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Scabrous Birdseed
04-10-2006, 08:18:12
Hello old folks.

A bunch of people on SoulSeek (inevitably leftovers from Napster and Audiogalaxy) have put together a series of mock-compilations called "Tribute to Flexipop" that apparently "work in the spirit" of said magazine, which apparently had a print run from 1980-83. Since all the music on the compilations is brilliant, I'm wondering what the magazine was like?

Resource Consumer
04-10-2006, 12:00:53
I vaguely remember the nae but, mercifully, confess to never having read it.

Scabrous Birdseed
15-02-2007, 15:07:22
I've downloaded a dozen of these now and I'm liking them a lot. I highly recommend them for anyone interested in obscure new wave and early synth pop.

Gramercy Riffs
15-02-2007, 15:32:28
Hm, sounds interesting.

Any names?

Scabrous Birdseed
15-02-2007, 15:47:04
They're all called "flexipop" something. The first set is called "a tribute to flexipop" (10 CD-length volumes), then there's "return to flexipop" (10 volumes) and "none night of flexipop" (4 volumes) after I which I guess the compilers ran out of material. Other groups have compiled the "a tribute to some bizarre" series which is a bit more industrial, the "new wave complex" series, the "a compilation of rare new wave and minimal sounds" series and the "shockwaves" series, all of which seem good although they overlap a bit.

The best place to get hold of them is Soulseek where a casual search will turn up dozens, watch out because some people carry incomplete copies and some early/obscure compos are 128 Kbps rather than the standard 192.

Scabrous Birdseed
16-02-2007, 12:51:50
In case you want specific artists and songs to search for here are my favourites, as playlisted in my radio show yesterday. The vast majority you'll only be able to find on these compilations though, and some of them have an entry in Tribute to Flexipop as their only web presence whatsoever.

1 Portay Heads - Eleborate Dummy (off Tribute 10)
2 Polyphonic Size - Mode (off Tribute 01)
3 Hybrid Kids - D'ya Think I'm Sexy (off None Night 01)
4 World In Motion - Senseless (off None Night 01)
5 Jeff & Jane Hudson - Pound Pound (off Tribute 10)
6 Rational Youth - I Want To See The Light (off Tribute 02)
7 Moral - Slottet I Luften (off Tribute 04)
8 Njurmännen - Stadvisan (off Tribute 05)
9 DC Pöbeln - Bettan Står I Baren (off Tribute 10)
10 John Bender - 35 B1 (off Tribute 05)
11 Solid Space - 10th Planet (off Tribute 10)
12 X-Ray Pop - L'Euroasienne (off Tribute 05)
13 Innerface - Human Factors (off None Night 01)
14 Transparent Illusion - The Age of Ridicule (off Shockwaves 1)

Gramercy Riffs
16-02-2007, 12:58:17
cheers, good stuff. I'll get tracking them down.