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The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Tue Jan 09, 2018 12:56 pm
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And I thought the slang of the 1970`s was bad. At least the 1980`s had "good music". Now who are those dudes singing the background vocals again? Must be some group of guys that know how to harmonize quite well together.  Wink And Darlene Love.   Cool

Track: 'Good Music'---Joan Jett and the Blackhearts.


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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Tue Jan 09, 2018 10:46 pm
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In October, my partner and I have tickets to see ELO. Beyond hyped!
Anyway, as a band, I feel their 80's output has some much better moments than it's given credit for!

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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Thu Jan 11, 2018 1:17 pm
BobLucas wrote:In October, my partner and I have tickets to see ELO. Beyond hyped!
Anyway, as a band, I feel their 80's output has some much better moments than it's given credit for!

Wow. October----I hope you can handle the wait!

Bubs at PSF pointed me in the direction of XTC, a band I know little about. Skylarking (said
to be their best album) is available in a single video on YouTube, so I'm going through it.
Track #9, "Big Day" really made my ears prick up. Those guitar figures, and so much more...



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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Thu Jan 11, 2018 10:50 pm
Mr. K wrote:
BobLucas wrote:In October, my partner and I have tickets to see ELO. Beyond hyped!
Anyway, as a band, I feel their 80's output has some much better moments than it's given credit for!

Wow. October----I hope you can handle the wait!
I'm not sure!! It's going to be tough, we booked them last November!

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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Thu Jan 11, 2018 11:26 pm
I love originality in songs, as a result this is one of my favourite songs of all time!

Written by Mike Oldfield after being on a plane which was very dangerously close to crashing in the midst of a storm. He learned the aeronautical terminology used in the song while learning to fly to help conquer the fear brought about by the previous flight.

Useless fact; this is one of very, very few songs where Mike sings lead, mostly through a vocoder, but all the male vocals are him.

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on Sun Jan 28, 2018 3:48 pm
I first heard this album in the early '80s. In fact I taped all the music, leaving out the "talk tracks". These
days I'm revisiting it intact. And what a stunning album it is too.  You'd think Robert Fripp would dwarf
the other players, excellent though they are, in terms of chops but it all hangs together wonderfully well.



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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Wed Feb 14, 2018 12:56 pm
I'm constantly confusing Cocteau Twins with Thompson Twins. I'm not familiar with the music
of the first-named band but I remember at least one big hit from the Thompsons. I also recall
they took an age to get set up at Live Aid. From the previous year, this is "Doctor! Doctor!":




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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Mon Apr 09, 2018 11:34 am
Try to stay dry-eyed listening to this:



Uploader Ned Nickerson2010:
"Recorded in 1981 for the Made In America album, this performance is a work lead by Karen. The song was recorded with just piano, bass and drums, and vocals by Karen to introduce the song for the other musicians and to familiarize them with Richard's arrangement. Had the song been completed and included on the album, other instruments would have been added such as strings and horns, and later, Karen would have come back to the studio and recorded a new vocal track. Karen recorded the song at Richard's request, but simply didn't like the song, and so the song was never completed..
"Years later, after Karen's death, fans learned of the track and begged Richard to release it. In an interview, Richard stated, 'If I ever released it, Karen would come down and get me!' But twenty years after Karen recorded 'Rainbow Connection', Richard began work on the last Carpenters album, a Japanese CD entitled As Time Goes By released in 2001, and he decided to complete the song and include it on the CD.
"To put this song into historical context, it was recorded a year after Karen completed her solo album, an album which she decided to shelve at the urging of A&M. She then returned to the studio to begin recording what turned out to be her last Carpenters album, Made In America.
"Her solo album has been described as her effort to change her image by breaking away from traditional Carpenters songs and recording songs with more risque lyrics in a higher tone of voice. She may have viewed 'Rainbow Connection' which had been introduced by Kermit the Frog in The Muppet Movie, as a step back toward the type of song she was trying to break away from. But she obliged Richard by laying down a vocal track, but ultimately, she didn't like the song enough to pursue it any further. But her vocals, however 'begrudgingly' they were recorded, are nearly perfect, and show her extreme professionalism towards her craft.
"Most Carpenter fans like 'Rainbow Connection', but are divided on two aspects of the song: the toy piano and the 'angel' voices in the chorus. I like the song just the way it is and it's among one of my favorite Carpenter recordings. Of all the videos I've created using Carpenters songs, this is the first one that made me cry when I viewed it for the first time after its completion. There's something about it that makes me miss her all the more----I'd like to think that she's happy wherever she is and that she's finally found her rainbow connection."

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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Fri Apr 27, 2018 1:20 pm
The '80s got off to a cracking start with this upbeat 45 from Jona Lewie. I was always in the kitchen at parties. Me and my mate used to ransack the fridge and start frying eggs and stuff. And then the owner of the eggs would arrive and we'd just stare him down and carry on eating. Good times. The video's slightly out of sync but it's such a cool vid I'm willing to overlook that. I hope you will too. Some great synth squelchings in there. Lovely record!








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on Fri May 25, 2018 12:39 pm
Heard this "in the grocery aisle" early this afternoon. Was (Not Was) included Don Was, whose name may be familiar to BW fans. "Walk The Dinosaur" from the same album (What's Up, Dog?) was in "my" events band's repertoire for a short time.



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Re: The 1980`s: Like, Grody to the Max, Dude, I`m Sure, Totally

on Sun Jul 01, 2018 11:39 am
Heard this bravely sung a cappella during an otherwise boring folk night in the Bishop and Wolf on St. Mary's in the Isles of Scilly a week or so ago:  



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on Wed Jul 04, 2018 11:31 am
I heard this in the Longboat pub in Penzance, UK, just before returning to NL. Lovely song...


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on Thu Jul 12, 2018 1:18 pm
I could never understand why this was never a hit. The title perhaps? "Am I Normal?" is a question I keep asking myself. This is in fact the B-side, which has been around on YouTube for some eight years now, uploaded by the wonderfully named PigFluSneeza:


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on Tue Jul 31, 2018 11:23 am
What a song! What a singer! What an arrangement!


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on Sat Sep 15, 2018 2:11 pm
The tail end of the '80s saw the emergence of House, Dance and Rave. From 1989, this is "Transcendental" from In Gorbachev We Trust, an album by The Shamen I've been listening to today:



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on Tue Sep 25, 2018 10:56 pm
I heard a briefly reunited Soft Cell performing this tonight on Jools' show. Lovely record, good memories:



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on Fri Oct 19, 2018 11:37 pm
I can't stand Laurie Anderson generally--performance art is just not my bag--but this is simply stunning. From her 1989 album Strange Angels, this is "Coolsville":



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on Sun Oct 21, 2018 10:24 pm
The Who don't seem to have a topic yet--well, one day perhaps. "Eminence Front" from the 1982 album It's Hard rocks Mr. K's socks. Note the weird out-of-sync first sung title at 2:25 (see the wiki for details).  



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