Saturday, July 30, 2011

COLDCUT - doctorin' the house ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back.. In the late 80s i was lucky enough to be old enough to visit nightclubs when the acid scene was just coming out... This song is one of the first songs i heard. Vocals on this song are done by Yazz ( think "only way is up" ) with snippets from the tv show "Plastic man". This song made it to no6 in the music charts and stayed there for 4 weeks and was also on the compilation album "video hits"..
Classic acid with a pumping beat.. Love the 80s.


COLDCUT - doctorin' the house



YAZZ - the only way is up.

VIDEO HITS COVERS



Excellent music...CLICK HERE 
to Download "Doctorin the House" and more from my Mixtape series.....Enjoy




Wednesday, July 27, 2011

ALPHAVILLE - forever young

Hello and welcome back...Ever now and then you stumble across an album that, from start to finish is a real treat.. This album is one of them.. Just about every song on this album is a musical journey and its one that never loses time. A friend of mine lent me a copy and i was hooked.. I had heard of the main song before "forever young" but it has a slather of other worthy songs like "big in japan", "sounds like a melody"," the jet set", and "summer in Berlin" which is my pick of the album with its sweeping melody's and frisky beats... I could almost close my eyes and imagine driving through the German country side in summer time. This album was let loose in 1984 and went to no 8 in the U.K and no 5 in Europe.. For me a 10/10 album..
Track listings are =

1 = A victory of love ( not original video ) ( thanks to TheRosePhantom for the video )


2 = Summer in Berlin ( Thanks again TheRosePhantom for brilliant work on the video )


3 = Big in Japan


4 = To Germany with love


5 = Fallen angel


6 = Forever young


7 = In the mood


8 = Sounds like a melody


9 = Lies


10 = The jet set



Simply Brilliant....CLICK HERE to download album..album is in zip format so create a folder for your files to unzip into...( once downloaded, right click and unzip into folder ) massive thanks to hyperborean-cake.blogspot.com for the link.. cheers

AN EXCELLENT APP

Hello, and welcome back.. As a lover of 80s music and owner of a iPhone i have came across a app worth checking out.. Some 80s music sounds flat because the recording process ( mp3/aac ) but this app adds a vibrancy to your sounds.. called "EQU the quality equalizer "  it adds equalization But it also has a surround type sound that really brings your music to life.. It sells for $2.99 and after trying about every app available, this one has replaced the normal music player on my player.. Worth every cent.. cheers.


Note = this post is my own view and i do not own or have anything to do with the owner of this terrific app.. I am a huge believer that if a product is of excellent quality then its worth spreading the word & no, i'm not getting paid for this. 

Monday, July 25, 2011

BALTIMORA - tarzan boy ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... A fun song with a Tarzan call for a chorus is basically what this song is all about. Came out around 1985 and went under the banner of "italo disco"... also went to no 5 in the music charts in Italy, Germany & Denmark. Baltimora is actually a band with lead singer being Irish singer "Jimmy McShane" ... Sadly jimmy died in 1995.. For me i love the cat noise at the end of the chorus .. funny stuff.. enjoy




 BALTIMORA - tarzan boy


AAHH the memorys... CLICK HERE to Download"Tarzan Boy" and more from my Mixtape series......Cheers

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

ERASURE - pop 20 hits

Hello and welcome back... Fronted by one of the biggest legends in electronic music "Vince Clarke" ( in-case you have been sleeping under a rock.. Vince Clarke is also behind bands "depeche mode" and "yazoo" ), Erasure has been at the front of pioneering the best of synth music for several decades. "Vince" along with "Andy Bell" on vocals has had a slather of hits and this album captures the essence of who "Erasure" are. This album also went no1 in the U.K. and includes the hits like "oh l'amour", "sometimes", "you surround me", "take a chance on me"( Abba remake ) and my pick of the album "drama"... with is moody synths and punchy beats its a track i simply never get tired of listening to.. enjoy
Track listing are =
 1 = who needs love like that


2 = heavenly action


3 = oh l'amour


4 = sometimes


5 = it doesn't have to be


6 = victim of love


7 = the circus


8 = ship of fools


9 = chains of love


10 = a little respect


11 = stop


12 = drama


13 = you surround me


14 blue savannah


15 = star


16 = chorus


17 = love to hate you


18 = am i right


19 = breath of life ( my second pick of the album : ) )


20 = take a chance on me


21 = who needs love like that ( hamburg mix )


Simply Amazing... CLICK HERE to download... password = http://na-melodia.blogspot.com
A big thank you to na-melodia.blogspot.com for the link .. cheers
      

Monday, July 18, 2011

JEAN BEAUVOIR - feel the heat ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... If you have seen the movie "Cobra" ( Sylvester Stallone ) then you will recognize this song. As "cobra" rides away on his Harley you can hear this song leading into the end credits. "Feel the heat" was released in 1986 by American singer "Jean Beauvoir" and was off the album "Drums along the Mohawk". Jean was in the band "The Plasmatics" before going solo.. Brilliant song.
Jean has a "facebook" page = CLICK HERE
Jean has a "myspace" page = CLICK HERE ( hear new songs )


JEAN BEAUVOIR - feel the heat


LOVE the mohawk... CLICK HERE to Download or listen to this song & others from my Mixtape Series.....Cheers.

Tuesday, July 12, 2011

THE BEATMASTERS - anywayawanna

Hello and welcome back.... A tv commercial jingle is what started this band to release one of the best dance albums in the late 80s... Jammin  next to bands like "s-express", "bomb the bass" and "coldcut", "the beatmasters" had a funky style mixed with serious dance undertones. Set free in 1989, "anywayawanna" was a hit in the U.K reaching top 30 on the music charts and includes hits like "who's in the house", "hey dj/i can't dance", "burn it up", "ska train" and my pick off the album "rok da house"( original mix ).. with its thumping beats and grooving piano's, its a song i never get sick of listening to... A 10/10 album.  cheers
Track listings are =

1 = who's in the house


2 = hey dj/ i can't dance ( to that music your playing ) ft "Betty Boo"


3 = burn it up ( on the groove tip ) ( remix )

4 = warm love


5 = ska train


6 = rok da house ( w.e.f.u.n.k. ) mix


7 = make me feel

8 = don't stop the beat


9 = midnight girl


10 = Sarayet-Sayam Sembtaé (Pt. 1)


11 = rok da house ( original )


12 = burn it up ( original mix ) ft PP Arnold


Funky tunes.... CLICK HERE to download... A big thank you to theisleoffailedpopstars.blogspot.com for the link... enjoy

Friday, July 8, 2011

WA WA NEE - i could make you love me ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... As i write this, freezing my butt off ( -2deg tonight ), i have my headphones on cranking out the sounds of "WA WA Nee" ( strange name for a band ). This was the first album from this band that featured heavily on "countdown" (80s music show in Australia) which is were i first heard of them. Let loose in 1986 this self titled album had 4 singles available and i have chosen my favorite "i could make you love me". Strangely the overseas market was not so good, releasing the song "stimulation" to the American audience to a luke-warm reception... other singles includes "one and one" ( ain't good enough ) and "sugar free" but it's the pumping bass and screaming guitars in "i could make you love me" that takes me back to summer 86.. when it was warmer.. cheers.

WA WA NEE - i could make you love me


WA WA NEE - one and one ( ain't i good enough )


WA WA NEE - stimulation


WA WA NEE - sugar free


Excellent stuff... CLICK HERE to Download "I could make you love Me" and more from my Mixtape series...... enjoy

Wednesday, July 6, 2011

KRAFTWERK - the mix ( best of )

Hello and welcome back.... Being this my 100th post ( crowd cheers and claps ), i thought who better to look back at than the grand father of electronic music.. Kraftwerk. This German band was one of the first to pioneer electronic music to the world using analog synthesizers and primitive drum machines. For me personalty this album sounds excellent using a good pair of headphones ( i use Sony MDR-V700 )... The bass on "radioactivity" is enough to rattle my eyeballs... but is an excellent sample of classic synth sound. The album "the mix" is a best of compilation of various remixes of their most popular songs including "the robots", "computerlove", "autobahn", and my pick ... "radioactivity" with its driving bass and robotic voices .... its what classic synth should sound like.. a different and interesting album.. cheers
Track lists are =

1 = the robots


2 = computerlove


3 = pocket calculator


4 = dentaku


5 = autobahn


6 = radioactivity


7 = trans europe express


8 = abzug


9 = metal on metal


10 = homecomputer


11 = music non stop


One thing i did notice ... NO "the model", i was one of their biggest songs.. whats going on ?
Still a good album... DOWNLOAD  album ( this is the European remaster ).. massive thanks to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link .... enjoy

Monday, July 4, 2011

AROUND THE ELECTRONIC WORLD

Hello and welcome back... Today i am going on a holiday, A music holiday ( can't afford a real holiday  :( ... as there are so many styles of 80s electronic music from different country's and often unheard bands waiting to be stumbled across.. So strap yourselves in, get comfy and .. oh, no slapping the hostesses on the butt as we take off around the world ... First stop  = New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND.. Musically home to "crowded house", "koo de tah" ,"split enz" and my pick "THE MOCKERS" - one black Friday.



Ok ... now on flight 29, flying electronic air.. next destination is - FRANCE
Aaahh beautiful France... home to "Jean Michel Jarre", "air", "daft punk" and my pick, a young lady who happens to be married to Johnny Depp... VANESSA PARADIS - jo le taxi



Ok... with my pockets stuffed with baguettes, we board the plane, and next stop will be - THE UNITED KINGDOM
 THE U.K would have to be one of my favorite stops... home to the "new romantic" movement and to bands like "Duran Duran", "Depeche Mode", "Soft Cell", "Culture Club"  and my pick "NEW ORDER" - perfect kiss.


Back on the plane... flight 225 and we're off to - ITALY...
Italy, home to the late 80s italio house music scene of pumping beats and heavy synths... home to bands like the "49ers", "black box", "starlight", "clubhouse" and my pick "FPI PROJECT" - everybody ( all over the world )



AAHHH, so much music, so little time as i eat my home made Italian pizza and now flying to - GERMANY.
 Germany ... home of my most favorite car the "Porsche", and to bands like "Alphaville", "Fancy", "Kraftwerk" and this gorgeous lady - "NENA" - 99 luft ballons



As i swig my Sternberg beer and munching into some sauerkraut, we jet off again.. Next stop = NORWAY
Norway ... home to "vikings", "folk costumes" and the best "salmon" in the world.. oh , and this band = A-HA - sun always shines on tv


Ok ... back on my trusty plane.. Electronic Air ( the heater just broke ) and next stop .. the land of stars and stripes, the mighty U.S.A
America ... as i take a wiff i can smell the hot dogs nearby and i am reminded of the massive talent that came out of the 80s ... Music like "Michael Jackson" , "Bruce Springsteen", "Devo", "Prince" and this amazing lady = "LAURA BRANIGAN" - self control ( sadly died 2004 )



Nearing the end of my holiday, i head to = CANADA
aahhh .. the Canadians, musically home to "Men without Hats", "Glass Tiger"," Bryan Adams", "Corey Hart" and my pick ="LIME" - babe, were gonna love tonight



WOW .. what a journey ... back in Australia..( missed my Vegemite ).. musically we have "Inxs", "Men at Work","Pseudo Echo" ," Real Life" and this band = EUROGLIDERS - can't wait to see you


CLICK HERE to Download songs from this post & more from my Mixtape series.....

Well, as I park my jet in the carport ( big carport ) .. I hope you have enjoyed sharing my holiday with me ... best of all - it didn't cost anything.. cheers. ( think i will have a sleep now ) yawn.

Friday, July 1, 2011

FREDDIE MERCURY - love kills ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back... Freddie Mercury and Giorgio Moroder team up to produce a soundtrack to the 1927 film "metropolis".. if that doesn't send chills down your spine, then one would hope it should. I love Freddie Mercury's work both with Queen and this song who with a synth god ( think Electric dreams ) Giorgio Moroder produced this song.. I will admit i have never seen the movie, maybe one day I'll find the time.This song made it to position 10 in the UK charts in 1984 and in my view is a legend of a song as is the person singing it... cheers.



FREDDIE MERCURY -  love kills ( from the movie metropolis in HD)


Brilliant .... CLICK HERE to download solo album ( you will need to enter the words shown to access download, the click "slow download" to continue )... enjoy.