Re-uppage 46 (Hall & Oates, Nia Peeples, Doug Lazy x2, Pebbles With Salt-N-Pepa, Jungle Brothers, Fischerspooner, Spandau Ballet, 808 State, Fad Gadget, Madness, Yello x2, Front 242, Siouxsie And The Banshees)

This big wheel keeps on turning (currently standing at 1,028,000 total views!) and I find out that a files with The Smiths on and the original twelves of Talk Talk have gone A.W.O.L 😦

Daryl Hall John Oates ‎– Downtown Life (US 12″) For JossieB (welcome !!)



Nia Peeples – I Know How (To Make You Love Me) (US 12″) For JossieB









Doug Lazy – Let It Roll (US 12″) For JossieB









Doug Lazy – Let The Rhythm Pump (US 12″) For JossieB (obviously not lazy but quite prolific in ’89)









Pebbles With Salt-N-Pepa ‎– Backyard (US 12″) For JossieB (more Old Skool!)


Jungle Brothers ‎– I’ll House You ’98 (US 12″) For JossieB (I’m Raving, I’m Raving!!!)









Fischerspooner ‎– Emerge (12″) For MATT (you’ve been quiet)









Spandau Ballet – To Cut A Long Story Short (12″) For MATT (80’s Classic 139 b.p.m.)


808 State – Lift / Open Your Mind (12″) For Matt


Fad Gadget – One Man’s Meat (12″) For Matt (eclectic is good!)

Madness – Micheal Caine (12″) For Mr Winkle (Another Catch from the sea)


Yello – Whose Gone (Test Pressing) For Mr. W (A yello fanny)


Front 242 – Headhunter (12″) For The Kind German Van Winkle


Yello – Call It Love (Free HMV 12″) For Mr. W (Yelloooooooooo!!!)


Siouxsie And The Banshees – The Staircase (a mystery) (7″ vinyl) For Mr. W (Sorry about the lack of Talk Talk and The Smiths it seems 😦 !!)





















































Herbie Hancock ‎– Autodrive (12″)

From the keyboard wizzard Herbie Hancock and a release from his 1983 album “Future Shock” this extended version of “Autodrive” with one of the best piano solo’s you will hear. In terms of sound production this is way ahead of its time.

An excellent package it also includes a remix of the long Jazz funk of “Chameleon” – an epic and the more disco orientated “The Bomb”, proving he has a half decent voice.

CBS ‎– TA 3802autofrontcov

A1 Autodrive (Long Version) 6:25
A2 The Bomb 3:59
B Chameleon (1983 Remix) 14:29

Roxette – The Look (US Promo 12″)

Another Big Banger from the late 80’s from Roxette. Surprisingly quite electronic in a rocky sort of way. Here on this rare 12″ Promo with 4 mixes with edits by Gail King and remixes by Rusty Garner making for an alternative and more of synthpop listen (a phrase I use a lot on this blog!) Head for the “Big Red Mix” for a deconstruction of the song.

Hard to find and not on CD.


EMI USA ‎– SPRO-04269

A1 The Look (Visible Mix) 6:03
A2 The Look (Power Radio Mix) 4:09
B1 The Look (Big Red Mix) 7:33
B2 The Look (Invisible Mix) 5:11

Miami Sound Machine ‎– Falling In Love (Uh-Oh) (US 12″)

From 1985 and using the same rhythm as Tears For Fears “Shout” (there is more than a passing resemblance on the Dub) as also there is a bit of borrowing from Lene Lovich’s “Lucky Number” in terms of the “Uh-Oh” stuff. Produced by Gloria’s husband Emilio Estefan, Jr. A more New Wave feel to it, with sampled strings (I’m guessing) as well as the vocals being processed. It was new to my ears so thanks Mike. The backing could be the Thompson Twins “Hold Me Now”

Epic ‎– 49-05966falling

A Falling In Love (Uh-Oh) (Extended Remix) 6:07
B Falling In Love (Uh-Oh) (Dub Version) 5:18


Mezzoforte ‎– Garden Party (12″)

Okay so here is the Mezzoforte track that everyone knows. From 1983 and gaining minor Chart success for a track which is a Jazz Funk work out with “Baa, Baa, Badaaa” vocals. It’s the saxophone hook that people will remember.

The B-side is rather good with vocoder and heavy guitars and synths, more meaty than the weedy A-side. Funk Fusion at its best.

But what a weird cover??

Steinar ‎– STE 1205garden

A Garden Party 6:00
B Funk Suite No.1 5:49

BOSE ‎– Robo Cop (Who-R-U) (US 12″)


Electro but from the slightly later date of 1988. Retro beats with loads of Robo Cop samples, not sure it was officially licensed from the film looking at the small label it was on but quite creative with plenty of vocoder and old skool beats; all hail the Club Mix with that almost industrial bass.

Rock Well Records ‎– HAL 12100SAM_7907

A1 Robo Cop (Who-R-U) (Radio) 4:25
A2 Robo Cop (Who-R-U) (Percapella) 1:20
B1 Robo Cop (Who-R-U) (Club Mix) 5:30
B2 Robo Cop (Who-R-U) (Instrumental) 3:45

Mezzoforte ‎– Spring Fever / Summer Dream (12″)

Sorry about the lack of activity after the BIG launch on Thursday. Will make up for it over the next few days.

Icelandic Jazz/Funk specialists, Mezzoforte had a hit with “Garden Party” back in 1983. An instrumental that I considered “lift” music at the time and totally ignored. Looking back it was the polished, instrumental style of the bands guitarist Fridrik Karlsson that sets it apart from other muzak. Helped by the precise production of Geoff Calver. Saxophone, synths, slap bass….what’s not to like!

So two instrumentals that would be classified as jazz fusion today. All with happy chords 🙂

Steinar ‎– STE 1220meaaaa.jpg

A Spring Fever (Remixed Version) 6:08
B Summer Dream 5:20