Tuesday, September 25, 2012

DEAD OR ALIVE - RIP IT UP (LIVE IN JAPAN)

Hello and welcome back.... One of the best concerts of the 80s... In 3 parts. Dead or Alive live in concert in Osaka Japan. Enjoy

PART 1



PART 2



PART 3


MASSIVE "Thank You" to Roy Gardnerra for the use of their video :)

CLICK HERE  to Download "Dead or Alive" and more from my Mixtape series....... Enjoy

Monday, September 24, 2012

THE CARS

Hello and welcome back.... Fronted by Ric Ocasek, the U.S band "The Cars" were a huge part of the 80s.
Standing beside Ric was "Benjamin Orr" (lead vocals, bass) who in sadly died in year 2000 from cancer.
Benjamin was the voice behind hits like "Just what I needed", "Lets Go" & "Drive"
Other band members included Elliot Easton (guitars), Greg Hawkes (Synths) & David Robinson (drums).


The Cars released 3 albums in the 80s, those being "Shake It Up(1981)", "Heartbeat City(1984)" & "Door to Door(1987)".
Door to Door was the last to feature Benjamin Orr, before his death. There would not be another Cars studio album until the 2011 release of Move Like This.

I was a huge fan of The Cars mainly because the of the various synthesizer sounds with nearly every song sounding different and refreshing.

The Cars belted out 80s hits like "Shake it up", "Since your Gone", "Hello Again", "Magic", "Drive", "You Might Think", "Its Not The Night" & "Heartbeat city".
My Favorite song would have to be "You are the Girl", with its melodic synths and lush vocals its a song I never get sick of hearing, It also reminds me of a girl I once knew when I was at school at that time & yes she was the girl of my dreams....But Shhhh, don't tell anyone. :)

THE CARS - YOU ARE THE GIRL



THE CARS -  SHAKE IT UP        (thanks to sheerfolly2 for the use of the video)



THE CARS - SINCE YOUR GONE   (Thanks to RhinoEntertainment for the video)



THE CARS - HELLO AGAIN



THE CARS - MAGIC



THE CARS - DRIVE  (my second favorite song)



THE CARS - YOU MIGHT THINK      (thanks again to RhinoEntertainment for the video)



THE CARS - ITS NOT THE NIGHT      (Live)- Benjamin Rocks



THE CARS - HEARTBEAT CITY  (live aid 1985)


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Wednesday, September 19, 2012

COMMODORES - nightshift (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....After the death in 1984 of both R&B singers "Jackie Wilson" & "Marvin Gaye", A band called the Commodore's (missing Lionel Richie) released the tribute song "Nightshift" back in 1985.
This song reach No3 in the U.S music charts.

For me, this song is smooth & classy with meaningful lyrics, a true classic of the 80s.
Something that both Jackie and Marvin would be proud of.










COMMODORES - NIGHTSHIFT



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Monday, September 17, 2012

MACHINATIONS - cars & planes (club mix)

Hello and welcome back..... I gave up waiting for this song to make it to Youtube so it uploaded it myself. This is one of my most faviourite songs of the 80s.
Australian band "Machinations" released the song "Cars & Planes" back in 1989.
Sorry for the crap video, I just wanted to get the song live so I found some photos of my car I used to own, affectionately know as "Betsy" (A 1992 KH Ford Laser).
The song was recorded from tape but the sound quality is good :).
Enjoy a very rare song







MACHINATIONS - CARS & PLANES  (CLUB MIX)


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Friday, September 14, 2012

THE REELS - bad moon rising (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back.....Walking through Sydney in the early nineties I stumbled across this band playing live at a open air concert. The band was "The Reels" and they were belting out the song "Bad Moon Rising", it literately made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end, they were that good. The photo that you see on the left was taken by myself using a old Nikon film camera (remember them).
What got my attention apart from the excellent song was the strange sound the synth player was making with a mouth piece which made sea like sounds, even to this day I still don't know what it is called.
This song sound great with a good set of headphones, just close your eyes and be swept away :)











THE REELS - BAD MOON RISING



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http://www.myspace.com/therealreels
http://www.howlspace.com.au/en2/reels/reels.htm
http://www.facebook.com/TheReels.Australia


Wednesday, September 12, 2012

MACHINATIONS - no say in it (the tapeaters remix)

Hello and welcome back.... Sometimes when you hear a song that has been remixed, I often think.."Great, they killed it", not so with this song.... Its catchy and keeps to the original song. An excellent song just got better.

MACHINATIONS - NO SAY IN IT  (THE TAPEATERS REMIX)



ALPHAVILLE - i die for you today (sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Just found this song while looking for something else, can't stop listening to it. Alphaville released an album back in 2010 (how did I miss that?) called "Catching Rays on Giant" and this song is the second track. The original singer is still the voice that you can hear (Marian Gold).
Its great to hear 80s bands that are making a comeback.











ALPHAVILLE - I DIE FOR YOU TODAY


http://www.alphaville.info/#news
http://www.alphaville.org/
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Alphaville/140864179288723


Monday, September 10, 2012

FAT LARRY BAND - zoom (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....WOW, how many memories does this song bring back, such a smooth sound and yet if I close my eyes I am taken back to a happier time.... Back to my nans place listening to a small Panasonic radio under my pillow at 2am (I used to stay awake all night) when I used to hear this song so many times. Happier because my nan was still alive, I miss her so much, this song takes me back there.

FAT LARRY BAND - ZOOM


Funny enough Larry is not overweight... go figure.

Friday, September 7, 2012

GARTH KNIGHT - silent strike (sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back....Knight rider fans rejoice, TV's favorite villain is back, Garth Knight ......well he features in this funky electro clip. Long live KITT

GARTH KNIGHT - SILENT STRIKE      (thanks to neros77 for use of his video)


So Electronic, So 80s, So much Hoff, So little time :)

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

ROLAND TB-303


Hello and welcome back.... The Roland TB-303 was born in 1982 and changed the sound of electronic dance music. The TB (Transistorized Bass) 303 was a bass synthesizer with a built in sequencer. It was released in the western world from japan to replace a bass guitar. It originally failed, selling only 10 thousand units but it resurfaced in the late 80s (Detroit) as a serious acid dance/techno house synth. By changing a series of knobs on the 303 you could get a sticky acid sound that sounds very futuristic.
Bands that have used the TB-303 are Heaven 17, The KLF,  Phuture and 808 State and just about any band with the word acid in it :)

HEAVEN 17 - LET ME GO



THE KLF - WHAT TIME IS LOVE



PHUTURE - ACID TRACKS



808 STATE - IN YER FACE



ROLAND TB-303 DOCUMENTARY



http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roland-TB-303/43806082358
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Roland-TB-303/43806082358?sk=info
http://www.tb303.ch/148,0,tb-303-samples,index,0.html

Thanks to tb303.ch for the pics below



Tuesday, September 4, 2012

THE SOS BAND - just be good to me (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....Nothing reminds me more of the 80s than this song.
American band The Sos Band had a huge hit in 1983 with "Just be Good to Me"
To me this song sounds smooth and crisp and even in today's rush and pace it still sounds refreshing.
Enjoy






THE SOS BAND - JUST BE GOOD TO ME (check that massive synth :))



http://www.facebook.com/pages/The-Real-SOS-Band/126086687491
http://www.myspace.com/soundsofsucces

The Sos Band are touring America... check link below
http://www.songkick.com/artists/206458-sos-band