Monday, September 1, 2014

PSYCHEDELIC FURS

Hello and welcome back... U.K band "Psychedelic Furs" have always been a favorite of mine, hearing the song 'Love My Way' played thru the 80s on Sydney radio '2SM - Rock of the 80s'.

Their music was classed as 'Post-Punk' or 'New Wave', or 'Rock'

 The Psychedelic Furs (sometimes known as 'The Furs') consisted of brothers 'Richard (lead vocals) and Tim Butler' (Bass Guitar)









Other members included Duncan Kilburn (left 1982) (Sax), Vince Ely (replacing Paul Wilson in 1980)-(Drums), Roger Morris (left 1982) (Guitars) and John Ashton (Guitars)

The Furs released 7 studio albums to date and a slather of singles... Possibly their biggest break was the song 'Pretty in Pink', used in the movie with the same name ( movie director / producer John Hughes), this pushed a re-recorded version to No18 on the U.K music charts.


Songs I like from the Psychedelic Furs are 'Heartbreak Beat'(1987), 'Heaven'(1984), 'Pretty in Pink'(1981-86) and my biggest fav 'Love My Way'(1982)... Its pure 80s, Sound and vision.... So Good..









LOVE MY WAY




HEARTBREAK BEAT




HEAVEN




PRETTY IN PINK          (Thanks to Ignazio Deddu for the video)




LINKS

http://www.thepsychedelicfurs.com/

https://www.facebook.com/psychedelicfurs

http://psychedelicfurs.co.uk/furs/

https://twitter.com/pfurs

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/the-psychedelic-furs/id515449




#electronic80s
#pfurs





Friday, August 29, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - VOL 8 (Music Download)



Hello and welcome back... To the biggest and most RAD "Sounds like the 80s" Mixtape of the year so far

With tasty 80s sounding tracks from 'Bunny X, Divine Knights, Future Holotape. Killstarr, & Starflight"

Also Shiny new tracks from 80s legends "Erasure, Laserdance & Visage"

Hit record on your tapedeck now...

LISTEN /DOWNLOAD HERE


TRACK LISTING

1. Bunny X - Potential
2. Erasure - Elevation
3. La Roux - Cruel Sexuality
4. Laserdance - Moon Machine
5. Boron Von Luxxury - Glass Candy
6. Client Liaison - Queen
7. Divine Knights - Hearts on Fire
8. Future Holotape - Summer in Love
9. Killstarr - Dark City
10. Visage - Dreamer I Know
11. Starflight - She wants an Angel
12. Vanello - Rock the Space
13. Lifelike - Silicon Love
14. Retrosound - Hot City (Ft Korg Polysix)



ERASURE - ELEVATION




CLIENT LIAISON - QUEEN




VISAGE - DREAMER I KNOW




STARFLIGHT - SHE WANTS AN ANGEL





#electronic80s
#soundslikethe80s





Monday, August 25, 2014

BUNNY X - POTENTIAL (Sounds like the 80s)


Hello and welcome back.... Stunning song to start the week, Love this.

Italo Disco / Hi-NRG group "Bunny X" hails from New York and consists of members - Abigail Ferguson, Mary Hanley and Conrad Kaneshiro

I first heard this song as it hit No2 on the 'Club 80s New Generation Italo NRG Top 40 Charts' and instantly warmed to its lush 80s vibes, Sooo Goood.


BUNNY X - POTENTIAL   (Thanks to New Generation Italo-Spacesynth4ever! for the video)




LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/bunnyXmusic

https://soundcloud.com/bunny-x

https://bunnyx.bandpage.com/


SORRY, Couldn't go past this... I Never Wanted To Say Goodbye (honestly :))













Friday, August 22, 2014

WATCHING TV IN THE 80S - PART 6

Hello and welcome back... Continuing with 80sTV series.

I can remember watching these programs when I was a young lad.

Sadly some videos aren't available (copyright issues) and my memory is pretty crap but its fun to watch.

If you missed the other 5 posts, you can see them HERE

Some really good episodes in this post, hope you enjoy :)






SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN -  Season 3 Ep 17  (Thanks to myjvs007 for the video)





THE YOUNG ONES - Season 1 Ep4 (Bomb) (Thanks to johnnyzombie69 for the video)






THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO -Season 2 Ep12  (Thanks to Steve J for the video)




SMALL WONDER  - Season 1 Ep1  (Thanks to ame457 for the video)




GET SMART  - Season 5 Ep3     (Thanks to katrin flaume for the video)




MARRIED WITH CHILDREN  - Season 2 Ep 4   (Thanks to john popper for the video)







#80stv
#electronic80s



Thursday, August 21, 2014

LIO - AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Keeping with the French theme (see previous post) comes this song.

Belgian pop singer "Lio" (Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos) (wow), had several hits in the early 80s including 'Banana Split', 'La reine des pommes' and this catchy number " Amoureux Solitaires".

'Banana Split' and 'Amoureux Solitaires'both made it to No1 in the French music charts.

So French, So Chic but very annoying, the fact that once you hear it...it wont leave your head (you have been warned :))


LIO - AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES   (Thanks to BATCARIOCA for the video)




LIO - BANANA SPLIT   (Thanks to kksgae for the video)




LIO - LA REINE DES POMMES  (Thanks to yalita76 for the video)





Reminds me of German singer "Nena" from 1984



#lio
#electronic80s