Tag Archives: 1984

all about money and personal space

Hey! how about a reprint of Spontaneous Overthrow’s “All About Money” album (New-Ark 1984)? Urgently!?! Its hazy title track alone is utterly brilliant – and you can hear both Mr Burns and Dr Dylan in it if you listen closely to the outro. Discovered it via Chocolate Industries’ mighty “Personal Space – Electronic Soul 1974-1984” v/a cd / clear vinyl 2lp (2012) – another winner, not just for fans of Sly, Timmy or Shuggie but also for fans of James & Paradinas! Just listen to Starship Commander Woo Woo’s “Master ship (excerpt)” below.
http://www.discogs.com/artist/Spontaneous+Overthrow
http://blog.wfmu.org/freeform/2010/05/spontaneous-overthrow.html
http://www.musicismysanctuary.com/forgotten-treasure-spontaneous-overthrow-all-about-money-1984/
http://www.chocolateindustries.com/blog/2012/02/personal-space/
http://www.chocolateindustries.com/catalogue/personalspace.php

Advertisements

dave tompkins & hip hop


“When Russell Simmons first heard It’s yourson the radio, his mind was blown by T La Rock‘s “40-letter words.” He immediately sought out the song’s producer, Rick Rubinaka “Flip Loogan” … from the incomparable nay mighty Dave Tompkins‘ review of “Def Jam Recordings: the first 25 years of the last great record label” by Bill Adler, Dan Charnas et al. (Rizzoli 2011-10-11, ISBN 9780847833719). Do check Tompkins‘ Pulitzer on steroids Miami bass history too! And more on his 2010 vocoder book via http://uzine.posterous.com/stevie-roger-and-the-vocoder-book !
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/7420271/dave-tompkins-t-la-rock-lost-memories-def-jam-first-rapper
http://www.grantland.com/story/_/id/8240657/nat-moore-dolphins-history-miami-bass
http://pitchfork.com/features/articles/8851-big-fun-in-the-big-town/
http://www.rizzoliusa.com/book.php?isbn=9780847833719
http://mhpbooks.com/books/how-to-wreck-a-nice-beach/
http://howtowreckanicebeach.com/


bullion’s age of self

Media_httpf0bcbitscom_eebmg

Grrreatt to see Bullion cover Robert Wyatt‘s utterly majesticThe age of self(Rough Trade 1984) … do check its lyrics! (Heh heh, waiting for the day when Project Mooncircle release the next tribute to the one and only Bawb.)
http://shop.bullionness.com/album/love-me-oh-please-love-me
http://essentiallyeclectic.wordpress.com/tag/bullion/
http://soundcloud.com/bullionness/the-age-of-self

mtume’s best reissued

Yay! Mtume‘s best lp – You, Me And He(Epic 1984) – to be / has been reissued on cd by Funky Town Grooves, with bonus tracks viz. 12″ sides … Sadly, no 12″ versions of “Tie me up” have been included, though.
http://www.funkytowngrooves.co.uk/NEW-ARRIVALS-/84/Mtume-You-Me-And-He_Expanded-Edition/3280
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/You,_Me_and_He_(album)
http://www.xyberweb.com/freestyle/mtume.htm
http://www.dvrepublic.com/view.php?stid=16
http://www.soulfunkmusic.com/mtume.htm
http://www.soulwalking.co.uk/Mtume.html

H17 C64

Heaven 17 using a Commodore 64 in 1983 … halfway between thìs vanguard masterpiece 12″ ep (1979) and thàt Detroitish slice of pre techno (1984) … Hey! and don’t forget to check that brand new Sid Chip Sounds: The Music Of The Commodore 64v/a 2lp (19 tracks) or cd (18 tracks) on Robot Elephant … and do check our review of “Micro_superstarz_2000” (Domizil 2000) via http://uzine.posterous.com/issn-13773828 … or those Input 64 (A Collection Of Commodore 64 Game Music 1984-1989)and Output 64 (Input 64 Remixed – 15 Ideas How To Treat Commodore 64 Game Tunes In The 21st Century)v/a comps on Enduro / LadoMat (2001) … (RIP Jack Tramiel 1928-2012.)
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Commodore_64
http://c64-music.blogspot.com/
http://c64music.blogspot.com/
http://www.c64audio.com/
http://www.remix64.com/
http://www.hvsc.c64.org/

czukay ’84

Holger Czukay having fun in 1984 …
http://www.czukay.de/
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Holger_Czukay
http://www.discogs.com/Holger-Czukay-The-Photo-Song/master/136889

ulloh there

Of course …  [Tnx Em!]
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hello_(Lionel_Richie_song)
http://uzine.posterous.com/lionel-lost-for-cash