As well as my most excellent Simple Minds CD (which could do what Eric Clapton's unplugged album did for acoustic) I have Best Of compilations of Human League and also Orchestral Maneuvers in the Dark. I am pleased that Radio 2 have finally moved on to my generation's music but it does seem that they stick to the Big Hair rock version of late 70's/early-to-mid 80's music: Bon Jovi et al. There was such variety in fact: Punk, New Romantic, New Wave and second generation Ska, ie The Specials and Madness. I suppose early Grunge is my generation's too, seeing as I am only two years older than Kurt Kobain RIP.
Yes. Spandau Ballet gets a lot of airtime (never my favourites) and I expect this is more to do with the Kemp brothers being BBC actors.
Otherwise it is as though none of this music ever existed. Queen still gets done to death and it now features on furniture adverts - sacrilege !
Is Kevin ever happy ?