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David and I are unwinding after last night’s successful Sex Dwarf party. Over 200 energetic, new wave-loving bodies graced the dance floor. The theme was Love Will Tear Us Apart. You can check out the playlist here.
Anyways, as always we’re still in new wave music mode. We dug through some of his record collection. He’s never actually counted how many, but it’s easily close to 10,000 in my estimation. Of course a respectable chunk of the collection is 80s new wave, including incredibly rare, obscure LPs and 12″.
So without further adieu we bring you some lost New Wave from the ’80s…
Positive Noise – Give Me Passion (1981)
The Assembly – Never Never (1983)
Justin – Think (About It) (1981)
NO VIDEO! Not even just the song! What a crime!
But here’s a link so you know it does exist! David has it on 12″ though.
First Affair – Stay (Don’t Hide Away) (1985)
Matt Bianco – Sneaking Out the Back Door (1984)
Barry Manilow & Kid Creole – Hey Mambo (1987)
Modern Romance – Best Years of Our Lives (1982)
Pioneer Girl – Yip Yip Coyote (1984)
*produced by Tony Mansfield of New Musik!!*
General Public – Hot You’re Cool
Way of the West – Drum (1982)
Enjoy. Perhaps more to come.
Here we are again; hanging out on a Friday night indulging in our passion of all music New Wave and related. Let’s travel back to the decade of the best music. No theme, just a mish-mash of good stuff we love and want to share with you. Stuff you may know and stuff you may not know. Let’s go back in time when music was truly innovative…
Grace Jones – I’m Not Perfect (But I’m Perfect For You)
Pet Shop Boys – Opportunities
Endgames – Love Cares
Robert Palmer – You’re In My System
Sharpe & Numan – Change Your Mind
Propaganda – P Machinery
Peter Gabriel – Shock the Monkey
Talking Heads – Crosseyed and Painless
Simple Minds – I Travel
Animotion – I Engineer
A Flock of Seagulls – Telecommunication
Sigue Sigue Sputnik – Success (12″)
EBN-OZN – AEIOU Sometimes Y
Visage – Pleasure Boys
Ultravox – The Voice (OK, I’m biased Ultravox is my favorite band of all time ;))
The Wild Swans – Revolutionary Spirit
Echo & The Bunnymen – Killing Moon
More to come……
Here are some Rock bands that espoused a New Wave sensibility (i.e. with production values, the use or non-use of synthesizers, and “New Wave” songwriting conception) who did or did not find critical success in either genre in the 80s.
Saga – On The Loose
The Tubes – Talk to Ya Later
Greg Kihn Band – Jeopardy
Felony – The Fanatic
Gary Myrick and the Figures – She Talks in Stereo
Chaz Jenkel – Questionnaire
Ian Dury – Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick
The Romantics – Talking in Your Sleep
Loverboy – Turn Me Loose
Peter Wolf – Come As You Are
Here it is, another Saturday night and David & I are sitting at home and he’s opening his endless vault of New Wave knowledge — which resides under his beautiful head of red-blonde hair. Here we explore more obscurities; lesser known New Wave tracks, for one reason or another, got no airplay or little attention from the record-buying public.
Enjoy the flashback with us, eh?
Kaja – Shouldn’t Do That
M – Woman Make Man
PH D – I Won’t Let You Down
20/20 – Yellow Pills
Human Sexual Response – What Does Sex Mean To Me
November Group – Put Your Back To It
Hawaiian Pups – Baby Judy
Suburban Lawns – Janitor
The Photos – There’s Always Work
Ministry – Work For Love
Mi-Sex – Computer Games
Flash and the Pan – Hey St Peter
(What makes this a new wave song is the string synthesizer and the treated vocal reminicient of “Video Killed the Radio Star”)
More to come
The theme of this post is New Wave-inspired/Synth Driven music made by traditionally non-New Wave/Rock acts who cashed in on the trend when it was hot in the early 80s.
Alice Cooper – We’re All Clones
Robert Palmer – Si Chatoullieaux
Neil Young – Sample and Hold
Shaun Cassidy – Rebel Rebel (David Bowie cover)
Robin Gibb – Boys Do Fall in Love
Rod Stewart – Infactuation
Rolling Stones – She’s So Cold
Slade – Run Runway
Kiss – I Was Made For Loving You
Judas Priest – Turbo Lover
This post isn’t about New Wave Christmas music, just another post of random new wave music we’ve been listening to inspired by some digging through David’s crates.
Rodway – Don’t Stop Trying
The Buggles – On TV
TV Smith’s Explorers – The Servant
The Jags – Back of My Hand
Quincy – Turn the Other Way
The A’s – After Last Night
The Members – Radio
Positive Noise – Positive Negative
Red Box – Chenko (Tenka-io)
Space Monkey – One More Shot
Jona Lewie – You’ll Always Find Me in the Kitchen At Parties
M – Moonlight and Musak
The Corgis – Drawn and Quartered
New Musik – Straight Lines
You can’t go wrong with any of these bands… ahhhh… goodnight!
We’ve been listening to power ballads of the 80s all night, but now we’re heading into a funkier direction. Enjoy these obscure gems…
Fingerprintz – Catwalk
A Certain Ratio – Shack Up
Section 25 – Looking from a Hilltop
23 Skidoo – Kundalini
Pigbag – Papa’s Got a Brand New Pigbag
James White & The Blacks – Contort Yourself
Heading into another direction on the next post, my friends… stay tuned.