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The beat goes on and on and on and on and on and on...

Everybody loves the drum fill from "In The Air Tonight". Here, have a 30-minute loop of it. (SLYT) (Previously.)
posted by asterix on Apr 5, 2014 - 102 comments

When this mashup hits 88 mph, you're going to see some serious ...

ElectroSound — Back to the '80s (Huey Lewis vs. INXS vs. Lipps, Inc. vs. Ray Parker, Jr.). (via Bootie Blog) (artist's FB)
posted by WCityMike on Jul 21, 2013 - 23 comments

'80s Emiliano melodic pro-Soviet punk

CCCP Fedeli alla linea was an Italian "Emilian1 melodic music pro-Soviet punk" band that performed and recorded between 1981 and 1990, disbanding on the same day as German reunification. For those who can read Italian, here is their story in their words. For the rest of us, Wikpedia does a pretty good job of thumbnailing the group, calling their sound a "genre-defying convergence of militant rock, industrial music, Folk, electropop, Middle Eastern music, and even chamber music." CCP's final album was Epica Etica Etnica Pathos (Epic, Ethics, Ethnic, Pathos), recorded live in an abandoned farmhouse/villa in the Romagna countryside. (exterior shot, and a couple more pics on this page) [more inside]
posted by taz on Jun 16, 2013 - 9 comments

"She's a rock 'n' roll chick and she's looking like a star"

Gloria, the first video from the fantastic Dutch musician Junkie XL's new album Synthesized, is a deadpan love letter to the cheesy music videos of the late '80s, early '90s. [more inside]
posted by quin on Dec 3, 2012 - 20 comments

tonight! AT THE JUNGLE CLUB

A flickr set of Ottawa punks from the mid-'80s. [more inside]
posted by TheWhiteSkull on Jan 13, 2012 - 22 comments

The Cinefamily

If you were a fan of shows like Night Flight, then The Cinefamily theatre blog is for you: Michael Jackson: Unauthorized! :: THOR: Bootleg Version :: Fassbinder soundtracks :: Sci-Fi Cover Art Hall of Fame :: The Last Unicorn :: Echoes From A Somber Empire :: Thrashin' ('80s skateboard) :: Mondo Wizard Battles :: Afterschool Specials :: Negativland :: Found Animation :: The Great Ecstasy of the Woodcarver Steiner + How Much Wood Would a Woodchuck Chuck :: Burt Reynolds Supercut :: Tex Avery vs. Jay Ward :: Dumb Names In Movies! :: North Korea-A-Rama (The Red Chapel) :: Mondo Logo 1 + 2 :: Chuck Norris
posted by puny human on Jul 18, 2011 - 6 comments

The Feelies

The Feelies play David Bowie's Fame in Something Wild .
posted by puny human on Jun 5, 2010 - 18 comments

'80s Obscura

Obscure, overlooked, early '80s new wave/electro/artpunk. JOHN FEKNER CITY SQUAD: Player on left. Try 2 4 5 7 9 11. Or better just listen to them all. Eighties synth wave doesn't get much better than this. Sound collage at the next level. Throbbing synths + icy guitar: Beautiful Skin - Harsh distraction. Gods of psychedelic coldwave, Lives of Angels (Gallis Pole). Trees: Sleep Convention. And Necropolis of Love (yes, that is how we danced in the eighties).
posted by puny human on May 11, 2010 - 13 comments

Scientific Squadron Dynaman

USA Night Flight presents Dynaman. 1980s. "Plot -- The Jashinka empire (Combination of the Japanese words for 'evil,' (Jashin) and 'evolution' (Shinka) as an English Word as evilution ) rises from the depths of the Earth to conquer the world. To stop them, Dr. Yumeno assembles five inventors to his laboratory, Yumeno Invention Laboratory and gives them the power to become Dynamen. Each member has their own goal, but as the Scientific Squadron Dynaman, they are united to stop the Jashinka empire in their tracks." There is also a flying octopus.
posted by vronsky on Mar 1, 2009 - 18 comments

Somewhere in the crowd... sometimes you find someone very special. Someone who sees light in the dark.

Between 1981 and 1984, the first network for kids broadcast an unusual show called THE THIRD EYE [more inside]
posted by cinemafiend on Mar 19, 2008 - 47 comments

Xerox stains on yr fingers

Flipside No. 1. Before MTV and Vans got ahold of it, this is what punk rock looked like: Tiny, grimy, Xeroxed and rad. Tip o' the hat to the Boingstaz and our own Mr. Bali Hai
posted by arto on Jan 29, 2005 - 6 comments

Robotron: 2084.

Robotron: 2084. Presented is an interview with the creator of the fantastic game from the mid 80s; regarding the design of enemies in the game, he has this to say: "Some of the most interesting and deadly aspects of the enemies were bugs caused by improperly terminated boundary conditions in the algorithms. Often these bugs produced behavior far more interesting and psychotic then anything I conceived of." There are many more interviews of classic game authors in the book which is the source for this interview, James Hague's Halcyon Days. (Link thanks to Glish.)
posted by moz on Aug 2, 2002 - 32 comments

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