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FlinterFile: Mainframe- 5 Minutes

Mainframe is a band from the early eighties that is largely forgotten. Read the rest of this entry

FlinterFile: Emerson, Lake & Palmer- Lucky Man

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In 1970, Emerson, Lake & Palmer rounded up an old song. The song was started with Greg Lake, who visited a friend when he was 12 years old. Read the rest of this entry

Song of the day: Yazoo- Don’t Go

Yazoo Don't Go

What’s better for the weekend than a nice disco song from the eighties? That’s what I mean: nothing. Therefore, I looked for a song from the beginning of the eighties with a nice synthesizer in it. And I found one from 1982! It was the second single from their debute album, the first one (Situation) already was number one, and this one went to number one in the American dance chart too. Enjoy

Yazoo- Don’t Go

Song of the day: New Order- Blue Monday

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Lately, I’ve been watching a programme, where they told where New Order came from. I must confess: I fell of the couch (almost) when they told what origin they had. Punk, Joy Division to be exact. A PUNK group, who decided to make synthesizer music and dance after the suicide of their frontman Ian Curtis. I wasn’t expecting that, I can tell you that much. But what does it matter? As New Order, they had one big hit which I find very good, and it was a big hit in 1983! Enjoy

New Order- Blue Monday (full 7 minutes!)

Song of the day: Tom Tom Club- Wordy Rappinghood

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Last week I heard this song for the very first time, and immediately I thought: this has a song of the day potential. It completely explains what my view on rap is. Not that all the modern rap is bad, but I like the old rap from the eighties more. It has those synthesizer sounds in it, together with some sort of typing machine sounds, good music and of course the rap! I like it very much! A very strange song, but therefore very nice:

Tom Tom Club- Wordy Rappinghood

Song of the day: Mike Oldfield- Shadow On The Wall

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Yeah! A big man back in the eighties, and I can’t think of any reason why he should not have been a hit machine… of course there are other songs I could have featured, like Moonlight Shadow or Tubular Bells, but it’s this song which is my favourite. It has his voice, which has that special sound, the synthesizer sounds in the background, and then that characteristic “Shadow on the wall!” Do you have the picture? And then I’ve not talked about the text yet… No wonder of course, because I can’t make anything out of that. If I had to analyze this text, I would probably get stuck. It’s mostly Shadow On The Wall, but what the rest has to do with it? No idea.

Doesn’t matter, just enjoy:

Mike Oldfield- Shadow On The Wall