Thursday, April 28, 2016

Fatal Morgana - The Destructive Solution (Import CD / 1990)






Another lovely find in the lot of records and CD's I received from my beloved KY & Jules! An old school electronic industrial classic from 1989/1990. In my opinion, this seems to fall more into the middle ground of New Beat and Hard Beat, similar to early A Split Second. The EBM label seems to be a bit of a stretch.

'Glasnost!' is the big hit here. That track wound up on what seemed like, every import electronic compilation back in the day. I've yet to give this entire release a go through, so I might be on the same page as a good portion of you when I say that I've yet to hear the full length. Time will tell and I'll hold my judgement on it. Nonetheless, it is a classic! Hell, it was on the Antler Subway label, who seemed unable to do any wrong with the mass of New Beat / Hard Beat releases from 1989-1991! 

All recordings are from the actual import CD I'm holding in my hands at the moment. The tray art and CD image are my scans. The front art is a discogs steal, sorry (low pixel count). I've included a few bonus tracks too. The vocal version of 'Attention' and the track I used to hear quite a bit back in 1989 ' I Believe (Techno-Club Mix)'. I nicked these from youtube, but they still sound great. Here is the Discogs link for more information on today's release.


The Destructive: Solution

Friday, April 22, 2016

Boytronic - Bryllyant / You (Import CDS / 1988)





Friday synthpop bonus round! This was not part of the lot that I mentioned in the previous post. I grabbed this one via eBay. Not enough has ever been said about Boytronic. Bryllyant electronic / synthpop producers who made some quality tracks back in the day, and even up until the early 2000's! I would highly recommend that You get your hands on all the remastered reissues that are out there. Go here.

Here is one of their well known synthpop classics. All art and recordings are from my CD. Enjoy!


Boytronic: Bryllyant / You

The Invincible Spirit - Current News (Import CD / 1987)






Well, once again it has been far too long since my last post. There is good reason for this. I recently picked up a gigantic mass of records and CD's from two friends. They have called it quits in the DJing world and have taken up a move to sunnier skies...Phoenix. I will be forever grateful to them and will miss their company and friendship. I literally was 'given' 300+ records and 14 large books of CD's. Everything falls into the goth and electronic industrial scene. This brings me to today's post. The Invincible Spirit! Everyone (most everyone) remembers the classic 'Push!'. Here is the full length from which it comes. For more information and back catalogue go here.

I apologize for having to use the Discogs art for this posting. I have the actual CD and a rather tattered and folded tray card. Most of the CD's I received in this lot are missing either the front art or the tray art. Hey, at least I have the actual disc and was able to record it! Enjoy this classic!


The Invincible: Spirit 

Wednesday, April 6, 2016

Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wasteland (CD Reissue / 2001)








Here is the full length expanded re-issue. This was posted (not sure if it was the same version) on a blog I used to follow. That blog has been extinct for some time, but was a daily 'go to' by me for some great rare 80's material. I've decided to re-up the same idea that he had 6 years ago. All the art and the recordings are from my CD. You can find more information on this lovely Australian band here.

On another note, my blog is approaching the 500,000 visit milestone! Incredible to think of. I remember being excited when I had 100 views back when I started this in 2010. I want to thank all of you, my loyal visitors and some new FB friends for sticking with me and randomly commenting. My posts are sporadic, as most of you know. This usually frustrates me when I visit other blogs, so I will try to be a bit more involved in daily posting. Try is the key word. Anywho, thanks all! Enjoy!


Single Gun: Theory

Monday, April 4, 2016

Single Gun Theory - Exorcise This Wateland (Remix) (12 Inch / 1987)




01 Exorcise This Wasteland (Extended Remix) 5:40
02 Exorcise This Wasteland (Dub Mix) 3:12
03 Raise My Soul 3:43

Bonus

04 Exorcise This Wasteland (LP Mix) 4:09






Like my SPK post of recent, this twelve inch falls into my 'discovery' category. The title track shaped much of my listening and purchases back in 1987. I feel that I'm leaving out The Severed Heads in mentioning/posting this, as Single Gun Theory and SPK are from Australia. I will try to change that, so stay tuned. 

The Dub Mix is the hard mix to find, well, outside of this twelve inch. The Extended Remix and 'Raise My Soul' have all been previously released on reissued CD's from the band. I've included the original LP mix of 'Exorcise' for your comparison. All art is from my original 12 inch. The Dub Mix is directly from the record. All other tracks have been taken from the 2001 CD Reissue of 'Exorcise This Wasteland'. I will post that later. Thanks! Enjoy! 


Exorcise This: Wasteland 

Saturday, April 2, 2016

V/A - Hardware Soundtrack (CD / 1990)








The second 'soundtrack' post to go with the previous. This Richard Stanley classic has nothing but 'cult' following all over it. I saw it back in 1990 and thoroughly enjoyed it and the soundtrack. What's not to like about the soundtrack? It has PIL, Ministry and guest appearances by Iggy Pop and Lemmy Kilmister as radio voices, not to mention a ton of samples taken from the movie. Pretty decent for a soundtrack back then!

If you are not familiar with Richard Stanley, do go to the IMDB site for further information. I would highly recommend his 'Dust Devil' movie from 1992. More cult love! Well, this concludes my soundtrack postings for the moment. I usually don't delve into this arena, but couldn't resist given my recent purchases. All art & recordings are from my CD. 'This is Angry Bob...' Enjoy!


Soundtrack: Hardware 

V/A - Terminator Soundtrack (CD Reissue / 1991)








Posting a few soundtracks. Both of these posts are unique. The movie 'The Terminator' came out back in 1984 and was an instant smash. The soundtrack followed typical fare back then, moody electronic synth, almost cheesy in this day and age. I had no idea how inspirational it would be today. There is a massive wave of artists creating similar soundtracks under the guise of 'Retro Wave', Synth Wave' and the likes. It's been going on for years! The recreations are astounding and seem to fit perfectly in that early 80's electronic synth sound. 


My real reason for posting this, beyond the 'classic' obvious, is the fact that I found this CD for $1 at my local Goodwill. Perfect condition too! Needless to say, it is up for sale on Discogs and it does not go for cheap! All art & recordings are from my personal copy. Enjoy the large chunk of cheese...lol! 


The Terminator: Soundtrack

Friday, April 1, 2016

SPK - Breathless (12 Inch / 1987)




01 Breathless (Extended Remix) 7:39
02 Wired For Sound (RRR Mix) 4:48






I've had this 12 inch on the chopping block for some time. I did the recordings months ago, but had not started with the art, until today. It required a bit of work and now looks right and proper! I love this track by SPK. It's actually the first song I had ever heard by them. I have to thank my friend John for introducing them to me back in 1987. The CD 'Gold And Poison' was a favorite (I'd love to see it expanded and remastered). It will always take me back to those early days of discovering new and unique electronic and industrial acts! Here is the extended version for you to enjoy! All art and recordings are from my 12 inch.


SPK: Breathless 

Saturday, March 26, 2016

The Members - Going West (Import CD Reissue / 1997)








Everyone knows the track 'Working Girl' right? Ok, some of us do. What I found odd was that it charted on the Billboard Rock charts at number 34 back in March of 1983, but never crossed over to the Hot 100 charts. I used to hear it on the radio quite frequently back in the day and automatically assumed it was a Top 40. Just goes to show...perception and reality.

Anywho, here is the reissue version of their 1983 LP 'Going West'. It has also been previously released as 'Uprhythm Downbeat' back in 1982, so it had been around for quite a while, giving the 'Working Girl' track plenty of time to develop as a hit. What's really a rush is that most UK folk will recall when the band was punk, just as punk was beginning to fade. The bands punk hit 'The Sound Of The Suburbs' made waves throughout the UK, but never reached the US. It wasn't until MTV began that The Members would reach the US with the track 'Working' Girl'. 
All recording and art are taken from my import release. Enjoy!


The Members: Going West

Moving Pictures - Days Of innocence (Import CD Reissue / 1982)








Some random posts today. This and a few others that I will be posting are newly listed and for sale on the Discogs site. I never really knew too much about the artist, so I have limited input, but here is the Wikipedia information regarding the band. Perhaps you will enjoy this slice of 80's Pop Rock. As usual, all art & recordings are from my personal CD.

"Although they had many fine songs to their credit, it's the Number one single from 1982, 'What About me?', that this band will always be remembered for. That sweeping ballad, led by the all-powerful vocalist Alex Smith doesn't really represent the rocking side of the band. They also wrote Joni And Romeo, Bustin' Loose and Spies.
Moving Pictures is one of the most successful Australian bands, both at home and abroad, of the last couple decades. Formed in Sydney in 1979, they had originally set out to be a good hard rocking pub band. Ironically, it was a stirring pop ballad from their 1981 debut album that made their name and fortune. 'What About Me?' was a massive hit in Australia and went on to be a Number One in 20 U.S. States and spent 43 consecutive weeks on the U.S. Billboard Charts." 


Moving Pictures: Days Of Innocence