I was a disco kid heading into high school and dabbled in Punk and New Wave but then quickly adjusted my tastes to fit in with the other kids. AC/DC (who I still love), Def Leppard, Bon Jovi, Scorpions and on down the line fueled me. By the end of the decade, I was the preppy kid hanging with the cool kids dressed in black with earrings and eyeliner (much to the dismay of my parents) listening to the coolest music by New Order, Erasure, Depeche Mode, etc. and smoking a lot of pot while occasionally dropping acid. It's not a path I would recommend to anyone today but if I'm being real...
It was the decade of Vans (which I had), OP (Ocean Pacific for the uninitiated), Levis 501 button fly jeans, Izod and really shitty (hideous) clothing from Oak Tree and the Limited; Just look at any Rick Astley video or even Depeche Mode and you'll understand. For the most part, I was a geek with good taste in music (or at least I like to think so).
Truth is, I'm a musi-aholic. I enjoy almost all forms of music from the crude and crass (Dead Kennedys, Plasmatics) to the most commercial (Tiffany, Debbie Gibson). I can't really explain my tastes but they run the whole spectrum.
These next three sets reflect a certain period of my life that I fondly remember. Many of today's artists are diving back into the pool for inspiration, so don't be surprised if something sounds all too familiar.
Frankly, after working my magic, these songs have never sounded better. ENJOY!
George Kranz - Trommeltanz (Din Daa Daa) (Daa Daa Mix)
Yaz - Situation (Ultimix)
Dominatrix - Dominatrix Sleeps Tonight (Hot Tracks Remix)
Ministry - Every Day Is Halloween (Original Version)
S-Express - Theme From ''S-Express'' (Disconet Remix)
New Order - Bizarre Love Triangle (Razormaid Mix)
Book Of Love - Boy (Extended Mix)
Front 242 - Headhunter (Razormaid Remix)
Information Society - Walking Away (Space Age Mix)
Yaz - Don't Go (Razormaid ClassX Mix)
Erasure - Oh L'Amour (PWL Funky Sisters Say ''Ooh-La-La'' Mix)
Big Pig - Breakaway (Prime Cuts Remix)
The Communards - Don't Leave Me This Way (Hot Tracks Remix)
Bronski Beat - Smalltown Boy (Razormaid Mix)
Bronski Beat - Hit That Perfect Beat (Razormaid Mix)