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like OMD and that
whats the question?
Gary Numan/Tubeway Army
Yellow Magic Orchestra are also great, though they're a bit earlier.
late 70's me thinks
gary numan that is
Human League, Flock of Seagulls, early Tears for Fears and Eurythmics, Gary Numan, Yazoo. And that.
That's just the popular stuff, i'm sure there's loads of stuff I never heard that was a lot better.
because it was constantly referenced in The Mighty Boosh.
I liked it WAAAAAY before that, when it was on the GTA game. So i'm cool and shit. Whatever.
It's actually a really brilliant song but now everyone's gonna be like "The mighty boosh LOL!" and i didnt know :(
by Yellow Magic Orchestra is a good song.
I didn't realise that was their song originally, I just remember the Eric Clapton version.
they're pretty special.
I seen them live too.
Also all the kool kids know "Are Friends Electric?" is a better song than "Cars" but everyone you play it to will say "Isn't that a Sugarbabes song?" and you will have to hit them.
just came up on shuffle!
Some Great Reward by Depeche Mode
Tin Drum by Japan
Dare! by The Human League
Non Stop Erotic Caberet by Soft Cell
Autobahn by Kraftwerk
These albums will sort you out for synths!
80's synthy stuff is not mentioned too much on DiS. Weird because it was a massively creative time for music, easily as much so as the 60's
There's a really good nine minute version of Smalltown Boy on a 12" of theirs. They also do a great duet with Marc Almond, a cover of I Feel Love and Johnny Remember Me.
The Flirts are excellent, if you want something a bit poppier. Also later Devo (ie. Girl U Want) is pretty good. And get Synthicide by SSQ for a bit of froth.
Also, anything Bobby Orlando has put his name to. Most of his stuff was put out fronted by short lived bands he'd created, much like The Flirts, and most of it's incredibly gay in a fantastic way.
'I believe in you' is an excellent song.
like New Order... but do get in Soft Cell, Non Stop Erotic Cabaret which really, is an essential to any music collection as it pioneered pretty much all of that stuff.
Try the Italo Disco route too.
And jag: www.myspace.com/pristheband
its really good stuff, I wish I knew more about it.
Oh and yes_ check out this... Visage - Frequency 7 (Dance Mix) http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zUrLN2tkoRQ its awsome
where he dances round his static home
does it for me
to be more specific with Cabaret Voltaire, as the early stuff and later stuff are at opposite ends of the spectrum.
'Popcorn' by Hot Butter
that the Germans fucking love synthy stuff! lol
Metamatic is incredible. Similar to Gary Numan but so much better (and I love Numan)
German import of "Never Ending Story" sountrack, (minus Limahl). :)
by the Tornados, 60s synthpop (really). weirder still is that the guitarist George Bellamy is father of him out of Muse.
Heaven 17 "Penthouse and Pavement"
Scritti Politi "Songs to Remember"
Japan "Gentleman Take Poloroids"
BEF "Music for Listening To"
Soft Cell "Non Stop Erotic Cabaret"
Naked Eyes "Burning Bridges"
Howard Jones "Humans Lib"
Bronski Beat "The Age of Consent"
OMD "Architecture and Morality"
duran duran#s first two
OMD Architecture & Morality and Dazzle SHips + Junk Culture
Japan Quiet Life and Gentlemen and Tin Drum
Soft Cell Non Stop Erotic Cabaret reissue with bonus Non Stop Exotic Dancing
Tears For Fears The Hurting
ABC Lexicon Of Love
Thomas Dolby The Golden Age Of Radio
Heaven 17 Penthouse and Pavement
everything Two Mules said
Except about Bronski Beat and Erasure
The first two Human League albums are also ace
but to start
there are two comp albums called Electric and Electric Level 2 that are always cheap on eBay that are pretty good overviews
they are both doubles and include a couple of howlers and omit a couple of obvious ones
but maibnly they are great