Friday, May 30, 2014

1984 - SIDE A (Compilation Series - Music Download)

Hello and welcome back... The year is 1984 - Side A of 80s compilation series

Some things that happened in 1984 =

Apple Mac went on sale

Singer "Marvin Gaye" was shot dead by his father one day before his birthday



1984 summer Olympics was held in Los Angles, California while Russia and friends took a raincheck

WELCOME TO 1984

TRACK LIST
1. Animotion - Obsession
2. Dead or Alive - Spin me Round
3. General Public - Tenderness
4. SOS Band - Just be good to Me
5. Eurythmics - Sex Crime (1984)
6. Frankie goes to Hollywood - Relax
7. Bronski Beat - Why
8. Laura Branigan - Self Control
9. Pat Benatar - Love is a Battlefield
10. Nik Kershaw - Wouldn't be Good
11. Wham - Freedom
12. Elton John - Kiss the Bride
13. Nena - 99 Luft Balloons
14. Limahl - Never ending Story



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE  in Stunning 80s Stereo


SOME MORE THINGS THAT HAPPENED IN 1984

A U.S court ruled that taping television show at home on VCR's does not violate copyright laws..

Everybody was looking back at "George Orwell" 1949 novel '1984' which predicted a chilling prophecy of "Big Brother is Watching You" (sound familiar?)

SOME OF THE MOVIES WE WATCHED
Ghostbusters
Gremlins
Beverly Hills Cop
Karate Kid
Terminator
Indiana Jones and the Temple of Doom
Breakin' 1984

TV SHOWS
Magnum P.I
Knight Rider
The A Team
Fame


ANIMOTION - OBSESSION  (Thanks to vic tortuga for the video)




FRANKIE GOES TO HOLLYWOOD - RELAX  (Thanks to TheWhiteCat65 for the video)




NIK KERSHAW - WOULDN'T IT BE GOOD  (Thanks to Steven Chippendale for the video)




BREAKIN' 1984 - FULL MOVIE  (Thanks to PCGamerman37 for the video)









Wednesday, May 28, 2014

HOWARD JONES - LIVE ON ABSOLUTE RADIO

Hello and welcome back..... Stunning sounds from "Howard Jones" Live for U.K Absolute Radio.
One word - AMAZING

** NOTE - Volume start and finish (intro - outro for Absolute Radio) is louder than Howard playing, nearly blew my speakers ***


LOOK MAMA



NEW SONG



LIFE IN ONE DAY




PEARL IN THE SHELL




THINGS CAN ONLY GET BETTER




CONDITIONING



EQUALITY




MASSIVE THANKS to Absolute Radio U.K for the Videos



Tuesday, May 27, 2014

GOSSIP CULTURE - WAITING (Sounds Like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back.... Loving the sound of this.
"Gossip Culture - Waiting (Mitch Murder
Remix)" Ft Quincy McCrary (Singer)....

Sounds so Smoooth, So Lush...

Gossip Culture (Ryan Sheridan) is a music producer and DJ from Los Angeles U.S

A new EP, called 'Strictly Speaking,' is out now on Digital or Vinyl (Check links)

Awesome sounds for a Summers day lounging by the pool.... Takes me back








ABOUT 'GOSSIP CULTURE'
By blending a number of varied styles including disco, electro and chillwave, Sheridan has managed to latch onto a distinctive sonic amalgam that's ideal listening material for Southern California's beach and pool cultures. Sheridan's rhythmically driven songs tend to be taken at face value for being listener-friendly, pop earworms -- his adept production style and knowledge melody oftentimes overlooked."


LINKS

https://soundcloud.com/gossipculture

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/strictly-speaking-ep/id720906831

http://gossipculture.bandcamp.com/

http://www.gossip-culture.com/

https://twitter.com/gossipculture

https://www.facebook.com/gossipculture







Sunday, May 25, 2014

MIAMI SOUND MACHINE - DR BEAT (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Featuring "Gloria Estefan", this was 'Miami Sound Machine's' first single back in 1984.

'Dr Beat' made it to No3 in the Belgium music charts (They loved it) (No6 Uk) (No17 U.S)

Strangely not very popular in the U.S considering it had the name Miami in it??

In the U.K it sold over 200,000 copies giving 'Dr Beat' Silver status...Dr Beat was from the album 'Eyes of Innocence'

Is it me or am I the only one who likes to play this song really loud and pretend Im driving am ambulance with the siren on...



MIAMI SOUND MACHINE - DR BEAT  (Thanks to CLASSIC HITS for the video)



HOW good does the video look?, very clear...Niiice


LINK

http://www.80sonspeed.com/article-miami-sound-machine-eyes-of-innocence-1984-59170807-comments.html#anchorComment


https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/eyes-of-innocence/id192692325





Friday, May 23, 2014

JOHNNY HATES JAZZ - SHATTERED DREAMS (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....British band "Johnny Hates Jazz" had this stunning hit back in 1987...

The band consisted of 2 members, Clark Datchler (Vocals, Syths) and Mike Nocito (Producer, Engineer)
Another member was also in the lineup at the time 'Shattered Dreams' came to light, that being Calvin Hayes ( Synths, Drums).

Shattered Dreams made it to No2 in the U.S music charts (No5 UK) and was from the 1988 album 'Turn Back the Clock'

Such an amazing sound, still sounds Lush against today's music.... Enjoy





JOHNNY HATES JAZZ - SHATTERED DREAMS  (Thanks to Ken Ho for the video)




LINKS

http://www.johnnyhatesjazz.com/

https://www.facebook.com/OfficialJohnnyHatesJazz

https://twitter.com/JHJ_Official

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/johnny-hates-jazz/id14570854

https://soundcloud.com/johnny-hates-jazz

http://www.clarkdatchler.com/

###### UPDATE - Johnny Hates Jazz has a new album out called "Magnetized".... Available NOW #################################################################################

A SINGLE FROM THEIR NEW ALBUM

JOHNNY HATES JAZZ - LIGHTHOUSE  (Thanks to Donald McInnes for the video)








Wednesday, May 21, 2014

ELECTRONIC90s - MY NEW SITE

Hello and welcome back.... Today, I stumbled across some of my old tapes and CDs from the early-late 90s and thought "There are some real kick arse songs here, I should make a site showcasing the music, the videos, mixtapes/CDs" and so on..... SO I DID

BEHOLD.... ELECTRONIC90s




CLICK HERE TO VISIT - ELECTRONIC90s




Tuesday, May 20, 2014

BACK TO THE FUTURE - FILMING LOCATIONS

Hello and welcome back.... I found this interesting, A clever video showcasing the scene location to one of the best movies from the 80s "Back to the Future".... Enjoy


BACK TO THE FUTURE - FILMING LOCATIONS



Massive thanks to Herve Attia for the video....




Monday, May 19, 2014

PREFAB SPROUT - APPETITE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... WOW, this takes me back, such an amazing sound..

UK band "Prefab Sprout" had this stunning track called 'Appetite' in 1985 and was from the album 'Steve McQueen'

In the U.S the album was called 'Two Wheels Good'  due to a legal problem with the name 'Steve McQueen' (seriously?)




'Appetite' made it to No 45 on the Australian music charts (92 in the U.K)....

A real sound of the 80s, one that I love... Enjoy


PREFAB SPROUT - APPETITE  (Thanks to Rockatansky1812 for the video)




SADLY, I couldn't find a proper video for this song, the only one I did find was blocked due to region... SERIOUSLY??? How pathetic that I can't watch a particular video (see below)
PrefabSprout-Vevo...Shame, considering your song was the highest on our music charts in the world.

LINKS

http://www.prefabsprout.net/

https://www.facebook.com/pages/Prefab-Sprout-CrimsonRed/317819518353841

http://www.theprefabsproutproject.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/prefab-sprout/id548553

https://twitter.com/PrefabSproutNew


### UPDATE - Paddy McAloon (Lead Vocals, Guitars, Synths) has released a new album (Oct 2013) called "Crimson/Red" by Prefab Sprout.. #######################################


SORRY - Couldn't go past this..."Steve McQueen - The Full Album"... (Massive thanks to Rama Cure for the video)


TRACK LIST
"Faron Young" -- 00:00
"Bonny" -- 03:50
"Appetite" -- 07:36
"When Love Breaks Down" -- 11:34
"Goodbye Lucille #1" --
"Hallelujah" -- 20:15
"Moving the River" -- 3:57
"Horsin' Around" -- 4:39
"Desire As" -- 5:19
"Blueberry Pies" -- 2:24
"When the Angels" -- 4:29








Friday, May 16, 2014

HIT PACK COMPILATION - SIDE B (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back to Electronic80s....

Side B for the 'Hit Pack compilation".... 12" mix versions of some very rare music, originally brought out by Virgin records around 1985 in the shape of a chocolate bar....

Enjoy





CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD / LISTEN


TRACK LISTING
1. Scritti Politti - Mastermind Mix
2. Time Zone - World Destruction
3. Colourbox - Keep me Hanging On
4. Samurai Trash - Samurai Stomp
5. Cabaret Voltaire - I want you
6. Colourbox - Just give em Whiskey
7. Heaven 17 Megamix



TIME ZONE - WORLD DISTRUCTION  (Thanks to luisa33tgn for the video)




SAMURAI TRASH - SAMURAI STOMP    (thanks to Samurai Trash for the video)




CABARET VOLTAIRE - I WANT YOU  (Thanks to jose luis muñoz for the video)








Wednesday, May 14, 2014

GEORGE MICHAEL (WHAM) - CARELESS WHISPER (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... 1984 seen the release of this incredible song into the world and into our radios and became a huge hit for 'George Michael' (Wham). Gone was the Choose Life t-shirts and enter a romantic new age sensitive guy.

Careless Whisper went to No1 in the music charts in 25 country's and sold over 6 million copies worldwide (in 1984 that was huge).

George Michael was still in Wham when he did Careless Whisper and just to confuse people even more, it showed up on Wham's 'Make it Big' album. This song was also co-written by his sidekick 'Andrew Ridgley'

Sexy and Sensual, that's Careless Whisper



GEORGE MICHAEL (WHAM) - CARELESS WHISPER 




LINKS

http://www.georgemichael.com/

https://twitter.com/GeorgeMichael

https://www.facebook.com/georgemichael

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/george-michael/id894337

http://www.yogworld.com/blog/


##### UPDATE - George Michael has a new album out called 'Symphonica'... Out Now ##########

































































Sunday, May 11, 2014

KATE BUSH - CLOUDBUSTING (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... From the 1985 album "Hounds of Love" came this stunning single "Cloudbusting", a melodic masterpiece the embraces the senses and leaves you feeling all warm and gooey... well, it does to me...


KATE BUSH  - CLOUDBUSTING  (Many thanks to KateBushMusic for the video)


From the U.K 'Kate Bush' scored a No20 in the music charts for her song 'Cloudbusting' while her album 'Hounds of Love' knocked Madonna of the No1 position.

Another awesome song from this album was 'Running up the hill' a huge fav of mine...

Kate is touring the U.K in August / September 2014 while a new album called "50 Word for Snow" has been released.





RUNNING UP THE HILL (Thanks to KateBushMusic for the video)





LINKS

http://www.katebush.com/home

https://www.facebook.com/katebush

http://gaffa.org/

https://twitter.com/KateBushMusic

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/kate-bush/id487277









Friday, May 9, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S- VOL 6 (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back..."Sounds like the 80s Vol 6"

'Sounds like the 80s' is about showcasing bands/artists that have an 80s flavor to their music, or new songs from 80s favorites that are making a comeback.....

In this tasty Mixtape we have songs from Shiny Darkness, Fire Tiger, Eurotix, Time Bandits, Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic and heaps more...Enjoy







TRACKLIST
1. Client Liaison - That's Desire
2. Dave Beetham - The only Love Song
3. Eurotix - Life as it slips Away
4. Shiny Darkness - Mother
5. The Dream Sequence - Man Machine
6. Pseudo Echo - Ultraviolet
7. Time Bandits - Love is a wild Thing
8. Fire Tiger - Energy
9. Fusus - Quantities less than Zero
10. Divine Knights - Smalltown Boy
11. Sigue Sigue Sputnik Electronic - Love Missile F1-11 (2013)
12. Berlin - Somebody to Love (2013)



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE  IN AMAZING STEREO SOUND



EUROTIX - LIFE AS IT SLIPS AWAY  (Thanks to Dennis Alexis Hellström for the video)



SHINY DARKNESS - MOTHER   (Thanks to SebastienDeruwez for the video)




THE DREAM SEQUENCE - MAN MACHINE   (Thanks to Michael Bailey for this video)




FIRE TIGER - ENERGY   (Thanks to Tiff James for the video)




TIME BANDITS - LOVE IS A WILD THING (Thanks to SOUNDwithVISION Antwerpen for the video)






#soundslikethe80s
#electronic80s

Thursday, May 8, 2014

KOTO - DRAGONS LEGEND (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Every now and then a song comes past your ears and it sticks in your brain, no matter how hard you try, I wont go away... This is one of those songs..

Originally I thought this song was played by some Japanese dude with beard, glasses, hammering away at his keyboards.... BUT no, I was wrong.

'Koto' is in fact Italian, consisting of Anfrando Maiola and Stefano Cundari.

The 1988 song 'Dragons Legend' is a cross between Italo Disco and Spacesynth with 'Voice' parts from a 1983 game called 'Dragons Lair'....

You can find the song 'Dragons legend' on the album ' Masterpieces' This song also made it to No 20 on the Music charts (The Netherlands)

I so love this song, Its an amazing piece of music that wont leave my head, which i don't mind....


KOTO - DRAGONS LEGEND  (Thanks to MHDOTCOM for the video)




LINKS

http://nrrules.blogspot.com.au/2007/11/koto-masterpieces-1993.html

https://myspace.com/kotomaiola








Wednesday, May 7, 2014

CABARET VOLTAIRE - I WANT YOU (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....80s Industrial Dance at its best,

From the 1985 album 'The Covenant, The Sword, and the Arm of the Lord' came this powerhouse song "I Want You". (No91 in the U.K Music charts)

From Sheffield U.K 'Cabaret Voltaire' was named after a nightclub in  Zürich, Switzerland and consisted of band members Stephen Mallinder (vocals, bass, synths), Richard H. Kirk ( guitars, synths, tape loops), and Chris Watson (synths, tape loops (Left the band in 1981)).



CABARET VOLTAIRE - I WANT YOU  (Thanks to jose luis muñoz for the video)



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/CabaretVoltaireOfficial

https://twitter.com/cabaretvoltaire

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/cabaret-voltaire/id15784928

http://www.amazon.com/Cabaret-Voltaire/e/B000APVO1E


This song will feature in HIT PACK COMPILATION - SIDE B shortly.... :)




Monday, May 5, 2014

BANDS REUNITED - BERLIN

Hello and welcome back.... Love this show...

Often when bands split, it ends badly and 20 years later a show comes along and tries to reunite the band... Does it work? ... Watch and see...
A real good insight into the working of various relationships, loves, dislikes of famous bands.

This episode is 80s Synth band BERLIN

BANDS REUNITED - BERLIN  (Thanks to phattphucks for the video)



Sunday, May 4, 2014

LABAN - LOVE IN SIBERIA (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Danish band "Laban" had this brilliant track back in 1986.

'Love in Siberia' is a catchy song that made it to No 88 on the billboard hot 100 music charts. It even has funky guitar riffs throughout ....

'Laban' consists of Lecia Jønsson and Ivan Pedersen and goes under the 'Italodisco' banner.
The band also released a LP called  'Caught By Surprise'

Sadly in 1988 the group split up.

An awesome song.





LABAN - LOVE IN SIBERIA  (Thanks to Sergioluna80sPinball for the video)






#Laban
#electronic80s

Friday, May 2, 2014

HIT PACK COMPILATION - SIDE A (Music Download)

Hello and welcome back.... I've had a few requests for this one and on my 500th post thought I would do something special for you, my readers and followers....

The compilation known as "Hit Pack Compilation"... it was a cassette wrapped in the shape of a chocolate bar... Released by Virgin Records. Some tracks were also 12" Versions... Enjoy




TRACK LIST
1. Phil Oakey & Georgio Moroder - Goodbye Bad Times.
2. Stephen 'Tin Tin' Duffy - Kiss Me (with your mouth).
3. Simple Minds - Don't you Forget about Me.
4. Do Re Mi - Idiot Grin.
5. Scritti Politti - Perfect Way
6. Pookah Makes Three - Take it Back
7. Beargarden - I Write the News
8. O.M.D. - So in Love



LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE 


PHIL OAKEY & GEORGIO MORODER - GOODBYE BAD TIMES 

Thanks to MIGUELSAGITTA for this video


SCRITTI POLITTI - PERFECT WAY  (Thanks to RhinoEntertainment for the video)




POOKAH MAKES THREE - TAKE IT BACK  (Thanks to MemoriesofStarckClub for the video)




BEARGARDEN - I WRITE THE NEWS  (Thanks to MusicVideoStudiosTas for the video)











Thursday, May 1, 2014

FIRE TIGER - ENERGY (Sounds Like the 80s)

Hello and welcome back..... This song just blows my mind.

From L.A. (Los Angeles) in the U.S., "Fire Tiger" comes prowling thru the smoke with their single 'Energy'.

Band Members are Tiff Alkouri (Lead Vocals), James Ramsey (Synths), Chris Cuomo (Guitars) & Cahuenga Mango (Drums)

 Fire Tiger has been working with legendary, Grammy winning producer / engineers Tom Fletcher (Toto & Yes…) and Keith Olsen (Pat Benatar, Fleetwood Mac & Rick Springfield…)

This is seriously good music... I love it  10/10 


FIRE TIGER - ENERGY         


Fire Tiger strives through new, original songs to bring classic musicality back to the mainstream, combining rock and pop with a mixture of past and future…

The song 'Energy' is from a 10 track vinyl record album (Also available on iTunes and Amazon..Check links below) and will also be featured in "Sounds like the 80s" Vol 6 coming up soon on Electronic 80s (Link Below)


LINKS

http://www.spreaker.com/user/electronic80s/sounds-like-the-80s-vol-6 

http://firetigermusic.com/

https://itunes.apple.com/album/energy/id675085447 

https://www.facebook.com/FireTigerMusic

http://www.reverbnation.com/firetiger

http://www.amazon.com/Energy-Fire-Tiger/dp/B00E00QUB4 
 
https://twitter.com/firetigerband


SORRY - Coulnt go past this....

FIRE TIGER LIVE - ENERGY  (Check out that Keytar.. Awesomeness right there)



Thanks to Fire Tiger & Tiff James for the photos & Videos




































Album OUT NOW





#FireTiger