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Scabrous Birdseed
14-09-2006, 08:17:30
Help me find really, really plastic-sounding eighties music! Anything really, but preferably fairly minimal/not too polyphonic and with a bit of production crunch to it.

Recommendations? I'm fairly up on the electro, electro-funk, freestyle, C64 SID, ragga, boogie and italo-disco scenes so other stuff would proably be more helpful.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-09-2006, 09:37:20
Oh, and earlier stuff is okay too.

Don't want music that heavily utilises outdated equipment if at all possible.

King_Ghidra
14-09-2006, 09:43:25
How about enola gay by OMD?

Scabrous Birdseed
14-09-2006, 11:07:21
Yup, that one is great.

Scabrous Birdseed
14-09-2006, 13:14:49
Hey (Ex-) Goths! Have you got some nice electronic goth music/darkwave/whatever for me? Some of that is quite blip-bloppy.

Eklektikos
14-09-2006, 13:51:30
20 Jazz Funk Greats, Hot On The Heels Of Love and Walkabout by Throbbing Gristle might possibly fit, although they may lack the desired production oomph.

That's pretty much all I could find on my PC that even comes close to fitting the bill, I'm afraid.

Caligastia
14-09-2006, 21:27:17
Computer Games by Mi-sex.

Scabrous Birdseed
15-09-2006, 07:19:27
Interesting. I have been trying to find stuff from outside Europe and the US, got a bit of japanese stuff and of course Jamaican as always, but NZ stuff is more than welcome.

Nills Lagerbaak
15-09-2006, 10:16:08
How about some C64 metal?

Dragonforce are the pioneers of this exciting genre I believe!

Think turrican, think Iron Maiden....

King_Ghidra
15-09-2006, 10:27:11
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
I'm fairly up on the [...] C64 SID [...] scene

Nills Lagerbaak
15-09-2006, 10:41:04
Well, I should hope he's heard of dragon force then!!!

Oh and by the way Scabby, that's probably the geekiest thing I ever heard.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
15-09-2006, 10:43:41
Landscape: Einstein A Go Go


The Buggles: Video Killed The Radio Star

Caligastia
15-09-2006, 15:57:14
Originally posted by Scabrous Birdseed
Interesting. I have been trying to find stuff from outside Europe and the US, got a bit of japanese stuff and of course Jamaican as always, but NZ stuff is more than welcome.

Computer Games is the ultimate 'blip blop' song.:D

I can email you the MP3 if you want.

C.G.B. Spender
15-09-2006, 17:59:14
For C64 try to find some of this stuff
http://www.huelsbeck.com/work.html

Scabrous Birdseed
16-09-2006, 08:08:40
Chris Hülsbeck rules. But I've already got a ton of his stuff.

Anyone got anything more on the rockier edge of blip blop? Clan of Xymox, that kind of thing.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
16-09-2006, 08:58:15
Cabaret Voltaire: Just Fascination or Digital Rasta

Colourbox: Official World Cup Theme

Scabrous Birdseed
30-09-2006, 09:17:36
In case anyone is interested, this is all for a radio show I'm doing every other week. Got a bunch of great stuff collected already... Might do a mixtape for you people eventually. If there's an interest.

Scabrous Birdseed
30-09-2006, 09:20:25
Oh and for two weeks from now I'm doing a Robot theme. Any ideas for tracks?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
02-10-2006, 11:29:36
Kraftwerk: Showroom Dummies 12"

Devo: Jocko Homo

Roxy Music: Ladytron

The Earthlings: March of the Robots/Landing of the Daleks

B.B.C. Radiophonic Workshop: Dr. Who

The Go Go's: I'm Gonna Spend My Christmas With A Dalek

T. Rex: Metal Guru

David Bowie: V-2 Schneider

Siouxsie & the Banshees: Mittageisen

Lou Reed: Metal Machine Music

Lazarus and the Gimp
02-10-2006, 15:39:43
Get some stuff like Visage ("Fade to grey") and Ultravox (particularly from before when Midge Ure joined, although "Visions in Blue" and "Lament" are interesting) for the 80's stuff.

Robot theme? How about "TV OD" by The Normal.

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 09:47:03
Alan Parsons Project - I Robot

Stranglers - Rise of the Robots

Tubeway Army - almost anything (and that applies for the other show too)

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 09:50:11
oh - and how Fad Gadget?

King_Ghidra
03-10-2006, 10:06:12
Dave Stewart and Barbara Gaskin's cover of 'It's my party'.

Resource Consumer
03-10-2006, 10:17:06
You'll make him cry.

Fergus & The Brazen Car
06-10-2006, 09:35:57
Sparky's Magic Piano:

http://www.wecollect2.com/Sparky's%20Magic%20Piano.htm

The soundtrack of 'The Forbidden Planet' :

In some minor respects the clamor is surprisingly traditional, with sounds like Robby the Robot's percolating plopping noises appearing in cues such as "Robby, Make Me a Gown" and "Robby, The Cook, and 60 Gallons of Booze."

http://www.scifi.com/sfw/issue97/sound.html


Soundtrack to 'The Day The Earth Stood Still':

http://www.amazon.com/Day-Earth-Stood-Still-Score/dp/B00008J2KU


especially 'Gort' and 'The Robot' .... ;)

King_Ghidra
06-10-2006, 09:40:05
that's not from the eighties is it?

Fergus & The Brazen Car
06-10-2006, 10:32:08
Originally posted by King_Ghidra
that's not from the eighties is it?

It's to go with his Robots compilation, the cutoff dates for which were unspecified.


Doh.

Scabrous Birdseed
12-10-2006, 17:49:58
I used bits of the film soundtracks early on as a sort of historical prelude before hitting the eighties stuff, good ones. Plus a Tornados/Joe Meek track. Otherwise this was my playlist:

Plastics - I am Plastic
Kraftwerk - The Robots (Well, duh.)
The Creatures - Kid Robot Dance
Mythos - Robot Secret Agents
Annie Anner - Robotman
Casco - Cybernetic Love
Tubeway Army - Down in the Park
A Flock Of Seagulls - Man Made
Cybotron - Techno City
Newcleus - I'm Not A Robot

All great stuff. Especially the Annie Anner track. :o

Scabrous Birdseed
12-10-2006, 17:54:34
The next theme in two weeks will be "the use of synthesizers in the eighties outside Europe, America and Japan". Any takers? I've got some nice ragga/soca/bollywood disco stuff already.

Four weeks from now I'm thinking (very loosely) about doing a theme about the ideological connection between 80s music and 1910s Futurism. Besides The Art of Noise and a bunch of tracks about the (dynamism of) Cars and Trains and stuff, any leads? If no tracks, then ideas!

Lazarus and the Gimp
12-10-2006, 18:41:15
"Four weeks from now I'm thinking (very loosely) about doing a theme about the ideological connection between 80s music and 1910s Futurism."


Does that stretch to include 80's Dadaist music? If it does, it's time to unleash Nurse With Wound.

Resource Consumer
13-10-2006, 09:37:53
does that mean any 1980s song that includes means of transport? Or does the connection have to be cleverer?

Gramercy Riffs
13-10-2006, 10:27:04
O Superman by Laurie Anderson

Scabrous Birdseed
13-10-2006, 20:03:40
Originally posted by Lazarus and the Gimp
"Four weeks from now I'm thinking (very loosely) about doing a theme about the ideological connection between 80s music and 1910s Futurism."


Does that stretch to include 80's Dadaist music? If it does, it's time to unleash Nurse With Wound.

I'm definately considering their inclusion. Even Throbbing Gristle might get a look-in.

Er, maybe it's time now to work up the courage to ask for your most recent PYE compo despite not reviewing the last three. :nervous: *crosses fingers, shuts eyes*