22 nov. 2010, 19h52m par Dr-Doctor
12 déc. 2008, 10h22m par Thelonious9Mon 8 Dec – The Human League, ABC, Heaven 17
This is the second year running for us seeing Human League just before Christmas at Hammy A. It’s becoming our Jack and The Beanstalk. Except that the pedigree of these three bands raises this above the ‘80s nostalgia panto circuit.
Heaven 17 get things off to a good start with (We Don’t Need This) Fascist Groove Thang and close with a barnstorming Temptation which is as good as anything I’ve heard live this year.
It would be tempting to say that ABC are the cheese in the sandwich except they’re far too knowing for that. Still, we get all the expected hits: Poison Arrow, When Smokey Sings and The Look of Love. Martin Fry still looking sharp.
Then the headliners. Last year we got Dare all the way through. This year, although there are tracks from all parts of HL's career, that album still dominates the setlist, from opener Seconds, through the highlights Open Your Heart, Love Action (I Believe In Love) and The Sound Of The Crowd, to the inevitable Don’t You Want Me. …
14 mai 2007, 21h21m par momosupermoI've been listening to music for a long time. New styles and sounds come and go, but I always return to one genre and one era - early 80s synthpop. It was called many things in its time, most notably New Romanticism, but the best exponents of the genre always had one eye on pop. And there were always synths!
I know as soon as I finish this, someone will come along and remind me about some excellent band I've forgotten. and I would encourage you to do so, so I can make my top 20 definitive.
So let's start at the top...
These guys were the business. Quality, style, integrity and craft all wrapped up in iconic packaging. I never knew what was coming next, but it was always of the highest quality and it was always astounding.
Best album: Gentlemen Take Polaroids
Best single: The Art Of Parties
2. Depeche Mode
Pre- and post-Vince Clarke Depeche Mode were like two different bands. I was about 15 when I first heard their poppy stuff and when Gore took over, they went into some darker territory…
25 juin 2006, 18h44m par momosupermoI think I did this wrong because I actually thought about it rather than taking random tracks. I really wanna see the movie now...!
Opening credits: Owari no Kisetsu
Waking Up: The Morning Fog
Falling in Love: Lovelight or Open Your Heart
Fight scene: 20th Century Dreaming (A Shaman's Song)
Breaking up: Ask
Getting back together: Through the Fire
Secret Love: Don't Let The Teardrops Rust Your Shining Heart
Life's okay: Heroes
Mental breakdown: Breaking Glass
Driving Flashback: Burning Bridges
Partying: Got Me Like Oh
Happy dance: Tibetan Dance
Long night alone: Winner Takes It All
Final Battle: Maganona
Death scene: Soz Bitti
Ending credit: Iceblink Luck