Okay from the other end of the 80’s and 1980’s to be exact. A “Special Long Version” of this New Wave classic which involved Peter Godwin. Released only in Germany this was backed by “Alone” with classic vocals and lyrics from Godwin, new wave heaven!!!
A very early release from Scotland’s Finitribe from 1987 and some proto industrial dance with a cover of Can’s “I Want More” from 1976.
On the Wax Trax! label, vocals were provided by Chris Connelly , this being very evident on the B-side “Idiot Strength” So there is the single version , B-side track and the imaginary titled “Row,Row,Row the Mix” Very catchy but keeping an alternative/electronic edge to it. Enjoy!!!
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Sooon…………….ha ! ha! HA!
Keeping with the tradition of the original blog and always partial to a quirky tune here is Falco’s one big hit from 1985. And probably sticking my head above the trench in terms of copyright.
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Huge in Austria and Germany before this, he did have other minor hits but the disco stomp (We are the Champions drums) and weird subject matter became a massive hit here and in the US. The longer, “Special Salieri” mix is here along with the extended version, “Urban Tropical” (Crazy Euro-funk) -where Falco is a little bit “high” in the studio!!
A fantastic cover and a fantastic dance floor filler from 1985 with the homo erotic undertones of Brotherhood.
Yes Bizz Nizz ripped of the Gabi`s mix synth rip with ‘Dont??? Miss The Partyline’!.
Were they trying to be synth or industrial ? Here it’s definitely aimed at the dancefloor with the added bonus of a Mike Hedges mix of “Brothers” on the B-side which makes great use of the glockenspiel and has a electro reggae feel to it !
NEED TO FIND THIS AND RE-RIP
Keep the momentum going with this from 1989 and a very rare mix of “Shame” and “Captivate” that still deserves to be PLAYED LOUD even in this day and age. Both fiddled with by William Orbit, there was a time I would just by anything that had his name on ! What has happened to him ? I didn’t know they had Mix Numbers either , thanks Discogs!
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I MIGHT HAVE TO RE-RECORD 😦
to Zooty 23 for finding and reviving some of 80’sVinylgems, because now my blog has just got ten times bigger ! Some old posts have now been restored, things are looking good!
Keeping the quirky nature of the old blog (sniff!) and deliberately skirting around the popular stuff I bring you Baby Go Boom, on George Michael`s independent Innervision Records from 1984. Who are amazingly still going!!!
http://www.babygoboom.com/….. no, I’m only joking!
They were a French New Wave/Synth Band which explains the odd vocal phrases the singer comes out with. It has a great funky feel with a great synth bass line and was remixed by John Luongo in America, unfortunately this is just the UK 12″ so it is just an extended version and an instrumental on the B-side.
UPDATE – THEY ARE NOT, I REPEAT, NOT FRENCH!!!
From 1989 and released as a taster single for their fourth album “Wild!” – this builds nicely, especially the “Act 2″ version on this normal 12”. It’s got the multilayered, eastern vocals. The “Guilty !” shouted chorus was amazingly provided by the band Jesus And Mary Chain who were recording in the next door studio. The B-side is Vince’s response to the current dance scene at the time and “Paradise” is a great forgotten B-side which starts off all Motown and goes into a classic early Erasure sound.
- “Drama!” (Act 2)
- “Sweet Sweet Baby” (The Moo-Moo Mix)
Off their penultimate album “Spirit Of Eden” and referred to my most musos and fans alike, in a free form jazz style, this is the full album version. Plus you get an edited version of “Eden” that works really well. The main draw for me is the grungy B-side John Cope, a great forgotten gem in the spirit of Young’s “Heart Of Gold”
Apparently this title song is about Mark Hollis` brother who killed himself over a heroin addiction. Powerful stuff.
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Later stuff by this legendary Sheffield Band, from 1984 and with a definite eye on commercial success, adding backing female vocals is always a sign. It’s got vocoder and samples and big drums and I used to play the extended version to death! So just 3 tracks on this UK twelve, I blended the 2 live tracks together (“Will You Stay Tonight” and “Independence Day”) as they are on the original twelve, so there is only 2 tracks in the download. So hands up for more lighter, new wave ?