quinta-feira, 26 de maio de 2011

Toni Basil - Word Of Mouth

Toni Basil
Word Of Mouth
New Wave


01. Mickey
02. Rock On
03. Shoppin' From A To Z
04. You Gotta Problem
05. Be Stiff
06. Nobody
07. Little Red Book
08. Space Girls
09. Thief On The Loose
10. Time After Time

     Toni Basil (born Antonia Christina Basilotta on September 22, 1943 in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania) is an American singer-songwriter, actress, filmmaker, film director and choreographer, best-known for her multi-million-selling worldwide #1 hit "Mickey" from 1982.
     Word of Mouth is Toni Basil's debut album. It was released in 1982. It was certified Gold by RIAA. It featured the #1 worldwide hit "Mickey". The album also contains three covers of songs by the band Devo who also performed on the songs.

Drums: Rick Parnell, Alan Myers, Ed Greene, Mike Baird
Bass: Doug Lunn, Gerald Casale (credited as Jerry Casale)
Synthesizers: Greg Mathieson, Michael Boddicker, Mark Mothersbaugh, Paul Delph
Guitars: Bob Mothersbaugh, John Goodsall, Robert Casale (credited as Bob Casale), Richie Zito, Trevor Veitch
Violin: Richard Greene
Synthesizer Programming: Dan Wyman
Additional Vocals: Allee Willis, Bruce Roberts, Bob Esty
Vocoder: Ed Greene

Siouxsie and The Banshees - Cities In Dust 12''

Siouxsie and The Banshees
Cities In Dust 12''
Post Punk


01.Cities in dust (Extended eruption mix)
02.An execution
03.Quarterdrawing of the dog

     Siouxsie and the Banshees were an British rock band formed in 1976 by vocalist Siouxsie Sioux and bassist Steven Severin. Initially associated with the English punk rock scene, the band rapidly evolved to create "a form of post-punk discord full of daring rhythmic and sonic experimentation". The Times cited Siouxsie and the Banshees as "one of the most audacious and uncompromising musical adventurers of the post-punk era."
     The group also became inspirational in the creation and development of gothic rock and their music also combined elements of pop and avant-garde. The Banshees disbanded in 1996, with Siouxsie and drummer Budgie continuing to record music as The Creatures, a second band they had formed in the early 1980s. In 2004, Siouxsie began a solo career.

     "Cities in Dust" is a song written and produced by British rock band Siouxsie and the Banshees. It was released as the first single from their seventh studio album Tinderbox in 1985. The "Cities in Dust" 12-inch single was the first Banshees' single-release in the United States, through Geffen Records.
     The song obliquely describes the city of Pompeii, destroyed in a volcanic eruption in 79AD. Imagery describing the volcano and its magma chamber, the condition of the victims of the eruption, and the subsequent discovery and excavation of the city comprises the bulk of the lyrics.
     "Cities in Dust" was a more post-punk affair than singles released by Siouxsie & the Banshees in the previous several years. It also had more of a pop music melody than past releases from the band, although its cryptic lyrics were still dark, mentioning a shrine to Lares Familiares. Its upbeat 4/4 rhythm also made it a hit in danceclubs. "Cities in Dust" peaked at number twenty-one in the UK singles chart. Although not Siouxsie & the Banshees' first song to hit the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart, it was their first significant hit, climbing to number seventeen.


Siouxsie Sioux
Steven Severin
     Past members
Sid Vicious
Marco Pirroni
Kenny Morris
Peter Fenton
John McKay
John McGeoch
Robert Smith
John Valentine Carruthers
Martin McCarrick
Jon Klein
Knox Chandler

Modern Talking - The 1st Album


Modern Talking
The 1st Album


"You're My Heart, You're My Soul"
"You Can Win If You Want"
"There's Too Much Blue In Missing You"
"Diamonds Never Made a Lady"
"The Night Is Yours - The Night Is Mine"
"Do You Wanna"
"Lucky Guy"
"One In a Million"
"Bells of Paris"

     Modern Talking was a German dance pop duo consisting of Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen. Genre-wise they were often classified under Europop. They have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles reaching the top-5 in many countries. Some of their most popular and widely known singles are "You're My Heart, You're My Soul", "You Can Win If You Want", "Cheri, Cheri Lady", "Brother Louie", "Atlantis Is Calling (S.O.S. for Love)" and "Geronimo's Cadillac".
     Modern Talking's first period of activity was from 1984 to 1987. After the breakup they reunified in 1998 and made a successful comeback, releasing more music from 1998 to 2003. To accommodate central European music markets of the late 1990s, they changed their original 1980s mellow Europop sound to an up-tempo Eurodance.

     Immediately after the duo split in the mid 1987, Bohlen formed his own project called Blue System and enjoyed several high chart positions.
     Meanwhile, Anders went solo touring under the name of Modern Talking on several continents  until the beginning of 1989 when he started to record some of his new pop-like material in LA and London, and also in his native country. Anders recorded five solo albums in English ,Different, Whispers, Down on Sunset, When Will I See You Again and Souled, and one of his album was also recorded in Spanish, Barcos de Cristal. He was more successful in foreign countries than his own country, yet he also reached several hits in Germany. Despite all the quarrels and disagreements that Bohlen and Anders experienced between themselves in the past, they began keeping in touch again after Anders moved back to Koblenz, Germany in 1994.

     The 1st Album is the debut album by Modern Talking, released on 1 April 1985 in Germany. The album contains two international hits "You're My Heart, You're My Soul" and "You Can Win If You Want", the first one of which peaked at No. 1 in many countries including Germany (where it spent six weeks at the top), Switzerland and Austria while entering the top-5 in other countries like France, Norway, Sweden. Both singles reached a gold status in Germany selling over 250,000 units respectively.
     The 1st Album, which was released by Hansa Records label and distributed by Ariola, BMG peaked at No. 1 in Germany on May 27, 1985, almost two months after it was released. The album spent total of 4 weeks at the top and 18 weeks within the top-10, it eventually went platinum selling well over 500,000 units in Germany alone.
     The lead vocals on The 1st Album were produced by Thomas Anders with an exception of only one track "There’s Too Much Blue In Missing You", the vocals of which were produced by Dieter Bohlen.

Official Modern Talking members
     Thomas Anders – lead voice, piano
     Dieter Bohlen – lead guitar, producer, composer, choruses
     Thomas Anders – lead voice, piano
     Dieter Bohlen – lead guitar, producer, composer, choruses
     Luis Rodríguez – co-producer
     Thomas Anders – lead voice, piano
     Dieter Bohlen – lead guitar, producer, composer, choruses
     Luis Rodríguez – co-producer
     Eric Singleton – rap vocals
     Thomas Anders – lead voice, piano
     Dieter Bohlen – lead guitar, producer, composer, choruses
     Eric Singleton – rap vocals
     Thomas Anders – lead voice, piano
     Dieter Bohlen – lead guitar, producer, composer, choruses

Classix Nouveaux - Night People

Classix Nouveaux
Night People
New Wave New Romantic


1. "Foreward"  
2. "Guilty"  
3. "Run Away"  
4. "No Sympathy No Violins"
5. "Inside Outside"  
6. "623 Degrees"  
7. "Every Home Should Have One"  
8. "Tokyo"  
9. "Or a Movie"  
10. "Soldier"  
11. "The Protector of Night"  

     Classix Nouveaux were a 1980s new wave band from England. They had number one hits in Poland, Portugal, former Yugoslavia, Israel, Iceland, and other countries. In the UK they had various Top 50 hits but only one Top 20 hit with "Is It A Dream", which peaked at #11 on the UK Singles Chart on April 10, 1982.
     The break up of X-Ray Spex triggered an advertisement placed in Melody Maker, searching for a new lead singer. Sal Solo (formerly with The News) answered the advertisement. Jak Airport and B.P. Hurding left X-Ray Spex to form Classix Nouveaux with Mik Sweeney and Sal Solo. Their first gig was on 25 August 1979 at Camden Palace. With publicity growing for the band, their dramatic and heavily made-up image quickly helped associate them with the New Romantic movement, alongside bands like Japan and Ultravox. In 1980 the band recorded a four track session for Capital Radio and one track, Robots Dance, was picked up and played regularly by DJ Nicky Horne. This got the interest of A&R at United Artists, but as negotiations dragged on. Classix decided to release the track as their debut single on their own ESP label. "Robot's Dance" was released on August 29 and, when negotiations with UA were finalised, by EMI. They also performed for the first time on television on Thames TV in London. "Robot's Dance" spent 11 weeks on the indie charts, reaching number 22, and became a popular alternative dance floor track. The group's second single, "Nasty Little Green Men", followed on November 10, 1980.
     Band members continued to come and go, and by the end of the band's existence Sal Solo was the only original member remaining.  Solo went on to become heavily involved in Catholicism, releasing several Christian-oriented albums after Classix Nouveaux's break up. Mik Sweeney moved to Los Angeles, California where he built fretless basses and did studio session work; he currently lives in Ireland. Gary Steadman went on to join A Flock of Seagulls. Jimi Sumen became a record producer in Finland and released a number of successful solo works there.

1000 Ohm - You Lose 7''

1000 Ohm
You Lose 7''
New Wave


01.You Lose
02.The Station Hall

     Founded by Frank Van Bogaert back in 1980, 1000 Ohm was one of the most succesful Belgian 80’s New Wave bands. Key members were Johan Van Herck on keyboards, Koen Van Assche on drums, Erwin Vermeulen on Bass and Frank on keyboards and vocals. Their best known track and still a New Wave Ever Green up to this day is the 1981 track A.G.N.E.S. Although the band had more successes like the 1985 charting hit “The Claim”, it’s A.G.N.E.S. the band is mostly being remembered for . In 1987 Frank decided to pull the plug to concentrate on what was to become a very succesful career as producer-sound engineer, later followed by a succesful career in the Electronic music scene. He is now even being considered as one of the main players in the traditional electronic and ambient music scene.

Frank Van Bogaert : Vocals/keyboards/guitars
Johan Van Herck : Keyboards/backing vocals
Koen Van Assche : Drums/percussion
Erwin Vermeulen : Bass

1000 Ohm - A.G.N.E.S. 12''

1000 Ohm
A.G.N.E.S. 12''
New Wave


A A.G.N.E.S. (1st mix)
B1 A.G.N.E.S. (2nd mix)
B2 Look Around

     Founded by Frank Van Bogaert back in 1980, 1000 Ohm was one of the most succesful Belgian 80’s New Wave bands. Key members were Johan Van Herck on keyboards, Koen Van Assche on drums, Erwin Vermeulen on Bass and Frank on keyboards and vocals. Their best known track and still a New Wave Ever Green up to this day is the 1981 track A.G.N.E.S. Although the band had more successes like the 1985 charting hit “The Claim”, it’s A.G.N.E.S. the band is mostly being remembered for . In 1987 Frank decided to pull the plug to concentrate on what was to become a very succesful career as producer-sound engineer, later followed by a succesful career in the Electronic music scene. He is now even being considered as one of the main players in the traditional electronic and ambient music scene.

Frank Van Bogaert : Vocals/keyboards/guitars
Johan Van Herck : Keyboards/backing vocals
Koen Van Assche : Drums/percussion
Erwin Vermeulen : Bass

+1 - Young Europeans

Young Europeans


01 - (I Don't Want To Be Left Alone) Tonight
02 - Peace Army (Long Version)
03 - Indian Shadows
04 - Thousand Reasons
05 - (I Don't Want To Be Left Alone) Tonight (Maxi Cut)
06 - Young Europeans
07 - Nevermore
08 - P.I.
09 - Arabian Princess
10 - Peace Army (Short Version)
11 - Soldier

     +1 is a swedish 80s synthpop band made up of Ulf Alvedahl (aka Hull Alvvalley), Thomas Larsson, Thoth, Caj Ehrling and Magnus Wahl (aka Bonk Wahl).
     They had three hit songs on the Swedish Trackslistan charts in ‘85-‘86.
     The band released one album called Young Europeans in 1985 and the singles (I Don’t Want To Be Left Alone) Tonight, Nevermore (with varied mixes and b-sides) and Young Europeans (7”).

quarta-feira, 25 de maio de 2011

Timeline 1980

This year...
Inflation continues in the U.S. as prices rise 12.4%.....British unemployment rises above 2 million for the first time since 1935, and reaches 2.5 million by year's end.....West Germany's currency deficit reaches $14.2 billion, nearly triple that of last year.....Poland's debts to Western lenders rises to $23 billion while its industrial production falls 1.3% due to labor unrest.....U.S. personal bankruptcies number 367,000, up from 209,500 last year.....Due largely to oil imports, Japan has a record trade deficit of $14.4 billion for the year.....Time-Life launches a new monthly science magazine entitled Discover in October.....Coca Cola Co, the world's largest user of sugar, switches to high fructose corn syrup when world sugar prices soar to 24c per lb, up 60% from 1979.

1/4 -- President Jimmy Carter limits American grain sales to the USSR to protest the Soviet invasion of Afghanistan a week before. Ten days later, the UN General Assembly approves a resolution calling for the removal of Soviet troops from Afghanistan.

1/6 -- India's former prime minister, Indira Gandhi, regains power in an election victory orchestrated by her son Sanjay, who has been convicted on a criminal charge for illegally profiting from a state project to produce cheap automobiles.

2/2 -- A 36-hour riot begins at the New Mexico State Penitentiary outside Santa Fe. The riot will end with 33 inmates dead and 100 seriously wounded, most at the hands of fellow inmates.

2/11 -- Ferdinand Marcos admits that his party used fraud and terrorism to steal the election held the previous month in the Philippines.

3/7 -- RTP (Portuguese Television) began regular broadcast in color , after some technical experiences, however most of the population still did not have color devices.

3/23 -- The deposed Shah of Iran leaves Panama for Cairo, accepting an invitation for medical treatment and sactuary by Egyptian President Anwar Sadat.

3/24 -- Archbishop Oscar Romero, a vocal defender of human rights in strife-torn El Salvador is assassinated while saying mass in a San Salvador church. Thirty people are killed by bombs and sniper fire during his funeral six days later.

3/27 -- Mount St. Helens in the state of Washington erupts for the first time since 1857. Another eruption will occur on May 18, killing 34 persons.

3/28 -- The Shah of Iran's enlarged spleen and part of his liver are removed by surgeons in Cairo.

3/31 -- Dies in Tucson, Arizona, United States, Jesse Owens, immortalized by beating six world records in athletics in 1935 in just 45 minutes, the year after, in 1936 becomes quadruple Olympic champion in the Olympic Games in Berlin.

4/2 -- Major U.S. banks increase their prime lending rate to a record high 20%.

4/12 -- Liberian President William R. Tolbert, Jr. is ousted by a military coup and executed, with 27 high officials.

4/15 -- Dies in Paris, France, Jean-Paul Sartre, writer, philosopher and one of the leading exponents of existentialism.

4/17 -- After years of civil war, the former British colony of Rhodesia gains independence as Zimbabwe, with a government headed by Marxist Robert Mugabe, who promises fair treatment for the country's 230,000 white residents.

4/21 -- Beginning on this date, 125,262 Cubans leave their country, with most heading for the United States. This mass migration will end September 26, when Fidel Castro shuts down the port of Mariel; an estimated 375,000 would-be-emigrants are stranded.

4/25 -- An American military mission to rescue the 52 hostages held at the U.S. Embassy in Teheran fails, and eight crewmen are killed when a helicopter collides with a C-130 cargo plane at a location known as "Desert One," 300 miles southeast of Teheran.

4/25 -- A "people's redemptive council" suspends the Liberian constitution and names General (formerly Master-Sergeant) Samuel K. Doe, 28, president.

4/29 -- Sir Alfred Hitchcock was made a Knight Commander of the Order of the British Empire by Queen Elizabeth II in the 1980 New Year's Honours. Although he had adopted American citizenship in 1956, he was entitled to use the title "Sir" because he had remained a British subject. Hitchcock died just four months later, before he could be formally invested.

4/30 -- Queen Juliana of the Netherlands abdicates on her 71st birthday and is succeeded by her daughter, Beatrix, 42, after reigning for 32 years. Beatrix is married to a former officer in the German SS. There are demonstrations in Amsterdam and Rotterdam.

5/4 -- Yugoslavia's President Josip Broz Tito dies, age 87. His passing raises fears that Yugoslavia will splinter into the old states of Croatia, Bosnia, Serbia, Montenegro, Slovenia and Herzogovina.

5/18 -- Mount St. Helens in Washington State erupts, killing scores of people and blocking the Columbia River with 51 million cubic yards of dirt and rock.

5/18 -- Ian Curtis was the singer, lyricist, occasional guitarist, and one of the songwriters in the English post-punk band Joy Division. Suffering from epilepsy, a failing marriage, and bouts of depression, Curtis committed suicide in May 1980, on the eve of Joy Division's first North American tour.

6/1 -- Cable News Network (CNN) goes in the air.

6/3 -- Nearly 5,000 Cuban refugees reach the U.S., bringing the total since April 21 to over 100,000, including thousands of criminals.

6/12 -- Japan's Prime Minister Masayoshi Ohira dies.

6/22 -- Zenko Suzuki, 66, becomes prime minister of Japan.

6/23 -- Sanjay Gandhi, son of India's Prime Minister Indira Gandhi, dies, along with a flight instructor, in a plane crash.

6/27 -- The Canadian House of Commons officially adopts "Oh, Canada" as the national anthem.

6/30 -- The U.S. Supreme Court upholds the Hyde Amendment, ruling that state and federal governments have no obligation to pay for abortions.

7/26 -- The deposed Shah of Iran dies of cancer, age 60, ending the Pahlevi dynasty that had ruled Iran since 1921.

7/30 -- Vanuatu, formerly the New Hebrides, gains independence after 93 years of joint British and French colonial rule.

8/14 -- Shipyard workers in Gdansk, Poland, quit working in protest of rising meat prices. The strike soon includes 350,000 workers who demand the right to form self-governing unions independent of the ruling Communist Party. They are led by 37-year-old electrician Lech Walesa.

8/26 -- Tex Avery, cartoonist, the creator of Porky Pig and Daffy Duck, died In Los Angeles.

8/31 -- Hurrican David hits the Dominican Republic, killing more than 600 people, leaving 150,000 homeless, and causing $1 billion in damage.

9/1 -- Poland's Solidarity, with 10 million members, becomes the first independent labor union in the Soviet bloc. Polish Communist Party leader Edward Gierek is ousted, replaced by Stanislaw Kania. The Soviet Union masses 55 divisions within striking distance of Poland.

9/17 -- Anastasio Somoza, president of Nicaragua for 23 years before being forced to flee that country in 1979, is assassinated in Asuncion, Paraguay, by gunmen who fire a bazooka and machineguns into Somoza's Mercedes.

9/18 -- Cuba arrests the two former refugees who had hijacked a Delta Airlines jet in South Carolina and returns them to the United States.

9/22 -- Iranian and Iraqi air and naval forces clash as a conflict over disputed territory escalates into a war that will last most of the decade.

9/23 -- Iraqi troops cross the border and lay siege to the important Iranian oil refinery at Abadan.

9/25 -- The Goschenen-Airolo Tunnel in Switzerland - at 10 miles the longest road tunnel in the world - is opened. The project took 11 years, cost $420 million and 19 lives.

10/24 -- Solidarity, the new independent federation of Polish trade unions is given legal status by a Warsaw court.

11/4 -- Republican Ronald Reagan wins the American presidency, defeating Democratic incumbent Jimmy Carter. The Republicans also take control of the U.S. Senate for the first time since 1956.

11/12 -- The Voyager I passes close to Saturn during her 3-year, 1.3 billion mile journey, making new discoveries regarding the planet's moons and rings.

11/21 -- A fire in the MGM Grand Hotel in Las Vegas claims the lives of 84 people. Helicopters lift more than one thousand guests to safety from the rooftop. The hotel had no smoke alarms.

11/23 -- An earthquake in southern Italy claims thousands of lives.

12/8 -- Mark David Chapman shoots and kills John Lennon outside New York City's Dakota apartment building.

12/04 -- The prime minister of Portugal, Sá Carneiro, died in a plane crash, shortly after takeoff from Lisbon airport. Besides Sá Carneiro, also died in this accident Adelino Amaro da Costa, Minister of Defense at the time.

12/19 -- Major U.S. banks raise their prime lending rate to 21.5%, a new record. The U.S. economy continues to suffer from rising inflation and high unemployment.

(((((Constant actualization)))))

terça-feira, 24 de maio de 2011

Thomas Dolby - The Flat Earth

Thomas Dolby
The Flat Earth
New Wave Synthpop


"Dissidents" - 4:56
"The Flat Earth" - 6:41
"Screen Kiss" - 5:33
"White City" - 5:19
"Mulu the Rain Forest" - 5:00
"I Scare Myself" - 5:40
"Hyperactive!" - 4:13

     Thomas Dolby (born Thomas Morgan Robertson; 14 October 1958) is an English musician and producer. Best known for his 1982 hit "She Blinded Me with Science," and 1984 single "Hyperactive!," he has also worked extensively in production and as a session musician.
     The Flat Earth is Thomas Dolby's followup LP to The Golden Age of Wireless. It was recorded in 1983 and released in early 1984. It peaked at #14 in the UK Albums Chart. The first single from the album was "Hyperactive!", which peaked at #17 in the UK Singles Chart, making it Dolby's highest-charting single in his home country. Second and third singles, "I Scare Myself" and "Dissidents (The Search For Truth)", peaked at #46 and #90 respectively. The album charted at #35 in America, but none of the singles from the album made the top 40.
     A remastered "Collector's Edition" of The Flat Earth was released on 13 July 2009, complete with bonus tracks and personal sleeve notes.


Thomas Dolby - Vocals, Piano, Effects
Kevin Armstrong - Guitar, Trumpet, Backing vocals
Matthew Seligman - Bass
Adele Bertei - Backing vocals on tracks 1, 2, 7
Lesley Fairbairn - Backing vocals on tracks 2, 3, 6
Bruce Woolley - Backing vocals on track 5
Robyn Hitchcock - Vocals (spoken) on track 4
Clif Brigden - Percussion, Electronic drums
Peter Thoms - Trombone on tracks 6, 7
Justin Hildreth - Drum programming on track 7
Matthew Salt - Tins, Thundersheet on track 7

Toy Dolls - Idle Gossip

Toy Dolls
Idle Gossip
Punk Rock


 1. Idle Gossip
  2. Do You Wanna Be Like Dougy Bell
  3. The Lambrusco Kid
  4. You Won't Be Merry on a North Sea Ferry
  5. Harry Cross (A Tribute to Edna)
  6. Geordie's Gone to Jail
  7. Silly Billy
  8. If You're in a Pop Group You'll End up Paying a Fortune Practicing at Peter Practice's  Practice Place
  9. PC Stoker
 10. I Tried to Trust Tracey
 11. Keith's a Theif
 12. I'll Get Even With Steven (Steve Is Tender)

     The Toy Dolls are an English punk rock band formed in 1979. Departing from the angry lyrics and music often associated with punk rock, The Toy Dolls worked within the aesthetics of punk to express a sense of fun, with songs such as "Yul Brynner Was A Skinhead", "My Girlfriend's Dad's A Vicar" and "James Bond Lives Down Our Street." There is often alliteration in their song titles (e.g. "Peter Practice's Practice Place", "Fisticuffs in Frederick Street", "Neville is a Nerd"). They are probably best known however for their sole UK hit, a punk-rock cover of Nellie the Elephant.
     Their albums usually include a cover version of a well-known hit song, usually speeded up to the usual punk rock tempo. Covers have included: "Blue Suede Shoes", "Toccata in Dm", "Sabre Dance", "Livin' La Vida Loca", "Lazy Sunday Afternoon", "I'm Gonna Be (500 Miles), She's So Modern and "The Final Countdown." They have also recorded parodies of popular songs, such as "The Kids in Tyne and Wear (Kids in America)" and "The Devil Went Down to Scunthorpe (The Devil Went Down to Georgia)". Their albums often start with a short intro with a catchy guitar riff, and end with an outro, which is usually a slightly longer variation of the intro riff. Kazoos are also prominent in many of their songs
     Most of the band members have nicknames, and are rarely seen without their cartoonish rectangular sunglasses (although they appeared bare-eyed on the One More Megabyte album cover).

     As of 2007, the band has had 14 different drummers and 12 different bassists. Olga is the only remaining original member of the band. After Olga, drummer Martin Yule had the longest tenure in the band (1987–1999). Yule currently owns a shop in Sunderland called "Hotrats." Former drummer Dave "the Nut" Nuttall owns Jalapeño Drums (a custom drum company based in Lancaster, Lancashire). The current lead singer/guitarist with The Stranglers Baz Warne also had a stint with the band. Olga has played bass on tours with the U.S. punk band The Dickies, and also with The Adicts. Gary Dunn, former bassist of The Toy Dolls (1997–1999), now teaches music at City of Sunderland College, and former drummer Trevor 'The Frog' Brewis now teaches music at Middlesbrough College, though Olga moved away from the north east of England a number of years ago, and now lives in London. It has become a tradition to give a special nickname to every Toy Dolls member.

     Current members
Michael "Olga" Algar - lead vocals, guitar
Duncan "The Amazing Mr. Duncan" Redmonds - drums, vocals
Tom "Tommy Goober" Blyth - bass, vocals

     Toy Dolls alumni
Peter "Pete Zulu" Robson - bass, guitar
Phillip "Flip" Dugdale - bass
Colin "Mr. Scott" Scott - drums
Paul "Hud" Hudson - vocals
Dean "Dean James" Robson - drums
Trevor "Trevor The Frog" Brewis - drums
Graham "Teddy Toy Doll" Edmundson - drums
Robert "Happy Bob" Kent - drums
Steve "Rubiboy" Mallinson- bass
Frederick "Freddie Hotrock" Robertson - bass
Nick Buck - drums
Barry "Bonny Baz" Warne - bass
Alan "Dirty Dicka" Dixon - drums
Malcolm "Dicky" Dick - drums
Paul "Little Paul" Smith - drums
Ernest "Ernie" Algar - bass
Kevin "Canny Kev" Scott - drums
Martin "Marty" Yule - drums
John "K'Cee" Casey - bass
Richard "Dicky Hammond" Hammond - bass
Gary "Gary Fun" Dunn - bass
Suba - drums
Michael "Reb" Rebbig - bass
David "Dave the Nut" Nuttall - drums

Suzanne Vega - Suzanne Vega

Suzanne Vega
Suzanne Vega
Alternative Rock Folk Rock


"Cracking" – 2:49
"Freeze Tag" – 2:36
"Marlene on the Wall" – 3:40
"Small Blue Thing" – 3:54
"Straight Lines" – 3:49
"Undertow" – 3:26
"Some Journey" – 3:38
"The Queen and the Soldier" – 4:48
"Knight Moves" – 3:36
"Neighborhood Girls" – 3:21

     Suzanne Nadine Vega (born July 11, 1959) is an American songwriter and singer known for her eclectic folk-inspired music.
     Vega's self-titled debut album was released in 1985 and was well-received by critics in the U.S. and it reached platinum status in the United Kingdom. Produced by Lenny Kaye and Steve Addabbo, the songs feature Vega's acoustic guitar in straightforward arrangements. A video was released for the album's song "Marlene on the Wall", which went into MTV and VH1's rotations.


Suzanne Vega — vocals (1–10), acoustic guitar (1–10)
Steve Addabbo — background vocals (4, 5, 7), synclavier guitar (6), 12-string acoustic guitar (8), electric guitar (10)
Darol Anger — electric violin (7)
Frank Christian — acoustic guitar (2, 9), electric slide guitar (10)
Paul Dugan — bass (1, 4, 6, 8, 9), vertical bass (2)
Sue Evans — drums (3, 5, 6, 10), percussion (4, 10)
Jon Gordon — electric guitar (1–7)
Peter Gordon — string arrangement (6)
Frank Gravis — bass (3, 5, 10)
Shem Guibbory — violin (6)
Mark Isham — synthesizers (7)
John Mahoney — synclavier programming (6)
Maxine Neuman — cello (6)
C.P. Roth — synthesizers (1–5, 9), piano (8), organ (8)
Roger Squitero — percussion (7)

Scotch - Evolution

Italo Disco Electropop


01 - Primitive Man
02 - Take Me Up
03 - Man In The Man
04 - Born To Kill
05 - Komburn
06 - Delirio Mind
07 - Loving Is Easy
08 - Disco Band
09 - Losing In Time

     The group was created by Manlio Cangelli (composer, keyboard and drum machine programming), then were added Vince Lancini (vocals) and Fabio Margutti (keyboards), joined by Franz Rome (keyboards, programming) for the second album Pictures Of Old Days.
     The band had numerous hits, starting with the worldwide known "Penguin invasion", "Disco Band", then "Delirio Mind" and "Take Me Up". The group's 1985 single "Disco Band" was their major hit in Germany and other countries. In 1985 they released the album "Evolution". Years active 1982–1987.

1985 Evolution
1987 Pictures of old days
     Maxi Singles
1983 Penguins' invasion
1983 Penguins' invasion (Vocal)
1984 Disco band
1984 Disco band (Remix)
1984 Take me up / Man in the man
1985 Delirio mind
1985 Delirio mind (Remix) / Take me up (Remix)
1986 Mirage / Amor por Victoria
1986 Money Runner
1987 Pictures
1987 Man to man

Manlio Cangelli
Vince Lancini
Fabio Margutti
Franz Rome

Saxon - The Eagle Has Landed

The Eagle Has Landed
Heavy Metal


1. Motorcycle Man
2. 747 (Strangers In The Night)
3. Princess Of The Night
4. Strong Arm Of The Law
5. Heavy Metal Thunder
6. 20,000 Ft
7. Wheels Of Steel
8. Never Surrender
9. Fire In The Sky
10. Machine Gun

     Saxon are an English heavy metal band, formed in 1976 in Barnsley, Yorkshire. Part of the New Wave of British Heavy Metal, they had 8 UK Top 40 in the 1980s albums including 4 UK Top 10 albums. Saxon also had numerous singles in the Top 20 singles chart. Between 1980 and 1987 Saxon established themselves as one of Europe's biggest metal acts, they also had success in Japan and in the USA. In Japan, the single "Motorcycle Man" stayed in the charts for over 5 months.

     The Eagle Has Landed is the first live album by heavy metal band Saxon. It was recorded during the 1981 United States leg of the world tour and released in 1982.
     It won the British Heavy Metal live 1982 Award.

Biff Byford - Vocals
Graham Oliver - Guitar
Paul Quinn - Guitar
Steve Dawson - Bass
Nigel Glockler - Drums

Recoil - Hydrology plus 1+2

Hydrology plus 1+2


The Sermon
1 + 2

     Recoil is a musical project created by former Depeche Mode member Alan Wilder. Essentially a solo venture, Recoil began whilst Wilder was still in Depeche Mode as an outlet for his experimental, less pop-oriented compositions. Once he announced his departure from the group in 1995, Recoil was transformed from a small side-project into Wilder's primary musical enterprise.
     In January 1988, during the middle of Depeche Mode's hugely successful "Tour for the Masses", Mute released the second Recoil album — Hydrology. This followed in a similar vein to the previous Recoil record, consisting of entirely instrumental, synthesized landscapes. Unfortunately, due to Wilder's busy touring schedule, he was unable to effectively promote the record.
     On 17 February 2010, Alan reunited briefly with former band Depeche Mode live on-stage at the Royal Albert Hall for one song, accompanying Martin Gore for a rendition of the Depeche Mode standard, "Somebody". This was the first time in nearly 16 years that Alan performed with Depeche Mode, and roughly 15 years since he left the band. The band was playing a charity show, benefiting the Teenage Cancer Trust. According to Alan, "Dave contacted me a few weeks back and asked if I'd be willing to join them on-stage. He assured me that everyone in the band was into the idea. I was very happy to accept, especially as it was all in a good cause and we were long overdue some kind of reunion of this sort. It was great to see everyone again and catch up a bit, and it was also the first time I have actually 'seen' Depeche Mode perform!"

sexta-feira, 20 de maio de 2011

Ramones - Pet Sematary 7''

Pet Sematary 7''
Punk Rock


01. Pet Sematary (Single Version)
02. Pet Sematary (Album Version)

     The Ramones were an American rock band that formed in Forest Hills, Queens, New York in 1974, often cited as the first punk rock group. Despite achieving only limited commercial success, the band was a major influence on the punk rock movement both in the United States and the United Kingdom.
     All of the band members adopted pseudonyms ending with the surname "Ramone", though none of them were related. They performed 2,263 concerts, touring virtually nonstop for 22 years. In 1996, after a tour with the Lollapalooza music festival, the band played a farewell concert and disbanded. By a little more than eight years after the breakup, the band's three founding members - lead singer Joey Ramone, guitarist Johnny Ramone, and bassist Dee Dee Ramone - had died.

Robbie Nevil - Robbie Nevil

Robbie Nevil
Robbie Nevil
Pop Funk


"Just A Little Closer" 3:58
"Dominoes" 4:46
"Limousines" 3:55
"Back To You" 4:07
"C'est La Vie" 4:29
"Wot's It To Ya" 3:47
"Walk Your Talk" 3:40
"Simple Life (Mambo Luv Thang)" 5:19
"Neighbors" 3:35
"Look Who's Alone Tonight" 4:18

     Robert S. "Robbie" Nevil (born October 2, 1958, Los Angeles, California) is an American pop singer, songwriter, producer and guitarist. He is best known for his 1986 Billboard Hot 100 #2 hit, "C'est La Vie".
     Robbie Nevil is Robbie Nevil's first album, released in 1986. It peaked at #37 on the Billboard 200, remaining on the chart for 46 weeks. The album produced three top-15 pop singles: "C'est La Vie" (#2), Dominoes (#14) and "Wot's It To Ya" (#10).
     Robbie Nevil: Vocals, Guitars, Keyboards on Track 4
     Tommy Faragher: Bass, Keyboards, Backing Vocals
     John Van Tongeren: Keyboards, Bass on Track 10
     Judd Lander: Harmonica solo on Track 6
     Boris Williams: Drums), Hi-hat
     Mike Nocito: Cymbal
     Frank Ricotti: Percussion
     Alex Sadkin: Environmental Percussion on Track 4
     Ian Ritchie: Saxophone on Track 5
     Elaine Griffiths, Fiona Griffiths, Carol Kenyon, Chris Thompson, Miriam Stockley, Stevie Lange: Backing Vocals

Ratt - Out of the Cellar

Out of the Cellar
Hard Rock Glam Metal


 1. "Wanted Man"  
 2. "You're in Trouble"  
 3. "Round and Round"  
 4. "In Your Direction"  
 5. "She Wants Money"  
 6. "Lack of Communication"  
 7. "Back for More"  
 8. "The Morning After"  
 9. "I'm Insane"
10. "Scene of the Crime"

     Ratt is an American heavy metal band that had significant commercial success in the 1980s. The band is best known for songs such as "Round and Round," "Wanted Man," "Lay It Down," "You're in Love", "Slip of the Lip", "Back For More", "Dance", "Body Talk", "I Want a Woman", and "Way Cool Jr." Ratt has been recognized as instrumental in the formation of the early 1980s Los Angeles hard rock and glam metal scene.
     Out of the Cellar combined the then-prevalent Van Halen and Aerosmith influenced bravado elements with the then-novel muted, staccato guitar-picking style of Judas Priest.
     The album scored much radio and MTV play with the blockbuster anthem "Round and Round" (which peaked at #12 on the Billboard Hot 100), "Wanted Man", "Back for More", and "Lack of Communication". Pearcy's raspy yet bluesy vocals melded well with the pyrotechnic guitar playing of twin leads Robbin Crosby and Warren DeMartini. Their music videos, especially for that of "Round and Round", exposed them to an impressionable teen audience first tuning into the then fledgling MTV cable network.
     Out of the Cellar became a commercial success, going platinum many times over in the United States as well as making them stars in the Far East. The album catapulted the band to the top, capped off by an incredibly successful world tour that saw the band sell out countless stadiums and arenas worldwide. Out of the Cellar is today widely regarded as the band's best work and a definitive moment in 80s heavy metal.
Tawny Kitaen, High School sweetheart of Crosby, who'd graced the cover of the band's EP from the previous year, agreed to appear on the cover of their debut full-length album. She also appeared in their video for "Back For More" as the girl in the 50s skirt at the jukebox.
     In 1984 the band toured extensively, sharing the stage with such acts as Billy Squier, Ozzy Osbourne, Blackfoot, Iron Maiden, Mötley Crüe, Twisted Sister and Lita Ford.
     "Round and Round" was chosen as #61 on VH1's Greatest Hard Rock Songs Show.

R.E.M. - Chronic Town EP

Chronic Town EP
Alternative Rock


   Side A – "Chronic Town"
01.Wolves, Lower
02.Gardening at Night
03.Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)
   Side B – "Poster Torn"

     On the original vinyl release, R.E.M. labeled the A (or first) side (tracks 1–3) as the "Chronic Town" side and the B (or second) side (tracks 4 and 5) as the "Poster Torn" side. Both are lyrics in the band's song "Carnival of Sorts (Box Cars)".

     Chronic Town is the debut EP by the American alternative rock band R.E.M., released in 1982 on I.R.S. Records. Chronic Town is the first illustration of R.E.M.'s signature musical style: jangling guitars, chords played in arpeggio, murmured vocals, and obscure lyrics.
     The EP was added to the CD edition of the band's rarities compilation album, Dead Letter Office (1987), its only current source of availability on CD. It is, however, available in LP and cassette formats. It was also bundled together with Murmur and Reckoning in the United Kingdom as The Originals in 1995.

Bill Berry – drums, vocals
Peter Buck – guitar
Mike Mills – bass guitar, vocals
Michael Stipe – vocals

Peter Gabriel - So

Peter Gabriel
Progressive Rock Art Rock World Music


01.Red Rain
03.Don't Give Up
04.That Voice Again
05.In Your Eyes
06.Mercy Street
07.Big Time
08.We Do What We're Told (Milgram's 37)
09.This Is the Picture (Excellent Birds)

     Peter Brian Gabriel (born 13 February 1950) is a British singer, musician, and songwriter who rose to fame as the lead vocalist and flautist of the progressive rock group Genesis. After leaving Genesis, Gabriel went on to a successful solo career. More recently he has focused on producing and promoting world music and pioneering digital distribution methods for music. He has also been involved in various humanitarian efforts. In 2007 Gabriel was honoured as a BMI Icon at the 57th annual BMI London Awards for his “influence on generations of music makers.” Gabriel was also awarded the Polar Music Prize in 2009 and inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame as a member of Genesis in 2010.

     This was Gabriel's first studio album to bear an official title from its inception. His previous regular albums were simply titled "Peter Gabriel," including 1982's Security, which was retitled by Gabriel's US label at the time, Geffen Records. Peter Gabriel said in a interview with Smash Hits in 1986 the title "doesn't mean anything. We just liked the form of the word and the two letters. That's all."