Monday, June 27, 2011

THOMPSON TWINS - into the gap

Hello and welcome back... One of the biggest albums from the 80s would have been from this band. Thompson twins was named after the detectives in the comic series "tintin" ( one of my favorite comics when i was a young lad )..and released this album in 1984 where it went no1 in the U.K.
For me , i found it hard to get into this album, it was different.. with more percussion than synth, but with heavy playing on "mtv" & "countdown" it grew on me. Band members Tom Bailey ( no relation to me.." i wish " ) and Alannah Currie with Joe Leeway set the scene to this album with songs like "you take me up", "sister of mercy", "hold me now" and "doctor doctor" which is my pick of the album with its classic beeps of synth and lyrics you can sing to, its a classic 80s feel good song. Another thing feel good.. Tom and Alannah got married and are living in New Zealand.. Another happy ending.
Track listings are =

1 = doctor doctor

2 = you take me up

3 = day after day

4 = sister of mercy

5 = no peace for the wicked

6 = the gap

7 = hold me now

8 = storm on the sea

9 = who can stop the rain

An 80s classic ... CLICK HERE to Download "Dr Doctor" and more from my Mixtape series .. cheers

Friday, June 24, 2011

ANIMOTION - obsession ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Nothing says 80s than this band, classic synths, cheesy lyrics and bad hair. Animotion had a few hits but none as big as this 1984 song - obsession. Formed in California, the video was shot next a swimming pool ( original ) and singers were in fancy dress ( roman )... must have been something in the water because the lead female singer ( Astrid plane ) ended up marring the bass player and is now happily married with a daughter.. love a nice ending. Other songs not so big were "let him go", "i want you" and "engineer".. Brilliant bit of 80s that. enjoy

ANIMOTION - obsession

ANIMOTION - let him go

ANIMOTION - i want you

ANIMOTION - engineer

Brilliant... CLICK HERE to download " the best of "... Massive thanks to for the link.. cheers

Tuesday, June 21, 2011


Hello and welcome back... After the success of my recent post SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S i thought i would continue with some more amazing music to discover... I think alot of the electronic music of today draws inspiration from 80s bands like human league, depeche mode and new order and more.. But sadly some bands have never been discovered .. Untill now.  Enjoy

1 = WOLF GANG - king and all of his men......... to me, sounds like the cure

2 = FM ATTACK - hot girlz in love ........... to me, sounds like erasure ( love the 80s clip )

3 = ERIC PRYDZ - call on me ....... to me, sounds like Steve Winwood (little old but love the video)

4 = ASHBURY HEIGHTS - spiders me, sounds like dead or alive

5 = GRAFTON PRIMARY - hold her me, sounds like gary newman, the cure

6 = ELKE - blue dream lover me, sounds like new order

7 = CUT COPY - need you now ................ to me, sounds like new order ,the Venetians

8 = FM ATTACK - yesterday ............... to me, sounds like koo de tah ( think body talk )

9 = VON IVA - birds of prey me, sounds like human league ( band from "yes man")

10 = SEPTEMBER - midnight heartache..... to me, sounds like Kim carnes

An amazing mix of music.. remember, if you like what you hear, go out and buy the album ... support the artists.. ... cheers

Monday, June 20, 2011

INXS - the swing

Hello and welcome back...Probability one of the biggest albums to come from the 80s... Everyone had a copy of this album in their collection, Either cassette or vinyl ( cassette came out on chromium dioxide = crisp sound ).. Let loose in 1984 "the swing" shot to no1 in Australia and remained in the charts for the next 2 years, meanwhile overseas it remained unknown... For me , this is one of my most loved albums of the 80s, with songs like "original sin" , "i send a message", "dancing on the jetty", "burn for you" and "love is what i say" which is my pick of the album.. Love the dreamy synths and that voice of Michael Hutchence. If i close my eyes, i am taken back to 34c days, swimming in my neighbours pool with the radio on 2SM and "love is what i say" blasting out of the speakers.. Pure bliss. From start to finish this is a 10/10 album. Enjoy.
Track listings are =

1 = original sin

2 = melting in the sun

3 = i send a message

4 = dancing on the jetty

5 = the swing ( live - not on album )

6 = Johnson's aeroplane

7 = love is  (what i say)

8 = face the change ( live - not on album )

9 = burn for you

10 = all the voices

Simply brilliant... CLICK HERE to download album.. Massive thanks to for the links .. cheers

Thursday, June 16, 2011

FICTION FACTORY - feels like heaven ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Fiction factory blended moody lyrics and dreamy synths in this beautiful song.. A Scottish band from Perth created this hit in 1984 ( reached no6 in the U.K ) and was from the album "throw the warped wheel out". For me personally, i cant get enough of this song and even today it still sounds fresh and meaningful. They don't make music like this anymore... Enjoy.

FICTION FACTORY - feels like heaven

A lost classic... CLICK HERE to Download "Feels Like Heaven" and more from my Mixtape series...... cheers

Monday, June 13, 2011


Hello and welcome back... Probability one of stock, aitken and waterman's biggest prodigy's.. "Kylie Minogue" was the cute girl next door heading for stardom. As an early neighbour's fan i knew Kylie as "Charlene".. the fresh faced babe in love with scott ( Jason Donavon ). Kylie's self named album was born with the song "the loco-motion" as the main hit, .but also had other's including "i should be so lucky"," got to be certain" and my pick of the album..." je ne sais pas pourquoi" ( i don't know why - english translation )..with Kylie singing in french this is one of my favourite songs... so beautiful.
Track listing are =

 1 = i should be so lucky

2 = the loco-motion

3 = je ne sais pas pourquoi

4 = it's no secret

5 = got to be certain

6 = turn it into love

7 = i miss you

8 = i'll still be loving you

9 = look my way

10 = love at first sight

Excellent album... CLICK HERE to download album... Huge thanks to for the links ... cheers

Friday, June 10, 2011

FOX THE FOX - precious little diamond ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Combine silky smooth lyrics and funky synths and you have "fox the fox". A one hit wonder from the dutch band saw the song "precious little diamond" go to no5 in the U.S charts in 1984. Just can't get enough of this song.. love it.

 FOX THE FOX - precious little diamond 

Smooth... CLICK HERE to download single & remixes ( make a note of the password on the nrrules website ) Massive thanks to for the link.. cheers

Wednesday, June 8, 2011

DEPECHE MODE - violator

Hello and welcome back... "Depeche mode" gets serious, basically that's what this album means.. gone are the boppy synths and replaced with more moody, darker synths. I used to hear "enjoy the silence" alot on triple j and the song "personal Jesus" got heaps of airplay on the tv show "Beverly hills 90210".
The "Violater" album was let loose in 1989 and scored the hits "world in my eyes", "policy of truth", "personal Jesus" and "enjoy the silence" which is my pick of the album.. love the punchy beats and edgy synths. This album went on to sell 15 million copies and in my view, one of "Depeche Mode's" best.
Track listings are =
1 = world on my eyes

2 = sweetest perfection

3 = personal jesus

4 = halo

5 = waiting for the night

6 = enjoy the silence

7 = policy of truth

8 = blue dress

9 = clean

An excellent album...CLICK HERE to Download "Enjoy the Silence" and more from my Mixtape series.....Enjoy

Monday, June 6, 2011


Hello and welcome back... Came across this track while looking for another song, love the deep bass synths, sounds excellent... think it's done in German?.
The main person in this band is "Patrick Demeyer" who is also know for his work on 90s bands "Technotronic", "T99" and "2 Unlimited" he also seems to have a fetish for statues and mannequins as seen in this video (kinky)
On a personal note , I've been fighting a  nasty cold/flu and have slowed down my posts.. i hate winter and with all the injury's i have.. it's a living hell.. good thing i have great music to listen to.. cheers


Excellent... CLICK HERE to download cd single ( make a note of the password on the new romantic rules website, you may need it ).. HUGE thanks to for the links.