Thompson Twins – “Love On Your Side” (Rap Boy Rap 12″)…

Artist: Thompson Twins
Title: Love On Your Side (Rap Boy Rap 12″)
Year: 1983
Label: Arista

Thompson Twins – “Love On Your Side” (Rap Boy Rap 12″) (mp3)

 

 

Music Video: Thompson Twins – “Love On Your Side”…

Visage – “Fade To Grey” (12″)

This is such a beautiful song composed by British artist Steve Strange in December 1980. Fade To Grey has that French emotional melody and elegant groove, with English vocals accompanied with French spoken words by a female. Good old 1980 sustained eighth-note octave synth bassline, Roland CR-78 drum-machine, and synth drum slams & hits. The track is like an uplifting passion of the French food with the deepness of French wine that screams falling in love and having sex with a French mistress, covered in French chocolat (sho-ko-la).

Visage – “Fade To Grey” (12″)…

Artist: Visage
Title: Fade To Grey (12″ Version)
Year: 1980
Label: Polydor

Visage – “Fade To Grey” (12″) (mp3)

 

 

Music Video: Visage – “Fade To Grey”…

Trio – “Da Da Da” (12″ Version)

Trio – “Da Da Da” (I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha) (12″ Version)…

Artist: Trio
Title: Da Da Da (I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha) (12″ Version)
Year: 1982
Label: Mercury Records

Trio – “Da Da Da” (I Don’t Love You You Don’t Love Me Aha Aha Aha) (12″ Version) (mp3)

 

Tears For Fears – “Change” (Extended Version)…

Artist: Tears For Fears
Title: Change (Extended Version)
Year: 1983
Label: Mercury Records

Tears For Fears – “Change” (Extended Version) (mp3)

 

Tears For Fears – “Pale Shelter” (Extended Version)…

Artist: Tears For Fears
Title: Pale Shelter (Extended Version)
Year: 1982, 1983
Label: Mercury Records, Phonogram Records

Tears For Fears – “Pale Shelter” (Extended Version) (mp3)

 

Hashmoder's "STABBING BASSLINE" Stamp Of Aproval

Front Line Assembly is a Canadian industrial/EBM band formed by Bill Leeb in 1986 after leaving Skinny Puppy (another Canadian industrial/EBM band).

In 1990, I was in Chicago buying records and CD’s. I was looking for industrial music. With the help of one of the store’s staff who was exposing me to a lot of industrial music artists, he placed this particular CD single in my hand (the very same one pictured above). He was kind enough to unwrap and put it inside a CD player. And then he handed me the heaphones and made me listen to Provision. I was immediately blown away from the very first beat/note. After few measures, the pulsating & punchy basslines kicked in. Knocked me off my feet. I just had to have it. So I bought it.

Front Line Assembly – “Provision”…

Artist: Front Line Assembly
Title: Provision
Year: 1990
Label: Wax Trax! Records

Front Line Assembly – “Provision” (mp3)

 

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I bless 2011 to be a great year for music and music-bloggers everywhere.

I bought this CDi single from Chicago back in 1989, when I was a freshman in college. The disc itself had a gold surface. The tracks on this CDi were exactly the same as the standard release but with the video of Headhunter included in it.

I still love all three tracks on this Front 242 CDi-single release because of their industrial-sounding stabbing basslines. All the basslines are programmed tightly with a midi sequencer. The sounds of the rolling bassline in Headhunter (at least to my ears) are processed heavily through a reverb effect. Headhunter became the band’s first club hit.  Welcome To Paradise also has industrial rolling/stabbing basslines but without vocals. Instead, the band uses make heavy-use of many voice clips and sound-bytes sampled from various American evangelists (possibly sampled from television and/or video recordings).

According to Wikipedia…
Front 242 was created in 1981 in Aarschot, near Brussels, Belgium, by Daniel Bressanutti and Dirk Bergen, who wanted to create music and graphic design using emerging electronic tools.  [Perhaps Daft Punk were influenced by such approach of Front 242's.]

Front 242 – “Headhunter” (V2.0)…

Artist: Front 242
Title: Headhunter (V2.0)
Year: 1988
Label: Wax Trax! Records

Front 242 – “Headhunter” (V2.0) (mp3)

 

Front 242 – “Welcome To Paradise” (V1.0)…

Artist: Front 242
Title: Welcome To Paradise (V1.0)
Year: 1988
Label: Wax Trax! Records

Front 242 – “Welcome To Paradise” (V1.0) (mp3)

 

Front 242 – “Headhunter” (V1.0)…

Artist: Front 242
Title: Headhunter (V1.0)
Year: 1988
Label: Wax Trax! Records

Front 242 – “Headhunter” (V1.0) (mp3)

 

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