Sunday, 29 January 2012

Modern Rocketry - Homosexuality - Thank God For Men (12'' Maxi) Hi-NRG gay electro disco classic 1985 "Hard-To-Find" RARE! 80's

(12'' Maxi mixes) 1985
01 Homosexuality (Original Extended Mix) 6.02 [remastered] 1985
02 Thank God For Men (Original Extended Mix) 5.36 [remastered] 1985
03 Homosexuality (Remix By Marty Blecman Kenkessie Moreygoldstein) 6.58
04 Thank God For Men (Remix) 7.37
The 80s saw many gay musicians choosing to adopt disco as a genre of music that reflected their lifestyles, and that of their audiences. Most gay nightclubs played exclusively disco music as opposed to other kinds of music, and in fact, the gay disco musicians could be sub-classified under Hi-NRG.

Modern Rocketry were a band during the mid 80s and were quite unknown, even during the 1980s.
In the year 1985, they released “Homosexuality” which has often been described as the gayest disco song ever, and the single even featured the b-side “Thank God for Men”.

The band remained in oblivion for a long time except for the time when Homosexuality was played at gay nightclubs.

The record "Homosexuality" soon became a gay club dance classic

"As a teenager I remember first hearing this song on an underground bootleg nightclub mix tape from a local gay disco (Ronnyz).
The mix tape was full of cutting edge dance tunes and all the kids at school wanted copies of it.
It was the only way for us school kids to hear cutting edge dance music - especially music popular in gay clubs
(famous for having the very best dance music)

"Homosexually" was a mega taboo subject for us school kids, but was good to hear some folks were living it up
"In San Francisco" and "On Fire Island" 

The track has a great 80's electro dance baseline and very cool synth rifts

SCORES 10/10!


Eric Carmen - Hungry Eyes (12'' Maxi) 1987 classic 80's "Hard-To-Find" Extended Dance Mix

classic 80's
01 - Hungry Eyes (Edit) (3.52)  1987
02 - Hungry Eyes (Hungry For More Remix) (6.15)  1987
03 - As Long As We Got Each Other (With Louise Mandrell) (Live) (4.04)  1987
04 - You Don't Own Me (The Blow Monkeys) (3.01)  1987

"Hungry Eyes" is a song performed by Eric Carmen, and was featured in the film Dirty Dancing. The song was recorded at Beachwood Studios in Beachwood, OH in 1987.

"Hungry Eyes" peaked at #4 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts in 1988. The song was not released commercially in the UK, but it managed to peak at #82 in January 1988, having charted purely on import sales.

Friday, 27 January 2012

JIVING TO THE WEEKEND BEAT (Various Artists) south african disco jive dance pop 80's

south african dance pop 80's
The story of JIVING TO THE WEEKEND BEAT is the tale of those pioneering South African bands of the past 25 years who sidestepped apartheid's separate development strategies by shelving recycled imported rock and roll formulae and turning to a distinctive African pop-rock groove. This is the sound of the African musical bedrock of South African pop and rock in the 80's - the jubilant township jive that was unapologetically about getting your Afro-pop party started.

The songs here are all about the meeting and greeting of African and Western pop traditions that saw the weekend beat evolve into a 24/7 homegrown groove hybird. Gatheres together, for the first time on one album, are 19 of the most memorable classic tunes of South African pop music.

Savuka's righteous ubuntu-pop epic "Scatterlings", Evoid's jubilant township ethon-gypsy title track , Hotline's stomping 1984 Afro-rock staduim anthem "Jabulani", Sipho Hotstix Mabuse's hypnotic and effervescent "Burnout" and Bafo Bafo's multicultural chakalaka of Afro-Saxon folk and maskanda on "Manje". 

Add to this Mango Groove's celebratory African kwela rhythmic stomp meets big band on "Hellfire" and timeless gems by Via Afrika, Bright Blue, The Spectres, Blk Sonshine, Zia, Urban Creep and many others and you have one of the vibiest albums of the year - guaranteed to get ant party hopping!

Digitally remastered with pics and liner notes by renowned music write Miles Keylock, JIVING TO THE WEEKEND BEAT joins an ever growing catalogue of classic South African pop and rock albums released as part of Fresh Music's Retro series.


1. éVoid - Jiving to the weekend beat
2. Johnny Clegg & Savuka – Scatterlings of Africa
3. Mango Groove – Hellfire
4. Sipho "Hotstixx" Mabuse – Burnout
5. Bafo Bafo - Manje
6. Hotline - Jabulani
7. Via Afrika - Via Afrika
8. Bright Blue - Living in Africa
9. Blk Sonshine - Born in a taxi
10.Urban Creep - Sea level
11. The Spectres - Crow on the highway
12. Robin Auld - Charly go crazy
13. Zia - Nobody Loves you like I do
14. Neill Solomon - Sing to the moon

15. Edi Nederlander - Ancient dust of Africa
16. The Dynamics - This weekend (vocal)

17. Vicky Sampson - One river
18. Egyptian Nursery - Oyebisi Nga
19. Ratau Mike Makhalamele - Soweto Dawn

Saturday, 21 January 2012

BANANARAMA - I Can't Help It (UK Original & Remixes 12'' Mixes) 1987-1988 Hi-Nrg Eurobeat 80's pwl

Hi-Nrg Eurobeat 80's pwl

01  I Can't Help It (Extended Club Mix) (8.07)  1987
02  Ecstacy (Chicago House Stylee) (4.18)  1987
03  Mr Sleaze (Rare Groove Remix) (6.02)  1987
04  I Can't Help It (The Hammond Excursion Mix) (6.38)  1988

"I Can't Help It" is a song written and recorded by English girl group Bananarama.

It is included on their fourth studio album Wow! and was released as its third single except in the U.S., where it was the album's second single (following "I Heard a Rumour") and Australia, where it was the album's fourth single (after "I Want You Back").

The track was co-written and produced by the Stock Aitken Waterman (SAW) trio.

The song is a disco-influenced pop tune similar to many hits produced by SAW during this time period

The single peaked at number twenty in the UK singles chart, #27 on the Australian ARIA chart (where it was released in August 1988 after I Want You Back), and just missed the top-forty on the U.S. Billboard Hot 100. A hit in nightclubs, "I Can't Help It" climbed to number seven on the U.S. Hot Dance Club Play chart.

This is the final Bananarama single to feature Siobhan Fahey, who announced her departure shortly after its release.

The photos on the record sleeve were taken by famous American photographer Herb Ritts. The record sleeves for "I Can't Help It" and "Love in the First Degree" were switched with each other for the UK and North American markets.

The song's suggestive lyrics and music video further perpetuated Bananarama's sensual visual image that the group began to incorporate with their previous album True Confessions.

The "I Can't Help It" video featured muscle men dancing, colourful backdrops, and Sara Dallin and Keren Woodward in a milk bath filled with fruit and naked men.

Siobhan Fahey, heavily pregnant at the time, also appears but was only shown on camera from the shoulders up. Music video directed by Andy Morahan.

"Love the "Pumpin' Drum Beats, synth rifts & funky guitar licks" on this track!"
"Sounds very 70's Chic (I Want You Love)"
"God...sounds like i'm describing a 70's Porno!" 
Scores 10/10!


Friday, 20 January 2012

Paris Connection - Paris Connection (Album EP) 1978 electronic disco 70's "Hard-To-Find" RARE!

1. Eloise
2. K's Theme
3. Eloise (Reprise)
4. Medley
You've Lost That Loving Feeling / Unchained Melody
 / Trident Suite / Lansdowne Suite

Alec R. Costandinos, (born Alexandre Kouyoumdjian in 1944 in Cairo, Egypt) is a French singer and artist of the 70's.  He was also intimately involved as a writer, publisher and musician in the development of Aphrodite's Child with Vangelis and Greek-born pop singer, Demis Roussos.

On the disco front, he contributed to the debut album of Crystal Grass, which featured the club hit "Crystal World", released on the Philips label in France.
Alec was also the publisher of hits for various artists including French chanteuse Dalida.
He has also written under the pseudonym R. Rupen.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012

KLF - The White Room (Album) 1991 eurodance 90's classic dance anthems

The KLF (also known as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, The Timelords and other names) were one of the seminal bands of the British acid house movement during the late 1980s and early 1990s.

Beginning in 1987, Bill Drummond (alias King Boy D) and Jimmy Cauty (alias Rockman Rock) released hip hop-inspired and sample-heavy records as The Justified Ancients of Mu Mu, and on one occasion (the British number one hit single "Doctorin' the Tardis")
as The Timelords.

The abbreviation of the band has long been a mystery; however in a interview in Wired 2010 Bill revealed it to stand for "Kentucky Liberation Front", meant as a satire of the United States as the band saw it at the time.

The KLF released a series of international top-ten hits on their own KLF Communications record label, and became the biggest-selling singles act in the world for 1991

The duo also published a book, The Manual,
and worked on a road movie called The White Room.

Friday, 13 January 2012

FANCY 'Deep In My Heart' (Album) [south african edition] 1991 eurodisco italo hi-nrg eurobeat dance house 80's 90's "HARD-TO-FIND" RARE!

eurodisco italo hi-nrg eurobeat dance house 80's 90's
FANCY( Manfred Alois Perilano) is a German Eurodance and Euro Disco (a.k.a. italo disco) artist who was most popular in the mid to late 1980s.

DEEP IN MY HEART is an album of new dance house remixes of some of FANCY's most popular hits.
This RARE limited South African edition was officially released on CD/LP and Cassette in 1991 by THE WORKS RECORDS (Johannesburg, South Africa) and contains exclusive album artwork.

1Fools Cry / Whenever Fools Cry
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
2Deep In My Heart / In My Heart
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
3Flames Of Love / Love Flames
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
4Running Man / The Man
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
5I'm Free / Freedom
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
6Slice Me Nice / S.L.I.C.E.
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
7Love In Japan3:32
8No More Sin
Featuring – Steve D5, Grandmaster Tess*
9Cool Jerk3:30
10Soul For Sale4:06
11Promised Land3:56
12Deep In My Heart / No More Sin / Love In Japan (Medley)3:10
13It's The Same Old Song3:20
14Push And Shove Of Love4:03
15Flames Of Love / Love Flames (Karaoke-Party-Instrumental)4:00
16Fools Cry / Whenever Fools Cry (Karaoke-Party-Instrumental)4:21
17Running Man / The Man (Karaoke-Party-Instrumental)3:43

Sunday, 8 January 2012

Dance To The Beat (LP) - Vol 2 - Submit To The Beat (Various Artists) 1990 euro house dance 80's 90's "Hard-To-Find" RARE!

house dance 90's
1.  Coldjam feat Grace - Last Night A DJ Saved My Life (House Mix)
2.  Chad Jackson - Hear The Drummer Ged Wicked (Wicked Mix)
3.  Monty Luv & DJ Rob - Sulk Smooth (Club Mix)
4.  Hypnoteck - Ready Or Not (Groove Mix)
5. M Marv & Capt Steve - Walking In The Rain (Get Wet Mix)
6.  FR David - Words (Mix Version)
7.  Wendy Oldfield - Acid Rain (Brutal Mix)
8.  Joie Favier - Dream (12 Inch)
9.  Lorca - Ritmo De La Notche (Sun Maxi-Mix)
10.  Girl Talk - Hard Man (Undercover Man)

Another RETRO DISCO Hi-NRG Blog exclusive!

"This Rare South African compilation album featuring some "hard-to-find" remixes"
Thanks to DJ Swannie for help finding this one :)


Saturday, 7 January 2012

Modern Talking - "The Maxi Album" [South Africa Only Release] 1988 Eurobeat Disco 80's "Hard-To-Find" SUPER RARE!

Eurobeat Disco 80's

A1You're My Heart, You're My Soul5:33
A2You Can Win If You Want5:21
A3Atlantis Is Calling5:21
A4Cheri Cheri Lady4:52
B1Geronimo's Cadillac5:02
B2Brother Louie5:20
B3Jet Airliner5:53
B4In 100 Years6:39


Composed ByD. Bohlen*


A "World Of Music" Release
Marketed By Principal Record Co.
Under Licence from Hansa Records
All songs appear in Extended maxi versions.

Modern Talking was a German Synthpop duo consisting of
Thomas Anders and Dieter Bohlen.
Their music has often been classified as Europop. They have been referred to as Germany's most successful pop duo, and have had a number of hit singles, reaching the top 5 in many countries.
Some of their most popular and widely known singles are "You're My Heart, You're My Soul",




Wednesday, 4 January 2012

Depeche Mode 'Get The Balance Right' (12'' Maxi) 1983 electro disco 80's [South African Edition] "Hard-To-Find" RARE

1.  Get The Balance Right (Combination 12'' Mix) (8.00)  1983
2.  The Great Outdoors! (5.02)  1982
3.  Tora! Tora! Tora! (4.28)  1982
4.  Get The Balance Right! (Single Edit) (3.12)  1983
"Get the Balance Right!" is the seventh single by Depeche Mode, originally released on 31 January 1983. It is the first Depeche Mode single with Alan Wilder as an official band member, and the first with a song written by both Martin Gore and Wilder ("The Great Outdoors!").

In the music video Wilder lip-syncs the first lines of the song, even though Dave Gahan should be singing it. The band were too afraid to tell the director that Gahan was the lead singer.
 For some reason the director made the assumption that the singer was Wilder and they were too embarrassed to point out his mistake, the video remains this way today.

The music video is not commercially available.

"One of Depeche Mode's Best 
80's 12 Inch Dance Singles"
"Love It!"

SCORES 10/10


Monday, 2 January 2012

NEW ORDER "Bizarre Love Triangle" (Shep Pettibone 12'' Mixes) 1986 hi-nrg eurobeat electro disco 80's

1. Bizarre Love Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12'' Dance Mix) (6.44)  1986
2. Bizarre Dub Triangle (Shep Pettibone 12'' Instrumental Mix) (7.05)  1986

"Bizarre Love Triangle" is a single released in 1986 by the English rock band New Order.
Though it is one of the group's best known singles and it failed to make the Top 40 in either the United Kingdom or the United States.

"One of the very best 80's Hi-Nrg Electro Alternative Dance Classics!"

SCORES 10/10!


"Bizarre Love Triangle"
Every time I think of you
I feel shot right through with a bolt of blue
It's no problem of mine
But it's a problem I find
Living a life that I can't leave behind
But there's no sense in telling me
The wisdom of the fool won't set you free
But that's the way that it goes
And it's what nobody knows
well every day my confusion grows

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I'm waiting for that final moment
You say the words that I can't say

I feel fine and I feel good
I'm feeling like I never should
Whenever I get this way
I just don't know what to say
Why can't we be ourselves like we were yesterday
I'm not sure what this could mean
I don't think you're what you seem
I do admit to myself
That if I hurt someone else
Then I'll never see just what we're meant to be

Every time I see you falling
I get down on my knees and pray
I'm waiting for that final moment
You say the words that I can't say

Sunday, 1 January 2012