Saturday, July 28, 2012

THE ART OF NOISE -ft Max Headroom - paranoimia (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Classic song from the 80s from electronic band "The Art of Noise" with the man that only exists in your TV.... "Max Headroom" (also seen on Back to the Future 2).
All together now....Swing

THE ART OF NOISE - PARANOIMIA


http://www.theartofnoiseonline.com/
http://www.myspace.com/artofnoiseoffical

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

MIKE & THE MECHANICS

Hello and welcome back.... Mike & the Mechanics was formed as a side project by Mike Rutherford (Genesis).
The band started in 1985 and included singer Paul Carrack, Paul Young (singer), Adrian Lee(keyboard player) & Peter Van Hooke (drums).

Singer Paul Young died in July 2000 from a heart attack.




Mike & the Mechanics have released 7 albums to date and include songs like "Silent Running", "All I Need is a Miracle", "Nobody's Perfect", "The Living Years", "Nobody Knows" & "Word of Mouth"

Song "The Living Years" was penned by Mike Rutherford after the death of his father.










My favorite album from Mike & the Mechanics would be their 1985 album (self titled) because it includes the song "Par Avion"... A haunting song, with mellow synths and the amazing  voice of Paul Carrack.
Why this song was never a single I will never know.

Mike & the Mechanics are a multi-talented band with some of the best songs of the 80s.












PAR AVION ................. brings a small tear to your eye



SILENT RUNNING 



ALL I NEED IS A MIRACLE



NOBODY'S PERFECT



THE LIVING YEARS



NOBODY KNOWS



WORD OF MOUTH


CLICK HERE  to Download "Mike & the Mechanics" and more from my Mixtape series.....Enjoy

http://www.mike-and-the-mechanics.co.uk/gb/home/
http://www.myspace.com/matmsurrey

Thursday, July 19, 2012

SYLVESTER ( ft PATRICK COWLEY ) - do you wanna funk

Hello and welcome back.... Another song I thought I had already done but no.... I have been slack.
This powerhouse of a song graced our radio's back in 1982, "Sylvester" (Sylvester James) was the singer and it was produced by "Patrick Cowley".
Patrick died the same year this song was released (1982)
Sylvester died in 1988
Previous to his death, Patrick also had hits with "Menergy" and "Megatron Man"
I head this song on a CD last night while picking up my daughter from work, while the music was playing, bass was pumping, the back door was slightly open so it was like my own private disco as the interior light was flickering on & off.... Hhhmm... you had to be there.






SYLVESTER - DO YOU WANNA FUNK



PATRICK COWLEY - MANERGY



PATRICK COWLEY - MEGATRON MAN  (love this song )



The song "Do you wanna funk" was heard in the 80s movie "Trading Places" with Eddie Murphy and Dan Aykroyd.

Tuesday, July 17, 2012

MISSING PERSONS - words

Hello and welcome back....This is an excellent song from 1982, I thought I had already done this song as it is so awesome ,but no... so here it is... play loud, because sometimes I think no one listens anymore.

MISSING PERSONS - WORDS

Saturday, July 14, 2012

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - PART 3

Hello and welcome back... following on the previous post (Kristine - Modern Love ) I thought I would show a few of my favorite songs that I have discovered that have a distinctively 80s theme, there are several new bands that sound like that 1984 Miami Vice summer sound.... see what you think.

LAZERHAWK - THE FIXX

http://www.myspace.com/lazerhawk3000
http://lazerhawk.bandcamp.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Lazerhawk/117294305009570
http://soundcloud.com/lazerhawk/
http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/lazerhawk/id353725388

 ELECTRIC YOUTH - RIGHT BACK TO YOU (love the car - Vector W2..So 80s)

http://www.myspace.com/electricyouthmusic
http://www.facebook.com/electricyouthmusic
http://soundcloud.com/electricyouthmusic
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/right-back-to-you-remixes/id474476066

MIAMI NIGHTS 1984 - OCEAN DRIVE

http://soundcloud.com/miami-nights-1984/
http://www.facebook.com/miaminights1984
http://miaminights1984.bandcamp.com/
http://www.myspace.com/miaminights1984
http://itunes.apple.com/ca/artist/miami-nights-1984/id382861266

FUTURECOP - TRANSFORMERS IN TIME

http://www.myspace.com/thefuturecop
http://www.facebook.com/futurecop.universe
http://soundcloud.com/futurecop
http://www.futurecop.co.uk/
http://twitter.com/futurecopx/
http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/futurecop!/id266814701

KAVINSKY - TESTAROSSA NIGHTDRIVE

http://www.myspace.com/kavinsky
http://kavinsky.bandcamp.com/
http://twitter.com/iamKAVINSKY/
http://soundcloud.com/deadcruiser/
http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/kavinsky/id115429828

TESLA BOY - SPIRIT OF THE NIGHT

http://www.myspace.com/teslaboysound
http://teslaboy.com/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Tesla-Boy/124760675401
http://soundcloud.com/teslaboy/
http://twitter.com/TeslaBoySound
http://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/tesla-boy/id327261765


    .......................................................  SO 80S .........................................................................................

Friday, July 13, 2012

KRISTINE - modern love ( sounds like the 80s )

Hello and welcome back....Modern music is making a comeback to the great sounds of the 80s.
"Modern love" by Greek singer "Kristine" has that great 80s sound written all over it, to its smooth flowing synths, great vocals and edgy drums, you can just close your eyes and pretend that it is 1984....I did.
"Kristine" has a slather of 80s goodness available on her SoundCloud page so be sure to check it out.
An incredible singer that sounds like she just stepped out of her Delorian from 1984 and into a Dance Club. Excellent

KRISTINE - MODERN LOVE  ( Fan Video )



SOUNDCLOUD LINK = http://soundcloud.com/kristineyaythatsme




Monday, July 9, 2012

YAZOO (YAZ) - state farm ( Madhouse Mix )

Hello and welcome back..."State farm" by U.K.  band "Yazoo" (Yaz in U.S.A.) was the B-side to the song "Nobody's Diary" from the 1983 album "You and Me Both".
State Farm was only on the U.S album, replaced by the song "Happy People" in the U.K
I love this mix, it turns a slow funky version into a dance powerhouse and sounds great on a good pair of headphones.




YAZOO - STATE FARM ( madhouse mix )


http://itunes.apple.com/au/album/reconnected/id281001623
http://www.yazooinfo.com/
http://www.myspace.com/yazooofficial

Wednesday, July 4, 2012

LIVING IN A BOX - living in a box

Hello and welcome back..... British band "Living in a Box" was formed in 1985 but it wasn't until 1987 till the band saw the music charts with a self titled song "Living in a Box" reaching no5 in the U.K music charts.
For me, I first heard this song while working in a retail store called "Venture"... it was kinda like a small version of K-Mart and can you guess what I was in charge of?... The toy section, Oh what fun I had setting up massive displays while listening to songs like "Living in a Box" only to watch some 5 year old kid pick the toy at the bottom and my work of art (Toy Display) came crashing down. Still it was my first job and it taught me how to deal with outraged mothers that couldn't find their kids, who just happened to be buried under a pile of Care Bears...

LIVING IN A BOX - LIVING IN A BOX


http://www.livinginaboxmusic.com/Welcome.html
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Living-in-a-Box/112512295427115
http://itunes.apple.com/us/album/the-very-best-of-living-in-a-box/id126160234