Friday, June 22, 2007

I Remember When These Bands Were Cool

When talking with younger people, it occured to me that most of them never heard about the lesser known bands I grew up with and loved some 15-20 years ago.

I don't want to preach and explain to you how much more interesting these people were (are!) in comparison with Britney Spears and how much more fun they had with their own images. I just present three of them over here and - if you are interested - you can find more about them on Wikipedia, YouTube, The Pirate Bay etc., etc...

First, there is Yello (and their "Oh Yeah"). These two guys probably invented techno and serious syntesizer/sampler programming.



Then, we have Army of Lovers. You probably heard "Crucified" because it's sometimes played even today, but they had many more hits and - in their case - you really have to see their music videos.



And, finally (for today), here are The Sparks and their "When Do I Get To Sing 'My Way'?". Of these three, they are the most versatile. The carreer of these two brothers spans several decades and several wildly different musical styles. They influenced the Pet Shop Boys and they wrote a song for Hong Kong action director Tsui Hark (who can't even speak English, let alone sing!), called I'm Tsui Hark!

17 comments:

Anonymous said...

Ad Army of Lovers:

And you are, ehm, SURE you aren't gay? At least a "little" bit?

Fuxoft said...

"a little bit"? What about the remaining two bands which are "men only"!?

Anonymous said...

Ok, then. So are you saying you're completely gay?

Anonymous said...

ad "more interesting these people were (are!) in comparison with Britney Spears":

You are comparing the best from your generation with the worst ours. That's just not fair. Of course, mid-life-crises-suffering businessman will probably listen to Britney but that doesn't mean she represents current music trends.

Anonymous said...

I love this era - all electronic music sounded like Amiga 500

Anonymous said...

"best from your generation"? lol

Must have been great generation indeed...

Anonymous said...

Thanks for this post. I've found my favourites... ;)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cznha2YTTh0
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X3OaIsqtG64

Anonymous said...

Oh no, those are also there ...
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q6cf6umMPSE
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KyiaM7FTVYY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=EpD3SIznT2I

Ja, ja. Ich bin alt wie ein Baum.

Anonymous said...

I feel old... and sad...

Anonymous said...

The Rubberbandman ... my favorite
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Bi6sgW_y7Uc

Satan said...

The drummer-girl is uber-sexy... I would definitely let her play with my stick

uvaděčka said...

Army of Lovers! I remember I just adored the musketeers costumes (pearl-drop earring!) and the girl, she looks like drawn by Milo Manara and I think I still have somewhere TDK cassette with Massive Luxury Overdose. Remember rewinding Obsession over and over again:)

Anonymous said...

AD anonymous Friday, June 22, 2007 10:54:00 PM
Britney is good example she is well known pop singer... where is the problem?

Silencer said...

Trosku lepsi kvalita Army of Lovers
http://stage6.divx.com/TV-Jungle-Music-Videos/video/1113523/Army-Of-Lovers---Crucified-

Rotki said...

Thanks!!!My heroes from these strangeelectrolovelymusic times KLF. Never forget.

KubaU said...

Must say that "Crucified" also left a lasting impression on me... The video is so ... well... :)

By the way I think there's really only one (relatively little) bit which matters, the sexual orientation of all the other "bits" is rather irrelevant :)

Satan said...

Well, I must confess that I have been listening to The Sparks every goddamn day since FF posted on the blog. I'm totally addicted to it. Somebody shoot me, please!