Tag: 80s

Obscure 80s New Wave – Rare Hits of The 80’s – Select Songs From Rare Hits of The 80’s Comps

00:00 This Fear – Soldier Of This Fashion [1985]
05:13 Face Of Concern – Brighter Days [1986]
08:22 Erth – Dreaming Of You [1986]
12:10 The Press Club – I’m Watching You [1985]
15:47 Henry Badowski – Silver Trees [1981]
19:22 The Fans – Love Me Like a Stranger [1984]
23:33 Bangah – Every Wave [1984]
28:50 Minks – Surprised [1984]
32:35 Clever Lines – After the Snow Melts [1985]
37:07 Doo Blan Tant – Life Long [1984]
39:50 The And – Holiday Girl [1984]
42:12 Hoorah! Boys! Hoorah! – Is This What You Promised Me [1984]
46:00 Spot The Dog – Man Who Dies Everyday [1982]
49:52 Zamp Nicall – Music Man [1985]
53:22 Kingdoms – Heartland [1984]
56:45 Edge Of The Wedge – She Loves By #s [1984]
1:01:40 D’arc – The Letter [1982]
1:05:03Vellum Stairs – You’re Always Guilty [1990]
1:09:25 ¡Ack-Ack! – Another Face [1985]
1:12:41 Tools Of Romance – Cool Heart [1985]
1:17:57 Sight Unseen – Is This Heaven [1985]
1:22:20 I Spy – Channels [1982]
1:24:42 Broken Silence – Nightstalking [1984]

80s Alternative / New Wave Songs Mixtape

(0:00) Lips Like Sugar – Echo and the Bunnymen
(4:40) Bang a Gong (Get It On) – The Power Station
(10:06) So Alive – Love and Rockets
(13:38) Red Skies at Night – The Fixx
(17:52) Bigmouth Strikes Again – The Smiths
(20:57) Like to Get to Know You Well – Howard Jones
(24:47) Blood and Roses – The Smithereens
(28:07) Alive and Kicking – Simple Minds
(33:17) Time the Avenger – The Pretenders
(38:10) China – Red Rockers
(42:02) Original Sin – INXS
(45:44) Inside Out – The Mighty Lemon Drops
(48:50) Our Lips Are Sealed – The Go-Gos
(51:29) Mad World – Tears for Fears
(54:55) Stay Up Late – Talking Heads
(58:38) Finest Worksong – R.E.M.
(1:02:23) Tempted – Squeeze
(1:06:10) I Still Believe (Great Design) – The Call
(1:11:40) Talk to Ya Later – The Tubes

The Alan Parsons Project

The Alan Parson Project is a band that I am getting back into and man they are good.

My parents had a vinyl copy of Pyramid (1978) that as a child in the 80’s I loved to play (I still have that vinyl today).

Pyramid (1978)
Pyramid (1978)

Recently I purchased a copy of their Anthology on cd and that has been on a lot. For songs and technology based sounds it still sounds great and not dated. It shows that good song-writing always stays good.

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The Alan Parsons Project were a British progressive rock band, active between 1975 and 1990,consisting of Eric Woolfson and Alan Parsons surrounded by a varying number of session musicians and some relatively consistent band members such as guitarist Ian Bairnson, bassist and vocalist David Paton, drummer Stuart Elliott and vocalist Lenny Zakatek.

Behind the revolving line-up and the regular sidemen, the true core of the Project was the duo of Parsons and Woolfson. Woolfson was a songwriter by profession, but also a composer and pianist. Parsons was a successful producer and accomplished engineer. Almost all songs on the band’s albums are credited to “Woolfson/Parsons”. ( From Wikipedia )

An interesting fact is that due to the complex natural of their songs they never played live in their original line-up. It wasn’t until the 90’s with the aid of modern  technology of digital samplers.