Friday, August 28, 2015

ICEHOUSE - ICEHOUSE

Hello and welcome back.... Most people know this band as 'Icehouse' but before the name change they were known as 'Flowers'

The track 'Icehouse' was from the album of the same name and was released back in 1980.

The haunting synths and clear cut vocals of Iva (real name 'Ivor') Davis make this song even more appealing as it tells a story of a place called 'The Icehouse'...

'The Icehouse' was a 2 story house in inner Sydney (Lindfield) that even in summer was ice cold.
An interview from Iva who lived in the house and was studying Oboe at the time, told of a strange vibe from the house. "In a space of 6 months, 3 people were found dead on the front lawn, 2 people who live upstairs were committed and after Iva moved out, the guy who took his room went insane in 3 months"
If that wasn't bad enough, across the road was a half way house for psychiatric people and a old mansion few doors down found 3 old ladies had died, one after the other.

Enough to write a song about? Its called 'The Icehouse'


ICEHOUSE (FLOWERS) - ICEHOUSE



******* NEW ALBUM HAS BEEN RELEASE.... ICEHOUSE - LIVE (One for the collection) ***



LINKS

http://www.ticketmaster.com.au/Icehouse-tickets/artist/735321

http://www.icehouse-ivadavies.com/

https://www.facebook.com/spellboundicehouse

http://www.spellbound-icehouse.org/






#Icehouse
#electronic80s
#IvorDavies
#IvaDavies




Wednesday, August 19, 2015

FAD GADGET - LADYSHAVE

Hello and welcome back... New wave meets Industrial kind of sums up the outfit 'Fad Gadget'.
Fad Gadget is from the U.K and is the work of one person (Francis (Frank) John Tovey).
Fad Gadget blended industrial sound into his early work such as electric drills and razors, then added early synths and dark undertone lyrics to the mix.... Sort of early Depeche Mode only ...Darker

Sadly the man behind the name Fad Gadget (Frank Tovey) died back in 2002 at the age of 45 (Heart Attack)... He was working on a new album at the time of his death... R.I.P.

For me, I hadn't really gotten into Fad Gadgets music, i had heard of the name but it wasn't until a friend of mine introduced me to this track, i became hooked... Its Raw, Electronic and Moody...
Love it.


FAD GADGET - LADYSHAVE  (1981)




LINKS

http://www.fadgadget.co.uk/

https://soundcloud.com/mutesong/fad-gadget-lady-shave

https://itunes.apple.com/us/artist/fad-gadget/id20135578

https://play.spotify.com/artist/5IRIVOsIjIch3u8UfWdnBd?play=true&utm_source=open.spotify.com&utm_medium=open

http://www.amazon.com/Fad-Gadget/e/B000APF6J0

http://nrrules.blogspot.com.au/search?q=fad





#Fad Gadget
#fadgadget
#FrankTovey
#electronic80s



Monday, August 10, 2015

LIAN ROSS - FANTASY

Hello and welcome back.... Loving This, from Germany comes this awesome track called 'Fantasy'.

Singer Lian Ross (Josephine Hiebel) had this Hi-NRG hit back in 1985 and was released on ZXY Records.

Lian Ross is a Pseudonym, amongst other for this artist including Tears n Joy, 2 Eivissa, Fun Factory & Negakuss.

I stumbled across this track on a Italo Disco / Hi-NRG compilation called  'Disco Fox 80', Its such a catchy track... A few listens and your hooked but its worth it, oh, and it gets better... Lian Ross is still going today with new music including a Modern Talking remake of 'Your my heart, Your my Soul'

Check it out..


LIAN ROSS - FANTASY  (1985)



LYRICS

High up in the skies much miles away
lived a very special man.
one night in my dreams I heard him say 
he'll be coming to this land.

Distant lover
king of Galaxy
welcome to my world of fantasy
come into my world of mystery
welcome home to me

I woke up into a big surprise
stars were falling from the skies
I've been happy ever since that day
I woke up to hear him say 

Distant lover
king of Galaxy
welcome to my world of fantasy
come into my world of mystery
welcome home to me 

Fantasy - fantasy -

Distant lover
king of Galaxy
welcome to my world of fantasy
come into my world of mystery
welcome home to me

LINKS

http://www.lianross.com/

https://soundcloud.com/lianross

https://www.facebook.com/lianross.official

https://twitter.com/lian_ross

http://www.discogs.com/artist/44952-Lian-Ross

https://www.youtube.com/user/LianRossTV/videos




SORRY.... Couldn't go past this...

LIAN ROSS - YOUR MY HEART, YOUR MY SOUL  (2015)



#LianRoss
#lian_ross
#electronic80s


Tuesday, August 4, 2015

DEAD OR ALIVE - TURN AROUND AND COUNT TO TEN

Hello and welcome back... From the 1989 Dead or Alive album 'Nude' came this pumping track (134bpm).
Turn Around and Count to Ten was HUGE in Japan, made it to No1 on their music charts and stayed there for 17 weeks, in the U.S it made it to No 2 (Dance Charts)

For me, I love this track, not so much the rest of the album (don't hate me). The track 'Come home with me Baby' was pretty good (also on this album)..... I can remember buying this album while in Sydney one Saturday, slipping the fresh brought cassette into my AIWA Walkman and loving the amazing sound.. Pure Heaven


DEAD OR ALIVE - TURN AROUND AND COUNT TO TEN (1988)



DEAD OR ALIVE - NUDE (Full Album) (1989)

Thanks to Fabian Sierra for the video

TRACK LIST
Turn Around Around & Count 2 Ten
Give It Back That Love Is Mine
Baby Don't Say Goodbye
Stop Kicking My Heart Around
Come Home (With Me Baby)
I Don't Wanna Be Your Boyfriend
Get Out of My House
I Cannot Carry On
My Forbidden Lover


LINKS

https://www.facebook.com/DeadOrAlive

http://www.deadoralive.net/

https://twitter.com/PeteBurnsICON



#DeadorAlive
#PeteBurns
#electronic80s




Monday, August 3, 2015

TELEX - TWIST A ST TROPEZ

Hello and welcome back.... Very early Synth from Belgian band TELEX
From the album 'Looking for St Tropez' (1979), this little gem also had the singles 'Moskow Diskow' & 'Ca Plane Pour Moi'
This album made it to No 36 on the U.S Dance charts.


TELEX - TWIST A ST TROPEZ




TELEX - MOSKOW DISKOW




LINKS

http://www.telex-music.com/

https://twitter.com/ElektroDiskow

https://www.facebook.com/Electrospective

https://twitter.com/Electr0spective


#Telex
#Telex-Music
#electronic80s