Traffic sucks, so why not start your morning off with some music? You provide the toast and we'll provide the jams.
Do you like Huey Lewis and The News?
Their early work was a little too New Wave for my tastes, but when Sports came out in '83, I think they really came into their own, commercially and artistically.
The whole album has a clear, crisp sound, and a new sheen of consummate professionalism that really gives the songs a big boost. He's been compared to Elvis Costello, but I think Huey has a far more bitter, cynical sense of humor.
In '87, Huey released this, Fore, their most accomplished album. I think their undisputed masterpiece is "Hip to be Square", a song so catchy, most people probably don't listen to the lyrics.
But they should, because it's not just about the pleasures of conformity, and the importance of trends, it's also a personal statement about the band itself.