Larry & I have been listening the hell out of Sirius Satellite Radio – especially the 70s and 80s stations. Â You get the chance to hear some real deep cuts of songs you probably haven’t heard SINCE the 70s or 80s, and all without commercials. Â Well, one day Larry is all excited about a song and it ends up being The Pointer Sisters’ amazing song, “Automatic.” Â Talk about a blast from the past – it’s an epic song, but for me, it wasn’t just that one song that triggers Super Memory Time, it’s the fact that I had the entire album on cassette,Â Break Out.
Oh yes, my mom got me this tape as I HAD to have it because the Pointer Sisters were also the singers of my ridiculously favorite song at the time, “Neutron Dance.” Â I had to have listened to this album so many times because hello, it also had “Jump (For My Love)”, “I’m So Excited”, and “I Need You.” Â So yeah, I knew “Automatic” very well but hadn’t really listened to it or any of the Pointer Sisters music intentionally in a pretty long while. Â
You know what? Â “Automatic” is a RIDICULOUSLY good song. Â It still is. Â The other songs on Break Out can definitely sound dated from the 1980s (yet they’re still a lot of fun), but “Automatic” has a sound and feel that is just as good now as it was then. Â It has to be that good still because Larry & I can’t stop listening to it. Â Trust me, you’ll enjoy the few minutes you spend watching the clip up top or at the very least, just listening to it. Â Someone needs to remix and modernize the hell out of that song as it could be a lot of fun in an inspired new version.