It would have been the summer of about 1990 or 1991 and I was mowing lawns to earn a little money, and listening to “Full Moon Fever” on my cassette walkman [turned up loud so I could hear it over the mower engine].
I’ve just finished reading Ernest Cline’s “Armada”, it was okay but I enjoyed his first book “Ready Player One” more.
What I liked about Armada was the Links it makes to sci-fi and other films and tv of my childhood in the 70’s & 80’s. If you’re not familiar with Str Wars, Star Trek, Iron Eagle, Top Gun, Battlestar Galactica, you’ll probably not enjoy it at all.
It also leans heavily on a music playlist. Someone has created the playlist on Spotify, so if you’ve also read the book, you can listen to it here.
I enjoy watching these videos, I’m always impressed by the fact that they pull off such a performance. Great long shots over the drummers, who all appear to be in time with one another.