But play just a few seconds of his seminal club classic Al-Naafiysh , and they know it instantly. Hashim was a budding musician from the nearby projects who would go visit Aldo with a small Casio keyboard and play songs that were out at the time.
One day, they were fooling around at Aldo's house and did a mix with a lot of the melodies from a lot of different songs put together. Aldo told him, "Man, let's make a record! I'll get the gear, I'll buy the keyboard, buy a mixing board," and Al-Naafiysh was born. The record is still selling today, seventeen years later.
Cutting Records went on to produce many freestyle and dance acts, especially in the late eighties. You can purchase Hashim music online here!
Jon Saint James, the musical genius behind SSQ, decided to release a track of his own, under his own name. This brilliant song was that track. This is a fairly rare song, one of the only compilations it has appeared on is "Hardest Hits Volume 1", which itself has become extremely rare. SSQ: Jet Town. A little less rare than some of the material we have featured on this page, SSQ's Jet Town is nonetheless pure synthpop at its best. James you'll see more from Jon next week! In , their debut and only album, Playback was released.
It contained four tremendous synthpop hits:. With St. James' landmark instrumentation and Stacey's perfect, pure vocals, SSQ became a huge underground hit in clubs and on alternative radio stations worldwide.
Most people think SSQ simply disappeared after Playback was released - but they are wrong! In , Stacey Swain was reborn as "Stacey Q", and became a huge top hit worldwide with the release of Better than Heaven , containing the worldwide smash "Two of Hearts.
Stacey released an album "Boomerang" in and is working on her next album now. Thanks to her assistant Shawn for this information! You can purchase Stacey Q albums online here! The Associates: Take Me to the Girl. The Associates, while not well-known in North America, were very popular in their native Scotland. At the age of 18, Alan used to play guitar in band from Edinburg named Caspian that was looking for a singer.
Billy MacKenzie was playing in a band named Stan and Deliver at the time. Alan had heard about Billy's extraordinary vocal talent and went to see him live. Caspian auditioned Billy and signed him even before their managers had the time to send "vocalist wanted" ads to the music papers. Billy won the audition sessions with an acapella version of the female solo vocal of Pink Floyd's "The great gig in the sky. Billy had an absolutely superb vocal range, as well as an innate talent for writing brilliant songs.
The Associates flourished and produced several songs which became huge hits across England, Europe, and in alternative venues in North America. Unfortunately, despite having just signed a new record deal, Billy decided in January of that he could not continue living, and took his own life.
Martyn Ware of Heaven 17 produced several Associates tracks, and told me this shortly after returning from his funeral: "He was only one of two geniuses I've ever been lucky enough to work with Green is the other.
I'm still devastated. Purchase Associates music here. Rational Youth: Saturdays in Silesia. Idolizing Kraftwerk , the two Montreal-based musicians decided to create a group of their own to produce electronic music, and Rational Youth was born in the summer of On the album was this track, "Saturdays in Silesia" which quickly became a hit in clubs and on radio stations across Canada, particularly CFNY.
This is the 12" single version from the YUL vinyl. Rational Youth continued on in one form or another, with a hiatus of quite a few years. Reformed in , they released a fantastic new album, "To the Goddess Electricity" - their first album in fourteen years!
Rational Youth has their own web site , with lots of details on their history, music, and future. Quite a few of their songs can also be downloaded from their MP3. Lastly, you can purchase their new album, "To the Goddess Electricity" online here.
Moral Support: Strange Day for Dancing. Moral Support was a Canadian group formed when Sandro Durante met closet musician and avid keyboard synthesist Richard Cranford in After experimenting and jamming together, they really liked what they were coming up with, and decided to get serious about putting an act together. Richard was brilliant with electronics, modifying all of his keyboards and effects devices and controlling everything by computer. When they went to the studio to record, nobody could understand Richard's setup, so they ended up producing themselves.
Moral Support called it quits shortly afterwards in Doppelganger: Communication Breakdown. This song was another one that was extremely popular in the clubs, got limited airplay on alternative radio stations, and was completely unknown anywhere else. Doppelganger, as far as I know, released only one 12" single, which is this one. Doppelganger was made up of:. Randy Fredrix guitars, vocals.
Randy was the lead guitarist in Mayday, a short-lived conventional rock group, releasing a self-titled album in and another album, "Revenge," in The first album had two new-wavish tracks on it, both being sung by Randy.
Philippe Saisse keyboards, programming, vocals. Now an accomplished and established jazz musician, Philippe is a classically trained keyboardist, who started his career as a session musician.
Now a world-famous producer with a huge list of accomplishments, John produced this single and received performance credit as well. Thought you might like to hear that I rekindled my friendship with my old "Doppelganger" partner, Randy Fredrix.
He now lives in upstate New York and has sent me some new material. A "Doppelganger" reunion you might ask? EON: Spice. Ian Loveday was the man behind EON, and he started putting out "techno" music in with a primitive setup including a basic drum machine, non-MIDI keyboard and a reel-to-reel tape deck with which he used to create loops, lacking a sampler.
An electronics fanatic, Loveday continually added to his home studio, putting out his first EON record in In , he put out "Spice," which became an instant worldwide club hit. It was one of those songs that nobody knew the name of, but that everyone knew. Sampling from the film "Dune," the quote "He who controls the spice, controls the universe!
Two unique features showed up on the 12" single of Spice. The first is something I have only encountered on a few other records, out of the thousands I have heard and played. At the end of the track, in the record's lead-out the part near the middle of the record after the song is over, where the needle moves quickly to the middle, then stays in the single track, going "click I left several revolutions of this at the end of this MP3 so that you can hear the result.
The second unique feature occurs on quite a few more records. In the lead-out section of the record, where the grooves are a good quarter inch apart, is blank vinyl. Normally, you will see hand-written catalog numbers in this area. In some records, more often in 12" singles than in albums, sometimes the artists write quotes, names, or whatever strikes their fancy.
On this record is written the quote:. You can purchase EON albums online here! The album had the huge hit, "Dancing In Heaven" on it. However, it was not a top hit, at least not in North America. Everybody knew the song, it was a dance club favorite, it was featured in many movies - but nobody knew who the group was! Something that always bothered me about the song is during one of the synthesizer solos, which were obviously played by hand, you can clearly hear the player hit a wrong key.
The first time I heard the mistake was years after the first time I heard the song. Unfortunately, ever since I heard the error, I now hear it every time I listen to the song. After Q-Feel's huge initial hit, they faded from sight quickly, and disappeared. Q-Feel is a distant memory. But we will always have Dancing In Heaven. Many people have heard of Soft Cell.
Unfortunately, they have only heard of one song - "Tainted Love". The voice behind Soft Cell, the very talented Marc Almond has had and continues to have an extremely prolific and productive career, followed closely by rabidly loyal fans. Marc is one of the most productive musicians today, and the sheer volume of amazing, quality music he has put out will overwhelm even the most interested fans.
This track is an earlier track, back from the Soft Cell days he now releases all his music under his own name. This 12" version was released in originally in as the follow-up to "Tainted Love", and a remixed version was re-released in The lush melodies and weaving of clarinet against the synthesized background was, and still is, revolutionary for this type of music.
Marc Almond's site can be viewed here. You can purchase Soft Cell albums online here! You can purchase Marc Almond albums online here! Archived from the original on 12 July Retrieved 12 December Retrieved 25 October The Guardian. New York Times. The Observer. Digital Spy.
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And you also get a whole slug of terrific supporting and character actors who are always a pleasure to see: Paul Harvey, Lloyd Corrigan, Florence Bates, Henry Travers, etc. Former silent star Lois Wilson still a beauty plays Mayo's mother, who complains that her daughter is more conservative than SHE was at daughter's age.
If you demand that every movie be "high art" then this is not for you. If you enjoy watching terrific middle-of-the-road Hollywood fare of the era, then go for it! Did You Know? Trivia Jones Beach is situated on the south shore of Long Island. Quotes Bob Randolph : It's tough leading a double Goofs Bob is in a boat and spots Ruth through binoculars.
Contribute to this page Edit page. Celebrate Black History Month. So back in the day, low price compilation albums were all over the place. But a decade later, New Wave nostalgia for all of those singles of the pre-CD era began to manifest and labels began anthologizing New Wave again.
This Canadian series popped up in , 10 years after New Wave peaked with a program with a few gems overall, but nothing that rang any big bells with me.
Am I missing anything? I took a pass on this first issue. This second release made me a believer. The Jona Lewie classic had not made it to digital in my collection yet, so I appreciated that cut. I could say the same for Trio, as well. Ditto for the Pigbag classic! The Naked Eyes cut was something of a drag, as was the Re-Flex song.
These cuts typified MOR synthpop to me. Cetu Javu was nondescript 3rd wave synthpop and of no consequence to me. Abcedarians were an obscure Factory group, and all such groups deserved to have their big single on CD somewhere. Overall, this was a decent comp that made me bite. MCL is more 3rd gen synthpop of the Cetu Javu ilk. Music like all of the stuff you have never heard before on Razormaid albums [and for good reason].
What a gloriously bent tune this is! Just the thing to liven up any mix tape. But there were other reasons to buy this disc, for sure. The lyrics and delivery never fail to amaze.
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