Sunday, June 30, 2013

CONNIE MITCHELL - BIG (Live on Rockwiz) (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Being a huge fan of the music series "Rockwiz" (Australian Music Show), I loved the song by Connie Mitchell with the song "Big".
Connie is from the band "Sneaky Sound System", Not only does Connie look and sound amazing, the team from Rockwiz do an stellar job with the Live sound with snappy synth playing.... One word "Stunning"

CONNIE MITCHELL - BIG  (LIVE ON ROCKWIZ)


Massive thanks to DrDownunder for the video

LINK

http://www.sbs.com.au/rockwiz/

http://www.sneakysoundsystem.com/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Sneaky-Sound-System/108064039214447?nr




Friday, June 28, 2013

MIXTAPE 22 - SIDE A

Hello and welcome back....I found this tape in the bottom of my sock drawer, I oiled up the Sony tape player and Mixtape 22 is born again. This is side A.

CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD

SONG LIST
1 = Pete Shelley - Telephone Operator
2 = Nena - Nur Getraumt
3 = Tom Petty - Learning to Fly
4 = Jane Clifton - Girl on the Wall
5 = Fat Larry's Band - Zoom
6 = MEO245 - Other Places
7 = Big Pig - Breakaway
8 = Devo - Snowball


PETE SHELLEY - TELEPHONE OPERATOR  (Thanks to MusicVideoStudiosTas for the video)



NENA - NUR GETRAEUMT  (Thanks to ForbiddenInGermany3 for the video)



BIG PIG - BREAKAWAY  (Thanks to maho8519 for the video)




No intro on this Mixtape due to time restrictions, but you get 8 songs for your ears to enjoy......only on Electronic80s.







Thursday, June 27, 2013

ALAN MYERS (Drummer for DEVO) HAS DIED

Hello and welcome back..... Sad news today, Alan Myers, Drummer in the Electronic band "Devo" has died of  Stomach Cancer, he was only 58.
Alan was with the band from 1976 - 1986 and was often referred to as the Human Metronome, because his timing was similar to that of a drum machine.

R.I.P. Alan

Wednesday, June 26, 2013

JANE CLIFTON - GIRL IN THE MIRROR (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Lead singer from the Australian Band "Jo Jo Zepp & the Falcons" (think Taxi Mary) & the "Stiletto's", Jane Clifton was also know for her stint on TV series "Prisoner" (Margo Gaffney).
I love this song, its got gritty, slap in the face lyrics, She may be big-bottomed,short-legged & her nose is out of place...perhaps may not look like the girl on the wall...at all. Excellent song.

JANE CLIFTON - GIRL IN THE MIRROR  (Thanks to MusicVideoStudiosTas for the video)



JO JO ZEP & THE FALCONS (Ft JANE CLIFTON) - TAXI MARY (Thanks to retroj25 for the video)



LINKS

http://www.janeclifton.com.au/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Jane-Clifton/290447094352215






















Tuesday, June 25, 2013

PASSENGER - LET HER GO (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.....Ok, so its not 80s...But it does have a Synthesizer in it so we're half way there. This blokes voice blows me away, every time I hear it...U.K singer / songwriter "Passenger" - Let Her Go....I remain speechless.

PASSENGER - LET HER GO  (Thanks to Passengermusic for the video)


Sometimes I find it hard to listen to this song without a tear in my eye, Its just Beautiful....But, Thats me.

                                                                LET HER GO
Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you’re missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go
And you let her go

Staring at the bottom of your glass
Hoping one day you'll make a dream last
But dreams come slow and they go so fast

You see her when you close your eyes
Maybe one day you'll understand why
Everything you touch surely dies

But you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

Staring at the ceiling in the dark
Same old empty feeling in your heart
'Cause love comes slow and it goes so fast

Well you see her when you fall asleep
But never to touch and never to keep
'Cause you loved her too much
And you dived too deep

Well you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh)
And you let her go (oh, oh, ooh)
Well you let her go

'Cause you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

'Cause you only need the light when it's burning low
Only miss the sun when it starts to snow
Only know you love her when you let her go

Only know you've been high when you're feeling low
Only hate the road when you're missin' home
Only know you love her when you let her go

And you let her go


LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/passengerofficial/02-let-her-go

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/all-the-little-lights/id490717938

https://www.facebook.com/PassengerOfficial



BACK to the 80s shortly :)


Monday, June 24, 2013

TOTO - AFRICA (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back..... Love this song, such a wonderful tune, from 1982... A number 1 hit by American band "Toto"

TOTO - AFRICA   (Thanks to totoVEVO for the video)




TOTO - AFRICA (LIVE)   (Leaves you speechless) (Thanks to EAGLE ROCK for the video)




Thursday, June 20, 2013

PET SHOP BOYS LIVE - 2012 (BERLIN)

Hello and welcome back.....A full concert from the Pet Shop Boys, from Berlin Germany. This concert features songs from their 2012 album "Elysuim".

A little something for the Pet Heads out there.

Visually stunning and sounding sharp, this is an excellent concert. Enjoy





PET SHOP BOYS LIVE - BERLIN 2012  (Massive thanks to ElectronicBeatsVideo for the video)



SONG LIST

1. Winners' cacophonie
2. Face Like That
3. Leaving
4. Invisible
5. Winner (Andrew Dawson HappySad-Remix)
6. Ego Music
7. Memory of the Future
8. Hold On
9. Requiem in Denim and Leopardskin
10. I Started a Joke (Bee Gees cover / Encore)



Wednesday, June 19, 2013

WHITESNAKE - HERE I GO AGAIN (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....Not essentially a Electronic band, more Soft Rock, but it has a haunting synth at the the start and well, that does it for me.
Originally released in 1982 on the "Saints and Sinners" album...Here I go Again made it to No1in the U.S music charts after being re-released in 1987.
The video for this song has everything you could possibly need in a music video...Long hair, A couple of Jaguars (cars, not big cats), 3 band members playing Synthesizers, several band members playing guitars and a girl in a white flimsy dress/lingerie lounging on the Jaguars (cars not big cats).....oh, and even more Hair.
As it turned out, the lead singer married the girl in the white flimsy dress/lingerie but that didn't last long...never does.




WHITESNAKE - HERE I GO AGAIN  (Thanks to emimusic for the video)



Something for the Whitesnake fans....I know your out there

WHITESNAKE LIVE 1990   (Thanks to 80RockConcerts for the video)


SONG LIST
01. Slip Of The Tongue
02. Slide It In
03. Judgement Day
04. Slow An Easy
05. Kitten's Got Claws
06. Adagio For Strato
07. Flying Dutchman Boogie
08. Is This Love
09. Cheap An' Nasty
10. Crying In The Rain
11. Fool For Your Loving
12. For The Love Of God
13. The Audience Is Listening
14. Here I Go Again
15. Bad Boys
16. Ain't No Love In The Heart Of The City
17. Still Of The Night





Monday, June 17, 2013

PSEUDO ECHO - HITS AND MORE (1983-2012)

Hello and welcome back......Pseudo Echo fans rejoice, a new compilation album has been released.
The album called "Hits and More 1983-2012" includes tracks like "Listening", "A Beat for You", "Don't Go", "Love an Adventure" & "Living in a Dream".
But then it gets interesting with Funky Town being a live track (the electronic drums are mind blowing) and a Y2K remix (Remember that).
 Some rare songs from Autumnal Park (Pseuds first album), are included, those being "Walk Away" & "In Their Time".
2 new songs make it to the compilation as well, those being "Suddenly Silently" and "Fighting the Tide"......
This is an excellent album, $8.99 on Itunes, this compilation is definitely an addition, that's worthy of one's collection.

SONG LIST

1 = Listening
2 = A Beat for You
3 = Dancing until Midnight
4 = Stranger in Me
5 = Fast Cars
6 = Destination Unknown
7 = Walkaway
8 = In their Time (Bonus Track) 
9 = Dont Go
10 = Love an Adventure
11 = Living in a Dream
12 = Try
13 = Funky Town (Live)
14 = Fooled Again
15 = Over Tomorrow
16 = 1985
17 = Funky Town (Y2K remix)
18 = Suddenly Silently
19 = Fighting the Tide

UPDATE
For Australian fans, Pseudo Echo are currently touring around the traps on their "2013 Polyphonic Tour"

28 JUNE - Settlers Tavern Margret River WA
29 JUNE - Charles Hotel Perth WA

5 JULY - Brass Monkey Sydney NSW
6 JULY - Bridge Hotel Sydney NSW
27 JULY - The Gov Adelaide SA

9 AUGUST - Lizottes Newcastle NSW
10 AUGUST - Lizottes Kincumber NSW
11 AUGUST - Lizottes Dee Why NSW
23 AUGUST - Northcote Social Club Melbourne VIC

13 SEPTEMBER - SS&A club Albury NSW
14 SEPTEMBER - Mulwala Ski club NSW

6 OCTOBER - Ceduna SA

9 NOVEMBER - Benalla Music Festival VIC


Keep checking their Facebook page for more additions.

LINKS

https://itunes.apple.com/au/album/hits-and-more/id649757172

https://www.facebook.com/pseudoecho




LISTENING  (Thanks to HOLLYwoodgoesFRANKIE for the video)



IN THEIR TIME  (Thanks to andyet1 for the video)



FIGHTING THE TIDE  (Thanks to TheNouveauxdecadence for the video)



INSTRUMENTS USED

Akai 3200s
ARP Odyssey mk3
Arp 2600 Modular
Ensoniq EPS 16+
Korg M1
Nord Lead
Oberheim OBXa
Oberheim Xpander
Propellerhead Rebirth 2.1
Roland JP800
Roland JV1080 + Vintage exp
Roland MKS80 Super Jupiter
Sequential Circuits Prophet 5
Simmons SDS V & IIIV Electronic Drums






Sunday, June 16, 2013

CHAKA KHAN - I FEEL FOR YOU (12" U.K)

Hello and welcome back....A stunning sound made better with the 12" U.K version of Chaka Khan's "I Feel for You"....sweet sounds, so good.

CHAKA KHAN - I FEEL FOR YOU (12" U.K REMIX)


Thanks to gilmour509 for the video.....



Friday, June 14, 2013

1981 COMPILATION SIDE B

Hello and welcome back..... The year is 1981 and this is side B to the compilation series of the 80s

Download Here

I kept the intro short so I could fit in ....9 SONGS
That's like getting 2 packets of TimTams for the price of one.... Excellent.



SONG LIST

1 = Soft Cell - Tainted Love
2 = Icehouse - We can get Together
3 = Mondo Rock - Cool World
4 = Adam & the Ants - Stand and Deliver
5 = Cliff Richard - Wired for Sound
6 = Kim Wilde - Checkered Love
7 = Tom Tom Club - Wordy Rappinghood
8 = Haircut 100 - Favourite Shirts (Boy meets Girl)
9 = The Teardrop Explodes - Reward



 

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

NEW RETROWAVE VOL 2 (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back..... A treat for fans of New Retrowave music, A free (or a small donation) Download to some of the hottest sounds around.
This is Vol 2 in the series and has songs by Futurecop, Betamaxx, Dynatron & Starforce.


DOWNLOAD HERE

All you need to do is click "Buy Now" and enter an amount, If your strapped for cash just enter 0 then click download now....its that easy.
If money is no problem then support the guys (and Gals?) that make sounds like this possible and enter a few dollars.

SONG LIST

Who Ha - Out Running
Multipac - Party Up 
Futurecop! - Maladaptive Daydreaming 
Betamaxx - Simulator 
Silenx - Stargazer 
Vincenzo Salvia - Milfs 
Highway Superstar - Easy Ride 
Let Em Riot - Return to Zero 
Rain Sword - Visions 
Mega Drive - Dataline 
Paradelous - Interstellar Dust 
Dynatron - Dust of The Saturn 
Perturbator - Come To Me (feat. Dana Jean Phoenix) 
Neon Vandal - ShadowDancer 
Starforce - Future Romance (feat. Epydemic) 
New Arcades - Runaway Story 
Sam Häggblad - No Time To Lose (In The Night) 
Mental Minority - Under The Stars 
Akahandsdown - Twin Turbo 2.0 
Swagbot - Beast Machine 
Stellar Dreams - The Getaway  


WHO HA - OUT RUNNING 




BETAMAXX - SIMULATOR   (Thanks to RetroModernTV for the video)
 



The RetroWave scene grows bigger, stronger and bolder as each new day comes into existence.

You are now witnessing the next big sound to takeover the music scene. Once summer 2013 hits us....no one will be able to resist the retro vibes!

Get ready to "Live The 80's Dream" in a power packed 2nd installment. 


Massive thanks to New RetroWave website for the photos and links 

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

KEBU - CROCKETTS THEME

Hello and welcome back, This is a remake of Jan Hammer's "Crockets Theme", A song made famous in the 80s TV series Miami Vice.

Kebu (Sebastian Teir) creates new instrumental, melodical synthesizer music of the kind that was made in the 70’s and 80’s using only analog synthesizers.

Equipment used in this song: Korg Polysix, Poly 61 (through a SansAmp GT2), Mono/Poly, Micro-preset M500; Roland TR-808, Jomox AirBase99, Juno 60, Alpha Juno 1&2; Touched-by-sound DRM1, Oberheim Matrix 6R, Yamaha RM1x (only for MIDI sequencing), Behringer DDX3216, Lexicon MPX500, as well as a midi patchbay and additional preamps for my mixer. Cameras: Canon HF100 (x2) and HF200.

Kebu has a new album out called "To Jupiter and Back" and is well worth a listen...Stunning Sounds.

This bloke blows my mind, If I could play half of what he does I would be a happy man :) ..Enjoy


KEBU - CROCKETT'S THEME



KEBU - TO JUPITER AND BACK



JAN HAMMER - CROCKETT'S THEME



LINKS

http://kebu.fi/

https://www.facebook.com/kebunator

https://itunes.apple.com/gb/album/to-jupiter-and-back/id518337905?ign-mpt=uo%3D4

https://soundcloud.com/kebu/sets/kebu-to-jupiter-and-back

http://open.spotify.com/album/2OPOjHabLyezWBYPDBTzGj



Massive thanks to Kebu for the videos and photos

Sunday, June 9, 2013

DURAN DURAN LIVE - 1982 (New Years Eve Ball)

Hello and welcome back.... New Years Eve 1982, Duran Duran Live.... So fresh, So young, So New Romantic, So 80s...
Enjoy










DURAN DURAN - LIVE 1982  (Thanks to elbotenocturno for the video)



SONG LIST

Rio
Hold Back the Rain
New Religion
Save A Prayer
Hungry Like The Wolf
Planet Earth
Careless Memories
Girls on Film



Friday, June 7, 2013

SPACEHOTEL - REWIND 25 (Sounds like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.....Loving this song at the moment.
Pumping out sweet sounds from the Roland JX-3P.... Rewind 25 was released in 2009 by UK singer / songwriter / musician Paul Timson aka SpaceHotel.
Music influences include bands like Duran Duran, Depeche Mode, Mansun & Blur.







A 2013 album is in the pipeline

Tracks are available to download HERE with a EP available and HERE with free music streams.


This is one band to keep on eye on for big things to come.







SPACEHOTEL - REWIND 25




SPACEHOTEL - IM NOT THERE



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/spacehotelmusic

http://www.spacehotelmusic.com/blog/2013/05/10/studio-update-new-york-sky/

https://twitter.com/spacehotel

http://www.twylah.com/spacehotel



Thanks to Spacehotel for the Photos & Videos


Wednesday, June 5, 2013

1981 - COMPILATION SIDE A

Hello and welcome back.....The year is 1981.

New Romantic was in...The first Delorean was being made, and Bucks Fizz wins the Eurovision song contest.

Welcome to 1981 - Side A

DOWNLOAD HERE

Like to say Thank You to my son "Benjamin" for doing the Intro for me. (its a bit shorter than the 1980 intro but I added another song :))


SONG LIST

1 = Kim Wilde - Kids in America
2 = Missing Persons - Words
3 = Visage - Fade to Grey
4 = Kim Carnes - Bette Davis Eyes
5 = Depeche Mode - Just can't get Enough
6 = Classix Nouveaux - Guilty
7 = The GoGo's - Our lips are Sealed
8 = Ultravox - Vienna



MISSING PERSONS - WORDS   (Thanks to emimusic for the video



DEPECHE MODE - JUST CANT GET ENOUGH  (Thanks to emimusic for the video)



VISAGE - FADE TO GREY  (Thanks to VisageVEVO for the video)



DOWNLOAD 1980 side A HERE

DOWNLOAD 1980 side B HERE

DOWNLOAD my Mixtape series HERE

Enjoy




MAX Q (Ft Michael Hutchence) - WAY OF THE WORLD

Hello and welcome back....

JUNE 4th 1989....Tiananmen Square....Beijing China..... It was to be a Student-led Demonstration, instead it turned into Tiananmen Square Massacre....



MAX Q - WAY OF THE WORLD (Ft Michael Hutchence) (Thanks to Richard Lowenstein for the video)
 

Max Q were an Australian band with Michael Hutchence (INXS) & Ollie Olsen, Released in 1989 "Way of the World" is a moving song, with some powerfull lyrics (see below).

You are born into this world
Looking down the barrel of a gun
And those who hold the gun
Want you to work fast and die young
And if you don’t work
If you don’t obey
They’ll make you live in fear ‘til your dying day
Those who govern hold the gun to your head
With religions, corporations, proud of the blood


And the corporate snakes coming up to feed
On that pathetic fact known as human greed
Skin and bone being raked over those hot coals
This dump never seems to give time for human soul
And all those things that we have learnt
No time for questions you’ll just get burnt
You’ll just get burnt


And those words crush you flat
Like your skull’s under a brick
And the fear’s so damn strong
That it makes you sick
And you can see right through those eyes
That make you fear, that make you lie
And you’re taught to hold high
Yet you wonder why
Dumb values forced upon you by the
Living lie




Monday, June 3, 2013

PET SHOP BOYS - VOCAL (New Music)

Hello and welcome back.....Petheads, Hug each other, A second single from the wildly anticipated new album "Electric" (due July 15th 2013) has been set free, called "Vocal". Dance beats pumping, synths pounding and smooth vocals.....I need to lay down

PET SHOP BOYS - VOCAL  (Massive thanks to petshopboysVEVO for the video)



http://www.petshopboys.co.uk/

https://twitter.com/petshopboys


DAVID BOWIE - CHINA GIRL (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back......Probably my most favorite track from David Bowie (co-written with Iggy Pop), this song was released in 1977 by Iggy then Re-released in 1983 by Bowie. Rumored to be one's love for a Vietnamese Girl (Iggy's, Not Bowie).....Filmed in Chinatown, Sydney, Australia.

DAVID BOWIE - CHINA GIRL    (Thanks to emimusic for the video)

Such an Awesome song....Cheers

Sunday, June 2, 2013

MADONNA - LIVE 1985 (The Virgin Tour)

Hello and welcome back..... Cast your mind back to 1985, Madonna was the most popular female artist around, just releasing the most controversial album at the time "Like A Virgin"....This is the follow up concert. Live in 1985 ... Enjoy

MADONNA - LIVE 1985 (Massive thanks to Mads Boots for the video)


SONG LISTING

1) INTRO
2) DRESS YOU UP
3) HOLIDAY
4) INTO THE GROOVE
5) EVERYBODY
6) GAMBLER
7) LUCKY STAR
8) CRAZY FOR YOU
9) OVER AND OVER
10) LIKE A VIRGIN
11) MATERIAL GIRL
12) FINAL - CREDITS











REAL LIFE - FADE TO GREY

Hello and welcome back.....From Australian band "Real Life" (think "Send me an Angel"), A cover version of the song Fade To Grey by Visage..... Sounding incredible, especially when the bass synth kicks in,....
The album that this song is from is a series of 80s covers by Real Life and is worth getting your hands on.
This song is also available on my Mixtape series for download.... SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S
Play it loud :)








 REAL LIFE - FADE TO GREY  (Thanks to Jesse Johns for the video)