"I've seen the future ... I can't afford it"
ABC's Martin Fry wasn't merely a singer -- he was a visionary, a prophet, the Nostradamus of the New Romantics ... and a snappy dresser with great hair! Who knew his opening lyrics to "How to be a Millionaire" would end up being the perfect campaign song for just about any politician in the upcoming election? [Watch the video]
The song appears on ABC's 1985 album titled "How to be a ... Zillionaire," of which there are no less than four different editions floating around among ABC fans.
Take a closer look at the lyrics for "Millionaire." Is Fry dissing our beloved Vegas -- or making a broader comment on how society is for sale now to the highest bidder?
Is roulette and blackjacks gonna build us a paradise?
Larger than life and twice as ugly.
If we have to live there, you’ll have to drug me.
I'll get a chance to ask him: Martin Fry is our guest on the Stuck in the 80s podcast next week. So if you have a question you'd like me to ask him, fire off with a comment. (Question No. 1: Tell me, tell me, how to be a millionaire.)