Tuesday, November 7, 2017

THINKMAN - BEST ADVENTURES

Hello and welcome back... Must admit, I've never heard of this song till the other day.

Released in 1986, 'Best Adventures' was track #1 on the album 'The Formula'

Apart from having a killer sound, Best adventures relies heavy on that Drum Sound due to the fact there are 2 drum kits used in this track.
You will find this track in the 80s TV series 'Miami Vice' (episode - Red Tape) (S3 E19)

Lead singer of the band 'Thinkman' is 'Rupert Hine', a well know U.K singer, musician and producer.
Some of the artists Rupert has produced for =
Tina Turner
Howard Jones
Saga
The Fixx
Thompson Twins
Stevie Nicks
Chris de Burgh
Suzanne Vega
Rush
Underworld

In fact, Thinkman is Rupert Hine (solo project but presented as a group) with actors used in TV performances such as Top of the Pops.

Many thanks to 80s on Speed website for opening my eyes (and ears) to this amazing track/album because in Australia, Thinkman / Rupert Hine was never heard.

THINKMAN - BEST ADVENTURES  (1986)



#Thinkman
#RupertHine
#Electronic80s







Saturday, October 21, 2017

98 ALBUMS YOU NEED TO HEAR BEFORE THE WORLD ENDS - NEW WEBSITE

Hello and welcome back... You may have noticed that the posts on this site have been a bit limited. This is because of 2 things.

1. I have started a new site called '98 Albums you need to hear before the World Ends'.
I wanted to create a site that lists all my favorite albums of all time (not just 80s) although most will be from the 80s.
I hope to turn this into a book one day.
Also i will be giving you, the listener, the option at the end to get your hands on the AAC (320kbps) versions of all 98 albums for you to listen to.

Some of these albums are pretty rare and hard to find on CD.

Take a Look, Take a listen = http://98albums.blogspot.com.au/

2. Ive run out of ideas of Electronic80s, but not to fear, i will add as tracks come to mind :)

Please also consider making a small donation on the top right of this page, its much appreciated and really makes my day.

Many Thanks, hope you like the new page. 

Friday, September 15, 2017

AUSTRALIAN CRAWL - WHITE LIMBO

Hello and welcome back.. Not necessarily a electronic band but in this track, a heavy use of electronic drums?, well it sounds like it.

From the 1983 'Semantics' album, White Limbo has be one of my fav songs from Aust Crawl along with the track 'Reckless' also from this album.

White Limbo has an amazing sound acoustics when played on a good set of headphones or speakers. Sadly White Limbo was not released as a single..  Check it out (Oh, Those Drums) :)

AUSTRALIAN CRAWL - WHITE LIMBO



AUSTRALIAN CRAWL - RECKLESS (Don't Be So)



LINKS

https://www.australiancrawl.com/store/

https://www.australiancrawl.com/store/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/australian-crawl/id14128589



#AustralianCrawl
#austcrawl
#Electronic80s


 

Thursday, August 31, 2017

ATOMIC BLONDE SOUNDTRACK

Hello and welcome back... A few posts back, i mentioned a new movie out called Atomic Blonde.

Its a movie based in Germany 1989.

I managed to go see Atomic Blonde at the movies and can say, its brilliant movie... Gritty, hard edged and a wicked soundtrack to boot.

The best track... That's a difficult one -
New Order - Blue Monday is excellent but i would have to say Re-Flex - Politics of Dancing, this song is played at a nightclub and at the start of a sex scene.
That bassline is to die for.

SOUNDTRACK LIST
1. Cat People (Putting Out the Fire) – David Bowie
2. Major Tom (Völlig Losgelöst) – Peter Schilling
3. Blue Monday – Health
4. C*Cks*Cker – Tyler Bates
5. 99 Luftballons – Nena
6. Father Figure – George Michael
7. Der Commissar – After the Fire
8. Cities in Dust – Siouxsie and the Banshees
9. The Politics of Dancing – Re-Flex
10. Stigmata – Marilyn Manson & Tyler Bates
11. Demonstration – Tyler Bates
12. I Ran (So Far Away) – A Flock of Seagulls
13. 99 Luftballons – Kaleida
14. Voices Carry – Til Tuesday
15. London Calling – The Clash
16. Finding the Uhf Device – Tyler Bates

LINKS

https://drive.google.com/drive/folders/0B0MI8-exg4xDR1JfQ0FMUlZ4S2c?usp=sharing

http://www.imdb.com/title/tt2406566/

If you get the chance to see it, its well worth it, highly recommended :)

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Friday, August 25, 2017

J. GEILS BAND - COME BACK

Hello and welcome back... Love this, amazing sound.

From the 'Love Stinks' album from 1980 came this wicked track, heavy on the synths and those guitars... WOW

Its pretty good, considering in 1980, Synths were not that predominant in main stream music, where rock and punk still lived...

A sign of things to come? Yes it was.

Play LOUD :)

J.GEILS BAND - COME BACK  (1980)


'Come Back' made it to #24 in the Canadian music charts. #32 U.S, #34 Australia.
 
Sadly in April 2017, John J. Geils (lead Guitars), passed away, he was 71 years young.  RIP


LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/thejgeilsband

http://www.allmusic.com/artist/j-geils-band-mn0000776994

https://www.discogs.com/artist/254416-The-J-Geils-Band

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/the-j-geils-band/id149940



#J.Geils
#JGeilsBand
#electronic80s