Thursday, May 30, 2013

DEF LEPPARD - LIVE 1988 (Denver Colorado)

Hello and welcome back.....I have featured Def Leppard before on this blog =  SEE HERE.

I am a huge fan of this band and have many fond memories listening to their music (one of them- I actually Died while listening to the song "Rocket"...see previous Def Leppard blog (link above)).

This concert was just after their 1987 album release "Hysteria", probably one of the biggest albums of the 80s.





DEF LEPPARD LIVE - 1988          (Massive thanks to xxxxSlyderxxx for the video)



SONG LIST

1. Stagefright
2. Rock! Rock! ('Til You Drop)
3. Women
4. Too Late for Love
5. Hysteria
6. Gods of War
7. Die Hard the Hunter
8. Bringin' On the Heartbreak
9. Foolin'
10. Armageddon It
11. Animal
12. Pour Some Sugar on Me
13. Rock of Ages
14. Photograph

AWESOME






Tuesday, May 28, 2013

VISAGE - SHAMELESS FASHION (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.......Visage is Back with a killer new track....Called "Shameless Fashion"

From their new album "Hearts and Knives" it is New Romantic 80s as we know it.... sounding sensational.

This is the bands forth album, and is their first material in.....29 YEARS. (has it been that long?)

Band line up consists of Steve Strange (vocals -Visage original member), Steve Barnacle (bass - he worked on 1984 album "Beat Boy"), Robin Simon (guitars - ex Ultravox), & Lauren Duvall (Vocals).
Also featured on this album is Dave Formula (Synths - Visage original member) & Mick MacNeil (Synths - from the band Simple Minds).
Midge Ure and Rusty Egan also helped with the album.

And it shows, this album Kicks Ass, with Sweeping Guitars, melodic 80s analogue Synths and the superb vocals of Steve Strange. (I've just wet my pants)

Folks....this is the comeback of the year. A 10/10 album

SHAMELESS FASHION    (thanks to Steve Strange for the video)



SHE'S ELECTRIC   (Thanks to 381jot for the video)



LINKS

http://www.visage.cc/

http://www.theblitzclub.com/BZCR010.php

https://twitter.com/TheRealVisage

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/visage/id1971552

https://soundcloud.com/the-real-visage/sets/hearts-and-knives

https://www.facebook.com/therealvisage





Photos/artwork by Peter Ashworth (Original photographer for the 1980's album)


SORRY, couldn't go past this..... Behind the scenes of the new album



Monday, May 27, 2013

BROS

Hello and welcome back..... U.K band "Bros" had a string of hits towards the late 80s.
Bros consisted of twin brothers Luke and Matt Goss with Craig Logan also forming the band.
They were managed by former Pet Shop Boys "Tom Watkins"
For me I liked their music, had a good sound although a bit confused as to the nature of Craig Logan as the other two (Luke & Matt) were obviously brothers....Most of the photos in Smash Hits & Countdown magazines usually only had pics of Luke & Matt... still he was a valuable member to the band and their music was awesome.







Bros released 3 albums in total, Songs I like were "I Owe You Nothing", "When Will I Be Famous", "I Quit" & "Chocolate Box".....My favourite would have to be "When Will I Be Famous" with pumping beat and dance moves to die for, it was excellent time for music.

I OWE YOU NOTHING   (Thanks to BrosVEVO for the video)



WHEN WILL I BE FAMOUS  (Thanks to skv80s for the video)



I QUIT  (thanks to BrosVEVO for the video)



CHOCOLATE BOX  (Thanks to BrosVEVO for the video)






Thursday, May 23, 2013

TOTO COELO - DRACULA'S TANGO (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Tasty number from U.K. band Toto Coelo (Known as Total Coelo in the U.S.), this song Dracula's Tango was a follow up to the popular song "I Eat Cannibals"......for me I kinda like the groove of Dracula's tango more than I eat Cannibals, still their both awesome songs, Wouldn't you agree?.

TOTO COELO - DRACULA'S TANGO




TOTO COELO - I EAT CANNIBALS




Before Electronic80s started, they read books....True story :)



Sunday, May 19, 2013

ALPHAVILLE - SUMMER IN BERLIN (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....Summer in Berlin, sounds like a dream I once had.

ALPHAVILLE - SUMMER IN BERLIN

Friday, May 17, 2013

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - Vol 2 (Side B)

Hello and welcome back......New music to Download, Sounds like the 80s Vol 2 (Side B).

With New music from Belinda Carlisle, Ultravox, FM Attack and .....OMD.

DOWNLOAD HERE

Awesome.





Track Listing 
1 = OMD - Metroland
2 = Belinda Carlisle - Sun
3 = Empire of the Sun - Alive
4 = San Cisco - Beach
5 = Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Key
6 = Ultravox - Lie
7 = FM Attack - Yesterday (ft Koo De Tah)



BELINDA CARLISLE - SUN  (Thanks to BelindaCarlisleVEVO for the video)



SAN CISCO - BEACH   (Thanks to SanCiscoVEVO for the video)



OMD - METROLAND  (Thanks to OMDenglishelectric for the video)


Listen to Vol 2 side A HERE

Listen to Vol 1 side A HERE

Listen to Vol 1 side B HERE

Enjoy :)





Wednesday, May 15, 2013

JOEY SCARBURY - BELIEVE IT OR NOT (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Probably  more famous for singing the theme to the hit TV series
"Greatest American Hero", Joey Scarbury's song "Believe it or Not" from  made it to No2 on the music charts back in 1981..... Believe it or not.














JOEY SCARBURY - BELIEVE IT OR NOT (full song)  (thanks to Mikkim51 for the video)



SEASON 4 INTRO  (thanks to WonderLyndaDebra for the video)



1981 ORIGINAL PILOT MOVIE  (massive thanks to JourdanTech for the video)






Monday, May 13, 2013

DAFT PUNK - GET LUCKY (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.....Sounding almost 70s (think Kool & the Gang, Hot Chocolate), this funky/disco sounding song from French band  Daft Punk sounds awesome.
Currently sitting on 21 million youtube views, I would say its pretty popular.

 The song "Get Lucky" features R&B singer/songwriter Pharrell Williams.

New Album called "Random Access Memories" due for release on 21/05/13

One word....Smoooooth.





DAFT PUNK - GET LUCKY   (thanks to DaftPunk VEVO for the video)



LINKS

http://www.daftpunk.com/

https://www.facebook.com/daftpunk

http://www.myspace.com/daftpunk

https://twitter.com/daftpunk

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/daft-punk/id5468295



Sunday, May 12, 2013

EMPIRE OF THE SUN (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.....Australian band Empire of the Sun is a mix of 2 separate bands, that being dance band "Pnau" and another band called "The Sleepy Jackson".
I first heard of this band on Sydney radio Triple J, playing the song "Walking on A Dream".....This song reminds me of  80s band "Tears for Fears".




What stands out for me is the costumes, they are amazing, and the sound is so lush, so haunting...I love it.
Its a shame more bands don't go to the
lengths that this band goes to, with regards to costumes and things, it makes you stand out, more and more people will remember that. (Another similar band is "Divine Knights") also a huge favorite of mine.





 Empire of the Sun has just released a new single called "Alive" and listening to this song makes you feel just that....glad to be alive :)

A new album is due in June 2013 called "Ice on the Dune".... Should be good.
 Enjoy.





WALKING ON A DREAM                           (thanks to emimusic for the video)



ALIVE  (New Music)                            (thanks to empireofthesunvevo for the video)



DIVINE KNIGHTS - STORM               (thanks to Divine Knights for the video)



LINKS

http://empireofthesun.com/

http://www.myspace.com/empireofthesunsound

https://www.facebook.com/empireofthesun


Friday, May 10, 2013

Wednesday, May 8, 2013

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - Vol 2 (Side A)

Hello and welcome back..... Due to the popularity of Sounds like the 80s Vol 1, I have decided to record Vol 2.
Newish songs that have that 80s flavor including bands like Strange Talk, Pet Shop Boys, Cut
Copy & Lazerhawk.


DOWNLOAD HERE






  
Song listing
1. Strange Talk - Cast Away
2. Dragonette - Run, Run, Run
3. Pet Shop Boys - Axis
4. The Presets - Promises
5. Cut Copy - Feel the Love
6. Lazerhawk - Dream Machine
7. Elke - Blue Dream Lover


STRANGE TALK - CAST AWAY



DRAGONETTE - RUN, RUN, RUN



LAZERHAWK - DREAM MACHINE




LISTEN to Mixtape 8 = Sounds like the 80s - Side A HERE
                                                                          Side B HERE




Tuesday, May 7, 2013

TIL TUESDAY - WHY MUST I (lost hit)

Hello and welcome back......Stunning voice of Aimee Mann with the song "Why Must I" from Til Tuesdays 1988 album "Everything's Different Now".... This song was not a single (should have been). Enjoy.








TIL TUESDAY - WHY MUST I    (Thanks to C E Wyatt for the video)

Monday, May 6, 2013

MUSICROOM AUSTRALIA (An Excellent Website)

Hello and welcome back..... If you love music or are a musician..... listen closely. I have come across a site that is worthy of a mention.

As a lover of various music forms I stumbled across "Musicroom" on facebook.
They often run competitions which I have been lucky enough to win a few books from this company..... So who are they and what do they do?

Firstly "Musicroom" is world wide and include places like UK, France, the USA and Australia.
They offer everything from sheet music for musicians to instructive books and videos (ever wanted to play guitar like a pro?)
They even sell reference books on artists like Madonna & Taylor Swift. (see below)


Check out their site here = http://www.musicroom.com.au/en-au/

What you will find at Musicroom =
1. Sheet music & songbooks
2. Instruments & accessories
3. Tuition books
4. Tuition DVD & CD
5. Music for schools
6. Gifts
7. Downloads
8. Books about music










Connect with Facebook =
www.facebook.com/MusicRoomAU

Connect with Twitter = https://twitter.com/MusicRoomAU

As I mentioned before, Musicroom often run competitions on their Facebook page and their customer service is second to none......Its excellent.

A few facts about Musicroom Australia =

1. Local Distribution: don't wait for weeks for your music to arrive from overseas! We now have a warehouse in Australia, and this also means cheaper delivery rates and prices in Australian dollars.

2. The world’s largest music store with over 250,000 songs, 60,000 titles, and millions of items in stock.

3. High quality products at low prices. We produce and source only the highest quality products. Every product we sell is assessed to ensure it meets the highest editorial and quality standards

4. 100% secure online ordering. We use the highest level of security commercially available (128K SSL).

5. Money-back guarantee. Please see to our Terms and Conditions for details. (see website)

6 .Fast, accurate delivery. We aim to dispatch orders within one working day.

7. Special offers, personalised recommendations, competitions, and free email newsletters. Expert reviews and editorial staff.

8. Excellent customer service. Dedicated support by telephone and email.

9. An award-winning website with a dedicated team of developers constantly adding new features and improving the design.

An excellent site that is worth a mention from a happy customer.....Me (Michael Bailey)

 Contact their Product Specialists on 1300 766 640

Email Musicroom on = info@musicroom.com.au

Many thanks to Musicroom Australia for the use of their logo and products.



Sunday, May 5, 2013

AGNETHA FALTSKOG - WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE (New Music)

Hello and welcome back..... Abba Princess Agnetha Faltskog is back with a new single after 30 years.
At age 63 she still looks and sounds amazing.... Agnetha is due to release a new album called "A" on the 10th May 2013 (13th in the U.K).
The song "When you really Loved Someone" is the first single from the album.
One word.... Stunning.



 AGNETHA FALTSKOG - WHEN YOU REALLY LOVED SOMEONE

Thanks to AgnethaVEVO for the video

LINKS

http://www.agnetha.com/

https://www.facebook.com/AgnethaOfficialFanBase

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/agnetha-faltskog/id13118309


An earlier pic of Agnetha



Friday, May 3, 2013

WORLD PARTY - SHIP OF FOOLS (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back......Possibly one of the best songs from 1987..... So love this song.

WORLD PARTY - SHIP OF FOOLS  (Many thanks to Aussiebattlervideos2 for the video)

Thursday, May 2, 2013

TIGHT FIT - THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back......1982 is to blame for this one, The Band Tight Fit had a number 1 in the music charts with "The Lion Sleeps Tonight".
2 questions remain after watching this video =

1. Is the lion really sleeping or is he really dead?? (he looks fake to me)

2 . Why did that woman walk off with that gorilla...Smiling?? (he looks fake too)

Still, will its questions remain unanswered, its still a good song. Enjoy

TIGHT FIT - THE LION SLEEPS TONIGHT  (thanks to MTVClassic1 for the video)


Its not the first time I questioned the authenticity of certain animals...not sure about this lion too

DIE ROTEN PUNKTE - I AM A LION  (thanks to dierotenpunkte for the video)



I will leave it up to you to decide :)


Wednesday, May 1, 2013

PET SHOP BOYS - AXIS (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.....Petheads rejoice, A new single from Pet Shop Boys has risen....Called "Axis"

PET SHOP BOYS - AXIS     (Thanks to PetShopBoysVEVO for the video)


Loving the new sound, Hope the rest of the album is as good as this....time will tell