That Song Is Relevant!

A friend of mine recently pointed me to a web series called "Yacht Rock." According to Wikipedia, yacht rock is:
...the popular soft rock that peaked between the years of 1975 and 1984. Significant "yacht rockers" include Michael McDonald, Kenny Loggins, Christopher Cross and Toto. In the musical sense, yacht rock refers to the highly polished brand of soft rock that emanated from Southern California during the late 1970s and early 1980s. In part, the term relates to the stereotype of the yuppie yacht owner, enjoying smooth music while out for a sail. Additionally, since sailing was a popular leisure activity in Southern California, many "yacht rockers" made nautical references in their lyrics, videos, and album artwork, particularly the anthemic track "Sailing" by Christopher Cross.

The foundation of the yacht rock scene was a local pool of versatile session musicians who frequently played on each other's records. This professionalism often gave yacht rock recordings a high level of sophistication in composition, arrangement, and instrumental skill.
Intriguing. I was instructed to watch episode 12 (which is apparently the last episode of the show) to learn about the origins of the song "Danger Zone." It's a lovingly mocking look at a time in the '80s. Just a warning, some of the language is not safe for work. And now I have to go back and obsessively watch the previous 11 episodes.

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