Back when we were first making records, you didn't just make the music, you put a great deal of energy into the way it looked, and every word that was written on the whole thing." - Ann
Music became less understandable in the wake of the new MTV era. You weren't supposed to be anything other than a pop star, to not go deeper than that. It was really strange. It was suffocating, image-wise. What you could talk about in a song changed; if you were misunderstood, you were really misunderstood - taken literally.
You have to also provide a video for it, look a certain way and big hair. If you're a woman it's even more strange with fake fingernails and corsets and all this stuff that was big in the 80's.
People talk about each other in the worst way, especially when you become a product for sale. You're just a thing. - Ann