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posted a comment on David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). over 2 years ago
Come to think of it, this could pay my monthly rent. Buy the 180 g puppy @ Amazon for a retail price, then sell it at e-Dumb for several 100 $$.
posted a comment on David Bowie - ★ (Blackstar). over 2 years ago
Amen to that!! . . . . . . .
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Musique Pour Supermarché = Music For Supermarkets. over 2 years ago
It is, but yet, the owner of the single copy MUST be amongst us somewhere, as the images look pretty original. Unless they were nicked somewhere off the Internet when this entry was first created...
posted a comment on Jean Michel Jarre* - Oxygène. over 2 years ago
No :) First CDs came in 1983.
posted a review of Syncronize - Gimme Your Love. over 2 years ago
Horrible lead vocals. This is a perfect recipe how to waste a great early 1990s club house track. It totally escapes me why they hadn't let someone of the likes of Sonia Davis do the lead vocals instead. Plus, the vocals sound electronically pitched up ... See full review
posted a comment on Leftfield - Alternative Light Source. over 2 years ago
We should be thankful after all! I mean, 16 years ago, we were almost sure that "Rhythm and Stealth" would be the very last we'd hear of this amazing (then-)duo for all times to come. And now...lo' and behold...a new album! Albeit without Daley, ... See full review
posted a comment on Clio & Kay. over 2 years ago
Ever heard of Kiwi & Tess? Well, this is *exactly* the Italian response on those two sisters from Denmark. Both of them real hookers as well, and even nearly the same sound.
posted a review of Argentina - Let's All Dance. over 2 years ago
Not my cup of tea. Though I've got nothing against italo-disco, I always dislike it if italo-disco of the very end of the 1980s has got this PWL (Pete Waterman) sound like Sinitta and others. If I really wanted to listen to PWL sound (should hell ever be ... See full review
posted a comment on 4 Factory - Give Me More. over 2 years ago
The "Written By" provided on the media is a lie at great part. To an attentive listener, the keyboard hooks will sound *very* familiar for a reason, because they are in fact taken from an Italo-Disco classic that dates back to 1982, namely "Face To Face, ... See full review
posted a comment on Glass Pyramid - Glass Pyramid. over 3 years ago
This one, albeit not really loud, sounded a bit over-compressed all the same when I checked this out. And so, my audio editor proved me right because it showed clearly that they used a very questionable technique to "remaster" this classic. They simply ... See full review
posted a comment on Popsicles - Little Rocker / These Are The Good Times. over 3 years ago
You can say that again! And thanks for pointing out the thing about the two versions! Taking your note as a basis, I could figure out the "correct" video on YT for the version that is on THIS record! Besides, I think they're not so difficult to ... See full review
posted a review of Ben* - Just Give Love A Try / I Would Have To Be A Fool. over 3 years ago
this is an excellent jam! the price, albeit pretty insane, is certainly made worthwhile by the quality of this track again :)
posted a comment on Yello - Bostich. over 3 years ago
This is one of THE Yello classics.
Besides ... "Bostich" - What the heck is this? Well, this enigmatic term might probably only become clear if you know a little Swiss German, the native language of the Yello guys - or, alternatively, the US brand. A ... See full review
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posted a review of Silent Circle - Love Is Just A Word. over 3 years ago
Lord have mercy! Axel, how could you EVER do that? I would never have thought that Silent Circle could sound like Die Flippers or Fernando Express, but they did make it happen! This is finest "schlager jelly" that also your granny would fall in ... See full review
posted a review of Chocolate Lips - Chocolate Lips. over 3 years ago
VERY sought-after J-Funk/-Soul album! Unfortunately, I can't rate this 5 stars, as the squeaky "teenage" lead vocals are really weak. This will soon occur to the attentive listener when headphones are used. There must be either lots and lots of chorus ... See full review
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submitted Various - Turkish Folksongs And Instrumental Music. over 3 years ago
posted a review of ORM, Kamelie - Tropic. over 3 years ago
Don't let yourself get confused by the "ORM, Kamelie" titling. Actually there are no more than three vocal tracks on there with Hana & Dana singing (first two on A and first on B). So this one in fact turned out to be an electronic instrumental album at ... See full review
posted a comment on A.B.'s* - Deja Vu. over 3 years ago
Reminds me quite a bit of J.P. "Bluey" Maunick of Incognito fame. Great stuff.
submitted Pedro Miguel Y Sus Maracaibos - Con Sabor A Cuba. over 3 years ago
submitted Various - Narada Guitar 2. over 3 years ago
posted a review of Kylie Mole - So Excellent / I Go I Go. over 3 years ago
Ooargh, this is unbearable. While the backing groove sounds like that of a PWL production (ironically enough, they produced Mole's namesake Kylie MINOGUE at that time and her songs were exactly in the same style), her vocal abilities are nothing to write ... See full review
posted a comment on Dr. Albert Fann* And The Higher Minds - The Ballad Of Derrick Gordon. over 3 years ago
:) Well, seen this many times here on Marketplace, however I have no idea why sellers do that. Even $99,999 and other crazy sums. I assume that it's mostly meant to be understood as a placeholder where the sellers want SANE buyers to make them a ... See full review
posted a comment on Martin Kesici - So What...!?. over 3 years ago
Martin on ISLAND RECORDS! 'Bout time damnit! And this wonderful "Leaving You For Me" song on it. I like it, especially the video, where the artist for one was allowed to stay himself instead of being forced by the A&R staff to wear these godawful ... See full review
posted a comment on Toomy Disco - Age Of The Jaguar E.P.. over 3 years ago
Track A2, "Age of the Jaguar" is a remake of "You Got Something Special" by LEMELLE released in 1982 on Leviticus Int'l Records.
posted a review of Jewel (3) - Paradise / You And I. over 3 years ago
What an Earth Wind & Fire soundalike production. Even their main guy sings in that exact same falsetto style like Philip Bailey! But it's a good track, after all.
posted a comment on Noriki* - Dream Cruise. over 3 years ago
It annoys the heck out of me as well that Amazon JP only allows downloads of digital tracks for residents of Japan. However, what they probably haven't thought about is that this will drive people into downloading things from obscure sources, i. e. from ... See full review
posted a comment on Paul McCartney - McCartney II. over 4 years ago
'Scuse me, but we must not have been listening to the same album. Kraftwerk in there? Where? Far from it methinks.
posted a comment on Javiera Mena. over 4 years ago
HAHA true. And her brand new song, Espada, even sounds like Italo-Disco blended with quite a spoonful of 80s Pet Shop Boys. Seriously.
posted a comment on Bleu Nuit - Un An Sans Toi. over 4 years ago
What an obscure one! This sounds like an early '80s OMD track with French vocals added to it. :)
posted a comment on Felecia Harte* - My Mystical Fire. over 4 years ago
Instrumental with this artist would be better in any case, since I think she can't hold a tune in a bucket.
posted a comment on Stock Aitken Waterman* - Stock Aitken Waterman Gold. over 4 years ago
Wow, the world's longest single! ;-) Seriously though, without watching your hi-fi CD player or your MP3 playing software "at work", it may sometimes get difficult to tell where the one song ends and the other begins! ;)
submitted Various - In-Cafe's Cool Vol. II. over 4 years ago
submitted Various - Es Geht Voran! - 30 Neue Deutsche Welle Tracks 2. over 4 years ago
submitted Various - Es Geht Voran! - 30 Neue Deutsche Welle Tracks 1. over 4 years ago
added Fresh Familee - Alles Frisch to their collection. over 4 years ago
submitted Roh - Onanie Ist Voll In Ordnung, Egal Wie Alt Du Bist. over 4 years ago
submitted Various - Der Arsch '95. over 4 years ago
posted a comment on Mike Jemison - Mike Jemison. over 4 years ago
1989, really? Sounds like produced in 1976 - no kidding. :)
posted a comment on Tutt Band - Tutt Band. over 4 years ago
Totally my impression as well. Doesn't sound like anything released in 1988. ;) Spot-on with 1984 (or even 1983).
posted a comment on The S.O.S. Band. over 4 years ago
Not necessarily. If this back catalogue you're speaking of is tampered with again, I'll gladly prefer the original releases to the re-releases. Because for some reason these days, they have such a great affinity to adapt the classic sound to ... See full review
posted a comment on Yasuko Agawa - Gravy. over 4 years ago
Good question. Probably due to a mistranslation, since there are quite a lot of Japanese words to which you cannot always find an English term that will directly convey the meaning intended.
posted a comment on Circle City Band - Circle City Band. over 4 years ago
2 LPs for only roughly 50 minutes of music? That's very odd, and quite a waste. Getting 25 minutes on one LP side is really no rocket science anymore. UNLESS this is meant to be a 2 x 12'' release (i. e. two EPs, not LPs) - in which case a format change ... See full review
posted a comment on Brakes (2) - Fire Girl. over 4 years ago
Casual-T indeed rings a bell, many thanks for the reply. So I will let my post stay for the time being, so that others get warned as well.
posted a comment on Verheyen & Vanvaeck - Be Strong / La Viña. over 4 years ago
Just in case anyone is wondering about the sample source: it is taken from "Maniac" by Michael Sembello (from "Flashdance", 1983).
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submitted Various - Mare De Soare. over 4 years ago
posted a review of Various - Disco Discharge. Disco Boogie. over 4 years ago
Warning! If you value dynamic range in disco music, i. e. to have the soft and loud parts exactly as specified by the original engineer(s), STAY AWAY from this release, since it has been literally mastered to death!! With 2005+ pop music, this might be ... See full review
posted a comment on George F. Smallwood* & Marshmellow Band - You Know I Love You. over 4 years ago
unlikely IMO, sounds 1981 or 1982 to me