Thursday, September 17, 2015

MY BEST TRACKS - Part One

Hello and welcome back.... I was asked the other day, 'Whats your favorite 80s track at the moment?', What song from the 80s do i love to listening to over and over again and never get sick of hearing?...

Well, there's a few, so i thought... Why not share with my 80s loving peeps out there, so here is a list of tracks that i love and why. 

Never know, you may just hear a song you have never heard before and start you on a wonderful journey....


LIAN ROSS - FANTASY

Possibly my most favorite track at the moment, The bass sounds like it should come from a synth but in the video its done on guitar (love the hair), also there's a pretty big keytar as well (so 80s).
But its the synth sound that captures my mind, love the choir like sound and the little 3 claps (i used this method in my latest track).... Such a wicked song, so 80s, with lyrics you can sing to.



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VALERIE DORE - THE NIGHT

From the opening scene (drugs anyone?) to the drummer who looks like he's thinking 'Are you friggin serious' (love the hair), This track by Italo Disco diva Valerie Dore is simple but effective. Has such an awesome sound.. love it
Must say, the DX7 (synth) player is lookin pretty swish...



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BAD BOYS BLUE - COME BACK AND STAY

The first time i heard this track, i was getting a lift from a work college (he was Italian) and he had it playing on a tape in his car (i think he did a copy for me) but i lost it years ago. All i remember was the middle part where the singer says 'Oh Baby'... Thats it.
Fast forward 30 years or so and while listening to online radio station 'Polska Stacja, 80s and Italo Disco' I hear this song... Yes, i had found it again (crowd cheers)
Sadly 2 of the 3 male singers from this band are now deceased but its still an amazing sounding track to listen to.



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ROXY MUSIC - SAME OLD SCENE

This is what i call Intelligent music, its been crafted with such skill, the sounds, the lyrics... pure Roxy Music.
The heavy use of the Prophet synth is one of the things that draws me to this track, those lush string sounds, then add the vocals of Brian Ferry, those sweet sounding vocals, its pure heaven.
Came out around 1982-3, I used to hear it often on my dads stereo, he was a huge Roxy fan, that, and at the time, Sydney radio station Triple M was starting to broadcast in stereo so it sounded even better on my AIWA Walkman as well.



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TIME BANDITS - ENDLESS ROAD

This is the track i want to be played at my funeral. I so love this track, after all we are all on a endless road in life and spirit.
Love the synth sounds in this track, the little 3 note bits at the end of each line just adds to the overall ambiance to the track.
The video was done in Australia mostly around Gold Coast (Queensland) and Bondi Beach? (NSW) even though the Time Bandits were a dutch band.
Came out around 1985

Time Bandits: Endless Road. from Nijel Vidler on Vimeo.



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