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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Seona Dancing - Bitter Heart 7"


Released : 1983
Format : 7" single, 12" single
Genre : New Wave, Synthpop
Length : 7" (3:58), 12" (6:36)
Label : London Records
Producer : Phil Thornalley

Bitter Hear is a single by British New Wave group Seona Dancing, released in 1983. It is a David Bowie-style New Wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais with synthesizers provided by Bill Macrae. The song was virtually unknown in their homeland of the UK, after only peaking at #79 on the UK Singles Chart even though it remained in the top 100 for 3 weeks.

Tracks

1. Bitter Heart
2. Tell Her


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More to Lose - Seona Dancing

Seona Dancing - More To Lose 7"


Released : 1983
Format : 7" single, 12" single
Genre : New Wave, Synthpop
Length : 3:48
Label : London Records
Producer : Mike Thorne

More To Lose is a single by British New Wave group Seona Dancing, released in 1983. It is an uptempo New Wave pop song, sung by a then-unknown Ricky Gervais, who was the lyricist and vocalist of the band. Macrae was the band's composer and keyboard player. The song remains virtually unknown in their homeland of the UK, after only peaking at #117 on the UK Singles Chart, but later found tremendous success in the Philippines in 1985, a year after the band broke up.

Tracks

1. More To Lose
2. You're On My Side


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Blue Zoo - Two By Two


Released : November 1983
Genre : New Wave, Synth-pop
Label : Magnet
Producer : Tim Friese-Greene

Blue Zoo's stylistic smorgasbord on Two by Two is an acquired taste. Anybody who purchases the LP because of the hyper "Cry Boy Cry" should not expect to hear another song like it on the album; similarly, the moody ballad "Love Moves in Strange Ways" would sound out of place if the rest of Two by Two isn't so wildly eclectic. Even Andy O's voice is unpredictable, veering from high-pitched shrieking to mournful crooning. Nevertheless, this is a surprisingly cohesive experiment in unrestrained genre shifting; Blue Zoo ecstatically leap from glum balladry to funk to minimalist punk rock and actually concoct absorbing, colorful pop that hooks listeners while bewildering them. "Love Moves in Strange Ways," with its tumbling percussion, eerie synths, spiky acoustic riffs, and O's heart-rending wailing, is an undiscovered classic. The simple, straightforward lyrics in the track vividly illustrate a romantic relationship shattering; the raw emotion in Andy O's voice when he bellows "Why are you leaving me?" is startling. From the sleazy disco of "I'm Your Man" to the Wire-like skeletal arrangements and sinister half-spoken, half-sung dialogue of "Open Up," this album has the variety of a well-selected mix tape. For those brave enough to digest Blue Zoo's fickle tastes, Two by Two is a bracing adventure.

Tracks

1. Cry Boy Cry
2. John's Lost
3. Far Cry
4. Count On Me (You Can)
5. Love Moves In Strange Ways
6. Forgive And Forget
7. I'm Your Man
8. Open Up
9. Can't Hold Me Down
10.Something Familiar


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Blue Zoo - Love Moves In Strange Ways 7"


Released : 1981
Genre : New Wave, Synth-pop
Label : Magnet
Producer : Laurence Diana

In some ways this single was an oddity. Released on single by an otherwise little known band, this bombed when it first came out. Some years later it was reissued with some heavy production remix effects thrown in, complete with thumping four-four beat, extended and, in my view, abused, it became a minor club classic. That remix was totally at odds with the original concept and feel of the song.
It is at heart a somewhat morose song about the breakdown of love. The lyric is delivered from both points of view and drips with pathos. In its own way, it was quite unusual for a song of this type to be put out on a single at this time. After all, we were all supposed to be so bloody happy living under Thatcher's bright new dawn. But this has soaring vocals and really atmospheric sound. A non-hit which never made it as far as it should. But I would avoid the aforementioned electronica dance remix like the plague though.

Tracks

1. Love Moves In Strange Ways
2. Chameleon Waves


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Blue Zoo - Love Moves In Strangeways

Wednesday, January 18, 2012

Billy Idol - Vital Idol


Released : 1985
Genre : New Wave, Pop Rock
Label : Chrysalis
Producer : Keith Forsey

It's collection of remixes of some classic Idol's songs. What is important- Billy didn't want to remix "Rebell Yell"-maybe sign of respect to his best rock work ever. But this eclectic work and techno/electric-driven approach contribution is interesting as well. "Catch my fall" is crossover of techno/dance/rock and jazz (in the middle occurs something that could be described as...solo of "drunken" saxofonist on disco dancefloor) while extended version of "Flesh for fantasy" is even more rock song than it was previously, with powerful guitars and nice screams (even though much of it was created by mixing in the studio).

Tracks

1. White Wedding (Parts I & II) (Shot Gun Mix)
2. Dancing With Myself (Uptown Mix)
3. Flesh For Fantasy (Below The Belt Mix)
4. Catch My Fall (Remix Fix)
5. Mony Mony (Downtown Mix)
6. Love Calling (Rub A Dub Dub Mix)
7. Hot In The City (Exterminator Mix)


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Billy Idol - Rebel Yell


Released : November 10, 1983
Genre : New Wa
ve, Pop Rock
Label : Chrysalis
Producer : Keith Forsey

A slick, carefully crafted follow-up to his debut, Rebel Yell was Billy Idol's catchiest, most consistent fusion of synth-driven new wave pop and hard rock guitar pyrotechnics (courtesy of Steve Stevens). The eerie ballad "Eyes Without a Face" gave Idol his first U.S. Top Ten hit, while "Flesh for Fantasy" and the title track became MTV staples. Like much of Idol's solo output, it's all calculated for maximum appeal, but Rebel Yell also works too well not to be an infectiously guilty pleasure.

Tracks

1. Rebel Yell
2. Daytime Drama
3. Eyes Without A Face
4. Blue Highway
5. Flesh For Fantasy
6. Catch My Fall
7. Crank Call
8. (Do Not) Stand In The Shadows
9. The Dead Next Door


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Billy Idol


Released : July 1, 1982
Recorded and mixed at Westlake Audio
Genre : New Wave, Rock
Label : Chrysalis
Producer : Keith Forsey

Billy Idol's self-titled debut album eventually broke the singer in America, but not without a struggle. In 1981, he left Generation X and launched his solo career, borrowing the group's final single, the dance-rock standard "Dancing with Myself," for his first solo release, a four-song EP called Don't Stop. Billy Idol was prefaced in June 1982 with the single "Hot in the City," which made the Hot 100, but the album was given a second breath of life (and a higher chart peak) a year after its release when its second single, "White Wedding," finally caught on after an eye-catching video played on MTV and made the Top 40 in July 1983. An attempt was then made to resurrect "Dancing With Myself," which was added to the album (the track "Congo Man" being deleted). Those three songs remain the album's strongest, if only because they are the best realized as songs; elsewhere, Idol and guitarist Steve Stevens have constructed a series of dance-rock tracks along the lines of "Dancing With Myself," mixing quick tempos with slashing guitar chords and occasional hook elements (a backup choral chant here, a saxophone part there), but seemingly have forgotten to write real songs to go on top of the tracks. The result is an uneven collection. Oddly, when Chrysalis came to reissue a 24-bit digitally remastered version of the album in 2002, the new producers did not take the opportunity to add on the other Don't Stop tracks and "Congo Man," the sort of bonus material you'd expect. Instead, the reissue presents only the ten tracks from the second version of the album, albeit with great sound. Scott Schindler's liner notes begin with a factual error (the album was not a "platinum success," it only went gold), but are otherwise adequate.

Tracks

1. Come On, Come On
2. White Wedding (Part 1)
3. Hot In The City
4. Dead On Arrival
5. Nobody's Business
6. Love Calling
7. Hole In The Wall
8. Shooting Stars
9. It's So Cruel
10.Congo Man


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Billy Idol - Rebel Yell

Billy Idol - Don't Stop EP


Released : 1981
Recorded at Westlake Audio & Musicland West, July 1981, except B2 recorded at Air Studios, September 1980.
Genre : New Wave, Pop Rock
Label : Chrysalis
Producer : Keith Forsey

Chrysalis Records introduced American audiences to Billy Idol with this debut EP, which led off with Idol's big UK hit as part of Generation X (and one of the best power pop numbers ever), "Dancing With Myself." Also included were a faithful cover of Tommy James And The Shondells' "Mony Mony" (not the later chart-topping live version), "Untouchables," and "Baby Talk." With this short record, which stayed in the album charts over a year, Idol was established as a post-punk hard rock singer of considerable promise. (A 1983 reissue of Don't Stop featured an interview with Idol conducted by MTV VJ Martha Quinn.)

Tracks

1. Mony, Mony
2. Baby Talk
3. Untouchables
4. Dancing With Myself (Long Version)


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