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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Mon Aug 16, 2010 10:45 pm

Greetings,

#77 Mansun


Taxloss: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=enshnZsy ... ure=avmsc2" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Negative: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=auV4lOluRys" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 18, 2010 3:42 am

Greetings,

#76 Mew


Zookeepers Boy: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HgAdbYHjyyo" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Special: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Krduw4Uzs9g" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by 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.

#75 Barcelona


I Have The Password To Your Shell Account: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mK_auSmU ... playnext=1" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Studio Hair Gel (James Figurine remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=68olswPeR2E" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by 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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Post by 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

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Aug 19, 2010 11:59 pm

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#74 Transglobal Underground


Temple Head: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vyg1E2MaJfs" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Chariots: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w2DEr-r86fc" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by 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...

#73 Boxcar


Lelore (Remix): http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nop1swaa ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Insect: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_pChQ6J0 ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Aug 21, 2010 11:41 pm

Greetings,

#72 Mint Royale


Don't Falter: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dlDr4J5Q790" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Diagonal Girl: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oco_4dwBjPs&feature=fvst" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Sun Aug 22, 2010 10:52 pm

Greetings,

#71 Bad Lieutenant


Sink Or Swim: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WQxdkvkPSuY" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Twist Of Fate: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IVxPBPm8 ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by 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

Post by 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.

#70 Empire State Human


Search For Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=N3FgIFEa ... ure=autofb" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Audio Gothic: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Mg829kgG ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 6:44 am

Greetings,

#69 Sex Pistols


Anarchy In The UK: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JQkActP-isE" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


God Save The Queen: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xJmouowP ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by 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.
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Post by retrofuturist » Wed Aug 25, 2010 11:51 pm

... and neither am I. :D

#68 Bis


Eurodisco: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OpC_hz-Gxc8" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Kandy Pop: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mOJTuAbZ ... X7-7FpZJzu" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Thu Aug 26, 2010 11:43 pm

Greetings,

#67 Lee "Scratch" Perry


Disco Devil: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g9PcNQxM_cQ" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


City Too Hot: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WfWwJCfjbHU" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Aug 28, 2010 12:07 am

Greetings,

#66 Dubstar


Stars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=b-x6ywUqVvk" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


Not So Manic Now: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_X9oykOy ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:14 pm

Greetings,

#65 Ash


Girl From Mars: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FkSl9GGOFHM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;


A Life Less Ordinary: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=szUeXBaO ... re=related" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

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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

Post by 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

Post by retrofuturist » Sat Aug 28, 2010 11:36 pm

Greetings Aloka,
Aloka wrote:Aaargh ! Never heard of quite a lot of these people ! ................ :alien:
In a sense, that's why this list exists. It's not that I've gone and picked 100 bands no one's heard of... these really are my favourite 100 bands and singers. The reality is though, that most people have not heard of most of them. Should anyone wish to explore some good music they've not heard before, I suppose I'm giving people an interesting challenge.

It was actually this interest in letting people access different kinds of quality, non-mainstream music that led me to be a DJ for a few years around the turn of the century.

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Re: Retro's Rockers

Post by christopher::: » Sun Aug 29, 2010 2:00 am

retrofuturist wrote:Greetings,

Two songs in one video today...

#80 Jefferson Airplane

White Rabbit and Somebody To Love: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Q1cfTMdjkYM" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Metta,
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Ah, a band i know and love.

thanks!

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~post by Ben, Jul 02, 2009

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