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Night Cruise

Some goofy synthwave that I found lying around the old project bin.
posted by uncleozzy on Aug 10, 2017 - 5 comments

Resistor - Uni

An upbeat synthwave / retrowave instrumental. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Dec 23, 2015 - 4 comments

Cruise Blanche

#newwave is the only #truwave [more inside]
posted by Eideteker on Apr 5, 2015 - 3 comments

Ambush in Toyland

I have, in my possession, a VHS tape which holds all the Christmas specials that aired on that particular year which my folks thought to record all the Christmas specials they could manage with their state-of-the-art VCR. Bless their souls. There's a lot of Rudolph, some California Raisins, and even some Garfield. These are the ghosts of my Christmas past. The specter that looms largest, however, is some Disney business called "Babes in Toyand." There is no way to porn-parody that title; like all good dog-food, it makes its own gravy. That's not why the film haunts me, tho. What haunts me is this exchange: [more inside]
posted by es_de_bah on Mar 27, 2015 - 6 comments

Resistor -- Cordless Phone

A Men's Snarehouse production. Watch the video. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Jan 20, 2015 - 2 comments

Resistor - Can't Believe

I can't believe you've done this. Electro-dance-pop. [more inside]
posted by ludwig_van on Sep 23, 2014 - 3 comments

Love Junkie

My 80's punk/funk/grunge 3-piece, The Whores. Recorded in 1986, I think. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Jan 8, 2012 - 5 comments

Coast is Clear

The Zone was a band I was in for a couple of years in the early 80's. This was for an album originally pressed to vinyl, and just recently re-mastered out at Cedar Creek Studios where it was recorded, by Fred Remmert. I didn't write this song, but we all collaborated on arrangements. Written by my good friend Fred Mitchim. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 3, 2011 - 3 comments

Keep on Loving You (REO Speedwagon cover)

For the Challenge: I attempt to massage a horrible song by a horrible band into something Not Bad. [more inside]
posted by DiscountDeity on May 25, 2011 - 4 comments

(H)Air on a G-String

Because mrs ozzy isn't much into Wagner, we walked down the aisle to this at our recent knot-tying. (With many thanks to frecklefaerie, of course, for the inspiration.) [more inside]
posted by uncleozzy on Nov 24, 2010 - 6 comments

Uncle Wigalee

A song about Sex. This is the last of three songs from my short-lived band Hurlo Thrumbo. Recorded in 1990. I wrote the music and played bass, and the singer wrote the melody and words. Rescued from cassette. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Sep 23, 2010 - 2 comments

Child of the Light – Unfinished Mix

A bit of 80s style guitar-rock goodness. I wanted to wait with sharing this until the mix had actually been completed, but the sound guy is taking his sweet time, so here it is. [more inside]
posted by MaiaMadness on Sep 21, 2010 - 1 comment

Easy (If It Wasn't So Hard)

I write a dumb song in a day about once a month for my dumb blog (not a songwriter; not a musician; sometimes singer). [more inside]
posted by johndavi on Jul 22, 2010 - 5 comments

(Not) Missing You

Cortex and snsranch play music under me turning John Waite's "Missing You" into an angry phone call. [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on May 10, 2010 - 8 comments

At the Drive-In

Triibute dedicated to Bret Michaels. Rock on, brother.
posted by frecklefaerie on Apr 30, 2010 - 4 comments

Getting a Tan

Music for Spring. Another oldie from the 1980's. The Beat Meters was my 7-piece Pop-Dance orchestra with 2 girl singers in front, bass, drums, guitars, keys & sometimes 2 drummers/percussionists. We spent a crap-ton of money on a 4-song demo, but due to a revolving door of personnel, never managed to really get the thing off the ground. [more inside]
posted by Devils Rancher on Mar 30, 2009 - 8 comments

1988 (Phoenix Mars Remix)

I decided that God Particle's 1988 needed lyrics, so I added some text-to-speech from Phoenix's Last Transmission From Mars. Everything is better with sad robots! [more inside]
posted by The Whelk on Feb 9, 2009 - 2 comments

Two "Go For It" Minuets

Written for a short film produced this past summer. Although they bought a fake TV news theme from me, these two were passed up after the producers bought the rights to The Scorpions' rock you liek a hurricane
posted by dagosto on Oct 23, 2008 - 6 comments

1988

a blast from the past
posted by god particle on Sep 22, 2008 - 6 comments

Blast Off Forever

Since there's a chiptune thread going on, I figured I'd show y'all that Game Boys don't have all the fun! Here's one of the tracks I performed at last year's Blip Festival, written under the constraints of the Neo Geo arcade system -- very much a classic "chiptune" machine, even though it featured snazzy FM synthesis and limited PCM waveform data. [more inside]
posted by jake on Aug 19, 2008 - 11 comments

Silver Sting

I threatened to do so, and I have -- a song I wrote when I was around 15 or 16 years old, in the '80s jazz-pop vein of Basia, Sade and Hiroshima. Although I think it's actually more inspired by Tears for Fears. [more inside]
posted by NemesisVex on Aug 5, 2008 - 5 comments

Alturas Pl

Eighties inspired electropop with vox verse and instrumental dance hook. That's Arundhati Roy you hear at the beginning. I just had to use that beautiful voice of hers somewhere.
posted by ageispolis on Sep 12, 2007 - 1 comment

Undercurrent

I found an entry-level Yamaha synth in my friend's basement. The dials were stuck on 80's. [more inside]
posted by tehloki on Sep 8, 2007 - 4 comments

Reaching Further

An ambient guitar/bass/string jam. None of this is real.
I didn't really live through the Eighties, but I'm pretty sure this it what it might have sounded like.
Warning: Song is epic long. It's got some variety to it, though.
posted by tehloki on Aug 16, 2007 - 3 comments

Au Courant

Experimental electroclassical hip-hop track. First one to name the classical piece I lifted for my main brass sample gets a lollipop. (Hint, I play it in entirety in incredibly high-pitched, fast motion near the end of the track).
posted by ageispolis on Feb 8, 2007 - 11 comments

Only In Your Mind

The "big power ballad" from my hard rock album that was only released in Japan (in 1996) after I lost my major label deal (in 1994). Excellent backing vocals by Ted Poley of Danger Danger.
posted by zoogleplex on Nov 15, 2006 - 2 comments

Through The Rain

This one is really lo-fi as I don't have the master tape and it's a 21 year old rough demo -- and I do mean rough. :) Recorded Spring 1985 in dorm room A-1016, The Evergreen State College. (More inside.)
posted by litlnemo on Jul 31, 2006 - 13 comments

Color of Love

Off my band's demo.
posted by Tlogmer on Jul 18, 2006 - 6 comments

Shooting

A song about all of the violence and hate in this world. Recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of our band was: Tous. I played bass.
posted by augustweed on Jul 15, 2006 - 0 comments

Alone

Recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player.
posted by augustweed on Jul 14, 2006 - 1 comment

4 Sale

This song was rendered from a camcorder video recorded in March 1987 at the 8 1/2 club in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola, Italy. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed.
posted by augustweed on Jul 6, 2006 - 1 comment

Africa!

This song was recorded in October 1986 at club Chez Mimo in a town called Pinetamare, Italy, otherwise known as Villagio Coppola. The name of the band was Tous, and I was the bass player. I spent all of my free time after school and on weekends during my senior year at Naples American High School rehearsing and performing with the band. The guitar and keyboard players Pierpaulo and Gianni are italian, and the drummer and singer Marco and Mike are italian-american. This is one of several songs we wrote and performed. The Tarzan part on this song was kind of weird to me at first, but the crowd seemed to enjoy it, so we kept it.
posted by augustweed on Jul 5, 2006 - 3 comments

Worse Than Pop - We Can Clone Knight Rider Fans, We Have the Techno

I am a lonely man, with only Audacity for company.
This is my first attempt at a multitrack recording. I don't have a real microphone, so it's really lo-fi. I also apparently have no clue how to master, so the levels will scare you. I welcome suggestions, death threats, etc.
posted by Eideteker on Jul 2, 2006 - 10 comments

Transcelestial Unification

Started out as a shakedown cruise/tone demo for my PRS McCarty Brazilian, but it turned into a pensée on loose women from other galaxies, as all my songs seem to. Samuel Johnson's horse applies.
posted by ikkyu2 on Jul 2, 2006 - 4 comments

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