April 14, 2014

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Buckner + Garcia - Pac-Man Fever b/w Pac-Man Fever (Instrumental) (1981) - single

Buckner + Garcia were a musical duo consisting of Jerry Buckner and Gary Garcia from Akron, Ohio. However, the duo is best known for the song "Pac-Man Fever," which became a large novelty hit in 1982, peaking at No. 9 in the United States.
It earned a million-selling Gold-certified 45. Later the same year, after the song became a hit, the duo signed a record deal with Columbia/CBS Records.
According to interviews, the duo never wanted to become a novelty act known for songs based on video games, but when it signed with the label, the company insisted on a full album of video-game songs, although the duo had intended to write a more varied collection of pop music.
They complied despite their misgivings and released "Pac-Man Fever", a full album consisting entirely of songs about arcade video games.


A - Pac-Man Fever  (3:55)
      Written-By – G. Garcia, J. Buckner

B - Pac-Man Fever (Instrumental)  (4:00)
      Written-By – G. Garcia, J. Buckner

Companies, etc. 
Phonographic Copyright (p) – CBS Inc.
Copyright (c) – CBS Inc.
Published By – BGO Music, Inc.

Producer – Buckner & Garcia

Release: 1981
Genre: Electronic, Rock
Style: Pop Rock, Synth-pop
Label: CBS Records
Catalog# 2055



April 13, 2014

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Yoko Ono - Walking On Thin Ice b/w It Happened (1981) - single

"Walking On Thin Ice" is a New Wave/dance song by Yoko Ono, released in 1981. She and John Lennon concluded the recording of the song on December 8, 1980. It was upon their return from the recording studio to The Dakota (their home in New York City) that Lennon was murdered by Mark David Chapman. Lennon was clutching a tape of a final mix when he was shot. Lennon's lead guitar work on the track, which he recorded on 8 December 1980, was his final creative act. At the end of January 1981, "Walking on Thin Ice" was released as a single and became Ono's first chart success in the US and gaining major club/underground scene. The lyrics talk of the unpredictability of life and death of "throwing the dice in the air" and reach the conclusion, "when our hearts return to ashes, it will be just a story....". On the version included on 1992's Onobox, a new intro was added, where John Lennon can be heard remarking "I think you just cut your first number one, Yoko."
The B-side, "It Happened," was a slower, mellow track about acceptance - from Ono's vaults that was originally recorded for A Story and had already seen limited release in Japan as the B-side to "Yume O Moto", but was remixed for inclusion on the single. Much like the A-side, the lyrics have a new haunting quality given Lennon's murder: "It happened at a time of my life/When I least expected... And I know there's no return, no way". In the essay on the back of the single, Ono talks about how Lennon picked out this track from her old tapes and marked it as a hit. She said "No way!" to which he responded "I'll make it a hit". He was murdered hours later.

A - Walking On Thin Ice (5:58)
Writer (s): Yoko Ono / Produced by: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jack Douglas
B - It Happened  (5:06)
Writer (s): Yoko Ono / Produced by: John Lennon, Yoko Ono, Jack Douglas

Label:  Geffen Records
Genre:  New Wave, Dance
Catalog#  GEF 79202
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Gino Vannelli - The Longer You Wait b/w Bandito (1982) - single

Gino Vannelli (born June 16, 1952) is a Canadian singer, songwriter, musician and composer. "The Longer You Wait" which should have been the first release from the album "Twisted Heart". But the album was not released at all. It was a release between the albums "Nightwalker" 1981 and "Black Cars" 1985.

A - The Longer You Wait  (3:33)
writer (s): Gino Vannelli / Produced by: Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, Ross Vannelli
B -  Bandito  (2:46)
writer (s): Gino Vannelli / Produced by: Gino Vannelli, Joe Vannelli, Ross Vannelli

Label:  Ariola Records
Genre:  Pop, Jazz
Catalog#  104113

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