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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:45 pm

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:42 am

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 18, 2010 10:43 pm

Greetings,

This is probably as good a time as any to point out a few of the bands in this countdown are quite obscure and not particularly well known. Many of these bands never actually had any "film clips". Therefore what I can find of them on Youtube may well be limited, and the couple of tracks I find may not actually be amongst their best recordings... this is the case with Barcelona. Anyway, these two should be enough to get the idea.




I Have The Password To Your Shell Account: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK_auSmU ... playnext=1


Studio Hair Gel (James Figurine remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68olswPeR2E

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"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby zavk » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:04 am

Never heard of this Barcelona, but I like 'James Figurine', otherwise known as Jimmy Tamborello, or Dntel, or the other half of Postal Service. *beep beep beep* :)
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Aug 19, 2010 2:10 am

Greetings Zavk,

Which I imagine is precisely why his remix of Studio Hair Gel is on Youtube, rather than the far superior original version. James Figurine was also in a band Figurine who probably would have made the Retro Rockers list if it extended to 101 bands. They were a very good synth band, I think also on the same label as Barcelona (hence the remix).

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:59 pm

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 21, 2010 3:49 am

Greetings,

Unfortunately Youtube seems to have none of Boxcar's mid-90's material, so I'll have to settle for some of their late 80's tunes instead...




Lelore (Remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nop1swaa ... re=related


Insect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pChQ6J0 ... re=related

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:41 pm

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:52 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby davcuts » Mon Aug 23, 2010 8:42 pm

Does anyone want to make a bet that Pet Shop Boys is going to be # 1? Or it could be Carter USM? So which is it Retro you're taking too long to get to #1 :tongue:

BTW Retro what do you think of La Roux? I can't get enough of them, being I'm a big 80's synth pop fan.

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Tue Aug 24, 2010 1:32 am

Greetings David,

Nice to see you drop by!

:twothumbsup:

I guess you'll just have to wait and see. :tongue:

As for La Roux, I certainly do like some of their songs, especially Bulletproof!

Speaking of synths and such, #70 on my list is an Irish synthpop band named after an old Human League song. These two songs are good, but not their best ones... again, their Youtube content is rather limited.




Search For Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3FgIFEa ... ure=autofb


Audio Gothic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg829kgG ... re=related

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:44 am

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby Kim OHara » Wed Aug 25, 2010 7:32 am

Hi, Retro,
There's a really obvious cheap joke about the alignment of this band's name and its position on your list but I am *not* going to make it.
So there.
:tongue:
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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:51 pm

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:43 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:07 am

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:14 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby Aloka » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:30 pm

Aaargh ! Never heard of quite a lot of these people ! ................ :alien:


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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby retrofuturist » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:36 pm

"Do not force others, including children, by any means whatsoever, to adopt your views, whether by authority, threat, money, propaganda, or even education." - Ven. Thich Nhat Hanh

"The uprooting of identity is seen by the noble ones as pleasurable; but this contradicts what the whole world sees." (Snp 3.12)

"To argue with a person who has renounced the use of reason is like administering medicine to the dead" - Thomas Paine

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Postby christopher::: » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:00 am

"As Buddhists, we should aim to develop relationships that are not predominated by grasping and clinging. Our relationships should be characterised by the brahmaviharas of metta (loving kindness), mudita (sympathetic joy), karuna (compassion), and upekkha (equanimity)."
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