Monday, April 17, 2017

RUSH - TIME STANDS STILL

Hello and welcome back.... 3 things i love about the band 'Rush' in the 80s

1. At the start of the 80s, Rush Drummer 'Neil Peart' started incorporating electronic drums into their music.

2. Also, the start of the 80s, the band started to introduce more synthesizers into their music, depending who you talk to, this was either a good thing or a bad thing... (i say good because i love synths but die hard rock fans weren't impressed)

3. Their music sounds different... If you have ever heard of Rush, you will know that their writing style is amazing, the song changes so many times and i think, this is what keeps their music interesting.
Time Stands Still is from their 1987 album 'Hold Your Fire' and is a good example of Rush's writing style and dare i say, one of their best tracks...

Part of the chorus of Time Stands Still is sung by Til Tuesday's 'Aimee Mann' (Think Voices Carry)


RUSH - TIME STANDS STILL  (1987)     PLAY LOUD :)



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LINKS

http://www.rush.com/band/

https://www.facebook.com/rushtheband/

https://twitter.com/rushtheband



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#electronic80s



MR MISTER - HUNTERS OF THE NIGHT

Hello and welcome back... Hunters of the Night was from Mr Mister's 1984 album 'I Wear the Face'

Released in 1984, Hunters of the Night made it to No57 on the Music Charts

This was Mr Misters first single and set the tone for bigger things to happen = the release of their 1985 'Welcome to the Real World' album. (ONE OF MY FAVS :))


MR MISTER - HUNTERS OF THE NIGHT  (1984)



LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/MrMrOfficial/

https://www.discogs.com/artist/133988-Mr-Mister

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Wednesday, April 12, 2017

80s TV SHOWS - NEW WEBSITE

Hello and welcome back... I have started a new website..

Lately, i have been catching up on some 80s TV shows.
TV shows like Magnum P.I, The A-Team, Airwolf, Steethawk, Miami Vice & Knight Rider... Just to name a few and it got me to thinking.

Wouldn't it be great to have a website that has all these great 80s TV shows all in the one place?
So I have created this site = 80s TV SHOWS

First show under the spotlight is Airwolf :)

The idea is to make available the pilot (first) episode and then another good episode available so you can remember what these awesome shows were about.

In regards to copyright, I don't plan on pirating episodes, its for fair use only, just to remember.
Sure, if you like what you see then go out and buy (if they're available) the seasons on DVD.

I would also like to ask for a 'Buy me a Coffee' donation, any amount big or small is much appreciated. Its also great for motivation :)  and to know that what i'm doing, that someone out there, appreciates the time and effort required to do these sites.

Hope you like the new site

LINKS

http://80stelevision.blogspot.com.au/







Monday, April 10, 2017

FANCY - FLAMES OF LOVE (Classix Album Series)



Artist Name - Fancy (Manfred Alois Segieth)
Nationality - German
Genre - Synthpop / ItaloDisco
Album Name - Flames of Love
Year Released - 1988
Number of Tracks - 9

TRACK NAMES
Flames of Love
Moscow is Calling
I Can't live without You
Whats your Name, Whats your Game
Bodyguard
Spy in the Night
Tonight the devil wins my Soul
Blue eyed Lady
China Blue

TRACKS TO CHECK OUT
Flames of Love
Moscow is Calling
Spy in the Night
China Blue

 NOTES
80s Synthpop at its best.
First heard of the track 'Flames of Love' in a dance megamix (Bolero Mix 4) (below) and instantly loved it.

For me, Flames of Love album scores 9/10

VIDEOS

FLAMES OF LOVE



CHINA BLUE



BOLERO MIX 4  (Pump It Up)



LINKS

DOWNLOAD / STREAM 'FANCY - FLAMES OF LOVE HERE' (320kbps AAC Format)

http://fancy-online.com/

https://www.discogs.com/artist/31757-Fancy

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Thursday, March 16, 2017

RUSH - POWER WINDOWS (Classix Album Series)


Band Name = Rush
Year Formed = 1968
Nationality = Canada
Genre = Prog Rock, New Wave
Album Name = Power Windows
Year Album Released = 1985
Number of Tracks =8

MEMBERS
Geddy Lee (Vocals, Bass Guitar, Synths)
Alex Lifeson (Guitar, Backing Vocals)
Neal Peart (Drums)

TRACK NAMES
The Big Money
Grand Designs
Manhattan Project
Marathon
Territories
Middletown Dreams
Emotion Detector
Mystic Rhythms

TRACKS TO CHECK OUT
Mystic Rhythms
The Big Money
Grand Designs

NOTES
My Favorite band at the moment.
Sounds absolutely amazing esp on a good set of Speakers / Headphones
Electronic drums used on this album and fairly synth heavy (which i love)
Power Windows was ranked 382 in the top 500 rock albums of all time (Rock Hard magazine)
If you like 80s band 'The Police, Genesis or U2' you should like this album..
There is no such thing as a 'bad' Rush album... 9/10 for me.

VIDEOS

MYSTIC RHYTHMS



THE BIG MONEY



GRAND DESIGNS



LINKS

Listen / Download Here (320kbps AAC)

http://www.rush.com/

https://www.facebook.com/rushtheband

https://twitter.com/rushtheband

https://www.discogs.com/artist/61800-Rush

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KOO DE TAH - KOO DE TAH (Classix Album Series)


Band Name = Koo De Tah
Year Formed = 1984
Nationality = Australian (Sydney)
Genre = Synth Pop
Album Name = Koo De Tah
Year Album Released = 1985
Number of Tracks = 10

MEMBERS
Tina Cross (Vocals)
Leon Berger (Synths, Producer)
Capree Morris (Synths)
John Bettison ( Guitar, Violin)
Peter Radnai (Drums)

TRACK NAMES
Too Young for Promises
Think of Me
Missed you all Along
Over to You
Body Talk
Change my Ways
Meant to Be
Fun Girl
Drift Away
Into the Future

TRACK TO CHECK OUT
Too Young For Promises
Body Talk
Change My Ways

NOTES
My local library was where i first heard this album (Campbelltown, NSW) around 1986..On Cassette.
What started was a love affair for Electric Drums, Luscious Synths and soft honey Vocals = Koo De Tah... Even today, i still love listening to this album.
The CD Version of this album is very rare
If you like the track 'Too Young For Promises' then you will love the full album...
For me, this album is 10/10 and is Electronic80s 'No1' album in 'Top 10 albums of the 80s

VIDEOS

TOO YOUNG FOR PROMISES



BODY TALK



THINK OF ME (Play Loud :))




LINKS

Listen / Download here (320KBPS AAC)

https://www.discogs.com/Koo-D%C3%A9-Tah-Koo-D%C3%A9-Tah/release/1724295 CD Version = $514

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Thursday, March 9, 2017

FOTOSTAT - BRAVE NEW WORLD

Hello and welcome back... Early 80s (1982), and the world was dreaming robots, drum machines and synths.
Brave new world was ahead of its time with hints of Kraftwerk, Gary Numan, John Foxx & Visage.

Formed in the U.K, 'Fotostat' consisted of brothers 'Glenn & Mark Robertson'... at one stage featured  in a Technics stereo commercial... cool

FOTOSTAT - BRAVE NEW WORLD (1982)


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#Electronic80s


Thursday, March 2, 2017

KAREN FINLEY - LICK IT

Hello and welcome back... I'll be honest with you

I've had never heard of this song, the only way i knew it existed was because, part of 'Lick It' was used in a S-Express song (S-Express theme) and the Italo Song '49ers - Girl to Girl'

The chant of 'Lick me Good, Like you Should' carries on through both songs...

U.S artist Karen Finley released this track back in 1988 to the gasp of society, to put it bluntly..She made 'Madonna - Like a Virgin' look mild. (it was the 80s folks)
Speaking of Madonna, Mark Kamins (dec) who worked on this track was also Madonna's collaborator. Sadly Mark passed away in 2013

 KAREN FINLEY - LICK IT (1988)



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#electronic80s

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Friday, February 24, 2017

GENESIS - INVISIBLE TOUCH (Classix Album Series)

Band Name = Genesis
Year Formed = 1967
Nationality = English (U.K.)
Genre = Rock
Album Name = Invisible  Touch
Year Album Released = 1986
Number of Tracks = 8

MEMBERS
Phil Collins - Drums (inc Drum Machine), Vocals
Mike Rutherford - Guitars, Bass Guitar (Mike & the Mechanics)
Tony Banks - Synths (inc Synth Bass)

TRACK NAMES
1. Invisible Touch
2. Tonight, Tonight, Tonight
3. Land of Confusion
4. In too Deep
5. Anything she Does
6. Domino (parts 1 & 2)
7. Throwing it all Away
8. The Brazilian

Tracks to Check Out
Invisible Touch
Land of Confusion
Anything She Does

NOTES
Invisible Touch (album) is Clean, Crisp and utter Perfection.
Heavy use of Electronic drums in some tracks just add that certain spark to what would have been a good album and made it a outstanding album.
Two 80s giants in the music arena..Phil Collins & Mike Rutherford from Mike and the Mechanics add their magic to make this album, for me a 10/10


VIDEOS

INVISIBLE TOUCH



LAND OF CONFUSION



ANYTHING SHE DOES



DOMINO (Parts 1-2) - LIVE



LINKS

Listen / Download Here Limited Time (HD AAC )..Because sound is everything :)..

https://www.discogs.com/Genesis-Invisible-Touch/release/1203306

https://www.discogs.com/Genesis-Invisible-Touch/release/657728

https://www.amazon.com/Invisible-Touch-Genesis/dp/B000002IJ2

https://itunes.apple.com/us/album/invisible-touch-remastered/id396483774

#Genesis
#Electronic80s
#InvisibleTouch


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Monday, February 13, 2017

DEAR ENEMY - RANSOM NOTE (Classix Album Series)


Band Name = Dear Enemy
Formed = 1982
Nationality - Australian
Genre = Synth Pop / Rock
Album Name = Ransom Note
Year Album Released = 1983
No of Tracks = 9 (And Beyond - 18)

MEMBERS
Ron Martini (Vocals)
Chris Langford (Guitar)
Les Barker (Guitar) (Ex Benders)
Martin Fisher (Synths) (Ex Little Heroes' Swanee)
Peter Leslie (Bass) (Ex Little Heroes)
Ian Morrison (Drums)

No of Tracks = 9 (And Beyond - 18)
Track Names
1. Computer One
2. The Good Life
3. Talkin To You
4. All Through the Night
5. Kids on the Street
6. On the Line
7. Restless
8. Bit of your Heart
9. Day to Day

TRACKS TO CHECK OUT =
Computer One
The Good Life
Day to Day

NOTES = One of my Fav bands..
Blending rhythmic guitars, Strong Vocals, & Sweeping Synths I'm surprised this band wasn't bigger than they were.
Formed in Melbourne (Australia), Dear Enemy came out of the gates too fast and shot on the charts with the track 'Computer One' (#5 Aust Charts).
Sadly what goes up must come down and even know 'Ransom Note' was an excellent album, they couldn't catch the same train that took them to the top spot.

In 1999, The album 'Ransom Note and Beyond' was released adding 9 extra tracks being...
New Hero
Stay
Your Right Your Right
It was you I was looking For
Hold On
Wild Child
Love Flows
Looking For your Love
In the heat of the Night

Currently, the album 'Ransom Note and Beyond' (CD) is available on website Discogs for $540..

I have this album on CD and not selling :)



VIDEOS

COMPUTER ONE



THE GOOD LIFE



LINKS

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD 'RANSOM NOTE' HERE (LIMITED TIME)
Album is in aac format (Apple - sounds better than MP3), Click on link on the bottom that says "No Thanks, Continue to Download" then click Download (Top Right Corner) to listen

https://www.discogs.com/Dear-Enemy-Ransom-Note-Beyond/release/1575985

https://www.discogs.com/Dear-Enemy-Ransom-Note/release/2394901

https://www.amazon.com/Ransom-Note-Dear-Enemy/dp/B00411WY6M

http://www.musicstack.com/album/dear+enemy/ransom+note

#DearEnemy
#Dear Enemy
#Electronic80s

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Wednesday, February 8, 2017

YAZOO - THE STORY BEHIND THE BAND

Hello and welcome back... Found this interesting..

I am a huge fan of Yazoo (Yaz in America) with Vince Clarke (Synth God) meets Alison Moyet

This is their story..

YAZOO - A SHORT FILM
 

Wednesday, February 1, 2017

KOO DE TAH - THINK OF ME (Flashback)

KOO DE TAH - THINK OF ME  (1983)

REAL LIFE - HEARTLAND (Classix Album) (UPDATED)


Hello and welcome back...First in our Classix Album Series...

Band Name = Real Life
Album Name = Heartland
Year Released = 1983 (U.S - 1984)
Charts = #10 (Swiss), 
Nationality - Australia
Genre - Synthpop / New Wave

Members -
David Sterry (Vocals, Guitar) (ex Kush)
Alan Johnson (Bass, Bass Synth)
Danny Simcic (Drums)
Richard Zatorski (Synths, Sequencers) (ex Kush)

Tracks - 10
Track Names =
01 - Send Me an Angel (re-released 1989)
02 - Catch me i'm Falling
03 - Under the Hammer
04 - Heartland
05 - Breaking Point
06 - Broken Again
07 - Always
08 - Openhearted
09 - Exploding Bullets
10 - Burning Blue

Worthy Tracks -
Catch me i'm Falling
Send me an Angel
Always
Burning Blue

Rating - 8/10

Notes - Real Life hailed from Melbourne (Australia), formed in 1982..
Real Life was one of the first bands to use the Roland G-707 Guitar Synth.
Heartland has lashings of stunning melodic synth sounds, electronic drums (used extensively in this album) and voice synths.
Hard to get on CD (original from Germany)...
I have this album on Vinyl :) (wish i had it on CD)

 VIDEOS

SEND ME AN ANGEL



CATCH ME I'M FALLING



ALWAYS          





BURNING BLUE  (Love the electronic drums)



FULL ALBUM



LINKS

LISTEN / DOWNLOAD HERE (LIMITED TIME)

https://www.discogs.com/Real-Life-Heartland/master/81749

https://theanalogkidblog.com/2016/02/18/the-lost-boys-hard-to-find-80s-albums-real-lifes-heartland/


#RealLife
#Real Life
#Classix Album
#Electronic80s




CLASSIX ALBUMS - NEW SEGMENT (UPDATE)

Hello and welcome back... New segment on Electronic80s called 'Classix Albums'

What is Classix Albums?

Classix Albums are albums that I like.. I can listen to the album from first track till the end with no bad songs in-between.

A Classic Album may have been an album that was popular back in the 80s but just because it had a few hit songs, but it doesn't make it a Classix Album.

The Australian market was different to the U.K or American market so some albums you may not have heard before... Enjoy, You may stumble across something new.

*** UPDATE*** Look for the link on the page so you can have a listen... Im using dropbox..
When the popup says to sign in, sroll down the bottom where it says 'No Thanks, Continue to Download' then go to top right corner and click Download.

File is in AAC format (i use iTunes) The sound quality is better than MP3..

The download file will only last for 1 week, to save on space.  GET IN QUICK