an electronic mix of 80s synth

ERASURE – pop 20 hits

Hello and welcome back… Fronted by one of the biggest legends in electronic music “Vince Clarke” ( in-case you have been sleeping under a rock.. Vince Clarke is also behind bands “depeche mode” and “yazoo” ), Erasure has been at the front of pioneering the best of synth music for several decades. “Vince” along with “Andy Bell” on vocals has had a slather of hits and this album captures the essence of who “Erasure” are. This album also went no1 in the U.K. and includes the hits like “oh l’amour”, “sometimes”, “you surround me”, “take a chance on me”( Abba remake ) and my pick of the album “drama”… with is moody synths and punchy beats its a track i simply never get tired of listening to.. enjoy
Track listing are =
 1 = who needs love like that

2 = heavenly action

3 = oh l’amour

4 = sometimes

5 = it doesn’t have to be

6 = victim of love

7 = the circus

8 = ship of fools

9 = chains of love

10 = a little respect

11 = stop

12 = drama

13 = you surround me

14 blue savannah

15 = star

16 = chorus

17 = love to hate you

18 = am i right

19 = breath of life ( my second pick of the album : ) )

20 = take a chance on me

21 = who needs love like that ( hamburg mix )

Simply Amazing… CLICK HERE to download… password = http://na-melodia.blogspot.com
A big thank you to na-melodia.blogspot.com for the link .. cheers
      

Hello and welcome back… If you have seen the movie “Cobra” ( Sylvester Stallone ) you will recognize this song. As “cobra” rides away on his Harley you can hear this song leading into the end credits. “Feel the heat” was released in 1986 by American singer “Jean Beauvoir” and was off the album “drums along the Mohawk”. Jean was in the band “the plasmatics” before going solo.. Brilliant song.
Jean has a “facebook” page = CLICK HERE
Jean has a “myspace” page = CLICK HERE ( hear new songs )

JEAN BEAUVOIR – feel the heat

LOVE the mohawk… CLICK HERE to download album .. massive thanks to rocking-maniacs.blogspot.com for the link … cheers

Hello and welcome back…. A tv commercial jingle is what started this band to release one of the best dance albums in the late 80s… Jammin  next to bands like “s-express”, “bomb the bass” and “coldcut”, “the beatmasters” had a funky style mixed with serious dance undertones. Set free in 1989, “anywayawanna” was a hit in the U.K reaching top 30 on the music charts and includes hits like “who’s in the house”, “hey dj/i can’t dance”, “burn it up”, “ska train” and my pick off the album “rok da house”( original mix ).. with its thumping beats and grooving piano’s, its a song i never get sick of listening to… A 10/10 album.  cheers
Track listings are =

1 = who’s in the house

2 = hey dj/ i can’t dance ( to that music your playing ) ft “Betty Boo”

3 = burn it up ( on the groove tip ) ( remix )

4 = warm love

5 = ska train

6 = rok da house ( w.e.f.u.n.k. ) mix

7 = make me feel

8 = don’t stop the beat

9 = midnight girl

10 = Sarayet-Sayam Sembtaé (Pt. 1)

11 = rok da house ( original )

12 = burn it up ( original mix ) ft PP Arnold

Funky tunes…. CLICK HERE to download… A big thank you to theisleoffailedpopstars.blogspot.com for the link… enjoy

Hello and welcome back… As i write this, freezing my butt off ( -2deg tonight ), i have my headphones on cranking out the sounds of “WA WA Nee” ( strange name for a band ). This was the first album from this band that featured heavily on “countdown” (80s music show in Australia) which is were i first heard of them. Let loose in 1986 this self titled album had 4 singles available and i have chosen my favorite “i could make you love me”. Strangely the overseas market was not so good, releasing the song “stimulation” to the American audience to a luke-warm reception… other singles includes “one and one” ( ain’t good enough ) and “sugar free” but it’s the pumping bass and screaming guitars in “i could make you love me” that takes me back to summer 86.. when it was warmer.. cheers.

WA WA NEE – i could make you love me

WA WA NEE – one and one ( ain’t i good enough )

WA WA NEE – stimulation

WA WA NEE – sugar free

Excellent stuff… CLICK HERE to download album … password = wawaneewwnsfj.wp.com
Thanks to soulfunkjazz.wordpress.com for the link..this download is one long song which is the whole album … you can use AUDACITY to make into singles or iTunes.. sorry, only link i could find.. enjoy

Hello and welcome back…. Being this my 100th post ( crowd cheers and claps ), i thought who better to look back at than the grand father of electronic music.. Kraftwerk. This German band was one of the first to pioneer electronic music to the world using analog synthesizers and primitive drum machines. For me personalty this album sounds excellent using a good pair of headphones ( i use Sony MDR-V700 )… The bass on “radioactivity” is enough to rattle my eyeballs… but is an excellent sample of classic synth sound. The album “the mix” is a best of compilation of various remixes of their most popular songs including “the robots”, “computerlove”, “autobahn”, and my pick … “radioactivity” with its driving bass and robotic voices …. its what classic synth should sound like.. a different and interesting album.. cheers
Track lists are =

1 = the robots

2 = computerlove

3 = pocket calculator

4 = dentaku

5 = autobahn

6 = radioactivity

7 = trans europe express

8 = abzug

9 = metal on metal

10 = homecomputer

11 = music non stop

One thing i did notice … NO “the model”, i was one of their biggest songs.. whats going on ?
Still a good album… DOWNLOAD  album ( this is the European remaster ).. massive thanks to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link …. enjoy

Hello and welcome back… Today i am going on a holiday, A music holiday ( can’t afford a real holiday  😦 … as there are so many styles of 80s electronic music from different country’s and often unheard bands waiting to be stumbled across.. So strap yourselves in, get comfy and .. oh, no slapping the hostesses on the butt as we take off around the world … First stop  = New Zealand

NEW ZEALAND.. Musically home to “crowded house”, “koo de tah” ,”split enz” and my pick “THE MOCKERS” – one black Friday.

download … many thanks to wilfullyobscure.blogspot.com

Ok … now on flight 29, flying electronic air.. next destination is – FRANCE
Aaahh beautiful France… home to “Jean Michel Jarre”, “air”, “daft punk” and my pick, a young lady who happens to be married to Johnny Depp… VANESSA PARADIS – jo le taxi

download ( password =Gennyall )… thanks to zona-musical.com for the link

Ok… with my pockets stuffed with baguettes, we board the plane, and next stop will be – THE UNITED KINGDOM
 THE U.K would have to be one of my favorite stops… home to the “new romantic” movement and to bands like “Duran Duran”, “Depeche Mode”, “Soft Cell”, “Culture Club”  and my pick “NEW ORDER” – perfect kiss.

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Back on the plane… flight 225 and we’re off to – ITALY…
Italy, home to the late 80s italio house music scene of pumping beats and heavy synths… home to bands like the “49ers”, “black box”, “starlight”, “clubhouse” and my pick “FPI PROJECT” – everybody ( all over the world )

download … thanks to workittothebone.blogspot.com for the link

AAHHH, so much music, so little time as i eat my home made Italian pizza and now flying to – GERMANY.
 Germany … home of my most favorite car the “Porsche”, and to bands like “Alphaville”, “Fancy”, “Kraftwerk” and this gorgeous lady – “NENA” – 99 luft ballons

download ( make note of password ) masive thanks to 80sonspeed.com for the link

As i swig my Sternberg beer and munching into some sauerkraut, we jet off again.. Next stop = NORWAY
Norway … home to “vikings”, “folk costumes” and the best “salmon” in the world.. oh , and this band = A-HA – sun always shines on tv

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Ok … back on my trusty plane.. Electronic Air ( the heater just broke ) and next stop .. the land of stars and stripes, the mighty U.S.A
America … as i take a wiff i can smell the hot dogs nearby and i am reminded of the massive talent that came out of the 80s … Music like “Michael Jackson” , “Bruce Springsteen”, “Devo”, “Prince” and this amazing lady = “LAURA BRANIGAN” – self control ( sadly died 2004 )

download … huge thanks to babakazoo.blogspot.com

Nearing the end of my holiday, i head to = CANADA
aahhh .. the Canadians, musically home to “Men without Hats”, “Glass Tiger”,” Bryan Adams”, “Corey Hart” and my pick =”LIME” – babe, were gonna love tonight

download … huge thanks to 80sonspeed.com for the link

WOW .. what a journey … back in Australia..( missed my Vegemite ).. musically we have “Inxs”, “Men at Work”,”Pseudo Echo” ,” Real Life” and this band = EUROGLIDERS – can’t wait to see you

download …. big thank you to babakazoo.blogspot.com for the link

Well, as i park my jet in the carport ( big carport ) .. i hope you have enjoyed sharing my holiday with me … best of all – it didn’t cost anything.. cheers. ( think i will have a sleep now ) yawn.

Hello and welcome back… Freddie Mercury and Giorgio Moroder team up to produce a soundtrack to the 1927 film “metropolis”.. if that doesn’t send chills down your spine, then one would hope it should. I love Freddie Mercury’s work both with Queen and this song who with a synth god ( think Electric dreams ) Giorgio Moroder produced this song.. I will admit i have never seen the movie, maybe one day I’ll find the time.This song made it to position 10 in the UK charts in 1984 and in my view is a legend of a song as is the person singing it… cheers.

FREDDIE MERCURY –  love kills ( from the movie metropolis in HD)

Brilliant …. CLICK HERE to download solo album ( you will need to enter the words shown to access download, the click “slow download” to continue )… enjoy.

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