This track's taken from a nice
promo video collection. I don't know anything about this band. This
single and album was already sold out at Gemm
(the seller showed unbelievable prices of 50 dollars minimum). Has
someone more information about this band or track?
This single was written and
produced by Bernard Edwards & Nile Rodgers (both members of Chic)
in late 1979. It went to a huge hit in Germany (#9) and the UK (#13) and
created some covers and samples in the last two years. Two of them are Alcazar's
"Crying At The Discotheque" and Plaything's
"Into Space". But now after all those covers ... here's the
original! Sheila & B. Devotion's
additional hit singles you can find in the Video
This one's from mix master Phil
Harding (PWL), who collaborated with Stock Aitken Waterman (Kylie
Minogue, Rick Astley, Jason
Donovan, Hazell Dean, Sinitta,
Or Alive etc.) for years. Acording to the record sleeve the single
was a top hit in France in 1987. Charlie
Makes The Cook debuted here in Germany not before Summer '88. The
video was shown in the legendary TV-series "Moskito". Finally
two apologies: The picture quality (look above) isn't the best and a one
or two seconds are missing at the end of the song (I recorded the track
from a VHS-tape with various artists).
Split Mirrors were probably Andy
Cay, Achim Jaspert & Peter Delain from Germany (I can only assume
this as the records leave nearly no traces. Does someone have more
information?). They released at least three singles in 1987: "The
Right Time", "The Right Time (New Version)" &
"Voices". I heard that in 2000 "Voices" was released
again. Is that true?
Care were Ian Broudie (Ex-Original
Mirrors, now The Lightning
Seeds) and Paul Simpson (Ex-The
Teardrop Explodes, The Wild Swans and now Skyray). This track is
their second single and Nadine's request as winner of the December
music-riddle. It's the only single of Care which entered the UK
Charts on 12.11.1983 for four weeks and reached #48. They released
two other singles: "My Boyish Days (Drink To Me)" (1983) &
"Whatever Possessed You" (1984). Broudie and Simpson recorded
a whole album but the tracks never saw the light of day until 1997:
Camden / BMG released the CD "Diamonds & Emeralds". This
longplayer contains different versions of Care's singles as well.
LP "Under The White
Bible Law " (1989)
Weird self made video with Maruschka Detmers I suppose.
The Game is the most requested
band on my site by now. So I choose another great song from The
debut and final (?) LP. You can read more about them here.
CD "The Belly Of An
Architect" (Soundtrack) (1986)
The first instrumental in
this section (I think it's a fine song for Christmas Time). "Close
Cover" is - besides Felt's "Ferdinand" and Nick
Heyward's "Café Canada" - my most liked piano solo. The
track was originally released for Peter Greenaway's movie "The
Belly Of An Architect" starring Brian Dennehy. But people in
Germany might also know this song from a TV-commercial: Yves Rocher used
"Close Cover" for their campaign in the early 90's.
Additional information on 22.03.2013: The music project Minimalistix
released a good trance version of this track and had a small hit in the
UK at #12.
To Me (I Can Hear You Now)
Maxi-Single "Talk To
Me (I Can Hear You Now)" (1984)
I can't write much about this act.
The single was remixed by Chris Lord-Alge (also remixer of Roxette-stuff)
and producer of Leyers, Michiels & Soulsister)
and went to #3 in my Single-Charts in July
1985. I bought the single on a fair near my hometown Göttingen (a nice
town 100 km south of Hanover). Coincidentally the seller was a school
mate. Didn't knew that she has such a good taste. I once saw the album
of Iam Siam, too, but after a brief
listening I put it back. "Talk To Me" was the only good song
Single "One Black
Video not available in some countries.
were Andrew Fagan (vocals), Geoff Hayden (bass, vocals), Brett Adams
(guitar, vocals) & Tim Wedde (keyboards).
Old Days / Murder In Manners St. (Single, Aug. 1980)
Lefties (EP, July 1981)
Up Today (Single, June 1982)
/ After The Rain (Single, July 1983)
Park (Single, Sept. 1983)
It's True (Single, March 1984)
It's True (LP, April 1984)
In The Act (Live) (LP, June 1984)
Old Days (Single, July 1984)
Tuesday Morning (Single, Nov. 1984)
Black Friday (Single, July 1985)
And The King (LP, Sept. 1985)
Years Not Wasted (Single, Sept. 1985)
Boring Day In The Amazon (Single, Dec. 1985)
Winter's Tale (Single, May 1986)
First Five Years (Compilation) (LP, Aug. 1986)
From The Madding Crowd (Single, Feb. 1987)
New Clothes (LP, March 1987?)
Mockers are masters of the craft of producing concise, distintive
Antipodean pop music.
Since their inception as skinny-legged schoolboys some six years ago,
Mockers had produced a collection of songs instantly recognizable by a
melodic freshness and clarity of lyrical vision.
1981-1984 saw the band release a string of now collectors-item singles,
and in May of 1984 their debut album "Swear It's True" entered
the national charts at #10, peaked at#4 and went Gold in just 31 days.
It has now achieved Platinum status.
This was followed by two television specials and a live album
"Caught In The Act" which also went Gold, with the single
"Forever Tuesday Morning" reaching #2 on the national charts.
In 1985 the Australian recorded album "Culprit And The King"
was released in New Zealand. Once again the album went Gold, and the
singles "One Black Friday", "Seven Years Not Wasted"
and "Another Boring Day In The Amazon" all achieved chart
Also in 1985 the eccentric and decidedly flamboyant Fagan won the
prestigious Top Male Vocalist Of The Year Award in the annual New
Zealand Music Awards.
Behind the scences 1986 was an important year for the band both
collectively and individually as they wrote and arranged numerous songs
and explored other creative outlets.
Wedde and Adams were in demand for both studio and live work, while
Fagan landed the cameo role of Samuel in the nationwide theatre
production of Gilbert and Sullivan's "Pirates Of Penzance"
working alongside such international talents as Hermans Hermit's Peter
The multi-talented Fagan also wrote a new collection of poetry titled
"Salt Rhythms" and sailed his lime-green six metre yacht
"Swirly World" across 1.400 miles of open ocean on a solo
In August 1986 the retrospective album "Mockers - The First Five
Years" was released - a mixed collection of their most successful
and most obscure songs.
September 1986 is to be recalled only in sadness by the tragic death of
their long-standing drummer Steve Thorpe.
At the end of 1986 Mockers returned to the studio to record their third
album at Auckland's Mandrill Studios with Producer Peter Dawkins
(Dragon, Misex, Sharon O'Neill & Australian Crawl). The first single
"Far From The Madding Crowd" is due for release in February
1987, with the album, titled "Emperor's New Clothes", due for
release shortly afterwards.
Throughout the past six years Mockers have defined and set the standard
for music that can best be described as intelligent, original pop music
of the Pacific.
MOCKERS ... FROM THE PACIFIC ... INTERNATIONALLY BOUND."
(RCA promo sheet from the beginning of 1987; no author was mentioned)
but not least the band changed its name to "After The Rain"
(this additional information was provided by Paul - Ex-pat
Kiwi living inAustralia)
were Kornelia Scholz (vocals), Richard Herberger ( keyboards, vocals),
Robert Foster (certainly not Forster of The
Jochen Bien (bass) and Matthias Kutschke (drums). Jawoll formed
1981 in Kassel and had some NDW (New German Wave) hits here in Germany:
"Taxi" (#14, 1982), "Rendezvous" (#49, 1983) and the
song I choose (#33 airplay charts, 1984 and #2 in
"ZDF-Hitparade"). The single is yet another JCP-single
(#7 in the "Song of the Week"-section). The band split in
1986, Robert Foster went to Canada and performed with Jann Arden and
Kornelia Scholz died unfortunately in the late 80s.
You can find more information (but only in German language) on the
Hallifax was born on 22.06.1952 in Croydon, Surrey/England. His
hobbies are fashion and art. He started his musical career with the
groups "Window" (London) and "Electrafive" (New
York). For his first solo album "Days Of Europa" he had
written nearly all words and music by himself and played guitars and
keyboards. On the drums you can hear Curt Cress (Alphaville,
Al Corley, Richard
Sanderson, Cosa Rosa &
Daniel John Ohm). The pictures shows the promo video for "White Boy
In Europe" (recorded for the TV-show "Musikladen
Eurotops"). Two later members of The
Jeremy Days joined the video shoot: Jörn-Christof Heilbut (left
side) & Stefan Rager (right side).
to the acoustic adventure!" was the motto of Panama
Cut. Band members were Connie Göckel (Ex-Prima Klima) and U.W.A.
Heyder (Ex-1. Futorologischer Congress). This debut single was produced
by Hans Behrendt (Ex-Ideal). They released at least one other single in
1985: "More, More, More". If you like Vitamin Z I'm sure
you'll like these guys as well.
Tua Nua were a seven-piece Dublin based group, who used traditional
instruments such as uilleann pipes and fiddle on their contemporary rock
songs. "All I Wanted" was their only hit single (reached #69
in the UK-Charts). Other
releases by In Tua Nua: "Seven
Into The Sea" (1986), "Don't Fear Me Now (Kiss You Once
More)" (1988), "Wheel Of Evil" (1988) (all singles) and
"Vaudeville" (1987) & "The Long Acre" (1988)
a long time, now the sixth JCP-Single: A homage to
the brilliant movie "Casablanca" (starring Humphrey Bogart
& Ingrid Bergman). You can hear the propellers roaring, play it
again Sam: "As Time Goes By" and some parts of the German
synchronisation of the movie. The band sounded a little bit like Cosa
Rosa or Ulla Meinecke. Daago only (?) released yet another single in
Fräger, ex-leader of The Ace Cats,
made in 1990 (okay, it's not a real 80ies song) his first and only solo
longplayer: "Hooked On Love" (#4 in my
LP-Charts). Singles from this LP were "So Bizarre" (1990;
only #24 in my Single-Charts) "Hooked On
Love" (1990) and "Dis-Connected" (1991). In 1992 a
final single called "Sorrow's Just A State Of Mind" was
is Paul Mazzolini, a son of an Italian diplomat and an American female
singer, who had three hits nearly all over Europe:
"Masterpiece" (1982), "I Like Chopin" (1983) and
"Lunatic" (1983); all from his self titled debut album. In the
following years he couldn't succeed anymore. His albums, f.e.
"Telephone Mama" (1984), "Univision" (1986) and
"The Rainbow Tales" (1989), all failed. I chose one track of
these albums which in fact are as good as his hits. "Pain" is
also a must for all "Star Trek"-Fans of the first
"Enterprise". Download the track and you will know what I