Saturday, 30 July 2011
This is a pretty good compilation of the most successful tracks from back in the 80s.
Hardly any disappointments.
Some of the 12"-mixes back then were rubbish but it was the 80s so what... It was when 12" singles were just invented.
This is part 1 of 3:
ELECTRIC 80s (CD1):
01 Torch (12' Version) - Soft Cell
02 Fade To Grey (12' Version) - Visage
03 Today - Talk Talk
04 Brilliant Mind - Furniture
05 Planet Earth (12' Night Version) - Duran Duran
06 I Ran (Full Album Version) - A Flock Of Seagulls
07 Life In Tokyo (Original 12' Version) - Japan
08 Mad World - Tears For Fears
09 Enola Gay - OMD
10 Absolute - Scritti Politti
11 Obsession - Animotion
12 The First Picture Of You - Lotus Eaters
13 Drowning In Berlin - Mobiles
14 I'm In Love With A German Filmstar (Long Version) - Passions
15 Moments In Love (12' 'Beaten' Version) - The Art Of Noise
Thursday, 28 July 2011
I don't like BEADY EYE...!
I was always a fan of NOEL GALLAGHER and I'm very happy to have stumbled over this here - from his forthcoming album to be released on 25th october.
Monday, 25 July 2011
Hey, I think the boys do not sound like THE SMITHS by accident, right?
From Record Collector:
Promising debut produced by Fraser Smith (Ian Brown)“You’ve never been so shook up since you saw The Smiths in 1984,” David Burgess sings on A Trivial Pursuit’s ebullient opener and first single Footsteps. This Essex four-piece – line-up completed by guitarist James Prudence, bassist Mark Newton and drummer Matt Humphries – have obviously studied Johnny Marr’s guitar work and songcraft well; and the band aren’t afraid to wear their influences on their sleeves.
Theirs is a magical sound that meshes a little bit of Aztec Camera’s jingle-jangle with some of Orange Juice’s wit and wisdom, and a lot of The Housemartins’ soulful pop. Indeed, second single A Cameo Can’t Last Forever wouldn’t sound out of place on the latter’s 1987 album, The People Who Grinned Themselves To Death, it’s so wonderfully infectious and bubblegum-poppy.
The Brights sing honestly and poignantly on Barricade Of Love and Pride Step Aside and, while they aren’t the only ones drawing on the 80s indie pool (see the Edwyn Collins-produced Frankie And The Heartstrings for one), The Brights have a rare knack for melody and are truly something special indeed."
From Music News:
"Five minutes after slamming the door after another bloody day at work The Brights had me bouncing around the room like a mad thing on happy tabs.
They are simply gorgeous to listen to and their jangly and upbeat bonhomie is guaranteed to drag you up out of the worst of moods (I think unhappiness is a four letter word in Brights world).
They have touches of so many of those eighties pop bands – echoes of The Housemartins, Style Council and Haircut 100 not to mention Squeeze but those bands were making music at a time when people thought powder blue had depth, Princess Di was the epitome of cool and a beret was a rakish accessory – and everyone was doing it.
The Brights are playing their brand of feel good pop in a world where the world currencies are collapsed , where the government is ripping huge swathes of money out of the state and where the world is in imminent danger of a natural catastrophe not to mention war and famine – in fact in a world that desperately needs bright and breezy and maybe the Brights can turn the world back to the light and away from the darkness – all I know is that they bring a huge smile to my face and lift in my heart and that can’t be any bad thing.
Standouts on the album are probably ‘A Cameo Can’t Last Forever’ with a rhythm like the Style Council and a superb bassline courtesy of Mark Newton, the achingly lovely ‘Barricade Of Love’ – slow and bittersweet, really showing off David Burgess’ vocal skills – and ‘Pride Step Aside’, a superb broken love affair gem.
They aren’t just about jangly bounce and poppy lightness, they actually have written a number of excellent three minute pop songs and if it wasn’t for the preponderance of so-called ‘R&B’ they would be a massive draw for Radio 1 as well as 6.
Make sure you get a listen – they should be THE band of the summer."
Saturday, 23 July 2011
Sunday, 17 July 2011
A very poetic piece of art.
It's just a feeling I get
It's just the way that you move
It's just a feeling I get
I'll be left in your fumes...
From the "PS1 sessions"...:
"Me and Scott did this DEMO called "Fumes" in his bedroom. I think its quite a good song. We found the drums on an old playstation 1 game so we looped them for a laugh. Obviously the drums are far too loud for the track but it is a VERY rough demo. We set the playstation away and just played over the top, good fun. Anyway let me know what you think."
- And that means YOU READERS!
Andy Pawlak - Fumes (mp3)
Thursday, 14 July 2011
I don't know how famous PHILLIP BOA is outside of Germany but if you don't know him it is absolutely worth having a try!
He was born in 1963 and founded PHILLIP BOA AND THE VOODOOCLUB in 1984.
He is an artwork in persona.
Check this now:
PHILLIP BOA & THE VOODOOCLUB - Deep In Velvet (1985)
01 Deep In Velvet
02 Never Give Up Your Smile
Sunday, 10 July 2011
I think I was about 15 or 16 years old when I first listened to INDOCHINE.
It was stunning. Raw and different.
And then I forgot about them until I kind of stumbled over this here:
INDOCHINE - Generation Indochine (2000)
01 L' Aventurier
02 L' Oportuniste
03 Kao Bang
04 Miss Paramount
05 Canary Bay
06 3éme Sexe
07 Tes Yeux Noirs
08 3 Nuits Para Semaine
09 A L'Assaut
10 Les Tzars
11 La Machine a Rattraper le Temps
12 Le Baiser
13 Des Fleurs Pour Salinger
14 Savoure le Rouge
15 Un Jour Dans Notre Vie
18 Petit Jésus
Wednesday, 6 July 2011
Another song to be presented for the first time ever to the astonished world of ANDY PAWLAK fans.
What I can tell you about the circumstances of the recording is:
"We (Andy & Scott) found the drums on an old playstation 1 game so we looped them for a laugh. I sampled an accordian from a Edith Piaf song and we played over the top. It is a VERY ROUGH DEMO but the song is ok."
ANDY PAWLAK - Girl In The Rain (download mp3)