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Animotion - Obsession

Great pick, exactly what I picture and what this Music Club needed. That synthesizer rules this song and the bass too. Also the SNME theme song :lol

10/10

 

Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body

I'll give you the 80's theme but damn does this get annoying. It's just button pressing towards the end, I'm not into that. However I like the faint bassline.

3/10

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Obsession - Animotion

This is pretty great. It embodies a lot of what the 80s were about, primarily doing lots of cocaine. Like Inno said, this is a true 80s classic and one of those songs that'll be stuck in my head for days. Prefect choice for this music club theme. Great start, boyo. 10/10

 

 

Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body

I like how this started out with the heavy bass. Then the synth came in and I'm like WTF? This is pretty bad, but I guess it balances out that first choice. Oh well, lightning never strikes twice. Speaking of twice, if I never hear this song again, it'll be too soon. What an abomination. Nice try, Boyo, but no extra points for effort, rookie. I'm a cold bastard when it comes to the music club so BAMN! here's your first official 2/10

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Don't worry, Boyo, everyone gets slammed in the music club. That's part of the fun. :lol

 

Man, I loved the 80's so much. Definitely the best decade of all time. I think of myself as being lucky to live through and remember the entire decade. I have two great song choices that are so far outside my usual some of you may never look at me the same ever again.

 

Damn I feel old, I started school in 1980...

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Had this thread opened an hour yesterday and didn't post?! Pfui.

 

I love this song so much. All those synthesizers at the start, I feel like Randy Orton releasing the doves.

 

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)

 

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I'll just describe this song with a quote from Pete Townshend.

"This song is about what happens when you take too much white powder; it's called Eminence Front".

 

The Who - Eminence Front

 

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A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)

Love this. This is one of the first songs I think of when I think of the 80s. It should be launched into space as a message of our genius to alien cultures from far away : "Think you're clever, bitches? Listen to what we can do!" - a classic.

10/10

 

The Who - Eminence Front

I dig this. I can totally tell that my favourite band, Thunder, wear their Who love on their sleeve. This has a nice git down n git funky vibe to it that is a million miles away from the Who's earlier angry young kid stuff. Not entirely sure which is better, but there you go. I would listen to his again.

8/10

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A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)

It's really hard to get more 80's than a Flock of Seagulls. I didn't even need to listen to this to rate it but being in the spirit of the music club I did so anyway(I couldn't get away). I may be wrong here but I wouldn't be surprised if a lot of moders electronic bands took their inspiration from this group. Everything here is solid and perfect from the lyrics, vocals, synths and beats. The only flaw with this band is the hair styles but that's easily forgiven. 10/10

 

The Who - Eminence Front

Oh man, the memories. I truly miss the 80's. It was the last great decade as far as I'm concerned. I haven't heard this song in years and strangely enough I never equate it as being a The Who song for some reason. It sounds more like the Talking Heads or Genisis or something. Not in a bad way at all either. I love how the bass is right up front and the vocals are superb not to mention that slight wah effect on the guitar. Great song, but far from my favorite Who song and far from my favorite 80's stuff but this still gets high marks due to being absolutely flawless and another perfect pick for this music club gimmick. 8/10

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My picks:

 

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Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

Linen suit? Check.

Overblown orchestral intro? Check.

Jazz flute stylings? Check.

White guy trying to rap? Check.

Written by Sir Tim Rice and Benny & Bjorn from Abba? Check.

Synths and funky slap bass? Check...

and from a MUSICAL about CHESS called CHESS??? CheckMATE! Ahahahaha!

 

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If this doesn't bring you out in an 80s induced happy glowy smile, then you have no soul. This is a staple of many a karaoke night the world over, and a stone cold classic.

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Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

Fits the theme but it's one of the songs from that decade that I'm hot and cold on. I remember a remake from about 8-9 years ao which was totally drizzle. This is down the middle for me.

5/10

 

Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams

Awesome, got a total earworm out of this and totally like the whole instrumental parts of the song.

8/10

 

 

Here's the running order again to keep you up to date.

 

Go!

- Boyo (Has to review everyone)

 

Sunday 13th April

- Shaun2J

 

Friday 18th April

- Inno

 

Wednesday 23rd April

- Maxximus

 

Monday 28th April

- Laffy (Has to review everyone)

 

Saturday 3rd May

- Omega (Has to review everyone)

 

Tuesday 8th May

- John Hancock (has to review everyone)

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Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

I had a friend who loved this song so much he could sing ever freaking word on command. It was annoying as hell. Try as I might I can't take this song seriously and to be perfectly honest I feel embarrassed even listening to this. While this is classic 80's I have no love at all for this. I'll give it a point for the visuals, a point for nailing the club theme and a point for every one of Inno's checks because Inno's a bad mutherf*cker. 9/10

 

Giorgio Moroder & Phil Oakey - Together In Electric Dreams

I've never heard this. How have I never heard this? It's FANTASTIC! I keep saying it, but goddamn did I love the 80's. This song is perfection. THAT FADE OUT(!) at the end! Great stuff! 10/10

 

If 'Megz wants to trade days, I'm all caught up and have my pics ready so just say the word.

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Well since Mookie gave me the go ahead here's my picks.

 

There were so many great songs to pick from but I went with two that have the most nostalgia value for me.

 

This song came out when I was in fourth grade I think and it was super popular. It reminds me of the talent show that year when my friends did a lip synch'd version. The parents had the strangest looks on their faces. It also reminds me of tether ball, four square and our local arcade that was about 4 or 5 blocks from school. It's where I spend my entire childhood up until my 20's when if finally closed down.

 

 

Sly Fox - Lets Go All The Way

 

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This song just f*cking kills!

 

 

Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands

 

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Animotion - Obsession

 

Sounds like The Human League meets, I don't, name another 80's band with a penchant for driving bass riffage. It's pretty catchy though so you know, who cares. Feels like it needed a better producer though as there's just too much stuff going on especially in the drum track.

 

6/10

 

Jeanette Thomas - Shake Your Body

 

Ploddy. Did not want.

 

1/10

 

 

A Flock of Seagulls - I Ran (So Far Away)

 

I've heard this song before in parts in different contexts and I;ve always liked the Chorus and I think FOS get a bad rep as being a terrible 80's band simply because they embraced the scene so vividly. The verses are quite weak comparatively though and listening to the whole song felt a bit of a chore, just waiting for the choruses really.

 

6/10

 

 

 

The Who - Eminence Front

 

Casio keyboard drum machine FTW. This actually sounds like a Dire Straits rip off but when it gets going it's actually pretty good and catchy. Best actual song so far.

 

8/10

 

 

Murray Head - One Night In Bangkok

 

Genius, there is literally nothing more 80's than this so we may as well pack up and go home now. It's truly one of the worst songs I've ever heard with some of the worst lyrics I've ever heard as well and yet some how I;m curiously drawn to it, like a terrible car accident. Also the amount of slightly racist themes is amazing and a Siam reference that now makes no sense.

 

10/10

 

Giorgio Moroder & PHil Oakley

 

I've heard it too much and I never ever liked Phil Oakleys voice. but extra points for the video and the ancient computers.

 

2/10

 

Sly Fox - Lets Go All The Way

 

I quite liked this one though it reminded me almost exactly of another song which I can't remember the name of but was a girl/boy group and the video had a big american bus in it and may have been about a highway. I love the driving bass beat in this and the diving wailing guitars.

 

7/10

 

 

 

Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands

 

It probably doesn't help that I already think of Styx as being a ridiculous anachronism as it is and the track does pretty much what I expected it to which is limp along not really going anywhere which is what 99% of pop-rock in the 80's did. Kudos for another great video of a band unaware that this video will in fact be the standard by which the song is held for future generations and so take it completely unseriously.

 

4/10

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Sly Fox - Lets Go All The Way

YES! Used to love this when I heard it on t'radio or Top Of T'Pops. A video that fitted in every single special effect they had for video production in the 80s, too. Classic.

10/10

 

Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands

Styx were/are awesome. Straight up middle of the road 80s commercial rock. Sometimes, there ain't nothing wrong with that at all. This would be at home as a montage soundtrack in a John Hughes movie.

8/10

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Sly Fox - Let's Go All the Way

That snare is slamming! Also the bass is totally driving, I'm sitting he bouncing my head. Like this song so much.

9/10

 

Styx - Too Much Time On My Hands

I'm not too keen on the chorus, still bobbing my head so there is something to it. Video screams 80's cheese but the song doesn't do anything for me. I'm not too big on Styx but Tommy Shaw looks incredibly young nowadays.

5/10

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