Surprised I haven't featured them before now. A brief explanation is required as to how I got here. Last Monday on the always excellent "Sounds of Europe" (www.gu2.co.uk) Rachel and Keira played Sergey Lazarev's cover version of "Shattered Dreams". Of course, being of a certain age where I remember the mid-to-late 80s original by Johnny Hates Jazz, I thought this would be a good one to feature tonight.
JHJ were a pop band and "Shattered Dreams" was their debut hit in the UK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cX-8MHKuQ5I
I liked that, and I liked "I Don't Want To Be A Hero" even more. For a pop song of its time, the anti-war sentiment is as relevant today as it's ever been: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uKSgxQSk2UM&feature=related