Monday, January 30, 2012

ORCHESTRAL MANOEUVRES IN THE DARK ( OMD ) - the best of

Hello and welcome back...OMD first single was back in 1979 with the song "Electricity", a quirky synth driven song that would start this band to one of the best loved bands of the 80s.
















Going under the banner of "New Wave" this band from England U.K was founded by Andy McCluskey (vocals, synth, bass guitar) and Paul Humphreys (vocals, synths) later adding Malcolm Holmes (drums, percussion ) and Martin Cooper (synths , sax ).














The best of OMD includes hits like "Enola gay", "tesla girls", "if you leave", "we love you" and my pick of the album "dreaming". which basically sums up my teenage years in the 80s, I quote the chorus from "dreaming" =
 I was only Dreaming
 I was only trying to catch your eye
 I was only wishing you would notice me
Instead you said "goodbye".

So, so true.




Track listings are = 
1 = ELECTRICITY


2 = MESSAGES


3 = ENOLA GAY


4 = SOUVENIR


5 = JOAN OF ARC


6 = MAID OF ORLEANS


7 = TELEGRAPH


8 = TESLA GIRLS


9 = LOCOMOTION


10 = TALKING LOUD AND CLEAR


11 = SO IN LOVE


12 = SECRET


13 = IF YOU LEAVE


14 = FOREVER LIVE AND DIE


15 = DREAMING


16 = GENETIC ENGINEERING


17 = WE LOVE YOU (12" version )


18 = LA FEMME ACCIDENT (12" version )


An Excellent album... CLICK HERE to Download "OMD" and more from my Mixtape series....... Cheers

Sunday, January 22, 2012

PSEUDO ECHO - love an adventure

Hello and welcome back...Love an adventure was an album released by the band Pseudo Echo in 1986 (U.S 1987) and had several hit songs like "Don't Go","Living in a Dream" and "Love an Adventure".

 America's version was a bit more spicy with added songs "A Beat for You","Listening","Destination Unknown" and "Funkytown".











 James Leigh replaced Tony Lugton on guitars and synths.

 "Love an Adventure" (the album) made it to no14 on the Australian music charts.

Also, drummer Anthony Argiro was replaced by Vince Leigh ( james's brother).

An excellent example of great Australian 80s synth pop.










1 = LOVE AN ADVENTURE



2 = DONT GO



3 = TRY



4 = I WILL BE YOU



5 = GIRL



6 = LIVING IN A DREAM



7 = I ASK YOU WHY


8 = LONELY WITHOUT YOU



9 = LIES ARE NOTHING



10 = TELL ME


CLICK HERE to download songs from this album and more from my Mixtape series...Only on Electronic80s....

Cheers

Tuesday, January 10, 2012

MARTHA & THE MUFFINS - echo beach ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back...Far away in time, That's echo beach, a catchy tune back in 1980 and was off the album Metro Music. I think the main reason why it was so popular was lyrics you could sing to and a swinging sax.
This song also won a "Juno" award for single of the year.
There doesn't seem to be a real "echo beach" anywhere rather its a place in one's mind in order to get away from reality, sounds good to me. Everybody sing... far away in time. Cheers.


Simply brilliant... CLICK HERE to download this song and more from my compilation tape series... Enjoy


Wednesday, January 4, 2012

NEW WEBSITE/BLOG

Hello and welcome back... Hope everyone had a good new year. I have revamped one of my old blogs into a new site. I love new music ( mostly electronic ) and since most new music sounds like 80s music i have made a site dedicated to "New Sounds"
So if you like new music, then check out  A.V.O. = http://avomusic.blogspot.com/
Cheers