Friday, August 29, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - VOL 8 (Music Download)



Hello and welcome back... To the biggest and most RAD "Sounds like the 80s" Mixtape of the year so far

With tasty 80s sounding tracks from 'Bunny X, Divine Knights, Future Holotape. Killstarr, & Starflight"

Also Shiny new tracks from 80s legends "Erasure, Laserdance & Visage"

Hit record on your tapedeck now...

LISTEN /DOWNLOAD HERE


TRACK LISTING

1. Bunny X - Potential
2. Erasure - Elevation
3. La Roux - Cruel Sexuality
4. Laserdance - Moon Machine
5. Boron Von Luxxury - Glass Candy
6. Client Liaison - Queen
7. Divine Knights - Hearts on Fire
8. Future Holotape - Summer in Love
9. Killstarr - Dark City
10. Visage - Dreamer I Know
11. Starflight - She wants an Angel
12. Vanello - Rock the Space
13. Lifelike - Silicon Love
14. Retrosound - Hot City (Ft Korg Polysix)



ERASURE - ELEVATION




CLIENT LIAISON - QUEEN




VISAGE - DREAMER I KNOW




STARFLIGHT - SHE WANTS AN ANGEL





#electronic80s
#soundslikethe80s





Friday, August 22, 2014

WATCHING TV IN THE 80S - PART 6

Hello and welcome back... Continuing with 80sTV series.

I can remember watching these programs when I was a young lad.

Sadly some videos aren't available (copyright issues) and my memory is pretty crap but its fun to watch.

If you missed the other 5 posts, you can see them HERE

Some really good episodes in this post, hope you enjoy :)






SIX MILLION DOLLAR MAN -  Season 3 Ep 17  (Thanks to myjvs007 for the video)





THE YOUNG ONES - Season 1 Ep4 (Bomb) (Thanks to johnnyzombie69 for the video)






THE GREATEST AMERICAN HERO -Season 2 Ep12  (Thanks to Steve J for the video)




SMALL WONDER  - Season 1 Ep1  (Thanks to ame457 for the video)




GET SMART  - Season 5 Ep3     (Thanks to katrin flaume for the video)




MARRIED WITH CHILDREN  - Season 2 Ep 4   (Thanks to john popper for the video)







#80stv
#electronic80s



Thursday, August 21, 2014

LIO - AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back....Keeping with the French theme (see previous post) comes this song.

Belgian pop singer "Lio" (Wanda Maria Ribeiro Furtado Tavares de Vasconcelos) (wow), had several hits in the early 80s including 'Banana Split', 'La reine des pommes' and this catchy number " Amoureux Solitaires".

'Banana Split' and 'Amoureux Solitaires'both made it to No1 in the French music charts.

So French, So Chic but very annoying, the fact that once you hear it...it wont leave your head (you have been warned :))


LIO - AMOUREUX SOLITAIRES   (Thanks to BATCARIOCA for the video)




LIO - BANANA SPLIT   (Thanks to kksgae for the video)




LIO - LA REINE DES POMMES  (Thanks to yalita76 for the video)





Reminds me of German singer "Nena" from 1984



#lio
#electronic80s


Monday, August 18, 2014

VANESSA PARADIS - JOE LE TAXI (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.... Before she married "Johnny Depp", French singer/model 'Vanessa Paradis' released this 1987 hit called 'Joe Le Taxi'.

The song 'Joe Le Taxi' is in French, and was from the album 'M&J'.
This single also made it to No1 in the French & Belgium music charts, top 5 in the U.K, Germany and Norway music charts.

Joe must have been a good Taxi driver to have a song written about him... Meanwhile the song tells a story about how Joe enjoys drinking rum, has a passion for Latin music and his saxophone, and dreams of going to the Amazon.

I love the Saxophone part in the middle, sounds smooth and vibrant, So French, So Chic

Such an amazing song. Enjoy


VANESSA PARADIS - JOE LE TAXI




LINKS

https://twitter.com/VanessaParadis_

http://www.vanessaparadis.fr/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/vanessa-paradis/id77625205
















































#vanessaparadis
#electronic80s



Friday, August 15, 2014

MODERN TALKING - FOUR PLAY (Music Downloads)


Hello and welcome back....Continuing with the "Four Play" series.. Its German Synthpop group 'Modern Talking'
For those who don't know, the Four Play series was a tape that you could get in the 80s, it only had 4 songs on it... A quick hit, if you wish

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE

TRACK LIST

Side A
1 - Your my Heart, Your My Soul
2 - You Can Win if you Want
Side B
3 - Cheri Cheri Lady
4 - Brother Louie

On the right hand side of this page you will see a link called **Music Downloads**, it has other Four Play downloads..

Enjoy

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

ROBIN WILLIAMS DEAD AT 63

Hello and welcome back.... Sad news this morning with the passing of Actor / Comedian "Robin Williams" aged 63
It appears that the talented actor committed suicide after a severe bout of Depression...

As I write this, I have tears streaming down my face, for the man that I loved & adored as a comedian, that made me laugh so many times in this often harsh world we live in.

But sadly humor couldn't help the man who made us laugh, as a tormented soul battling depression.

He was truly an inspirational human being.

RIP Robin Williams

#robinwilliams
#electronic80s

Friday, August 8, 2014

SOUNDS OF THE 80S - TV SPECIAL

Hello and welcome back.... Found this interesting, A 80s show called "Sounds of the 80s" feturing Depeche mode, Yazoo, Human League and more... Looks to been on British Tv (Top of the Pops) around early - Mid 80s ... Enjoy


SOUNDS OF THE 80S    (Thanks to RTAVY73 for the video)


Wednesday, August 6, 2014

SHOCK - ANGEL FACE (Lost Hit)

Hello and welcome back.....I first heard this song on a special on the 'New Romantic' club scene, it was being played in a nightclub while pirate shirted party goers were strutting their stuff....
 Would have loved to go to one of these clubs, I think it would have been a amazing experience.

The band 'Shock' consisted of Mime artists (Tim Dry, Barbie Wilde and Sean Crawford) which was great for that futuristic robotic look.
Also in the band were a couple of dancers (Robert Pereno, LA Richards, Karen Sparks and Carole Caplin)

The band often performed at 'The Blitz' club owned by Steve Strange (Visage) and 'Rusty Egan' (Ultravox).

Released in 1980, 'Angel Face' is a remake of 1974 song by 'The Glitter Band'


Love the 'Rawness' of this song, sounds excellent played LOUD



SHOCK - ANGEL FACE          (Thanks to R4949 for the video)



LINKS

http://electronic80s.blogspot.com.au/2014/03/the-new-romantics-special-mixtape-20.html

http://www.fade2grey.com/rip-it-up/shock/

#electronic80s

Monday, August 4, 2014

STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE - SINCE YESTERDAY (Lost Hit)


Hello and welcome back.... Scottish Duo "Strawberry Switchblade" hit the charts in 1985 with the
single 'Since Yesterday'
Strawberry Switchblade was the 2 girls with awesome fashion sense? (Cross between New Wave and Goth) consisting of  Jill Bryson and Rose McDowall.
'Since Yesterday' made it to No 5 in the U.K music charts while only one album was released.

Love this song , its kinda happy... well make me happy to hear it.. Enjoy


STRAWBERRY SWITCHBLADE - SINCE YESTERDAY 


(Thanks to WiggyStHelensUK for the video)


LINKS

http://www.strawberryswitchblade.net/

http://www.jillbryson.com/

http://www.amazon.com/Strawberry-Switchblade/dp/B000005S3Z

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/strawberry-switchblade/id179559931




#strawberryswitchblade
#electronic80s


Friday, August 1, 2014

SOUNDS LIKE THE 80S - ORIGINAL POST (Music Download)



Hello and welcome back.... After 5000 views on my site of this one post, I thought I would show it
some love and post the music that made it what it is today.

A few years back I started a Post called "Sounds like the80s" on my blog = Electronic80s and 7 episodes(mixtapes) later I forgot that I hadn't done the music for the original post... So here it is ..

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE


TRACK LISTING
1. Grum - Through the Night
2. Duran Duran - Being Followed
3.Ou Est Le Swimming Pool - The Key
4. Royskopp (Ft Robyn) - The Girl and the Robot
5. Bag Raiders - Way back Home
6. The Quadraphonic All Stars - New York
7. Elegant Machinery - Feel the Silence
8. Marsheaux - Popcorn
9. Shiny Toy Guns - Major Tom
10 . Robyn - Indestructible



VIEW THE ORIGINAL POST HERE 


GRUM - THROUGH THE NIGHT   (Thanks to Energy Production Records for the video)
 



ROYSKOPP (Ft ROBYN) - THE GIRL AND THE ROBOT   (Thanks to don2maso for the video)




THE QUADRAPHONIC ALL STARS - NEW YORK  (Thanks to The Quadraphonic All Stars for the video)




SHINY TOY GUNS - MAJOR TOM  (Thanks to Angel Lopez for the video)




ROBYN - INDESTRUCTIBLE  (Thanks to Embassy One for the video)


 


ROBYN - SCENES FROM "INDESTRUCTIBLE" and THAT DRESS...
























#electronic80s
#soundslikethe80s