Wish Key is an italo disco group, active from 1983 to 1987. Listen to their nice song “Last Summer”, perfectly fitting for today, the first day of autumn here…
Chris Andrews, born in 1942, is a british singer-songwriter from Romford. Listen to his great 80s hit “Yesterday Man”:
Grauzone, formed in 1980, was a swiss “Neue Deutsche Welle” and post-punk group. With their nice song “Eisbär”, also containing some electro elements, they reached the charts in Austria and Germany. Really a classic during the 80s! This video was remastered in 2010:
Curiosity killed the Cat, a pop band of the late 80´s from the UK. This afternoon i watched a video biography of Andy Warhol on an old VHS Tape, which i found in our local givebox. (His real name was Andrej Warhola and his russian ancestors came from Slovakia/Europe) That’s where i saw that he took part in this video clip “Misfit” from CKTC . Here we go ^^
Radio Macau is a Portuguese band formed in Mem Martins, in the 80. In 1993 the band suspended activity and return to join in 1998. The band recorded in 2008 the 8th album, which they call simply 8. My favorite song from this album: “Cantiga de Amor”
I first came across this excellent Norwegian band when my band worked with them at a theme park near Stavanger in Norway when we were touring over there back in the 80’s. I was struck by how much like Joe Cocker the singer sounded. In fact, perhaps a cross between Joe and Italian singer Zucchero. When you listen to the fretless bass playing, one is also reminded of Pino Palladino’s work on Paul Young’s ‘No Parlez’ album (Not the Mike and the mechanics Paul Young, the other one!) I was always puzzled as to why this band didn’t achieve greater acclaim outside their native land. They broke up in the mid-90’s but occasionally re-form for reunion shows. This is ‘Everyone needs a friend’ – listen to the lovely bass work!
Mike And The Mechanics is the music project of Mike Rutherford, the Geneseis guitarist. They had a huge succes during the 80s and 90s. Here’s their nice song “Word Of Mouth”:
Unfairly pigeonholed as an 80’s Artist, Nik Kershaw is a multi-instrumentalist, singer and songwriter from Ipswich, England. He found huge success in the 80’s with hits such as ‘Wouldn’t it be Good’ , ‘I won’t let the sun go down on me’, and ‘The Riddle’, effortlessly combining instantly catchy hooks with deceptively clever songcraft. His attention to detail in production, recording and arrangement make him a stand out artist of the era. He’s also known for his work with Elton John, Genesis’ Tony Banks, and his hits for Let Loose and Chesney Hawkes. But it is his lesser known trio of albums from 1999 onwards that take him into the songwriting stratosphere alongside the greats: ’15 minutes’, ‘To be Frank’ and ‘You’ve got to Laugh’. On these wonderful albums, Kershaw matures gloriously as a writer, and the feel of the songs are a little more guitar based, with acoustics used to great effect. His lyrics at times border on genius. ‘Billy’ performed acoustically and live below, being one example. They always say you can tel how good a song really is when you can just perform it on one guitar. This one speaks for itself. Nik Kershaw, one of England’s finest.
I think most of you know this british rock and pop band. They really had a huge success in the 70s. Yeah, I mean the Kinks, and will present you their song “Apeman”, hope you like or even remember it…
“16 Lovers Lane” was the sixth album by Australian indie pop group The Go-Betweens, released in 1988 by Beggars Banquet Records.
For those who enjoy, here’s the full album