Thursday, February 28, 2013

DAVID BOWIE - THE STARS (ARE OUT TONIGHT) (new music)

Hello and welcome back......David Bowie is back, His latest single is called "The Stars (Are Out Tonight)" and is from Davids new album "The Next Day" due for release on March 8 2013.

A strange video for "The Stars" but from the moment you hear the song, you know it pure Bowie....
The video also stars Australian model "Andrej Pejic".
This is the second single from Bowie's new album, the first single is called "Where Are We Now" and is more of a moody song.
I'ts great to see another 70s/80s music artist make their way to the come back trail. Excellent.

THE STARS (are out tonight)


WHERE ARE WE NOW


LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/davidbowie

http://www.davidbowie.com/the-next-day

http://www.myspace.com/davidbowie





 Many thanks to DavidBowieVEVO for the videos, news.com & artsdesk.com for the photos.

Tuesday, February 26, 2013

CBS MUSIC 1989

Hello and welcome back..... Great selection of music from CBS music in 1989 with albums from "MaxQ", "Alice Cooper", "Indecent Obsession", "Martika" & "Bros"................Yes folks, I'll say it again, They don't make music like this anymore.


Monday, February 25, 2013

ADEVA - adeva

Hello and welcome back... Patrica Daniels aka "Adeva" was a director & vocal coach in her local church choir before she became one of the best late 80s singers. For me she kinda reminds me of "Grace Jones" a bit, with the strong vocals and high hair... Her self titled album was let loose in 1989 and had a string of hits including "respect", "treat me right", "i thank you" and my pick of the album .. "warning"... Love the lyrics and the punchy synths..the in-sync dancers and smooth vocals.. They don't write stuff like this anymore..Enjoy.

Track listing =

1 = respect


2 = treat me right


3 = i thank you


4 = so right


5 = in & out of my life


6 = warning


7 = i don't need you


8 = beautiful love


9 = promises


10 - musical freedom


Simply brilliant... CLICK HERE to Download "Warning" and more from my Mixtape series...... Enjoy

STARLIGHT - NUMERO UNO (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back......Italo House music was booming in 1989 and this song was a huge part of it. Numero Uno was released in 1988 by the "Starlight Invention Group - Numero Uno" with music samples of Aretha Franklin & Rose Royce, but apon its re-release in 89 they redid the lyrics so that legal problems did not arise.
Clubs across Europe loved this song, reaching no 6 in the UK music charts.
Awesome song.








STARLIGHT - NUMERO UNO

Friday, February 22, 2013

THE BUREAU - ONLY FOR SHEEP (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back..... A one hit wonder in 1981 for UK band "The Bureau", Only for Sheep made it to No6 in the Australian music charts..... Yes folks, we loved this song while the rest of the world.... well, didn't.
Ex Dexy's Midnight Runner bass player (Pete Williams) is one of the band members of The Bureau as was their manager after allegedly sacking Kevin Rowland (Dexy's Lead singer).....5 other band members also left Dexy's,.... Hire some new band members, dress them up as Sheep for a video and the rest is history.

When the band members of "The Bureau" asked the Sheep what they thought of the song, the sheep replied........  Bahahahahahahahahahah





ONLY FOR SHEEP LYRICS (everybody sing)


That man is in pain and he's shouting so loud
There's a space all around him a space in the crowd
He is holding his head like it's gonna explode

It's part of a new meaning
From deep in his soul

It is only for Sheep
only for sheep, for sheep
Yeah
Cos when you're awake you're a sheep
Yeah

You show us a new way you sound so sincere
How sweet it must be to be able to think so clear
But you are just another in a long line of fools

Giving us freedom
With a new set of rules

It is only for Sheep
only for sheep, for sheep
Yeah
Cos when you're awake then you're a sheep
Yeah

It is only for Sheep
only for sheep, for sheep
Yeah
When you're awake then you're a sheep, asleep
Yeah

That man is in pain and he's shouting so loud
There's a space all around him a space in the crowd
He is holding his head like it's gonna explode

It's part of a new meaning
From deep in his soul

It is only for sheep
only for sheep, for sheep
Yeah
When you're awake you're a sheep
Yeah

It's only it's only it's only for sheep
only for sheep, for sheep
Yeah
When you're awake you're sheep


Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah
Yeah, it's only for sheep
Only for sheep
For sheep, yeah

When you're awake you're a sheep
Yeah
Yeeeaahh
Only for sheep only for sheep
 
 
Many thanks to Geoff Fritz & lachlan.bluehaze.com.au for the lyrics....
and alehouserock for the video. 


Thursday, February 21, 2013

ROBERT PALMER

Hello and welcome back.....Robert Allen Palmer (Robert Palmer) was an English singer born in Yorkshire, England.
His voice was very distinctive, and often added other styles of music such as Reggae, Soul & Blues,  just to keep it interesting.
Robert was also a member of the band  "The Power Station" (think "Some Like It Hot")

Sadly Robert died in September 2003 from a heart attack. He was only 54.






Robert Palmer had a slather of albums to his name (14 in total). The song Simply Irresistible was his biggest hit, reaching No1 in the Australian and US music charts. The album Heavy Nova (1988) was his biggest making it to Gold and Platinum status.

For me, I don't like the song Simply Irresistible, while being flogged on radio you soon got sick of hearing it (The video was pretty good though) and besides Robert had so many other excellent songs you don't hear anymore.

Songs that got my attention were "Johnny and Mary", "Looking for Clues", " Bad case of Loving you (Doctor Doctor)", "Hyperactive" & "Addicted to Love",  but it was the song "Early in the Morning" that got my attention, Love the Melodic Synths, the twangy guitars and the unmistakeable voice of Robert..... The song "Hyperactive" also rates a mention, Its an Excellent song.

Robert was known in the music industry as a true gentleman and its good to know his songs will still live on, even if it is the song "Simply Irresistible".


POWER STATION - SOME LIKE IT HOT  (Thanks to EMImusic for the video)



EARLY IN THE MORNING



HYPERACTIVE  (Thanks to VinylandTapeforever for the video)



JOHNNY AND MARY (Love the Synths)  Thanks to RobertPalmerVEVO for the video



LOOKING FOR CLUES     Thanks to jmannen77 for the video




BAD CASE OF LOVING YOU  (Doctor Doctor) - The audience is pumped...... Thanks to jmannen77 for the video



ADDICTED TO LOVE   Thanks to RobertPalmerVEVO for the video



SIMPLY IRRESISTIBLE  (O.K, I'm warming up to it now)   Thanks to EMImusic for the video



LINKS
http://www.robertpalmer.com/

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/robert%20palmer

http://www.israbox.com/1146412775-robert-palmer-discography-1974-2003.html



SONY TAPES

Hello and welcome back..... I really miss these tapes, the sound quality was excellent and they were portable. I used to buy the chrome UX tapes...sounded amazing, I miss those days.


Wednesday, February 20, 2013

JOHN WAITE - MISSING YOU (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....I still remember when I first heard this song, I had received a AIWA Walkman for Christmas in 1984, It was one of the most memorable moments in my life....The first introduction to stereo music and this song made it so much better.
English singer John Waite was also a singer in the band "Bad English" (think "When I see you Smile"),he was also in the 70s band "The Babys"
John Waite is a extremely talented singer and has released 10 solo albums
 The song "Missing you" went to No1 in the US music charts and was one of those songs that you could sing to, I love this song.

They don't make songs like this anymore.





MISSING YOU      Thanks to EMImusic for the video



BAD ENGLISH - WHEN I SEE YOU SMILE    (check out the hair) - THANKS to BadEnglishVevo for the video.


LINKS
http://www.myspace.com/johnwaite

https://www.facebook.com/JohnWaiteMusic

http://www.johnwaitethesinger.com/

http://www.johnwaite.nl/

http://www.johnwaite.com/




Tuesday, February 19, 2013

HEAR THIS

Hello and welcome back..... Look how chunky our sound systems were back in 1989, this advertisement was from a Brashes music store magazine. Also pictured is a 6 stack CD player both from Pioneer.....so Primitive.

ICEHOUSE - WHATS BEHIND A SONG?

Hello and welcome back..... Often a song is written because of love, love problems or an experience in life.
I find this information interesting because it gives you an idea about how a band first started, other band members and where they came from (including other bands) and problems that cropped up.
I love the band Icehouse, they were one of the first bands to use a Fairlight Synthersizer, but how did they get their name.... They used to be called "Flowers".
I found this article in a magazine back in 1989 from Brashes, a music store similar to HMV and Virgin. A very interesting story
Enjoy.

                                         CLICK ON THE ARTICLE ABOVE TO ENLARGE


ICEHOUSE - ICEHOUSE


 Awesome.... CLICK HERE to Download Icehouse and other songs from my Mixtape series.... Cheers

http://www.icehouse-ivadavies.com/
https://www.facebook.com/Icehouseband
http://www.spellbound-icehouse.org/

Saturday, February 16, 2013

LATEST NEWS

Hello and welcome back..... PETE BURNS BACK IN THE STUDIO WITH PETE WATERMAN.
This is what hit my inbox this morning.... This is excellent news, being a massive fan of Pete Burns (from the band "Dead or Alive") and Pete Waterman (Producer from SAW - Stock Aitken & Waterman),There is talk of a new album from Dead Or Alive, Well,  It seems to look like it. Am I Excited?... Hell yes


Taken from Officialcharts.com =

Dead Or Alive frontman recording new material with legendary producer who helped launch his career.

Dead Or Alive frontman Pete Burns returned to the studio yesterday (February 14) to begin work on new material with producer Pete Waterman. It is the first time the pair have worked together since Dead Or Alive’s 1987 album Mad, Bad, And Dangerous To Know.
Waterman, who was part of legendary hit-making production team Stock Aitken Waterman, helped launch Dead Or Alive’s career, producing their 1984 Official Number 1 single You Spin Me Round (Like a Record).
It is thought the pair rekindled their friendship when Dead Or Alive reformed to play Hit Factory Live - a celebration of 25 years of Pete Waterman’s record label, PWL – at London’s O2 Arena in December of last year.

 Massive thank you to Pete Burns, Pete Waterman & officialcharts.com for the photos.

Pete Burns also opened a Twitter Account Yesterday = https://twitter.com/PeteBurns2013

Yesterday Pete Waterman tweeted (in regards to Pete Burns) = once a genius, always a genius... and like Dali's cat, he still knows how to miaow!

Excellent News for electronic80s fans.

Friday, February 15, 2013

INDECENT OBSESSION

Hello and welcome back......Formed in 1987, Australian band Indecent Obsession had a few hits in the late 80s.
Those hits were "Say Goodbye" and "Tell Me Something" and came out around 1989.
Fronted by David Dixon on vocals,this band sounded and looked pretty good. (so my Girlfriend at that time kept telling me, then she would give me a funny look and walk away)
Other band members included Andrew Coyne (guitars), Michael Szumowski (Synths) & Daryl Sims (drums).






David is also a Actor and has done a stint in the Australian TV series Home & Away.(Nathan Roberts).
David now flies Helicopters for a living for Air Ambulance.

For me, I loved their music. It was upbeat and synth driven with smooth vocals.
Another song that caught my attention was called "Kiss Me" (from the 1992 album Indigo), It was just after this album that David left the band.







SAY GOODBYE


TELL ME SOMETHING


KISS ME


LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/indecentobsessionband

http://www.tumblr.com/tagged/indecent%20obsession

Tuesday, February 12, 2013

MIXTAPE 6 - VALENTINES DAY LOVE SONG SPECIAL

Hello and welcome back..... MIXTAPE 6 - Valentines Day Love Song Special.
LOVE
It makes the world go round
It makes you feel like on top of the world
It can crush your heart like a Doodlebug.
They named a boat after it.... The Love Boat.
Love songs from the 80s
Enjoy






CLICK HERE  TO DOWNLOAD

Track List
1 = Leo Sayer - More than I can Say
2 = Hot Chocolate - It Started with a Kiss
3 = Roxette - Listen to your Heart
4 = Mike and the Mechanics - Par Avion
5 = George Michael - Careless Whisper
6 = REO Speedwagon - Keep on Loving You
7 = ABC - All of my Heart
8 = Boy Meets Girl - Waiting for a Star to Fall
9 = John Paul Young - Love is in the Air
10 = Stevie Wonder - I just Called to Say I Love You
11 = Mr Mister - Broken Wings
12 = Belinda Carlisle - Mad About You
13 = Kool & The Gang - Cherish
14 = Phil Oakey - Electric Dreams
15 = Dear Enemy - Computer One


















Massive "THANK YOU" To My Wife Kathleen for helping me select certain songs. Love you more than Anything in this world.  xxxxx
HAPPY VALENTINES DAY KatKat. (My Wife's Nickname)


HOT CHOCOLATE - IT STARTED WITH A KISS



ABC - ALL OF MY HEART




BELINDA CARLISLE - MAD ABOUT YOU






Monday, February 11, 2013

DEVO - LIVE 1980

Hello and welcome back......Recorded when Devo was in their prime, 1980 at Petaluma California. (Back when the sound was Raw)

SONG LIST
Intro
Whip It 
Snowball 
It's Not Right 
Girl U Want 
Planet Earth 
SIB 
Secret Agent Man
Pink Pussycat
Blockhead
(I Can't Get No) Satisfaction
Uncontrollable Urge
Mongoloid
Be Stiff
Gates Of Steel 
Freedom Of Choice
Jocko Homo
Smart Patrol / Mr DNA
Gut Feeling / Slap Your Mammy
Come Back Jonee 
Tunnel Of Life
Devo Corporate Anthem

Massive Thanks to MVDmusicvideo for the Video




KYLIE MOLE - SO EXCELLENT (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... The Comedy Company was responsible for this "Excellent" song, the brain child of Mary-anne Fahey.
Kylie Mole was basically a not so happy school girl who spoke Bogan (Australian slang) and had a dislike for a girl called Amanda and had the hots for Dino (Not the Dinosaur) - a boy called Dino
This song actually made it to No8 on the 1989 Australian music charts.
Excellent





 

Thursday, February 7, 2013

THE HIT FACTORY - THE STOCK AITKEN & WATERMAN STORY

Hello and welcome back..... Famous for the sounds of Bananarama, Dead or Alive, Kylie Minogue & Rick Astley, The Stock Aitken & Waterman story.
I found this interesting.




Massive "Thank You" to Digivoka for the Video

ROD STEWART - TONIGHT I'M YOURS ( lost hit)

Hello and welcome back....What an Awesome song, Love this.... A terrific sounding song from 1981 when Life was way easier than it is now. Play it Loud

ROD STEWART - Tonight I'm Yours

NEIL (YOUNG ONES) - HOLE IN MY SHOE (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back..... A song originally by the band "Traffic".
Neal (Nigel Planer) from the English sitcom "The Young Ones" sang this song on BBC Top of the Pops and it reached No 2 in the music charts, It also made it to "Best Comedy Single" in 1985.
Neal was the Hippy Dude.

NEAL (YOUNG ONES)  - HOLE IN MY SHOE

Tuesday, February 5, 2013

ANORAAK - LONG DISTANCE HEARTS (Sounds Like The 80s)

Hello and welcome back.....An Awesome song by the ElecroSynth band "Anoraak" called Long Distance Hearts with the video done by Neros77 (Weird Science)..... Love the 80s sound.













ANORAAK - LONG DISTANCE HEARTS


LINKS
http://www.anoraak.com/

http://www.myspace.com/anoraak

https://soundcloud.com/anoraak

https://www.facebook.com/anoraak

Monday, February 4, 2013

TOM PETTY - DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back.....A strange video for this 1985 hit from Tom Petty as it follows a Alice in Wonderland theme (Think there is something more than tea in those cups)..... Did I mention Alice gets eaten in the end.... Still its an awesome song.

I recently heard this song in the movie "We Brought a Zoo", Its great to hear a song that you know ..... And yes folks, I cried at the end.
But that's just me.
Its an excellent movie.





TOM PETTY - DON'T COME AROUND HERE NO MORE.


LINKS
http://www.tompetty.com/news
https://twitter.com/tompetty
http://www.myspace.com/tompetty
https://www.facebook.com/tompetty


Friday, February 1, 2013

MIXTAPE 7 - 12" INCHES OF ELECTRONIC80S

Hello and welcome back...... Mixtape No 7 is ALIVE.

Possibly my most favorite of the Mixtape series with remixes and 12" versions from New Order, Berlin, Cabaret Voltaire, Pet Shop Boys & ... O.M.D.

All this goodness only on Electronic80s.







DOWNLOAD HERE 

 Track Listing
1. Billy Ocean - Loverboy (Extended 12" mix)
2. Duran Duran - Hungry like the Wolf (Night Version)
3. New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (12" extended)
4. Dead or Alive - Spin Me Round (Murder Mix)
5. Berlin - Dancing in Berlin (Dance Remix)
6. Cabaret Voltaire - Hypnotized (Daniel Miller D.O.R. Mix)
7. Pet Shop Boys - Always on my Mind (12" Extended dance Version)
8. The Venetians - So Much for Love (12" Remix)
9. O.M.D. - We Love You (Extended Mix)
10. Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (Full 12" Version)




DURAN DURAN - HUNGRY LIKE THE WOLF  



BERLIN - DANCING IN BERLIN




THE VENETIANS - SO MUCH FOR LOVE



Enjoy.