Breakfast Hours

Mr. Rogers says I can’t put the “Toilet Cereal” picture in this post… and I have to do what he says.

You should always start your day with a nutritious breakfast…. unless you wake up at 8 PM like I do and nobody wants to serve bacon at that ungodly hour.  The Nest wants to help your ears build strong bones (hammer, anvil and stirrup!) on this early Monday morning.  That means it’s time for us to dig out another cheesy prize out of that giant box full of truly outrageous licensed cereal we like to call the Dusty Vinyl Archive!  DJ Scratchy is ready to pour some sugar all over your bowl of Crispy Critters, while the Sponkies are made to drink both a glass of milk AND a glass of orange juice, which always appeared in EVERY CEREAL AD in the 80’s.  Today’s song is part of a balanced breakfast…

When someone mentions the Breakfast Club these days, no doubt your thoughts go back to those crappy Brat Pack movies that the mid 80’s was rife with.  And maybe even this shitty song that everyone, including the band that performed it, absolutely fucking hates…. but that radio stations still play the hell out of these days because, well, everyone that lived through the 80’s loved that song and movie, right?

Won’t you PLEASE forget about me.

Pity a poor band from the Big Apple who just happened to be named….. oh, Breakfast Club, seeing their name become famous for something other than their music thanks to that 1985 movie.  The musical Breakfast Club had been around since the late 70’s, but it took until 1987 before they finally were able to shout over the brats in detention and get a little name recognition of their own.  And that came via this awesome dance track that went all the way up to #7 for the group’s only hit, “Right on Track”…

Just as the group got buried for being the “other” Breakfast Club, this jamming 80’s groove also got lost in the shuffle of so many other great late 80’s dance songs that oldies radio seems to have forgotten about.  It was the Club’s only hit, but it’s a song even ten-hit wonders would be proud to own up to creating.

Like me…. hmmmm, wait. Those guys look familiar!

Breakfast Club not only is a forgotten OHW of the 80’s, but they pulled off the feat despite having had two other very famous musicians in the group at certain times in their decade of existence!  Madonna was the drummer for Breakfast Club in the early 80’s back when she may have actually still been like a virgin.  And just like he tagged along with Journey after they made it big, the man who would later become famous as “that other judge” on American Idol came by to jam with Breakfast Club after their success with “Right on Track.”  You know who I’m talking about, dawg…

Who’s more annoying…. Randy Jackson or Steve Perry? Who cares, shut off both of their mics.

Breakfast Club does have one other small claim to “fame.”  Their final single before disbanding was a cover of the Beatles “Drive My Car,” which you may remember was featured in the 1988 movie License to Drive.  Or maybe not since that film is pretty much only remembered for the coffee on the dashboard scene…

If my breakfast spills on my shirt, you FAIL this post!

I’ll be right on track with another lost song for you early risers next Monday…


About evilsquirrel13

Bored former 30-something who has nothing better to do with his life than draw cartoon squirrels.
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16 Responses to Breakfast Hours

  1. BB&Y says:

    So you aren’t an 80s fan? Lol some generations have songs that you just cant help to remember the words. #80schild Digging your posts!

    • Ha! I’m all about the 80’s… but even I didn’t like everything. Like the Brat pack movies and those overplayed songs they spawned (Which reminds me, I need to do John Parr’s OTHER hit on the DVA sometime)…

  2. I remember that one for sure…….an excellent dance track.


  3. ghostmmnc says:

    I’d never heard of that band or their song. I don’t much care for it. But, I do like all those 80s movies and the songs played on them. 🙂

  4. That is forgettable. I don’t remember ever hearing it. I didn’t know Randy Jackson ever played with Journey either. Wow. I never knew Madonna was a drummer. That must have been cute back when she was in her sort of unorganized wild haired girl stage. I’ve said it before and I’ll say it again – I always learn something here on Mondays. I’d still like to go to a Giants game one day and end up with a seat next to Steve Perry. The last time we went a fly ball landed in my husband’s beer so ANYTHING is possible.

    • Randy played with Journey on the Raised on Radio tour, which actually spawned one of the few songs of theirs I really like, Squirrel, er, Girl Can’t Help It. Then I guess he found this group… and probably a lot of other groups nobody remembers. A fly ball never found my beer at a ballgame (Likely since I don’t drink beer), but I did drop a homerun that sailed right into my glove before. Nothing like coughing up the souvenir of a lifetime…

  5. Had no idea about Madonna’s earlier involvement with this group. Wow!

  6. Well, the MOVIE was Owen’s favorite when he was a teenager. Whatever that means.

  7. Ally Bean says:

    I liked the Brat Pack movies. But most of the rest of the 80s is kind of a blur for me. Funny what a person remembers from one decade to the next.

  8. draliman says:

    Ha, yeah, he fails his test when the coffee falls off the dashboard…
    I reckon that song would have been better with Madonna still on the drums. I bet she rocked.
    An okay song, but it’s certainly no “Don’t you forget about me”…

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