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Monday, 15 October 2018 11:12

Blitz - Voice of a Generation

This album is head and shoulders above any other "Oi" music. Probably because the band was a true combo of skins and old-school punks who actually decried the violence of the streets even as they painted a pretty brutal picture of it. Musically and lyrically, Blitz manages to rise above the inane, non-constructive retardation of the oi scene.
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Sunday, 14 October 2018 10:45

Alan Vega - Jukebox Babe

Alan Bermowitz (June 23, 1938 – July 16, 2016), known professionally as Alan Vega, was an American vocalist and visual artist, primarily known for his work with the electronic protopunk duo Suicide.In 1980, Vega released his eponymous first solo record. It defined the frantic rockabilly style that he would use in his solo work for the next several years, with the song "Jukebox Babe" becoming a hit single in France. In 1985, he released the more commercially viable Just a Million Dreams, but was dropped from his record label after its release.
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Saturday, 13 October 2018 14:38

Stranglers - Nice 'n' sleazy

The Stranglers are an English rock band who emerged via the punk rock scene. Scoring some 23 UK top 40 singles and 17 UK top 40 albums to date in a career spanning four decades, the Stranglers are one of the longest-surviving and most "continuously successful" bands to have originated in the UK punk scene."Nice 'n' Sleazy" is a single by The Stranglers from the 'white' side of their 1978 album, Black and White. It reached number 18 in the UK Singles Chart.The single's cover pictured a victim of the Boston Strangler.
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Friday, 12 October 2018 12:17

Soft Cell - Bedsitter

Soft Cell are an English synthpop duo who came to prominence in the early 1980s, consisting of vocalist Marc Almond and instrumentalist David Ball. The duo are principally known for their 1981 hit version of "Tainted Love" and their platinum-selling debut album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret.In the United Kingdom, they had ten Top 40 hits including "Tainted Love" (#1 UK), "Torch" (#2 UK), "Say Hello, Wave Goodbye" (#3 UK), "What!" (#3 UK), and "Bedsitter" (#4 UK), and also had four Top 20 albums between 1981 and 1984. In 1984, the duo split but reformed in 2001 to tour and record new material, releasing their fifth studio album, Cruelty Without Beauty in 2002.Soft Cell's songs have been covered by various artists including Coil, Nine Inch Nails, David Gray, Nouvelle Vague, and A-ha.[citation needed] Their track, "Memorabilia", earned recognition for the band as pioneers of the synth-oriented techno genre.[3] The duo have sold 10 million records worldwide."Bedsitter" is a song by British synthpop duo Soft Cell, from the album Non-Stop Erotic Cabaret. Released as a single in October 1981, it reached no. 4 in the UK.A song that explored the underbelly of the London club scene of the time, it has been described by critic Jon Savage as one of the greatest songs of the 1980s.
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Tuesday, 09 October 2018 08:44

Carmody - messengers of love

Carmody were an Italian minimal wave group who formed in Torino in 1981. Typical of underground synthesizer-driven acts from that era, the group's music combined sparse, cold electronic rhythms with vocals expressing feelings of longing and isolation. Originally a duo consisting of Alberto Ramella and Andrea Lesmo (both former members of Teknospray), they expanded to a trio with the addition of guitarist Max Casacci. The band only recorded three demo tapes between 1981 and 1985 before disbanding; Lesmo later joined Celtic rock group LabGraal in the '90s, while Casacci formed electronic rock group Subsonica and established a label and recording studio called Casasonica. In 2009, German label Anna Logue Records released A Better Spider, a CD compilation of the group's material, and their first proper release. Numerous Carmody tracks subsequently appeared on '80s new wave/minimal synth compilations, and Mannequin released Sleep on Mirrors: The 1981-1985 Tapes, the group's first vinyl release, in 2015.
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Thursday, 04 October 2018 13:59

Gloria (Ending dance) - Umberto Tozzi

Later headed to a wedding she is invited to, she turns down invitations to dance at the reception. Then the DJ puts on her theme tune, Gloria by Umberto Tozzi, and she takes the dance floor, allowing herself to dance away.
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Tuesday, 02 October 2018 09:50

The Beatles - Strawberry Fields Forever

Strawberry Field was the name of a Salvation Army children's home close to John Lennon's childhood home in Woolton, a suburb of Liverpool. Lennon and his friends Pete Shotton, Nigel Walley and Ivan Vaughan used to play in the wooded garden behind the home. One of Lennon's childhood treats was the garden party held each summer in Calderstones Park, near the home, where a Salvation Army brass band played. Lennon's aunt Mimi Smith recalled: "There was something about the place that always fascinated John. He could see it from his window … He used to hear the Salvation Army band [playing at the garden party], and he would pull me along, saying, 'Hurry up, Mimi – we're going to be late.'"
Lennon began writing "Strawberry Fields Forever" in Almería, Spain, during the filming of Richard Lester's How I Won the War in September–October 1966. The Beatles had just retired from touring after one of the most difficult periods of their career, including the "more popular than Jesus" controversy and the band's unintentional snubbing of Philippines First Lady Imelda Marcos. Like "Penny Lane", which Paul McCartney wrote in late 1966 in response to Lennon's new song, "Strawberry Fields Forever" conveys nostalgia for the Beatles' early years in Liverpool. While both songs refer to actual locations, McCartney said that the two pieces also had strong surrealistic and psychedelic overtones. George Martin, the Beatles' producer, recalled that when he first heard "Strawberry Fields Forever", he thought it conjured up a "hazy, impressionistic dreamworld". As with his Revolver compositions "Tomorrow Never Knows" and "She Said She Said", "Strawberry Fields Forever" was informed by Lennon's experiences with the hallucinogenic drug LSD, which caused him to question his identity and seek to dissolve his ego. Lennon talked about the song in 1980: "I was different all my life. The second verse goes, 'No one I think is in my tree.' Well, I was too shy and self-doubting. Nobody seems to be as hip as me is what I was saying. Therefore, I must be crazy or a genius – 'I mean it must be high or low' ..." He termed the song "psychoanalysis set to music". In McCartney's view, the lyrics reflect Lennon's admiration of the nineteenth-century English writer Lewis Carroll, particularly his poem "Jabberwocky".
The earliest demo of the song was recorded in Almería, and Lennon subsequently developed the melody and lyrics in England throughout November. Demos taped at his home, Kenwood, demonstrate his progress with the song and include parts played on a Mellotron, a tape-replay keyboard instrument he had purchased in August 1965. On the first Almería recording, the song had no refrain and only one verse, beginning: "There's no one on my wavelength / I mean, it's either too high or too low". Lennon revised these words to make them more obscure, then wrote the melody and part of the lyrics to the chorus (which functioned as a bridge and did not yet include a reference to Strawberry Fields). After returning to England in early November, he added another verse and the mention of Strawberry Fields. The first verse on the released version was the last to be written, close to the time of the song's recording. For the chorus, Lennon was again inspired by his childhood memories: the words "nothing to get hung about" were inspired by Aunt Mimi's strict order not to play in the grounds of Strawberry Field, to which Lennon replied, "They can't hang you for it." The first verse Lennon wrote became the second one in the released version of the song, and the second verse he wrote became the last.
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Monday, 01 October 2018 12:36

Ferris Bueller's Day Off- Twist & Shout

The parade scene took multiple days of filming; Broderick spent some time practicing the dance moves. "I was very scared", Broderick said. "Fortunately, the sequence was carefully choreographed beforehand. We worked out all the moves by rehearsing in a little studio. It was shot on two Saturdays in the heart of downtown Chicago. The first day was during a real parade, and John got some very long shots. Then radio stations carried announcements inviting people to take part in 'a John Hughes movie'. The word got around fast and 10,000 people showed up! For the final shot, I turned around and saw a river of people. I put my hands up at the end of the number and heard this huge roar. I can understand how rock stars feel. That kind of reaction feeds you."
Broderick's moves were choreographed by Kenny Ortega (who later choreographed Dirty Dancing). Much of it had to be scrapped though as Broderick had injured his knee badly during the scenes of running through neighbors' backyards. "I was pretty sore", Broderick said. "I got well enough to do what you see in the parade there, but I couldn't do most of Kenny Ortega's knee spins and things like that that we had worked on. When we did shoot it, we had all this choreography and I remember John would yell with a megaphone, 'Okay, do it again, but don't do any of the choreography,' because he wanted it to be a total mess." "Danke Schoen" was somewhat choreographed but for "Twist and Shout", Broderick said, "we were just making everything up". Hughes explained that much of the scene was spontaneously filmed. "It just happened that this was an actual parade, which we put our float into—unbeknownst to anybody, all the people on the reviewing stand. Nobody knew what it was, including the governor."
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Saturday, 15 September 2018 16:26

Χωρίς Περιδέραιο - Βότκα

New Wave/Synth Pop band formed in Athens, Greece.Το συγκρότημα ''Χωρίς Περιδέραιο'' ήταν μια τριμελής μπάντα, από τις πρώτες new wave της ελληνικής σκηνής της δεκαετίας του '80. Όλα τα τραγούδια τους είναι με ελληνικό στίχο, τον οποίο και έγραφε ο Νίκος Αγγελής με σαφή επιρροή από τον υπερρεαλισμό. Η ονομασία του γκρουπ ''Χωρίς Περιδέραιο'' έγινε με αφορμή ένα τραγούδι που είχανε γράψει, όπου όμως δεν μπήκε σε κανέναν δίσκο τους αλλά παιζόταν στα live του συγκροτήματος.Τον Δεκέμβριο του 1983 κυκλοφόρησε η πρώτη δισκογραφική δουλειά του γκρουπ με τίτλο ''Άνωση''. Ήταν ένα επτάιντσο βινύλιο, με δύο τραγούδια, όπου κυκλοφόρησε από από την "Art Nouveau" σε 350 αντίτυπα. Τον Οκτώβριο του 1983 είχαν ηχογραφηθεί αυτά τα δυο κομμάτια, που ήταν τα "Άνωση" και "Το Χρώμα Και Το Σχήμα", στο στούντιο "Cosmosound". Το εξώφυλλο του επτάιντσου "Άνωση" είχε επιμεληθεί ο εκκεντρικός ζωγράφος Δημήτρης Γέρος.Το 1985 κυκλοφόρησαν τον πρώτο τους ολοκληρωμένο δίσκο όπου είχε τίτλο "Χορός Για Μουσική". Ο δίσκος αυτός ηχογραφήθηκε στο "The Mustes-Sound Studio". Ο δίσκος περιλαμβάνει εννιά νέα κομμάτια του γκρουπ, τα οποία και κυκλοφόρησαν από την ανεξάρτητη εταιρεία ''Λαιστρυγόνα'' σε δίσκο βινυλίου. Αυτή ήταν η πρώτη κυκλοφορία της ανεξάρτητης τότε εταιρείας Λαιστρυγόνα. Στο δίσκο ''Χορός Για Μουσική'', εκτός από τα τρία μέλη του γκρουπ συμμετείχαν και οι παρακάτω μουσικοί: Γιάννης Ντρενογιάννης κιθάρα (ex "Μagic de Spell", "Psychomafia", "Cpt Neφος" κ.α.), Γιώργος Δρακόπουλος πλήκτρα (''Moist Device'') και Στέφανος Λαρετζάκης τύμπανα (''Moist Device'') .
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Friday, 14 September 2018 08:45

Proxies - Let the radio play

Greek New Wave/Synth Pop group formed in 1980 in Thesaloniki.They released 2 Lp. "Grooving over beirut" in 1983 and "eastern side of love" in 1984
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