Category: 1980s

8th March 2019: Ilaiyaraaja – Pattu Enge

Artist: Ilaiyaraaja Title: Pattu Enge Language: TamilTranslation: Where is silk (?)…hmmm… Seriously, what is going on here in this video? This song is amazing – really interesting harmonies and musical sounds. It was written by Ilaiyaraaja, and the singers are S. P Shailaja & Malaysia Vasudevan. This song is from a 1987 Tamil film called ‘Poovizhi Vasalile‘ (which means ‘eye at...

4th March 2019: 亜蘭知子 – ひと夏のタペストリ

Artist: 亜蘭知子 (Tomoko Aran) Title: ひと夏のタペストリ Language: Japanese Translation: A Summer tapestry (on Discogs it is just called ‘Tapestry’) This super song is from 1983. It clearly has ’80s’ stamped all over it in huge writing, with that very busy bass line and those distinctive synth sounds. I am now trying to imagine what Japan in 1983 was like… Later in...

24th February 2019: Neoton Família – 220 Felett 

Artist: Neoton FamíliaTitle: 220 FelettLanguage: HungarianTranslation: 220 Above I found this quote somewhere: “Probably Hungary’s most popular disco group”. I can’t argue with that! More joyous (dare I say, slightly ABBA-ish) discotastic music from this great group. The upbeat tune is matched by the high-octane video – I would love to know more about that day! There is an English...

12th February 2019: Max & Intro – Ostavi Sve

Artist: Max & IntroTitle: Ostavi Sve Language: Possibly Serbian – the band were from BelgradeTranslation: Leave it all / leave everything This performance is on what was the Yugoslavian equivalent of ‘Top of the Pops’. The band were clearly fans of Kraftwerk, from their excellent moves at the beginning, but they also liked Yellow Magic Orchestra as explained in this...

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