Monday, March 23, 2015

VANESSA - UPSIDE DOWN

Hello and welcome back... From the Netherlands came this track back in 1982.
Dutch singer / actress Jacoba Cornelia (Connie) Witteman (aka Vanessa) got lots of attention after this video featuring shiny nylon shorts, big men with big muscles and low cut tops.

Gotta Love the 80s, mind you.. the YouTube count for this video stands at 2.2 Million views


VANESSA - UPSIDE DOWN



MORAL SUPPORT - STRANGE DAY FOR DANCING

Hello and welcome back... From Canada with love, around 1983 came this Ultravox(ish) track called Strange Day for Dancing..
The band was active from 1982-86 then headed separate ways.
They released an album called 'Insanity' on TGO records, Canada.. Enjoy  LINK


MORAL SUPPORT - STRANGE DAY FOR DANCING

Thursday, March 19, 2015

THE PROMISE - HEART TO SELL

Hello and welcome back... Funny story this one.

I had a dream the other night. I was at a convention of some sort and this guy introduced himself as being in a band called "The Promise", he then asked me who i was and i replied that my name was Michael Bailey and i was from the band 'Dream Sequence'...
'Aahh yes', he replied, 'ive heard of you'... which i was pretty chuffed because not many people know of my band... and then, thats all i remember.

So, where am i going with this?

I checked the internet this morning and turns out there is an Australian band called 'The Promise' which is surprising because i had never heard of this band before... and, they had a kick arse track back in 1984 called 'Heart to Sell'
Love the bass in this song, also a big 'Thanks' to the bass player (Kerry Dunne) for putting the track on YouTube for all to hear...
Am i destined to meet this band?... only time will tell.

THE PROMISE - HEART TO SELL



#ThePromise
#HearttoSell
#KerryDunne
#electronic80s1





Tuesday, March 17, 2015

HOWARD JONES - LIVE IN JAPAN 1984

Hello and welcome back..... Awesome video of Howard Jones in 1984 - concert in Japan...
Analogue synths galore and the amazing energy that is Howard Jones.. Enjoy

HOWARD JONES - LIVE IN JAPAN 1984  (Massive thanks to Lofty The Lion for the video)

Monday, March 16, 2015

GENGHIS KHAN - MOSCOW

Hello and welcome back.... No1 back in 1980 (UK music charts) was this awesome song..

This is the Australian version.

GENGHIS KHAN - MOSCOW

SKATT BROS - LIFE AT THE OUTPOST

Hello and welcome back.... Wow, this brings back memories..

The Skatt Brothers (or Skatt Bros.) was a band from Los Angeles, California formed in 1979. At first they were compared to bands like the Village People for parallels in music, but later returned to their more rockish roots

SKATT BROS - LIFE AT THE OUTPOST  (Thanks to Aussiebattlervideos2 for the video)
 

Friday, March 13, 2015

ELECTRONIC80s IS NOW ON MIXCLOUD

Hello and welcome back... Just a quick post to let you know that the Electronic80s mixtape series will soon be on Mixcloud.
This includes tapes of Breakdance Music, Electronic Drums tape, The Dance Sessions tape (Late 80s Dance Music), Various 12" and remix tapes and a whole lot more.... Your Ipod will sound totally Rad and Happening.
PLUS
Add Soundz80s Mixtapes (new music that sounds like they came from the 80s)

ITS ALL HAPPENING...

CHECK IT OUT HERE

And remember, keep checking back for new music updated regularly

For those who are saying ... What is Mixcloud?

Mixcloud allow artists who have music mixes, dj sets, mixtapes, etc to upload.. so you... the listening audience can to listen to totally rad and awesome music on the go no matter where you are.

Remember, You heard it first on Electronic80s

Thursday, March 12, 2015

DR ZARKHOV - INTERPLANETARY ADVENTURES

Hello and welcome back.... Very rare track from late 80s. I first heard this track on a compilation called 'Italia' - The best dance music from Italy

Crappy video but awesome music...

Enjoy


DR ZARKHOV - INTERPLANETARY ADVENTURES




IF YOU EVER SEE THIS ALBUM (below).. GRAB IT.... SO MANY AWESOME TRACKS


#DrZarkhov
#electronic80s1


Saturday, March 7, 2015

DREAM SEQUENCE - NIGHTMARE

Hello and welcome back.... New video from Dream Sequence called 'Nightmare' Its hard core 80s acid with thumping break beat... Turn it Up


DREAM SEQUENCE - NIGHTMARE  (2015)



Filmed in and around Blue Mountains, Australia


LINKS

https://dream-sequence.bandcamp.com/

http://thedreamsequence.blogspot.com.au/

https://soundcloud.com/the-dream-sequence


#DreamSequence
#dreamsequence
#Dream Sequence
#electronic80s1




Thursday, March 5, 2015

RETRO CASIO WATCHES

Hello and welcome back... Something a little different.

For the first time in 20 years or so, I have now started to wear a watch. I decided all those years ago that i was not going to be bounded by the hands of time.

So what changed my mind?

When i was 17-18, I was a huge lover of all things electronic, and why not.. Most things back then around 1987-88 were made in Japan.
Apart from my beloved AIWA Walkman than i paid a small fortune for, I owned a Casio Data watch. This was a watch that not only told the time (that's handy) but it could store 30 phone numbers and names in its memory, back then this was a huge thing, so was the calculator watch... Very Battlestar Galactica
Being i was into radio scanning at the time (still am) i would store radio frequencies into my watch, that way when i traveled, i had all the info i needed.

Fast forward 30 years or so, i stumbled across a eBay seller selling Casio watches at an amazing price. I hadn't seen these watches in years, turns out Casio are still making these retro watches.... There is a huge demand for watches that are reliable, cheap and is.. a watch.. not a health buddy, not a GPS tracker, just a watch.

The watch i brought was the same as i got when i was 18 (not made in Japan anymore but its still a genuine Casio), The Casio Databank watch. The seller of these watches is in Sydney (Australia) and is called "Monster Trading Store" with a little green monster for a logo.
Post was fast... i'm talking 2 days.
Of course it will take longer if you are interstate or overseas but still, they kept me up to date with everything and that's the way business should be like. I was impressed.

I am very happy with my Casio Databank watch (only cost me $30 inc Post)... I am a happy customer living a childhood memory with my new watch.

Check out the different styles... so good.


CLICK HERE FOR MONSTER TRADING STORE EBAY PAGE


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VERY 'JAMES BOND' DON'T YOU THINK? (above)




SO MUCH MORE AVAILABLE FROM THE LINK ABOVE OR HERE

Wednesday, March 4, 2015

NENA - 99 LUFTBALLONS

Hello and welcome back.... We at Electronic80s are going nuts over Nena... Why?

Because Nena (Gabriele Susanne Kerner) who had the huge hit in 1984 with 99 Luftballons is BACK, yes... that's right.

A new album (all in German) called 'Oldschool' goes back to the 99 Luftballon days with 17 luscious tracks to wrap your ears around and polish up on your German all at the same time.

Mind you, she is now pushing 54 and still looks absolutely stunning... Welcome back Nena... We at Electronic80s Love You xxx


NENA - 99 LUFTBALLONS (1984)




NENA - OLDSCHOOL  (2015)



LINKS





#Nena
#electronic80s1




Sunday, March 1, 2015

VIDEOKIDS - WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE

Hello and welcome back.... From The Netherlands back in 1984 came this track... Called 'Woodpeckers From Space"

Videokids was the work of two members being.. Peter Slaghuis and Bianca Bonelli.
Sadly Peter, who did the vocals, died in a car accident in 1991

The song Woodpeckers from Space made it to No1in the Norway & Spain Music charts. Later in 1985, the south African  band 'Cafe Society (Costa Anadiotis)' did a cover of Woodpeckers from Space which made it to No1 in South Africa

Bring on the Woodpeckers... Sound Effects are from an 80s 'Speak & Spell'


VIDEOKIDS - WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE




CAFE SOCIETY - WOODPECKERS FROM SPACE