I love a tangent, and I love a detour, especially if it’s new to me! So back to 1983 and this bit of funk/rock by The Greg Kihn band who scored their only hit with this (behind Michael Jackson!) From the album, “Kihnspiracy” and sounding a bit like Icehouse to these ears.
B-side borrows a well worn riff from the 80’s and was also from the album, sounds a bit like if Lloyd Cole met ACDC in a lift!!!
Beserkley – E 9847 T
|A||Jeopardy (Dance Mix)|
The 90’s are coming…
A Stone Cold Classic from Bauhaus, from 1983. It literally takes you on a trip moving between rock to dub, especially on this longer 12″ version. (that bass has rattled a few speaker cabs in it’s time) The B-side dub mix is mad as a box of frogs but far too short. “Departure” is a weird, half spoken half sung and is from a BBC session.
“the wall paper had become sinister to Him..”
Virgin – 600 880
|A||She’s In Parties||5:38|
|B1||Here’s The Dub (Special Effects By “Loonatik & Drinks”)||3:19|
Re-recorded and sounding mighty fine for ’85. I think follower David Miller was after this. Will let him know 😉
Sneakily slipping this in from 1979 and some Antipodean post punk with some synths thrown in as well. So sounding a bit like Boomtown Rats with some XTC thrown in. The band line-up was Paul Abrahams (Bass), John Bliss (Drums), Craig Hooper (Guitar & Synth), David Mason (Vocals), and Colin Newham on keyboards, saxophone and guitar.
Produced by legendary Aussie producer Mark Opitz there few ska influenced tracks, especially on their debut single “Love Will Find A Way.” Some choice cuts are The Blockheads sounding funk of, “Wonder Why”
Great invention with the added synth noises giving it an extra sonic dimension.
Shame it’s not the Aussie version with the extra tracks!
Polydor – PD-1-6275
|A2||Baby’s In The Know||3:04|
|A3||Love Will Find A Way||3:14|
|A4||Don’t Get Me Wrong||4:50|
|B2||Spot The Ridge||3:56|
Arthur Baker meets Frankie Goes To Hollywood, well not quite. Another re-up request that was not too bad to find. More Acid House grooves!
Again this eluded for a few years, found a re-upped in it’s original place. Can’t beat a bit of old skool from 1989.
So someone requested this and I went to the page and not even the old link was there….definitely a case of Missing Files, searched but could not find…but now have!
Enjoy some classic Acid House
Found it and re-recorded the twelve that Mike B has been waiting for years for, re-upped at the original post here.Phew! Hope it’s worth it.
ZTT compilation album on its way.
A compilation of mostly US early dance stuff from 1983 and a bit of a groundbreaking selection of twelve inch cuts designed to infiltrate the European market. A mix of electro, Hi-NRG tracks and Disco
“Buffalo Gals” turns up in the extended version which jumps into “She’s Looking Like A Hobo” (another version of Buffalo Gals with more of an electro feel with scratching) American Fade cover The Hollies track in a bizarre mix of guitar links and camp disco beats with Betty Valentino distinct C&W vocals or Agnetha Faltskog from ABBA. Electro funk from Shock and it becomes a big party floor filler….superb! Divine returns to Hi-NRG with a basic Moroder bassline and that husky vocal on this classic track on a super long remix with extra cowbell.
Side 2 starts with some more electro by Indeep (they did “Last Night a DJ Saved My Life.”) with the chauvinistic “Boys Talk” We go into a Eurodance\ New Romantic sounding electro of One-Two-Three with “Runaway” (going into Human League territory in the end) Experimental-ism then arrives with the Patrick Cowley track (who worked alongside Hi-NRG legend Sylvester) a synth paradise with plenty of squelches and bleeps. The Jonzun Crew go more electro boogie disco with camp lyrics.
Metronome – 813 132-1
|A1||Malcolm McLaren & The World’s Famous Supreme Team||Buffalo Gals (Scratch Version) / She’s Looking Like A Hobo||6:45|
|A2||American Fade||I’m Alive (Let’s Move On)||6:52|
|A4||Divine||Shake It Up||9:28|
|B1||Indeep||When Boys Talk||5:54|
|B3||Patrick Cowley||Goin’ Home||8:35|
|B4||Jonzun Crew||Space Cowboy||5:36|