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Get some classic 80s rock with East Highway 1985 from Running Blue!
7 / 12 / 2022

Get ready to blaze down the highway with some classic 80s rock. This is the kinda track that that makes you think of uncertain times, with “Should I go or should I stay” vibes as you travel down the east highway. Running Blue have captured the ultimate in classic 80s Aus rock, and its name is East Highway 1985!

This track hearkens back to the influences of several legendary bands, and could be described as The Smiths meets *NSYNC, blended with the BLOC Party. The addictive bass riff will pull you into the lonely vocals and position you in the long and intriguing journey that the lyrics describe. If there’s one thing music like this is great at, it’s putting the listener in the shoes of a great story that will have you feeling a certain type of way. Not enough modern songs do this any more, and it’s up to the golden oldies rockers from pristine musical eras like the rebellious 80s to take us back – and that’s exactly what Running Blue have done. You’ll want to tear down that East Highway 1985 over and over again once you hear it. We’re glad to have the answer to “where should I run to” when you need to play a song that helps express complex and lost emotions – straight back to this track and to Running Blue’s catalogue! With plenty of remasters of their classic hits as well as new tracks like this, they’ve got something for everyone, and this fresh new era for the band is worth celebrating: and we can think of no better way than playing some more of this kind of heartachy, devil-may-care rock music.

Whether you knew the group by the names of either The Zilths or Running Blue, or whether you prefer the remasters of their old work or their new compositions, there’s plenty of them to go around for whatever flavour you like best! Running Blue are BACK, they’re here to stay, and we can’t get enough of them.

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Running Blue are a Blue Pie Records USA and Blue Pie Publishing USA ( ASCAP ) artist.


The Band Members:

Venues and Gigs:
The band played throughout 1985 and 1986 at many venues across Sydney including:

  • The Student Prince Hotel
  • The Rose of Australia Hotel
  • The White Horse Hotel
  • The St John’s Formal | Sydney University
  • The St Paul’s Formal | Sydney University
  • The Annandale Hotel
  • Riverview School Reunion Formal | Balmain Town Hall
  • The Band Comp | The Round House | UNSW

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