or Echo and the Bunnymen 'The Killing Moon' for a good example of how at the best New Romantic's managed poignance (esp the chorus (altho its crackly here)) - think its something to do with the guitars&synths combo..
Aaargh - good job I have let go of my past - I had completely forgotten that I once bought (must have been a weak moment) an Enya album and actually liked 'Orinoco Flow'
Talking of why did I buy that I might even have an Erasure cd buried somewhere
altho 'Sometimes' is well-made bland synth pop lol - talking of which Eurythmics 'Sweet Dreams' is to but by now its been overplayed and wears a bit thin..
On the Erasure side of things it occurs to me that there was a whole sub-genre of - erm - how can i put this globally politically cirrectly lol - er - homosexual bland synth pop (of which in the list Erasure, Pet Shop Boys, Soft Cell) - some good songs of that genre but not my kinda post-production parties lol.
And one really doesnt see people bashing things with hammers and metal pipes any more does one? Another dying art - altho I always preferred Test Department to the more 'sell-out' SPK
- but a good vid of the techniques of real-rhythm 'what no drums no prob'.
Pity Squeeze aint workin' - they did some great songs. And of course most of (earlier anyway) Talking Heads is great
In the MOR Cars 'Drive' is a well-made song.
Great vid from The Flying Lizards 'Money' - "your love gives me such a thrill - but your love wont pay my bills" lol
Oh no Jesus and Mary Chain Gang vid isnt working... But at least The Sisters of Mercy is (but far better 100x louder) - where did all the Goths go?
Talking of bland synthing (I guess they are all digital ones
) this guy wasnt short of one or two Gary Numan 'Cars'...
At the opposite end I always get confused between Iron Maiden and Spinal Tap
But back to real music 'Love Will Tear Us Apart' was Joy Division's poppiest (and cool venue after all the over-produced vids)- great line "there's a taste in my mouth as desperation takes hold" - altho' for me their best was 'New Dawn Fades'.
And sticking with anthemic post-punk Killing Joke 'Love like Blood' is great (at about 100x louder than my pc will play lol) - altho surprisingly bland/new romantic vid for them - I always recall them as looking far more threatening. Great line "strength and beauty destined to decay".
And for our north american listeners who if they have listened to half the above are probably in need of mouth to mouth recusitation
- something a bit more MOR (ha ha) Martha and the Muffins 'Echo Beach' (and I never knew what they looked like either - but I wasnt missing anything lol).
Cr*p song (and Philthy Phil really outta stick to drummin at 160-180 rather than dancing lol) but as Panu thinks I look like Lemmy - one rather wonders what the post-production party was like when Motorhead and Girls School got together
Post-JoyDiv New Order's 'Blue Monday' is one of the few songs which can probably lay claim to inventing a whole new genre of music...
Orchestral Manouevres in the Dark's 'Enola Gay' had huge impact at the time (I can recall where I was the first time I heard it (a freshers party at Clare College) but seems to sound a bit dated now.
'Song to the Siren' This Mortal Coil - a phenomenal singer (but her unique sound very similar to The Cocteau Twins;-) )
And more mainstream U2 'With or Without You' is a great song from the days when Bono wasnt a leading political figure...
And pure haunting synth New Romantic poignance at its best surely in Ultravox's 'Vienna' - cool vid too - one day I will work out what that song is about
... mind you its sounds like Midge lent his sythns to Visage who turned up the volume and played them all at once in 'Fade to Grey'
OMG someone tried to do a cover of Astronomy Domine
(voivod) - whilst remaining very true to the original it does raise the question why?
Hmm Wire not working either.... and omg I never knew X-Mal Deuthscheland ended up by selling out and becoming poppy :faints: - not quite Incubus standard.
So there are some favourites Panu - none of which feature fit young ladies who seem to be having problems keeping a two-sizes too small bikini-top in the right place
(and who is Salerno anyway? lol).
Well if one's gonna blow a morning (or Friday afternoon for those of you who havent checked this out yet) - this is a great way... And for those of you that dont like real music there is plenty of bland stuff in there too
[I will get that smiley one day lol]