November 25, 2012

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(477) XTC - All You Pretty Girls b/w Washaway (1984)

XTC was a New Wave band from Swindon, England, active between 1977 and 2005.
XTC doing a sea chantey at some point in its career seemed more than perfectly logical not only did it fit in with the band's stylistic experiments, it called up a sense of Old England so often evocatively touched on elsewhere in the band's work. Thus "All You Pretty Girls" from their seventh album "The Big Express", with Andy Partridge starting everything off as a dramatic, windswept call complete with martial drums before turning into a swaggering, fun stompalong. Much of the song itself is comparatively restrained it's easy to hear Partridge singing the verses much as he would for many other songs and albums but it's the steady drum punch on the one hand and the kicky whistles and squeezebox on the other that gives the song its enjoyable atmosphere. As for the lyrical invocation asking the narrator's friends to bass on his best wishes to those women 'watching and waiting by the sea,' what better vision for a heterosexual sailor's heart?

A - All You Pretty Girls (3:56)
written by: Andy Partridge / produced by David Lord & XTC
B - Washaway (4:04)
Written by: Moulding / / produced by David Lord & XTC

Released:  1984
Label:  Virgin
Catalog#  106799

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(476) Aztec Camera - All I Need Is Everything b/w Jump (1984)

Aztec Camera were a Scottish New Wave band from the town of East Kilbride, near Glasgow, formed in 1980 and centred around teenage singer-songwriter Roddy Frame.
"Knife" (1984) is their second album and was produced by Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits.
The infectious "All I Need Is Everything," benefits greatly from the Dire Straits leader's input. The introduction of keyboards (played by Knopfler's bandmate Guy Fletcher) colors the sound but doesn’t dominate the arrangement, which is rooted by a hypnotic high-register guitar figure by Malcolm Ross.

A - All I Need Is Everything (4:00)
written by: Roddy Frame / produced by: Mark Knopfler
B - Jump (2:51)
written by: Van Halen / produced by: Aztec Camera

Release:  1984
Label:  WEA
Catalog#  249273-7

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(475) The Blue Nile - Tinseltown In The Rain b/w Heatwave (Instrumental) (1984)

The Blue Nile are an adult alternative/pop band from Glasgow. The music of The Blue Nile is built heavily on synthesizers and electronic instrumentation and percussion, although later works featured acoustic guitar more prominently."Tinseltown In The Rain" (a tribute to their home town) was taken from their debut album "A Walk Across The Rooftops", released in 1984.

A - Tinseltown In The Rain (4:29)
written by: Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell / produced by: Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell
B - Heatwave (Instrumental) (6:11)
written by: Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell / produced by: Paul Buchanan, Robert Bell

Released:  1984
Label:  Virgin
Catalog#  106756

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(474) Kelly Page - A Man Like That b/w A Man Like That (Instrumental) (1984)

Kelly Page (echte naam: Gerda van Altena) is een disco zangeres uit Amsterdam.
Het meest meest aktief van 1983-1985. Ze bracht een aantal disco singles uit waarvan "A Man Like That" uit 1984 er één van was. Het nummer kwam niet verder dan de Tipparade.
Het werd geproduceerd door mastermixer Ben Liebrand die het nummer in die tijd in een aantal mixen verwerkte.

A - A Man Like That (3:50)
written by: T. Steven / produced by: Ben Liebrand & Lafleur / Recorded & mixed by: Sander Bos & Ben Liebrand
B - A Man Like That (Instrumental Version) (3:50)
written by: T. Steven / produced by: Ben Liebrand & Lafleur / Recorded & mixed by: Sander Bos & Ben Liebrand

Released:  1984
Label:  GWP Records
Catalog#  GWP 1380

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November 20, 2012

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(473) The Lotus Eaters - You Don´t Need Someone New b/w Two Virgins Tender (1983)

Liverpool, England's the Lotus Eaters were mistakenly included in the New Romantic movement when they first appeared. However, although Peter Coyle (vocals), Jeremy Kelly (guitar), Mike Dempsey (bass), and Stephen Creese (drums) had the elegant attire and fashionable haircuts of New Romantic bands, their music was more understated and folksy than the synthesized Euro disco of Japan, Visage, and Duran Duran. The Lotus Eaters formed in 1982. Coyle was originally a member of the Jass Babies while Kelly played guitar for the Wild Swans with ex-Teardrop Explodes keyboardist Paul Simpson. Coyle and Kelly wanted to work together, but the Jass Babies had no need for a guitarist. Consequently, they began recording as the Lotus Eaters and were signed to Arista Records. In 1983, the Lotus Eaters released "You Don´t Need Someone New" taken from their 1984 debut album "No Sense Of Sin".

A - You Don´t Need Someone New (3:11)
written by: Coyle, Kelly / produced by: Alan Tarney / engineered by: Simaen Skolfield
B - Two Virgins Tender (3:57)
written by: Coyle, Kelly, Quinn / produced by: Alan Tarney / engineered by: Simaen Skolfield

Release:  1983
Label:  Arista
Catalog#  105920

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(472) Patrick Gammon - Do My Ditty b/w T.O.P. (1983)

Patrick Gammon (real name Philip Greenway Gammon) was a singer and producer.
This great artist from Seattle/Washington died in 1996. Before moving to Munich, he used to play keyboards for Ike & Tina Turner.
"Do My Ditty" reached the Dutch Tipparade in 1983.

A - Do My Ditty (4:08)
written by: Ponger, Gammon / produced by: Robert Ponger
B - T.O.P. (4:00)
written by: Ponger, Gammon / produced by: Robert Ponger

Released:  1983
Label:  A&M Records
Catalog#  AM 132

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(471) The Maisonettes - This Affair b/w Say It Again (1983)
















The Maisonettes were an English one-hit band formed by Lol Mason (formerly of City Boy) and Mark Tibenham. Best known from their debut single, "Heartache Avenue" (1983).
To fill out the band, two teenage models, Denise Ward and Elaine Williams, were recruited as backing vocalists.
In 1984 they released their debut album "Maisonettes For Sale", with their follow up single "This Affair". With no further hits coming, the group soon disbanded.

A - This Affair (4:08)
written by: Tibenham & Mason / produced by: Mark Tibenham and Lol Mason
B - Say It Again (3:25)
written by: Tibenham & Mason / produced by: Mark Tibenham and Lol Mason

Release:  1983
Label:  Ready Steady Go Records
Catalog#  RSG 4

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November 17, 2012

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(470) Then Jericho - The Motive b/w The Word (1987)

Then Jerico are a British rock band who became popular in the late 1980s.
Mark Shaw formed the band at the age of 21, recruiting bassist Jasper Stainthorpe and drummer Steve Wren and poaching guitarist Scott Taylor from Belouis Some.
A handful of subsequent singles and a growing live following continued to raise Then Jerico's profile and the band's first real chart success came in early 1987 with the song "The Motive" from their debut album "First (The Sound Of Music)" 1987.

A - The Motive (4:45)
written by: Then Jericho / prosuced by: Owen Davis assisted by: Shaw / engineered by: Wobbly Tony Philips
B - The Word (4:45)
Recorded (Live In London Summer 1986)
written by: Then Jericho / produced by: Owen Davis

Release:  1987
Label:  London Records
Catalog#  886174-7

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November 7, 2012

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(469) Buckeye - Where Will Your Heart Take You b/w That Kind Of Man (1979)

With a name like Buckeye, one would assume these guys come from the state of Ohio - where everything is synonomous with the term 'buckeye', as 'hoosier' is with the state of Indiana. Don't think I've ever seen a band called Hoosier though, which leads us over the stateline perhaps? No it doesn't, Buckeye have their soft rock origins in Los Angeles, where a bunch of other bands playing a similar style like Couchois, Gulliver and Sneaker were making inroads as well. Some of Buckeye's members were quite prolific in their day. Price has played with many different bands, as had Katona, who has credits with Rare Earth, Redbone. Price and Katona even appeared together on the 1981 Fortress album 'Hands In The Till'. Thom Fowle and Price also did some work with Nigel Olsson and his album 'Dancin' Shoes' plus Paul Davis' 1977 album 'Singer Of Songs Teller Of Tales'.
Since this was 1979, Buckeye threaded the needle of many genres that were turning this particular year upside. One could say this lot were fairly insulated from what was happening in the musical capitals of the world; L.A seemed to be in it's own little bubble of sunshine, and upon hearing the songs here, you can imagine how bright and happy their world must've been. Whether it's the vocal harmony richness of 'Wonder Where (Will Your Heart Take You)' from their self-titled album in 1979.

A - Where Will Your Heart Take You (2:59)
written by: Ronn Price / produced by: Ronn Price for E.L. Managements, Inc.
B - That Kind Of Man (4:38)
written by: Ronn Price / produced by: Ronn Price for E.L. Managements, Inc.

Released: 1979
Label:  Polydor
Catalog#  2095099

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(468) Gerald Masters - Falling b/w Purgatory + Paradise (1979

Gerald Masters born as Gerald Watkiss, was a musician, solo artist and songwriter, achieving fame during the late seventies and early eighties. After releasing four albums as a solo artist between 1977 and 1983, hecontinued in the music business working as a producer/writer with Island, working with artists including Andy Gibb, Neville Staples and The Equators. Following this work, he struck up writing partnerships with Aziz Ibrahim (Ex-Simply Red, Stone Roses) and Paul Beard (James Blunt, Robbie Williams, Leona Lewis). In 2006, Masters decided to write and release his own material again, under the name Rescue Party, a collaboration with fellow co-writer and producer Gareth Rhys Jones. The song "Falling" he released in 1979 from his second album "Purgatory and Paradise" in 1978.
 
A - Falling
written by: Watkiss, Atkins / produced by: Tony Atkins
B - Purgatory + Paradise
written by: Watkiss / produced by: Tony Atkins  

Released:  1979
Label:  PYE Records
Catalog#  7P 124  

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(467) Sad Cafe - Every Day Hurts b/w Wish This Night Would Never End (1979)

Sad Café are an English rock band, formed in Manchester in 1976 as a result of the unification of rock bands Mandala and Gyro. The group's founder members were Paul Young (vocals), Ian Wilson (guitar), Vic Emerson (keyboards, left 1984), Ashley Mulford (lead guitar, left 1981), John Stimpson (bass guitar, left 1980) and Tony Cresswell (drums, left 1978).
They are best known for the song "Every Day Hurts", which reached number 3 in the UK Singles Chart in 1979. It was produced by Eric Stewart from 10CC. This song was taken from their 1979 album "Facades".

A - Everyday Hurts
written by: Young, Stimpson, Emerson / produced and engineered by: Eric Stewart
B - Wish This Night Would Never End
written by: Sad Cafe / produced and engineered by: Eric Stewart  

Released:  1979
Label:  RCA
Catalog#  PB-5180

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November 1, 2012

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(466) Colin Scot - Mandolin Man (1977)

Colin Scot was of origin a British folk and blues singer/guitarist. After wanderings of Amsterdam, Paris, California and Mallorca, he returned to England and worked the well-known English folkcircuit. He recorded there 3 albums. Colin was one of the legions of troubadours pounding the provincial folk circuit back in the 60s when the demarcation lines between folk and rock were well drawn.  His tactic of covering Buddy Holly songs in his live set caused frowns from folkie purists but probably stood him in good stead when it came to supporting Van der Graaf Generator or King Crimson in the bigger venues. The graveyard support slot was always a tough spot, and Scot was better at it than many of his more famous contemporaries.  Scot had the kind of juice that attracted various members of Genesis, Lindisfarne, Van der Graaf Generator, Yes, Rare Bird, and Robert Fripp from King Crimson to populate his first album recorded in 1971.Scot’s yearning and muscular voice (reminiscent at times of an early Elton John or Alan Hull) is gritty and full-blooded and is used to best effect on the elegiac.
The single "Mandolin Man" his first single on the RCA label was produced by Tim Griek (ex-producer of the dutch bands Focus and Brainbox).

A - Mandolin Man (3:28)
written by: Colin Scot / produced by: Tim Griek for Unisong Productions / arranged by: Will de Meyer
B - Boris (2:58)
written by: Colin Scot / produced by: Tim Griek for Unisong Productions / arranged by: Will de Meyer

Release:  1977
Label:  RCA
Catalog#  PB-9146

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(465) Black & White - Love Me Or Leave Me (1977)

Black & White is een Disco groep die werd opgericht in 1977 met: Stan Sedney, Saskia van Enk, Sena Carol en Simon . In 1978 werd de naam veranderd naar Tiffany, en in 1979 Sena werd vervangen door Maritza Vos.
De single "Love Me Or Leave Me" bereikte de Tipparade in 1977

A - Love Me Or Leave Me
written by: R&F Bolland / arranged Gerard Stellaard / produced by: R&F Bolland
B - Man And Woman
written by: R&F Bolland / arranged Gerard Stellaard / produced by: R&F Bolland

Release:  1977
Label:  Negram
Catalog#  NG 2258

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