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« Reply #200 on: June 27, 2019, 03:58:07 AM »

He stated in interview - maybe youtube hid it - that the RS didn't like it & would disallow to air it by radio - or MTV is it?

Anyhoo, why this thread is "Lounge"? What's it mean in title phrase? B. Waves is too strange.
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« Reply #201 on: June 27, 2019, 06:49:31 AM »

He stated in interview - maybe youtube hid it - that the RS didn't like it & would disallow to air it by radio - or MTV is it?

Anyhoo, why this thread is "Lounge"? What's it mean in title phrase? B. Waves is too strange.

I'll look around for your interview. Wink

A lounge or lounge bar is a place to relax, have a drink and listen to music--in this case '80s stuff. I liked Bubbly--and undercover-m. Smiley
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« Reply #202 on: June 27, 2019, 07:26:11 AM »

I'd forgotten that The Communards had done a stunning version of "Never Could Say Goodbye", best known to me from Gloria Gaynor's disco romp:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Hvlv5qrhDUM

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Communards

That is a great version.
Gloria Gaynor does a good job. I LOVE Isaac Hayes's super soulful take. Although it's okay, my least favorite is the original version by the Jackson 5.
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« Reply #203 on: June 27, 2019, 07:43:31 AM »

Don't know why I don't appreciate 80s popular music. The first few years had some great songs.
Probably my favorites are:
Joe Jackson - Steppin Out
Eurythmics - Would I Lie to You
Billy Joel - Allentown, Pressure

Also remember enjoying music from the DBs, Stray Cats, Men at Work, The Gap Band, Thompson Twins, Elton John, Style Council. Plus some "legacy" artists did some great songs -Paul Simon, Steve Winwood, The Kinks.

Starting around 1985 or so I started getting into a lot of alternative stuff, after starting a subscription to a magazine called 'Dirty Linen' which focused on folk, ethnic, and various alternative bands. One group I particularly fell in love with was Los Lobos. I bought an album by them, 'How Will the Wolf Survive?' that totally blew me away.

Their opening song is "Don't Worry Baby." It's not the Wilson/ Christian version. Totally different. Definitely worth your while if you are interested in some great rockin music.
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« Reply #204 on: June 28, 2019, 02:10:25 AM »

He stated in interview - maybe youtube hid it - that the RS didn't like it & would disallow to air it by radio - or MTV is it?

Found this:

"[...] Godstar was kind of a hit. It was number one in the indie charts for 16 weeks and reached 29 in the national chart. Our then manager was really excited. But then got a call from [UK radio station] Radio 1 saying they couldn’t play the record. They explained that they had been called by the Rolling Stones’ office saying that if they played it, they wouldn’t be able to ever play a Rolling Stones song on the radio again. It’s because there’s a moment in the video for the song, which asks ‘where were all your friends last night?’ and Mick and Keith crossing the screen laughing.

"In all interviews, we were saying that Brian Jones was murdered. And it’s recently been proved that this was indeed the case. That was why we pushed that song so hard, to re-open the case and ask what was going on that night. You probably know the builder did a death-bed confession. He held Brian Jones under the water.

"They did the classic thing--‘drug upped Rolling Stone drowns in his own pool’ and it was buried for decades. Now it’s been proven he was murdered but hardly anyone seems to know that’s what happened.

"So we wanted this record to be as successful as possible, to re-open a discussion about what happened and vindicate his reputation. That’s why we called it Godstar as it’s about amazing and influential dead people. Jimi Hendrix would fit into that category. Jones was considering making the first supergroup with Hendrix--can you imagine what would have happened if it had come to fruition in 1969? It would have made the Stones irrelevant. I hitch-hiked from Yorkshire down to Hyde Park to watch the Stones that year. They were terrible."

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« Reply #205 on: July 10, 2019, 03:08:27 PM »

After a good friend re-alerted me to Romeo Void's "Never Say Never" I decided to look out their 1982 album Benefactor. It's highly original so far. Roll Eyes

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=r8w-fuFg2Dk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Romeo_Void
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« Reply #206 on: September 08, 2019, 02:57:04 AM »

After exploring 1980s new/cold/darkwave from former Yugoslavia I'm since moved on to so-called "Soviet Wave" (Russian synthpop/new wave/whatever you want to call it). This was the first example I found. Forum clearly take their cue from the West but flaunt its conventions--love those wild synth flourishes! From 1985, this is "Lets Call Each Other":

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-FB1_5pQNk

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Viktor_Saltykov
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« Reply #207 on: September 09, 2019, 01:50:48 PM »

Here's another beauty by Alyans (Альянс, alliance in English). "Na Zare" (At Dawn) dates from 1987. The reverent audience is every bit as fascinating as the band (according to one comment, "Every band member looks like individual artists from different genres and time periods lol". I really love that one guy in the audience acting like the song is his one hold on life. It makes you wonder what all those listeners are doing now...

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=H6wl-EyhXl0
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« Reply #208 on: September 12, 2019, 10:27:21 AM »

Having visited the Baltic States a couple of years back, I was intrigued to find this pair of cover versions of two songs I really like, "You Might Need Somebody" (here called Keegi) and "Jump To The Beat" (Meid Kaasa Muusika Viib), recorded in Tallinn in 1981 by Elektra, four Estonian ladies plus a tight band (love that bass!). Lovely stuff.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fI36KPUsEaY

http://www.frotee.net/en/record/43-elektra-keegi-2
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« Reply #209 on: October 02, 2019, 10:47:09 AM »

This is nice! Grauzone hail from the land of watches and Toblerone:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HhtxqvAlIpo

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Eisbär

As for the OP, I see he posts at Hoffman these days...
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« Reply #210 on: October 07, 2019, 09:43:51 AM »

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Who else? Any friendly folk I got along with (f.ex. Rei, Jess etc.)? I may join if yes.
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« Reply #211 on: October 14, 2019, 03:24:26 PM »

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Who else? Any friendly folk I got along with (f.ex. Rei, Jess etc.)? I may join if yes.

I think that would be like looking for a needle in a haystack, RR. That place is vast!  Shocked
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