Friday, November 30, 2012

MODERN TALKING

Hello and welcome back.... German band "Modern Talking" formed in 1984, and was fronted by Thomas Anders (lead vocals, piano) & Dieter Bohlen (lead guitar, producer).
Their music often went under the banner of Europop.

In 1987 the band split up, but reformed in the late 90s
During the split Dieter Bohlen formed the band "Blue System"










Modern Talking brought out a slather of albums through their career, during the 80s the band brought out 6 albums (2 each year).
In 1985, The albums were = The First Album & Lets Talk about Love.
In 1986, These albums graced our ears = Ready for Romance & In the Middle of Nowhere.
In 1987, These albums were set free = Romantic Warriors & In the Garden of Venus








For me the song "Your my Heart, Your my Soul" caught my attention, swooning lyrics with melodic guitars and synths..... And the Hair, then again, It was the 80s
Sadly, Modern Talking wasn't that big here in Australia but I do remember hearing the song "Brother Louie" now and then.
Other songs that were popular in the 80s were "You can Win if you Want", "Cheri, Cheri Lady", "Atlantis is calling (S.O.S. For Love)", & "Geronimo's Cadillac".

A classic example of the best 80s Europop.... Enjoy.










YOUR MY HEART, YOUR MY SOUL



BROTHER LOUIE


YOU CAN WIN IF YOU WANT


CHERI, CHERI LADY



ATLANTIS IS CALLING (S.O.S. FOR LOVE)



GERONIMO'S CADILLAC


CLICK HERE to Download awesome music from my Mixtape series....Enjoy


LINKS
http://tarps24.blogspot.com.au/2012/11/modern-talking-25-best-songs-2012.html

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http://www.facebook.com/pages/Modern-Talking/20336844882
http://au.myspace.com/moderntalking80







Monday, November 26, 2012

BLACK - EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back.... The band "Black" was the creation from one man.... British singer-songwriter "Colin Vearncombe". Black had a huge hit in 1987 with the song "Wonderful Life", a moody ballad that reached No8 in the UK music charts.
The 1986 song "Everything's Coming Up Roses" which I think is a awesome song flopped on the music charts.

But we, at Electronic 80s don't care if it didn't chart well, we just like to remember so enjoy... Black









EVERYTHING'S COMING UP ROSES



WONDERFUL LIFE

LINKS
http://www.colinvearncombe.com/
http://www.facebook.com/blackakacolinvearncombe
http://au.myspace.com/blackakacolinvearncombe
https://twitter.com/cvblack

Monday, November 19, 2012

ELECTRONIC DRUM KITS - 80s STYLE

Hello and welcome back....To me, nothing screams 80s than the sound of an electronic drum kit used in a song. Just about every synth driven band in the 80s used a Electronic drum kit to give them that edgy new wave sound.
Bands like Pseudo Echo, Real Life, Naked Eyes, Kajagoogoo, Talk Talk & Thompson Twins used drum kits sometime in their career.
Even more hard rock bands like Def Leppard used a modified Simmons Drum kit on the Hysteria album after their drummer (Rick Allen) lost his arm in a car accident.

Most drum kits consists of various rubber pads that send a signal to a electronic module that can change the sound.

Below, The band Koo De Tah used a Electronic drum kit to give that amazing 80s sound

Love this band :)

The first drum kit was used by the band The Moody Blues and quickly caught on, soon other bands in the late 70s - early 80s started using drum kits.
The first successful brand of drum machine was made by Simmons which made the SDS-5 (SDSV), it was released in 1981.
Early bands like Spandau Ballet and Duran Duran couldn't get enough of that dzzshhh dzzshhh sound that made a drum machine so distinctive.
Soon, other brands caught on with Roland and Yamaha making various drum kits.
Newer drum kits replaced the rubber pads with metal mesh pads for a funkier new sound.

Rick Allen (Def Leppard) with a modified Simmons drum kit.

So in this post....Electronic80s salutes The Electronic Drum Kit.

MY TOP 10 BANDS THAT USE A ELECTRONIC DRUM KIT

1 = GENESIS - the Brazillian



2 =DEF LEPPARD - Pour some Sugar on me



3=PSEUDO ECHO - Stranger in Me


4 =TALK TALK - talk talk



5 =THOMPSON TWINS - don't mess with Doctor Dream



6 =RE-FLEX - praying to the beat


7 =CLASSIC NOUVEAUX - Never Again



8 =KAJAGOOGOO - Too Shy   (A yellow drum kit??)



9 =STABILIZERS - Tyranny



10 =ADEVA - Warning


CLICK HERE to Download "Too Shy" and more from my Mixtape series..... Enjoy


LINKS
http://www.simmonsmuseum.com/
http://www.roland.com/V-Drums/
http://au.yamaha.com/en/products/musical-instruments/drums/el-drums/
http://www.jbhifi.com.au/musical-instruments/electronic-drum-kits/


Saturday, November 17, 2012

NEW MUSIK - CHURCHES (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back.....Making great use of the Voice Vocoder, this song from English band "New Musik" featured on the 1981 album "Sanctuary". (best of)
Other songs on this album included "Sanctuary" & "Straight Lines"
While Churches was not a single, its still a great song.
Enjoy











CHURCHES



STRAIGHT LINES


SANCTUARY


 CLICK HERE to Download excellent music from my Mixtape series...... Enjoy

LINKS
http://www.new-musik.co.uk/
http://electrojams.com/forum/thread-3386.html#.UKbeF4ataK8
 

Monday, November 12, 2012

80s SYNTH MEDLEY

Hello and welcome back.... These guys are awesome, can't get enough of the synth sound.... Brilliant

80'S SYNTH MEDLEY

COLIN HAY - HOLD ME (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Famous for being the lead singer of the band "Men at Work", Colin Hay released this song back in 1987 and was from the album "Looking for Jack"
Colin left Men at Work in 1985.
The song Hold Me made it to No 99 in the billboard hot 100 music chart.
For me, this song sounds fresh and lively with that distinctive sound of Colin's voice... An excellent song.






COLIN HAY - HOLD ME

LINKS
http://au.myspace.com/colinhay
http://www.facebook.com/ColinHayMusic
https://twitter.com/ColinHay
https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/colin-hay/id6849087

Monday, November 5, 2012

PETE SHELLEY

Hello and welcome back....Pete Shelley (aka Peter Campbell McNeish) was best known as a singer & guitarist in the 70s punk band "The Buzzcocks".
I first heard Pete Shelley on a compilation album called 1982 With A Bullet, with the song "Homosapien"... Moving away from guitar orientated sounds and replacing them with a synthesizer.
The BBC banded the song "Homosapien" due to the references to gay sex.
The song "Telephone Operator" is a personal favorite of mine, I love the raw sounding synths, Its an excellent song.
Enjoy






TELEPHONE OPERATOR


HOMOSAPIEN

http://au.myspace.com/peteshelleysolo
http://www.buzzcocks.com/site/index.html
http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/pete-shelley
http://www.facebook.com/pages/Pete-Shelley/105545696913