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seamus
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Joined: May 07, 2003
Posts: 462
From: Portland
Posted: 2004-11-24 3:14 pm   Permalink

Bau Haus. I DJ'd a big halloween party last month and got to pull out all my old 80's goth stuff. Lot's of fun. There were even a few people there who recognized some of those old tunes- which made the whole thing worth it. I heard that Bowie once said that he considered BauHaus his successor. I dunno, perhaps it's an urban legend, but they sure do the job on Ziggy Stardust.
I heard Peter Murphy has a new album out. What a voice.
I'm sure David J is still rocking. Love and Rockets are still going aren't they?


 
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vintagegirl
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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-11-24 5:43 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-24 13:58, tikibars wrote:
Sylvian's "Secrets of the Beehive" (1987) might be in my top 3 records of all time.



I saw that tour in 1988 at the Wiltern theater in Los Angeles. It was, essentially, a religious experience for me. Barbieri and Jansen were of course there. The only one absent to complete the Japan line-up was Mick Karn. I got to meet Steve Jansen briefly after the show. I asked him if they would be playing the states more often and he said that if it were up to him, he would. (What did that mean?) Anyway, I think he was drunk by that point, but he was gracious enough to take a dorky fan photo with me. My "Trophies" lyric book from that tour is one of my most prized possessions. I don't care that they go for over $200 on eBay.

Hey has anybody seen the film "Made in Sheffield"? It came out a couple of years ago and is all about the Sheffield music scene in England and early new wave music. I haven't seen it yet, but am curious how it is.
http://www.sheffieldvision.com/


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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-11-25 11:10 am   Permalink

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On 2004-11-24 17:43, vintagegirl wrote:
I asked him if they would be playing the states more often and he said that if it were up to him, he would. (What did that mean?)



He probably meant that tours are dictated not by the desires of the band, but by their record labels, who are looking at profits and the bottom line. As big Sylvian fans as we are, the fact is that his following is pretty small, and Virgin (his label, until recently) isn't going to put him on tour unless he can bring in some cash... which, unfortunately, he can't (as evidenced by the fact that 80% of the dates on his 2002 tour were cancelled). He still does well in Europe and the far east, but not enough of us yanks ever caught on to his tunes to make more frequent touring worthwhile for the label, even if the band might want to.


 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-11-27 5:55 pm   Permalink

I just put a HUGE lot of 1980s vinyl LPs up on Ebay, including stuff by a lot of the bands mentioned in this thread. I know there's an Ebay forum now, but it seemed more appropriate to mention it here, since it's not Tiki items that I listed.

http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&category=29857&item=4056138431

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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-27 10:48 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-23 15:40, Geeky Tiki wrote:
I used to be absolutely sure that that one song they did was "Girls on Pills."

I was crestfallen when someone told me the real lyrics.



I knew all the lyrics when I was 11, but had no idea what it was really about until I saw the long version of the video......


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cynfulcynner
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Joined: Mar 24, 2002
Posts: 1800
From: Ocean Beach, San Francisco
Posted: 2004-11-27 10:54 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-23 17:30, Geeky Tiki wrote:
I dug "I Want Candy."

Candy, in this case, was a euphemism.



I never figured out the true meaning of that one either.

I didn't know a song had dirty lyrics unless Tipper Gore said so.


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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2004-11-28 8:23 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-24 12:20, vintagegirl wrote:
I actually got to meet Claudia Brucken a couple of years ago when she sang back up for Paul Humpreys (from OMD) here in LA.




Did Paul Humphreys play solo, or was this with OMD?


 
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tikibars
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Joined: Apr 11, 2002
Posts: 2024
From: Aku Hall, Chicago
Posted: 2004-11-29 01:43 am   Permalink

Brucken and Humphreys did a tour together doing Propaganda and OMD tunes (and some new stuff) a few years ago.

 
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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 424
From: Penna
Posted: 2004-11-30 1:54 pm   Permalink

I love 80s new wave/new romantic stuff, so I am enjoying this thread. I love Japan and VISAGE!!!!
I have a question about a new song that I heard on the radio, it is about a woman who still loves 80's music and how out of touch she is with today's sound, it goes something like "she wishes it were 1985, Springsteen Madonna before there was Nirvana." Does anyone know who sings this, it sounds like its Good Charlotte or one of those new pop/pink bands.


 
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tiki mick
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Joined: Aug 11, 2003
Posts: 398
From: Socal
Posted: 2004-11-30 2:21 pm   Permalink

Could it be from the new Gwen Stephani album? I heard it was very retro-80's.

 
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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 424
From: Penna
Posted: 2004-11-30 4:16 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-30 14:21, tiki mick wrote:
Could it be from the new Gwen Stephani album? I heard it was very retro-80's.


I havent heard Gwen's album, but the song I am referring to had a guy singing. By the way I read somewhere that Gwen loves Duran Duran.


 
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vintagegirl
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Joined: Jun 12, 2002
Posts: 542
From: Los Angeles
Posted: 2004-11-30 4:17 pm   Permalink

TikiGoddess, it's a song called "1985" by Bowling for Soup. I heard it a few weeks ago too only I thought it sounded like Weird Al Yankovic. Here's the lyrics:
http://www.azlyrics.com/lyrics/bowlingforsoup/1985.html

This is the kind of bland generic pop band that I really can't stand in contemporary music. I've never even heard of them before and they are already appearing at the Mall of America (how fitting) for some tree lighting ceremony.


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Trader Woody
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Joined: Mar 25, 2002
Posts: 2301
From: Tiki Manor, Forest of Bowland,UK
Posted: 2004-11-30 4:25 pm   Permalink

All these albums you mention and many more of the same ilk are available for about 50 cents in any English charity shop. Please feel free to come over and help free up the space.

Trader Woody




 
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martiki
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Joined: Mar 29, 2002
Posts: 3058
From: http://www.smugglerscovesf.com
Posted: 2004-11-30 4:29 pm   Permalink

By the way, Gwen's solo album features contributions from Martin Gore, New Order, and Wendy & Lisa!!


What I've heard of it so far isn't that great, sadly.


 
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TikiGoddess
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Joined: Nov 06, 2002
Posts: 424
From: Penna
Posted: 2004-11-30 4:47 pm   Permalink

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On 2004-11-30 16:17, vintagegirl wrote:
TikiGoddess, it's a song called "1985" by Bowling for Soup....


Hey thanks!! I saw them on TV doing the theme to that new Gilligan's Island reality show and I thought they had a lousy name for a band. But thats another topic!


 
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