Thursday, February 4, 2016

KIDS IN THE KITCHEN

Hello and welcome back.... Thought i would take a look at some of the bands that i loved when growing up through the 80s...

First band is 'Kids in the Kitchen'

Formed in 1983, 'the kids' as they were sometimes known, were a Melbourne band and had huge success during 1983 - 1987 period. They were heavily influence by bands like Duran Duran, Spandau Ballet... They were in the same frame as Real Life, Pseudo Echo & Dear Enemy.

During this time they release their 1985 album 'Shine' and its an album i still listen to. Its a good blend of melodic guitars, fresh sounding synths and perfected vocals from front man 'Scott Carne'.
Around 1987 saw the album 'Terrain' released before the band split and went their separate ways.

If you have never heard of 'Kids in the Kitchen' take a listen, its a band i love, with cleverly crafted tracks that you can listen to, over and over again.


CHANGE IN MOOD  (1983)




CURRENT STAND  (1985)




BITTER DESIRE  (1984)




SOMETHING THAT YOU SAID  (1985)




SAY IT  (1987)



LINKS
https://www.facebook.com/Scott-Carne-Kids-In-The-Kitchen-169774903043344/

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/kids-in-the-kitchen/id59978237

http://popshop.com.au/absolutely80spresents/tour-dates/



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Thursday, January 28, 2016

FUTURE WORLD ORCHESTRA - I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE FUTURE

Hello and welcome back....

Who's afraid of the future?.... Not these guys, well, that was back in 1982.

From the dutch Synth group 'Future World Orchestra' came this trippy little number called 'I'm not afraid of the Future' which was released in 1982...  It made it to No 26 in the top 40 music charts.
I'm not afraid of the Future was from the album 'Mission Completed' by Dureco Benelux records.

Future World Orchestra used a number of Synthesizers in their music including the Arp2600, Korg-3100, Korg-MS20, Polymoog & the Arp Sequencer.
They were inspired by bands like Genesis, Emerson, Lake and Palmer and Yes.

Enjoy some rare early Synth from Future World Orchestra...


FUTURE WORLD ORCHESTRA - I'M NOT AFRAID OF THE FUTURE  (1982)

Thanks to ballacid for the video

LINKS

http://www.futureworldorchestra.com/2-original-albums/

http://www.discogs.com/artist/14976-Future-World-Orchestra


LOVING THIS ALSO

FUTURE WORLD ORCHESTRA - DESIRE  (1982)  (Check out those Synths :))

Thanks to favavideochannel for the video


FUTURE WORLD ORCHESTRA - MISSION COMPLETE  (Full Album)

Thanks to R Foekens for the video

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#electronic80s




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Thursday, January 21, 2016

BIG PIG - BREAKAWAY

Hello and welcome back.... So love this song

At one stage, Australian band Big Pig had 8 drummers to their name giving them that... 'Industrial sound' with this amazing pulsing bass line... Sounding Wicked

From 1988 came the album 'Bonk' and from it came this smashing tune 'Breakaway'

Breakaway made it to No4 on the Australian music charts (No60 in the U.S.) while also making an appearance in several films around 1988-89 including Bill & Ted's Excellent Adventure and Young Einstein.

Make sure you crank it loud, you wont be disappointed

BIG PIG - BREAKAWAY


Thanks to Dio Genesis for the video

LINKS

https://itunes.apple.com/au/artist/big-pig/id59975953

http://www.discogs.com/artist/191798-Big-Pig




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#Electronic80s


 

Tuesday, January 12, 2016

DAVID BOWIE - DEAD AT 69

Hello and welcome back for another year...

Starts with a sad note with the death of music icon 'David Bowie' who passed away on 10th January 2016 from liver cancer


The master of re-invention was diagnosed 18 months ago but managed to keep it a secret from fans which shocked many (including me) with the news of his death.

The impact of what David Bowie had on the music industry was huge, actually, that's a understatement.

The influence on many guitarists, synth players, or any musician of the 70/80s nearly all stated they were influenced by non other than David Bowie.

The early 80s New Romantic / New Wave movement was one of the most influenced, not just by his music but also his fashion sense and the uncanny knack of being able to 'look to the future / look like the future'

On a personal note, I was particularly fond of Bowie's 1983 album 'Lets Dance' which spawned the tracks China Girl, Modern Love & Lets Dance.
Summer, 1983, lounging besides the swimming pool at my girlfriends place listening to radio station 2SM (Rock of the 80s) with Bowie's 'Modern Love' pumping from the speakers.... Life was such an amazing feeling back then, something i will never forget.

Such a sad loss...

R.I.P David Bowie (David Robert Jones)


Some of my fav 80s David Bowie videos below....


LETS DANCE



CHINA GIRL



MODERN LOVE



BLUE JEAN



THIS IS NOT AMERICA



ABSOLUTE BEGINNERS


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#David Bowie
#electronic80s



Thursday, December 3, 2015

BUCKS FIZZ - WHEN WE WERE YOUNG

Hello and welcome back.... Awesome track and one you don't hear of very often.

Released in 1983, 'When we were Young' made it to No 4 in French music charts, No6 in Ireland and No10 in the U.K.

The song's lyrics tell of a woman in old age, who laments the fact that she has lost her youth and looks. (Haven't we all?)

Love the electronic drums on this track... pretty wicked.


BUCKS FIZZ - WHEN WE WERE YOUNG  (1983)



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