The Vibe of Vice by Flashlites Productions
Over the last three years AOR Disco has focused on music from 1968-1982. There have been a few exceptions to this but the final years of the Golden Age of AOR have been neglected. The makers of Yacht Rock got it right when they ended the series in 1986 - the year which saw the release of Michael McDonald's last major hit, the break-up of Journey and the arrival of the poodle bands like Bon Jovi whose success led to the grunge backlash five years later which killed AOR off for good. So it's long-overdue that we feature a mix which captures the spirit of the mid-1980s, before it all went wrong, and who better to ask than CJ of Flashlites Productions whose five volume Ready 4 Airplay series has documented the progression of the classic American FM radio sound. For CJ the defining context for mid-80s AOR is Miami Vice so here it is: "The Vibe of Vice", featuring a mixture of original tracks and new edits, with samples from Miami Vice Season 1 and the Miami Vice Pepsi Ad from 1985.