Thursday, August 30, 2012

LOVERBOY - turn me loose ( lost hit )

Hello and welcome back.... Love this song, with swooning synths, rampant guitars and sweet vocals... Its a song you can sing to.  Turn me loose, turn me loose, everybody sing,  c'mon you know the words.



Wednesday, August 29, 2012

LIMAHL - never ending story (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Christopher Hamill (Limahl) first shot to fame in 1982 with the band "Kajagoogoo".
Limahl decided to go solo in 1984 and sang the main theme for the movie "Neverending Story".
The rest of the music for "Neverending Story" was done by Giorgio Moroder (Electric Dreams).

For me, this song (and movie) was one of my favorites, I could relate to running away and disappearing to another world to save a princess. Sadly this never happened, but the movie made me believe that anything was possible.
I have watched this movie over 30 times and still love it.

LIMAHL - NEVER ENDING STORY   (Thanks to emimusic for the video)

LIMAHL IN CONCERT 2012  (yes, he is still out there :) )


Limahl has released a  new single called "1983", he just wants to go back in time to 1983... DON'T WE ALL :)

LIMAHL - 1983  (2012)

download the single here

Friday, August 24, 2012

DIVINE KNIGHTS - clouds (the sanfernando sound remix) - sounds like the 80s

Hello and welcome back.... After huge success with the song "Storm", Divine Knights are back with a new single "Clouds"
This tasty treat of Lush vocals and heavenly synths has been given a extra dose of sweetness having being remixed, affectionately called "The Sanfernando Sound Remix".

The original song "Clouds" is from the newly released album "Midnight" and is available from ITunes.

This remix version has given the song a danceable quality which sounds amazing and the costumes are "Divine"
CLICK HERE  to download "Clouds" remix

For me, this band sounds alot like "Pet Shop Boys" or even "Depeche Mode".
Divine Knights also do a cover of Bronski Beat" - Smalltown Boy" which you can find on their album "Midnight"

A stellar effort from Divine Knights.

DIVINE KNIGHTS - CLOUDS (The Sanfernando Sound Remix)

Wednesday, August 22, 2012

Monday, August 20, 2012

KORG EMX-1 - in real time

AT Electronic80s we salute the Korg EMX-1 played amazingly by "Danielle" with the song "In Real Time"

She makes it look so easy... Brilliant

MODERN TALKING - brother louie (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back...German synthpop band "Modern Talking" had a huge hit with this song in 1986.
Brother Louie was released on the "Ready for Romance" album and made it to top 5 in the U.K music charts.

For me I couldn't get into their music, maybe too much hair for me or maybe the music was too cheesy for me, I don't know, but they were huge so who am I to argue.
15 million youtube viewers cant be wrong :).. Enjoy.

UPDATE.... check out Modern Talking's new page = CLICK HERE


 CLICK HERE  to Download awesome music from my Mixtape series...... Enjoy        (Russia loves them)

Thursday, August 16, 2012

BELINDA CARLISLE - feel like i feel (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....2 things make this song special to me, Firstly, it was the first time I got to spend the night with my first "Real" girlfriend (at the time) much to my mothers horror. Nervously driving home the morning after, I turned the stereo on in my car and heard this song and it has stuck in my head ever since. (My mum grounded me for 2 weeks).
The second reason is that the stunning "Belinda Carlisle" has the same birthday as me...August 17th, so Happy Birthday to Belinda and to myself.... 21 again :)


 CLICK HERE to Download "Belinda Carlisle" and more from my Mixtape series...... Enjoy

Wednesday, August 15, 2012

THE DREAM ACADEMY - power to believe (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....I heard this song while watching the movie "Planes, Trains and Automobiles" with John Candy and Steve Martin. Its the part where Steve works out that Johns wife has actually died and that's the reason why he travels around because he has nowhere to go...Very Moving song ( May need to turn the volume up )

A Haunting song by The Dream Academy.

Friday, August 10, 2012

PET SHOP BOYS - its a sin (classic 12 inches)

Because sometimes 8.12 minutes is still not long enough :) ...... CLICK HERE to Download "Pet Shop Boys" and more from my Mixtape series........ Enjoy

Wednesday, August 8, 2012


Hello and welcome back.... Just a quick note for people who like new(ish) electronic music, My sister site "AVO Music" has just released the Best of Vol 1 to Download / Listen.

CLICK HERE to visit site

CLICK HERE to Download / Listen

1 = Donkey Boy - Ambitions
2 = Hot Chip - Motion Sickness
3 = Divine Knights - Storm
4 = The Ting Tings - Hands
5 = Grum - Through the Night
6 =
Freezepop - Doppelganger
7 = Royksopp - The Girl & the Robot
8 = Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Key
9 = Skrillex - Scary Monsters & Nice Sprites
10 = Von Iva - Birds of Prey
11 = FM Attack - Yesterday
12 = Robyn - Dancing on my Own
13 = Venus in Furs - Chances
14 = Chairlift - Amanaemonesia
15 = Bag Raiders - Way Back Home 


Monday, August 6, 2012

SIGUE SIGUE SPUTNIK - success ( classic 12 inches )

Hello and welcome back.... Sigue Sigue Sputnik's 1988 smash song just got better, getting whipped with 12" inches of goodness.. Turn it up..Heaven


SORRY - couldn't go past this... Sigue Sigue Sputnik live 2012 (yes, their back )

NOW I'm in heaven.

Thursday, August 2, 2012


Hello and welcome back.... Rick Ocasek ( Richard T Otcasek) is best known as the frontman in the band "The Cars".
Rick was born in Baltimore, Maryland,  USA, and when he was a young lad joined a folk band called "Milkwood" with fellow Cars member Ben Orr ( Ben Orzechowski).

Sadly Benjamin Orr died in year 2000 from pancreatic cancer.

Rick has been married 3 times and met his latest wife (Paulina Porizkova) on the set of the video shoot of "Drive" (cars song), while still married to his second wife... Complicated, huh.

Rick has produced 7 studio albums to date but his best album in my opinion would be "This Side of Paradise".
This album was set free on the general population in 1986 and included the hits "Keep on Laughing", "True to You", "Emotion in Motion", and my pick of the album "True Love" with its moody synths and and the distinctive voice of Rick, its a song I could listen to over & over.

The song Jimmy Jimmy was also excellent but was on the album " Beatitude" 1982

Steve Stephens from Billy Idol's band plays guitars on most most songs from this album.

Roland Orzabal (Tears For Fears) played guitar on the song "Emotion in Motion"

I will do a post on "The Cars" soon :)






Cant believe I-Tunes don't have this album (This Side of Paradise)