Friday, October 16, 2015

CANADIAN 80S - PART 1

Hello and welcome back.... Canada, famous for Maple Syrup, Ice Hockey and Beavers.

The music that was coming out of Canada in the 80s was awesome, they really know how to make a decent sound and its why I've decided to showcase some of Canada's finest electronic bands.

Its not a full list (see wikipedia for that one) but its one's that i like and particular songs that come under the electronic / new wave banner.


________ FM - JUST LIKE YOU _____________________________________________________

From 1985 came this track from the 'Con-Test' album and featured 'Nash the Slash' on vocals.
'Just like You' made it to No 38 on the Canadian charts.
Wicked sound... Check out that hair, wow

FM - JUST LIKE YOU




_____ MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS - ECHO BEACH __________________________________

Released to the world in 1980, this track was awesome, from the sultry sax inserts to a lead singer who plays synth, this song had a sound that stays in your mind for hours to come... and left you  wondering.. "Where is Echo Beach and how do i get there"

Made it to No5 in the Canadian Music charts (No6 in Australia / No10 in the U.K)

MARTHA AND THE MUFFINS - ECHO BEACH




_____ ROUGH TRADE - ALL TOUCH ________________________________________________

Holy shit, this song is wicked.... Fronted by a slightly scary front singer (Carole Pope), Canadian's Rough Trade had this smash hit back in 1981. The hard edge lyrics mixed with Carole's energetic vocal style made this track one of my Favs.
Made it to No 12 in the Canadian music charts.

ROUGH TRADE - ALL TOUCH
 



______ MEN WITHOUT HATS - SAFETY DANCE ______________________________________

Yes, its true... Canada is to blame for this one. Actually, its pretty good, if not slightly disturbing (watch the video) and begs the question, What the hell is the girl on?.. (because i want some).

Released to a unsuspecting world back in 1983, soon everyone was doing the 'Safety Dance' and if your friends didn't dance, well, they were no friends of mine... or, so the song goes.

Made it to No3 in the U.S music charts, No 11 in Canada and everyone was doing the Safety Dance in South Africa because it made it to No1 in their music charts.


MEN WITHOUT HATS - SAFETY DANCE




_____ STRANGE ADVANCE - WE RUN ______________________________________________

 Having the same bass line as 'Wham - Last Christmas" (sounds like it to me), Strange Advance had this awesome hit back in 1985 and was from the album titled '2WO'

Heavy use of classic 80s synths including the Fairlight, Yamaha DX7, and Jupiter 8 meant that this band was going places, and they did... Straight to No28 on the Canadian music charts.

If you get the chance to get your hands on this album, its well worth it. Some seriously wicked tracks await you.

STRANGE ADVANCE - WE RUN




STAY TUNED FOR PART 2 NEXT WEEK (Hopefully) :)


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