Monday, February 13, 2017

DEAR ENEMY - RANSOM NOTE (Classix Album Series)


Band Name = Dear Enemy
Formed = 1982
Nationality - Australian
Genre = Synth Pop / Rock
Album Name = Ransom Note
Year Album Released = 1983
No of Tracks = 9 (And Beyond - 18)

MEMBERS
Ron Martini (Vocals)
Chris Langford (Guitar)
Les Barker (Guitar) (Ex Benders)
Martin Fisher (Synths) (Ex Little Heroes' Swanee)
Peter Leslie (Bass) (Ex Little Heroes)
Ian Morrison (Drums)

No of Tracks = 9 (And Beyond - 18)
Track Names
1. Computer One
2. The Good Life
3. Talkin To You
4. All Through the Night
5. Kids on the Street
6. On the Line
7. Restless
8. Bit of your Heart
9. Day to Day

TRACKS TO CHECK OUT =
Computer One
The Good Life
Day to Day

NOTES = One of my Fav bands..
Blending rhythmic guitars, Strong Vocals, & Sweeping Synths I'm surprised this band wasn't bigger than they were.
Formed in Melbourne (Australia), Dear Enemy came out of the gates too fast and shot on the charts with the track 'Computer One' (#5 Aust Charts).
Sadly what goes up must come down and even know 'Ransom Note' was an excellent album, they couldn't catch the same train that took them to the top spot.

In 1999, The album 'Ransom Note and Beyond' was released adding 9 extra tracks being...
New Hero
Stay
Your Right Your Right
It was you I was looking For
Hold On
Wild Child
Love Flows
Looking For your Love
In the heat of the Night

Currently, the album 'Ransom Note and Beyond' (CD) is available on website Discogs for $540..

I have this album on CD and not selling :)



VIDEOS

COMPUTER ONE



THE GOOD LIFE



LINKS

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD 'RANSOM NOTE' HERE (LIMITED TIME)
Album is in aac format (Apple - sounds better than MP3), Click on link on the bottom that says "No Thanks, Continue to Download" then click Download (Top Right Corner) to listen

https://www.discogs.com/Dear-Enemy-Ransom-Note-Beyond/release/1575985

https://www.discogs.com/Dear-Enemy-Ransom-Note/release/2394901

https://www.amazon.com/Ransom-Note-Dear-Enemy/dp/B00411WY6M

http://www.musicstack.com/album/dear+enemy/ransom+note

#DearEnemy
#Dear Enemy
#Electronic80s

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YAZOO - THE STORY BEHIND THE BAND

Hello and welcome back... Found this interesting..

I am a huge fan of Yazoo (Yaz in America) with Vince Clarke (Synth God) meets Alison Moyet

This is their story..

YAZOO - A SHORT FILM
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

KOO DE TAH - THINK OF ME (Flashback)

KOO DE TAH - THINK OF ME  (1983)

REAL LIFE - HEARTLAND (Classix Album) (UPDATED)


Hello and welcome back...First in our Classix Album Series...

Band Name = Real Life
Album Name = Heartland
Year Released = 1983 (U.S - 1984)
Charts = #10 (Swiss), 
Nationality - Australia
Genre - Synthpop / New Wave

Members -
David Sterry (Vocals, Guitar) (ex Kush)
Alan Johnson (Bass, Bass Synth)
Danny Simcic (Drums)
Richard Zatorski (Synths, Sequencers) (ex Kush)

Tracks - 10
Track Names =
01 - Send Me an Angel (re-released 1989)
02 - Catch me i'm Falling
03 - Under the Hammer
04 - Heartland
05 - Breaking Point
06 - Broken Again
07 - Always
08 - Openhearted
09 - Exploding Bullets
10 - Burning Blue

Worthy Tracks -
Catch me i'm Falling
Send me an Angel
Always
Burning Blue

Rating - 8/10

Notes - Real Life hailed from Melbourne (Australia), formed in 1982..
Real Life was one of the first bands to use the Roland G-707 Guitar Synth.
Heartland has lashings of stunning melodic synth sounds, electronic drums (used extensively in this album) and voice synths.
Hard to get on CD (original from Germany)...
I have this album on Vinyl :) (wish i had it on CD)

 VIDEOS

SEND ME AN ANGEL



CATCH ME I'M FALLING



ALWAYS          





BURNING BLUE  (Love the electronic drums)



FULL ALBUM



LINKS

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE (LIMITED TIME)

https://www.discogs.com/Real-Life-Heartland/master/81749

https://theanalogkidblog.com/2016/02/18/the-lost-boys-hard-to-find-80s-albums-real-lifes-heartland/


#RealLife
#Real Life
#Classix Album
#Electronic80s




CLASSIX ALBUMS - NEW SEGMENT (UPDATE)

Hello and welcome back... New segment on Electronic80s called 'Classix Albums'

What is Classix Albums?

Classix Albums are albums that I like.. I can listen to the album from first track till the end with no bad songs in-between.

A Classic Album may have been an album that was popular back in the 80s but just because it had a few hit songs, but it doesn't make it a Classix Album.

The Australian market was different to the U.K or American market so some albums you may not have heard before... Enjoy, You may stumble across something new.

*** UPDATE*** Look for the link on the page so you can have a listen... Im using dropbox..
When the popup says to sign in, sroll down the bottom where it says 'No Thanks, Continue to Download' then go to top right corner and click Download.

File is in AAC format (i use iTunes) The sound quality is better than MP3..

The download file will only last for 1 week, to save on space.  GET IN QUICK