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Never Found in the '80s: Let's Active 'Every Word Means No'



Looking for leather jackets, spiked hair, and an angry attitude? Looking for a dangerous band of rockers? Well, keep looking. This installment of Never Found in the 80s features the decidedly not dangerous band from North Carolina, Let’s Active.

Every Word Means No is an excellent example of Let’s Active’s jangly alternative pop that never found its way into the mainstream in the 80s. The video is so non-threatening, so gentle, and so sweet. I mean there are puppies in it! Puppies! (Echoes of Cathy Wos, anyone?)

Band leader, Mitch Easter, was also a record producer at that time. He coproduced the early releases by the much better known R.E.M and many other artists in the 80s. Let’s Active broke up in 1990, but Mitch still records and performs his own material, as well as producing other artists’ records.

- Jim “Dr. Dim” Fitzsimons, guest blogger


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