few more tickets. No offense to Cliff Martinez and Co because they made a stellar soundtrack but Turbulence is rich in energy that drives you to heights that you might not have reached without the assistance of a few rails of 80's industrial strength ear cocaine. For shit's sake I've thrown down references to "Street Hawk" and "My Dinner With Andre" thanks to Miami Nights 1984's "New Tomorrow".
Turbulance is a helluva drug.
I want and need this album to pump through my mind's jan hammer throughout the day. Life feels more alive while the synths and beats wash over you. Just sitting here typing this sentence while "The Getaway" plays makes me feel like Zero Cool burning through limitless code and mountain dew. I'm telling you this album will make you that much more dynamic.Go ahead and download Turbulance, get inside your own personal dreamatorium and pull a Sonny Crocket and ask Miami Nights 1984 if what we had was real.
The answer might surprise you.
For added effect go sockless while you rock this.